Fishing in Naples


Sport fishing in Naples (Italy) can be an exciting and rewarding experience for anglers of all levels. Situated very close to Sorrento and Positano on the Amalfi Coast...

Sport fishing in Naples (Italy) can be an exciting and rewarding experience for anglers of all levels. Situated very close to Sorrento and Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Naples provides access to a wide variety of fish species, including bluefin tuna, albacore, swordfish, sea bass, dentex, amberjack and more.

Some popular sport fishing destinations near Naples include the Bay of Naples, the Gulf of Salerno, Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Each of these locations offers unique fishing experiences and sparkling views of the coastline, the hilltop coastal towns and one most famous active volcanoes: Mount Vesuvius.

Overall, sport fishing in Naples can be a thrilling and memorable experience for those who love the outdoors and the thrill of the catch.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Naples


6 36,09 ft

Naples, Italy (IT)

From $1776
Deposit non-refundable


5 19,69 ft

Naples, Italy (IT)

From $1291
Deposit non-refundable

MainShip 34

12 34,00 ft

Capri, Italy (IT)

From $2691
Deposit non-refundable

Riviera 45

8 45,00 ft

Naples, Italy (IT)

From $4709
Deposit non-refundable


4 26,25 ft

Pozzuoli, Italy (IT)

From $2018
Deposit non-refundable

Luhrs 36

6 36,00 ft

Sorrento, Italy (IT)

From $2691
Deposit non-refundable

6 boats for charter near by Naples

Our nearest destinations in Naples

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

The bathymetric map of the Gulf of Naples immediately shows a very interesting seafloor. The Gulf of Naples is fairly flat and shallow. Towards the northern area, around the islands of Procida and Ischia, the rocky seabottom is irregular with depths ranging between 50m to 200m.

Beween Ischia and Capri there's a spectacular Banco di Fuori that seperates the Magnaghi canyon from the Dohrn canyon. This area features impressive drop offs. On the norhtern side of Capri it's around 50m deep, whereas on the southern part the seafloor quickly drops to 1000m! 

There are several fishing charters and guides available in Naples that offer sport fishing trips. These guides can provide all the necessary equipment, including fishing tackle, and bait, as well as knowledge of the best fishing spots in the area.

Top sport fishing species in Naples


Year round live bait fishing is done to target dentex, amberjack and grouper. The best live bait to fish in the area of Naples are squid. Reef fishing is another option if you want to fish inshore. Using cut fish and squid you can catch snapper, seabream, conger eel, scorpion fish and other bottom dwellers.

From April to September, bluefin tuna, spearfish and albacore visit the waters of Naples. Whereas albacore and spearfish are mostly caught trolling, bluefin tuna are more often hooked while drifting and chumming. Obviously trolling you'll catch bluefins too, but they tend to be slighly smaller than the ones you catch chumming.


Naples is a beautiful city with a rich history, stunning architecture, delicious food, and beautiful views of the Bay of Naples. While you're in Naples don't miss these places:

  1. Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Visitors can explore the ruins of this fascinating city and learn about what life was like during the Roman era.

  2. Mount Vesuvius: The active volcano that buried Pompeii is also a popular destination for visitors to Naples. You can hike up to the crater for incredible views of the surrounding countryside.

  3. The National Archaeological Museum: This museum is home to an extensive collection of artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome, including mosaics, sculptures, and other ancient treasures.

  4. Castel dell'Ovo: This castle sits on a small island just off the coast of Naples and offers stunning views over the Bay of Naples.

  5. The Royal Palace of Naples: This marvelous palace was built in the 17th century and features beautiful gardens, opulent rooms, and a rich history.

  6. The Naples Cathedral: This impressive cathedral dates back to the 13th century and is home to many works of art, including frescoes and sculptures.

  7. Spaccanapoli: This street runs through the heart of the historic center of Naples and is lined with shops, restaurants, and historic buildings.

  8. Piazza del Plebiscito: This large square is one of the most famous in Naples and is surrounded by important buildings such as the Royal Palace, the Church of San Francesco di Paola, and the Palazzo Salerno.

  9. The Catacombs of San Gennaro: These ancient catacombs contain tombs and frescoes dating back to the early Christian period.

  10. The Amalfi Coast: Just a short drive from Naples, the Amalfi Coast is a beautiful stretch of coastline that offers stunning views, charming villages like Sorrento or Positano, and some of the best seafood in Italy.

These are just a few of the many wonderful places to visit in Naples, when you're done fishing of course.


It's important to note that there may be regulations and restrictions on fishing in certain areas, so it's best to check with local authorities or your fishing guide before heading out.

Additionally, be sure to follow all fishing regulations and practice responsible catch-and-release techniques to help preserve the local fish populations.

The fishing charters in Naples have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 8 people
Popular fishing techniques: Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $1292 per day
High season price: $4710 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Naples

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Naples are:
MainShip 34
Riviera 45

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Naples can accommodate up to 12 passangers, although most charters are for 8 people.

Typically in a charter in Naples, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

On average, the prices for a fishing trip in Naples are around $356 per hour. However, prices can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trip, the size of the boat, and the number of people. For shorter fishing trips and smaller boats, prices can start as low as $1292 for 8 hours and 5 people. During the high season, prices can increase up to $4710 for a 8-hour-trip with 8 people.

In Naples, you can fish:
Bluefin Tuna
Little tunny
. Fishing regulations may vary, so make sure to check them before you go to Naples. We recommend Catch & Release, especially for undersized fish (for example using barbless hooks).

In Naples you can do a variety of fishing methods including Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Spin Fishing, Live bait fishing. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.



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