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Dream Holiday On A Sailboat With Captain Nicola

Bedrooms 3
Space 7 sq ft
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6. 2 Bedroom. 1 double bed in living room. 1 Bathroom.

Capri, Positano, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Amalfi, Naples, Li Galli are just some of the most beautiful places in the world that have fired the imagination and inspired poets, painters, musicians, writers and so on. The boat is parked in the port of Castellammare di Stabia, strategic and central location to visit by land also Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius. Well served by all means of transport: Bus and FS; The port is located in the city center all amenities are within walking distance. Nearby is the maritime station of the Metro del Mare from 10 July provides fast links to: Naples, Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Agropoli, Acciaroli, Palinuro, Marina di Camerota and others. If you hare homesick for the cool, no problem: about 500 m there is a cable car that, in a few minutes with a spectacular trip will take you on Mount Faito to 1000 meters above sea level where you will enjoy a breathtaking view. Transfer service € 50 from Naples airport or train station (round trip100€ ). Minimum stay 2 days 2 pax.

Kitchen with oven, refrigerator, hot water, indoor and outdoor shower. TV with USB, stereo.

For an additional skipper fee you can exit at sea with Captain Nicola to visit any mentioned places

Attention!! beware of imitations

Some Reviews:

- My boyfriend Joe and I spent 5 days on the KalaNag and it was amazing! Captain Nicola is an amazing person. He's so fun, and was such a pleasure to be around from beginning to end. He always made sure we felt comfortable and safe. He is a very skilled captain and knows how to not only handle his boat, but direct his guests properly so that we felt in control as well. The boat was also kept very clean- we felt right at home. We sailed and stayed in Sorrento, Capri, Positano and Amalfi. It was great to be able to take the boat places and then go into shore by dingy whenever we wanted to explore. Sleeping under the stars on the water at night while staring at towns people only see through paintings is a once in a lifetime experience. We loved the feeling of being with a local, with insider knowledge of the areas and tips on places to go. We were able to avoid almost all the tourists and crowds and really experience Sorrento and Capri at our own pace. We are recommending this to anyone that wants an adventurous out of the box vacation. Saying 'we sailed the Amalfi Coast' has a pretty good ring to it when you get back home. We're going to be keeping in touch with Nicola, as well as rave about this trip forever

- !Wow! What a stay we had on the Kalanag with Nicola. We set sail as soon as we had stocked up (Nicola was kind enough to drive us to the supermarket) and spent the next 4 night 5 days meandering around one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. It was stunning, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano and Capri, and Nicola stopped whenever we wanted so we could swim or visit these amazing places. If you decide to stay on the boat, you MUST do this - it is the only way to see this area! Do not just stay moored as it would be a real shame for you to miss this opportunity. The boat was immaculately kept. There were 4 of us and it was cosy but it was what we expected size wise and weel equipped with everything you need - we were lucky enough to have unseasonably good weather so spent the majority of our time on deck. I couldn't recommend Nicola and his boat highly enough and hope to go back again to stay on the Kalanag! We met a great person in Nicola and hope to remain friends and see him again soon! Ciao Capitano! :)

