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Naples Yacht Charter Guide – All You Need to Know

View on Naples coast

Are you chartering soon in Naples? If so, That’s wonderful!
But.. before sailing to this beautiful destination, wouldn’t you like to know where to go, what to do, and where to eat? If so, then you are in the right place! Here is your best Naples yacht charter guide so you can get the most out of your sailing trip!


About Naples

Naples is a beautiful city situated in Italy’s southern and is the third largest town in Italy. Just nearby is the famous Mount Vesuvius an active volcano that has destroyed the city of Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79. Naples is home to beautiful architectures, churches, relevant art and delicious local restaurants.

Today many travelers come to visit this fantastic place to enjoy seeing ancient ruins, famous monuments, delightful food, tasty wine, and the breathtaking views in relaxing environments.

Without a doubt, Naples is one of the finest destinations in the Mediterranean, combining beauty, culture, art, and gastronomy.

Best places to sail



Sorrento is situated in Southern Italy facing the Bay of Naples. It is a popular tourists destination. The town possesses beautiful architecture, many shops and plenty of cafes and restaurants.
Sorrento, Naples, and Pompeii are so close to each other “only about 40 minutes by boat” that you can easily visit all of these islands in a short amount of time.

 Bridge in Sorrento

Best Activities

1) Pompeii

Make a day trip to Pompeii and visit one of the best wineries in Naples (4 hours per tour) or discover the extraordinary ruins of Pompeii (2 hours per tour)


2) Marina Grande
Take a walk down the cliff to the Marina Grande and enjoy strolling around all the shops and bars while watching breathtaking views.


3) Church of San Francesco
Get back in time to the fourteenth century at the Cloister of San Francesco to admire its fantastic architecture and to enjoy the classical concerts in the evenings during the summer.


4) Best beaches
Enjoy the best beaches of Sorrento such as the small Marina Picolla which you can access by steps. About 10 to 15 minutes walk from the center of Sorrento town is Marina Grande, a beautiful sandy beach. Punto del Capo is by far the most attractive beach situated further South.



Best Place to Eat


1) Ristorante Bagni Delfino

Enjoy a good meal at the Ristorante Bagni Delfino on the waterfront while watching beautiful views of the Bay of Naples. If you stay at Sorrento, please do yourself a favor and eat at this fantastic restaurant. This is by far the best eatery in Sorrento!


2) L’Antica Trattoria

L’Antica Trattoria is located in the heart of the ancient town. Just one step into this restaurant and you’ll feel in a real paradise. The place is filled with plants and flowers, and the meals are served under a beautiful pergola covered with vines. The atmosphere is exceptional, and the food is excellent!


Capri is an island that lies in the Bay of Naples well known for its spectacular landscape, chic boutiques, and first-class hotels. The Blue Grotto is one of the most popular natural sites on the island, a beautiful underwater cave where the sunlight reflects on the electric blue water which makes this cavern so unique. The dramatic cove-studded coastline of Capri continues to attract a significant amount of tourist and yachts every year in the summer.

Rocks in Capri

Best Activities


1) I Faraglioni

Have an unforgettable tour at the famous I Faraglioni rock formation. There are three of them. The first one is named Stella, the second Faraglione di Mezzo and the third one is the Scopolo. Passing through this piece of heaven is a must if you are in Capri! Be aware that this place is only accessible by boat!


2) Blue Grotto

Visit the famous Blue Grotto and experience the beautiful light flowing into the caves. As I have mentioned above, this place is very popular and of course, worth the visit!


3) Garden of Augustus

The trip wouldn’t be complete without having a pleasant walk in the public Garden of Augustus and enjoy the spectacular views of the Faraglioni rocks and the hills. You need to climb many steps to get to the top, but it is worth the effort! Don’t forget to take some pictures!


4) Piazza Umberto I

Take the time to scroll around the Piazza Umberto I the main square in Capri. There are plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants, and shops to enjoy. It is packed with tourists during the season, so getting a place for a drink won’t be so easy. It is better to make reservations. It’s a lovely spot to relax and watch comings and goings, especially in the evening!



