Boat Rental and Yacht Charter in Naples

Explore Italy's vibrant city of Naples, where Neapolitan culture and volcanic landscapes amaze. With a knowledgeable guide, discover ancient ruins, hidden islands, and the tantalizing aromas of Italian pizza.

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Sailing in Naples

Naples is not just one of Italy’s most chaotic cities, it is also best known for having the best pizza in the world. Stroll around the streets of this unique city, talk to the warm-hearted locals, but be careful that no-one snatches your valuables in a moment of distraction, and enjoy the view of the volcano Vesuvius from a distance. Charter a yacht in Naples to explore the South of Italy with its stunning hilly landscapes, delicious local cuisine and grottos so beautiful that you might only see them once in your lifetime.

Things to do and see when sailing in Naples

Of course, no trip to Naples is complete without tasting their world-famous pizza, but the city has much more to offer than that! Explore some of the most interesting historical sites in Naples, find stunning quiet spots in nature not too far from the city and learn more about the city and its inhabitants.

Activities in Naples

  • Discover the old historic centre of Naples which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina to admire the works of some of the most talented contemporary artists
  • Learn more about ancient Rome and discover some interesting artefacts that were found in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • A boat rental in Naples, Italy allows you to discover what’s beyond the city and out at sea. Discover some of Italy’s most impressive islands or sail along the Amalfi coast which is not far from the city
  • It might be one of the most touristy places in all of Naples, but Via San Gregorio Armeno with its ultimate kitchy souvenirs is one of those places you need to see at least once in Naples
  • Come to Piazza Bellini to enjoy a refreshing drink or aperitivo while admiring the Roman ruins that are just casually standing in the centre of the piazza
  • Head to Lungomare to admire the stunning views. Walk between the seafront and the beach and stop by one of the kiosks for a refreshing drink or ice cream along the way

Beaches in Naples

  • Gaiola Beach: This stunning beach where you can swim amongst some interesting rock formations out at sea. It is also known as a place where underwater wildlife is well-protected and you can only visit the part that is protected when showing proper papers and upon paying an entry fee
  • Lido Enea: A white sandy beach surrounded by turquoise waters. Sounds like the Caribbean, but can be found close to Naples. Choose wisely where to sit for the day from four different areas - some are more kid friendly than others.
  • Ieranto Bay Beach: This picturesque beach is located in a stunning bay south of Naples and is surrounded by hilly landscapes and green forest

Restaurants in Naples

Casual dining in Naples:

  • Pizza & Sfizi: One of the first stops in Naples should be to savour a delicious Neapolitan pizza. At Pizza & Sfizi all your pizza dreams will come true - PLUS it is very affordable.
  • Il Grotto Pub DI LUBRANO: This fantastic spot offers some of the best burgers you are ever going to eat!

Restaurants with a view in Naples:

  • al Faretto - Terrazza sul mare is offering you exactly what you expect: stunning sea views and elegantly presented seafood dishes.
  • A Fenestella offers stunning views over the bay. You can dine in the beautiful outdoor area filled with picturesque plants

Fine dining in Naples:

  • Il Comandante: This Michelin star restaurant is not just known for its exquisite food, but also for its spectacular view. Watch the sun go down over Mount Vesuvius while enjoying a glass of wine with your dinner
  • Opera Restaurant: This fancy restaurant offers meat and fish as well as wonderful vegetarian options for anyone abstaining from meat and fish. The ambience and the high quality service make this a dinner experience you won’t forget

Bars and Clubs in Naples

  • Kestè is known as the oldest art and live music club in the city of Naples, where you can enjoy a delicious cocktail or a nice wine
  • Miami Barroom: The cheesy interior is inviting you to have a good time from the moment you enter the bar. After a long day of sailing on the Gulf of Naples, you wouldn’t want to miss this
  • Flame is one of those night clubs where you can be sure to have a great time! Fantastic music, great drinks and a fun crowd.

Explore historical Naples

As the old historic town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, much of the historic buildings of the city still remain to this day and make you feel like travelling back in time. The city of Naples is 4,000 years old and was established by the Greeks. Neapolitan culture is quite unique and already existed when the Romans conquered the city - and continued to exist even throughout the Roman invasion.

The historic centre is filled with Roman ruins that are as much part of the city landscape as younger buildings. In Piazza Bellini you can admire them from up close while enjoying an aperitivo. Not far from Naples you can discover Pompeii and Herculaneum, two sites that are famous for being preserved after Vesuvius broke out in the year 70. These places are definitely where you should go to discover what life was really like during Roman times.

