Sorrento Boats for Hire
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On the southwest coast of Italy, an hour outside of Naples, is Sorrento, a seaside city of beautiful architecture, beaches, and boats. The water is an alluring blue and the houses scattered up the hillside add a pop of color to the rocky cliffs. It’s a popular tourist stop for travelers passing through the Campania region of Italy. There are lots of restaurants and cafes for stopping and enjoying delicious Italian cuisine while taking in the captivating view of the sea.
The best time of year to visit Sorrento depends on personal preference. If you’re looking to enjoy the warm sunshine and beach, visit in the summer. It’s crowded during the peak months of July and August, and June through early September can be uncomfortably hot. The official swimming season runs from mid-May through October, and visiting in late September and October can be a great time to have good weather and fewer crowds. The winter is a good time to find good deals on accommodation and have peace and quiet, but it’s too cold to enjoy the sea or work on your tan. While the Amalfi Coast and some surrounding towns shut down completely in the winter months, Sorrento does stay open.
To get to Sorrento, the easiest way is to fly into the Naples airport. From here there is a bus that departs for Sorrento several times daily.
Boat Hire in Sorrento
The most popular thing to do while in Sorrento is to hire a boat. Chartered cruises, boat tours, fishing tours, dive trips, and yachts are popular choices for water experiences in Sorrento.
The coastline of Sorrento is dazzling, and seeing it from the perspective of the water on a boat is an experience you’ll never forget. Sunbathe in the Italian sun while you cruise past the cliffs, sea caves, coves, and grottos.
Fishing charters leaving from Sorrento are another popular excursion choice for tourists. You'll be with an experienced guide who can provide all fishing experiences. Deep sea, trolling and casual drifting makes for a wonderful day in search of a big catch.
Speaking of grottos, the famous Blue Grotto is a boating experience you must have while spending time in Sorrento. It’s an unforgettable day trip to take on a boat from Sorrento. You’ll explore these captivating caves in a small rowboat with an experienced guide. Many people report it as being one of their favorite experiences they had while exploring this part of Italy. The water in the sea cave glows sapphire blue and the enclosed, intimate setting of the cave will leave you in awe.
Dive trips leave daily from the harbour in Sorrento and offer a pleasant experience for divers of all backgrounds. If you want to pursue your PADI certification, you can do it in Sorrento with experienced dive instructors. You’ll see colorful fish and sea life, as well as underwater gardens created by different statues.
If you don't want to hire a private boat but want to spend a little time on the water, catch a ferry to nearby Capri. It's a tiny island off the coast of Sorrento worth exploring for a day.
Boating Events in Sorrento
The annual Regatta of the Maritime Republics is an annual event that takes place in the waters of Italy near Sorrento. It's a competition of 8-oared galleon boats with crews from Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa, and Venice. The location changes annually but occasionally it takes place on the Amalfi Coast, very close to Sorrento. It’s a fantastic boating tradition of this region.
Other Things To Do
Sorrento is the birthplace of Limoncello, so for foodies, a limoncello tasting and tour is an experience you must have while here!
If you spend a day wandering around the city, be sure to visit Piazza Tasso, the central square in Sorrento. The surrounding architecture is stunning and there are lots of shops and restaurants in this area. If you are in Sorrento on a rainy day or want to dive deeper into the history and culture of this area, check out the Sorrento Cathedral and Museum Correale.
While in Sorrento, take a day trip to some of the surrounding cities and points of interest. Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius are fascinating ancient sights to see. You’ll be transported back in time and get an idea of what it was like on the day that the infamous volcano erupted. Nearby Naples and the Amalfi Coast are additional great spots for stopping in during your time in Sorrento. On a tour or on your own with a rented car, you can start to dig deeper into the rich history and beauty of this part of Italy.
If you like being active while on holiday, definitely take a day to hike across the peninsula. There are a variety of excellent hiking trails in this area.
Marinas in Sorrento
There are a few marinas in Sorrento located around the harbour. Marina Grande, Port of Sorrento, and Porto Turistico are the primary locations for moored boats in Sorrento. They are within walking distance to restaurants and shops, offer beautiful seaside views of the boats moored up or sailing close to the port.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Sorrento.
Amazing day on the Amalfi Coast. Swimming, touring, reservations at a high end boat access only restaurant. Whatever we wanted Piedro made happen. The boat was perfect for the 4 of us and we had an unbelievable, stress free day!!
Leonardo and Daniella gave a rate A service. amazing vessel, Spectacular treatment. You will never forget the experience in your life. worth every penny. do yourself a favor and Book this boat. Forget about everything else on your itinerary. This is the must do! I'm from NYC. I have travel extensively and experienced many things. This is top 3!
Pietro and Eli operates a great tour of Capri Island. The boat was beautiful! And the price was on par with other similar tours. We loved it (well those us up that weren’t seasick ha).
The communication from the beginning was great. I articulated what we were looking for and they were extremely accommodating. We were picked up from the hotel by a very nice young man named Odell and taken to the marina Where are beautiful boat and great crew were waiting. We were given plenty of time to swim and visit two locations that we had requested. Everything from beginning to end was just fantastic. The crew was extremely friendly more importantly they were great with our kids
We had a great day on the water! Would recommend to anyone wanting a private yet super friendly captain and skipper!
Leonardo and the Gianetti are wonderful. The boat is beautiful and Leonardo was very attentive and helped us plan the perfect day right as we got on the boat. The boat has a great deck for lounging and also has great platform for getting in and out of the water. We loved the snorkels, fins and floats they had available. I hope to have the chance to visit Sorrento again and charter the Gianetti again.