-We had a fabulous stay on Nicola's sailing boat. The boat was comfortable and very well maintained. We really loved having our breakfast on deck each morning watching life in the marina go by. We chose to stay in Castellammare because it is easy to reach Pompei and Ercolano and not as touristy as other towns in the area. Nicola is a great host and our day out on the boat around the coast was just superb with lunch at a beach restaurant. Highly recommend a stay there.Absolutely a fantastic and unforgettable vacation, the major highlight of my two week trip to Italy. Nicola is a great host: an intelligent and funny man who's also an excellent captain and skipper (I remember the great compliment he received from another skipper at the Amalfi port). He's a great companion but also gives privacy to the group. Upon our arrival he took us to a simple yet delicious trattoria in Castellamare di Stabia and made sure we are graffa from a very popular street vendor - graffa is a kind of deep fried donuts filled with your choice of Nutella or white chocolate - so delicious! You may not find Castellamare as stunning as the other towns on the Naples Bay, but it's authentic and charm is in the details. We spent 4 days and 4 nights inside the Kala Nag. It's a lovely sailboat with 3 cabins and very well kept. Captain Nicolas sleeps in one cabin, so the other cabins are reserved for guests. We were 3 guests (one couple and myself). It was comfortable enough for the 3 of us. Be aware that this is not a luxury boat. The cabins are small, but comfortable enough for 1-2 people each. There's one small bathroom. If you don't sleep on a port, the boat will move a little, so take some pills with you if you get sea sick. Our small group had to rely on those pills and they worked just fine. Cooking appliances and a fridge are available. Nicola brought us fresh fruit, wine and even freshly made pastries in our first morning. The deck is where all of the socializing happens. It was absolutely priceless to sleep under the stars in Capri, swim in front of ancient ruins in Amalfi, take a wonderful dive in the ocean in Positano and see the golden sunsets while listening to bossa nova and Italian jazz. We spent one evening in the port of Amalfi and enjoyed the friendliness of the staff there. Captain Nicolas made sure to select his favorite swimming spots and told us wonderful tales of historical and mythological facts associated with those islands and towns. If you pay enough attention you can even see Ulysses' mermaids :) At the end of our trip Nicola even drove us to the ruins of Pompei, just 5km away. If you have an adventurous spirit, enjoy stunning nature and history, this is the trip for you. I would definitely recommend Captain Nicolas and his lovely sailboat to anyone. I cannot wait to go back. Captain: thanks for making this trip so memorable. More than a great host, you became a friend. Grazie, cheers, salute!

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Owner / Manager
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Owner / Manager

My passion is the sea. Anyone who knows me considers me a nice person, reasonable, reliable, helpful and honest. I do not like to submit to injustice. I always try to leave a good memory of me, wherever I go back I am always welcomed. I do not like to involve myself in other people's affairs, I am not curious. I love sports, art, reading and music. I like to eat well and drink, little but good. I always try to explore topics that interest me. I love my children and my wife. My hospitality is discreet, I am always open to dialogue and to be in company but do not like being intrusive, I try to put at ease my guests, I do my best because their stay is a pleasant, relaxing and fun. My slogan: "The best captain afford the storm in the port tavern"


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat around the Castellammare di Stabia around the Campania

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 / Check-out: 21:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating


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Dream Holiday On A Sailboat With Captain Nicola
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Great trip.

  • 5 of 5

Captain Nicola was amazing. This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Italy. Three days on the boat and he went out of his way to make the visit very special. We will never forget it. If you want to see the Amalfi coast and Capri by private boat, he is your guy. Knows everyone and speaks great English. Can’t thank you enough Nicola for a wonderful cruise. Can’t wait to return. Hope you enjoyed the Kentucky Bourbon and the cigars.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time sailing with Captain Nicola.That should tell you everything. We enjoyed our first trip so much we returned, this time bringing our 16 year old granddaughter with us. His new boat is comfortable and more spacious than the last, we had a great time sailing and swimming, Nicola is fun and interesting to talk with, all in all a perfect two days.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best relaxing holiday, being rocked gently to sleep at night, taking in the stunning views each day.

  • 5 of 5

This was the best part of our entire 3 week trip. Loved every minute of it. Nicola was very accomodating and showed us around the town including where to eat out and get supplies, and how to get around. He gave us a tour of the boat and took us out sailing one day, and we swam off the back of the boat - amazing. Castellamare di Stabia is only a 20 min train ride to busy Sorrento, and the boat is walking distance to the train. The food at Castellamare di Stabia is terrific and the locals really helpful. The port is very safe, we never had any concerns. Nicola also provided transfer to and from Naples airport which was a big help. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would highly recommend this to others. Nicola's boat is wonderful, it has everything you need, and is most comfortable. I especially love being rocked to sleep each night and drinking Prosecco off the back of the boat each evening watching the sun go down. Thank you for a wonderful time Nicola. Hope to see you again soon. xx

