Hiring a boat in Trieste is an excellent way to explore the hidden beauties of the Adriatic coast. Trieste is known for its broad gulf, tiny bays, and breathtaking reefs. The city has a population of about 200,000 people and offers a mosaic of histories where multiple cultures and traditions meet. With a private boat in Trieste, you can escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the corner of Adriatic paradise, ideal for those seeking peace. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without one if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Manfalcone or the Karst region that extends towards Slovenia. You also have the option to rent a motorboat; their fast cruising speed will allow you to plan a trip towards farther destinations, such as Grado, in a shorter amount of time. If you book a catamaran, you can enjoy a special event with the perfect amenities on board. You may also plan the perfect romantic getaway towards Venice or celebrate your wedding anniversary with your significant other. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat and explore the wonders of the Adriatic coast for as many days as you wish.
Trieste is located in the easternmost region of Italy, bordered by Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea. The Gulf of Trieste serves as a natural port that spans over an area of 55 km wide. Besides the opportunity to sail and discover hidden bays, coves, and beaches, the Gulf of Trieste offers watersport activities and endless fun. Among the splendors of the coast and the wonderful idea to rent a boat in Trieste, a tour to the historical and architectural wonders of the city is highly recommended. From 1382 to 1918 Trieste belonged to the Habsburg Monarchy and became the fourth-largest city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1920, it was transferred to Italy and throughout the 20th century many great writers lived here, among them were Umberto Saba, Italo Svevo, and James Royce.
Trieste hosts the biggest sailing regatta in the world. It is known as the Barcolana and has roughly 2,200 yachts lined up on its starting line every October. Trieste also hosts the second-largest synagogue in Europe, the biggest cave visited by tourists (known as the Grotta Gigante), and the biggest sea-facing square in Europe (known as the Piazza Unita). The city offers more than 700 cafés. It has been referred to as the largest coffee harbor of the Mediterranean.
For some extra sightseeing options, you can visit the Canal Grande, the Roman theater, and the Miramare castle. Trieste forms a Karst plateau, where many small villages (such as Prosecco, San Dorligo Della Valle, and Samatorza) offer wild excursions that range from trekking to kayaking and scuba diving. Once you have had your fill of the summer street life of Trieste, it is time for you to combine an adventure by the sea and explore the hidden gems that stretch from the gulf to the Adriatic Sea.
To spend a wonderful yacht charter holiday in Trieste, you can plan a trip to Manfalcone or explore the shores of Slovenia. If you choose to head out from the Gulf of Trieste towards the Slovenian coast, you can make a stop at Muggia. Porto San Rocco is a tourist harbor with excellent facilities and offers a great stop before reaching Koper and Izola. The Slovenian coast is only 46 km long but offers a fantastic seaside experience. Towns you can explore include Piran and Portoroz. They both have a unique history and a true spirit of a Meditteranean lifestyle. By renting a sailboat with a skipper, you can plan a special cruise towards Venice or continue sailing down the Istrian coast towards Porec and Rovinj.
By renting a boat in Trieste, you may also plan a day cruise to Duino and Manfalcone.
Duino is renowned for its limestone cliffs and Natural Reserve, which offer perfect diving and snorkeling activities. Further along the coast, you will find the magnificent Bay of Sistiana and the exclusive beachfront of Portopiccolo. Baia Sistiana is considered one of the best beaches of Duino. This is also where you can find the biggest cave in Europe, known as the Grotta Gigante. Not too far from there, you will find Marina Julia; a quintessential wind spot for kite-surfing fans. The shallow coastal waters and the North-easterly bora winds create the perfect conditions to entertain sport and sailing enthusiasts.
If you want to extend your cruise, you can plan an excursion towards Grado, a historic center situated on a narrow strip of land, surrounded by lagoons. Guests may enjoy the beaches, waterfront cafés, and stroll inside the town. Some beaches you must visit around the lagoon include Spiaggia Principale and Spiuaggia Costa Azzurra. If you want to relive the dramatic history of the Roman Empire, Grado has plenty of sites that dive into the ruins of the ancient Basilica as well as the remains of public baths.
Below you will find some useful information related to your boat rentals in Trieste.
Port Trieste: Situated on the NE coast in the Gulf of Trieste and covers about 2.3 million square meters.
The port has two marinas that can accommodate several yachts.
Marina San Giusto: Offers 226 berths, with a maximum length of 24 meters and a max draft of 17 meters. The marina offers fuel, provisions, and facilities for all boat owners and yachts.
Bacino Sacchetta: A large, sheltered marina that can accommodate about 400 vessels. Water and electricity are offered for all berths.
The Port of Trieste is roughly 32 km away from the airport (28-min drive).
Porticciolo di Duino: Situated on the Bay of Sistiana, offers 117 berths. It is a prestigious marina with many shops, several bars and restaurants, swimming pools, and a spa. The marina offers 24/7 surveillance, Wi-Fi, cleaning services, and maintenance work.
Tenuta Primero marina, Grado: The marina has a berthing capacity of 270 vessels and can take yachts that go up to 24 meters in length. There is also crane service and maintenance. You can rent a boat from here and go for an excursion to the Gulf of Trieste or pay a visit to Barbana Island around the lagoon of Grado.
Trieste’s airport is roughly 16 km away from Tenuta Primero.
Trieste connects Venice, Brindisi, Bari, and Ancona by ferry boat.
You can travel to Porec, Rovinj and Porec from Trieste’s Port.
From Trieste, you may also take the ferry to Corfu, Kefalonia, Patras, and Paxi.
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