How should I start my Yacht Charter Experience?

The Boatbookings Charter Broker Team are often asked whether it is a good idea to arrive the day before their Mediterranean yacht charter. The answer is always, yes! Travelling in the summer is busy, so arrive early, get into the time zone and make sure you’re relaxed ahead of embarking on your private yacht vacation.

Athens & Greece Yacht Charter

King George Hotel, Athens

A Greece yacht charter will continue to be the standout activity for summer 2020. Flying from California takes over 12 hours, crossing 10 time zones. Stay in Athens and explore one of the most mystical cities in the world. We have just returned from the city and spent some time at the King George Hotel, which offers spectacular views over Syntagma Square, as well as the Acropolis. You will then your Greece yacht charter itinerary full of energy and excitement!

Eze & French Riviera Yacht Charter

Château de la Chèvre D’Or, Eze

The French Riviera is home to some of the best hotels, restaurants and beach clubs in the world, so it would be a shame to not include them in your South of France adventure. Set high above the bay of St Jean Cap Ferrat lies the ancient citadel of Eze and the world famous Château de la Chèvre D’Or. The hotel has dazzled the most discerning guests and even played host to Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in the blockbuster movie The Bucket List. If you do not have time in your schedule, ask your Boatbookings Broker to include dinner on your French Riviera motor yacht charter itinerary.

Rome & Amalfi Coast Yacht Charter

Hotel de Russie, Rome

Is there a more famous city in the world? Whether you feel inclined to visit the Pope and tour Vatican City, or step in the footsteps of Robert Langdon and hop from one Piazza to the next, Rome has something for everyone. Stay in the heart of the action at the Hotel de Russie in Piazza del Popolo and be pampered by world class service, cuisine and hospitality. The hotel has one of our favourite interior courtyards, which is the ultimate place to unwind ahead of your Amalfi Coast yacht charter.

Whichever destination you choose, our Brokers will guide you to the heart of the action so that you make the most of your time away. Complete our Enquiry Form today and set sail on an adventure like no other!

Jenner’s superyacht birthday 2019

Inside the 1,500,000 EUR a week Superyacht – Tranquillity.

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Kylie Jenner

The originally named Motor Yacht Equanimity, renamed Tranquility, has been parading around the Italian and French Coast with the worlds youngest billionaire, Kylie Jenner. Kylie has been celebrating her 22nd birthday in true style – we’ve been saying it for years, celebrating on yachts is the best way!

Kylie Jenner, the famous half-sister of the Kardashian Klan, owns and produces her own makeup named ” Kylie Cosmetics” which have made several appearances during her charter. The reported worth of Kylie Jenner is $900 million,

M/Y TRANQUILLITY – THE FACTS.

  • Summer prices: €1,500,000 per week  + expenses
  • Winter prices €1,100,000 per week + expenses
  • Number of Cabins: 11
  • Total Guests (Sleeping): 18
  • Total Guests (Cruising): 26
  • Max N° of Guests for Quayside Events: 120
  • Cabin Configuration: 9 Double, 2 Twin, 2 Convertible
  • Total Crew: 29
  • Number of Beds: 13

M/Y TOBY available to charter in ITALY

M/Y TRANQUILLITY WATERTOYS

  • 2 x Hodgson Tenders 10.5m
  • 4 x kayaks 
  • 3 x Jet skis
  • 2 Wakeboards, 
  • 4 Paddleboards
  • 1 trampoline with the runway. 
  • 2x Seabobs F5S
  • 1x Quick Charger
  • 1x Radinn Electric Wakeboard
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The mother of one, has been experiencing some of the best cruising grounds in the whole of the Mediterranean. Fancy living like the rich and famous? Check out our Luxury crewed yachts! We also have a large selection of yachts in The Amalfi Coast and the French Riviera.

Amalfi Coast Legends

Declared a World Heritage site from UNESCO, the Amalfi Coast is considered one of the most stunning coasts in the world, rich in nature, history, and culture.

It is not only known for good food, amazing wine, and stunning beaches, but the ancient traditions and legends are what mainly characterize this corner of paradise.