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience with Captain Nicola on his immaculately kept boat. A must do for every traveler

  • 5 of 5

The boat is moored in the quiet port of Castellammare di Stabia. Hardly any other tourists in this authentic Italian town. Captain Nicola was the ultimate host. His boat is imaccularely kept with everything and more you could need. Going out to sea with him was an experience to never forget. A wonderful man with a love for people, the area and the sea. My family and I can not wait to join him again, hopefully soon.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three delightful nights on board the Kala Nag

  • 5 of 5

Our time on the Kala Nag, docked in the historic (non-touristic) port of Castellammare di Stabia, was a refreshing break from hotels and B&B's. Nicola greeted us at the train station, gave us a quick driving tour of places we would need to know to make our stay comfortable ( the best pizza we ate in 2 weeks!), and introduced us to our "quarters." Then, the boat was ours, and he only appeared as agreed to take us out on excursion. There is no crime in the town, and the dock employs a 24 hour watchman.

Living on a boat is tight quarters, but beyond that, it could not have been more comfortable. Everything from bedding to kitchen to bathroom, to spacious table area is in tip top shape and immaculately clean. The care that Nicola takes of his boat is to be admired, yet he was relaxed about us making ourselves at home, once we knew the "ground rules." Everything we needed, including the train station, was an easy walk from the boat. We traveled one day by train (20 minutes) to Pompei. Sorrento is also within short train ride.

One day, weather permitting, we scheduled a trip to the isle of Capri. Nicola is a skilled, experienced, knowledgeable captain and an interesting, caring, and fun person. His interest in our stories was genuine, and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing his. We learned much about the shoreline and its history.

We have only one regret, and even that was not the fault of Nicola. We were passionately looking forward to sailing, but the day we left harbor, the entire trip was motor. The wind was not strong enough to sail. Because we had failed to ask questions, we left thinking any minute the sails would go up. A huge let-down, but totally our fault. Nicola is trustworthy and honest...and his English is great. A simple conversation would have avoided the misunderstanding.

We highly recommend a stay on the Kala Nag. The entire three days was a delight.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry I gave you a little disappointment, i love to satisfy all my guest request. Unfortunately i can't control wind and weather but If you would have told me that you preferred to use the sails I would have tried to settle, but certainly we would not be able to go to Capri. I prefer to point out for the benefit of future guests, on a sailboat, if you are not lucky enough to find the right wind (rare) must choose whether to sail or reach the goal with the required times. Next time you come we will sail without decide where to go or when to arrive and we will have a lot of fun
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Can I just stay on the boat forever?

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to do something special on this trip to Italy since we'd be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary while there. Well, we could not have found anything more perfect than the Kala Nag and our new friend, Captain Nicola.

I'm the daughter of a sea captain and grew up sailing, so I knew what to look for as we boarded. The boat is impeccable and well-maintained. The sleeping and living quarters are more than comfortable and the kitchen has everything you might need. If you just want somewhere to stay while you tour the area, this is a great choice.

BUT I HIGHLY recommend that you take the opportunity to sail with Captain Nicola! I can't say enough about what a great trip, and what a great time we had. Nicola is friendly, professional, skilled and knowledgeable about his part of the country, which he obviously loves. He took us to all the good swimming spots, pointed out sights of special interest, told me recipes, and took us to his favorite restaurant. (And he didn't laugh when my husband managed to fall overboard while swimming. I did though.)

And for two Canadians, who are accustomed to swimming in frigid lakes and rivers (a typical Canadian summer conversation is, "How's the water?" "It's okay, once you get in!") swimming in the Mediterranean was the dream of a lifetime.

We will definitely include a few days with Captain Nicola on our next trip to Italy!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Metres
Castellammare di Stabia
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Castellammare di Stabia
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday boat around the Castellammare di Stabia,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleanig fee £52.75

The extra fees can be payed at check out only in Cash

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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