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Yacht Charter Naples

Although known for its fascinating archaeology, immersive culture and delicious food, Naples really does offer something special when it comes to sailing.

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Highlights

  • Excellent food & wine
  • Picturesque villages
  • Stunningly scenic anchorages

Naples sailing charters

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The largest urban center in southern Italy, Naples is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most ancient cities in Europe. From our Naples base at Marina Sud Cantieri in Pozzuoli, you can visit Capri and the Amalfi Coast, sail the Tyrrhenian Sea and hop to the islands of Pontine and Phlegraean. 

On our Naples yacht charter you can sail a truly historic coastline, from Sorrento and Positano to Ischia and Ponza – visiting nature reserves, sampling mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine and experiencing the living history of ancient civilizations.

Ashore in Naples, you’ve the chance to climb the mighty Vesuvius and tour its smoking, volcanic crater with an impressive view out over the bay. Or you can wander the preserved treasures at Pompeii or Herculaneum. 

Our Naples sailing charters give you a taste of the ancient world while offering modern comforts at well-appointed marinas. And, wherever you sail in Naples, you’ll meet people who are as warm and sunny as its climate, which is good all the way from May to October.  

To sail Naples, you’ll need a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities, or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.

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Bareboat

For experienced sailors, a bareboat charter is the perfect getaway.
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Skippered

Relax and leave all the sailing to a professional skipper.
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Easy crewed

The simplest, hassle-free way to charter a crewed private yacht.

Fully crewed

Your own private yacht for an all-inclusive luxury sailing vacation.
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Cabin cruise

Reserve a private ensuite stateroom on a modern catamaran.
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SailShare

Low package rates for island-hopping aboard a sailing yacht.

Aqualodge

Get closer to nature on the perfect self-catering Caribbean vacation.

Power Catamaran

Cruise faster and see more on the perfect charter boat.

Things to do in Naples

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Explore Procida’s Chiaiolella Beach

Procida is a classic Italian fishing island that has been loved since the days of the Romans and Greeks. Corricella Bay is where you will find a pretty waterfront with colored houses, the perfect place to spend a night at anchor. Don’t miss Procida’s sunny Chiaiolella Beach with its shallow waters during your Naples yacht rental.

Enjoy the thermal activity on Ischia

Sail to Forio on Ischia’s north coast and spend the day exploring the city and swimming in Poseidon Thermal swimming pool – it’s one of the best things to do in Naples. Head to Sant’Angelo on Ischia with its hot sandy beaches where you can see steam rising from volcanic activity. The medieval Aragonese Castle can be reached by a causeway and is also worth a stop.

Visit the Roman port on Ventotene

The Pontine Island of Ventotene is famous for its Roman port and stunning natural beauty. You can also sail to the museum island of Santo Stefano and visit its prison that closed more than 70 years ago.

Marvel at Capri’s rock formations

Capri is known for its glamorous jet-set crowd, but when it comes to things to do in Capri, the Faraglioni rock formations are more than impressive. The three towering stacks jut out of water and one has an arch that you can kayak through. Locals have names for the stacks and they are home to wildlife.

See the wonder of the Amalfi Coast

There is so much to see, including Praiano’s beaches with its Furore Fiord, complete with a bridge that spans across the rocks for amazing views. On an Amalfi Coast yacht charter, make sure you sail to Sorrento and watch the sunset from Terrazza dell’Infinito, or see the colorful stacked houses in the cliffs at Positano.

Spend two days on Ponza

Ponza’s many bays, rocks and caves make this island a fantastic itinerary stop. In particular, you will want to spend time at Chiaia di Luna bay and Frontone. You’ll need two days in Ponza to allow time to visit the uninhabited island of Palmarola.

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When is the best time to visit Naples?

The best time for Naples sailing charters is between spring and fall. The summer months are the warmest and also the most popular time to visit. Naples has a long sailing season, so you may want to consider the low season and enjoy the warm weather with less crowds.

The temperature in Naples in summer averages 91ºF, with sea temperatures in summer as warm as 77º F.

What are the sailing conditions in Naples?

The sailing conditions on a Naples yacht charter in the spring and summer will include SE and SW winds. 