Li Galli Islands – Mermaids

Li Galli it’s an archipelago in front of Positano composed of three islands. It is not possible to get on the islands because they are private, but you can circumnavigate them trying to peek inside the villa that was built on the bigger island from the French architect Le Corbusier.

Positano

Around the islands, there are amazing small bays with crystalline blue water, the perfect place for you to stop for a swim and relax under the Italian sun. While relaxing, close your eyes, you might hear the mermaids singing. In Greek mythology, the legend tells that the islands are inhabited by mermaids who used to bewitch the sailors with their sea chant, causing them to wreck against the rocks. One of the only ships who managed to not get destroyed was one of the heroes, Ulysses. 


Amalfi – A love story.

This stunning village rich of artistic and natural beauty is considered the capital of the coast. The turquoise sea, the beaches, and the food make this place a must for anyone who visits the cost. The name and story of the village derived from a mythological love of which the protagonist is the half human half god, Hercules.

The legend tells that the son of Zeus, Hercules fell in love with the beautiful Ninfa Amalfi and immediately wished to marry her. Unfortunately, their love didn’t last for long because the Ninfa died young. Hercules then decided to bury the beloved in a land that was worthy of such great beauty. He started searching and came across a small little village whose luxuriant nature and unique landscape enchanted him. Thanks to this the village took the name Amalfi.


Faraglioni Rocks – Anger

One of the most iconic sights of Capri Island is the Faraglioni Rocks. Three towering rock formations in the South-East of the island. The only way to reach this incredible attraction is by boat. As soon as you get there you will find yourself in front of 100 meters high rocks surrounded by a crystal-clear sea where you can anchor, basque in the Mediterranean sunshine and enjoy this unique landscape.

The word derives from the Greek pháros “lighthouse”. In the Greek poem “Odyssey”, Homer tells that the three rocks were thrown by the cyclopes Polyphemus due to his wrath towards hero Ulysses. In recent years great fires were then lit on the top of the rocks during the night, to warn the sailors of the obstacle.


The Authentic Amalfi Coast Restaurant Guide

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dynamic and fascinating places to enjoy your summer 2019 luxury yacht charter. Cruising from village to village offers unrivalled scenery, history and natural beauty. Your Amalfi Coast itinerary will include some of the best restaurants, spa hotels and beach clubs in the country.

Villa Maria - Ravello - Amalfi Coast
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Hotel Villa Maria – Ravello

Originally a Roman nobleman’s retreat, Hotel Villa Maria is a grand mansion situated in the heart of Ravello, looking out to the most spectacular sea views of the Amalfi Coast.

Villa Maria - Ravello - Amalfi Coast
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The restaurant is definitely one to try, attracting many celebrities and celebrity chefs. The chefs use the freshest ingredients that are homegrown in their biological gardens to produce creative and innovative dishes that capture the taste of the Amalfi region.Set on a picturesque terrace, this really will be a dining experience to remember.

Villa Scarpariello – Ravello

Villa Scarpariello Relais - Positano - Amalfi Coast
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Who wouldn’t want to spend a night living the fairy-tale dream in a medieval castle on the sea? Villa Scarpariello is an impressive building, situated just down the coast from Ravello, where you can delight in the old world charm of its romantic rooms and beautiful terraces.

With private access to the sea and your private Amalfi Coast yacht, this is an ideal spot to stop during your charter vacation and enjoy unparalleled tranquillity.

Il San Pietro – Positano

Il San Pietro - Positano - Amalfi Coast
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Zass restaurant at Il San Pietro is simply sublime; from its breathtaking views over Praiano and the coast, to the gastronomic menu, you will not be disappointed. Chef Alois Vanlangenaeker guided the restaurant to be awarded its Michelin star in 2002, and he has sustained this high standard ever since.

Il San Pietro - Positano - Amalfi Coast
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The restaurant’s food is refined and pure, designed around the concept of taking fresh and locally grown Italian ingredients, and elevating them to new level.

We trust our Amalfi Coast insights have sparked your imagination to charter one our luxury yachts; please contact your Boatbookings Broker today, who will be happy to organise and book your charter around your exact specifications.

