23 - 03 - 2022

Sailing holidays for Easter? The gulf of Naples and its islands await you!

Enchanting beaches, beautiful sea, breath-taking views and all the charm of the Mediterranean to be known by boat.

The easter holidays have become an opportunity to enjoy the first beautiful spring days. A sailing holiday for Easter has many advantages: warm sun, no crowds, and low prices!
A perfect time for a cruise in the Mediterranean, to get to know its treasures from a privileged point of view: the sea.

Among all these treasures, the Gulf of Naples and its islands are and excellent idea for a boat holiday for Easter.

The gulf of Naples is one of those places in the world that make you fall in love, small fishing ports that alternate with larger organized and welcoming ones, villages with ancient charm and breath-taking views, colourful houses and spectacular coasts, the typical beauty of Italy to be savoured with all the senses.

Naples and its Gulf are a continuous discovery: archaeological treasures such as Pompeii, Stabia, Herculaneum, and Pozzuoli (archaeological sites known worldwide and which deserve a visit, at least once in a lifetime!)
Overlooking a suggestive sea that can be admired or truly enjoyed only by boat.

Whether you are an expert sailor or decide on a skippered boat holiday in the Gulf of Naples, Castellammare or Procida you will discover incredible destinations that, in the common imagination, are considered unforgettable.

Salerno boat rental ("File:Salerno Arechi-Castle-panorama.jpg" by Giaros is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Where to rent a boat for Easter week?

A good idea could be rent a boat in Salerno, which is in the south of Naples, in order to sail along wonderful and iconic coasts, such as the Amalfi Coast, the Guld of Ieranto, in addition, places to admire Positano and Amalfi and other stunning views from the sea: renting a boat in Campania will turn into an unforgettable trip!
Here is the link with Boatsandgo’s proposals for the Easter boat holiday.

The stable winds and a wonderful coast, a sea full of history and mythology, make these places so beautiful that we can easily understand why they were chosen by the ancient populations as places to land and improve.

A fabulous sailing scenario will guide you throughout your Easter boat holiday in the Gulf if Naples: fortified villages, castles, beaches surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, scents and flavours that belong to that blue paradise called “Mediterranean Sea”.

The boat cruise in this Guld is not just a boat holiday but it is an immersive experience between culture, nature, and gastronomy.

Boat holiday in Capri ("Capri 102" by greger.ravik is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

By choosing Salerno as the port of departure for your sailing holiday, once you passed Amalfi coasts, in a few hours you’ll be in Capri.

Capri is probably the most famous of the three islands in the Gulf, known in the international world and a destination for the jet set. Elegant and refined, every year it is chosen by travellers from all over the world for its breath-taking views, its gastronomy and VIP attendances.

Also known as the Blue Island, seen from the sea it is wonderful, with its unmistakable shape and its cliffs. Renting a boat to get to known its caves, its sea stacks and its beaches, means knowing and enjoying, in an exclusive way, places immortalized by worldwide known filmography.

Rent a boat to get to know the cliffs ("Faraglioni, Capri, Italy" by sneakerdog is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

The moorings available in Capri are planned.

Marina Grande, that is the Port of Capri, a dock protected by two piers and which is divided into three area: the commercial port, the tourist port of Marina di Capri and the Darsena. The larger boats can be moored in the Marina, while the smaller ones can be moored at the Drasena. This port is well served (even the gas station), but the advice is to call to check that there are rooms.

But if you want to opt for a better panoramic evening, anchor outside Marina Grande, to avoid the traffic.

Marina Piccola is suitable for a beautiful harbour, a bay (without services) where it is possible to land with the tender.

It is not recommended to dare in the other bays, the seabed is very deep and rocky.

Borgo Marinari, small port in the heart of Naples ("Borgo Marinari" by Pedro Nuno Caetano is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Following the unmistakable profile of Vesuvius, you will arrive in Naples.

You can decide to moor at Borgo Marinari, a perfect starting point to visit Naples.

