Boat Rental and Yacht Charter in Maiori

Italy's Amalfi Coast gem, it's adorned with seafront promenades, historic towers, and a touch of coastal allure.
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Sailing Guide Maiori

Rent a boat in Maiori for a fun trip around the Amalfi coast. This beach town is a fantastic getaway for anyone seeking to enjoy a sun-filled holiday sailing, but also taking the opportunity to discover some fascinating Roman ruins and taste delicious Italian food. Visit some of the region's most stunning beaches and caves to make your holiday extra special.

Things to do and see when sailing in Maiori

Sailing along the Amalfi coast is a great way to see the region that is known for its popular tourist attractions, but there is more to discover.

Activities in Maiori

  • Hike up to Sentiero dei Limoni for an amazing view of the Mediterranean. The water fountains you get to see along the way make this an extra special hike
  • Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano is worth the effort it requires to get there. If you’re not afraid of hiking a couple of stairs and want to learn more about the history of the Amalfi coast in the Middle Ages - it became the fortress of the dukes of Amalfi
  • Santa Maria de Olearia is an abbey that is built next to a cave. This stunning building became a Benedictian monastery in 1087 and is now a hotel with a restaurant
  • Take a stroll on Lungomare di Maiori to mingle with the locals and tourists alike
  • Head to Arechi Castle in Salerno, a castle that was built in the 6th century. You don’t just visit this place for the history, but also the stunning views
  • The Torre di Cetara used to be a watchtower. No wonder, you get to see the whole sea from up there. Nowadays you don’t have to watch out for invaders, you can simply enjoy the view
  • Snorkelling should be on your bucket list when visiting the Amalfi coast. Many boat rentals come with snorkelling equipment!

Beaches in Maiori

  • Stretching almost 1km, Maiori beach is a wonderful place to sunbathe and relax. It is therefore the longest beach on the Amalfi coast and a true gem
  • Marina Grande in Positano is not a beach you go to for a quiet and peaceful afternoon, it’s the beach you go to for some glamour and a lot of fun. It can become quite crowded - especially in the super busy summer months in July and August - but it will be worth it
  • Erchie Beach is a picturesque beach that is part of a little fishing village with the same name. The little colourful fishing boats on the turquoise waters definitely make for some dreamy holiday memories
  • Cala Bianca Beach is a stunning beach in a secluded cove that you can reach if you sail all the way South from Salerno. It is definitely worth getting away from the busy Amalfi coast and to discover some stunning natural wonders off the beaten path

Restaurants in Maiori

Casual dining in Maiori:

  • Maiori Food Coast is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat in between meals or if you’re not feeling too hungry. You don’t just come here for the food, you also come here for the fantastic service. You have to try the doughnuts here!
  • Gusto Artigianale will tempt you with their juicy burgers and crispy fries. What more could you ask for after a long day sailing?
  • Chiosco Bar S. Francesco might only open during high season, but it is definitely worth a visit. You can get some delicious Italian food here. The salmon pasta is a must!

Beach restaurants in Maiori:

  • Moorea Beach Club is located right on the beach, serving delicious food and simple cocktails. It’s the perfect spot to relax.
  • Tony's Food & Drinks is offering delicious food and stunning views. As it is super close to the beach, you can enjoy a quick lunch after soaking up the sun all morning.

Fine dining in Maiori:

  • Il Faro di Capo d’Orso is a Michelin star restaurant offering breathtaking views and a culinary experience that you won’t forget. The tortellini are incredible!
  • Torre Normanna Restaurant is another Michelin star restaurant that you visit on your trip to Maiori. Enjoy a fine dining experience while sitting next to the sea in this old 13th century watchtower! Elegantly presented pasta dishes make for an incredible dining experience.

Bars and Clubs in Maiori

  • Made in Eataly is a fantastic place for anyone who loves wine. Choose from a fantastic selection of wines and get a small plate of cheeses and cold cuts to go along with it
  • King's Bar is a lovely little bar where you can sit for a drink during the day or at night
  • If you want to dance the night away, you should head to Africana Famous Club which happens to be situated in a cave. This club is located between Amalfi and Positano and definitely worth the drive

Explore historical Maiori

Maiori’s eventful history begins with the Etruscans who founded the city in around 700 BC. When the Roman empire expanded, it fell under Roman rule. To defend Maiori, forts and walls were built all around the city. They were also used to defend Saracene pirates who were looting the area frequently. After being hit by disaster, including a tsunami and the black death in the 14th century, the city’s once fortunate beginnings quickly declined.

Nowadays you can still visit historical sites like the Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, but the city never fully recovered from its disasters and invasions throughout the centuries.

Discover mystical Maiori

There might not be any myths associated with Maiori directly, but there are many myths surrounding other areas of the Amalfi coast, including the Bay of Ieranto. It’s a fascinating bay where you can sunbathe and swim, but also step back in time to one of the locations of the Odyssey. It is said to be the exact location where the sirens mesmerized Ulysses.

Sailing conditions in Maiori

Maiori, like other places along the Amalfi coast, is blessed with sunny weather almost all year round. In the summer it gets particularly hot and dry. During the busiest month of the year in July and August, you can expect temperatures to go beyond 30 degrees celsius. This is typical for all of South Italy.

The Amalfi coast is the perfect spot for experienced as well as novice sailors. The region is best known for its impressive cliffs as well as the picturesque seaside towns suddenly appearing as if they are carved into the rock. This means that you get to have the sailing experience as well as the experience of being on vacation in the South of Italy. What a dream come true!

The Gulf of Salerno is known for its ideal wind conditions and is therefore the perfect spot for a sailing holiday. The wind that is blowing from the mountains of Salerno is making it happen - this area is also blessed with strong winds in the summer.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Maiori?

Renting a boat in Maiori doesn’t have to break your bank. The price of renting a boat here depends on the seasonality, the type and size of the boat, how many people are going to join you on your boat holiday, what kind of amenities come with the boat charter and how long you plan to stay.

On average it will cost you 58 EUR per person per day to rent a sailboat in Italy. A gulet will cost you 50 EUR per person per day in Italy. Renting a RIB in this part of the Mediterranean is a little cheaper and comes at an average price of 40 EUR per person per day. Renting a speedboat in Italy is a little bit more expensive and will cost you around 70 EUR per person per day. More expensive than renting a speedboat is renting a catamaran or a motorboat in Italy. On average it will cost you 150 EUR to rent a motorboat per person per day and 140 EUR to rent a catamaran per person per day.

You see that it is probably not as expensive as you thought to rent a boat in Italy, but remember: These are only average prices, so you can be lucky and find cheaper boats than that or more expensive ones if you’re looking at renting a boat to treat yourself with a bit of a luxury holiday.

What type of boat is best for sailing in Maiori?

What type of boat you should rent on your sailing holiday in Maiori really depends on the type of boat holiday you would like to experience. If you are just looking at exploring some beautiful caves or beaches, you would consider renting a different type of boat than the one you would rent if you want to race around the coast in full speed or the one you would go for if you’re striving for the feeling of freedom you get from sailing on the water.

Rent a catamaran

Pros of renting a catamaran

Renting a catamaran comes with many positive aspects, one of them being that catamarans come with shallow drafts. This makes them the perfect choice for a drive along the stunning Amalfi coast and to discover some incredible caves and remote beaches along the way. You can sail closer to the shore and can always find a bay where you can anchor safely for the night.

Another advantage of renting a catamaran in this region is the fact that they stand on two hulls. This gives them more stability and you might feel more comfortable and secure to sleep on the boat. Also, the boat is less shaky when you just want to enjoy soaking up the sun on deck.

Cons of renting a catamaran

One of the downsides of renting a catamaran is the fact that they are quite big in size. This might give you more comfort than other types of boats, but it also comes with a few difficulties when trying to find a spot for mooring in a marina. Especially during the busy summer months, it might deem impossible to find a spot. BUT: Anchoring in a beautiful bay is much more fun anyway, isn’t it?

Rent a speedboat in Maiori

Pros of renting a speedboat in Maiori

Renting a speedboat in Maiori comes with a lot of fun! As it is smaller in size than other types of boats, it is the perfect water vehicle to circle around the Amalfi coast. You get to see many more places in less time.

One of the advantages of renting a speedboat is the fact that you don’t need a lot of space for the equipment that you need when renting a sailboat. This leaves you with plenty of room to relax and soak up the sun on deck.

Another advantage is the fact that these types of boats don’t require you to have a boat licence. This makes them the perfect boat to try your first attempts at driving a boat on water.

One of the most popular speedboats to rent on the Amalfi coast is Speedboat Capelli CAP 19 which is perfect for a day trip along the Amalfi coasts. Up to six guests fit on the boat, but as it is only equipped with one bed, not everyone will be able to sleep on the boat. Enjoy a fun day out with your friends before heading back to the marina at night to savour a delicious Italian meal.

Cons of renting a speedboat in Maiori

One of the downsides of renting a speedboat is their size. If you are looking at renting a boat for a week-long vacation, a speedboat is not for you. Its small size and lack of amenities that you would need for a trip that lasts longer than a day are just not meant to be used for a longer period of time. So enjoy speeding along the Amalfi coast while you can!

