It never ceased to amaze me the sizes of sea going craft, the number and type of cruising that could be done on the Gulf of Gaeta. People moored their huge pleasure craft and tinyist canoe or row boat at this bay just around from the peak of the peninsular.
It reminded me very much of the marina in Coffs Harbour back in Australia. Maybe this is part of the reason why I always felt at home in Italy. It definitely wasn't a familiarity with the language that afforded me the level of homliness.
Equipment: I didn't find out about boat hiring but I would be surprised if you couldn't hire some kind of water craft.
I was staying at the Gajeta Residence for an extended work period and I joined a special climbing event that a sport club was giving to try rock climbing. I never had the courage to try this sport in the past, but I was attracted by the fact that no experience was required and the equipment was supplied by the association. I thought that this was a good chance to try and also see areas of the city that otherwise I wouldn't know how to reach. Well, it was unbelievable! We went climbing directly from the beach!. It was a spectacularly warm October day. Everyone was also starting out like me. The instructor was very efficient and patient in explaining the main rules for safety and helped in giving advice on how to proceed up the rocks.
Equipment: The gear was supplied by the sport association. I brought a duffle bag, with water, a jacket, bathing suit and sun screen. We bought a sandwich with buffalo mozzarella cheese from the hut/bar on the beach.