Yacht Charter Venice and the Italian Adriatic

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Along the Adriatic Sea lies stunning towns, cities, and harbors to visit during a yacht rental to Venice and the Italian Adriatic. No better place exists to enjoy a luxury yacht charter than in a city on the water that offers ageless beauty and exquisite architecture.

Romance ensues as you cruise the canals of the historic city of Venice. Here, you will find cobblestone streets, gondolas, and boats — no roads for cars. The perfect place to get lost while wandering the canals, stopping at various cafes and window-shopping local boutiques.

Piazza St. Marco is home to the ever-incredible St. Mark’s Basilica, the ever-opulent Doge’s Palace, and St. Mark’s Campanile, which is worth the climb for the stunning city views. Here, you will also find some of Italy’s most famous designers, such as Versace, Gucci, Fendi, and more, lining Calle Larga XXII Marzo.

After an afternoon of shopping, stop in Harry’s bar, the birthplace of the Bellini and Beef Carpaccio, for a true taste of The Floating City. Seafood is a staple in Venetian cuisine. Enjoy a meal at Osteria Boccadoro or one of the city’s oldest trattorias, Antiche Carampane, to get your traditional fare.

If you want to cruise down Venice’s legendary Grand Canal and experience a yacht rental in Venice and Eastern Italy, contact Northrop & Johnson. As a leading yacht charter brokerage, we have access to every luxury crewed yacht for charter in the Adriatic, including the world’s finest superyachts and mega yachts by acclaimed European shipyards. Contact our team today or browse our luxury yachts for charter.

Get in touch with a yacht broker in Venice

Northrop & Johnson is a leading international yacht brokerage with access to the best and most luxurious yachts for charter, including in East Italy. With offices in the heart of Monaco, just moments away from Port Hercule, our yacht charter brokers boast unparalleled Venice and Adriatic expertise and market intelligence. We take pride in listening to our client’s needs and crafting exceptional charter itineraries in and around Balearics. Rent a superyacht on the less crowded Italian Coast and enjoy the ultimate vacation on the water. Contact our yacht brokers in Monaco today if you want to charter a luxury yacht. We will be thrilled to assist you on your yachting journey.

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Charter Highlights Venice & The Italian Adriatic

  • Take a romantic gondola tour along the meandering Floating City canals
  • Marvel over the Gothic architecture adorning Doge's palace
  • Spend an afternoon shopping on Calle Larga XXII Marzo
  • Walk in the Guggenheim Museum, filled with acclaimed 20th-century European and American art, and the Palazzo Grassi, known for its superb contemporary art exhibitions
  • Indulge in a Bellini in the world-famous Harry's Bar
  • Visit the Cathedral of San Ciriaco in Ancona
  • Sail in some of the best gulf in Italy, admiring stunning views
  • Discover San Marco, one of the most famous hotspots in The Floating City

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Yacht Charter Venice and Adriatic Guide: FAQs

Where in the Mediterranean is Venice & the Eastern Italy Coast located?

Venice and the Italian East Coast are located in the northern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Specifically, The Floating City is situated in northeastern Italy, and the Adriatic Coast extends along the eastern side of the Italian Peninsula, facing the Adriatic Sea. Situated within the Venetian Lagoon near the northern Adriatic Sea, this amazing city is renowned for its unique setting on a group of 118 islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.

Why charter a yacht in Venice and the Italian Adriatic?

Chartering a yacht in Venice and the Adriatic off Italy’s eastern coast offers a one-of-a-kind experience, combining the historic charm of The Floating City with the scenic beauty of the Adriatic coastline. Explore iconic cities, secluded isles, and cultural sites with the flexibility of a personalized itinerary. Enjoy gourmet dining onboard, water activities in clear Adriatic waters, and the exclusivity and privacy of a luxury yacht. Witness romantic sunsets, escape to lesser-known destinations, and embrace this region’s unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a captivating choice for a memorable and tailored yachting experience.

What to do on a luxury yacht rental in Venice and the Italian Adriatic coast

The charter team at Northrop & Johnson will plan and customize your itinerary and activities based on your preferences to create a perfect blend of indulgence and discovery. Some highlights include:

