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Guide to Renting a Boat on Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

All you need to know about choosing a boat on Sorrento

Lock in your favorite boat tour at the best price! We suggest booking in advance for an unforgettable day at sea.

Do you want to visit Capri or the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento? An unforgettable way to experience these beautiful coastlines is by booking a boat tour, especially if you are here between June and September when the area is hot and crowded.

You can savor breathtaking views of the coast and drop anchor for a swim from your private boat. Once you have reached Capri, Positano or Amalfi, you can dock for a few hours and take a walk around the center of town. You can rent a boat privately for you and your family or friends either with or without a skipper, or join a group tour.

Tour the Island of Capri by Boat

From Sorrento to Capri, with a sail around the island and a stop at the Blue Grotto

Details and prices

Information about Boat Rentals from Sorrento

Where should I rent or charter a boat?
The main ports where there are boat rental companies are Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento, and Massa Lubrense.
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.
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 or boat rental?
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.

Boat rentals


9 results found

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour of Sorrento

€ 39 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Enjoy Sorrento by sea
  • Two-hour tour
  • Drinks and snacks
Excellent (561)

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour + Fishing Experience

€ 125 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • Try different types of fishing
  • Visit the island of Capri
  • Have lunch with local specialties and the catch of the day
Excellent (561)

Departure from: Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Boat with a Local Expert

€ 129 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Small-group boat tour
  • Stops to visit Positano and Amalfi
  • Local expert on board
Excellent (561)

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour of Ischia and Procida from Sorrento

€ 139 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • The simplest and most convenient way to visit Ischia and Procida
  • A day at sea with a small group
  • Free time to explore on land
Excellent (561)

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour of Capri with a Local Expert and Audioguide

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Small-group tour with hotel pick up
  • Local expert on board + audioguide for the island by land
  • A complete tour to see all of Capri in one day
Excellent (561)
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Departure from: Sorrento

Capri and Anacapri - VIP Tour

€ 149 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Small-group boat tour with professional skipper
  • Guided tour on land of Capri and Anacapri
  • Transfer by open-air taxi on the island of Capri
Excellent (561)

Departure from: Sorrento

Sunset Sail and Seaside Dinner

€ 99 per guest

Duration 6 hours

  • Boat tour along the coast of Sorrento
  • Sunset cocktail
  • Dinner in a fishing village
Excellent (561)

Departure from: Sorrento

Tour of Capri and/or the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

from € 850 Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • New: departures directly from Sorrento
  • A luxury tour by sea
  • Comfort and luxury on board an Itama 40
Excellent (7)

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour of Capri for "Under 30s"

€ 75 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • Tour reserved for 18 to 30-year-olds
  • Sandwich and beverages included
  • Boat tour plus free time on land
Excellent (561)
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