Best Places to Eat


1) Pizzeria Verginiello

Few steps from the famous square of Capri “the Piazza Umberto I”, you’ll find the Pizzeria Verginiello restaurant where you can enjoy the fantastic views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius while eating delicious seafood dishes and pizzas.


2) Da Paolino Lemon trees

There is something for everyone’s taste at the Da Paolino Lemon trees. Whoever visit Capri should experience this restaurant at least once. Eating under lemon trees is not something you do every day. The atmosphere is relaxing and charming!


Ischia is renown to be the most beautiful as well as the largest island in the Bay of Naples. IT is quite easy to reach Ischia from Naples by boat as there is only 30 km distance that separates them. Ischia is frequented mostly by German and Italian tourists that come to enjoy the natural thermal springs, spa, and the beauty of Ischia.

 Boat on the water in Ischia

Best Activities


1) Giardini La Mortella

Have a walk in The famous Giardini La Mortella botanic garden that has been created by William Walton an Eglish composer and his spouse. This beautiful garden is filled with more than 300 unusual exotic plants along with fantastic statues and waterfalls from across the world. The perfect place to enjoy the nature! (2 hours per tour)


2) Castello Aragonese

Many travelers come to Ischia especially to visit the Castello Aragonese, a beautiful site situated on the top of the hill. The elevator will bring you up to the castle where you can learn about the history and heritage of the place while exploring the most beautiful landscapes. Expect to walk a lot, but you can always stop in one the cafes inside to rest! (2 hours per tour)


3) Sant’Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

Stroll in one of the prettiest seashore villages on Ischia. Sit down and relax in one of the restaurants to have a refreshing drink while sucking up the ambiance and watching the passersby who walk around the harbor. There are plenty of shops selling limoncello, potteries, and souvenirs along with plenty of cafes and bars. A lovely place to spend the day!


4) Chiesa del Soccorso

Just nearby Forio center is the Chiesa Del Soccorso, a beautiful little church located on a cliff from where you can enjoy the gorgeous views of the island and the sea filled with boats. The church is remarkably preserved and possesses a room especially dedicated to the visit of Pope John Paul II. A real gem!


Best Places to Eat


1) Aglio Olio e Pomodoro

Aglio Olio e Pomodoro restaurant is located in the old town of Ischia Ponte that offer delicious Mediterranean dishes served in ceramic bowls. If you are looking for generous portions, fresh food, and friendly service, this is the perfect place to eat! Book in advance as the restaurant is consistently busy.


2) Ristorante Da Ciccio

The Da Ciccio Restaurant is located in Ischia Ponte just close to the castle. The fresh food, the warm service, and the ambiance make this place unique and fantastic. The eatery serves authentic homemade food and wine right from the island in a real Italian atmosphere. Don’t leave before tasting their tasty espresso!



Pozzuoli is a beautiful city of Naples located in the Campania region and also the main city of the Phlegrean Penninsula. This fabulous old town was created in 530 BC and was the first harbor of the Roman Empire. Today Pozzuoli is an attractive destination, especially for the Italians. The distance between Pozzuoli, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples, Capri, and Procida are about thirty kilometers away from each other. No doubt that this incredible secret gem of Naples will offer you the real taste of Italy!

 View on Pozzuoli Coast

Best Activities


1) Vulcano Solfatara

Have a walk inside the active crater in the Vulcano Solfatara. There is nothing to worry as the volcano is sleeping but there is still gases that emit at the surface. You’ll see some smoking holes and a mud lac. Be aware that it is very smoky, hot, humid and the smell of sulfur is strong. It is highly recommended to visit this site early in the morning in the summer as it is incredibly hot there, yet beautiful spot to see!


