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Stunning Amalfi Coast
Yacht Charter, by Seamaster

Enjoy the iconic Amalfi Coast on our exclusive crewed or independent sailing holidays

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The Amalfi Coast... Romantic, grand and beautiful

Stunning local villages

Lovely authentic whitewashed villas cling precariously to the cliff faces, framed by the bright pink of bougainvillea and interspersed with bright yellow lemon groves. Stunning.

Outstanding natural beauty

The romantic Amalfi Coast is one of Europe’s most breathtaking, with rugged cliffs falling precipitously into crystal seas. The view from your yacht is the best seat in the house.

Stunning local cuisine

Needless to say, you'll find a wonderful array of markets, restaurants and delis throughout the Amalfi Coast. Sample the local cuisine of a different island or village every night.

Gentle sailing conditions

The sailing conditions in the Amalfi Coast are well-suited to a relaxing summer break that is more about the holiday than the sailing. For more sailing head to the Pontine Islands.

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What you'll love about sailing the Amalfi Coast

Sailing is truly the best way to experience the Amalfi Coast. While land-based visitors are confined to the sometimes oppressively busy mainland hotspots, those on a sailing holiday can escape to enjoy the delights of several wonderful islands in the wider area. Capri is chic and stunning, Procida is an idyllic escape (off the map of mass tourism), Ischia offers the best beaches and a thermal mud bath or two and the Pontine Islands are an exclusive national park, frequented by well-heeled Romans.

Sail  the short trip to Capri on your own yacht, rather than sharing a plodding ferry. Easily traverse the Bay of Naples from Amalfi to Ischia, a trip that would otherwise be an eight hour return trip! All of these experiences are exclusive to a sailing holiday and to top it all off, you’ll have the best seat in the house, with stunning views of the coast from your yacht that many of the £1,000 per night hotel visitors would love to have.

 

While the actual Amalfi Coast is a 50km long stretch of coast south of the Sorrentine Peninsula, we also include the wonderful locations within the Bay of Naples and the Pontine Islands into this general area. This inclusion best illustrates a great benefit of sailing the Amalfi Coast; the ability to see and experience so much more than you would on land. Sail from village to village, island to island, unencumbered by the many tourists buses and hectic Italian drivers that dominate the single winding road around the coast.

 

Foremost amongst these towns is the eponymous Amalfi, the glamorous Sorrento, the picturesque Positano and the refined Rafello. Even the large city of Salerno has lovely winding medieval streets and many hidden gems.

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What you'll love about sailing the Amalfi Coast

SAILING ITINERARIES

Amalfi Coast Sailing Itineraries

1 Week - Amalfi Coast Route

Day 1 – Salerno

Salerno is the capital of the Amalfi Coast on the Tyrrhenian Sea, which includes the famous towns of Amalfi and Positano. It is a pretty town, scattered with narrow streets, medieval churches and houses and trendy wine bars. It is commonly known for its Scuola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school in the world.

Day 2 – Sorrento

Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples, is positioned on the coast in the Gulf of Naples between green hills and clear blue sea. With its jaw dropping panorama view appealing to an abundance of tourists each year, you can see Vesuvius, the city of Naples, and the islands of Capri and Ischia from Sorrento.

Day 3 – Procida

Procida is the Bay of Naples smallest island at only four square kilometres large and its best kept secret with hidden lemon groves, weathered fishermen and colourful pastel-hued houses. The charming town has preserved its original beauty and traditions. It is so picturesque you’ll be whipping that camera out!

Day 4 – Ischia

Ischia is the largest of the islands in the Bay of Naples and is a volcanic island 10km long and 7km wide. schia is known as the island of eternal youth because of its hot springs in Campania, rich in springs, muds, fumaroles and sands, as well as eight thermal-mineral reservoirs, offering relief for all kinds of health problems.

Day 5 – Capri

Capri, rugged and rocky yet stylish and beautiful, this island is a short sail from Naples to the north and the Amalfi Coast to the south and is regarded by many as the most beautiful place on earth so it is an obligatory stop. The island is steeped in legends and myths and known in Greek mythology as the isle of the sirens, and was a favoured resort of the Roman emperors.

