8 Days Yacht Charter Itinerary on the beautiful Amalfi Coast

Starting and Ending in Naples

Explore the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Amalfi Coast of Southern Italy on a luxury yacht charter. Visit the famous island region of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with sites such as Procida, Ischia, Capri, Positano, and Salerno for your luxury yacht charter vacation! Whether chartering a sailing yacht, catamaran, motor yacht, or a high-end luxury superyacht, this 8-day, and 7-night Amalfi Coast yacht charter itinerary will take you to some of Italy’s top destinations.

Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy

Yacht Charter Day 1: Naples and Procida

The journey on the Amalfi coast starts from the Naples International Airport (Naples Capodichino Airport). Naples, the largest city in Southern Italy, is the first luxury charter yacht exploration port on the Amalfi coast. You can explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites -the Church of Santa Chiara and the Castel Nuovo– and enjoy the local cuisine.

Even though Procida is the smallest island among the three islands of the Gulf of Naples, it has great things to offer for luxury yacht charterers- a colorful Mediterranean landscape to gaze at, the sail around the coastline with ancient Terra Murata, and the Marina Grande waterfront.

Important Information

For those on a yacht charter equipped with scuba gear, The Sunken City of Baiae offers a unique and mesmerizing underwater exploration experience. Baiae dates back to the Roman Empire and was once a luxurious resort town renowned for its fancy villas, thermal baths, and grand architecture. Over time, due to volcanic activity, a significant portion of the city sank beneath the sea, now providing this fantastic and unique underwater archaeological site.

Don't Miss

  • Neapolitan pizza- This is where the world’s favorite snack food was invented, made from plain flour and topped with whatever was easily available in the territory – some fresh tomatoes, goat’s cheese, and herbs. They still make it as they used to centuries ago, and it’s just as delectable!
  • Terra Murata- a fortified medieval village, is accessible only through a steep climb from which you can admire a breathtaking view over the entire Gulf of Naples. What makes this place special are not only the medieval fortifications and the scenic views, but also the two long-range cannons dating back to the Neapolitan Republic of 1799.

Distance: 14 NM

The town of Procida is packed with colourful houses that reaches all the way to the very edge of the sea.
Colorful traditional houses in the Old town port of Procida island, Naples, Italy. It is known as the fisherman village.
Two lion statues in the foreground and behind it a beautiful old church bathed in warm sunlight in Naples
Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola by the Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples
Neapolitan Style Pizza on a wooden board - with buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce and fresh basil
Neapolitan Style Pizza with buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce and fresh basil


Set sail to the largest island of Naples Bay– the volcanic island of Ischia, only a short distance from Procida. Ischia is known for its therapeutic thermal water springs, rated as one of the world’s best natural spas. Discover the luscious greenery, fjords, and coves while roaming the sea around the island. Ischia is also well known for its vineyards producing world-famous wines, and has served as the setting for numerous movies such as “Cleopatra.

Anchor near Castello Aragonese, a castle connected to Ischia with a stone bridge built in 1441.

Important Information

  • You can witness the rare green ray during sunset from the Church of Soccorso– an experience you will miss without the freedom of a private yacht.
  • Scuba diving and bathing are non-permissible for non-residents in the marine protected areas of Ischia.
  • Fishing is only permitted with one pole and line.

Don't Miss

  • The hot springs – one of the world’s best natural spas.
  • The Museo Luchino Visconti, the former residence of the influential movie director is now a museum and cultural center featuring exhibitions, music performances, workshops, and films.
  • Designer boutiques and shops selling handicrafts mainly from the island’s traditional terracotta.

Distance: 9 NM

The Aragonese castle, an imposing fortress on the island of Ischia, Naples, Italy.
View From Aragonese Castle in Ischia
A view of Sant'Angelo in Ischia island in Italy

Yacht Charter Day 3: Capri

Anchor at Capri’s southern Marina Piccola, right behind the Faraglioni, and discover the lemon trees on the mountainside from your yacht. With a private yacht charter, you can find a secluded cove, have a swim, or roam the town for luxury vistas and cafes.

Capri is an island located off the tip of the Sorrentine Peninsula. It is one of the top destinations for yacht charters in this area and should not be missed. The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) is one of Capri’s most iconic natural attractions. This sea cave is renowned for its mesmerizing blue color, created by the sunlight filtering through an underwater cavity. Another huge attraction is the iconic sea stacks, known as the Faraglioni rocks, rising dramatically from the sea. Boat tours often take you through the arch of the Faraglioni for a memorable experience.

