Amalfi Coast Self-Drive Boat Rental

Amalfi, Italy

From $432.41

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Set your own pace with a self-drive boat rental on the Amalfi Coast. Spend up to 6 hours cruising along the UNESCO-listed shoreline to find secluded beaches, rugged rock formations and picturesque seafront towns. Enjoy a day on the water or stop in Positano, Capri or other points along the Amalfi Coast. Bring along up to 4 friends (the boat seats 5) plus any food and drinks you'd like (fuel is also at your expense).
  • Up to 6-hour self-drive boat rental on the Amalfi Coast
  • Rent a boat at any of several points along the Amalfi Coast, including Sorrento
  • Cruise out into the water off the coast and spend your time exploring at your leisure
  • Stop for visits in Positano, Amalfi or the island of Capri among other options
  • Go swimming in secluded bays right from the boat
  • Bring along food and beverages and up to 4 friends (the boat seats 5)

What's Included

  • Introduction to the boat
  • Use of motorboat
  • Fuel
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Exclusive Cruises (Pass By)

Li Galli (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Departure time is flexible, between 10:30am to 11am
  • Duration of the boat rental last up to 6-hours
  • You are responsible for returning the boat in the same state you received it and for paying for gas consumed at the end of the day. If you damage the boat or lose any property of the boat, you will be charged to cover these costs.
  • Near public transportation
  • Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited. No exceptions and authorities will be called if we find that a driver is under the influence.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • DISCLAIMER: Pick up point may change depending on the option you booked and captain availability. Your local provider will confirm the exact pick up point the day before you excursion during the check-in.
  • You MUST contact your local provider the day before your excursion! Use the telephone number listed on your voucher and get in touch via WhatsApp, text or phone call. This is very important!
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Very easy to pull up to the moorings in any of the towns and there are mooring shuttle services that can take you to shore if you want to explore, we stopped in Atrani and had lunch there, so delightful!
28 reviews
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Entire day to explore the coast
Cindy_D, Oct 2022
It is rare to ever be able to rent your own boat and explore on your own. We took our time and soaked up some of the most beautiful views on the coast. These are modest boats with no frills but got the job done. If you want to go into another port like Positano you pay a boat taxi to take you in. The Almalfie coast never disappoints and it was a perfect day. Thank you.
Friends Boat Day
AbigaleAnderson, Oct 2022
The boat was great and the views were incredible. Pickup was easy and we were on the water within minutes. It was a very comfortable ride and we would rent again. We loved it!
Boating fun
frank_s, Sep 2022
I never knew what thrill it was to boat on the open ocean. What an amazing ride - and beautiful waters. Highly recommend this great experience.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi! Thank you for your review, I am glad to know you had a great day on the water with us! Come back soon for more adventures!
Fantastic way to see Capri
TOM_R, Jul 2022
Easy pickup and communication and very relaxed service. We took the boat from Sorrento to capri for the day. The host gave us a lunch recommendation that we enjoyed. A great way to experience the glamour of Capri and the super yachts without the price tag while avoiding other tourists.
Best way to explore Amalfi!
AMR_E, Jul 2022
Amazing way to explore the Amalfi Coast. The boat operator was waiting for us ontime, the boat was very clean and new. Perfect amount of time to relax and stop for swimming and snorkeling.
Reservation was lost - don’t recommend
Emily_F, Jun 2022
The boat company never showed up and Viator wasn’t responsive when we were at the meeting location on time. Hot day trying to figure this out and missed half the day. Don’t book through Viator. Waiting for refund…
Only way to see the Amalfi Coast.
Greg_D, Jun 2022
Team was very organized and communicated great. Our main contact Valerie was amazing and saved our day. We had a small issue and she was there to assist during our outing. Highly recommend!
Boating in Amalfi
Martin_J, May 2022