The small fishing village with its characteristic castle has an ancient history and it is full of cafes, typical restaurants that offer various services. From there, the iconic places of the city are easily reachable on foot.

Piazza del Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale, Teatro San Carlo, Mergellina, and the Lungomare.

A scenario that becomes a postcard seen from the sea, a seamless enchantment that, continuing north, reveals other wonders: immediately after Capo Posillipo you will find the islet of Nisida and the splendid Pozzuoli, and finally, Baia with its Aragonese Castle and Capo Miseno with its typically Mediterranean lighthouse.

Procida boat rental ("Procida lesser isle view" by Yellow.Cat is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

And here it is, the smallest of the islands in the Gulf, the closest to Naples but also the least contaminated one: Procida.

Procida is perfect for a sailing holiday, with its almost intact beauty, wide beaches and numerous bays and coves.

Elected European Capital of Culture 2022, the island is wonderful.

There are three small ports in Procida where you can moor: Marina Grande, Corricella and Chiaiolella.

Marina Grande is the main landing place, a commercial port attended by hydrofoils and ferries. Here the new Marina was born, with all kinds of services, as well as charter base and boat rental.

Corricella, on the other hand, is an enchanting fishing village, where cars cannot arrive, you can access to it from the sea or from the stairways. The Corricella is reserved for fishing activities, and, with great caution, you can get ashore in tender.

La Chiaiolella is a small port where you can find fuel and other services at private piers, but, because of its position, Procida is always sheltered from the winds. Shaving here is possible and safe.

And we couldn’t fail to mention Vivara, known by sailors from all over the world, an islet (actually, it is connected to Procida by a bridge) that is a natural park, protected and preserved.

Procida, capital of culture 2022 - Corricella ("Marina Corricella, Procida" by 2benny is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

A boat holiday in Procida during Easter week will be an opportunity to witness a one-of-a-kind event that has been repeated for centuries.

We are talking about the Easter procession, whose origins date back to 1600, when one of the Congregations of the island, that of the Turchini, started this rite, a penitential procession to commemorate the Passion of Jesus. Believe parade though the streets of the island wearing the cilices and flogging themselves.

With a short navigation you will reach Ischia, the green island known for its thermal springs but also for the views and which will amaze you with its beauty.

Ischia, Aragonese Castle ("Castello Aragonese, Ischia" by 2benny is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Ischia is an ideal place for relaxing sailing holiday, unforgettable beaches, thermal springs, history, art, nature, and gastronomy.

Its symbolic place is Aragonese Castle which is located on an islet connected to the mainland by a small stone bridge, a unique place where you shall stop if you are travelling with your boat to admire its beauty.

A curiosity unknown to most, Ischia in the 50s of the last century, despite its millenary history, was unknown to the majority of their vacationers; it became famous thanks to the publisher and film producer Angelo Rizzoli, who docked here with his yacht during a sailing holiday in the Gulf of Naples, he immediately understood its potential and began advertising it in his magazines and choosing it as a set for a lot of his films. This attracted an elite tourism that still animates the streets of the island today.

There are a lot of ports where you can moor in Ischia.

Ischia Porto, which is a natural inlet completely sheltered from any wind, but also very busy because it is the arrival point of the ferries and hydrofoils that create a strong undertow.

Casamicciola is the tourist port reserved for charters and rental boats. This port is also very chaotic, but it’s not very difficult to find a mooring at the municipal floating docks.

Sant’Angelo is a small port with few berths, an exclusive mooring that will amaze you with the beauty of its landscape. Next to the port, there is a large, quiet bay where you can spend a night or pay to visit the thermal beach.

Forio isn’t very suitable for mooring rental boats due to the outcropping rocks.

Ischia boat rental ("Ischia Ponte" by 2benny is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Renting a boat to get to know the Gulf of Naples and its islands will make your holiday a unique experience!

A holiday dedicated to freedom and relaxation, no hotel reservations, no timetables, far from crowded hotels and restaurants. Just rent a boat and enjoy every second of your sailing holiday.


Translated by Biagio Vitolo