Catamaran Bali 5.4 · 2020
Marina di Arechi, Salerno, Italy
- Crew included
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Charter a yacht in Salerno to enjoy the sunny Mediterranean, have fun and go on an amazing sailing adventure. Discover hidden beaches, cute little fishing villages close by and many of the city’s historical sites and eateries. Enjoy untouched beaches and stunning natural wonders that are just a stone’s throw away from Salerno. It is incredibly easy to reach all these amazing places by boat.
Sailing around Salerno can be a lot of fun - the many tourists the city welcomes each year are proof of that. As Salerno is one of the most popular destinations in the south of Italy, you can enjoy various outdoor activities as well as delicious traditional Italian food.
Casual dining in Salerno:
Beach restaurants in Salerno:
Fine dining in Salerno:
Sailing in Salerno means that you shouldn’t miss a night out in one of the city’s fun night clubs or elegant bars. Dress in a chic outfit and conquer Salerno’s nightlife with your friends.
Explore historical Salerno by stepping foot into the old part of the city. Cattedrale di Santa Maria degli Angeli, San Matteo e San Gregorio VII is one of the most stunning churches in the country. It might look humble from the outside, but as soon as you step foot into the door, you will be overwhelmed by the sheer beauty, the massive amount of gold and breathtaking architecture. If you need a break from all the pump head into the Villa Comunale di Salerno to sit down for an afternoon of reading and snacking on a sandwich you bought in the old town.
The city’s history is said to go way back to the Etruscans. It was part of the Roman empire before it was conquered by invaders from all around Europe. During the Norman conquest Castel Terracena and Duomo di San Matteo were built and can still be visited today. During the Middle Ages Salerno became famous for academic studies, especially the Schola Medica Salernitana which was the first medical school in the world. Many buildings from this era are still standing in the city. Take a long walk and see for yourself.
The strategic location of Salerno made it a very important port in the Middle Ages and is still used today. At first glance the massive port might seem overwhelming, but you will soon find out about the charme of the city.
There are two stacks in the Gulf of Salerno which are often referred to as ‘the two brothers’. Legends has it that these two represent two warriors, one from Salerno, one Arabian, who almost killed each other in battle when they realised that they are actually brothers, but grew up apart, because one of them had been kidnapped as a little boy.
Another legend surrounding the two stacks tells the tale of Poseidon, who planted the two stacks there for two shepherds to rescue a girl from the rough sea - a test of bravery and courage.
Whether the legends are true or not, you can still enjoy the view of the two stacks in the sea and watch a magical sunset.
As Salerno is located on the Mediterranean in the South of Italy, the weather is generally warm and sunny. In the winter months there are quite a few rainy and windy days, making the sea a little bit unpredictable at times, but temperatures are still relatively mild. Summers are generally hot and dry, as is the case for all of Southern Italy. Expect temperatures of more than 30 degrees celsius when coming here in June, July or August.
Strong winds coming from the mountains make Salerno THE perfect sailing destination. If you come to the city to get the full sailing experience, you will not be disappointed. Even in summer, the city is relatively windy.
Want to take a refreshing dip in the water while sailing around the Gulf of Salerno? Expect average temperatures of around 20 degrees when swimming here. In August the sea temperatures reach their peak.
To rent a boat in Salerno, you don’t have to break the bank, but keep in mind that prices can increase during high season. To rent a gulet, you have to pay around 50 EUR per person per day, it will cost an average of 58 EUR per person per day to rent a sailboat and around 40 EUR to rent a RIB per person per day. Renting a speedboat in Italy, will cost an average of 70 EUR per person per day. Renting a catamaran or a motorboat in Italy will be more expensive, but won’t break your bank either. 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. The last two boats might fall more into the category of luxury boats, but will have all the amenities you could ask for on your sailing holiday.
What type of boat you should rent depends on the type of boat holiday you are looking for in Salerno. A sailing adventure will require you to rent a different boat than the one you would rent if you are just keen on discovering the surrounding islands and sail along the Italian coast to discover the best hidden beaches and bays. Also, keep in mind that some boats are better for hosting larger groups of people than others. If you are going on a boat holiday with your family, you might consider a different type of boat than with your friends - a gulet might for example be better suited for a sailing holiday with friends than for families while a catamaran would be the perfect water vessel for families.
Pros of renting a catamaran in Salerno
Renting a catamaran in Salerno comes with many advantages - especially if you are looking at discovering its surrounding beaches and natural wonders.
The shallow draft of catamarans allows you to discover those hidden spots you will tell your friends about when coming back from your sailing holiday in Salerno! Anchor close the shore and take a refreshing swim before sunbathing on a wonderful beach. If you want to rent a more luxurious type of boat when sailing around the Gulf of Salerno, a catamaran is the perfect water vessel for you as a lot of them come with many amenities similar to those as a hotel. Consider them a hotel room on water.
Cons of renting a catamaran in Salerno
One of the downsides of renting a catamaran can be the size of the vessel. This means that they can take up more space when mooring at a marina than other boats. This can come with higher prices for mooring compared to other types of boats.
Pros of renting a sailboat in Salerno
Renting a sailboat in Salerno is the perfect choice for anyone planning an adventure out in the Mediterranean Sea. The winds of the Mediterranean are definitely ideal for any sailing adventure. The fact that you don’t need to account for any extra costs for petrol as your engine is naturally the wind, makes these boats a huge advantage. As the Gulf of Salerno is particularly famous for its strong winds, any sailing lover will enjoy a trip to this part of Italy immensely.
Cons of renting a sailboat in Salerno
Sailboats come with a keel, making them not the ideal water vessels in shallow waters. If you want to anchor closer to the shore when discovering hidden bays and beaches, they might not be the ideal vehicle.
Pros of renting a motorboat in Salerno
Renting a motorboat in Salerno is more expensive than other types of boats, but they are more luxurious as well. Due to the speed of a motorboat, you will get to see a lot of the remote beaches and bays around Salerno and the Amalfi coast. You get the best of both worlds: The comfort of a hotel room on board a boat and the flexibility of sailing whenever and wherever you want.
Cons of renting a motorboat in Salerno
One of the downsides of renting a motorboat in Salerno are the high prices for fuel. Speed comes at a cost and trying to see everything in just a few hours each day means that you have to expect an additional bill of high costs for fuel. Unfortunately, the willingness to see everything as fast as possible comes with a juicy price tag.
Charter a luxury yacht in Salerno if you want to experience a high level sailing holiday with all kinds of amenities you could dream of. Some people might not want to sail around as much as others and simply want to enjoy the sunny summer days on a boat without doing anything.
You do need a boat licence when renting a yacht in Salerno. If you are a EU-resident, your boat licence is automatically recognized in Italy. Non-EU residents should get an International Certificate of Competency or short ICC to prove their qualifications of operating a water vehicle. Additionally, you have to present a CV that outlines all of your previous nautical endeavours.
You are not in possession of a valid and recognized boat licence? You simply want to enjoy your vacation without having to worry about maneuvering a boat? Hire a skipper for your sailing vacation in Salerno. Booking a skipper together with your boat rental also comes with the advantage of simply being able to enjoy your boat vacation.
Setting sail in Salerno for your vacation is the perfect location as you can easily sail to the glitzy Amalfi coast or sail further South to some beautiful remote beaches.
Sail around the Amalfi coast: