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From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

1. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

Take a full-day trip by boat to the "Green Island" of Ischia, and Procida, the 2022 Italian Capital of Culture. Relax under the sun, dive from the boat and snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy free time on both islands. Get picked up from your hotel or a nearby meeting point and transferred to the port of Piano di Sorrento, and the journey to Ischia. Once there, take a tour including swimming and snorkeling at the Green Cave, and seeing Aragonese Castle. Enjoy 3 to 4 hours of free time to explore the island on your own, before continuing towards Procida. See sights like Vivara; Terra Murata, and Marina di Corricella, and make a swimming stop at one of the many bays along the coast. After 1 to 2 hours of free time, leave Procida and return to Sorrento while enjoying some limoncello tasting. Upon return to the port of Piano di Sorrento, the driver will take you back to your hotel or to the meeting point.

Ischia Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

2. Ischia Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

Spend the day on the lush green island of Ischia and escape the heat and hustle of Naples. Discover curiosities on every corner and marvel at the natural beauty of the sunken craters, rocky spikes and lava hills of the volcanic island. Catch the ferry from Naples and arrive at the port of Ischia, where you will enjoy an included lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Use your free time to visit the Aragonese Castle, connected to the mainland by a bridge that has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, as it gets washed away by the sea all the time! Explore the chic village of Sant'Angelo, loved by the rich and famous who want to escape the crowds. Admire the colorful houses of the entirely pedestrianized – and hard to reach – area, and soak up the laid-back Mediterranean vibe of the narrow alleys, ice cream parlors, restaurants and bars with outdoor tables. 

Ischia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

3. Ischia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoy exclusive cooking and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

Ischia: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal

4. Ischia: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal

If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, this is a fantastic way to learn the locals' wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. You can visit the local market with your "Cesarina", enjoying the atmosphere of an Italian local market and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. When you return to your Cesarina’s home, you will attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of their family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. You will sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Ischia: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

5. Ischia: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

Go food shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produce of Italy. After you buy some fresh ingredients, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking session. Learn how to prepare three of the most authentic local recipes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a selection of local wines. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, and go back home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

Boat Excursion from Naples to Ischia

6. Boat Excursion from Naples to Ischia

The island of Ischia is easily accessible from Naples, particularly if you have a speedboat at your disposal! Explore the Bay of Naples and the island from the comfort of your own private luxury speedboat or yacht with a local captain on this 6-hour excursion. The boats are equipped with a cabin, bathroom, cushioned sundecks, and shaded seating, as well as other amenities. You’ll embark from Naples and cruise to the volcanic island of Ischia, known for its flora and fauna and thermal hot springs. The captain will circumnavigate the island, stopping at inlets and beautiful bays so you can enjoy a swim. Spend some free time in a village of your choice and then head back to the boat in port when you’re ready to continue on to your next destination. Anchor in the bay where Ischia’s thermal hot springs flow into the Mediterranean. Swim and soak in the natural baths of various temperatures and enjoy a scrub with the mineral-rich muds.

From Sorrento: Ischia Boat Tour

7. From Sorrento: Ischia Boat Tour

Pick-up in Sorrento in the morning around 9:30am. The volcanic island of Ischia (dubbed the island of eternal youth) is full of beautiful spa and resort towns, vineyards and picture perfect views. It is the ideal combination of a Mediterranean paradise where beaches meet mountains and where relaxation and well-being are simply a way of life. Spend the day on a speedboat or Yacht exploring the island and stop to swim in the various bays and lagoons. Each excursion is customized based on what your group would like to do. The Italian Ministry of Health publishes a document informing of the specific volcanic muds that are suitable to treat different ailments and you will spend the day between land and sea on Ischia and head back in the late afternoon.  Reservations can also be made at a spa on the island for a more luxurious spa experience. One of the best parts about chartering a boat is that the captain is a local of the area. Ask him about the coastline and he will be more than happy to give you a bit of information about what you are seeing as well as insider tips regarding the best things to do and see.   

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What people are saying about Ischia

We loved this experience. I highly recommend this boat tour of Ischia. If I came back to Ischia I would do this boat tour again. The captain waited for us near the dock because we were slightly behind timeline. He walked us to his boat and we settled in on the rooftop deck outfitted with comfy bean bags. There was also seating in the bow, stern, and inside. There were about 15 guests which allowed for plenty of space on the vessel. Each swim stop was a beautiful crystal clear cove and water deep enough to jump off the upper deck of the boat. Each stop we either got an appetizer, meal, or drink. The food was excellent considering it was made in the small galley on board. We had wonderful bruschetta for an appetizer and fresh clams with pasta for our lunch meal. It was amazing. If you enjoy sunny weather, swimming, and seeing the day go by from your perch on a boat this is a trip for you.

I thought this was a great way to spend the day. You get to see the entire island and you have a lot of time for swimming. When you're not swimming, you're either eating, drinking or traveling yo another swim spot. All the relevant places on Ischia are covered, ample time for swimming. I really do recommend that you bring something to cover up with as the sun is extremely strong. I got completely burnt despite wearing sunscreen. Chill crew, all around very chill day, really no complaints, the time was perfect for me. Definitely a great way to spend a day of your vacation

Super organized! We decided on the outward journey at 10:45 am and the return journey at 5:20 pm. Since it takes a little more than 1.5 hours by ferry to Ischia, I would recommend taking the later ferry back at 7:45 p.m. We would have liked to have stayed longer because it was really nice. Everything worked without any problems. Lunch at the Baia del Clipper restaurant was great! Ischia is absolutely worth seeing! We went for a little stroll and swim. The beach is very nice, the water is very clear. All in all, a thoroughly successful trip!

Simply amazing. Very caring crew. The lunch was great and we were able, with my companion and the rest of the group, to do many swims during this excursion, which lasted 6.5 hours in total.

I have had the same experience in various places around the world but I have never found a kindness, a cuisine and an attention to detail. I suggest it to everyone… you will surely be well.