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A West Mediterranean yacht charter will take you on a voyage of discovery to one of the most unique corners of the world.

The West Mediterranean includes some of the world’s most refined superyacht hotspots, including the French Riviera, Monaco, the Amalfi Coast, the Balearic Islands, and the Greek Islands. Whether you want to party into the early hours at some of the world’s most ultra-exclusive night spots or soak up the warm Mediterranean sun on a beach all to yourself, on a West Mediterranean yacht charter you’ll be able to curate your ultimate yacht charter vacation.

Northrop & Johnson is a leading yacht charter brokerage with access to every luxury yacht for charter in the West Mediterranean, including the world’s finest superyachts and mega yachts built by leading European yacht builders, such as Feadship, Lurssen, Amels, and Oceanco. We excel at creating incredible Mediterranean yacht charter itineraries that are bespoke to you. Contact one of our West Mediterranean yacht charter brokers or browse our luxury yacht charters.

When cruising Spain’s Balearic Islands, you will need clothes for the trendiest bars and restaurants as well as beachwear for lazy days soaking in the sunshine aboard the yacht or ashore on the stunning beaches of Menorca. If you’re cruising Italy’s Aeolian Islands, be sure to bring some hiking attire, as you’ll want to head ashore to discover the landscape made by these volcanic islands. Some of the most Instagram-worthy spots are located in the Italian Riviera where romance abounds.

If you’re a self-professed foodie, you will fall in love with the cuisine of the West Med during a yacht charter. The delectable gastronomic palates of the French and Italian cultures abound while chartering a luxury yacht in the Western Mediterranean. Whether you’re stepping ashore to enjoy the world-class collection of Provençal wine at L’Oasis in Cannes or enjoy one of the best dining experiences of the French Rivera at Louis XV in Monaco, dining on succulent seafood in the Amalfi Coast at Torre del Saracino or visiting one of Sicily’s rustic vineyards to get a true taste of the land. Furthermore, the yacht’s chef can provision locally, so you will enjoy a taste of your destination even while dining aboard your charter yacht.

Whether you spend your days shopping at high-end boutiques on the French Rivera or perusing the quaint seaside markets in Malta, the collaboration of old-world charm and modern chic ensures you get the best of both worlds during a Western Mediterranean yacht charter.

Get in touch with a yacht broker for a West Mediterranean yacht charter

Northrop & Johnson is a leading international yacht brokerage with access to the best and most luxurious yachts for charter, including in the West Mediterranean. With offices in the heart of the West Mediterranean, our yacht charter brokers in Monaco and the whole region boast unparalleled West Mediterranean expertise and market intelligence. We take pride in listening to our client’s needs and crafting exceptional charter itineraries in the western Mediterranean. Rent a superyacht in the West Mediterranean and enjoy the ultimate vacation on the water. Contact our yacht brokers in the Mediterranean today if you want to charter a luxury yacht in the West Mediterranean. We will be thrilled to assist you on your yachting journey.

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Charter Highlights West Mediterranean

  • Try your luck at the Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
  • Enjoy bottle service at Nikki Beach, St. Tropez
  • Explore volcanoes while cruising the Aeolian Islands
  • Sip Provençal wine at L’Oasis in Cannes in the South of France
  • Dance the night away under the stars at one of Ibiza's hottest beach clubs

West Mediterranean Yacht Charter Itinerary

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What are the best West Mediterranean yacht charter destinations?

The best West Mediterranean yachting destinations include:


Monaco is without a doubt, the most exclusive superyacht hotspot. Cruise into the iconic Port Hercule, home to the world’s finest superyachts, and enjoy exploring all of Monaco’s ultra-exclusive offerings ashore, from designer boutiques to gourmet Michelin-starred restaurants. Alternatively, time your Monaco yacht charter for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, when the principality comes alive with VIP parties ashore and onboard the best yachts, or for the acclaimed Monaco Yacht Show.

French Riviera

The French Riviera is one of the most elegant superyacht destinations. Popular ports of call include St Tropez, Nice, Cannes, and the picturesque Porquerolles. Drop anchor, tender ashore, and see and be seen at some of the world’s most exclusive beach clubs, such as Club 55, enjoy exceptional cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurants, or head inland and explore the many world-class wineries. For an incredible red-carpet experience, charter a yacht for the famed Cannes Film Festival and rub shoulders with the world’s top celebrities and film producers.

