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“Best way to explore the island”

Banana Sport Capri Boat
Ranked #4 of 46 Tours in Capri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We rented one of the small boats from the Marina Grande. The boat is a small single engine boat. (zodiac, but with wheel steering). The boats do not require a marine license to drive, a regular driving license will do.

After filling the paper work we were taken to an outer peer where we were shown the boat and shown the basic operating instructions. our rental period was 3 hours which is enough to go around the island and to stop at different places for a swim and relaxation.

Having the boat to ourselves meant that we decided where we wanted to stop and where we wanted to take it leisurely.

Navigating was not hard, we were a bit nervous at first (first timers) but after about 10-15 minutes it became quite easy and relaxing.

if you are a group of 2-4 this is an ideal and not too expensive way to enjoy the pristine waters around capri as well as the amazing views.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

It was quite a last minute decision for us to hire a boat while we were on Capri, but were so glad we did from this friendly and very professional company. We felt the price of €80 (€90 during peak season) for two hours was really good value for money. There were just the two of us but the boats hold 5 people so could be shared amongst friends.

They gave plenty of instructions and described what was around the island to see. I've driven a boat before but my Fiance hasn't and within minutes she was whizzing us off round the island! The controls are dead easy and you're talked through them before setting off so don't be put off if you haven't driven a boat before!

You're collected from the little jetty next to the main ferry ticket office, taken out a little way and then shown controls and the anchor and things, then the driver hops out on to another boat and you're off on your own. Map in hand, and the whole island to see. Plenty of time in two hours to easily get around with a few stops on the way. No extra costs for fuel etc. Just give in your drivers licence or passport beforehand, sign a form, and you're off and out within a few minutes!

Can't reccommend this enough from a professional and well set up company. Thanks Banana Sport!!

1  Thank f1stec
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Swimming in Capri is great, but swimming off the boat in a secluded bay is even better! We hired a self-driven boat between 4 people for the day which is affordable at approx 50 Euro p/person. The boats aren't the fastest, but go fast enough to get around easily and big enough to have a picnic and sunbath on. Staff are really great, make sure you get your complimentary hired scuba mask and snorkel... amazing!

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

My friend and didn't want to drive our own boat. We were looking to rent a wooden "gozzo" boat with a driver. We asked the nice folks at Banana Sport if they could arrange it, and within ten minutes a gorgeous classic wooden boat arrived with a driver. We went all around Capri for 4 hours. This is what I love about Italy: even thought we didn't rent from them, they were able to send some business to a friend and they made the arrangements for us ASAP. Good price (maybe $200 euros or so) for 4 hours on a big boat with padded area for laying out in the sun. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Next time I will hire the boat for the entire day. There is NOTHING like spending a day out on your own boat, anchored in the water staring at multi-million $ yachts and the beautiful scenery of Capri.

1  Thank Lainy1976
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

If you are willing to splurge anywhere, this is it!!. Great experience, very easy to drive around the island yourself, dock by the green grotto swim in. Your own pace, no rocking and other passengers getting sick. It was well worth 90 euro for 2 hours (80 euro at non summer months).

1  Thank zheka72
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