Sailing Holidays

Sailing holidays in Sicily

Sailing conditions

Sicily has ideal conditions for a sailing holiday. The normal summer winds are from the north-west average Force 4, occasionally from the west. Stronger mistral winds can blow in August, lasting 1-2 days.  Summer temperatures average 24-28ºC

Sailing area

Start your sailing holiday in Sicily from Sant'Agata di Militello or Portorosa, 2 marinas on the north coast of Sicily, both with easy access to the stunning sailing area among the volcanic Aeolian islands. The harbours and anchorages on the islands formed by volcanic peaks provide shelter from the north-westerlies. See our suggested sailing itinerary below.

Marinas can be expensive so budget for Euro150 in the most popular marinas or you can anchor in the bay.

Yacht charter is also based at Marsala, a pleasant relaxed harbour on the west coast of Sicily, from where you can sail to the Egadi Islands, just 25nm offshore and visit the three principal islands, Favignana, Marettimo and Levanzo.

Charter yachts

For bareboat yacht charter in Sicily we are delighted to offer yachts from 2 marinas on the north coast of Sicily, giving easy access to the Aeolian Islands.

Bareboat charter yachts based at Sant'Agata di Militello can start and finish any day of the week, giving you total flexibility over your holiday dates.

Charter yachts are also based at Portorosa on the north coast of Sicily, just 15nm from the Aeolian Islands. Saturday start & finish only but please note late arrivals will pay €100 for Sunday morning check-in.

Charter yachts are also available from Marsala on the west coast but discounts may vary.

Travel arrangements

easy Jet have flights from Gatwick to Palermo. With daily flights you can add on a few days for a city break in Palermo before or after your charter. Transfer time to Sant'Agata & Portorosa is 3 hours by train.


Prices given below. Click on the yacht names to view yacht layout & specification

"We had an excellent time. Our 32 foot was in good nick with everything working that needed to and we did not suffer any breakdowns. Our flotilla hosts Debbie and Mike were absolutely superb. The perfect mix of being there to help you but standing back as well. They are, I think, the best flotilla leaders we have come across over many years. The bays and harbours were very busy due to the unexpected extended public holiday but they got us in to a good restaurant every night. This was our first Turkey experience and we loved it so much we will be booking again, probably next May. The booking process through Nautilus was faultless, pre-travel information was good and all the connections etc worked so again 100% there."
Fethiye flotilla 2016 - S.P.


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