ITALY YACHT CHARTER

A2A Yachting – Yacht Charter Worldwide provides fully crewed,  skippered, bareboat and corporate yacht charter on catamarans, custom built super yachts, mega yachts, sailing and motor boats as well as gullets.
Yachts are available across Italy including Islands of Sardinia, Sicily and Capri, as well as Tuscany and Amalfi Coast.

A2A Yachting offers around 500 sailing yachts, 20 catamarans, 10 motor boats and a large  number of crewed sailing or luxury mega yachts as well as 3 gulets for yacht charter in many destinations across Italy.

About Yacht charter in Italy:
Hand on heart, we are all in love with Italy. Fabulous food, amazing scenery and love in the air atmosphere can be found here in abundance.  This is in particular true for sailors.  Exploring rugged coastline of Amalfi with its fabulous towns of Sorrento and Positano and luxury island of Capri on a weeks itinerary is as good as it can get in sailing terms.  Isolated Aeolian Islands and Egadi near Sicily and fabulous beaches in South Sardinia are just some of the places where you may wish to go cruising.  When you add to this the opulence of the lovely Costa Smeralda in North Sardinia and Portofino in Tuscany what else can you expect but to have a crew that will ensure the experience is as good as it can get.

Yacht charter destinations in Italy are:
1. Sardinia – Porto Cervo, Alghero, Portisco, Carloforte
2. Sicily – Portorosa, Palermo, Catania, Trapani, Marsala
3. Tuscany – Isola d’ Elba, Marina di Salivolli, Scarlino,
4. Amalfi – Naples, Procida, Salerno, Castellamare di Stabia
5. Reggio Calabria, Rome, Genoa, Porto Lotti, Portofino

GREECE YACHT CHARTER

Charter Destinations in Greece:

A2A Yachting offers around 600 sailing yachts, 80 catamarans, 20 motor boats and a large  number of crewed sailing, gullets or luxury mega yachts for yacht charter in many destinations across Greece.

About Yacht charter in Greece:
The yacht charter opportunities here are as varied as they can get.  Saronic and Argolic gulfs (both well sheltered) offer an amazing choice of seagoing scenery and plenty of sights on shore.  And while you are bound to be confused with plethora of shipping lanes, as soon as you pass South from the Island of Aegina you will be enchanted with ancient theatre in Epidavros, the Venetian citadel in Navplion or the Gibraltar of the Aegean, Monemvasia.  Similar relaxing yet educational  itineraries can be found in the Ionian while for the more challenging sailing you can head to Cyclades or Dodecanese Islands.  Cyclades (often windy), Ionian (calm & green) and Dodecanese and Sporades areas (with moderate winds) are all destinations where you can plan your own or follow one of the itineraries we can suggest.

In the Med, destinations are:
1. Athens – Saronic and Argolic Gulf
2. Lavrion – Cyclades Islands of Mykonos, Paros, Santorini
3. Ionian – Corfu, Lefkas, Prevezza, Paxos, Zakynthos
4. Dodecanese – Island of Samos, Kos and Rhodos
5. Sporades – Islands of Skiathos and Skopelos

GIBRALTAR YACHT CHARTER

A2A Yachting – Yacht Charter Worldwide provides Crewed,  Skippered, bareboat and corporate yacht charter on sailing catamarans, custom built super yachts, mega yachts, sailing and motor boats as well as power catamarans. Yachts are available in Gibraltar itself of nearby in ports such as Puerto Sotogrande.

A2A Yachting offers around 10 sailing yachts, 2 catamarans, 20 motor boats and a large  number of crewed sailing or luxury mega yachts for yacht charter in many destinations across Costa del Sol, Portugal and Gibraltar area.

About yacht charter in Gibraltar:
Gibraltar offers a unique yacht charter destination in the Mediterranean area.  Diversity and challenge are the key words here.  Within the cruising distance you can experience the beautiful Algarve beaches, exotic Morocco and glamorous Costa del Sol marinas.  More then 30 harbours and large number of bays and anchorages are located within a few days sailing of Gibraltar offering a great variety of sailing.