Top 3 sailing destinations in picturesque Italy

If you haven’t visited the Italian coastline by boat, you probably have missed some unique destinations. A sailing holiday can offer you an exciting new experience to discover what this versatile country has to offer.

Have a look at 3 top destinations where to go sailing in this magnificent peninsula.


Sardinia

Sardinia is one of the best sailing destinations in Italy. The food, blue sea, beaches, sun, restaurants, and the local people are just so authentic. By visiting the Emerald Coast by boat you will reach unique beaches and secluded islands on assessable by yacht.

Aerial view of the famous Cala Luna Beach in Sardinia, Italy. Location: Gulf of Orosei, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.

The Emerald Coast is one of the most beautiful and famous coasts in the world, you will be able to visit bays, coves, and white sandy beaches. The perfectly clear turquoise waters seem to come straight out of a Caribbean dream!

You absolutely cannot miss visiting La Maddalena Archipelago! A National Park which consists of seven islands that could be compared to paradise on earth! We have a large selection of day yachts that are available for exploration through the park.

Mistral winds from the North West can set in for a few days during summer, which brings a pleasant breeze in the evenings. Exposed beaches on the North coast are the main areas affected by this wind, especially towards the straits of Bonifacio. This is why Porto Pollo is known as one of the best windsurfing beaches in the Mediterranean.

If this wasn’t enough very close to north Sardinia, there lays a beautiful island. Corsica. You are able to reach this island by sailing in just 2 and a half hours! You must visit the small island called Cavallo and the Bonifacio town.


Amalfi Coast

One of Italy’s most picturesque regions, the Amalfi Coast. This exclusive coast offers bays, coves, and unique landscapes. The houses almost look like they’re tumbling into the sea.

Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano, Capri, and Ischia are breathtakingly and beautiful spots where you can stop and try traditional Italian cuisine! Pizza with fresh mozzarella, pasta with clams, tiramisu and why not a good wine, all of this in one of the many restaurants with the sea view.

Not too far from the coast there is the wonderful island of Capri, classified in 2018 as one of the 20 most beautiful islands in the world.  Surrounded by clear turquoise waters, rocky coves, emerald green grottos, beach clubs and stunning restaurants where you can spend your time.

In a one-week charter, you can also visit the Island of Procida and Ischia, two tiny islands off the coast of Naples, both rich in uncontaminated nature and history.


Sicily

With perfect winds, unique landscapes and a sunny season that starts in mid-April and lasts until mid-October, Sicily turns out to be a perfect sailing destination, but these are only some of the reasons why you should visit this amazing island. This island is abundant in both history and culture. Sicily also possesses a coastline with pristine warm waters and a cuisine to die for.

The most popular destination is the Aeolian Islands, a Unesco World Heritage site due to their outstanding natural beauty. It is a volcanic archipelago composed of seven enchanting islands: Stromboli, Vulcano, Panarea, Salina, Lipari, Alicudi and Filicudi.

The islands are extremely diverse, all with spectacular views and black rock formations, quiet picturesque villages and exclusive ports all within hours of each other.

Top 3 Bars and Nightclubs on the Amalfi Coast

An Amalfi Coast crewed yacht charter has something for everyone; hospitable crews, picture-postcard villages, thermal spas, fine-dining restaurants and haute-couture boutiques, but does it really have a nightlife scene? If you’re looking for more than your Aperol Spritz, a picturesque piazetta and want to dance the night away, you’ll find it hard to beat the three best nightclubs in Capri and the Amalfi Coast below.

Africana, Praiano

Via Terramare, 84010 Praiano

Welcome to the most famous club on the Amalfi Coast. Every mega club is a groundbreaking venue, but Africana takes your rave levels to a whole new dimension. Born within a mammoth natural cavern, Africana benefits from stunning views out to sea, and a unique hedonistic atmosphere to party. From Aristotle Onassis in the 1960’s to the modern day rockstar, Africana continues to dazzle the elite 2019 jet-set.

