Boat or dinghy: what is the best option for a sea tour?
The trip to the sea is the dream of many people. The good news is that there are many ways to experience this wonderful adventure and that you don’t need a boat or a boat license. Even in the absence of these requirements, in fact, you can take part in such a tour: just rely on realities such as Sorrento Trips, a company operating in the Sorrento Peninsula that offers boat and dinghy rental services for a fantastic day in the waves.
Sorrento Trips allows you to select two options: boat tours and the rental of a rubber dinghy. Choosing between these alternatives does not only mean opting for different means, but also living completely different experiences.
Read on to find out what the two offers consist of and when to prefer the boat or dinghy.
When and why to choose a boat tour
Renting a boat with Sorrento Trips is ideal for those who want to enjoy a tour at sea in total carefree .
In this case, in fact, you buy a boat tour , where the vehicle will be guided by a professional skipper , whose presence is included in the rental price.
It is the perfect solution for those who do not have a boat license , but also for those who, despite having one, prefer to spend a relaxing day without all the responsibilities involved in managing a boat.
If you are undecided between boat or dinghy, then, we recommend the boat tour if you want to experience a fun-filled trip, without worrying about anything.
A lot of experiences to choose from
Choose a boat tour, rather than renting a dinghy, also means choosing from a series of different experiences, according to your needs and possibilities.
First of all, you can buy a private tour or a group tour . In the first case you will have the boat at your disposal and the people you will bring with you (friends, family, partners), while in the second case the boat is shared with other guests: this is the preferred option by those who want to save on the rental cost, travel alone or want to make new friends.
In both cases you will have the opportunity to select tours that include various excursions to the Amalfi Coast and to the Campania Islands.
Among the most popular private tours there are Capri Tour , for see Capri in one day, the tour with destination Ischia, but also tour in Positano.
Among the most popular sharing alternatives, however, there are the group tour to Capri and trip to Amalfi and Positano. Most sightseeing tours last 8 hours.
In addition, there is the possibility of renting a boat with a skipper for special occasions, for example for a marriage proposal or a honeymoon:all you have to do is choose the itinerary you prefer and the boat you like best among those of the Sorrento fleet Trips and live a memorable day!
Modern, safe and equipped boats
The boats of the Sorrento Trips fleet are different. By opting for a private tour you can select the vehicle you prefer according to your needs (while in group tours the boat is assigned randomly).
The boats made available are equipped, comfortable and with all the essential safety equipment.
They are equipped with sanitized toilet, internal cabin-changing room, awning, icebox , shower fresh water, minibar, to mention the main services on board. Depending on the model, they can accommodate up to 12 people.
Many pleasant services included in the price
The cost of renting a boat changes depending on the experience chosen (private tour or group), but also the destination, duration of the tour, number of participants, type of boat, port of departure.
The private boat tour for discover Positano,for example, starts from 500 euros, the trip to Pompeii from 450 euros, while the private tour to Capri, Positano and Amalfifrom 650 euros.
There is also a trip to the discovery of the Sorrento Coast (lasting 4 hours), starting from 400 euros, the fishing tour and the ride in sea at sunset, both from 450 euros.
Choosing a boat tour instead of renting a rubber dinghy, you will find a series of services included in the price: minibar well stocked with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snorkeling equipment – very popular by tourists because it allows you to swim on the surface admiring the fish and the seabed – beach towels and pick-up from / to the hotel if you need it.
Before taking part in a trip among the waves, we also recommend that you read our advice on what to bring on the boat. When you go on a sea trip, in fact, it is essential to have everything you need with you to experience the day in the best possible way: swimsuit, sunglasses, sunscreen, documents are just a few important things not to forget!
When to opt for the dinghy
Between boat or dinghy we recommend choosing the latter if you want to experience thetrip at sea in complete autonomy , both in terms of the itineraries and for the management of the vehicle itself. If you decide to rent the dinghy, in fact, you will be driving . The skipper is not provided precisely because this kind of service is required above all by those looking for an experience in the waves in total freedom.
It will still be possible to request it, if you want: in this case the skipper will lead the boat, following the itineraries you have decided, but with a surcharge on the daily rental cost.
Maximum freedom to organize itineraries
Renting a dinghy in Sorrento allows you to organize a trip to the sea as you prefer, by visiting the Amalfi Coast or the most beautiful islands of Campania. You can decide to reach Capri, for example, get to Fiordo di Furore, a suggestive destination on the Amalfi Coast, or explore many other places in the area.
It could be an opportunity to see wonderful destinations such as Bagni Regina Giovanna, the Bay of Nerano and all the most evocative inlets of the place. Of course, having a dinghy available will allow you to stop whenever you want and dive into the most beautiful bays and then relax in the sun.
A boat license is not always necessary
Often, when you think of what it takes to rent a dinghy , you believe possession of a nautical license is a prerequisite, but this is not the case.
Most of the models made available by Sorrento Trips, in fact,do not require a driving license.
This does not mean that it is necessary to have basic experience in driving of a similar vehicle in order to be able to better manage it. In any case, at the time of rental, the staff will show you how to use it correctly and will also provide you with valuable advice on the best itineraries to take. Without forgetting, as anticipated, that there is the possibility of requesting a skipper, if you prefer this option, with a surcharge on the daily rate.
Even the dinghy can accommodate more people
Even if you rent a dinghy, rather than a boat, you can expect to accommodate more people. Indeed, Sorrento Trips inflatable boats are wide, comfortable and spacious: depending on the model, can accommodate up to 10 passengers. It is therefore the right choice both for a romantic trip as a couple and for a trip to the sea with a group of friends or family.
Several models to choose from
As for the private rental of a boat, even in the case of a dinghy you can choose between different models, specifically 4. This is an important step because it is essential to identify a vehicle that responds well to yours. needs. As for the nautical license, only one of the Sorrento Trips models requires it.
Among the inflatable boats available there is Selva 5.40, the smallest of the fleet, which travels at a speed of 28 knots, has a length of 5.40 meters and can accommodate up to 6 people, while the Selva 5.70 model is longer and measures 5.70 meters.
Romar Mirage, also 5.70 meters long, has a speed of 18 knots and can always accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers. The only inflatable boat that requires a boat license is the Selva 6.80: the latter can hold up to 10 people and travel at a speed of 30 knots. The length is 6.80 meters.
All vehicles are equipped with shower, awning, box for drinks and are delivered completely clean, with all safety equipment necessary.
How much does it cost to rent an inflatable boat?
The daily rental cost of an inflatable varies according to the model : 180 euros for Selva 5.40; 230 euros for Selva 5.70; 250 euros for Romar Mirage 5.70 and 350 euros for Selva 6.80.
Prices do not include petrol, any required port taxes and tickets for attractions such as Blue Grotto or the Green Grotto: an adventure at sea, in fact, can be an opportunity to reach popular destinations like these.
How to rent a boat or dinghy
To rent a boat or a dinghy with Sorrento Trips you can book directly online. Just go to the page of the site dedicated to boat tour, select the type of experience you prefer (private or group) and choose the specific tour. Otherwise, you can rent the right inflatable boat online, checking its availability for the period of your interest filling out the form.
If you have any questions and would like more details on the options offered, you can contact directly the staff of Sorrento Trips who will be happy to give you all the information you are looking for!