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Guide to renting a boat on Capri

What's the first thing you should do during your visit to Italy's island of Capri? Rent a boat to explore the spectacular coastline and grottoes by sea!

Taking a boat trip around the island is one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have on Capri. Here are the different types of boats available for rentals and charters on Capri, with or without a skipper. Under each category of boat, you'll find tours and special offers you can book online.

Choose the perfect boat for your sail around Capri:


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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Renting or Chartering a Boat on Capri: More Information

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat on Capri?
There are certain categories of boats, including a dingy or small lancia, which can be rented without a boating license. However, if you have never navigated a boat before, it's best to opt for a rental with skipper.
Are there less expensive alternatives than renting a private boat for a tour?
Yes, you can take an organized group boat tour. Tickets cost less than EUR 20 per person, the tour takes about 2 hours, and there is a stop to visit the Blue Grotto (you must purchase your ticket separately). The companies which offer these group tours are Laser and Motoscafisti.
Visiting the Blue Grotto
During your boat tour, you can arrange to stop at the Blue Grotto. Unfortunately, the grotto is not always open as the cave mouth is only a meter above sea level, so the sea must be calm to allow visitors to pass through safely. You will have to transfer to one of the small rowboats which transport passengers inside the cave from your rental boat, and lie back to pass through. Tickets to the Grotto cost EUR 13 and in high season there is often a long wait to enter.
If you have rented a boat without a skipper, you can anchor your boat to one of the buoys outside the cave entrance and wait for a rowboat to come and pick you up.
Visiting the Blue Grotto
Can I rent a boat to transfer between Capri and Positano or Amalfi?
Of course! There are a number of boat rental companies which offer tours of Capri or the Amalfi Coast with departures from the island and arrivals on the mainland, or viceversa. A large gozzo or speedboat is always used for these tour-transfers.
Renting a Boat in Positano or on the Amalfi Coast
Where do I rent a boat?
Almost all the boat rental companies on Capri are located in Marina Grande near the port and marina. There is just one company located in Marina Piccola on the southern coast of the island.

Excursions by sea

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Amalfi & Positano Boat Tours

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Amazing Capri Tour

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Bagni Tiberio Boats

The pristine coastline of Capri, exactly as it was during the Roman Empire.

Blue Sea Capri

Pleasure on the waves

Capri Blue Boats

Explore the most beautiful coastline on the island of Capri aboard a traditional wooden boat

Capri Boat - Banana Sport

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Capri Boat Service

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Capri Boat Service Luxury

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Capri Island Tour

Fun in the sun on a boat tour off Capri

Capri Luxury Boats

Limitless luxury and liberty at sea

Capri On Board

Like a VIP in Capri: choose the best, choose Capri On Board

Capri Relax Boats

Discover the sea surrounding Capri

Capri Sea Service

Tour the sea of Capri above and below the surface

Capri Time Boats

A tailor-made boat tour

Capri Whales

When the sea becomes a family passion

Ciro Capri Boats

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Gianni's Boat

Join Gianni on his "gozzo" to explore the best of Capri by sea!

Le Arcate Boat

Relaxation at sea with gourmet flair!

Motoscafisti di Capri

The historic company for the tour of the island

Oasi Motor Boats

Sail around the Island of Capri in your own dinghy!

Priore Capri Boats Excursions

Feel like a VIP during your day at sea off Capri