Apart from the mix of scenery and cultures that make Gibraltar such an interesting yacht charter destination, weather conditions almost always provide quality sailing opportunities with the tidal waters making this area even more challenging.  As a result bareboat charters require a higher level of experience or qualification here but skippered charters are available too.

Yacht charter destinations in Gibraltar are:
1. Gibraltar Port
2. Puerto Sotogrande

COTE D’ AZUR YACHT CHARTER

A2A Yachting – Yacht Charter Worldwide provides Crewed,  Skippered, bareboat and corporate yacht charter on sailing catamarans, custom built super yachts, mega yachts, sailing and motor boats as well as power catamarans.

Yachts are available across Cote d’ Azur, including Cannes, Antibes, Golfe Juan, Juan Les Pins, Frejus, St Mandrier, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Napoule, Beaulieau as well as Cap d’Ail and Monaco.

A2A Yachting provides offers around 150 sailing yachts, 20 catamarans, 15 motor boats and a large number of crewed sailing or luxury mega yachts for yacht charter in many destinations across Cote d’ Azur including Port de Cannes, Antibes, Golfe Juan as well as in Port Fontvielle and port Hercules in Monaco.

About yacht charter in Cote d’ Azur:
Decadence, high end luxury and top fashion has its home here.  You will not be able to escape the view of luxury yachts which cost tens of thousand of Euros per day, helicopters whizzing around transferring their rich owners, Ferrari andBuggatti sports cars and plenty of Cristal and Bollinger being spilled at half naked beach and boat parties every night.  Apart from that, many opt to propose on a yacht while others simply come to enjoy fabulous French food specialities, lovely sandy beaches, spectacular views and of course have a simple family holiday on a yacht with an itinerary that allows both experiences. These are namely,  To See and Be Seen, and they are part of a yachting holiday here as it is to go on a honeymoon to Maldives.

Yacht charter destinations in Cote d’ Azur are:
1. Amazing Port of Cannes and Le Croisette and Lerin Islands
2. Neighbouring Antibes, Golfe Juan, Juan Les Pins
3. Monaco and its fabulous Ports Hercules and Fontvielle
4. Alternative locations such as Frejus and St Jean Cap Ferrat

DUBROVNIK YACHT CHARTER

A2A Yachting offers yacht charter in Dubrovnik as well as neighbouring Elafiti Archipelago, town of Cavtat, Slano and National Park Mljet where the yacht may be required.

About Yacht charter in Dubrovnik – South Croatia –

Dubrovnik is the absolute top yacht charter destination in the South Mediterranean.  This fabulous location is a must visit for all nautical enthusiasts who dream of independent yacht charter with an opportunity to visit the best of what Croatia has to offer.  Sailing from the local ACI Marina in Komolac under the lovely Dr Tudjman Bridge and further South towards the city walls is an exhilarating experience. The view of the old harbour with all the beauty of the inner city with its picturesque buildings is a post card view of the best kind and one that is not to be missed.

When to sail:
For sailing and motor yacht charters, the best season is during June, July and September.  During these months you can enjoy all the best of what the region has to offer with the greatest number of cultural and tourist events scheduled during August.  Apart from fabulous sailing itineraries towards Elafiti and National Park Mljet, access to Montenegro is also possible. April, May and October are best times for real sailing enthusiasts who will appreciate more constant winds and challenging sailing conditions, while the other months of the year are best spent in numerous luxury villas, hotels or spas in the region and using day charter boats for obligatory inspection of local properties and top restaurants.  August being the peak of the season is best for those who wish to be seen and those after cultural aspects of tourism. It should be avoided by those seeking isolation, peace and tranquillity as well as stronger winds.

