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Positano boat rental: Skipper or no skipper?

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Positano boat rental: Skipper or no skipper?

fiancee and i will be headed to Positano to celebrate our honeymoon. i want to rent a boat and i'm trying to decide if it's best to rent our "own" boat and navigate the waters ourselves or if it's better to have a skipper/captain drive us.

thoughts? advice?

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Amalfi Coast, Italy
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1. Re: Positano boat rental: Skipper or no skipper?

Hi Fastlife,

We did this two years ago on a trip to Naples and Ischia. We found several places where one can rent an inflatable ranging in size from 4-6 meters without a captain. I found that for anything greater than 25 HP, a license is required which is very involved. I not sure what you cruising plan is but coastal navigation was easy.

Congratulations! Good choice for the honeymoon.

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Province of Naples, Italy
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Province of Naples, Italy
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2. Re: Positano boat rental: Skipper or no skipper?

I would go with a skipper, as they will know the best places to stop and swim and other hidden gems.

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