Boat Rentals and Tours/Charters

Capri

Amalfi Coast

Ischia

  • 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!

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Available Boat Rentals and Charters
Gozzo
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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
Lancia
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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
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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
Dinghy
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The easiest boat to navigate yourself along the coast of Capri

  • Easy to navigate
  • For a fun day at sea
  • Holds 6-7 passengers
Speedboat
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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
  • Guide to Renting a Boat on Capri and the Amalfi Coast

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.

Recommended Experiences and Tours

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Semi-private tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Authorized guides!
Lunch included
Pick-up and drop off in Naples

Bus Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

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Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
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Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Piano di Sorrento, Portici, Torre del Greco, Vico Equense

Choose pickup in Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii etc.
Free time to visit Capri on land
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat

€ 69 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours 10 hours

Free cancellation

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Amalfi Coast Boat Tour + Stops in Positano and Amalfi
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco

See Amalfi and Positano in one day
Transfer from the hotel to the port
Comfortable cruise on a modern boat

Amalfi Coast boat from Naples and other options...

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

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Departure from Capri, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Total freedom and flexibility
Drinks on board
Pick-up included

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 1,399 € 1,500 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(52 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Comfortable deluxe boat
Drinks provided on board
English-speaking skipper

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 1,189 € 1,449 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(52 Reviews)
Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo
Bestseller

Departure from Capri

A luxury sail around Capri
Fratelli Aprea lancia or gozzo boat
Welcome spumante toast and fresh fruit on board

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 250 € 350 Per boat | Max 9 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

(175 Reviews)
Skip-the-line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Guided Tour
Shared

Departure from Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius with an English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line entrance tickets included
See two A-list sights in one day via air-conditioned minibus

Pompei and Vesuvius from Naples and other options...

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

(743 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Capri, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Choose the departure and arrival port
Comfortable private boat
Local, English-speaking skipper

Fratelli Aprea 40

From € 1,300 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(289 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Nerano

Departure and return to Positano, Amalfi, or Sorrento
Free time to visit Capri
Picnic on board

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 900 € 1,000 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(175 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Vico Equense

Transfers to/from Sorrento
Free drinks on board
English-speaking skipper

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 1,399 € 1,500 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(52 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Stop to Swim!
Shared

Departure from Capri

Dive into the turquoise waters off Capri
Escape the crowds and chaos
Admire the Faraglioni from below!

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 25 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

Open ticket: choose your tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)