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Small motor boat hire - any advice?

by zalek

My friends and I are going to spend 8 days on Amalfi coast.

We hope to rent a small motor boat for a day or two. Is there anyone who can give us some advice/tips? Or, even better, recommend someone who they used.

Re: Small motor boat hire - any advice?

by gmg61

Rent a boat in Salerno.
If you go to the tourist port (Piazza della Concordia) you'll find boats for hire just after the gate.
Cheers
gmg

Re: Small motor boat hire - any advice?

by gmg61

Well, also don't miss the grottos along the Amalfi Coast, most of all the "Emerald Grotto".
gmg

Re: Small motor boat hire - any advice?

by zalek

Thanks a lot.
I was thinking of taking a ferry to Capri first and only then rent a small motor boat to see the coast with more details or to go in the other direction (towards Salerno).

Would anyone tell me how quickly those boats go? I mean how far can I possibly go in a boat like this.

Re: Small motor boat hire - any advice?

by gmg61

From Capri to the mainland it will be more complicated if you don't have a sailing licence. In Italy it's required for sailing further than 6 miles away from any coast. And - more - you'll pay much more in Capri for the boat rental.
I think it's wiser to rent the boat in Salerno and visit the coast from there.
The speed of the boat: it depends of the boat. You can rent a small and slow one or a fast one; it's matter of price, of course.
Cheers

gmg

Travel Tips for Amalfi

Sky high views.

by crazygal59

This is one of the most gorgeous places I have been in the world. The views from the cliffs and mountains are stunning. The Isle of Capri is everything the song says it is. No wonder Sophia Loren has her home perched on these cliffs. We are hoping to go back for an extended vacation. These are places that you have to explore on foot and at your leisure. Nothing beats that early morning espresso on a patio looking out over the Mediterranian.

Sorrento to Amalfi

by biglou10

We had a tour scheduled from Sorrento to Amalfi via the Amalfi Coast which was canceled. This was the best thing that could have happened. We paid 100 euros each for the "tour". After visiting the train station, we purchased 2 bus tickets for Amalfi which goes along the coast. Cost was 3 euros each for the most exciting bus ride along the coast. The road is so narrow that it would, at times, take several minutes for busses and auto to manuver around each other. Bus stoped at all the towns along the way. Save your euros and do what the locals do.

On the roads...

by dvideira

Driving along the Amalfi Coast , except for the A3 to and from Salerno, means driving on winding two-lane narrow roads. Although (and perhaps because) driving there requires high levels of concentration, accidents are not frequent.
Even so, WATCH OUT ! Scooters and buses are everywere and it's amazing to see these people driving along these serpentine roads... If you don't have a bit of sense of adventure, do not drive there...
The roads are realy narrow and driving conditions are extreme but, on the other hand..... the views will make you forget all about it.

St Andrews Cathedral

by Jmill42

Supposedly a beautiful place to get married, the Duomo of Amalfi, or St Andrews Cathedral, is the heart of the city of Amalfi. IT casts an imposing shadow over the piazza in front of it, and has wonderful architectural features. The doors are massive and made out of bronze. They were constructed in Constantinople, apparently. The steps are steep, but it is worth getting a picture on them!

The coast

by solopes

Steep slopes plung into the sea, here and there with small towns perching over each other or even over the water.

It is really not much inviting to swim, with the small stripes of sand squeezed among houses and rocks, but it composes wonderful landscapes, making the tour of the peninsula a very pleasant day.

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