Music on the Rocks, Positano

Via Grotte dell’incanto 51, Positano

Positano is everyone’s favourite Amalfi Coast hotspot; the area is full of world class hotels and eateries, but the quaint town only has one nightclub. Located on the edge of the cliff overlooking the beach, Music on the Rocks welcomes you for dinner on the first floor, before offering cooling cocktails in the Fly lounge and dancing until dawn.

Aneme e Core, Capri

Via Sella Orta 39/e 80073 Capri

Anema e Core Capri is the island’s institution. Don’t be fooled by the lack of an impenetrable guest-list or the humble ‘tavern’ interior, this is the must experience Capri hotspot. Welcoming supermodels and megastars from all around the world, you will be entranced by the rhythm and spirit of this iconic establishment. Guido will have even the most discerning celebrity up on their feet, dancing the night away as only the Italians can! 

Stay tuned for the next blog in our Amalfi Coast series, where we will continue to show you the must-visit hotspots to ensure an unrivalled Amalfi Coast yacht charter experience. Don’t leave your holidays to chance, leave It with your dedicated Boatbookings Brokers

Amalfi Adventures

The majestic Amalfi Coast, composed of pastel-colored washed towns like CapriPositano, and Salerno, is a haven for luxury seekers. This undisputable beautiful corner of the Mediterranean is easily assessable by train, plane or car.

To sail the Amalfi Coast with Boatbookings, we offer a myriad of chartering options. Whether you want a week in Italy on a crewed motor yacht, a catamaran, a sailboat, or even a day charter…with or without a crew – we do it all!

Our team of expert brokers review the yachts, meet the crew and visit the local Italian yachting hotspots each year. We are the first port of call for planning a bespoke itinerary for your Amalfi Coast vacation. Contact us, read about us or simply email charter@boatbookings.com to start planning your tailor-made Amalfi Coast boat holiday today!

Already in the Amalfi coast on holiday and fancy a day out on the water? Check our world-class day charter yachts! Depart from 10am, motor to some of the most exclusive islands in the world and return at 6pm! We can even make lunch reservations! Get in contact with us today!

Amalfi Crewed Yacht Charter Itinerary Inspiration

Food, glorious food. There is no better way to celebrate time with friends and family than sitting around the table, sharing good food and conversation. As a world of ‘foodies’, this once simple requirement has turned into an obsession. Don’t leave anything to chance and charter a yacht with your very own private chef this summer. If you’re looking for a destination, head to Italy. Where else will you find better Mediterranean gastronomy?

Naples, Italy

C/O 50 Kalo, Napoli

The Amalfi Coast is on everyone’s bucket list. Home to active volcanoes, quaint hilltop villages, underwater grottoes and no less than 17 Michelin starred restaurants, the area truly has something for everyone. Italy, however, offers more than just fine dining. Naples is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the birthplace of Pizza. If you want great Neapolitan Pizza with a modern twist, head to 50 Kalò on Piazza Sannazaro. Our personal recommendation is the Kalò pizza, which combines perfectly prepared sourdough bases with the best local ingredients. The result is pure perfection.

Ischia, Gulf of Naples

Our Brokers always recommend visiting Ischia on your 7 day Amalfi Coast yacht charter itinerary. Ischia lies 15 nautical miles west of Naples, yet feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of our favourite anchorages is to the south of Castello Aragonese, the perfect place to enjoy lunch at anchor and an afternoon full of water sports. If you’re feeling like something lighter for dinner, take a terrace table at Lo Scoglio on Via Cava Ruffano. Using the very best ingredients grown on the island, you will savour authentic Italian cuisine.

Nerano, Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi coast stretches 1,231 hectares between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, featuring 40 km of coastline. The result is some of the best fish and seafood in the Mediterranean, simply prepared and matched with produce from the land. Conca del Sogno on Via Amerigo Vespucci in Nerano is one of our top recommendations for lunch. Start with simple Spaghetti alle vongole before trying the umptious octopus. Prepare to be blown away!

Get in touch today

We love the Amalfi Coast and know you will too. Speak to the Boatbookings Team today to start planning your tailor made Italian adventure.