A boat excursion is the best thing to do while you are in the port of Naples, allowing you to see highlights of the area that you normally would not get to see via public transport and also maximizing your time.
What to Expect
The port where private boats embark in Naples is called Mergellina. The port where the cruise ships come in is called Beverello. A driver will be waiting below your cruise ship holding a sign with your name on it and he will take you to Mergellina, where your private boat will be waiting.
The captain will pick you up at the pier and head along the coastline towards the Island of Capri. You will see the Sorrento Coast on one side and the island of Capri in front of you, with Naples and Mt. Vesuvius to your right as you cross the Bay of Naples. The views are spectacular.
You will cross the Bay of Naples to Capri, stopping to swim in various caves/ lagoons, checking out the rock formations and learning a bit about the island.
One of the best parts about chartering a boat is that the captain is a local of the area.
Ask him about the coastline and he will be more than happy to give you some information about what you are seeing as well as insider tips regarding the best things to do and see. This will allow you to experience the Amalfi Coast through the eyes of a local rather than a tourist. The service is also luxurious so relax on the sundeck, enjoy the views, stop to swim in the various bays and enjoy local snacks and beverages that are provided on board.
It is recommended to stop for a seaside lunch, as this is a culinary paradise of Italy, serving fresh seafood and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Your captain can provide you with some good restaurant suggestions where the boat can pull up directly.
- The Blue, Green and White Grotto
- Casa Malaparte: a beautiful, architecturally historic building on the eastern end of the island sitting 32 feet above the sea on a cliff
- Punta Carena: the famous lighthouse on Capri, construction began in 1862
- Marina Piccola: a famous docking spot for yachts of the rich and famous
- I Faraglioni: the symbol of Capri and the back drop to many designer ads, most notably D&G Light Blue perfume
- Captain/ crew
- A variety of beverages
- Seasonal fruit
What's Not Included
- Lunch at a local seaside restaurant
- Captain/ crew gratuity
- Entrance fee of €13 into the Blue Grotto
Know Before You Go
• Please include where you are staying and working contact numbers when you book. The tour operator will call you the day before the excursion so this is extremely important
• This excursion is on a speedboat with a cushioned sundeck, shaded seating area, cabin and restroom. There is an outdoor freshwater shower as well as a fridge stocked with complimentary beverages