Boat excursions: is it better a private or group tour?
When you visit or stay in a seaside resort, boat excursions are among the most interesting and exclusive experiences to take part in: it is certainly not every day that you take a trip among the waves and explore the destinations of your interest in this fun and original way!
There are various ways to participate in a tour of this kind. One of the most practical and safe is to rely on companies that organize boat trips, such as Sorrento Trips, a tour operator operating in the Sorrento Peninsula. Sorrento Trips also offers the opportunity to choose between private tours and group tours, two different possibilities to experience the day at sea, each with its own advantages and peculiarities.
Read on to find out the differences between these two proposals and to find out which one is best for you.
Boat excursions: why not miss the opportunity to live this experience
Boat excursions are something to be experienced at least once in a lifetime: the journey itself, in fact, represents a unique and unforgettable experience, which adds to the pleasure of visiting the most beautiful places on our Peninsula, such as the Amalfi Coast. and the neighboring islands.
For this reason, those who spend a holiday in these territories or in other seaside resorts should consider a tour of this type to treat themselves to a magnificent day, whether traveling alone or as a couple or with friends or family. In this regard, we have dedicated two previous articles to the 10 things to bring on the boat and the safety rules on a boat to leave with everything you need and awareness of the most important recommendations.
As anticipated, you can choose different options according to your needs, even in terms of budget. Let’s find out, specifically, what private and group excursions consist of.
Private tour: the advantage of having the boat at your disposal
Booking a private excursion allows you to have the boat at your complete disposal. It is the ideal option for a family outing, with friends or to give your partner a special day, for example on an anniversary or a special occasion. It can also be a perfect surprise for a marriage proposal or honeymoon on a boat.
For private tours Sorrento Trips allows you to choose between different boat models, all comfortable and safe, for a truly exclusive day. Depending on the needs of the applicant, based on the type, the boats can accommodate up to 12 people.
Among the services included in the rate is the presence of a professional skipper, the one who will take care of driving the vehicle and managing it: you won’t have to worry about anything, just enjoy the trip and relax!
Group Tour: a way to save and make new friends
An interesting alternative is to participate in a sightseeing boat tour with a group tour, the perfect solution for those traveling alone, wanting to make new friends or for those who prefer to save on the cost of the rental. In this case, in fact, unlike the private tour, the boat is shared with other people.
Even in group excursions Sorrento Trips always provides a professional skipper, included in the price, and many other convenient services. The vehicles are safe and spacious and can accommodate up to 12 people.
How much do the boat excursions cost?
The prices for boat excursions change according to some variables. Sorrento Trips offers numerous private tours that allow you to visit the main attractions of the Amalfi Coast and the Campania Archipelago. Prices vary depending on the distance to be covered to reach the destination, the number of participants, the port of departure, the type of boat and the duration of the trip.
The cost for Capri tour, for example, one of the most popular tours, starts from 450 euros. The tour to Positano and Amalfi ranges from 550 euros upwards, while the tour of the island of Ischia from 850 euros.
Among the most popular group excursions, however, there are the group tour to Capri, whose price starts at 120 euros, and the tour to discover Amalfi and Positano, starting from 130 euros.
For both private tours and group tours, the rate includes, in addition to the skipper, pleasant services such as a well-stocked minibar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snorkeling equipment, for swimming in the crystalline bays admiring the seabed, and pick-up. up from / to the hotel if necessary.
For more information, you can read our article dedicated to how much it costs to rent a boat, taking into account that there is also the option of a dinghy. The latter can be the ideal choice if you want to experience a day in the waves in complete freedom. In this case, in fact, you will be driving the vehicle yourself and you can do it even without a boat license, as most of the inflatable boats that can be rented with Sorrento Trips do not require it.
If you are interested, you can book your excursion on the page of the site dedicated to boat tours or contact the Sorrento Trips staff to get all the information you want!
I spoke with my brother a few days ago, and he sounded very excited about proposing to his girlfriend soon, but he hasn’t decided where would be the best place to do it. That’s why I think he’d love the idea of booking a private boat for his proposal, so I’ll suggest it when I see him again. Thank you for the advice about the differences between private and group boat excursions.