Day 6 – Amalfi

You cannot visit the Amalfi Coast and not stop off at Amalfi, the heart of this magnificent Italian coastline. Built into a gorge in the high mountain, visitors to Amalfi can meander around this pretty little town with its bustling piazzas, small beach and its beautiful medieval Cathedral. It originally dates back to the first century A.D. when the Roman aristocracy built luxurious villas in this area.

Day 7 – Salerno

If you didn’t get an opportunity to visit Salerno town on your first night we can’t recommend going enough. At night you can walk along the Lungomare, a boulevard lines with palm trees and a spectacular view of the sea and surrounding hills.

2 Week - Amalfi Coast Route

Day 1 – Procida

Procida is the Bay of Naples smallest island at only four square kilometres large and its best kept secret with hidden lemon groves, weathered fishermen and colourful pastel-hued houses. The charming town has preserved its original beauty and traditions. It is so picturesque you’ll be whipping that camera out!

Day 2 – Ventotene

Ventotene, also part of the Pontine Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, and can only be accessed by boat. This small island of 0.5 square miles and was formed by volcanic rocks once used to build houses which you will see when you enter into the port.

Day 3 – Ponza

Ponza, shaped like a crescent moon, is part of the Pontine Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea and just like Ventotene, can only be accessed by boat. When you arrive into Ponza town by yacht you are immediately greeted by a semicircle of vibrant colourful buildings arranged on the slopes. This is the hub of the island which is has a buzzing vibrant atmosphere with its array of restaurants and bars.

Day 4 – Palmarola

Palmarola is a mostly uninhabited island and is part of the Potine Islands. It happens to be the second largest of the island group but is extremely rocky and dotted with bays, cliffs and grottos. You will find a couple of small ports where you can moor and find a restaurant.

Day 5 – Zannone

Zannone serves as a wildlife refuge for some flora which are no longer found elsewhere in the Mediterranean, it is part of the Circeo National Park. The island has clear blue waters and is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Day 6 – Ischia

Ischia is the largest of the islands in the Bay of Naples and is a volcanic island 10km long and 7km wide. Ischia is known as the island of eternal youth because of its hot springs in Campania, rich in springs, muds, fumaroles and sands, as well as eight thermal-mineral reservoirs, offering relief for all kinds of health problems.

Day 7 – Capri

Capri, rugged and rocky yet stylish and beautiful, this island is a short sail from Naples to the north and the Amalfi Coast to the south and is regarded by many as the most beautiful place on earth so it is an obligatory stop. The island is steeped in legends and myths and known in Greek mythology as the isle of the sirens, and was a favoured resort of the Roman emperors.

Day 8 – Amalfi

You cannot visit the Amalfi Coast and not stop off at Amalfi, the heart of this magnificent Italian coastline. Built into a gorge in the high mountain, visitors to Amalfi can meander around this pretty little town with its bustling piazzas, small beach and its beautiful medieval Cathedral. It originally dates back to the first century A.D. when the Roman aristocracy built luxurious villas in this area.

Day 9 – Salerno

Salerno is the capital of the Amalfi Coast on the Tyrrhenian Sea, which includes the famous towns of Amalfi and Positano. It is a pretty town, scattered with narrow streets, medieval churches and houses and trendy wine bars. It is commonly known for its Scuola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school in the world.

Day 10 – Positano

The characteristic town of the Amalfi Coast is none other than Positano, perched precariously on the side of a cliff-gorge. Known for its lavishness, beauty, charm, celebrity status and colourful architecture, this is certainly an enchanting town.

Day 11 – Sorrento

Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples, is positioned on the coast in the Gulf of Naples between green hills and clear blue sea. With its jaw dropping panorama view appealing to an abundance of tourists each year, you can see Vesuvius, the city of Naples, and the islands of Capri and Ischia from Sorrento.

Day 12 – Vico Equense

Vico Equense is located in the greater bay of Naples. It’s relatively close to Vesuvius and local companies offer organise excursions to the volcano. The old town is home to a rare church type which was built during the fourteenth century and is a rare example of Gothic architecture.