Ovo Castle, a fortress at sea, is one of the most impressive historical buildings Naples has to offer. It is also a fantastic place to enjoy a great view. Another impressive building you should see with your own eyes is the Royal Palace of Naples.

Explore mystical Naples

There is a myth that is going around the people of Naples about a lady called La Bella 'Mbriana. Once spotted in the bright light of the day and/or early afternoon it is said that she turns into a gecko. They stand for good luck and so does this lady, who is said to be the ghost of a princess who lost her love and couldn’t stand the pain of that - who could?

Sailing conditions in Naples

Sailing season in Naples generally lasts between May and September/October, but July and August are the most popular months amongst tourists. If you want to avoid the touristy crowds, but still want to enjoy the warm weather, we would recommend a boat charter in Naples in September. This makes Naples the perfect sailing destination in the Mediterranean for anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing boat holiday.

Winds are generally very calm during the summer months. In the late mornings there can be a light breeze between 2-4 knots that lasts until the evening, but it is still incredibly calm. Spring and Autumn are often accompanied by some thunderstorms and stronger winds.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Naples?

The costs to charter a boat in Naples can vary depending on the season, the type of boat, its age and size, as well as the amount of people travelling. Prices to rent a boat in Naples increase during summer, but there is always a great deal available with Borrow A Boat. In fact, Naples is one of the most affordable sailing destinations in the Mediterranean.

Rent a gulet in Italy for only 50 EUR per person per day on average. Rent a sailboat in Italy for an average price of 58 EUR per person per day. If you want to rent a RIB in Italy it will cost you an average of 40 EUR per person per day. Renting a speedboat in Italy is a little bit more expensive, but you will only pay 70 EUR per person on average to do so. You will have a fantastic time on board a speedboat if you are looking for an adventure and to drive around the Gulf of Naples in high speed, but keep in mind that speedboats are not the best boats for a week-long trip. They are better equipped for a day trip or a trip that doesn’t last longer than a couple of days. If you want to rent a catamaran or a motorboat in Italy, you should be aware that these are the most expensive options. Renting a motorboat in Italy will cost you 150 EUR on average per person per day. It will cost you an average of 140 EUR to charter a catamaran in Italy per person per day.

What type of boat is best for sailing in Naples?

The type of boat you rent in Naples determines the kind of holiday you want to experience in Naples or the other way around. So choose your boat wisely and pick the one that fits your needs most. If you want to sunbathe all day long and simply enjoy the magnificent views, you would rent a different type of boat than the one you would rent for a fun sailing adventure around this part of Italy.

Rent a catamaran in Naples

Pros of renting a catamaran in Naples

A huge advantage of renting a catamaran in Naples is the fact that catamarans have a sail as well as an engine. So you can decide: Sail with the winds or use the engine to drive wherever you need to drive. It is also perfect, because you can do whatever nature decides to do. Sail with the winds when they are blowing or use the engine when the wind suddenly stops blowing. That way you won’t get stuck in the middle of the sea, waiting for the wind to pick up again. Keep in mind that the winds in this part of the Mediterranean are not super strong, so you might have to use the engine more than you would like. However, this will change once you sail into the Gulf of Sorrento where the winds are stronger.

Another advantage of chartering a catamaran in Naples is that they have a shallow draft. This means that chances of hitting something below the water are very slim and you can easily sail close to the shore and find a great spot for anchoring in a lovely bay right next to a beautiful beach.

Another great thing about catamarans is the fact that they are quite spacious compared to other types of boats. This makes the rooms more comfortable as they are often quite spacious as well. The fact that catamarans stand on two hulls makes them even more stable than other types of boats.

A popular catamaran to rent in Naples is Catamaran Dufour 48 . Up to 11 guests fit on board the boat and some of the amenities on board include a fridge, freezer, gas stove and oven, as well as a deck shower if you want to rinse off the salt water after swimming in the sea.

Cons of renting a catamaran in Naples

One of the downsides of renting a catamaran in Naples is that catamarans require a lot of space, sometimes more space than other types of boats. This can bring some difficulties if you want to find a space for mooring in one of the marinas - and it might be more costly too.

Charter a catamaran in Naples

Rent a sailboat in Naples

Pros of renting a sailboat in Naples

One of the advantages of renting a sailboat in Naples is the fact that you use the wind as your fuel, meaning that you don’t have to worry about any extra costs in relation to your sailboat charter for fuel. While the Gulf of Naples doesn’t have the strongest winds, you can still practice your sailing skills. Especially novice sailors will be happy to hear that Naples offers the best sailing conditions to do so. Once you sail further south into the Gulf of Salerno, the winds are going to pick up.

