Yacht charter Tuscany
Tuscany is one of the best destinations in Italy for a yacht charter. The region offers picturesque coastal towns, hidden bays, extensive beaches and a rich history and culture. Tuscany is good reachable with a car and also by plane. The airports are near the coast, so we can arrange a transfer for you!
The most popular cities for a yacht charter in Tuscany are Livorno, Piombino and La Spezia. Livorno is an ideal starting point for a discovery tour along the Tuscan coast, as it is located directly on the sea and has a large marina. From here sailors can easily reach the islands of Elba and Giglio. Piombino is a historic town with a picturesque old town and a quiet marina. La Spezia is an important port and a popular starting point for sailors who want to explore the Cinque Terre coasts.
Yacht Rental Tuscany
Tuscany conjures up images of gently undulating hills and the famed Gothic and Renaissance cities of Florence, Siena, Lucca, and Pisa that sit atop them. But sailors have another destination in mind: the seven Tuscan Archipelago islands, which form a semicircle off the Tuscan coast: Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, Montecristo, Capraia, Pianosa, and Gorgona. The arc of islands provides a varied recreational area for a Tuscany yacht rental - and a visit to the ancient villages is readily added. A journey to Corsica is a fantastic option for longer voyages.
Elba, Giglio, and other islands in the Tuscan Archipelago.
The yacht charter locations in Tuscany are appealing in many ways, including their ease of access by vehicle or the Pisa airport. We provide boat charter bases on Elba in addition to Castiglioncello, Cecina, San Vincenzo, and Puntone di Scarlino. There are strong ferry links to the archipelago's main island, for example, to the lovely town of Portoferraio with its magnificent ancient port.
Yacht Charter Italian Riviera and Tuscany
Whoever thinks of Tuscany immediately has in mind the gently rolling hills and the famous Gothic and Renaissance cities of Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa resting in them. But sailors also have something else in mind, namely the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago lying in a semicircle off the Tuscan coast: Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, Montecristo, Capraia, Pianosa and Gorgona. The arc of islands forms a varied pleasure area for a yacht charter in Tuscany - and a visit to the historic towns can easily be included. For longer cruises a trip to Corsica is a good choice.
From island to island in the Tuscan Archipelago
The yacht charter bases in Tuscany are attractive in many respects, e.g. due to their easy accessibility by car or by airport of Pisa. In addition to ports in Castiglioncello, Cecina, San Vincenzo and Puntone di Scarlino we also offer yacht charter bases in Elba. There are good ferry connections to the largest island of the archipelago, e.g. to the beautiful town of Portoferraio with its picturesque old harbor. Elba is also very attractive due to the fact that it is sheltered from the wind by Corsica. So even families can look forward to a relaxing yacht charter vacation. Also good is the fact that the berths in Tuscany Archipelago are usually centrally located in one of the picturesque harbor towns - unless you decide to anchor in one of the gorgeous bays. On a yacht charter in Tuscany you will find relaxed Italian lifestyle, good food and impressive nature above and below the water.
In Elba's ports and bays alone you could easily spend a week, but also the smaller islands are lovely destinations. Large parts of the area are located in the "Tuscan Archipelago National Park", the largest marine protected area in Italy. The two islands Montecristo and Pianosa cannot be visited because they are under protection, but they offer a beautiful sight from the water: Montecristo with its gray to pink granite and the former prison island of Pianosa with its Forte Teglia. The view over the water is also worthwhile, because here you can also meet whales and dolphins.
Capraia Isola, 25 nautical miles north of Elba, welcomes sailors to its one port. The associated village is high above the harbor, but fortunately there is a shuttle bus in the summer. The view over the deep blue sea and the barely inhabited island is magnificent. If you have some leisure, you can explore some of the bays or hike across the island before heading back to Elba or across to Corsica.
Southeast of Elba are Giglio and Giannutri. Little known just a few years ago, Giglio came into the public eye after the Costa Concordia disaster. The ship lay off the island for two years until it could be towed to Genoa. Now calm has returned and Giglio Porto can be approached without any problems. A visit to the old village of Giglio Castello, surrounded by a thick defensive wall and situated on a ridge in the interior of the island, is highly recommended. In the narrow streets between the densely packed houses, time seems to have stood still. Once again much smaller than Giglio is the sister island Giannutri, which offers some wonderful anchor bays. In addition, there are great diving spots off both islands. Of course, the Italian mainland coast also has a lot to offer, for example the harbors and bays around the Monte Argentario peninsula. There is also no way around the long sandy beaches of the region, especially during a family cruise, as well as Italy's ice cream specialties.