Yacht Charter and Boat Rentals in Salerno
Yacht Charter Salerno
On a Salerno yacht charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore much of the Amalfi Coats within an easy sail either with your family or friends. Whatever you want from a Salerno sailing trip, from the amazing beaches to the vibrant nightlife a Salerno boat rental will be an unforgettable experience.
The Amalfi Coast city of Salerno is a buzzing modern Mediterranean city that has something to offer everyone. For 1000 years Salerno had the name Civitas Hippocratica thanks to its world famous medical school, founded in the 8th Century. There has been civilsation in the area for far longer - the Greek city of Paestum with its still-intact Greek temples and buildings is worthy of a day trip while in Salerno.
Even if ancient history doesn't float your boat, you will still find something of interest in Salerno. Today you can wander the fabulous Old Town and taste some of the best food in Italy at its restaurants, or while away the afternoon visiting its gardens, boutiques and bars. Also plan some time to visit the spectacular cathedral.
Salerno was eclipsed in growth by nearby Naples, which was once a similar size to Salerno, but even so in the last 70 years or so it has grown quickly and you will find a conurbation with 133,000 residents - far more as tourists descend on the city in summer.
Explore Salerno By Renting A Yacht
Though you will have to get to Paestum by bus or taxi from Salerno, there is a lot else to see on a Salerno yacht charter. Cruising the Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula, you will soon discover sights and sounds that will live long in your memory. Sail along the stunning coastline. Anchor in the simply beautiful coves and watch the world go by at its frenetic pace ashore.
Amalfi itself, to the west of Salerno, is a buzzing and very fashionable seaside resort with jaw dropping scenery. As time permits, do get down to the Marina Grande sandy beach and see why it is so popular with international and Neapolitan tourists alike.
A hidden jewel in Amalfi is the Michelin-starred Marina Grande Restaurant where you can taste some of the best fish dishes in Italy. Book ahead as experiencing such cuisine is a popular pastime.
West from Amalfi is the cliffside holiday resort of Positano. There is no marina here - just mooring buoys - and there are no cars in much of the town as most of the streets down to the beach are stepped. Even so you will be spoiled for choice where to point your camera, and will thoroughly the buzz of the beautiful people who descend on there every year.
Sorrento is the next major port to the west of Salerno. Like Positano it is perched on a steep hillside but even so has become a hub for ferries heading off to Naples and Capri. No less stunning than Positano - but at least a taxi can carry you up the hill.
The Sorrentine Peninsula and Amalfi Coast isn't just about holiday resorts. Consider the Punta Campanella national park on the western tip of the peninsula, this is renowned for its walking.
How To Get To Salerno
How To Get To Salerno
This is a major international airport with airlines serving it from all over the world.
To get to Salerno you will take an 11 minute bus trip to Napoli Centrale train station and then a 40 minute train to Salerno. From there you can take a train to Salerno Stadio Arechi near the marina. This will cost around €30 per head and at a pinch takes about 1.5 hours from the airport to your charter yacht. Alternatively you can hire a taxi which will take you direct.
Marinas In Salerno
The main marina in Salerno is Marina d'Arechi, which has berths for up to 1,000 yachts. Here, yacht charter companies offer luxury yacht charter, catamaran charter, motorboat charter and monohull sailing yacht charter on a bareboat charter or crewed yacht charter basis.
Max Length 130m (426 Feet)
Max Draught 7m (23 Feet)
List of additional services: Shore power, water, fuel, laundry, recycling and waste water collection, supermarket, bar, restaurant, yacht repair.
Suggested Sailing Routes From Salerno
From the Amalfi Coast to island hopping up to the Pontine Islands, you have a wide range of options on a Salerno yachtcharter. Whether on a bareboat yacht charter or a crewed charter on a motorboat or sailboat, you can see and do a lot on your sailing holiday.
7 days - Capri and Amalfi Coast: This week-long trip takes you west along the Sorrentine Peninsula with stops at Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento and Punta Campanella before spending a couple of days taking in the fashionable holiday island of Capri in the middle of your trip. For those who love to catch the vibe of the fashionable having fun, this is a trip that will stay with you for many years to come.
14 days - Island hopping to the Pontine Island archipelago: After a couple of days on the Sorrentine Peninsula you head out across Tyrrhenian Sea and Bay of Naples, to the quieter but no less beautiful volcanic island of Ischia and then north to the almost undiscovered Pontine Island archipelago. Ventotene is one of those places that time seems to stand still - not far from Rome yet an afterthought to both civilisations and today, almost untouched by tourism. This is an escape from the hustle and bustle of life - and a sailing holiday with a difference!
Best Times To Hire A Yacht In Salerno
The sailing season in Italy is from May to October. Outside of the high season in July/August you will find many marinas have enough room to meet demand and will often be cheaper than Greece or Croatia.
Sailing Weather In Salerno
Let's first look at the winds. The Maestral (Mistral) can reach the Bay of Naples and west coast of Sardinia at most times of the year. By the time it reaches Italy it has lost much of its gusto though do be aware of it funnelling through the Strait of Bonifacio between Sardinia and Corsica - things can get exciting.
The hot, humid southerly Scirocco can blow here and similar to the Scirocco is the Libeccio, a south-westerly wind that can also bring heavy rain from Sahara. This is a common enough wind in Tuscany and Sardinia.
To the north around Venice is the Tramontana falling off the Alps. This is stronger at night, but brings cool air as respite from the heat of summer.
In July and August most winds die back, leaving the sun and sea breezes to dominate the climate.
What should I consider when hiring a Yacht or Boat?
The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
What are the Marinas in Salerno?
The 1,000 berth Marina d'Arechi is the main marina in Salerno. This is close to a train station and about an hour from Naples Centrale.
When are the best times to hire a boat in Salerno?
July and August can be busy but fun in this region of Italy. The crowds are almost as legendary as the sights, food and shopping. The sailing season runs to October so there's plenty of time to plan a charter.
Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Yacht in Salerno ?
You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the yacht hire and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual charter companies themselves.
What happens if my Yacht breaks down?
If you are at sea and in danger, call MAYDAY on VHF Ch16 or ring the coast guard on your phone if you have reception. If you have a mechanical fault and can make it to or are on a mooring you will be able to phone a help line number given by the boat charter company.
What should I think of before I hire a Yacht or Boat in Salerno?
You should consider do you have the experience to handle the yacht charter or boat hire before you book and where do you want to go along with what the weather will be like. Bring warm weather and cool weather clothing if it looks like the weather can be cool as well as warm and remember at sea it can be cool on most evenings.
What Qualifications Do I need to hire a boat or yacht?
If you want to sail without a skipper then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC)/ASA 104 Bareboat certificate or the US Sailing Certificate. For small 'day boats' or if you choose to have a skippered on board your yacht charter you typically don't require licences.