2) Amphitheatre Flavius

If you are a fan of Spartacus, then the Amphitheatre Flavius will meet all your expectations. Not only you can visit the arena where all the creatures were kept, but you can also visit the underground of Colosseo. As you walk through, you can feel what the gladiators have endured. The sight is incredibly well maintained and worth to see! (30 to 60 minutes per tour)


3) Centro Sub Campi Flegrei

Dive among stunning archaeology and beautiful statues in the Centro Sub Flegrei located in the Archaeology Park of Baia. There is the possibility to rent snorkeling and scuba diving equipment. The dive center features all the amenities needed to enjoy the day such as a private beach, sauna, showers, changing rooms, lockers, a cafeteria and a bar. Highly recommended!

Best Places to Eat


1) Putipu Bistro

Putipu Bistro is an excellent restaurant that offers impeccable services with personal attention. The decor and the atmosphere are very nice. They serve fantastic seafood with tasty wine and many other delicious dishes at reasonable prices. A place not to miss!


2) La Fattoria del Campiglione

La Fattoria del Campiglione is a restaurant that specialized in all sorts of steaks. The food is absolutely divine, and the wine is superb. You need to come with a good appetite when you arrive as they serve generous portions. When you eat there, no matter where you are, you will want to cross the world just to eat again in this incredible place. It is recommended to book in advance!


When is the Best Time to sail?

The tourist seasons generally start from April through September. April through June, pleasant weather, no crowds, and the prices are lower. From July through August, yacht charters prices increase, it is crowded, and all the concerts and events occur during these periods. September, crowds are gone, and the temperatures are still agreeable.



How to Get There?

The best way to fly into Naples is via the Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) This Airline is located about 10 miles Southeast of Fort Myers, US. It is renowned for being the busiest airport in Florida.



A Great Stay Before Beginning Your Charter?

If you consider arriving few days before the sailing trip departure or decide to extend your journey in Naples, then booking a room would be a great idea! It will allow you to relax and visit Naples and its beautiful surrounding areas.

Prices for yacht charter in Naples

The price varies according to the length of the yacht, the season,  the duration of the trip, the type of yacht, the year of the boat and the kind of charter. The prices below are just an example of the cost during the low season and from there may raise depending on your requirements.

Bareboat Charter (6 berths + 3 cabins) from 1190€ per week 

Read more about bareboat charter requirements

Crewed Yacht Charter (8 Berths + 3 Cabins): from 3900€ per week


That’s it. I am pretty sure that this guide will help you plan your trip easily and efficiently. The only thing left for you to do is pack your bag and book your charter to sail in this beautiful gem of Italy!


For more information on yacht charters in Naples:

USA +1 954 892 5009
Email: charter@boatbookings.com


If you know other places or great activities to do in Naples, please, feel free to share them in the comment below.







  1. Great site. Has some awesome articles that are varied and cover a lot of different aspects of sailing.It’s actually inspirational in that it makes me want to return back to Naples and go sailing in Greece.

    I can’t lend any feedback for improvement because it looks all set. But I’m sure you know yourself where you wish to take the site. Possibly the only thing you may to consider would be including a brief description somewhere, maybe a tag line, as to what the site is about.

    I know it is obviously about sailing but I wasn’t sure about what aspect of sailing specifically. Juts an idea.

    Good luck.

    • Hi Louis,

      Thank you for the kind comment and the suggestions, I really appreciate:)

      As you said it, my website is all about the aspect of sailing including great places to eat. In fact, all you need to know to have an unforgettable sailing holiday! However, thank you for the idea!

      Have a wonderful day!

  2. Wow! This is such an informative website! I would love to visit Naples and especially visit Pompeii!

    And I love your piece on Yoga on a Yacht!!

    I have no experience whatsoever with regards to sailing but would be very interested in trying it out. Obviously at first it would have to be crewed, but in general, how much experience would a person need with a yacht before it would be safe for them to go without a crew?


    • Hi Brian,

      Thank you for the compliment, I love to hear positive comments:)

      To answer your question, First of, you need to take a sailing course which includes theories and practice. To charter a bareboat, you need a skipper license. I have written an article about Bareboat charter requirements. If you have the time, you should read it. This article will give you all the information you need to know about bareboating.

      If you still don’t feel comfortable sailing alone after the course, a skippered yacht would be very helpful to get you started.


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