More about Dubrovnik:
Being a year-round destination, Dubrovnik has a lot to offer at any time of the year. This fact is confirmed by the record number of visitors coming to the city for vacation or business meetings, public or church holidays, or to celebrate an important date. Luxury yacht charter is in particular popular and availability of gulets, luxury motor yachts or  sailing vessels is great.  Mega yachts or custom built sailing yachts visit the area according to various schedules thus you are best to enquire about such boats well in advance to avoid disappointment of not having the boat you require.

How to get here: 
In addition to the very good road connections to nearby Dubrovnik ”Cilipi” Airport, which is located around 40min South from the city itself, Dubrovnik can also be easily reached from the airports of Tivat in Montenegro (2h transfer) and Split (4-5h transfer).

Events in Dubrovnik:

February
The Festival of St Blaise  – Dubrovnik’s patron saint. The event includes a number of ceremonies in relation to its protector.  The day is also considered the dayof City of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik Carnival is a four-day annual event which takes place in mid February since XIV century.  Various fun festivities take place, including a masked parade!

June
The annual Libertas Film Festival showcases international and Croatian films and also features European premieres of certain films. It is designed to start after the famous Cannes Film Festival ends.

July
Dubrovnik Summer Festival is the best known event.  It usually starts around mid-July and finishes by the end of August. This fabulous Festival includes theatre, opera, music and dance events at various open-air venues across  the city.  61st Festival is due in 2010.

August/September
Le Petit Festival du Theatre takes place all around the city with the City Theatre being the main venue. It is another annual gathering of the best of what Theatre has to offer.

September
Another of the world’s best known Dubrovnik events is the traditional Julian Rachlin & Friends festival of chamber music.  It features world-renowned musicians led by Austrian violinist Julian Rachlin. The festival originally started in the year 2000, it now features a series of concerts each year around some of the best known landmarks, mainly around Stradun area..

SOUTH DALMATIA YACHT CHARTER

A2A Yachting offers yacht charter out of Dubrovnik, Slano and Cavtat in South Dalmatia. Yachts can also be delivered to Korcula, Mljet, Ston in Peljesac.  A typical 7 day itinerary would also include visit to National Park Mljet, Lastovo Island and Elafiti islands just North of Dubrovnik.

About Yacht charter in South Dalmatia:
One way yacht charter between Split and Dubrovnik is one of the most popular sailing routes in the world. A 7 day cruise is a typical journey most sailors undertake.  On a motor yacht, this can make for a pleasurable cruise, to sailing enthusiasts who like to take their time we recommend 2 weeks charter or even a 10 day charter.  If visiting only South Dalmatia, you can certainly have your own fun here, without the need to go as far North as Split.  Circumnavigating Island of Korcula  is a fabulous 60NM experience and Island of Mljet also has at least  three destinations in which you can spend a lovely evening.  Visit Lastovo island is also a must and snorkelling and sunbathing in one of the lovely beaches around Elafiti Archipelago is a must.  Any visitor to Dubrovnik should also have at least two days and nights to sail around the city walls and explore this monument of a town.  One can also visit Montenegro in a one week charter.

When to sail:
For sailing and motor yacht charters, the best season is from early May to mid October.  During these months you can enjoy all the best of what the region has to offer.  Apart from fabulous sailing itineraries amongst its spectacular islands and along the coast, you will also find numerous concerts, festivals, concerts and other types of entertainment. Most of all you will find lovely family run or luxury restaurants, markets with fresh food and fish on display every day as well as major tourist resorts for lively nights and partying.  True sailing enthusiasts will also encounter private secluded beaches and harbours for a relaxing or indeed an active day at sea.  April, May and October are best times for real sailing enthusiasts, while other months are best for relaxing family adventures.

More about South Dalmatia:
Being a year-round destination, South Dalmatia has a lot to offer at any time of the year.  Sailing here is possible even in February or March, during which time other parts of Dalmatia or Croatia are awaiting snow.

