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Beginning on the island of Procida just 3 miles off Naples, this vacation will be one of your finest weeks of the year, we know this and that is the end of the discussion.
This itinerary is split between two archipelagos, the Gulf of Naples islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri (although we do not often go to Capri because we know the lesser explored and more authentic locations…) and the Pontine Islands of Ventotene, Ponza, and Palmarola. With your trusted Sailing Collective friends captaining and cooking with only the freshest and delicious of ingredients. This itinerary is robust with big Italian culture circulating around every stop along the way with a unique and independent vibe on each island. We explore natural thermal baths on Ischia with a private invitation to the famed Casa D’Ambra vineyard at the very top of the island and taste Ischia’s finest with the D’Ambra family. We dine at the finest rustic Italian restaurants on the islands and always interested in finding out what restaurant might be around the corner that may have something even more local than the one before. Idillic yet busy, this is THE Italian itinerary.
The Collective Package inlcudes:
• Collective captain and chef (for a week of the best food of your life)
• Journey Coordinator travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Private cabin aboard a 4 cabin (8 passenger max) monohull or catamaran modern sailboat.
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
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PRIVATE CREWED CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE JUNE - OCTOBER
Rob N. Crooks grew up racing and later instructing on Lasers, 420s, and C-Snows on Chautauaqa Lake in western New York. With a strong thirst for exploration and adventure, Rob is prepaing to utilize his boating background for the ultimate sailing adventure, an around the world voyage. As a captain for the Sailing Collective, Rob might be found foraging herbs, diving for sea urchins, or making deals with a local restaurant for key ingredients in preparation for onboard cooking. Around the table, Rob immerses himself in the lives of his boat mates, enagaging in great conversation, helping to build strong relationships between Sailing Collective members. When not at sea, Rob works as an artist in New York.
Sara is an Italian from a small island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples. Being born into a winewaker family, Sara is pursuing a professional career in winemaking which has lead her to the past 4 years of travel, working in wineries around the world seeking to discover different ways to produce wine. Sara has work experiences in Australia, Portugal, South Africa and New Zealand. During these experiences Sara found out her passion of traveling: she loves learning about new culture and customs and meeting new people from differ country.
Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
April Valencia is a freelance stylist, photographer and artist based in Brooklyn. Born and raised in the southwest deserts of Arizona, she developed an early appreciation for transparency - a reoccurring influence within her work - capturing subjects free of inhibition. Valencia's company, Native Kind, provides a platform for her to incorporate design with her love for textiles and fabric installations. The Sailing Collective has given her the opportunity to combine her passion for travel, design and photography into one. IG: @april_valencia Web: aprilvalencia.com
A Bay of Naples sailing vacation typically centers on the Phlegraean and Pontine islands, and the Amalfi coast on the Sorrento Peninsula, though longer cruises can take sailors south to the wonderful Aeolian Islands. Regardless of the length of the cruise, a Bay of Naples yacht charter offers a blend of magnificent sailing, upscale dining, boutique shopping, and intriguing sightseeing in picturesque towns with roots dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. A Bay of Naples sailing vacation on Italy’s Tyrrhenian Sea is a cruise through a Mediterranean paradise. The passages between islands are mostly short, providing plenty of time to enjoy all the pleasures of sailing as well as for sojourns ashore to explore, sample the local cuisine, and to sit idly with a cocktail at a café to soak in the wonders of Italy’s southwestern coast. Gentle and warm summer winds from the northwest average between 8 and 12 knots.
We start the Amalfi Coast journey at Marina Procida on the island of Procida, 15 miles off the cost of Naples. To get to Procida you must take a ferry from the port Molo Beverello in Naples, 20 minutes from the Naples International Airport. Ferry terminal has a regular ferry to Procida. Note some ferry boats stop at Procida via Ischia. Marina Procida, Procida Island - 45 minute ferry from Naples.
Meeting time at the marina is between 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Please notify your captain in advance if you are delayed and will not arrive by 6pm. Upon arrival, the front desk at the marina will direct you to the Sailing Collective boats. Each Sailing Collective sailboat dons our banner with logo where your captain and crew will be waiting for your arrival. After everyone arrives and settles in aboard, we will dine ashore for our first outing of the journey. The evening of Day 1 and the morning of Day 2, passengers should purchase alcohol or other and beverages for the week as well as any last minute personal provisioning.
We will arrive back at the marina by 6pm on day 7 and spend the last evening there on the boat. Disembarkation is 9am the following morning. Your crew can help arrange taxis to your next destination.
