Fishing experience from Sorrento Italy
What better way to spend the day or evening then to cruise the Mediterranean like a local fisherman, enjoying the scenery and exploring the fruits of the ocean. Use this as an opportunity to discover the Sorrento and Amalfi coasts, Capri Island and Baia di Ieranto enjoying a swim or snorkel along the way.
Learn the traditional fishing techniques of the Sorrento peninsula handed down from previous generations. Catch some local ‘blue fish’ and learn more about the different species found in the Mediterranean. Sit back and relax or pick up a line and have a go at catching your own fish. Either way, you will have the possibility to taste some of the areas freshest fish.
If you would prefer to experience the sunset over Capri as you fish or lay back and sip on a glass of wine or take an evening swim, then perhaps the night tour is a better option.
· Hotel transfers
· Experienced fisherman
· Fishing equipment - rods, tackle, bait, etc
· Snorkelling equipment
· Lunch and open bar
Departure Time:Day tour - 8:30am or Evening tour - 18:00pm
Tour Duration: approx. 6hours
Fishing in Sorrento
Fishing in Sorrento Italy offers visitors an experience that is about much more than just the delicious fish to be caught. Gocce di Capri recommends Sorrento Italy fishing trips as a relaxing day spent on the water with spectacular views and sightseeing on offer. The beautiful blue waters of the Gulf of Sorrento become a wonderfully scenic backdrop to a day spent in the Mediterranean sunshine.
Deep sea fishing Sorrento Italy
For Gocce di Capri’s recommended tour, pick up to and from the port of Sorrento or Marina del Cantone is included, along with the skipper, and gasoline for the boat. It's not necessary to already be an expert at fishing to join in the fun. The tour owner/operators are experienced fishermen who will gladly share their knowledge of fishing and the techniques needed to get started. They will supply the fishing gear, including rods, reels, lines, hooks, and bait. In no time, guests will be deep sea fishing, coastal trolling, jigging, drifting, with passionate and experienced guides to help them get the most out of the experience. The skipper is a seasoned navigator who knows the waters of the area from years of experience. It's not all work and trolling for fish, however. During the day, drinks and snacks are provided, with the opportunity to sunbathe on the deck, and enjoy the warm Mediterranean climate.
Sorrento, Italy fishing trips
Fishing in Sorrento is a very popular activity for tourists, just as it forms a big part of the livelihood of many of the people who live in the area. Fish vary according to the season, and can include paranza, a white fish common in the Mediterranean, along with sport fishing favorites such as swordfish and bluefin tuna, and delicious grouper. Squid - or calamari - also live in the clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
From the Gulf of Sorrento into the Tyrrhenian Sea, many fishing tours operate between Sorrento, Capri, and Nerano, while others venture along the whole Amalfi Coast. Along with some fresh fish for dinner, the experience comes along with a unique view of the town and the rocky volcanic cliffs that surround it that just can't be found from land. From the Gulf of Sorrento, the fishing charter takes guests through the area, with many opportunities to take those social media worthy pictures.
Eat the catch of the day
Sorrento Italy fishing trips are also an opportunity to eat local, and get a taste of the real Amalfi Coast. The fishing charter includes a meal made with the fish that's just been caught, along with other local ingredients, crafted into a typical local dish. Naturally, much of the cuisine from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast centers around seafood. In addition to fish, the Mediterranean is home to shrimp, sea urchins, and mollusks of various kinds. Seafood is often prepared simply, with olive oil, herbs and spices, tomatoes, and almost always with lemon, a fruit that is grown in the area.
The region is also a big producer of cheeses such as ricotta and provola, including the famed Provolone del Monaco. The Sorrento region is also famous for its luscious pastries and cakes. Meals are often paired with local wines. The vines grown in the area are renowned for their tenacity. They must cling to the small parcels of earth that punctuation the rocky areas of the volcanic hillsides. Local vintages include both light whites and robust reds.
Sightseeing along the Amalfi Coast
Along the coast, fishing tours often pass by many locations and unique area treasures that visitors may miss on their own. The tiny fishing village of Marina di Puolo is home to about 150 people, mainly involved in fishing, with a view of Mount Vesuvius. The Punta Campanella is the area at the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula, including a protected Marine Reserve, and hiking trails in the hills. At Mitigliano, there is a secluded cove with gorgeous turquoise waters. Many tour boats top at Massa Lubrense, where it's possible to fish and swim in the deep blue waters, or along the rocks near Capri to the Green Grotto, another haven of turquoise waters to swim in.
At the Blue Grotto, or Grotta Azzurra, on the northern coast of Capri, the water flows into a cave, and the sunlight shining in through rifts in the rocks glows with a beautiful azure blue. Naturally, no boating excursion around the Capri is complete without a view of the Faraglioni rocks, the uniquely shaped rock formations that rise out of the sea just off the coast at the southern tip of the island. The popular Marina Piccola beach is nearby on the island. The Lighthouse of Punta Carena is an active lighthouse on Capri's southern coast, in operation for more than 150 years.