Capri town itself offers high-end shoppingfine dining, and a lively atmosphere. Explore the ruins of Villa Jovis, an ancient Roman villa, perched on the eastern cliffs of Capri. Built by Emperor Tiberius, it offers stunning views of the Gulf of Naples.

Important Information

All boat tours to Blue Grotto are led by an expert local skipper who knows the coastline intimately and can share insider history and anecdotes about Capri for an unforgettable trip!

Check the website (https://www.capri.com/en/c/motoscafisti-di-capri) for real-time data before chartering to the cove.

Don't Miss

  • The Blue Grotto: Sunlight passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern. It is only possible to enter the cave swimming or using the luxury yacht’s small tender and discover dazzling silver, emerald, and blue light effects created by the water and the sunlight passing through it.
  • The Faraglioni (known as Milsetone Rocks), off the coast of Capri, are imposing rocks rising from the sea at heights of over 100 meters, reachable only by sea and home to the island’s rare blue lizard, which can be seen basking in the sunlight.

Distance: 17 NM

Faraglioni Rocks in Capri Island along the Amalfi Coast. From Swimming around the rocks to the beautiful sunset, enjoy Faraglioni Rocks to the fullest.
Faraglioni Rocks, Capri Yacht Charter Holiday
Faraglioni Rocks, Capri
Bright Blue waters Inside Grotta Azzurra.

Yacht Charter Day 4: Sorrento

Indulge yourself in the La Dolce Vita feel while sailing back to the mainland to Sorrento, an impossibly picturesque little town, the mythological site of the Odyssey’s Sirens.

Cruise to Marina del Cantone, a small hidden gem at the old fishing village of Nerano, with a beautiful pebbled beach and many beach bars as well as a few Michelin-starred restaurants.

Consult your yacht charter for a private tour of Mount Vesuvius and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Important Information

Marina del Cantone’s pebbled beach is hard to reach by bus and ferry. The result of this is that it’s less crowded than nearby beaches, and thus more exclusive. Enjoy this secludedness on your private yacht charter.

Don't Miss

  • The chance to spot loggerhead sea turtles and dolphins cruising the Gulf of Sorrento
  • A visit to the famous, fragrant lemon tree groves, out of which the Limoncello liqueur is produced – this is where it originated.
  • Sorrento Cathedral – a medieval gem known for its intricate architecture and artistic significance.
  • The Basilica di Sant’Antonino, dedicated to the town’s patron saint, provides further insight into Sorrento’s religious and historical roots.

Distance: 8 NM

Aerial view of the coast of Sorrento in the Bay of Naples, Italy.
View of Sorrento's marina at summer.
Aerial view of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast in Italy.

Yacht Charter Day 5: Positano

Located on the other side of the peninsula, Positano offers some of the best views from a yacht on your Amalfi coast yacht charter. Here you will see ancient Roman villas, with a stunning mountainous backdrop, and its luscious vegetation.

You can customize your yacht charter itinerary and anchor near Grotta dello Smeraldo. Also known as Emerald Grotto, this magical cave offers quite a beautiful sight when the sunlight filters through the turquoise water into the grotto through underwater openings. It is home to an underwater nativity scene made up of ceramic statues, and every year at Christmas divers place flowers at the tableau.

Important Information

Sunbathe and relax at Fornillo Beach (its name derives from the fact that ancient Romans baked bread in stone ovens there) – rather than the crowded main beach Spiaggia Grande- for a calm and serene experience. From there, you can avoid the stairs and reach the mountaintop with cable cars for a breathtaking aerial view of Positano.

Don't Miss

  • As in most Southern Italy, the area is famous for its “cucina povera” (poor man’s kitchen), delicious cooking using only locally sourced and in-season ingredients. Some examples are spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams), scialatielli alle cozze (fresh pasta with mussels), best to be sampled accompanied by wine from the local world-class vineyards.
  • The “Walk of Gods” (also called Sentiero degli Dei). This is the most popular hike to do along the Amalfi Coast and it is famous for its jaw-dropping views over Positano and the Sorrento peninsula.

Distance: 15 NM

Morning view of Positano cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy
View of Praiano village from Path of the Gods - the famous trail at Amalfi coast
Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano is famous for its majolica-faced dome and the 13th century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary. The Walking Trail of the Gods connects Positano with other coastal towns.