The closest airport to Marina Procida is the Naples International Airport (NAP) which is 15 minutes from the port Molo Beverello, the ferry terminal to get to Procida. An alternative to flying into NAP is to take three hour train to Naples from the Rome International Aiport (ROM)
Airport to Molo Beverello the main port of Naples is 6 kms. Direct from Airport to Molo Beverello follow this LINK. The Naples Alibus shuttle is the easiest and cheapest way to get to the ferry terminal from downtown Naples and the airport. For more information on the Naples Alibus Airport Shuttle:
From the main Ports of Naples there are two locations from which ferries and hydrofoils depart – Molo Beverello for Aliscafi/Hydrofoils and Porta di Massa for Traghetti/Ferries. These two locations are within walking distance of each other. From the Port of Pozzuoli, you will also find regular ferry or hydrofoil services to Procida. The journey time by ferry to Procida will take up to one hour and by hydrofoil approximately 35 minutes.
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. 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.
The climate of the Italy is ideally suited for sailing, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Winds are generally north-westerly averaging 8 to 12 knots (8 – 14 mph) with the windiest period being July and August. During the cruising season of April to October, the skies are blue and the weather warm, with water temperatures averaging 71 F (22 C).
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.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
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.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Procida is a small island and one of the earliest inhabited towns in the Bay of Naples. We start our journey at Marina Corricella which is the yachting center on the island right downtown Procida. Unlike the nearby islands of Ischia and Capri, Procida is a traditional town with families carrying out traditions that have been with them for decades if not centuries. With the promenade running along the seawall of the marina, there are charming cafes and restaurants of the most local tradition. Fishermen walk down the streets after returning home from an afternoon’s catch. Food is of the highest quality with worn in pastel colors lining the buildings throughout town. Great place to stock up on local wines and fresh produce before we start the week’s journey.
Ischia is one of Amalfi’s lavish islands with a semi-tropical terrene with generous hot springs, which are said to have healing powers; this once active volcano is lined with lush forests and modern spas located throughout. With the Castle of Aregon of it’s western point giving a more than dramatic landscape wherever we anchor or walk on land. Evening streets are bustling with action with, Ischia is the largest island in the Bay of Naples and attracts a stream of visitors to its beaches. Inland, the hillside towns are more earthy and will reward walkers with some peace and quiet, while Sant’Angelo on the south coast remains relatively unscathed by tourism. It presents a charming scene with its twisting narrow streets, picturesque harbor and good beach.
A favorite location for the Sailing Collective, this weekend getaway dating back to the early Romans is lined with emerald green waters and dramatic limestone cascading coastline with a charming colorful town, it is hard not to like this paradise. Being the furthers island east, there is a true local feel in the air, a perfect Italian island culture disconnected from the rest of the Italian mainland. With scooters and cars to rent, we enjoy a day of rest and spend two days at this magical island, eating fresh caught fish and some of the finest pasta dishes in the lands.
Best known as the island to which emperor Augustus banished his daughter Julia the Elder in the 2 BC as a preventative measure to hid her excessive adultery behavior. A palace was constructed for her and she was able to live her life freely, behind closed doors where no one in Rome could see. The port has kept many of the ancient Roman structures and still using some of the original rainwater catchment systems throughout the island. A charming local island that is simple and true to its past.
The uninhabited island of Palmarola is the most westerly on the Pontine Islands. It is a rugged, beautiful island fringed with rocks that require the skipper of a Palmarola yacht charter to be ever-vigilant when navigating around the island. There is an anchorage in a small cove on the south side of the island and another in a cove partially protected by two islets on the north-west. With no facilities, a stop-over at Palmarola will appeal to those seeking solace and tranquility, needing nothing beyond the emerald green seas to swim in, a good book to read and a glass of a cooling drink in hand.
As the most famous of the islands in the Bay of Naples, Capri is has a picture-postcard sheer throughout the island. The town of Capri is lively with tourists coming and going with the traffic of ferries dropping tourist on day tours of the famous island. The Sailing Collective sails to the backside of the island where the real yachting-jetsetters lay their anchor against the backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs that rise out of the water lined with unfathomable mansions cut off from the rest of the island. A lively island and worth the visit, even though we prefer the more secluded local towns, Capri will not disappoint.
Luxury addition - The Hanse 54 was until recently the standard bearer of the German Hanse Yachts shipyard. It is a very elegant sailing boat with a flat and clear deck that provides a lot of space to lie down and relax in the sun. The cockpit is spacious and has a transom that folds and turns into a magnificent swim platform. The interiors, as in other models of the brand, are excellently finished, spacious, and practical. Comes with 4-double cabins and can accommodate up to 8 guests.
Understated luxury: design, space and seamlessly integrated functionality, beauty of the wood, and soft colors. The mineral architecture, with elegant taut lines of the 2 and 3-cabin versions is an invitation to quiet relaxation. The Family versions surprise with their level of comfort, and make no concessions to either space or functionality.