Rent a speedboat in Maiori

Rent a motorboat in Maiori

Pros of renting a motorboat in Maiori

Just like catamarans, motorboats are equipped with a shallow draft, making them the perfect type of boat to sail in shallow waters. Renting a motorboat in Maiori is therefore the perfect choice for anyone looking to discover the stunning hidden beaches and bays that surround the area. You even get to anchor closer to the shore when discovering a bay where you can safely stay for the night.

Another advantage of renting a motorboat is the fact that they are faster than other types of boats. This means that you can see more of the Amalfi coast than you could with another type of boat. Driving from A to B on a motorboat means that you get there in no time!

One of the most popular motorboats to rent in Maiori is the brand new Motorboat Mimi Libeccio which offers enough space for up to five people. However, keep in mind that the boat only has one bathroom that needs to be shared. A professional captain is navigating you through the Mediterranean sea, allowing you to enjoy your sailing vacation 100%. The spacious sundeck is a great feature of this boat. If you’re looking for something fun to do while sailing, you should grab the snorkeling or fishing equipment and go on an adventure.

Cons of renting a motorboat in Maiori

One of the downsides of renting a motorboat is the fact that they are running on fuel. Speeding from A to B means that you are going to use a lot of fuel. This might come with a hefty price tag as prices are definitely not going to decrease any time soon - rather the opposite is happening.

Motorboat rental in Maiori

Charter a luxury yacht in Maiori

Charter a luxury yacht in Maiori if you have the extra cash. Enjoy the glitzy life of the rich and famous for a week while sailing along one of the most stunning coasts in all of Italy. Motorboat Cranchi Mediterranee 47 might only be available for pick up in Amalfi, but you should stop by the stunning city of Maiori when making your way South-East from Amalfi. This luxury yacht is equipped with a refrigerator and a stove, allowing you to make your own food while cruising along the Italian coast. Rent the boat with a crew in order to completely relax on your boat holiday.

Charter a luxury yacht in Maiori

What kind of boat license do you need when renting a boat in Maiori?

Good news first: In order to rent a speedboat in Italy, you don’t need a boat licence. However, renting other types of boats requires you to have a valid boat licence.

Sailing routes in Maiori

One of the most popular sailing routes starting from Maiori is taking you along the Amalfi coast and all the way to the magical island of Capri.

Day 1: Sail to Amalfi, one of the most beautiful, but touristy towns on the Amalfi coast. Whether you want to relax on the beach or just want to stroll around the cute boutiques selling local delicacies and goods, Amalfi is always worth a visit.

Day 2: Sail to Positano the next day for a super relaxing beach day or a stroll around the picturesque streets. There is not better place to go and find a restaurant offering the freshest seafood you’ve ever eaten

Day 3: Grotta d'o pertuso (grotta del buco) is a stunning grotto you have to discover while sailing on the Amalfi coast. Discover these fascinating rock formations and you’ll be in awe of the world. When living our busy lives, we might forget to appreciate the beauty our planet has to offer. Sail to Baia di Ieranto to anchor safely for the night. It is a quiet bay where you get to wake up to a beautiful sunset in the morning.

Day 4: The island of Capri might be very touristic - especially in the summer months June, July and August, but there is a good reason for it. Explore some of the island’s most beautiful grottos, like the Grotta Bianca, and a few of the natural wonders including the Arco Naturale.

Day 5: Bagni Regina Giovanna is a very interesting location to stop on your sailing vacation. With its unique rock formations and stunning views it is definitely worth visiting. Take a swim in the blue water and hike around the surrounding area if you need a break from sailing. Your next stop is the beautiful city of Sorrento. This charming town offers stunning views and interesting places to visit. When arriving at Marina Grande you should take a walk along the pier and take in the views. Enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants lining the waterfront. Visit the Cloister of San Francesco, a beautiful monastery dating back to the 13th century. Parts of the monastery are much older and have been part of a pagan temple.

Day 6: Now the time has come to sail back in the direction of Maiori. Stop by one of the beautiful grottos or beaches along the way and find a quiet bay to safely anchor for the night. Grotta dello Smeraldo is the perfect place to visit. The emerald waters are shining bright due to the way the light is falling into the grotto. A historical site you should visit before heading back to Maiori is Villa Romana e Antiquarium in Minori. The site might be small, but it is a great spot to see the remains of some Roman ruins and artifacts in the area.

Day 7: The time has come to sail back to Maiori. Your sailing vacation might be over, but your trip doesn’t have to be. Dine in one of Maiori’s finest restaurants and discover some of the interesting historical sites the town has to offer.