A must do for anyone visiting amalfi coast. Had lunch at MariaGratzina, a family restaurant in Nerano. Wish the boat had a bigger motor though.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Martin! Thank you for your review. Nerano is a great hidden gem to stop for lunch and a swim. Maria Grazia is one of my favorite places too! Here on the coast there are laws regarding motor power for bareboats, the boats rented for self drive as you did. This is for safety reasons. The boats with a skipper, who have credentials based on Italian law, have the larger motors. (I just wanted to explain that for anyone who may be reading this and has the same question/thought because it might be helpful when choosing an excursion vs. rental). Anyways, come back again soon! We will be here! Thank you, Valeria.
Fun, with helpful service
Nick_F, May 2020
Really helpful service, with clear instructions and directions. They were very accommodating when we needed to change the location of our pick-up and drop-off. The boat was in good quality and was straightforward to drive. Loads of fun!
Response from Host, Jun 2020
Thanks so much for sharing about your experience boating on the Amalfi Coast. We're so happy that you had a fun day!
Fun but know what you're doing
Carolyn G, Oct 2019
The boats are small and rubber - don't expect a normal fiberglass boat. While it's great to have flexibility, know that sometimes the gas gauges don't work. We spent our return trip from Amalfi freaking out we were going to run out of gas only to find out the gauge was broken. Since it went from 1/2 tank to E we assumed it was working - and you don't have phone reception in the ocean in some parts. We learned the gas tank is under the back seat - would have been nice to know starting out The waves and swells can feel big, so it can be choppy. But overall we enjoyed the coast and the ability to stop at Amalfi or wherever for about €10/hr.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thanks for sharing about your self drive cruising experience! I apologize for the issue with the gas gauge. When booking the self-drive boat it could be either a zodiac (the rubber style boat) or a mini motorboat self drive as mentioned in the text on the Viator website. The type of boat depends on what is available that day. Yes, absolutely we agree that when booking a self drive boat it is very important to know what you are doing - on the Mediterranean or any other body of water. Otherwise it is advisable to book a boat with a skipper so that you don't have to worry about driving on your own.
Amazing Experience on the Amalfi Coast
Anna_P, Sep 2019
This was probably my favorite day of our vacation. The boat rental was very simple and Antonio picked us up at the dock in the town where we were staying and then he gave us a quick lesson on how to drive the boat, Etc. and we dropped him off back in Amalfi and had the boat for the entire day. Definitely my favorite day just being able to explore the coast and be away from some of the heavier tourist crowds, beautiful views in every direction! Very easy to pull up to the moorings in any of the towns and there are mooring shuttle services that can take you to shore if you want to explore, we stopped in Atrani and had lunch there, so delightful! Would highly recommend this tour service to anyone, even if you aren't an experienced boater they do have rentals available as well where you can have a skipper included.
Amazing Experience
Abigail_S, Jul 2019
Highly recommend this boat rental. We are inexperienced boaters and unfortunately the water was rough the day of our rental but the company gave us a skipper free of charge (with only a little negotiating on our end). The skipper took us to a ton of amazing places and also gave us the freedom to do what we wanted when we wanted (swim, dock, open a bottle of Prosecco, etc).
These boats were great! We were able...
Sheri_D, Sep 2017
These boats were great! We were able to travel from town to town, shopping and eating lunch everywhere! There were fellas in similar boats that greeted us just off shore of Positano and Priano. They tied us to the buoy, then gave us a lift onto the beach. for a wee fee, they'll take you back to your boat. FANTASTIC!!! We tried many beaches. We even parked out on the water with the BIG BOYS yachts and swam in the open water. We are returning 2019 and We will be renting from you 4-5 days. Way Better than driving!
Fun boat adventure and would have...
David F, Oct 2016
Fun boat adventure and would have been better if the weather had cooperated, water was rough and could not stay out as long as we wanted.
Très bien !
Charles_L, Jul 2021
Superbe balade. Journée fantastique. Très bonne organisation et personnel encadrant sympa. Beau bateau, simple à manipuler et l'essentiel se fait en 5h.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Merci pour votre avis. Vous étiez un couple très agréable, très détendu et ce fut un plaisir de vous avoir. Nous espérons que vous reviendrez