Except for some small areas, such as Palmarola island and North of Ischia, sailing is very easy without too many navigational challenges.

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Sailing Naples with Dream Yacht Charter

Yacht charter Naples

Whether you want to sail on a catamaran or a monohull, we’re confident we can find your perfect yacht on our Naples sailing charters.

Naples skippered charters

Go on an amazing Italian vacation with our Naples yacht rental. With the option to hire a skipper to sail you and your guests around this wonderful coast, you don’t even need sailing experience.

Amalfi Coast by the cabin charters

Enjoy Naples without any planning, sailing or cooking with our by-the-cabin charters, where we do everything for you. Just reserve your own private cabin and bathroom

Naples crewed charters

Take your vacation to a new level of luxury with our personalized Amalfi Coast crewed charters. Hire your own private luxury yacht and relax while our captain and chef look after you and your guests.

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Naples sailing itinerary

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7-day itinerary Naples (Phlegraean Islands)

Day 1

Overnight at Pozzuoli, and make sure you try the Margherita as Naples is the birthplace of pizza.

Day 2

Head to Procida after lunch, the smallest island in the bay, and stroll around the colorful harbor. Sail around the coast to Vivara, which is connected to Procida by a bridge. This island is home to a nature reserve with rare plants, rabbits and birds, but check online for opening times.

Day 3

Make for Ischia, the largest island in the bay of Naples and a popular coastal destination. Explore the island’s 34km of volcanic coastline and views of Capri. Enjoy its thermal water and spas, mountains and hidden coves.

Day 4

Sail 19 nm from Ischia to Capri. Get to know the island’s Faraglioni rocks, visit the Blue Grotto and watch the amazing color of the water as the sunlight hits the caves or enjoy the ambience at Marina Piccola.

Day 5

Enjoy the morning and lunch in Capri and sail back to Ischia. Head to Forio for shopping, Citara beach and Poseidon Thermal Gardens.

Day 6

Sail to Pozzuoli, Naples, and enjoy a day exploring Mount Vesuvius, which towers above Naples, or Pompeii to see the Vesuvius National Park and stand on ground that was once destroyed by the disastrous eruption of AD 79.

Day 7

Disembark.

Useful information for yacht charters in Naples

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How do I get to Naples from the US?

Getting to Naples is easy via Naples International Airport (NAP) near Capodichino. You can fly direct to Rome from New York and get a connecting flight, or you can fly to Naples via European cities with major airlines.

We can arrange airport transfers on request from the airport which is about 20km from our base, around a 30-minute taxi ride.

What language is spoken in Naples?

The language spoken in Naples is Italian, but French and English are also spoken.

What is the currency for Naples?

The currency in Naples is the Euro.

What are the customs restrictions for Naples?

As long as you stay in the EU during your Naples yacht charter, you do not need customs clearance.

What documents do I need to sail Naples?

A valid passport is the only travel document American, English, Canadian and members of EU countries need to sail in Naples.

You will need a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities, or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.

How do I get around Naples?

Trains, buses, car rental companies and taxis are all readily available to get around Naples. We can advise on how to get to the main attractions.

What is the Wi-Fi like in Naples?

Generally, Wi-Fi in most cities and towns in the Bay of Naples is good. You’ll find plenty of Wi-Fi hotspots at bars, restaurants and hotels. Our base has Wi-Fi and, for an additional fee, it’s also available on your Naples yacht rental.

What regulations are there in Naples?

There are regulations for the marine parks: Regno di Nettuno and Punta Campanella marine area. So make sure you read up on them before you go.

Where can I find weather forecasts in Naples?

You can find Naples-specific weather forecasts on the Windfinder website and MeteoAM.

What provisioning is there in Naples?

There is plenty of choice for provisioning in Naples. Please refer to the base guide.

What baggage can I take on my Naples sailing vacation?

Only take soft bags as large suitcases take up too much room on board.

What is the electrical current in Naples?

The electrical current in Naples is 220V.

What is the dialing code for Naples?

The dialing code for Naples is +39.

Why should I book with Dream Yacht?

