Sailing on Amalfi Coast

Magic Amalfi Coast - a UNESCO heritage area

Explore Italy’s glamorous Amalfi Coast, from Sorrento down to Punta Campanella and of course don't miss out on the most famous itinerary highlights (and most photographed in the Amalfi) Positano, Capri, Prochida and Ischia. What makes this area so unique is that it is actually not just one place, but rather many small and beautiful towns, each with its one character that makes up what we call the Amalfi coast.

Visit the famous Faraglioni Rocks in Capri, enjoy the magnificent amphitheatric views in Positano and make sure you try the famous Limoncello and fresh seafood in local restaurants and open air-markets.

Magically suspended between the blue sky and the iridescent colored sea, the Amalfi coast seems to be born from the palette of a painter who wanted to use warmer color gradients for creating a landscape that enchants the visitor at the first shot, giving a thrilling experience and such evocative view to doubt, for a moment, it is real. It is the land where the sweet scent of lemon blossoms harmonizes itself with the most aromatic one of the Mediterranean vegetation and the acrid aroma of saltiness; where the brilliant colors of the majolica domes, bougainvillea, and carnations pergolas give an evident colored touch to the typical whitewashed houses, clinging to the last offshoots of the Lattari Mounts that plunge dramatically into the sea. A vertical landscape, in short, is characterized by a picturesque labyrinth of stairways and narrow alleys, connecting the two main elements of this landscape: the mountains and the sea.


Amalfi coast weather conditions

On the Amalfi coast, you can expect warm weather, sunny days and blue skies. During summer temperatures average 25-30 degrees Celcius and the prevailing winds blow mainly from the South at 5 - 20 knots.

Best time to sail in Amalfi

The best time for an Amalfi Coast yacht charter is during the summer months, however, as the weather is mild during the shoulder months too, you could also consider visiting in May, September or October, although you may encounter rainy weather in autumn.

Where to chart your Amalfi yacht charter?

Most yacht charters on the Amalfi coast start from Naples, or the neighboring Salerno and Castellammare di Stabia. These start-point towns are well-served by the international airport of Naples.

Vacation tips for Amalfi Coast: Sightseeing & Mooring Options

One thing that should be high on your must-see places list is the village of Positano. It is colourful, pretty and unique and mainly known for its big lemons used for the region's famous "Limoncello" liquor.

There are various mooring options at the Amalfi Coast, from secluded bays and small-town ports to large (and quite expensive) marinas. If you are visiting during the high season (July-August), make sure to reserve places in advance, as this area can get quite crowded with yachts in the summer.

This sailing destination is ideal for beginner and advanced sailors alike.

The Amalfi Coast is one of our favorite destinations; with impressive rock structures, clifftop towns and authentic Italian restaurants, this iconic coast is even better in real life than it is in pictures! It is a popular honeymoon destination as the towns are oozing with romance and charm, it also makes a great family holiday due to the endless activities for children and groups.

Day 1. Salerno (check-in)
Salerno is a lively seaport on the southeastern edge of Italy's Amalfi Coast. Though the region is typically known as a jet-setters' paradise, less-glitzy Salerno has become a popular destination for travelers seeking a more tranquil, but nonetheless fascinating place to discover ancient historical sights, sparkling beaches, nature parks, and authentic southern Italian cuisine.

Day 2. Salerno → Amalfi
Departing from Salerno, which hosts beautiful medieval buildings and such as the Duomo Cathedral as well as trendy wine bars and boutiques, board your yacht and head to Amalfi! Once you arrive, explore this sun-drenched petite town that has a small beach and winding narrow alleyways entrenched with medieval influences. Take a long, lingering lunch before heading back to your yacht to lounge in the sun for a lazy afternoon.

Day 3. Sorrento → Capri

It is time to head to Capri! This should excite any shopaholics in the group, as well as foodies or photographers. The 'Blue Grotto' is a popular attraction where you can get extremely close to the boulders with your luxury yacht, then dive off the platform and be dazzled by the water shining a brilliant blue. This stylish Italian destination is increasingly popular due to the boutiques, designer shops, restaurants and lemon trees! Be sure to sample Capri's most famous dishes, such as an Insalata Caprese filled with juicy tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and drizzled with local olive oil! For something sweet, try the flourless, almond and chocolate torta Caprese - sure to go down a treat.

Day 4. Capri → Ischia

Enjoy a leisurely morning and then continue onto the volcanic island of Ischia. Your crew can take you to Castello Aragonese, towering high above on the rocks. Absorb the stunning surroundings and the clear view of the city and harbor of Forio. In the quaint village of Forio, make sure not to miss the thermal baths which are Ischia’s pride and joy! The volcanic activity provides thermal springs and volcanic mud, to cleanse and relax. Head over to Ischia Porto, which is lined with bars and restaurants where you can also find clubs if you fancy having a dance with some locally produced wine in hand!

Day 5. Ischia → Procida

Today, cruise over to Procida, the smallest Island off the mainland and the Bay of Naples' best-kept secret. Dine in one of the seaside restaurants whilst enjoying the wonderful fragrance of nearby lemon groves and admiring the picturesque pastel-colored houses. Ideal for exploring by foot, wander through the sun-drenched streets before enjoying a sunset aperitif by the Marina Grande.

Day 6. ProcidaSorrento

Enjoy the beautiful cruise over to Sorrento; relax on your aft deck and feel the breeze in your hair whilst enjoying a refreshing drink, and socializing with your friends and family. Lunch will be at anchor on the way, with the opportunity to have a swim and perhaps snorkel before continuing the journey if you need a refreshing dip. If you want to hop on land, go for it. Explore the cobbled back streets and taste the Gelato at Raki; they have a myriad of flavors, including walnut and honey or vanilla and ginger!

Day 7. SorrentoPositano → Salerno

On the last day, cruise back to Salerno, disembarking your yacht after a truly incredible trip along the Amalfi Coast!

If time permits (start the day early), stop at Positano, a chic town with peach and terracotta piled on top of each other; explore steep streets flanked with smart restaurants and fashionable retailers, or simply relax in the harbor aboard your luxury yacht! Dine at the easy-going and unassuming Da Bruno, a restaurant overlooking the town serving simple dishes southern-Italian style. If you fancy something a bit more glamorous, head to Next2, an alfresco restaurant facing the sea that serves delectable dishes of grilled octopus and fresh pasta! Head onto Fiordo di Furore, a little town with a natural port that appears as a crack in the hillside. This peaceful town is perfect to relax as you sit back on your luxury yacht with a sundowner in hand.

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