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I'm a CPA, startup company consultant, military wife, mom of 2 active boys and 2 crazy boxers and a Stand Up Paddleboard fanatic. I am passionate about guiding entrepreneurs through the finance, admin and operational setup of their business by helping them save time and money. I provide consulting and have online business academies, all available at www.juliemerrillcpa.com.

Boat Tour from Naples to Capri

Ever have one of those days that seem too good to be true?  Chartering our private boat and driver from Naples to circle Capri was exactly just that.  Beautiful and amazing views, crystal blue waters, relaxing and fun!  Seeing the amazing cliffs, grottos, and coastline from the water was simply breathtaking.

Or boat tour left early from Torre Del Greco and we spent an entire day on the Coast of Capri.  

Prices depend on size of boat and season.  If you are lucky like us, you might find a Groupon and get a steal. I found that contacting them via FB messenger got the quickest response.

CharterJamm
FB: CharterJamm
www.charterjamm.com
800 203477
Info@charterjamm.com

Umbria Tour in Quad

Take a guided tour around Lago Trasimeno in quad or rent quads and go on your own.  This was such an awesome adventure and I’m so glad that we did it.  The tracks were crazy. Luca was awesome, spoke perfect English and stopped and helped us on all of the technical parts.

Here’s a video clip from our recent tour:

Every Day – Reservations required

Web: www.umbriainquad.com
Luca: 338 7760216
Email: info@umbriainquad.com

Skydiving Rome, Tuscany and Umbria

Skydiving near Rome:

The location is at about 15 km from Rome city center
Availability: All days
Price per person
Launch: € 225,00
Launch with dvd video: € 255,00
Launch with dvd and photos: € 285,00
Private transfer round trip starting from € 60,00 (total price per car)

Skydiving in Umbria or in Tuscany

The location is near Terni (during Summer it moves in Tuscany, near Orbetello)
Availability: weekends (on Friday only for groups)
Price per person
Launch: € 185,00
Launch with dvd video: € 225,00
Launch with dvd video and photos: € 259,00
Private transfer round trip starting from € 270,00 (total price per car)
Locations reached by train from Rome (1 hour approximately)

Skydiving in the coast south of Rome

The location is near Nettuno
Availability: weekends
Price per person
Launch: € 210,00
Launch with dvd video: € 230,00
Launch with dvd video and photos: € 240,00
Private transfer round trip starting from € 240,00 (total price per car)
Location reached by train from Rome (1 hour approximately)

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Portofino: Kayak, SUP, Snorkeling, SUB Diving, Orienteering and more

If you find yourself in Portofino, it will not be hard to find an adventure on the water. Outdoor Portofino offers tours and rentals for kayak, SUP (Stand Up Paddling), windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, diving, orienteering and more. Located inside Paraggi’s Bay in Niasca, Portofino, they provide tours in the Marine Protected Area.  See contact information below.

Web: www.outdoorportofino.com

Cell: + 39 334 3290804

Email: info@outdoorportofino.com

Hydrospeed Fiume Corno in Umbria

Ever want to go down white water on your stomach head first while holding onto a motor propelled mini ski? Hydrospeed is just that and many rafting companies offer various levels from classic to extreme. Rafting Umbria offers a classic excursion for 2 hours at €30 on the Fiume Corno.  Minimum age is 16. For more information and reservations, see contact information below.

Web: www.raftingumbria.it

Cell: +39 348 3511798

Email: info@raftingumbria.it

Sunset Kayak in Procida

Enjoy breathtaking sunsets while kayaking the Procida coast, taking a break only to be served Bellinis and fruit as the sunsets over the Mediterranean. This 2 hour tour is one not to be missed. The guides at ASD Kayak in Procida have become my extended family and continue to amaze me with marvelous excursions.  Cost is €20/person and they provide all the equipment and refreshments.  Only additional cost is that you must book a place to stay that night on the island as all ferry /Traghetti and water taxi service ends at sunset.  Amazing!

ASD Kayak Procida

web: www.procidainkayak.it

FB: ASD Kayak Procida

Email: procidainkayak@gmail.com

How do I get to Procida and Ischia?

Many of our kayaking, boating and SUP (Stand Up Paddling) adventures take place on the islands of Procida and Ischia.  So how do you get there?  It depends on where you are coming from, if you have a car and how flexible your schedule is.  Below are your options.

FERRY: To arrive at Procida or Ischia, you can depart by ferry (‘traghetto’ in Italian) from either the port of Naples or the port in Pozzuoli.  (If you are coming from the Amalfi Coast, there are ferries to Naples from Sorrento, Amalfi and Positano. There is also train service from Sorrento and Salerno) Both the port of Pozzuoli and the port of Naples have train service to/from the port and paid overnight parking available.  Parking is always more difficult in prime summer months, but generally available.  Ferries also allow you to pay and take your vehicle to the islands in off season only.  In prime season, only vehicles from those who live on the islands are allowed. (Note: the streets are narrow, one way and steep and a bit crazy IMHO on the islands and I would not take my own car.) Traghetti to Procida only go to the main port and Traghetti to Ischia  either go to Ischia Porto or Casamicciola Terme.  Traghetti differ in price based on their speed. Note travel times and destinations when you buy.  Also note that the different traghetti (Caremar and Gestur) have different locations at the port in Pozzuoli for buying tickets.

Ferry Hours:  Traghetti – Procida,  Traghetti – Ischia

WATER TAXI: You can take a water taxi from Monte Di Procida, but need a car to get to the marina at Aquamorta.  Parking is easy. This is my preference because you can schedule a water taxi anytime (daylight hours) you want and they will drop you off at various places on the island. Parking is less expensive at Acquamorta and the water taxi is a few € per person cheaper as well.  Mediterraneo has a small building at the port Aquamorta and will provide round trip service to/from the islands. For scheduling water taxi, here is contact information:

Mediterraneo Service Boats

www.mediterraneosb.it

mediterraneosb@gmail.com

FB: Mediterraneo Noleggio

Nunzia +39 339 8410723

Once you arrive on the islands, you have a choice of bus service or taxis. Buses can be very crowded in summer months and do not have air conditioning. Depending on if you are traveling on a budget or can afford a €15 taxi fare, your options provide different levels of comfort.  That said, taking an ape taxi (3 wheeled tiny truck) can be quite the experience.  If you opt for the water taxi, you may not need land transportation at all as they will drop you off at your destination.