Dream Yacht Worldwide is now the world’s leading yacht charter company and offers you:

  • A diverse fleet of yachts with a wide variety of models and manufacturers to suit every type of sailor.
  • We have 40+ exciting destinations and we’re a pioneer in finding new sailing grounds.
  • You can be assured of our commitment to customer service excellence.
  • You’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome from our base teams who will share regional tips, recommendations and advice.
  • We’re also a trusted seller of new and used boats and an innovator in charter management options – sailing is our business.

What licenses do I need to hire a yacht and sail myself?

The skipper of a yacht has primary responsibility for the safety of the crew and yacht at all times. Many destinations require just relevant experience demonstrated by a sailing resume.

To charter in the Mediterranean, it is mandatory that you hold a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities for bareboat charters in Italy, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Malta, Montenegro and Turkey. Other destinations that require a license include Madagascar, Seychelles, Thailand, Brazil and Sweden. For Belize, the port authority will issue a certificate of competency and an application is made on arrival.

You must take your proof of competency and original certificate with you on your charter. We advise you to contact our team about your qualifications and destination requirements before booking.

By accepting the yacht contract you are confirming that you and/or members of your crew are capable and competent to sail the yacht in the conditions and cruising area of the charter. We reserve the right not to hand over the yacht if, after inspection, it is the opinion that the charterer is not, or may not be competent to be in charge of the vessel.

What is a skippered yacht charter?

A skippered yacht charter is when you rent one of our boats for you and your guests and a professional skipper sails it for you. No sailing experience is needed.

You will need to choose a yacht with a cabin for your skipper to sleep in as they are responsible for your yacht for the duration of your charter. We will find the skipper for you once you have found your perfect destination and yacht.

You will need to pay for your skipper’s food. You can invite the skipper to dine with you on board or out at a local restaurant.

What is the difference between crewed and by the cabin charters?

Our by the cabin charter charters offer exciting destination tours on a set itinerary crafted by our destination experts. You can book a double cabin and private bathroom and will share the boat with other guests who have booked the other available cabins. You will be looked after by a professional skipper and hostess with itineraries ranging from three to 11 nights. There is a set menu and included meals and drinks vary depending on location.

Can you tell me about your yachts?

Our super premier yachts are less than 12 months old from their first charter date, while premier yachts are less than three years old from their first charter date. Our yachts are well maintained and undergo regular, scheduled technical inspection.

In case of emergency, you can rely on our hotline, at any time, seven days a week. If you experience a technical failure affecting major and important parts of the yacht, we will repair the failure within four hours of receiving your call during working hours (8am to 5pm). If you lose more than four hours (during working hours), we will compensate you for one full day. If the repair takes more than one day, we will provide you with a similar boat or compensate you on a pro-rata basis. If restrictions to this guarantee apply in specific areas, this will be detailed during the charter check-in at the base.

Do I need insurance?

We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits. Please make sure you have personal travel insurance that covers sailing.

We will insure the vessel throughout the charter with first-class insurers against all risks, to provide permission to charter as under contract terms and to cover third-party liability.

The following options are available in limited locations:

  • Security Deposit: This varies on the size of the boat and when the boat is returned without damage it is refunded.
  • Damage Waiver: The charterer agrees to pay a non-refundable damage waiver at the time of booking, as well as a reduced damage deposit on embarkation that is refundable upon completion of the charter should no damage occur.

Ever considered a Cabin Cruise?

As pioneers in the industry, Dream Yacht was one of the first to develop the Cabin Cruise concept. It’s an ideal choice for solo or couples travelers seeking relaxed adventure, exotic destinations, and unique local cultures in an intimate, social setting – in comfort at sea.

Our promise

Private accommodations

Comfortable and private standard double cabins with ensuite bathroom

Curated itineraries

Experience world-class destinations, local culture and excursions with our expertly curated itineraries

Accessible

An affordable and intimate experience without the need to book an entire yacht or provide sailing qualifications

Vetted crew

Enjoy our professional crew with a strong local knowledge and friendly service

Full board meals

Enjoy fresh and delicious cuisine prepared and served daily

Choose your mood

Relax on deck socializing with fellow travelers, kayak or snorkel from your yacht, or enjoy exploring ashore

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Simply wonderful! Fred + Isabelle were so accommodating and did so much for us. Isabelle’s food was incredible. Thank you so much!

