GULF OF NAPLES: TREASURE ISLANDS
7 Days / 6 Nights
Our seven-day sailing tour explores the breathtaking Gulf of Naples: Castellammare di Stabia, tranquil Procida, the relaxing green island of Ischia, glamorous Capri, the stunning seaside villages of Positano, Amalfi, and Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast.
Our sailing tours begin and end at the luxury Marina di Stabia near Pompeii. The Marina has world-class facilities including a stunning yacht club, Michelin-starred restaurant, pub, 26-meter swimming pool, gymnasium, and state-of-the-art boatyard with experienced, friendly MDL staff 24 hours a day.
Optional excursions are offered throughout the tour. We can provide a tailormade experience to complement your sailing tour.
DAY 1 - PROCIDA
Welcome aboard! Your journey begins from our base, Marina di Stabia. Meet your skipper and enjoy a welcome cocktail. You will have time to settle in and the skipper will give a safety briefing. Your morning sail is along the beautiful coastline of the Caracciolo seafront where there will be views of the Castles, the Posillipo Hill, Nisida Island and the Pozzuoli Gulf. We arrive at scenic Procida Island where we will moor in the middle of Corricella Bay just in front of a stunning little village reflecting the coloured beautiful little houses in the blue waters. After enjoying a relaxing bath under the sunset light we will land and have dinner in one of the famous fish restaurants of the island. Try the Calamari ripieni (stuffed squids) or the Lemon Salad. Return aboard and stay overnight.
DAY 2 - ISCHIA
We depart for the most beautiful Island of the Flegrean Archipelago: Ischia. We sail to San Pancrazio Bay where we stop for lunch and free time. In the afternoon, we spend the time soaking at the natural thermal pools in Sorgeto Bay. Afterwards, we sail to the port of Forio where we will spend the night.
Before dinner we visit the Cantina Bellavista to know the famous Ischia wines.
Dinner on the boat. Afterward, we walk to the center of the village and visit the church of Santa Maria del Soccorso, from where you can have a breathtaking view.
DAY 3 - CAPRI
Wake up and enjoy our morning breakfast with delicious Ischia-style croissants at the historic Calise bar. Now we are ready to sail to the blue island: Capri! We go along the north side of the island of Ischia with views of a fortress and an Aragonese castle. After an hour of sailing, we arrive at the center of the Gulf of Naples. Behind us will be Ischia, to our right the city of Naples with the majestic volcano Vesuvius and, on the left Sorrento. Another hour of sailing before reaching our destination. Our first views of Capri will be the majestic Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Along the south side, we will moor in front of the Marina Piccola. Lunch onboard and relax for the afternoon. In the late afternoon, we have an excursion to the winery “Scala Fenicia” and visit their wine cellar. We will have a wine tasting and sample delicious local produce while enjoying the breathtaking views from the terrace. In the evening, visit Capri’s famous town center and then walk through the charming streets with the unmistakable scents of jasmine and lemon trees. We arrive at a terrace with a breathtaking view of Capri’s most iconic sight, the three iconic towering rock formations of Capri called the “Faraglioni”.
DAY 4 - POSITANO
We leave Capri and sail along the divine Amalfi Coast, reaching the islands of “Li Galli” and then Positano. We are ready for a trip on land to discover this enchanting corner of the Amalfi Coast. We will have lunch and spend the afternoon in the bay of Conca dei Marini, a charming fishing village.
Before dark, a short sailing to reach Amalfi with its unmistakable Cathedral visible from the sea. Dinner in town with free time to explore and overnight stay.
DAY 5 - AMALFI
“Lemon Tour”.Guided visit to a lemon grove with explanation of cultivation mode of the “Limone Costa d’Amalfi”. After a welcome drink, the walk follows to the collection centre that takes care of the process of lemons selection and processing and the small craft distillery “Lemon Earth” with the presentation of the production of “Limoncello” followed by tasting of local liquors. Local tastings will be followed.It’s time to get back to the sea and reach another gulf. From Salerno to the Gulf of Naples, passing by Punta Campanella. Along the route, stop in the bay of Recommone. The skipper will lead you to the discovery two particularly interesting caves to get a little cool on summer days. Before sunset we continue our navigation to Sorrento … the slight breeze of mistral will lead us to the entrance of the port.
POSSIBLE EXPERIENCES TO DO:
Amalfi & Ravello
Path of the Gods Hike
Mills’ Valley and Paper Museum
DAY 6 - SORRENTO
Immediately after breakfast, ready to explore the narrow streets of the historic centre of Sorrento where you will become an Italian cook thanks to our Pizza making class. Our Pizza Chef will teach you how to prepare your own pizza.
Once back on board, we are ready to sail in the bay of Sorrento towards Marina di Stabia, after a refreshing dive into Sorrento waters.
DAY 7 - POMPEII
The perfect way to finish this fantastic week is a dive into the ancient past. We have organized a visit to the archaeological site of Pompeii, just a 5-minute drive from the Marina. With an expert guide, you will gain an incredible insight into life at the height of the Roman Empire.
After the guided tour, a short drive to a nearby vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Here the ancient Romans grew the grapes for the Lacryma Christi (Tears of Christ) which are still being produced today. We wil have a vineyard tour and then enjoy a wine tasting with lunch.
Afterward, transfer to your accommodation where your tour ends.