Boat Rental and Yacht Charter in Amalfi

Explore Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast from Amalfi, where pastel villages and Tyrrhenian Sea await. Guided by a skilled captain, discover terraced vineyards, hidden bays, and the breathtaking beauty of Italian coast.
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Sailing in Amalfi

Charter a yacht in Amalfi to explore the magnificent natural and architectural beauty with your own eyes. Named an UNESCO world heritage site in 1997. This doesn’t come as a big surprise considering how stunning the town of Amalfi as well as its surroundings is. Discover the impressive cliffs and picturesque houses on the hill, sail in the crystal clear waters and explore some of the most interesting historical sites you can find here.

Things to do and see when sailing in Amalfi

Naturally, you will be drawn to the wonderful beaches of Amalfi - despite the crowds during the busy summer months. However, you should also take your time to explore more than that when visiting Amalfi.

Activities in Amalfi

  • Explore a 13th century paper mill and many different papers that have been produced throughout the centuries in Museo della Carta
  • Admire the impressive architecture of the Duomo di Amalfi
  • Stroll along the historic streets of the wonderful town of Amalfi. It’s not just the architecture that makes the town worth a visit, but also the lovely fruit trees and plants that you come across everywhere you walk
  • Visit the Villa Cimbrone Gardens to appreciate the stunning sea view and walk along the many beautiful statues lining the terrace of the gardens
  • Take a trip to Ravello, a town not far from Amalfi, but equally beautiful. Hike up the coastal cliff to enjoy a spectacular view over the Mediterranean sea
  • Rent a boat in Amalfi to explore the magnificent Amalfi coast
  • Snorkelling on the Amalfi coast allows you to see this Italian gem like never before. Stop by the famous Runghetiello Grotto not far from Amalfi to go swimming and snorkelling

Beaches in Amalfi

  • Lido Delle Sirene is a fun beach in Amalfi where tourists and locals alike flock to during the warm summer months. It’s the perfect spot for a swim if you don’t mind the crowds and like having amenities like bathrooms, food and changing rooms in close proximity
  • Castiglione di Ravello: A more serene and peaceful option is this little gem in Ravello where you can swim, sunbathe and relax on a sunny summer day
  • Maiori Beach is a lesser known beach along the Amalfi coast, but stunningly beautiful and not as crowded as other beaches in this area

Restaurants in Amalfi

Casual dining in Amalfi:

  • La Bottega Del Ferrari: This lovely cheap eatery offers delicious sandwiches filled with the most amazing cheeses and cold cuts
  • Get a tasty pizza at Pizza Express Amalfi - however, don’t shy away from trying the roast chicken and potatoes as well. A real treat after a long day out on a boat

Restaurants with a view in Amalfi:

  • Agricola Fore Porta: Take in the breathtaking views from terrace as you enjoy a wonderful meal prepared from fresh ingredients
  • Baglio Amalfi Italian Bistrò Cucina, vino&drinks is the perfect spot in Amalfi to take in the views and taste the best of what the Amalfi coast has to offer

Fine dining in Amalfi:

  • Sensi Restaurant: An interesting interior with beautiful tiles and elegant decorum creates an inviting atmosphere from the moment you enter the restaurant. Taste the exquisite wines and excellent food out on the patio
  • Da Ciccio Cielo Mare E Terra: Come here to enjoy the fantastic seafood pasta or the clams. It is a truly magnificent culinary experience you wouldn’t want to miss when visiting Amalfi

Bars and Clubs in Amalfi

  • Gerry’s Pub is more than just a pub - although the name might suggest otherwise. Have a delicious meal, a refreshing drink and enjoy the stunning views after spending all day on a boat in the Mediterranean
  • The Africana Famous Club is one of the most beautiful night clubs in the world. Located between impressive cliffs and surrounded by beautiful blue water, there is even a shuttle boat taking you back to the most important towns along the Amalfi coast

Explore historical Amalfi

The Amalfi coast is, of course, not just known for its architectural and natural beauty, but also for its stunning historical heritage which you can see firsthand when stepping foot into the beautiful towns. The town of Amalfi has been an important trade hub in the Mediterranean between different tribes, cultures and empires. It was even an independent republic in Medieval times between the 7th century and 1073.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Amalfi has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Many Medieval buildings line the streets of this beautiful town, including the beautiful cathedral of Sant'Andrea. Gli Arsenali della Repubblica is another historical site in Amalfi that 's worth visiting. It used to be a place where warships were repaired - certainly an interesting place to gain more knowledge of this side of the history of Amalfi.

Explore mystical Amalfi

There are more myths and legends about Amalfi than one might expect, however, a city offering such beauty surely has some stories to tell. One of those stories is about how the town got the name Amalfi. It’s pretty simple and involves a beautiful love story. Hercules, the Roman god of strength and heroes, fell madly in love with a beautiful nymphe called Amalfi. When she passed away, he didn’t just want to grieve her, he also wanted to honor her. So he buried her in the most beautiful spot he could think of and built the beautiful city of Amalfi right on top. He wanted to commemorate her beauty and the beauty of Amalfi definitely lives on in this beautiful city on the Amalfi coast.

