Sail the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean … there is no place like it. It is a vast exploring ground, one where you could easily spend a lifetime. The culture, the history, the people and the food they serve, the coffee, the wine, the shopping, the villages, the clear-clear-clear waters, the winds, and the professional yacht charter companies all make up a perfect place to take your friends and family on a sailing vacation/holiday.

Listen to our Podcast on the Mediterranean.

Some of the most popular areas are:

  • Greece – Ionian, Saronic, Cyclades, Aegean, Sporades
  • Croatia – Split, Dubrovnic
  • Eastern Spanish Coast of Costa Brava
  • Balearics, Spain
  • Italy – Amalfi, Tuscany, Salerno south, Sardinia
  • Sicily – Aeolians  Egadi Islands (We list Sicily separately from Italy because it is our favorite),
  • Turkey
  • Malta
  • France – Corsica, French Riviera

If you did one trip per year, it would take you 18 years to explore the above locations — but keep in mind that each location is worthy of several visits at least. All-in-all, there is enough for a lifetime of sailing fun and enjoyment.

At NauticEd, we are Mediterranean sailing experts. We have sailed in just about every location and can well advise you on the who, what, when, where, and why to best fit your desires.

We are also experts on who are the BEST YACHT CHARTER COMPANIES. Each year we visit ICE – The International Charter Expo in Europe. Every who’s who charter company is there and we visit and interview each one. We get to know them and their customer service philosophy.

Licensing: Mediterranean port authorities require that you have a known acceptable sailing license. A mere certification will not do. NauticEd is a United States Coast Guard approved sailing education company under EDU-3. NauticEd’s sailing license, the SLC, is fully accepted by the Mediterranean countries as an acceptable license. The SLC is simple to get as long as you are competent.

Below is a listing of our favorite yacht charter companies. NauticEd is a yacht charter agent for each of the companies. We represent you in arranging your best sailing vacation with them. We don’t charge you a fee, but with full disclosure, the charter companies do pay us on the back end for our administrative work which helps support the further development of the NauticEd Sailing Education program. However, rest assured, since we are agents for all companies, we are able to maintain our unbiased opinion and work instead for you to have you get the best vacation. We want you coming back to us year after year.

Feel free to check out our favorite companies then fill out this vacation request form. We’ll go to work for you and find you the most appropriate boat and price for what you desire.

Each one of these professional companies accepts the NauticEd SLC as a valid and preferred sailing license.

Preferred Charter Partners in Greece

Ble Yachting – Lefkas (Ionian)

CV Yachts – Athens (Saronic), Lavrion (Cyclades), Skiathos (Sporades)

Ego Charters – Lavrion (Cyclades)

Dream Yacht Charter – Athens (Saronic), Lavrion (Cyclades), Skiathos (Sporades)

Hermes Charters – Lavrion (Saronic, Cyclades)

MG Yachts – Athens (Saronic), Lavrion (Cyclades), Skiathos (Sporades), Rhodes (Dodecanese)

Moorings – Athens (Saronic)

Navigare Yachting -Athens (Saronic)

Sunsail – Athens (Saronic), Lefkas (Ionian), Corfu (Ionians)

White Sails – Lefkas (Ionians)

Preferred Charter Partners in Croatia

Dream Yacht Charter – Sibenik, Trogir (Split area), Dubrovnik, Pula

Master Yachting – Sukosan

Navigare Yachting -Trogir (Split area), Dubrovnik

NCP – Sibenik (Split area)

Orvis – Split

Sunsail – Agana (Split area), Dubrovnik

Moorings Agana (Split area)

Ultra -Trogir (Split area), Dubrovnik, Pula

Under the Heavens – Primosten (Split area)

Yacht and Fun -Trogir (Split area)

Preferred Charter Partners in Italy

Dream Yacht Charter – Naples, Sardinia, Sicily

Moorings – Sardinia

Sailing Sicily (Sailing Race Service) – Sicily (Aeolians, Egadis, Palermo), Amalfi, Tuscany, Sardinia

Spartivento – Sicily (Porto Rosa, Capo D’Orlando, Trapani), Amalfi (Salerno)

StarSail – Amalfi (Salerno)

Sunsail  – Sicily (Porto Rosa), Amalfi (Procida)

SunSicily – Sicily (Porto Rosa)

Preferred Charter Partners in Spain

BeCharter – Costa Brava – Barcelona – Costa Daurada – Terres de L’Ebre – Mallorca

Dream Yacht Charter – Costa Brava

Moorings – Mallorca

Navigare Yachting – Mallorca

Sunsail – Mallorca

Preferred Charter Partners in Turkey

Navigare Yachting


WHEN YOU BOOK WITH NAUCTICED we don’t charge you a fee. You get the same price as going direct. We do get paid on the back end from the company for our admin work much like apartment finders or a travel agent. This helps fund the growth of NauticEd International Sailing Education to bring more courses and increase the eLearning technology. PLUS we can save you the headache of hours of searching to find the best price and the best suitable boat with a reputable company. We are proud to be your agent to help you find the best location, the best company, the best price, and the best boat to suit your needs. We can give you location-specific information because chances are we have been there ourselves and can give you an objective view.

Inquire now – fill out this vacation request form. We will go to work for you.



My vision for NauticEd is to provide the highest quality sailing and boating education available - and deliver competence wherever sailors live and go.
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Last updated on October 8th, 2023