Renting a Rubber Dinghy on Capri
The easiest boat to navigate yourself along the coast of Capri
The easiest boats to handle are rubber dinghies and small fiberglass boats.
Both can be rented in Marina Grande and do not require a boating license.
A rubber dinghy can carry 6-7 passengers and are faster than other types of small boats. Though its fun to take a trip in a dinghy, we do not recommend this type of boat for those who get seasick or for those who want to relax in the sun. A dinghy has a sundeck which is much smaller than that of a gozzo or lancia, and is also a rougher ride.
The small fiberglass boats rented by Banana Sport are less powerful than a dinghy, but more stable on the water. These can fit up to 5 people.
Information about renting a dinghy on Capri
- Can I rent a dinghy without a boating license?
- Yes, you do not need a boating license to rent a small dinghy.
- Is it easy to navigate a dinghy?
- Yes, it's quite simple to navigate a dinghy, though we do not recommend renting a boat without a skipper on Capri if you have no previous experience at sea!
- Can I stop to visit the Blue Grotto?
- Yes, there are buoys to moor your dinghy by the grotto entrance. Once it's your turn to enter, a rowboat will come and pick you up to take you inside the grotto. Tickets cost EUR 13.
- Is fuel included in the rental fee?
- Usually fuel is not included in the rental fee for a dinghy. Your dinghy will be topped up when you take it out, and you will pay for the fuel you've used when you bring it back. Rental rates for Banana Boat include fuel.
- How much does it cost to rent a dinghy on Capri?
- It costs about EUR 100 for a two hour rental.
- How long does it take to circumnavigate the island on a dinghy?
- If you travel at top speed, it will take you about an hour to circle the island.