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“The best way to see the Amalfi Coast”
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Nautica Sic Sic
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Owner description: Nautical sic sic is a boat rental company based at the port of marina piccola in sorrento. The company supplies wide ranging services for pleasure boats: from boat hire, including rubber dinghies, yachts and the sorrento typical boat gozzo, to personalized boat tours to explore the most beautiful places of the sorrento and amalfi coasts and the surrounding islands such the marvelous capri.
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“The best way to see the Amalfi Coast”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We were supposed to hire a car to travel around the coast but we didn't fancy heading back to Naples to collect it (it cost twice as much to pick up from Sorrento), so we cancelled it and decided to hire a boat instead. Best decision we made!

The Amalfi coast is just stunning and the best views are looking in at it from sea.

We walked down to the nautical sic sic office in the harbour and managed to hire a boat for the next day. It cost 200 euros (you can hire a smaller boat for 150 euros but they had all gone) plus gas, which was about 40 euros. The staff were friendly and informative.

The next day we headed back down to the harbour and collected out boat. It was pretty busy and took about half an hour to sort out - this is because everyone arrives to collect the boat at the same time. I'd suggest they introduce some kind of time slot management to avoid this.

Once we were out on the water we headed around the coast stopping off at little beaches and doing some snorkelling ( you can hire the gear from Nautica) and eventually ended up in Postiano. The view coming in is just breathtaking! So beautiful! We moored up here, it costs 15 euros to leave your boat in the harbour. We enjoyed some lunch and then decided to head back in as unfortunately my partner had been quite sea sick! You can have the boat until 6pm, we arrived back about 4pm. With the time they give you, you have ample time to get down to Amalfi and see Capri - as well.

Definitely recommend this, it's great fun!

Visited August 2014
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“Best day ever!!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

This was my second year of hiring a speedboat with sic sic. It was better than last year because your familiar with the area. But honestly you can't beat anchoring up in Capri having a picnic and prosecco, then diving in the sea to cool down. If carlsberg hired boats.................... Priceless!

Ps 135 euros for 6 person RIB 8 hours hire x

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“2nd time still the best!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Second time around and superb service as usual.My wife and I rented the smallest boat, 150 euro plus 38 euro in fuel.When we left the sea was rough. We had waves bigger than us, this was especially bad crossing over to Capri, white caps. We docked in Capri, 10 euros an hour. We thought Capri itself was ok and wouldn't dock again. After this we went around Capri and loved the scenery. The grottos were beautiful and we even braved the cold ocean for a swim. We had a great time. I am prone to seasickness. I started taking meclizine twice a day starting 2 days before and then took it 3 times the day off. I only got nauseated once, towards the end of the trip crossing back to Sorrento. The seas were much more calm on the way back. We loved being on our own and felt like we saw a great amount of the Amalfi Coast. Highly recommend but take medication if you have motion sickness or if the seas are rough.

Visited July 2014
Thank SRKLondon
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“Best day ever!!!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We rented the Gozzo and had a fantastic time. This was the most enjoyable day of our trip for these reasons:
-the views are spectacular from the water. I'm telling you, it is hard to describe how amazing the views are from the water. You will not regret it if you decide to rent a private boat!
- got to sail privately with nothing more than US drivers license
- time away from crowded tourist filled shores and towns!! The water is a relaxing break from bustle of tourists on shore!!
- getting to stop and swim in beautiful water almost anywhere we wanted!!!
-the views of the coast and Capri were amazing!!!!! Did I say this already???!!!
- it's possible to sail to Positano and Capri in one day (but tight for time because this is a good distance)
- fuel is not a problem. Boat had huge tank more than enough for whole day
- boat comes with cooler which is hard to find in sorrento so don't worry about bringing one. Just bring cold drinks and snacks.
- the boat we rented was easy to drive and handled well in sea even with a few bigger swells near the end of the day as the wind picked up
- nautica sic sic staff are very organized and helpful. They explained where we could moor if we wanted to get off for lunch ( instead we did a picnic lunch and swimming in a very quiet cove just on the boat!!). Was amazing!!

We all agreed this was our best day in amalfi coast region. Was an amazing once in a lifetime experience!!! Rent a boat from nautica sic sic. You will LOVE it!!!

Thank aaront774
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I rented a boat to explore Capri and the Amalfi coast for the day. Definitely one of the most fun and memorable experiences we have ever had. All of the employees we came in contact with were great, very friendly and knowledgable. We will definitely be repeat customers when we visit sorrento again!

Thank Chrissy L
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