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.

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 companies accepts the NauticEd SLC as a valid and preferred sailing license.


Ble Yachting

Ego Charters – Lavrion (Cyclades)

Dream Yacht Charter

Hermes Charters – Lavrion (Cyclades)

Navigare Yachting

MG Yachts –




White Sails Lefkas (Ionians)


Dream Yacht Charter

Master Yachting

Navigare Yachting

NCP – Sibenik (Split area)

Sunsail (Split area)

Moorings (Split area)


Dream Yacht Charter

Navigare Yachting

Sailing Sicily (Sailing Race Service)

Spartivento – Sicily, Amalfi

StarSail – Amalfi – Salero

SunSicily – Sicily


BeCharter – Costa Brava

Dream Yacht Charter





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