  • Explore Venice: Take a gondola ride through the iconic canals of The Floating City, visit St. Mark’s Basilica, and wander through the charming streets of the historic city. This city is a treasure trove of art, culture, and history.
  • Island Hopping: Visit the nearby islands, such as Murano, known for its glassmaking, and Burano, famous for its colorful houses and lace. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and local crafts on each island.
  • Adriatic Coastal Towns: Explore charming coastal towns along the Italian East coast, such as Trieste, Ravenna, and Cesenatico. Discover historical sites and museums, and feast on delightful local cuisine at local eateries and acclaimed restaurants.
  • Water Activities: Make the most of your yacht’s many water toys on the Adriatic’s azure blue waters, including jet skis, inflatables, snorkeling and diving equipment, Seabobs, and foils.
  • Wine Tasting: Explore the rich wine culture of the East Italy. Visit local vineyards and wineries, or have a selection of regional wines curated for a private tasting on your yacht.
  • Cultural Excursions: Take cultural excursions to historical sites, museums, and art galleries along the shoreline. Cities like Trieste and Ravenna have a wealth of cultural attractions to explore.
  • Sunset Cruises: Enjoy unforgettable sunsets over the Adriatic Sea. Many luxury yachts offer spacious decks and lounging areas, creating the perfect setting for a romantic sunset cruise.
  • Relaxation and Spa: Unwind with spa treatments and relaxation sessions onboard your luxury yacht or at acclaimed spas ashore.

What's better, a motor or sailing yacht charter in Venice and the Italian Adriatic Coast

Motor yachts offer speed and stability, ideal for those who prioritize comfort, convenience, and a faster pace of travel. Sailing yachts provide a unique, eco-friendly, and serene sailing experience, appealing to those who appreciate the traditional charm, a quieter ambiance, and a more hands-on approach.

Are Venice and the Italian Adriatic yacht charters good for families?

A Venice and the Italian Adriatic yacht charter is an excellent choice for families, offering a unique and memorable vacation experience. The east coast, including The Floating City, offers diverse destinations with rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Families can explore historic cities, charming coastal towns, and idyllic isles, creating a well-rounded itinerary. The waters are generally calm, providing a comfortable and family-friendly sailing experience. This makes it suitable for families with children who may not be accustomed to rough seas. The Adriatic shoreline is dotted with picturesque islands, and a charter yacht allows families to explore multiple destinations without needing constant packing and unpacking.

When is the best time of year for yacht charters in Venice and the Adriatic, and what weather can I expect?

  • Summer (June to August): This is the peak season, offering warm and sunny weather, ideal for swimming, water sports, and exploring coastal towns. However, it is also the busiest season, so popular destinations may be crowded. Daytime temperatures range from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F) or higher, and humidity levels may rise.
  • Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to October): Spring and fall offer milder temperatures but are generally pleasant, and these shoulder seasons avoid the peak crowds of high season. However, occasional rain showers are possible. Spring and fall are excellent for sightseeing, cultural exploration, and outdoor activities. The sea is still warm enough for water activities. Daytime highs range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).

What is the water temperature in Venice and the Adriatic?

  • Summer (June to August): the water temperatures can range from approximately 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). June brings warmer water temperatures, making it more suitable for swimming.
  • Spring (March to May): In March, it may still be cool, with water temperatures averaging around 10°C to 14°C (50°F to 57°F), but by May, water temperatures can reach around 16°C to 20°C (61°F to 68°F).

How much in advance should I book a yacht charter in Venice and the Italian East?

Booking well in advance is advisable to secure the ideal yacht of your choice and get the best availability. We recommend booking at least 6 to 12 months in advance for high-season vacations and 3 to 6 months for spring or fall vacations.

How much is a luxury yacht charter in Venice and the Italian Adriatic?

The cost of a yacht charter in Venice and the Italian east shoreline will depend on the size of the vessel, its onboard amenities, and the year of delivery, as well as your chosen itinerary, length of charter, and the time of year that you go. Expect a yacht charter in The Floating City and the Adriatic to start from US$50,000 per week, with the world’s finest superyacht charters costing upwards of 1 million plus. Northrop & Johnson boasts an exquisite fleet of yachts for charter in the Mediterranean, including in Venice and the Adriatic.

What is the VAT for chartering a yacht in Venice and the Italian Adriatic?

All yacht charters in Venice and the Adriatic are subject to a VAT fee, with the VAT dependent on the length of the charter. Northrop & Johnson will advise on the total VAT cost and manage the payment for you.

What types of yachts can I charter in Venice and The Italian East Coast?

  • Motor Yachts: These are popular for those who prefer speed and comfort. A motor yacht offers spacious interiors and modern amenities and can cover larger distances quickly.
  • Sailing Yachts: They provide a more traditional and serene sailing experience. They are ideal for those who enjoy the thrill of the wind in their sails and a more relaxed pace.
  • Catamarans: Catamarans are known for their stability and spaciousness. A catamaran is an excellent choice for families or groups of friends as it offers more living space both above and below deck. Northrop & Johnson can connect you with both sailing catamarans and motor catamarans.
  • Motor Sailers: Combining the features of the engine and sailing yachts, this kind of sailer offers versatility. They can sail using the engine or the wind, providing a flexible and enjoyable experience.

What food can I expect on a Venice and the Italian Adriatic yacht charter?

On Northrop & Johnson luxury yacht charters, you get supreme culinary experiences tailored to your preferences and dietary requirements. Your chef will create an exquisitely delicious menu for you and include any specific requests or dietary restrictions you communicate to us in advance.

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