Stretching from the Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno, visit the famous island region of the Tyrrhenian sea like Procida, Ischia, Capri, Positano, and Salerno for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in A private yacht charter itinerary!
A Luxury (“LUSSO”) Amalfi Yacht Charter Itinerary
Explore the beauty of the UNESCO world heritage site, Amalfi coast of Southern Italy on a luxury motor 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!
A private yacht charter itinerary will give you the freedom to drop anchor anywhere you want on the Amalfi coast.
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.
You should try scuba diving in the sunken city of Baia – given that the luxury yacht charter can accommodate diving. It is a wonderful sight, the ruins of the city visible at easy, recreational depths of 4 – 12 meters, so accessible even to novice divers. Even if you are not a diver, the original statues recovered from the site are now on display without getting wet at the Castle of Baia.
- 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
Yacht Charter Day 2: Ischia
Set sail to the largest island of Naples bay– the volcanic island of Ischia, a short distance from Procida, known for its therapeutic thermal water springs, being 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.
- 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 with only one pole and line.
- Hot springs, churches, majestic old villas, and volcanic soils.
- 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
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.
Sail to Marina Grande, with spectacular views of the rugged coastline surrounding the Capri isle. Don’t miss the main town, Capri, filled with gardens, Roman remains, and many medieval churches.
A skipper checks Blue grotto everyday before giving permission to enter. Check the website (https://www.capri.com/en/c/motoscafisti-di-capri) for real time data before chartering to the cove.
- 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
Yacht Charter Day 4: Sorento
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.
Spend more time sailing at Marina del Cantone’s pebbled beach with a private yacht charter, as it is hard to reach by buses and typical ferry rides. The result of this is that it’s less crowded than nearby beaches, and thus more exclusive.
- 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.
Distance: 8 NM
Yacht Charter Day 5: Positano
Further south, and on the other side of the peninsula, Positano offers some of the best views from a yacht on your Amalfi coast yacht charter- ancient Roman villas, mountains, and luscious vegetation with the Mediterranean sea as a backdrop.
You can customize your yacht charter itinerary and anchor near Grotta dello Smeraldo – this, the Emerald Grotto, is a magical experience: when 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.
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.
- 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
Yacht Charter Day 6: Amalfi Coast
Amalfi coast is a 34-mile-long coastline– a paradise for yacht charters and impossible to reach by land. While cruising along the Amalfi coast, you can enjoy the shoreline’s beauty and the hospitality of the yacht’s crews- be it a jacuzzi or a sumptuous Italian meal.
There are a lot of places to visit in the town, like Villa Cimbrone (a private hotel whose gardens are open to the public and it ranks, perhaps, as the most memorable sight on the Amalfi Coast), hiking trails, and beaches.
Pick a secluded place near the sky-high and try Jet skiing from your yacht.
- Indulge in the beauty of the long coast from the luxury yacht. The Amalfi Coast is an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape that has evolved over many centuries into an area of great physical beauty and natural diversity. It has been intensively settled since the early Middle Ages. There are a number of towns, such as Amalfi and Ravello, with architectural and artistic works of great significance.
- 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.
Distance: 5 NM
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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.
- 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: 93 NM