Category Archives: Naples

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.

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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

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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.

Canyoning and Ziplining in the Matese National Forest through the Gole di Caccaviola, Cusano Mutri

A quick drive from Naples, just north of Benevento, is the Matese National Forest.  With clean mountain air, stunning views, deep gorges, tall mountains and beautfiul valleys, it’s a place worth discovering.  Matese Escursioni offers various outdoor guided activities in the Matese National Forest, including horse back riding, biking, hiking, canyoning, parco avventura (kids rope courses) to name a few.   We chose canyoning, suited up with our kids and headed to the top of the gorge “Gole di Caccaviola, Cusano Mutri”.   Continue reading Canyoning and Ziplining in the Matese National Forest through the Gole di Caccaviola, Cusano Mutri

SUP Paddleboard from Miseno to Baia Castle

We took our SUPs (Stand Up Paddleboards) out to my favorite local place to get in a paddleboard this morning.  We arrived early around 7:45am to beat beach traffic, but found out the local parking lots don’t open until 8:30am.  In July and August, 8:30am is too late to get on the water as the boat traffic starts getting heavy.  So we found street parking. Remember to pay for street parking by buying a parking biglietto at the local bar/cafe. It cost 2 euro/hour this morning. Continue reading SUP Paddleboard from Miseno to Baia Castle

Sail from Procida to Capri, then kayak Capri and it’s famous Faraglioni

From the island of Procida, spend a glorious day upon a sail boat stacked with kayaks and head to Capri.  Launching kayaks along the amazing waters of Capri, explore caves, amazing Capri coast and the famous Faraglioni di Capri from the water in kayak.  After working up an appetite, eat the most amazing homemade italian food on board and cruise back to Procida.  If you are lucky like us, you may have dolphins decide to surf in your boat wake on the way back.  Continue reading Sail from Procida to Capri, then kayak Capri and it’s famous Faraglioni

SUP Tour Amalfi Coast – Cetara to Erchie

This is the second time I’ve done a SUP (Stand Up Paddling) tour with this company and it is one of my favorites.  The water has been very calm both times and the views are amazing.  They launch from Hotel Cetus (parking is at the hotel) near Cetara and have 2 options to go towards the beach in Vietri or to go around the cape past Erchie.  Both directions take 2 hours are amazingly awesome.  The trip to and from Vietri is a bit easier as you’re more protected and the water is generally calmer.  In the afternoons, the wind picks up near Cetara.  Morning tours are best.  The guides carry insurance, follow along in a boat and take pictures.  The company provides the SUP boards, paddles, life jackets and safety leashes.  Great experience.  I’ve been talking to them about rates, so if you’d like to book, mention me (Julie) when you email or call Giusy for better rates or contact me and I’ll help you schedule a tour.  They do provide a guide that can give instructions.  Amazing and a MUST DO!  Minimum 2 people, maximum 5 people.  Rates vary from €45-55 per person, depending on number in group. Continue reading SUP Tour Amalfi Coast – Cetara to Erchie