As Mediterranean destinations go, you can’t go wrong with an Amalfi Coast luxury yacht charter. You’ll sail around the Campania region of Southern Italy and among the Phlegraean Islands. Here you’ll find colorful seaside villages, lively piazzas, and the ruins of old mills and Roman palaces. On the other hand, you can also enjoy fine dining and chic boutiques while experiencing the allure of Italian luxury.
Trips to the Amalfi Coast will have access to the best of the Mediterranean’s mild climate. Winds are generally calm but breezy towards the southwest. Temperatures usually range from the mid-70’s to high 80’s between May and October. Because of the pleasant sailing and short distances, we recommend chartering a sailing yacht, catamaran, or even a motor yacht for quicker transit time. Have a look at our sample itinerary and then head over to our booking page to make an inquiry.
First Day: Procida - 12 nautical miles (from Naples)
Don’t let Procida’s small size deter you. Take in its picture perfect, rainbow-colored houses as you dock at one of its marinas. One of the Phlegrean Islands in the Bay of Naples, Procida has kept some of its old world, Italian charm. Get to know its personality through the three main marinas: Procida, Corricella, Chiaiolella, where you can make your way through the shops, bars, and restaurants that teem with life, day or night.
Second Day: Ischia - 6 nautical miles
With sandy beaches, thermal springs, and beautiful gardens, Ischia’s natural elements are its main attraction. La Mortella, the island’s botanical garden, hosts outdoor concerts on its terraces. Negombo, in the Bay of San Montano, is a hydrothermal spa park where you can rejuvenate mind and body. Or, if you just feel like having a drink, the island’s best bars are located on the north coast, right off the marina closest to the island’s medieval Aragonese Castle.
Third Day: Capri - 17 nautical miles
Capri Island. Photo by @kenfrancisphotos. Used with permission.
An island of contrasts, you’ll find expensive boutiques frequented by the rich and famous, along with the crumbling ruins of a Roman Emperor’s palace. Sip drinks and people watch in the Piazzette, or take a stroll along the Augustus Gardens’ pathway with its sweeping views of the sea and coastline. If you want to stick to the water, both the Faraglioni Rocks and Blue Grotto are worthwhile attractions that are only accessible by boat.
Fourth Day: Nerano - 5.5 nautical miles
Nerano. Photo by @mariannadsp. Used with permission.
On the southwestern point of the Amalfi coast lies the secluded fishing village of Nerano. Here you can taste the region’s specialty dish, Spaghetti alla Nerano, served with fresh zucchini and locally made cheeses. However, Nerano’s main attractions are its beaches. Enjoy the pebble beach of the Marina del Cantone for a more touristy vibe or ditch the colorful umbrellas and beach resorts for the secluded Bay of Ieranto, where you must hike among olive trees to take a dip in its crystal blue waters.
Fifth Day: Positano - 6.5 nautical miles
The Cliffs of Positano. Photo by @kenfrancisphotos. Used with permission.
Admire the colorful houses from your yacht charter as you come ashore on Positano. Then head uphill to explore the sloping streets and alleyways full of chic hotels, shops, restaurants, and cafes. Its two main beaches will either leave you feeling luxe (Spiaggia Grande) or laid back (Spiaggia del Fornillo). Although it has a relatively small nightlife scene, Positano’s chic club, Music on the Rocks, has a magical atmosphere perfect for dancing.
Sixth Day: Amalfi - 7 nautical miles
Amalfi. Photo by @mariannadsp. Used with permission.
Visiting Amalfi requires a love for life and experiencing all it has to offer. You can hike among the lemon groves, then sample a bottle of locally made Limoncello. Explore the ruins of old paper mills and then learn their history in the Museum of Paper. Restaurants, cafes, and bars are centralized by the beach here or near the Piazza Duomo, home to a 9th century cathedral, cloister, and museum complex. Be sure to try a traditional Amalfi cake, with delicious pear and ricotta filling, at one of the local bakeries before you leave!
Seventh Day: Sorrento - 20 nautical miles
Sorrento. Photo by @mariannadsp. Used with permission.
Historic Sorrento has plenty of interesting sites to peruse. Museo Correale di Terranova’s European and Asian artifacts are a definite point of interest along with its scenic gardens and grounds. For awe-inspiring views of Mt. Vesuvius, head to Villa Comunale Park. Wander through the pedestrian friendly town to Piazza Tasso, where you’ll find dozens of restaurants, cafes, gelaterias and the occasional palace. There’s even a deep valley in the middle of the city with the ruins of a sawmill overgrown with greenery found below.
Eighth Day: Naples - 13.5 nautical miles
Marina Napoli. Photo by @mariannadsp. Used with permission.
You’ll both start and end your Amalfi coast yacht charter itinerary in gorgeous Naples, whose city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. History and culture go hand and hand in Naples, with the latter consisting of a theatre, ballet, and opera. The palaces, churches, castles, and ruins here could keep you busy for days, but it’s also a great jumping off point to visit the ancient city of Pompeii, buried by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Just make sure you try an authentic Pizza Margherita, the city’s delectable, signature pie before you depart Naples for home.
Ready to take in the good food, rich history, and colorful islands off the Amalfi coast? Find the yacht of your dreams and book your trip today!