Sailing conditions in Amalfi

Anyone travelling to Amalfi is expecting sunshine and turquoise waters - and this is true almost all year round. The summers are hot and dry, the winters are mild and it can get a little rainy. Overall you can’t expect many sunny days throughout the whole year.

If you specifically come to Amalfi to go sailing, you will be pleased to know that the wind conditions are ideal for novice as well as more experienced sailors. While the winds here are generally not as strong as in other parts of the Mediterranean, you should keep in mind that the deeper you sail into the Gulf of Salerno, the stronger the winds will be.

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

Renting a boat in Amalfi doesn’t have to be crazy expensive - although you might think so. The cost of a boat rental in Amalfi highly depends on the seasonality, the type and size of the boat, how many people are going to join you on your boat holiday and what kind of amenities come with the boat charter.

If you want to rent a sailboat in Italy, you have to calculate costs that come at an average price of 58 EUR per person per day. Renting a gulet will cost you 50 EUR per person per day on average in Italy. If you want to rent a RIB in this part of the Mediterranean you can expect to pay a little less. It comes down to an average price of 40 EUR per person per day. If you want to rent a speedboat in Italy, you need to keep in mind that it will be a little bit more expensive and will cost you around 70 EUR per person per day. Renting a catamaran or a motorboat in Italy is even more expensive. On average it will cost you 150 EUR to rent a motorboat per person per day and 140 EUR to rent a catamaran per person per day. However, these are only average prices, so you might even find boats that you rent for cheaper than that. Also, keep in mind that prices are highest during high season and go down again once August is over.

What type of boat is best for sailing in Amalfi?

It all depends on the kind of boat holiday you would like to experience in Amalfi. Are you more into relaxing holidays where you slowly sail from marina to marina or beach to beach and just want to forget about your everyday troubles? Or are you the type of person who blooms when doing a fun outdoor activity? You would rent totally different boats for each of these types of boat holidays in Amalfi.

Rent a catamaran in Amalfi

Pros of renting a catamaran in Amalfi

One of the advantages of renting a catamaran in Amalfi is the fact that you are able to sail close to the shore and discover all the stunning beaches, bays and grottos from up close. As catamarans have a shallow draft and no keel, you can easily anchor closer to the shore, go for a swim and head to the coast.

Another advantage of chartering a catamaran in Amalfi is the fact that you can operate them with an engine and a sail - depending on the wind conditions. This is great, because catamarans give you a lot more flexibility than other types of boats.

Another great thing about catamarans is their size. They are often much more spacious than other types of boats and you will feel like sleeping in a hotel room rather than a cabin on a boat, making it not just the perfect choice for anyone who feels claustrophobic quite easily.

A popular catamaran you can rent in Salerno, not far from Amalfi is Catamaran Dufour 48 which can host up to 12 guests and is perfect for a family vacation or a vacation with your closest friends.

Cons of renting a catamaran in Amalfi

However, chartering a catamaran in Amalfi isn’t just sunshine and roses. You should be aware that the size of a catamaran can come with a couple of challenges. First of all, you might have trouble finding a spot for mooring with such a spacious boat in a marina. Secondly, if you are lucky enough to secure a spot for mooring, it might be difficult to navigate your catamaran into its designated mooring spot. It can get quite crowded at the marinas - especially during the busy summer months. Plus: You might even have to spend more on a mooring spot as catamarans take up more space.

Charter a catamaran in Amalfi

Rent a sailboat in Amalfi

Pros of renting a sailboat in Amalfi

Rent a sailboat in Amalfi if you’re looking for an adventure in this part of the Mediterranean. Set your sail and flow with the winds as they come. As the wind is your only source of fuel, sailboats are often the cheapest option overall when it comes to chartering a boat in Amalfi.

A fantastic sailboat to rent in Salerno, just around 25 km away from Amalfi is Sailboat Bavaria Cruiser 46 which can host up to 8 guests and even offers some space on deck to sunbathe extensively.

Cons of renting a sailboat in Amalfi

One of the downsides of renting a sailboat in Amalfi is the fact that you are so dependent on the wind. If the wind suddenly stops blowing you might get stuck in the middle of the sea and have to wait for the wind to pick up again until you can continue your journey. Some of the more modern sailboats are often equipped with a small engine, but they are definitely not made for longer distances and you can’t rely on them to make your way safely back to the coast or your next destination.

Sailboat rental in Amalfi

Rent a motorboat in Amalfi

Pros of renting a motorboat in Amalfi

Rent a motorboat in Amalfi for their speed. Motorboats are often faster than other types of boats and perfect for anyone who wants to discover a lot, but only has a limited amount of time available. See all the places you want to see while enjoying the stunning views.