Yacht Charter Day 6: Amalfi

Located on the central Amalfi Coast, Amalfi Town is a must-visit on an Amalfi Coast Yacht Charter. The town borders the Gulf of Salerno and is characterized by steep cliffs along its rugged coastline. The town is known for its dramatic coastal setting, with colorful buildings climbing up the steep slopes and overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Amalfi is renowned for its historical and cultural sites, notably the 9th-century Cathedral of St. Andrew. Beyond coastal charm, the region offers inland adventures with several popular trekking routes. The Path of Gods trail from Agerola to Positano is a highlight, along with hikes to Valle delle Ferriere’s waterfalls, and Monte Faito where you will get the most amazing panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula.

From here you can also visit Ravello, a beautiful town perched high above the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ravello is surrounded by lush gardens, terraced vineyards, and lemon groves, and offers stunning panoramic views of the coastline.

One of Ravello’s most iconic landmarks is Villa Rufolo, a historic villa known for its beautiful gardens. The villa dates back to the 13th century and has been a source of inspiration for many artists and writers. The annual Ravello Festival, featuring classical music concerts, takes place in the gardens of Villa Rufolo.

Important Information

Amalfi has a port called Porto di Amalfi, where yachts of various sizes can moor. Dock your charter yacht at Amalfi and enjoy a land excursion to Ravello.

Don't Miss

  • Amalfi is renowned for its historical and cultural sites, notably the 9th-century Cathedral of St. Andrew.
  • Fiordo di Furore, the Fjord of Fury, is one of the coast’s most unique geological features. Visitors can access the beach via a bridge and descend stairs along the gorge’s cliffs. The beach offers several trails, including one that leads to an old fishing village and another that provides stunning ocean views.
  • The Path of Gods trail from Agerola to Positano is a highlight, along with hikes to Valle delle Ferriere’s waterfalls, and Monte Faito where you will get the most amazing panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula.

Distance: 5 NM

Amalfi is famous for its lemons! Sample some of the local limoncello– a sweet lemon liqueur made using lemons from the Amalfi Coast.
Famous fiordo di furore beach seen from bridge. View of Furore creek, near Sorrento, Amalfi coast, southern Italy

Yacht Charter Day 7: Salerno

Salerno is the center point of a triangle nicknamed Tourist Triangle of the 3 P’s (namely a triangle with the corners being Pompei, Positano, and Paestum). The latter is a popular seaside resort with long sandy beaches, as well as famous Greek ruins including three of the best preserved ancient temples.

In the heart of Salerno Old Town, well worth a visit is Minerva’s Garden, with many rare plants and flowers of therapeutic (used as medicine in the Middle Ages) as well as ornamental value, such as the luscious rose beds.

Important Information

  • If you are a golfing enthusiast, the place to be is the Golf Club Salerno. The club terrain is flat, so it is perfect for amateur golfers as well.

Don't Miss

  • The many workshops and retail stores manufacture and sell the famous Majolica pottery, one of the finest species of ceramics in the world. Not cheap, but very rare and beautiful. A couple of majolica espresso cups will attract envy back home.
  • Salerno’s cathedral, the Duomo di Salerno, was consecrated in 1085 and is considered a wonder of medieval architecture. According to legend, it houses the remains of Apostle Matthew.

Distance: 8 NM

Beach and houses from stone pier on sunny summer day, Salerno, Campania, Italy
View of Salerno and the Gulf of Salerno Campania Italy
The amazing "Luci d'Artista" (artist lights) in Salerno during Christmas time, Campania, Italy.

Yacht Charter Day 8: Cruising Back to Naples

Cruising back to Naples port for the nearby Naples International airport is the longest sailing of this yacht charter. Cruising through the Mediterranean waters, you can enjoy the beautiful coastline, greenery, picturesque little villages perched on the rocky coast, and the calmness of the sea for one last time.

The Gulf of Naples on the way back to the city’s busy port offers amazing scenery as well as the opportunity to re-visit some of the best places you have seen, perhaps accompanied by dolphins frolicking along the yacht’s bow.

Enjoy the crewed yacht’s luxury amenities and local cuisine prepared and served on board, al fresco, before making the final port.

Important Information

Drop anchor and indulge in water activities such as swimming, jet skiing or snorkeling if you don’t have to rush to catch a flight- or you can sunbathe on the yacht’s deck while enjoying the picture-perfect scenery.

You should ask for the yacht charter service for a short transfer to the airport by car. Also, Covid-19 regulations have been revoked so you don’t need to do an RTPCR or antigen test 72 hours before leaving the country.

Don't Miss

  • The opportunity to soak in an open-air jacuzzi, some fine dining, and cocktails in the sun deck, while watching the world go by!
  • Water toys, a sumptuous lunch, and sunbathing.

Distance: 30 NM

Luxury yatch in front of Atrani village (Amalfi coast) Italy
Amalfi Town, Italy
Amalfi Town, Italy
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