Naples is the vibrant southern Italian city known across the sea for its alluring tattered edges. Home to the ancient city of Pompeii and indulgent cuisine, it’s the culprit for dried pasta and yes, the birthplace of pizza.
This major port city is the jumping off point to the Sorrentine Peninsula and the Campanian Archipelago including the seductive island of Capri, Procida, Ischia, Ventotene, and Ponza. Headed west you can sail to the intoxicatingly wonderful Phlegraean Islands: Ischia, Procida, Vivara, and Nisida. The islands sit centered off the Sorrentine Peninsula between the two gulfs and extends to the Pontine Islands.
Boarding Time: 9:00am Sunday | Disembarking Time: 9:00am following Saturday
Port of Call: Salerno
Life at sea is the backbone of their society and its dangers are respected just as the merits are celebrated by local residents and visitors alike, as a sailor you arrive to welcome understanding of what it means to journey on the sea.
Sitting just six nautical miles from Procida is the renowned island of Ischia and the largest of the Phlegraean Islands. Volcanic origins left Ischia with an imposing mountain peak and its famed natural thermal baths that flow along the ocean's edge. Even when the island is busy in the summer months it is a quiet retreat compared to Naples, sailing by you see its lush greenery and brightly colored flowers from afar. Groves of vineyards and olive trees grow on terraced farmland along the steep edges. Home to four safe marinas and some less well protected anchorages, including many secluded coves only accessible by boat-- the distinctive features of this island do not disappoint.
Baia di Sorgento, located along the southern coast of the island is a rocky and steep cove home to a small restaurant and a natural thermal baths. Steaming hot freshwater flows from the island into the cove and when it hits the salty ocean water, it creates a natural thermal bath in the rocky water along the beach
From the watchtowers of Ischia’s castle, fifteen nautical miles away Capri appears in the heat of the summer haze. The island sits off the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula and is perhaps the most famous island in the Mediterannean. Sheer cliffs rise from the ocean dramatically for hundreds of meters on most of Capri’s shoreline.
The Town of Amalfi sits in a dramatic valley cut into a steep coastline that is famous for its combination of rugged terrain and beautiful architecture. The cliffs that dwarf the cathedral in town only serve to make it’s grandiose steps and Italian gothic facade more impressive.
The population currently is 300 yearly residents, and the population jumps to about 700 Italians during the summer months. During peak season, the harbors are full with transient sailors passing by during their Pontine Islands itinerary. Stepping off your boat and onto the island is like going back in time, where children swim in the ancient grottos lined with Roman-era carved steps that lead into the sea, while grandparents enjoy conversations in the island’s town square with the stresses of modern life nowhere to be seen.
The eastern face is known for its steep limestone cliffs that drop dramatically into the emerald sea below. When making the approach to Ponza sailing west from Ventotene, the first thing you’ll notice is the island’s jagged cliffs that become illuminated upon closer reach. The anchorages are lined by chalk-colored white and beige cliffs with its eroding edges drop into the sea, while lush plants line the layered landscape above. It’s popular among sailors and the anchorage is busy during the summer months with boats of all sizes lining the coast, from megayachts to dinghys. Swimming off the boat looking up at the dramatic rocks above is a highlight of anyone’s life. It smells fresh, pure air and when swimming, you can see octopus and other local fish along the sandy seafloor.
Palmarola is a small island located eight nautical miles from Ponza and an easy day sail from the main port. The island is characterized by its sheer beauty and the dramatic size of the sheer cliffs along the eastern coast.
Your professional crew are talented explorers who combine their love of sailing with personalized hospitality. Each captain is professionally certified and able to lead your one of a kind experience at sea.
A Sailing Collective chef embodies our philosophy of travel, storytelling, learning, and sharing. We use local ingredients to create a unique culinary experience for each voyage. This is unlike any food adventure you've ever been on.
The Sailing Collective Travel Co. takes food to a new level. We believe by sourcing local ingredients from local friends we have made throughout our travels pushes us to experience where we are by being engulfed by the regional flavors.
Each voyage, both group & private, has a private culinary artist aboard preparing some of the most unique, interesting, and thoughtful food you may ever enjoy in your life! From breakfast to dinner each day of the journey, we are blessed by beautiful meals by one of the most talented culinary teams in travel anywhere in the world.
Provisioning Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Included in provisioning package*:
7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners (or similar), Light Snacks, Water, Coffee & Tea
* Subjected to change
Dietary Restrictions We can accommodate as long as we know in advance! It is important to notify us of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and include full details in the Guest Form that you will fill out prior to the start of the trip.
Sailing a group journey is a collective experience calling us to ebb and flow with the tides of the group. While alcohol and soft beverages are not included, we find a well curated bar shared across the group works out best. We offer two beverage during group journeys packages during the course of the week*:
• $150 for wine, beer, spirits and soft beverages • $75 for soft beverages and under 5 alcoholic drinks. *Private charters, beverages are billed to the charter
You can also choose to bring your own beverages on board at no cost. Beverages through our package options will be provisioned for by your crew based on the preferences shared in your guest forms. Alternatively, if you plan to purchase your beverages separately, it is best to stock up before we depart the marina! Morning beverages and water are included for all guests.
Please confirm your package choice within your guest form so your crew can plan accordingly!
ADDITIONAL COSTS We recommend planning on having at least $300 – $600 in spending money depending on spending habits. You will be responsible for paying for:
All expenses on shore including meals and drinks
Flights and transportation to and from the marina location
Gratuity (a 10% to 20% offering)
GRATUITY Tipping your captain and crew is welcomed. If you are satisfied with your service, the industry standard for yacht charters ranges from 10-20% of the cost of the charter. Gratuity is split evenly between the crew and can be paid via cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal. Please contact your Sailing Collective Journey Coordinator if you have any questions.
10% - Standard good time on holiday with good service.
15% - Exceptional service on your holiday with exceptional service!
20% - Extraordinary experience and your crew sent the voyage to the moon and back!!
PACKING LIST Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip-flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light raincoat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a warm layer. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring an outfit looks nice and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy on beaches can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
We also encourage that people bring ecologically appropriate products into ocean environments. You can read more about those recommendations on the Sailing Collective Journal here: Packing for a Healthy Ocean
The Journey Schedule Meeting time is at 9:00am on Day 1 of the charter. We return back to port on the final evening by 5:00pm and disembark between 8-9:00am on the final day.
Terms & Conditions By booking this journey, you agree to comply with the stated Terms & Conditions and Covid Considerations, available on our website. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Travel Insurance We recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy that protects you in case of general and covid-related trip interruptions. If you choose not to purchase travel insurance, you forfeit the right to a refund or credit in the event you have to cancel your trip with Sailing Collective.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
REALISTIC DISCLAIMER ABOUT BOATS Boats can break. Charter boats are like a rental car, they are checked before and after each charter. The engineer team is required to check the vessel for maintenance issues and make repairs during the half-day turnaround. Vessels require constant attention like any other complex mechanical system. If you are particular about your exact vacation requirements, we recommend booking a yacht charter with a higher price point allowing for an onboard engineer and we are happy to assist brokering a luxury yacht charter for you and your group.
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