Where should I rent or charter a boat in Sorrento?
Do I need a boating license to rent a boat without a skipper?
For boats with smaller engines (which include most types of boats available for rent in and near Sorrento), a boating license is not required. However, it's best to have had a bit of experience at sea before attempting to navigate by yourself.
Rent a boat wihtout skipper
I want to take a boat tour to Capri but I don't want to share the boat with other passengers... but a private boat tour is too expensive! What are my options?
You can take the public ferry to Capri and from there book a boat tour around the island. Prices for a private boat tour of Capri cost around EUR 140.
How long in advance to I need to book a tour, boat rental or Sorrento private boat hire?
In the summer (July and August), you should reserve as far in advance as possible...especially for weekend dates. Otherwise, a few days ahead of time is enough.
What are organized group tours?
These are tours for small groups (usually 12) on board a traditional wooden "gozzo" boat with a sundeck and small cabin. The price of this tour is quoted per passenger, and these are usually the best choice for quality/price. You can dock to visit the coastal towns, and the price generally includes beverages and a sandwich.
How long does the boat trip take between Sorrento and Capri?
With an average sized boat, it takes a bit more than one hour.
Is it more convenient to travel to Capri by public ferry or boat tour?
In high season (from mid-June to the beginning of September), we recommend booking a boat tour to escape the heat and crowds. The cost of a day on Capri, including ferry tickets, a light lunch and a boat tour of the island, is about the same as a group boat tour.