Guide to Renting a Boat on Capri and the Amalfi Coast

All you need to know about choosing a boat on the Island of Capri

Guide to Renting a Boat on Capri and the Amalfi Coast
Guide to Renting a Boat on Capri and the Amalfi Coast
Guide to Renting a Boat on Capri and the Amalfi Coast
Guide to Renting a Boat on Capri and the Amalfi Coast
Guide to Renting a Boat on Capri and the Amalfi Coast

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

A trip along the coast by boat is definitely a must during any vacation on Capri, especially in the summer months. Out at sea, you can escape the heat and crowds during the hottest hours of the day on the island.

Here are all the different types of boats you can rent on Capri, with or without a skipper. For each type of boat, you will find a number of suggested rentals or tours to book for an unforgettable day at sea on Capri. We suggest booking a rental or tour ahead of time, especially if you will be visiting in July or August, when demand is at its highest!
Rent a boat with skypper
Rent a boat without skipper

Available Boat Rentals and Charters


The traditional wooden boat used for centuries by islanders on Capri

  • Capri's traditional wooden boat

  • Perfect for a couple

  • Ideal for a sail around the island


Small traditonal wooden boats you can rent without a skipper

  • No need for a skipper

  • Rentals from Marina Piccola

  • Privacy and comfort

Large Gozzo or Lancia

Travelling with a group? You can easily fit on these larger boats...

  • For groups of up to 12 passengers

  • Covered baggage storage

  • Fun at sea with style and comfort


The easiest boat to navigate yourself along the coast of Capri

  • Easy to navigate

  • For a fun day at sea

  • Holds 6-7 passengers


Transfers and excursions to explore the entire coast and bay

  • Private transfers to and from Capri

  • Cruises along the Amalfi Coast

  • The perfect solution for day trips

Luxury Yacht

All the luxury of a high end yacht to explore Capri in style

  • Endless luxury

  • Concierge service on board

  • Pamper yourself by sea

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What is the average cost of a private boat tour with a skipper?

The classic boat tour around Capri lasts 2 hours and costs around €150. In high season, including July and August, prices can increase, though there are often discounts the remaining months of the year.

How many hours should I rent a boat?

You can sail around the entire island of Capri (without stopping) in an hour, but most boat companies offer tours of 2 or 4 hours or for the full day.
A two-hour tour is perfect for those visiting the island for one day who also want to see the island by land. A full-day tour is best for those who want to stop for lunch at a waterfront restaurant or take time to swim, but can be tiring for those who are not used to being out on the water. The ideal tour is a four hour trip, which includes enough time to sail around the island, visit the sea caves, and stop for a swim.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat on Capri without a skipper?

There are small boats and dinghies which can be rented even if you don't have a boating license. We recommend a minimum amount of boating experience to rent a boat independently, however.

Where can we go by boat in one day from Capri?

Day trips by boat from Capri can include a number of locations in the Bay of Naples, including Nerano, Positano and Amalfi, Sorrento, and Ischia...all of which are easily reached by boat.

Is there a less expensive alternative to a private boat rental on Capri?

Yes, you can join a group boat tour which navigates around the entire island stopping at the Blue Grotto. Tickets cost around €18 per person, the tour lasts about two hours, and departs from Marina Grande. The tour companies which organize group tours are Laser and Motoscafisti.

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