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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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  • 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.

Available charter types

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 holiday.

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.

Weather insights

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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 holiday with our Naples yacht hire. With the option to have 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 holiday 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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Other Itineraries
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 holiday?

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.

What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?

We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.

Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:

  • More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
  • 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
  • 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
  • Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee

How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?

Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.

What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?

The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.

Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?

Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.

Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?

Minimum Age: 16 years old

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Excellent cruise and very good stay. Skipper attentive, very pleasant and very professional.

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

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The marina itself is a perfect starting point with great facilities! The Lagoon 42 was in good condition and the skipper was amazing and very knowledgeable of the area.”

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What an AMAZING experience. We’ve just returned from a week long skippered charter from Corfu, sailing around the beautiful islands of the Ionian. Paxos, Antipaxos and Corfu Old Town were beautiful and the secluded bays we had the pleasure of visiting thanks to our local skipper, Nicholas, were simply overwhelming. Fly and flops are no longer for us – we’ll be chartering with DYC for the foreseeable future.

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

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DYC provided a great sailing experience for my extended family on 2 monos out of Scrub Island. The boats were in great shape and preformed perfectly and the staff were friendly and helpful. Having worked for a number of charter companies over the years DYC is one of the best.

Charlie

British Virgin Islands Bareboat

Baja is my favorite place now. There was something for everyone: sailed under northerlies with mostly calm evenings, snorkeled, fished, bummed it on the sandy beaches, enchanted by pelicans feeding, greeted by the barking sea lions and explored the Ispiritu Santo island geology. DYC La Paz base provided competent professional support with a well provisioned and maintained boat. We were nourished well by an onboard cook arranged with DYC freeing us all for more play. A vacation and an adventure connected with nature.

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Mexico Crewed Premium

All staff were fantastic and made our trip very memorable. Incredibly friendly and welcoming, the food was amazing. The service throughout the trip was always first class!

Tommy

Thailand Cabin

Absolutely recommended. Perfect service and set up. Will charter again and will recommend Dream Yacht Charter anytime.

Zahradnik

Turkey Bareboat

I just returned from 3 weeks of amazing sailing with my family on one of your catamarans in Sardinia. I would like to express my thanks to our skipper Simone and Daniela, our hostess.

Giles

Sardinia Bareboat

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

Thomas

France Bareboat

We had an incredible trip and actually got engaged on the first night of our sail! We will certainly be back one day. Thank you for getting us ready for our charter. We were definitely beginners but he gave us a very thorough but very easy to follow training and it gave us a lot of confidence.

George

Australia 

The on board experience was way beyond our expectations. Isabelle provided exceptional three course meals. We could not believe her creativity and delicious meals. Thomas was an excellent skipper. He was always on the lookout for our needs. Thanks guys!” Spira, New Caledonia bareboat with crew charter

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

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It’s always a pleasure sailing with DYC in the UK. Great team, great boats, great sailing. Very flexible and work hard to make your trip a success. Many thanks.

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Unforgettable spots to snorkel and beaches. Very experienced crew. Highly recommend.

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