How to get here: 
In addition to the very good flight connections to Dubrovnik Airports, South Dalmatia is also well connected with Western Europe through its modern motorway network which was completed at the beginning of 21st Century.  The same network is due to be completed in the next 2 years and will reach as far South as Dubrovnik.  Split and Dubrovnik are less than 1 hour flight time from Zagreb, and only two and a half hours from London.  Tivat airport in Montenegro is also a possible access point, as it is only 2h away.

Events in Dalmatia:
There are numerous events in Dalmatia throughout the year. The best known are certainly Dubrovnik Festival, Sinjska Alka or Split Festival of Popular Music. Below is a listing with direct links to a few more of the local events.

NORTH DALMATIA YACHT CHARTER

A2A Yachting offers yacht charter out of Zadar, Sukosan, Biograd, Vodice, Sibenik and Island of Murter as well as  Kornati Archipelago.   There are around 500 yachts located here and largest motor yacht fleet in Croatia is based in the region too.

About Yacht charter in North Dalmatia:
Sailing in North Dalmatia is one of the best experiences one can get.  There are around 500 islands, islets and reefs in an area of around 50NM radius.  There are virtually hundreds of possible itinerararies here.  One should aim to visit tourist resorts of Vodice and Biograd, Nature Park Telascica Bay, Saharun beach on Ugljan and at least some of the islands of the Kornati National Park.  Not to be missed are also Krka Waterfalls National Park, medieval town of Sibenik with its famous cathedral, lovely town of Brodarica and of course Skadar which is the main access point to Krka.

When to sail:
For sailing and motor yacht charters, the best season is from early May to mid October.  During these months you can enjoy all the best of what the region has to offer.  Apart from fabulous sailing itineraries amongst its spectacular islands and along the coast, you will also find numerous concerts, festivals, and other types of entertainment. Most of all you will find lovely family run or luxury restaurants, markets with fresh food and fish on display every day as well as major tourist resorts for lively nights and partying.  True sailing enthusiasts will also encounter private secluded beaches and harbours for a relaxing or indeed an active day at sea.  April, May and October are best times for real sailing enthusiasts, while other months are best for relaxing family adventures.

More about South Dalmatia:
Both Zadar and Sibenik region used to be seen as poorest areas of the Croatian coastline.  Istria and Kvarner always attracted year round tourists, Split and Dubrovnik region have since Croatian independence become one of the best tourist destinations in the world. North Dalmatia is rapidly developing as well now and in particular nautical tourism is galloping with 60% of Croatian charter fleets being located here.

How to get here: 
In addition to good flight connections to Zadar airport, North Dalmatia is fantastically well connected with Western Europe through its modern motorway network which was completed  in 2002.  Famous Sveti Rok tunnel and views towards the Kornati is not to be missed if you are coming by car.  Rail network and Bus schedule are also offering services to this area and can be recommended.

Events in Dalmatia:
There are numerous events in Dalmatia throughout the year. The best known are certainly Dubrovnik Festival, Sinjska Alka or Split Festival of Popular Music. Below is a listing with direct links to a few more of the local events.

Trogir Summer Festival (Middle Dalmatia)
International Children’s Festival in Sibenik (North Dalmatia)

Garden Festivalin Petrcane near Zadar (North Dalmatia)

Evenings of Dalmatian Chanson in Sibenik (North Dalmatia)
Electric Elephant another Festival in Petrcane  near Zadar (North Dalmatia)

MIDDLE DALMATIA YACHT CHARTER

Region around Split, UNESCO town of Trogir and of course fabulous Island of Hvar is by far the most popular tourist and sailing destination in Croatia.  All celebrities are to be found here in August.  Usual itinerary would also cover neighbouring Palmizana on Pakleni Islands, as well as Island of Vis, Island of Bisevo, Islands of Solta, Veli Drvenik and Korcula.  For party animals, Carpe Diem in Hvar town and Makarska town on the coastline are a must visit.

