Embarkation from Naples early afternoon. Familiarise yourself with the boat and head towards the islands of Ponza and Palmarola, a few hours away. Savour bathing in the limpid Italian waters for the first time. When evening falls, head into pretty Ponza village to dine in a gastronomic restaurant like Acqua Pazza and to join the Italians on their nightly ritual of strolling along the “Corso Pisacane” in the old town. Overnight anchorage.
Start the day with breakfast and a swim in the Palmarola reserve. Investigate the island’s natural craggy inlets with their clear waters and choose an inviting cove to anchor in for lunch onboard the boat. Afterwards, navigate to Ischia and spend the afternoon relaxing in one of the thermal spas or engaging in some water sports. The imposing Ischia castle and also the Marina Corricella on the nearby island of Procida are both well worth visiting. Dock in Ischia port overnight and for an unforgettable meal, book a table at Il Mosaico.
Sail to Capri to have breakfast. Spend the morning strolling through the charming town of Capri and visiting the renowned ‘Grotta Azzura’ (Blue Cave). Have lunch at one of the town’s many restaurants. In the afternoon, take time to discover this delightful island from the sea. When evening falls, lower the anchor near the impressive Faraglioni rock formations and enjoy having dinner on the boat with this stunning scenery in the background. Stay anchored here overnight.
Travel to picture perfect Positano with its colourful buildings set into the steep mountainside. Spend the day wandering through the narrow streets, dropping into artisanal shops specialising in local traditions such as pottery or sandal making. A visit to the Santa Maria Assunta church is worthwhile as is a coastal walk along the Via Positanesi d’America. For lunch, try one of the town’s outstanding restaurants like the Next2 or the family run Ristorante Da Vicenzo. In the evening, head back to the boat and anchor in the bay for dinner and overnight stay.
This morning, a short hop along the coast will take you to the town of Amalfi where you will spend the day. The impressive Sant’Andrea cathedral, along with its cloisters and bell tower, is a must see while you are here. For those of you that like hiking, the Valle Delle Ferriere with its waterfalls and old paper mills should also not be missed. There are several good restaurants in Amalfi, but for a meal with breathtaking views of the harbour, try the Eolo. Spend the evening in the town and moor in the port overnight.
Travel to Sorrento in the morning. Visit the San Francesco convent with its well-tended courtyard and meander down the Corso Italia, the town’s main shopping street. It’s also worth stopping off at I Giardini di Cataldo, which specialises in locally made Limoncello and lemon sorbet. For lunch, take a taxi up into the hills to Don Alfonso 1890, one of the most famous restaurants on the coast. Spend the rest of your afternoon relaxing onboard the boat or playing with the water toys. Dinner on board and overnight anchorage.
Have your breakfast surrounded by the turquoise waters. Enjoy having a final dip in the sea before returning to Naples. Disembarkation late morning.