Summer is here, and it’s never too late to arrange a Mediterranean yacht charter. While the Mediterranean superyacht season is in full swing, there are last-minute yacht charters available with cruising itineraries that will take you to some of the most sought-after destinations in the Mediterranean. 

The best yachts for charter offer unparalleled levels of luxury and offer a stylish way to explore some of the Mediterranean’s most elegant and under-the-radar destinations. 

If you’re planning a last-minute private yacht charter in the Mediterranean, read on. Here are some of the most inspiring destinations to drop anchor at this summer!

What are some of the best last-minute Mediterranean yacht charter destinations?

The Amalfi Coast, the French Riviera, the Greek Islands, the Balearic Islands, and Croatia are all sought-after Mediterranean private yacht charter destinations.

view of famous Amalfi Coast with beautiful Gulf of Salerno, Campania, Italy
View of the famous Amalfi Coast with the beautiful Gulf of Salerno, Campania, Italy

1 – The Amalfi Coast – Ischia

The pretty volcanic island of Ischia is nestled just off Italy’s famed Amalfi Coast in the Gulf of Naples. Lapped by the blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, this stunning island is known for its thermal spas, bougainvillea-draped landscapes, and authentic Italian charm, making it the ideal destination for those seeking a restorative last-minute getaway that encompasses Italy’s iconic la dolce vita. 

Beyond the pristine beaches and thermal spas, Ischia also boasts a superb selection of vineyards, ideal for a gourmet wine-tasting experience. From the pretty island of Ischia, it’s a leisurely cruise to the exclusive island of Capri and some of the most refined destinations along the Amalfi Coast, including Sorrento and Positano.

Aerial view of Giens beach, near Porquerolles Island in Var
Aerial view of Giens Beach, near Porquerolles Island in Var

2 – The French Riviera – The Porquerolles Islands

Escape the crowds and drop anchor in the Porquerolles Islands off the coast of southern France. Explore white sandy beaches, a pretty coastline dotted with coves accessible only by boat, rolling hills, and picturesque vineyards. 

The Porquerolles Islands comprise three islands, of which Porqeurolles is the largest. At just over four miles wide and under two miles long, it’s easy to explore this picturesque destination in a day, leaving plenty of time to make the most of your private yacht charter’s onboard amenities. On Porquerolles, you’ll find the island’s only town boasting several restaurants serving Provencal-style dishes and art galleries. It’s here that you’ll also find the 14th-century Fort Sainte Agathe. 

From the Porquerolles Islands, you can cruise to some of the Cote d’Azur’s most refined destinations, including St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice, and Monaco, where you’ll find designer boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants, and some of the world’s most exclusive beach clubs.

View to the sea and Volcano from Fira the capital of Santorini island in Greece
View the sea and Volcano from Fira the capital of Santorini island in Greece

3 – The Greek Islands – Santorini

The island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea has long been a popular private yacht charter destination. Part of the Cyclades Islands, Santorini promises a luxurious last-minute Mediterranean yacht charter guaranteed to delight the senses. Explore ancient settlements, cruise the coastline peppered with beaches and bays, feast on delicious cuisine at award-winning restaurants, explore pretty villages filled with whitewashed buildings, or simply enjoy downtime aboard your luxury crewed yacht soaking up the sun. Santorini is a fantastic starting point for exploring the rest of the Cyclades Islands, including Mykonos, Delos, Naxos, and Paros.

Aerial view of the beaches of Ses Illetes on the island of Formentera in the Balearic Islands, Spain - Turquoise waters on both sides of a sand strip in the Mediterranean Sea
Aerial view of the beaches of Ses Illetes on the island of Formentera in the Balearic Islands, Spain – Turquoise waters on both sides of a sand strip in the Mediterranean Sea

4 – The Balearics – Formentera

Cruise to Formentera, one of the lesser-known islands in the Balearic. While the island is far from a secret destination, it boasts a far more laid-back and relaxed vibe than neighboring Ibiza. 

Formentera features some of the prettiest beaches, elegant boutiques, and local eateries serving traditional Spanish cuisine. Head to Playa Illetes voted one of the best beaches in Europe, or explore the island’s rugged interior via picturesque cliff-top trails. And if you’re in the mood to party until the early morning hours, Ibiza is just a short cruise away.

golden cape - Zlatni Rat at island Brac, Croatia aerial view
Golden Cape – Zlatni Rat at island Brac, Croatia aerial view

5 – Croatia – Brac

Drop anchor in Brac, an island just off the coast of Croatia, a pretty rocky island known for its olive trees that fill its interior. The island is ideal for both ocean dreamers and adventure seekers wishing to enjoy a more low-key last-minute Mediterranean yacht charter. 

Brac’s capital, Supetar, is wrapped around a pretty harbor and boasts medieval streets lined with cafes, small local shops, and a selection of attractions. 

Along with olive groves, Brac also has several wineries famed for their superb local wines. The pretty interior offers a myriad of walking trails and cycling routes, while the island’s Instagram-worthy Zlatni Rat Beach is considered one of the most stunning in the Mediterranean.

If you want to book a last-minute yacht charter in the Mediterranean to any of the above destinations, contact a reputable luxury yacht charter broker, who will be able to select your ideal private boat rental and craft a bespoke itinerary that perfectly meets your needs.