About Yacht charter in Middle Dalmatia  
One way yacht charter between Split and Dubrovnik is one of the most popular sailing routes in the world.  A 7 day cruise is a typical journey most sailors undertake.  On a motor yacht, this can make for a pleasurable cruise, to sailing enthusiasts who like to take their time we recommend 2 weeks charter or at least a 10 day charter.  If you are on a tight schedule and decide to visit only Middle Dalmatia, you can certainly have your own fun here, without the need to go as far South as Dubrovnik or as far North as North Dalmatia.  Circumnavigating Islands of Hvar and Brac is a weeks itinerary in itself.  Lovely locations such as Vrboska, Stari Grad, Hvar town, andJelsa are only some of the locations one can visit on Hvar alone.  Martinscica on Solta, Bol on Brac and Krknjasi on Veli Drvenik are just some of the locations any sailing group should not miss out on.

When to sail:
For sailing and motor yacht charters, the best season is from early May to mid October.  During these months you can enjoy all the best of what the region has to offer.  Apart from fabulous sailing itineraries amongst its spectacular islands and along the coast, you will also find numerous, festivals, concerts and other types of entertainment. Most of all you will find lovely family run or luxury restaurants, markets with fresh food and fish on display every day as well as major tourist resorts for lively nights and partying.  True sailing enthusiasts will also encounter private secluded beaches and harbours for a relaxing or indeed an active day at sea.  April, May and October are best times for real sailing enthusiasts, while other months are best for relaxing family adventures.

More about Middle  Dalmatia:
It is by far the most popular tourist region of Croatia.  Sitting in one of the cafe bars in Split Riva, buying a fresh fish off one of the local markets, snorkelling or diving before the sunset, strolling along many beaches or even collecting your luxury vessel in the Marina Lav is a typical life style many locals and tourist enjoy in Middle Dalmatia.  Resorts such as Makarska, Baska Voda or Brela are some of the best you can find in Croatia.

How to get here: 
In addition to the very good flight connections to Split Airport, Middle Dalmatia is also well connected with Western Europe through its modern motorway network which was completed  in 2002.  The same network is due to be fully completed in the next 2 years and will reach as far South as Dubrovnik.  Split is less than 1 hour flight time from Zagreb, and only two and a half hours from London.  Access to Bosnia Herzegovina and the rest of Eastern Europe is also possible and excursions to Bosnia and Montenegro are readily available.

Events in Dalmatia:
There are numerous events in Dalmatia throughout the year. The best known are certainly Dubrovnik Festival, Sinjska Alka or Split Festival of Popular Music. Below is a listing with direct links to a few more of the local events.

Trogir Summer Festival (Middle Dalmatia)
International Children’s Festival in Sibenik (North Dalmatia)

Garden Festivalin Petrcane near Zadar (North Dalmatia)

Evenings of Dalmatian Chanson in Sibenik (North Dalmatia)
Electric Elephant another Festival in Petrcane  near Zadar (North Dalmatia)

KVARNER YACHT CHARTER

A2A Yachting offers yacht charter on the Islands of Krk, Cres, Mali Losinj and in Royal town of Opatija, Rijeka city as well as Lovran, Moscenicka Draga, Crikvenica, Novi Vindolski, Island of Rab and other parts of Kvarner region where the yacht will be required.

About Yacht charter  in Kvarner – North Croatia:
Kvarner is in many ways one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Yacht charter in the area is very well developed with dozens of marinas being located in this very densely populated area.  Local tourism office pro-actively represents it’s spectacular tourism offer at many fairs, exhibitions and promotions in cities across Europe and worldwide.  As a result, the offer is continuously improving.

