• 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
  • 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

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

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!

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

Where can I rent a boat on Capri?

Most boat rental and charter companies on Capri are located in Marina Grande, the island's port and marina. This is where most private boat tours will depart from and where you can hire a dinghy or boat without a skipper. There is only one boat rental company based in Marina Piccola, on the southern coast of the island.

What types of boats can I rent?

Based on your budget and the size of your group, you can rent a number of different types of boat, including rubber dinghies, wooden gozzo or lancia boats, speedboats, and yachts. Private boat tours of the island are usually aboard Capri's traditional gozzo or lancia boats, but we recommend a larger speedboat or yacht for a transfer or tour of the Amalfi Coast or Bay of Naples. Here you can find a complete guide to renting a boat on Capri

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.

How do I visit the Blue Grotto with a private boat or tour?

The Blue Grotto is managed like a museum, so no private boat tour includes the entrance ticket to the cave. You must purchase your ticket separately at the grotto entrance, where there is a floating ticket office.
Visits inside the grotto are possible only when the weather and sea conditions permit. On this page which explains how to visit the Blue Grotto, you can check for updated information about whether the grotto is open or closed.
If you rent a boat without a skipper, you can moor at the buoys near the grotto entrance and a skipper will come pick you up with a rowboat to take you inside the grotto.

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.