Day 13 – Forio (Ischia)

Forio is the second largest town on Ischia and is home to around 12000 people. It’s a picturesque little town with shops, restaurants, bars and cafes scattered around. If you take a walk around the town we recommend finding the “Torrione” which is an ancient lookout tower built to warn of any impending invasions.

Day 14 – Procida

If you haven’t had the opportunity to walk around Procida on your first night then we really recommend doing so. The town is a patchwork of secrets alleyways and pastel-hued houses. If you have a little more time then head to the island of Vivara linked to Procida by a bridge.

Day 1 : Milna

Pool Party

A beautiful protected bay on the West side of Brac. This town has stunning restaurants and a picturesque marina. We will arrive around midday when you can explore the town and have lunch before heading to Olife Club for a poolside party.

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Day 1 : Milna

Pool Party

A beautiful protected bay on the West side of Brac. This town has stunning restaurants and a picturesque marina. We will arrive around midday when you can explore the town and have lunch before heading to Olife Club for a poolside party.

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Day 1 : Milna

Pool Party

A beautiful protected bay on the West side of Brac. This town has stunning restaurants and a picturesque marina. We will arrive around midday when you can explore the town and have lunch before heading to Olife Club for a poolside party.

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Wind Conditions

Typically, the winds are light along the Amalfi Coast. In the afternoon a lovely south west – south east wind comes through around a Force 2 – 4 dying down again at sunset. Sometimes it can get up to a Force 5. In the morning and the evening a light east – north east may prevail, although this rarely gets above a Force 2. There may be frequent days of calm, especially when sailing in the Gulf of Salerno. During the summer months the weather is at its warmest, with July and August being the hottest months with temperatures reaching the early 30’s and the most hours of daylight. If heading out earlier or later in the season temperatures are still in the 20’s, making it a pleasant time of year to sail.

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How to Get Here

The primary gateway to the Amalfi Coast is Naples Airport. From the airport you may readily transfer to our bases, which is a maxiumum of 40 minutes, or if embarking from Salerno, you can take a local train via Naples main station. The logisitcs of reaching any of our Amalfi bases are straighforward.

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Our Bases

We have two bases in the Amalfi Coast region of Italy – Salerno and Procida. Salerno is the capital city of the Amalfi region and is located 45 minutes down the coast from Naples, the primary airport in the region. Salerno is a major city that provides all the amenities that you could wish for prior to embarking on a sailing holiday. Procida is an island just off the coast of Naples, famed for its pastel coloured waterfront buildings. To get to Procida you must take a ferry and all in it takes around 90 minutes from the airport. It’s one of the most picturesque bases on our books and has all the amenities required for a great start to your holiday.

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Mooring Fees

For the unprepared, mooring fees on the Amalfi Coast can some of the most expensive in the Mediterranean. Mooring fees in Capri Grande Marina can be €280 per night, Procida €160 per night, Amalfi €180 per night. There are however some wonderful anchorages and less touristy harbours that offer cheaper alternatives. Marina Piccola is a sheltered anchorage on the south side of Capri, for example, and Casamicciola or Sant Angelo d’Ischia on Ischia Island are better bets than the main Porto d’Ischia.

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Sailing Qualifications

To charter bareboat in Italy you are required to have a valid sailing qualification issued by a recognised authority (e.g. RYA, ASA, IYT, USSA). This qualification should not have any restriction on daylight hours or distance sailing from shore. If you have an RYA Day Skipper certificate or similar, for example, we recommend you should also obtain the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), which is accepted. RYA Yacht Master is, of course, accepted.

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Money and Currency

The currency in Italy is the Euro. There are plenty of cash machines and bureau de change can be found on the larger islands, so withdrawing money and changing alternative currencies is possible. We recommend you arrive with some local currency to cover the first couple of days of your holiday. Cards are accepted in supermarkets but most restaurants and tourist shops tend to prefer cash.

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Language

The national language of Italy is Italian! However, English is widely spoken and understood throughout, especially within the service industry, including restaurant staff and taxi drivers. All Seamaster partners and crew speak English proficiently.

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