|Portofino Yacht Charters||
Established in 2003 STN Yacht Charters are agents specializing in Italian charters. We work with only carefully selected operators of well maintained vessels based on the Ligurian coast and so can offer you the best choice of boats. And by sharing our agency commission with you, the client, we can also give you the very competitive prices. We have a great range of monohulls, catamarans and motor yachts available for bareboat or skippered charter. We would love to show you what we can offer so please contact us by email or use our enquiry form here
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and upmarket resort famous for its picturesque harbour ang great beaches that include; Paraggi, Camogli, Chiavari, Lavagna and Sestri Levante. The Ligurian Coast or Italian Riviera runs from the French border through to the province of Tuscany. Amongst the great places to visit on your yacht charter are: Cinque Terre, Genoa, La Spezia, San Remo and Santa Margherita.
On the Ligurian coast we have boats in Genoa, Marina degli Aregai, La Spezia, Lavagna, Marina di Andora, Portovenere and San Remo. You can see a selection of our boats available for charter in Liguria here
Get a quote for your Portofino yacht charter here. Or contact us by email
Climate - See the following link for detailed information on the weather of the Liguria area complete with monthly averages for air and sea temperatures, sunshine hours and UV Index
Charter Season - The main season generally runs from April to the end of October. Operators have varying charges throughout the year with pricing peaking for 2/3 weeks in August. July and August are the hottest months, tend to have lighter winds and many places are very crowded with holiday makers. April - June and September-October have a lot of plus points, the temperatures are more comfortable, those sailing are likely to getter better winds, it is not as expensive and while ashore you will avoid crowds of August.
How to Get There - Genoa is served by an international airport. Click on the following link for airlines and carriers operating out of Genoa Airport
Airport Transfer - Where necessary we can normally arrange a transfer from the airport directly to your boat. You will be asked whether you require this service at time of booking
Provisioning - Most operators offer this service. You can pre-order with us and your shopping with then be delivered to the boat prior to embarkation
Experience & Qualifications - Normally the proposed skipper of a bareboat charter is required to hold a sailing license. ICC or equivalent. In certain circumstances we may be able to consider experience rather than formal qualifications. In addition, usually, one member of the crew will need a VHF license. If you have any doubts as to whether you have the necessary qualifications please do not hesitate to contact us
Visa Requirements - Italy is a member of the European Union. See the following link for EU Visa Regulations
Time Difference - GMT+1. And another hour for Central European Summer Time between late March and late October
Currency - Italy uses the Euro as its currency. All major credit cards are widely accepted and you will have no trouble obtaining money from an extensive network of ATMs
Language - Italian. Some English is spoken
Electricity - 220V
Cusine - The local cusine is the result of the warm, dry Mediterranean climate. Basic ingredients are olives and olive oil, garlic, sardines, rockfish, sea urchins and octopus, lamb and goat, chickpeas and local fruits
Terms & Conditions -These vary depending on the individual boat. Normally a deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the date of your charter. Please contact us if you require further information.
Suggested Itineraries & Routes - Click the following link for a selection of suggested yacht charter itineraries in the Liguria region
Marinas - Detailed reports and information on Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages in Genoa area can be found in our Cruising Guide
Get a quote for your Genoa yacht charter here. Or contact us by email