Also called Divine Coast, the Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coast of about fifty kilometers that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea, to be precise the Gulf of Salerno: it is bounded to the west by Positano and to the east by Vietri sul mare and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Sailing in the waters of the gulf and along the Amalfi Coast is a unique experience, you will find yourself admiring from the sea a constantly changing landscape, in which each small village is different from the previous one for a holiday in which sea, sun, history, art, gastronomy and nightlife create a wonderful mixture.
The experience of the Amalfi Coast by boat is different in many ways compared to trip by land. The beauty of being able to admire the harbours, the coves, the small towns in Campania from a unique and definitely exclusive point of view, since you won't have to battle through the crowds of tourists that every year flock to these areas. On board your boat, lulled by the waves, you will admire a panorama in which coves and inlets alternate with larger beaches, among enchanting valleys cultivated with vines, citrus and olive trees that create an incomparable natural setting.
Sixteen municipalities in the territory of the Amalfi Coast, sixteen jewels that are all worth a visit, better if done by sea to enjoy the landscape offered by ports, houses, streets, piers and beaches: Amalfi, Atrani, Cava de' Tirreni, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Raito, Ravello, Sant'Egidio del Monte Albino, Scala, Tramonti e Vietri sul Mare.
An itinerary suggestion for you
A suggestion for you can be to travel along the coastline in a seven-day itinerary - but it can also be covered more easily over a longer period - starting from Salerno, with the medieval castle of Arechi at 300 meters above sea level, then touching Ischia, with its church of Santa Maria di Portosalvo and the Casina Reale, and then docking in Naples to taste authentic Campania cuisine in the small restaurants of the Spanish quarters. Stop in Sorrento, with its Cathedral, the Basilica of San Francesco and the Sedile Dominova. An itinerary that can end with Capri, Positano and Amalfi to delight in the alleys of these pearls of the coast or simply enjoy them from the comfort of your boat.
Rocky coastline in Capri
Why the Amalfi Coast in a boat?
Thanks to the freedom of movement of the charter boat you will move very easily from one country to another, enjoying a wonderful coastline.
The Amalfi Coast has been loved and frequented in every historical period but has known its moments of maximum splendour both during the Roman domination and during the period of the maritime republics, with Amalfi at the time one of the greatest powers in the Mediterranean.
Experiencing a holiday on a sailboat, motorboat or catamaran means enjoying the best of the mainland without having to deal with the most stressful aspects of such coveted destinations as is this area: you will not have to deal with the traffic, queues and crowded beaches, when things get too busy you will be able to return to the tranquility of your boat.
Little sailors in one of the harbours along the coast
If you are already an experienced sailor and have your own license you will have total freedom to moor along the coast in compliance with the navigation rules and choose from the sail boats we offer without skipper.
If however you don't own a nautical license we have a fantastic team of skippers who are often an incredible source of advice on where to stop for a dip, where to anchor for the best photos to take and with all peace of mind you won't have to think about anything but relaxing! Having a skipper at the helm of the boat is also a valuable opportunity to learn many secrets of life on board, from sails and knots to maps, fishing and many aspects of sailing. You can take a look at all our sail boats available with skippers.
Buffalo Mozzarella and more...
And a dedicated conversation should be reserved for the gastronomy of the Amalfi Coast: from the delicious Neapolitan pizza to the famous friarielli (a type of tasty broccoli from this region) as well as local wines and limoncello. Food that make this region famous all over the world, such as the mozzarella di bufala campana (buffalo mozzarella), a fresh and versatile cheese that suits many recipes - as in this simple summer salad recipe by chef Sonia Paladini who visited the Amalfi Coast by catamaran last summer (see pic of her making it). Not to mention the beans and mussels (fagioli e cozze) or the peppered mussels (impepata di cozze) that you can find in many of the trattorias in any of those towns that are scattered along the coastline. Any of them will be giving you a treat for some great culinary experience!
Sonia preparing a simple yet delicious salad with mozzarella di bufala, with prawns, zucchinis, capers and basil