Amalfi Coast

The stunning Amalfi Coast is UNESCO-listed and includes refined ports of call such as Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi, and the islands of Capri and Ischia. The spectacular coastline boasts soaring cliffs peppered with picturesque villages and beautiful beaches. Enjoy Italy’s famed la dolce vita while enjoying incredible Italian cuisine at local trattorias and world-class restaurants, browsing elegant boutiques, and immersing yourself in the wonders of fascinating historical sites.

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands include the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, and Formentera, each boasting their own unique charm and identity. A charter in the Mediterranean Sea cruising the Balearic Islands can encompass multiple islands or focus on just one. Party into the early hours at the superclubs boasting international DJs on the island of Ibiza or enjoy the low-key charms of Formentera, with its wonderful white sandy beaches. Private yacht charters in the Balearics can be tailored to your precise vacation experience.

Corsica & Sardinia

The islands of Corsica & Sardina are often explored together, offering a wonderful combination of French and Italian cultures, history, and cuisines. Visit Sardinia’s famed Costa Smeralda, boasting stunning white sandy beaches lapped by the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the world-class Porto Cervo marina. Or explore the natural beauty of Sardinia, with its miles of craggy coastlines and stunning Maddalena Archipelago National Park.

Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Located at the foot of Italy’s “boot,” Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and is home to Europe’s largest active volcano. It’s also an excellent embarkation point for exploring the Aeolian Islands, including Stromboli, Salina, and Vulcano.

Browse our crewed luxury yachts for charter, or contact a Northrop & Johnson West Mediterranean yacht charter broker if you want to enjoy a yacht charter vacation in any of the above destinations.

What types of yachts can I charter in the West Mediterranean during a yacht vacation?

As one of the world’s most popular luxury yacht charter destinations, you can expect an exceptional selection of luxury yachts, especially when you book your yacht vacation through a leading yacht brokerage like Northrop & Johnson. Some of our yacht types for charter include:

  • Motor yachts
  • Sailing yachts, including schooners and racing vessels
  • Multi-hull vessels, including sailing and motor catamarans
  • Expedition vessels
  • Superyachts & mega yachts
  • Sports yachts – including planing yachts – such as those built by Mangusta
  • Semi-displacement and full-displacement yachts
  • Fishing yachts
  • Flybridge yachts
  • Tri-deck yachts
  • Private yachts that are licensed to carry more than 12 guests
  • Corporate hospitality yachts

Browse our luxury yachts for charter, or contact a member of our team today.

What's better, a motor yacht charter or a sailing yacht charter?

Whether you want to cruise the West Mediterranean aboard a motor yacht charter or a sailing yacht charter will depend on your personal preference. Most charter yachts are motor yachts, as they often boast enhanced comfort levels and a superb selection of onboard amenities. However, a sailing yacht offers a unique way to explore the West Med; nothing can quite match the sheer thrill and romance of hoisting up the sails and harnessing the power of Mother Nature while only hearing the sound of the waves lapping at the boat’s hull. No matter what yacht type you want to explore the West Mediterranean coast, Northrop & Johnson can connect you with your ideal boat.

How many guests can I take with me on a luxury yacht charter holiday in the West Mediterranean?

Most yachts are limited to a maximum of 12 yacht charter guests due to maritime legislation. However, some luxury yachts are licensed to carry more passengers. No matter how many guests you would like to take with you to the Western Mediterranean, Northrop & Johnson can connect you with your ideal charter yacht. Contact our team today, and we will be delighted to assist you.

How much is a Western Mediterranean yacht charter?

West Mediterranean yacht charter prices will vary depending on location, your choice of yacht, time of year, and cruising itinerary. Expect the entry-point base charter rate for a crewed yacht charter to start at US$50,000 per week and rise to more than a million for the world’s finest superyachts. In addition to the base charter fee, you will also need to pay the Advanced Provisioning Allowance, or APA, which covers non-fixed costs, such as fuel, food & beverages, and berthing fees.

Northrop & Johnson has access to every crewed luxury yacht in the West Mediterranean, including elegant sailing yachts and exquisite motor yachts filled with fine dining and resort-like amenities. Contact a West Mediterranean yacht charter broker and let our team connect you with your ideal boat.

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Get in touch with a West Mediterranean yacht broker

Northrop & Johnson is a leading yacht charter brokerage with access to the best yachts for charter in all the mediterranean and West Mediterranean. If you want to cruise the sparkling blue sea of the Western Med, contact our yacht brokers today and let us connect you with your ideal boat.

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