Sorrento boat and yacht stays

The Eclipse, a yacht for rent in Sorrento.
A cabin on board the Eclipse Sorrento Yacht in Sorrento

Boats and yachts near Sorrento where you can spend the night starting at €89 per night for two people—not kidding

There are a couple of motorboats, yachts, and sailboats moored at Sorrento and nearby ports that offer accommodations—and regional boat touring—to those looking for something a bit different from their stay.

Think of it as renting an apartment... one that happens to float. Some offer nightly rentals. Others have two– or three-night minimums. (Though you will find many more options all over the region if you book for a full week.)

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How to find a boat or yacht stay in Sorrento

There are three kinds of boating vacations here: Staying on board a moored yacht or motorboat (with the option to tour); joining a sailing adventure throughout the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast; or finding a boat looking for crew members.

How much does a boat stay in Sorrento cost?

These fancy boats sleep either 4, 6, or 8 people for anywhere from €800 to €1,800 per night—which sounds steep, but if you manage to fill the boat with a party of 6–8, it works out to just €133–€225 per person.

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How long does Sorrento take?

Planning your time: Sorrento has maybe 2-3 hours of mediocre sightseeing. To be brutally honest it is probably the least interesting town in this area. It is only famous for its location.

Sorrento makes an ideal base for exploring Campania thanks to its location at the nexus of regional public transit—pretty much the only place from which you can get anywhere without having to change mode of transportation: Trains direct to Pompeii and Naples; ferries to Capri; buses or ferries down the Amalfi Coast.

If you prefer the home-base style of travel, Sorrento is the perfect base. Figure on three days/two nights here (hit Pompeii on the train ride down from Naples—you can store your luggage temporarily at the Pompei train station—then spend one day each visiting Capri and the Amalfi Coast).

If, however, you prefer to travel from town to town, just treat Sorrento as a way-station to switch from train to bus or ferry; skip Sorrento entirely and sleep in a more interesting locale on the Amalfi Coast or Capri.

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