Laura

Exumas Cabin

Great class. Very professional and great service!

Thomas

Antigua Bareboat

Just what we needed to get out of a year of lockdown, see new places and connect with nature. Highly recommended for your next sailing adventure!

Johan

St. Martin Bareboat

Excellent cruise and wonderful stay on board. Skipper attentive, very pleasant and very professional.

Maxime

Guadeloupe Skippered

I have just returned from another fantastic week of sailing at your base in Pula and would like to thank everyone involved for making this possible at such short notice and without any problems.

Mathias

Guadeloupe Bareboat

The marina itself is a perfect base with super facilities! The Lagoon 42 was in good condition and the skipper was fantastic and knew the area very well.

Jonathan

Croatia Skippered

What an EXCELLENT experience. We just returned from a week long charter with skipper from Corfu, sailing around the beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea. Paxos, Antipaxos and the old town of Corfu were beautiful and the secluded bays we got to visit thanks to our local skipper Nicholas were simply stunning. Fly and Flops was yesterday – we will only charter with Dream Yacht for the foreseeable future.

David

Greece Skippered

Our group of 10 had a WONDERFUL time in French Polynesia from May 21-28, 2022! The food was fantastic: captain and cook, husband and wife: Henry and Mehee (sp) were amazing and the whole experience on board was a dream! We can’t wait to book another trip through Dream Yacht

Katie

Tahiti Crewed Premium

Dream Yacht provided a great sailing experience for my extended family on 2 monohulls from Scrub Island. The boats were in very good condition and perfectly prepared, the staff friendly and helpful. I had worked for a number of charter companies over the years but Dream Yacht is one of the

Charlie

British Virgin Islands Bareboat

The new boat was in perfect condition and best condition for exploring bays and islands. I could never have imagined that this could be so much fun and enjoyable and we are already looking forward to the next upcoming trip in the Ionian Sea.er.

Vytautas

Scandinavia Bareboat

Baja is now my favorite place. There was something for everyone: sailing under northerly winds with mostly calm evenings, snorkeling, fishing, secluded sandy beaches, pelican feedings, being greeted by barking sea lions, and exploring the geology of Ispiritu Santo Island. Dream Yacht Base La Paz provided competent professional support with a well-equipped and maintained boat. We were wonderfully cooked by an on-board chef arranged with Dream Yacht, which meant more free time for all of us. An unforgettable vacation and adventure connected with nature.

Taiyoko

Mexico Crewed Premium

All the staff were fantastic and made our trip a memorable one. Incredibly friendly and welcoming, the food was fantastic. The service throughout the trip was always top notch!

Tommy

Thailand Cabin

Absolutely recommendable. Perfect service. Will charter again and recommend Dream Yacht Charter anytime.

Zahradnik

Turkey Bareboat

I just returned from 3 weeks of fantastic sailing with my family on one of your catamarans in Sardinia. My thanks to our skipper Simone and Daniela, our cook.

Giles

Sardinia Skippered

For a first cruise as a skipper, the Mediterranean is perfect. The service of Dream Yacht is too!

Thomas

France Bareboat

We had an incredible trip and got engaged on our very first night of sailing! We will surely come back one day. We were beginners, we were guided very well and that gave us a lot of confidence.

George

Australia Bareboat

The experience on board far exceeded our expectations. Isabelle provided exceptional three course meals. Her creativity and delicious meals were incredible. Thomas was an excellent skipper, he “felt” our needs. Thanks guys!” Spira, bareboat with crew in New Caledonia.

Spira

New Caledonia Crewed Premium

Once again a fantastic sail with a great crew. Thanks again to a great captain and cook. Was totally fantastic.

Connie

Seychelles Cabin

A very excellent sailing vacation – especially the crew was fantastic. I would sail with Dream Yacht again and highly recommend them.

Mark

Guadeloupe Bareboat

I loved the vacation and am not sure this trip can ever be topped. Everything about it was incredible. The captain and crew were great, helpful, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We loved it.

Trina

Greece Crewed Premium

We just returned from one of your Lagoon 52F’s last week in St. Thomas! We had the trip of a lifetime sailing around St. Thomas and St. John!

Megan

US Virgin Islands Bareboat

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