When to sail:
For sailing and motor yacht charters, the best season is during June, July, August and September.  During these months you can enjoy all the best of what the region has to offer.  Apart from fabulous sailing itineraries amongst its spectacular islands and along the coast across the channel to Istria or further South to North Dalmatia, you will also find numerous concerts, festivals, concerts and other types of entertainment. Most of all you will find lovely family run or luxury restaurants, markets with fresh food and fish on display every day as well as major tourist resorts for lively nights and partying and secluded beaches and harbours for a relaxing day at sea.  April, May and October are best times for real sailing enthusiasts, while the other months of the year are best spent in numerous luxury villas and hotels or spas in the region and using day charter boats for fast spins to the neighbouring islands.

More about Kvarner:
Being a year-round destination, Kvarner has a lot to offer at any time of the year. This fact is confirmed by the great number of visitors coming to Kvarner for vacation or business meetings, public or church holidays, or to celebrate an important date. You can take part in the Asparagus or Dance Festival, relax on restaurant or café terraces, enjoying wonderful views of the magnificent parks, blue sea or green woods!
Here you will also find the beautiful flowerbeds, well-tended promenades and cheerful faces of your hosts.

How to get here: 
In addition to the very good road connections to nearby Rijeka Airport, which is located on the island of Krk, Kvarner can also be easily reached from the airports of Zagreb, Pula, Ljubljana, or Trieste. Rijeka is less than two hours’ drive on motorway from Zagreb, and only five hours from Budapest.

Events in 2009 Regatta  – 10th Fiumanka –
This year, for the 10th time many Croatian and international sailors will meet in Kvarner again. In the period between the 11th to 13th of June Rijeka city will host new Fiumanka regatta – for the tenth time. The already traditional Kvarner regatta is not only a sailing competition, but a fantastic spectacle too !! Read more by clicking here …

Crescendo Jazz Festival in Cres – Read More
Liburnia Jazz in Opatija – Read More
Summer Nights in Rijeka – Read More
Rab Summer Festival – Read More
Asparagus Festival in Lovran – Read More
17th International Small Scene Theatre Festival – Read More
17th Festo – Read More

ISTRIA YACHT CHARTER

A2A Yachting offers yacht charter in 6 yacht charter bases in Istria.  These are  Rovinj, Pula, Pomer, Porec, Vrsar and Veruda.   One way charter, 10 day charter or long term charters including bareboat and luxury crewed options are available in all locations.

About Yacht charter in Istria:  
Sailing enthusiasts across the world visit Croatia for many decades now.  Istria is in particular popular amongst Italian, Austrian and German sailors who have an easy motorway access to the region.  Any of the marinas here are within an hours drive from Italy and Austrian borders.  Sailing around Brijuni National Park, islands in front of medivial town of Rovinj and visits to Pula amphitheatre, Medulin as well as some of the Kvarner islands is a typical one week itinerary.

When to sail:
For sailing and motor yacht charters, the best season is from early May to mid October.  During these months you can enjoy all the best of what the region has to offer.  Apart from fabulous sailing itineraries amongst its spectacular islands and along the coast, you will also find numerous concerts, festivals, concerts and other types of entertainment. Most of all you will find lovely family run or luxury restaurants, markets with fresh food and fish on display every day as well as major tourist resorts for lively nights and partying.  True sailing enthusiasts will also encounter private secluded beaches and harbours for a relaxing or indeed an active day at sea.  April, May and October are best times for real sailing enthusiasts, while other months are best for relaxing family adventures.

More about Dalmatia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istria
http://www.histrica.com/
http://www.istra.hr/en/experience_istria/about_Istria

How to get here: 
In addition to the very good flight connections to Pula airport, Dalmatia is also well connected with Western and Eastern Europe through its modern motorway network which was completed at the beginning of 21st Century.  Ljubljana and Trieste airport in Slovenia and Italy are also nearby.

Events in Istria:
There are numerous events in Istria  throughout the year.

The best known are certainly:
The Croatia Open ATP Tennis tournament
The Pula Film Festival
Croatian Summer Salsa Festival in Rovinj
Terra Magica Music Festival in Porec
Street Art Festival in Porec
Vinistra exhibition in Porec