Furthermore, a motorboat charter in Amalfi has the advantage that motorboats have a shallow draft and no keel. This makes them the perfect boats to explore the magical, but often hidden or secluded, natural wonders that the Amalfi coast has to offer.

A great motorboat to rent in Amalfi is Motorboat Tornado 44 which will take you to your destination at full speed - as the name already suggests. The boat comes with a captain who is going to drive you along the Amalfi coast to show you the stunning beauty of this part of Italy.

Cons of renting a motorboat in Amalfi

One of the downsides of renting a motorboat in Amalfi is the fact that motorboats solely run on fuel. This means that it can become quite expensive and you might receive an extensive bill at the end of your vacation in addition to your bareboat charter. The ever-increasing fuel prices don’t really help either.

Motorboat rental in Amalfi

Charter a luxury yacht in Amalfi

Anyone who has the necessary funds to charter a luxury yacht in Amalfi would be excited to do so. Thinking about Amalfi makes you dream of elegant restaurants, luxury boats and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. If you can make it happen, you should definitely consider renting a private luxury yacht in Amalfi. A fabulous luxury yacht that is available to rent in Amalf i is Motorboat Azimut 72 Fly . This luxury boat comes with a crew who is taking care of your every need while discovering the Amalfi coast and offers space for up to six people, making it the perfect boat for an intimate vacation with your family or your closest friends.

What kind of boat licence do you need when renting a boat in Amalfi?

If you want to rent a boat in Italy, including Amalfi, you need to have a valid boat licence. Boat licences of EU-citizens are automatically valid in Italy; boat licences of non-EU citizens not necessarily. If you want to be on the safe side, we would recommend you to carry the International Certificate of Competency or short ICC.

The only exceptions in Italy are speedboats. You can rent a speedboat in Italy without a boat licence. However, you should keep in mind that they are not the type of boats you would rent for a longer boat holiday. They are perfect for a day trip or a trip that only lasts a few days.

Sailing routes in Amalfi

There are many different routes you can take to discover the best the Amalfi coast has to offer on a yacht. From the beautiful towns spread all over the Italian coastline over stunning islands like Capri and Ischia.

Day 1 - Sail from Amalfi to Praiano: Before heading out to Praiano, make sure that you walk around the historic centre of Amalfi to discover the many boutiques, piazzas and cafes. Grab a cornetto and a coffee before setting sail. In Praiano you should visit the famous ceramic store Ceramiche Lizart di Milano Pietro Snc to admire the art you can create with something so simple. It’s much more relaxed than Amalfi and you can admire the stunning views when hiking up a few steps.

Day 2 - Sail from Praiano to Positano: Another well-known and stunning destination on the Amalfi coast is Positano which can get quite crowded during the busy summer months, but is still worth a visit. Check out the fascinating little boutiques that you can find in the town centre and admire the incredible handmade products. If you are into hiking and want to take a break from being on the water all day, you should hike the Path of the Gods. A stunning trail offering the most beautiful views over the Mediterranean.

Day 3 - Sail from Positano to Capri: Like Amalfi and Positano, the island of Capri is a real tourist magnet. Known for its impressive cliffs that you can admire when sailing towards the island, magical grottos like the blue grotto and the many secluded beaches that you can reach better by boat than driving there in the car.

Day 4 - Sail from Capri to Ischia: Another magnificent island in this part of Italy is the island of Ischia. The island is the perfect place to admire the stunning architecture as well as the natural beauty. Hike one of the many trails to enjoy the amazing views from the top, swim in the turquoise waters of one of the more secluded beaches and enjoy a walk through the Giardini la Mortella. From the Lighthouse Punta Imperatore you can enjoy a fantastic view over the sea.

Day 5 - Sail from Ischia to Procida: This small island is a real gem as it is not as popular with tourists as Capri and Ischia. Sail around the unique rock formations called Faraglioni di Procida on the west coast of the island and stroll around Casale Vascello to get a feel for life on the island. Pio Monte De Marinari is a historical landmark at the marina you should stop by.

Day 6 - Sail from Procida to Sorrento: Sorrento is a quaint city where you can either hike up the hills to take in the most breathtaking views of the city and the Mediterranean sea or stroll around the stunning historical streets. Visit Palazzo Correale, a 14th century palace with a lovely courtyard, to learn more about the history of Sorrento in this period and to admire the wonderful architecture of the city. Another interesting historical site you should visit in Sorrento is Chiostro di San Francesco, a 14th century monastery. The lovely courtyard inspires you with its beautiful architecture and lush green plants growing in the centre of the yard as well as the building itself.

Day 7 - Sail from Sorrento to Amalfi: The time has come to say goodbye to the lovely Amalfi coast. Set your sail and head back to Amalfi, but don’t miss out on seeing one last natural wonder on your way back. The Grotta dello Smeraldo is an impressive grotto with fascinating light reflections in the water. It certainly is a unique experience you will never forget.