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NLG (Navigazione Libera del Golfo) is an Italian ferry provider offering crossings on different routes in the Gulf of Naples, the Pontine Islands, the Tremiti Islands, and the Amalfi Coast. FPresent for over 80 years, NLG has been is managed by the Apontes family, a popular seafaring family that has been in the maritime industry since the 17th century. The NLG fleet comprises 12 modern vessels: 10 Hydrojet hydrofoils, 1 Catamaran, and 1 motor ship.
Ferries by NLG travel to several popular destinations, including the Isle of Capri, Sorrento, Pontine Islands, Tremiti Islands, Sardinia, and Amalfi Coast. The Isle of Capri is the most popular destination in the Gulf of Naples, with a beautiful coastline stretch and magnificent villas. Overlooking Naples Bay is Sorrento, a small, charming town on the Sorrentine Peninsula known for its sea cliffs, citrus fruits, and the best views of Mount Vesuvius. The Pontine Islands areis the perfect spot for an island-hopping adventure, thanks to the archipelago of six islands with great seafood, beautiful natural scenery, clear waters, and cozy beach bars. You can head over to Sardinia or Tremiti Islands and enjoy the beautiful beaches and the turquoise sea with fascinating rock formations, or the Amalfi Coast for its beautiful jaw-dropping cliffs, seaside towns, and beaches.
View of the Capri Island. Source: Shutterstock
Most NLG connections transport passengers from mainland Naples to places like Capri, Sorrento, Sardinia, Tremiti, Pontine, Corsica, and the Amalfi Coast and back. Some routes are served throughout the year, and the schedule is usually busy on many routes in the high season, with several trips daily. Trips are more frequent from April to October. The Sorrento - Capri route is the busiest, with 14 sailings per week, followed closely by the Terracine - Pontine Islands route, with 13 sailings per week.
Tremiti Islands is an archipelago of five tiny islands with magnificent beaches and a turquoise sea. This region is mainly served by the Tremiti Jjet. Popular connections along this route include:
Located in Southern Italy, Capri Island is popular for its natural beauty, world-class shopping, and delicious cuisine. The island is mainly served by NLG’s Capri jet. Popular connections along this route include:
The beautiful town on the Sorrentine Peninsula has something for everyone, from stunning views to delicious food. Sorrento is mainly served by the Sorrento Jet. Popular connections along this route include:
The Amalfi Coast is a long coastline in the Campania region of Italy, known for its stunning beaches, natural beauty, and delectable cuisines. The region is served by several ferries, including the Amalfi Jet. Popular connections to Amalfi include:
Also known as Sardegna, this Italian island in the heart of the Mediterranean is known for its clear sea, stunning beaches, delicious food, and island trails. The island is served by several hydrojets and its popular connections include:
The Pontine Islands comprises an archipelago of six islands with pristine beaches, comfortable beach bars, and delicious dishes. The island is mainly served by the Ponza Jjet catamaran. Popular connections to the islands include:
NLG serves multiple routes comprising different islands in the Gulf of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, the Pontine Islands, and the Tremiti Islands. In total, the vessels currently serve over 20 different routes to specific destinations.
|Ferry Positano-Sorrento||From 11:20 to 17:50||3 ferries a day||From 35 to 40 min||from $19|
|Ferry Naples-Capri||From 08:35 to 16:30||8 ferries a day||50 min||From $26|
|Ferry Tremole-Tremiti||From 08:40||1 ferry a day||1h||From $17|
|Ferry Naples-Minori||From 08:35 to 14:40||2 ferries a day||From 105 to 120 min||From $30|
|Ferry Castellammare di Stabia-Capri||From 07:50 to 08:25||2 ferries a day||From 25 to 50 min||From $23|
|Ferry Sorrento-Capri||From 08:30 to 17:05||5 ferries a day||25 min||From $22|
|Ferry Salerno-Sorrento||From 08:20||1 ferry a day||From 3h 45m to 25h||From $35|
|Ferry Sorrento-Maiori||From 09:30 to 15:15||3 ferries a day||From 55 to 80 min||from $19|
|Ferry Capri-Seiano||From 17:45||1 ferry a day||From 25 to 30 min||From $20|
|Ferry Amalfi-Positano||From 08:55 to 10:30||2 ferries a day||From 20 to 30 min||From $12|
NLG offers one way and roundtrip tickets for adults and children aged between 2 and 12 years. You’ll be required to pay an additional fee for each pet or piece of luggage. Children up to 2 years enjoy free passage with no seat assignment. Authorized guides are allowed to board for free, and one free ticket is given for every 20 paying guests. Ticket prices for vehicles and passengers include VAT and exclude other port duties and taxes where due. High-speed hydrofoils are quite expensive compared to the slower ones. Check if there are slower optionsones on your route if you want to save some money.
NLG offers several services on board, granting you the best experience during the crossing.
NLG hydrofoils have private compartments and standard cabins. You can easily choose the level of comfort you prefer during your cruise. You can also take a seat on the upper open-air deck if you want to enjoy the best views or catch a breath. Always check the conditions of your ticket to get the most out of your cruise.
NLG transports all types of passenger vehicles, including campers, cars, motorcycles, and caravans. Rates will vary depending on the length of your vehicle, so make sure you have chosen the right vehicle size (including roof racks, bicycle holders, etc.). The fare groups include Group 1 for vehicles up to 4 meters long and Group 2 for vehicles above 4 meters.
You must declare the transportation of LPG (liquid gas) or methane-powered vehicles when purchasing a ticket. Failure to do so will make you lose the right to board. After boarding the ferry with your vehicle, you must park it with the engine and lights switched off, doors unlocked, windows closed, first gear engaged, handbrakes on, boots locked, and car keys inserted.
Sorrento Sunset. Source: Unsplash
All NLG hydrofoils have a snack bar and a relaxing air-conditioned space for a pleasant crossing. You can purchase small snacks and drinks on board NLG ferries.