A beautiful sailboat to rent in Naples is Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 which even comes with a fridge, freezer and a stove, meaning that you can prepare your own food on board. Up to six guests can fit comfortably on board the boat.

Cons of renting a sailboat in Naples

If you want to charter a sailboat in Naples, you should be aware that it’s not all roses. As sailboats are completely (or mainly) dependent on the wind, you might get stuck in the middle of the sea should the wind suddenly stop blowing. More modern sailboats might be equipped with a small engine, but they are definitely not made for longer distances.

Sailboat rental in Naples

Rent a motorboat in Naples

Pros of renting a motorboat in Naples

Rent a motorboat in Naples if you want to explore the most beautiful grottos, coves and beaches that the mainland as well as the islands surrounding Naples have to offer. They have a shallow draft, making them the perfect boats to explore and sail close to the shore. This means that you can see everything from up close rather than just looking at it from a distance.

Another advantage of chartering a motorboat in Naples is their speed. Motorboats can easily take you from place to place in a shorter amount of time than other types of boats. This makes them perfect for anyone with a limited amount of time, but a big thirst to discover as much as possible.

A fantastic motorboat to rent in Naples is Motorboat Azimut Magellano 53 . This wonderful motoyacht offers space for up to eight guests and comes with a professional and experienced captain who is going to ensure that you will have the best sailing experience. You will get the best recommendations by a local AND someone who is safely navigating you through the waters of the Gulf of Naples.

Cons of renting a motorboat in Naples

One of the downsides of renting a motorboat in Naples is that they require you to use fuel - and quite a lot of it. This means that you might be surprised by a hefty bill in addition to your bareboat charter.

Motorboat rental in Naples

Charter a luxury yacht in Naples

If you want to find out what it’s like to live like the rich and famous for a week - and have the necessary funds of course - you can charter a private luxury yacht in Naples. You are going to have a super exclusive sailing vacation with lots of amenities and additional comforts on board your yacht.

One of those luxury yachts you can charter in Naples is Motorboat Princess 65 Fly . This beauty is ready to host up to 10 guests and a crew, including an experienced captain, is going to take care of you and your needs while you enjoy your sailing vacation. Other amenities on board include a dishwasher, so you don’t need to waste time doing the dishes when you could be sunbathing, and wifi. Snorkelling equipment, a SUP and a barbeque are ready for you to bring some extra fun to your sailing adventures.

What kind of boat license do you need when renting a boat in Naples?

If you plan on renting a boat in Naples you are generally required to carry a valid boat licence. Boat licences of EU-residents are automatically recognized, but not all boat licences held by non-EU-citizens are valid in Italy. Your safest bet is to carry the International Certificate of Competency or short ICC.

Don’t have a boat licence or don’t want to navigate and operate the boat yourself? Hire a skipper or captain to take over while you enjoy your sailing holiday in Naples. This comes with additional costs, but is definitely worth it! Besides, local skippers know the best spots that tourists would easily miss.

Sailing routes in Naples

A great sailing route starting from Naples is taking you around the Amalfi coast. Before you head out to Pozzuoli, you need to have a delicious pizza in Napoli and explore Pompeii. When you reach Pozzuoli, you have to visit the Anfiteatro Flavio Neroniano and take in the breathtaking view. Your next stop is Procida. Procida is a stunning island with a town full of colourful houses that make for a stunning scenery when arriving. The island of Ischia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in this part of Italy. Swim in Spiaggia (Beach) Di Cava Grado, walk around the Giardini La Mortella and discover the Grotta Verde for an extraordinary experience. The thermal springs are also one of the most wonderful places to discover on the island of Ischia. Next up is the island of Capri. Visit the blue grotto, a magnificent cave that is surrounded by interesting rock formations. Also go to the Faro Di Punta Carena, where you can go to the lighthouse and take in the breathtaking views you can see when standing on top of the cliffs. Sorrento is best known for its beautiful city centre and the stunning surrounding beaches where you can go for a swim. If you need a break from your sailing adventure in Naples, you can also head into town for a little shopping spree. Buy some beautiful souvenirs and clothes that will always remind you of Italy. Then it’s time to go back to Naples. Bring your boat back to the charter, but don’t finish your vacation just yet. Have another delicious pizza in Naples before going back to your everyday life!