The Best Boat Hires in Mykonos, Greece

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What to know about hiring a boat in Mykonos

Hiring a yacht while in Mykonos is one of the best ways to enjoy the splendor and luxury of the island. You can cruise around the coastline, admiring different spots of Mykonos, or take a day trip by boat to another nearby island. You can charter a yacht with a professional captain who can create an itinerary. If you’d rather cruise on your own, you can hire a powerboat or a catamaran and sail to your heart’s content. Choose from day boat hires to week-long boating excursions.

Sailing the Aegean Sea is a thrilling experience to have in Mykonos. On a monohull or catamaran sailboat, you can cruise by wind along the coast, admiring the rugged landscape of the island. A special boating experience to have is a private cruise from Mykonos to Delos. It's a tiny island nearby that is an uninhabited archaeological site.

Boat parties are a popular choice in Mykonos for travelers. It's perfect if you're looking to spend a day on the water without the hassle of driving a boat or planning anything. Spend hours cruising the scenic bays on a boat deck with a live DJ and flowing beverages. This is the safest way to party on the water, with professionals driving you around the gorgeous perimeter of Mykonos.

Kayak and canoe tours from Mykonos are a great way for active travelers to incorporate some fitness into their travels. Hire a kayak on your own to explore the coves and beaches of Mykonos, or opt for a guided tour to show you some highlights. On a tour, you'll also stop for a snorkel, and enjoy a cold drink. You can also try stand-up paddling boarding!

For sporty travelers looking for an adrenaline rush, hiring a jetski, going on a scuba diving charter or trying flyboarding are all things you can do while on holiday in Mykonos.

Boating Events in Mykonos

The Mykonos Offshore Regatta is a sailing regatta in February. It’s an exciting competition put on by the Royal Cape Yacht Club and Club Mykonos and takes place in the bays surrounding the island. There is also an inflatable powerboat race that takes place annually on Mykonos.

Other Things To Do

Spending a day soaking up the sun on the beach is a pretty obvious choice for most visitors in Mykonos. Some of the beautiful beaches of the island include Platis Beach, Psarrou, and Kalafati. These are the primary tourist beaches where you can hire a lounge chair and umbrella if you plan on being there all day. Ornos beach is gorgeous with a backdrop of stark white homes and is the beach to visit for wind sports.

One of the best things to do while in Mykonos is to explore the island on foot. The old port, the Church of Paraportiani and the famous windmills are landmarks that are worth seeing in person. The public transport system on Mykonos is good considering it is an island, but you can also get around by a hired car or motorcycle.

If you enjoy shopping, be sure to take time to check out Matoyianni street, a captivating street in Mykonos town that is full of shops and market stalls.

Marinas in Mykonos

There are marinas located all around Mykonos, but the majority of them are on the Western Coast near the ferry ports. Saint Anna is a marina on the east side of Mykonos, near the town of Kalafati. Other marinas include Tourlos Mykonos and Kousathanas P. The marinas in Mykonos are close to lovely Greek restaurants and provide beautiful views of the port and the sea.

About Mykonos

Mykonos is a stunning Greek Island in the Aegean Sea. It’s part of the Cyclades group of islands and is close to Naxos and Paros. Known for charming white houses that speckle the coastline like pearls against the sapphire blue water of the sea. It’s a popular tourist destination that has pockets of vibrant nightlife, gorgeous beaches, and enchanting streets to explore.

The best time of year to visit Mykonos is during the late spring and early summer months of April through June. July and August can be scorching hot and dry, with heavy tourist crowds and higher prices. The autumn is a gorgeous time to visit, but by late October, most of the island is quiet and some resorts and businesses close down. The winter is the rainy season, but winters are mild and never get too cold.

The easiest way to arrive in Mykonos is to fly directly to the island, but these flights can be very expensive, especially during the peak season. Flying to Athens and then taking a ferry from the Piraeus port is typically a more affordable option. The ferry takes between 3 and 6 hours, depending on the speed and service you choose.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Mikonos.

  1. RC
    46' Okeanos Cruising Catamaran Charter in Ornos, Greece

    We had an amazing day with Michael and his crew!! Great service and they knew all the best places to go. The lunch was amazing too! We will definitely sail with Michael again soon.

  2. LL
    46' Okeanos Cruising Catamaran Charter in Ornos, Greece

    Don’t miss this!! We had a great private full day trip to Delos, Rineia and other coves. Food was excellent, drinks were plentiful and the staff were fantastic. Very personably and knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!

  3. JC
    45' Cruising Catamaran Charter in Míkonos

    My friends and I had a fantastic afternoon on Michael’s catamaran, it was simply perfect. Communication beforehand was beyond responsive, everything ran on time on the day and the boat crew were fantastic. The lunch was so delicious too. Just a perfect day out on the water in Mykonos, and great value for money. Would highly recommend. Thank you Michael and team!

  4. BJ
    45' Cruising Catamaran Charter in Míkonos

    My group and I had an incredible time on this boat and I would highly recommend it. The crew was outstanding, very nice and helpful guys that took us around several breathtaking spots to hang out and swim and/or check out different views. The captain was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had, the chef was very kind as well and prepared us an amazing feast of authentic Greek food. I can’t imagine what would have made it better. Definitely would do this again.

  5. WK
    45' Cruising Catamaran Charter in Míkonos

    Amazing experience and well worth it!