Palermo, Italy

Palermo, Italy

Sailing holidays

Sailing experience level
Day Skipper

Live the high life in style

Bustling and cosmopolitan, Palermo is one of Italy’s most intriguing sailing destinations. The intoxicating fusion of Roman, Greek, Arab and Norman cultures provides the perfect backdrop for a sailing holiday in the Mediterranean. With moderate winds, tidal waters and an exciting mix of gentle cruising and open-water passages, a sailing holiday in Palermo is sure to enchant the most intrepid sailor.

Cruise the famous yachting playground of the Amalfi Coast, stopping at photogenic Positano to indulge in glamorous designer shopping, upscale restaurants and sophisticated nightlife. Divers and snorkelers should head for the alluring island of Ustica, where large areas of the surrounding water have been designated a marine preserve.

From arancini to cannoli, Sicilian food is world-famous. Try garlicky babbaluci, tiny sautéed snails, or panelle, little square fritters made with chickpea flour. Beyond the mouth-watering food you’ll find stunning waterfront harbours, picturesque beaches and truly splendid swimming and snorkelling. Head for the beautiful coastal town of San Vito Lo Capo to explore an array of coves and grottos scattered around the base of the limestone cliffs of Mount Cofano.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Charter a yacht from Palermo into the topaz Mediterranean waters along the dramatic Sicilian coast, stopping at volcanic islands, bustling harbours and quiet fishing villages. A bareboat charter holiday from Palermo lets you find your own rhythm amid the diverse European flavour of the Mediterranean.

Palermo one-week bareboat

  • Tasty Sicilian cuisine
  • Atmospheric Palermo
  • Egadi Islands and Ustica
  • Volcanic island hopping
  • Pristine beaches, hiking trails
  • Fascinating caves and grottos
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
At least 10 days or 200 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Qualifications required

International Certificate of Competence
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Marina Acquasanta

Discesa Bagni Minerali No.7

C/O Coop. Di Giovanni

90100 Palermo, Italy

Base opening hours

Base is open from April to mid-November

Mon-Thu: in case of charter

Fri- Sat: 9am-8pm or until last arrival

Sunday: 9am-12.00 in case of charter

Nearest airport
Palermo Airport

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Types of yachts

40 yrs
Creating holidays

4 hr
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