Gianni's Boat
The service was faultless and Gianni gave me some really invaluable insider information about the island!
Giamma, Trip Advisor
Gianni's Boat
Gianni's boats are fantastic, and so is he: always friendly, helpful and professional
P.B., Trip Advisor
Gianni's Boat
A sensational swim and wonderful wine. Thanks Gianni, you couldn't have done a better job!
Villaocsia, Trip Advisor
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Want to discover Capri on my boat?

Ciao, I'm Gianni and I'm a sailor, a very special kind of sailor! The holidaymakers who board my boat are not passengers but friends, friends eager to explore the sea surrounding Capri.

I'm a lucky guy. I do the thing that I love most - sailing the sea surrounding Capri - every single day! And with my boat service, I get the chance to share this love with people from all four corners of the world!

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The sea surrounding Capri, a family passion

When I first started sailing around the island of Capri in my boat, it was to have fun rather than to make a living. And I certainly had fun! In the 1990's, I became famous for my "Gozzo Parties", which drew the crowds from all over Italy. At the time, I was studying economics at the University of Naples but I soon realized that the financial world was not for me and that all I really wanted to do was sail. That's when I decided to transform my favorite hobby into my job and Gianni's Boat was born.

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Today I have 5 gozzi sorrentiniboats: with sun deck and awning, mini bar, safety jackets for adults and children and plenty of comfortable cushions (which my mum, Rita, insists on washing - by hand!)

I couldn't do what I do without the help of my family. A family which, instead of blood, has the salty water of the sea running in its viens! We came to the island of Capri on holiday many years ago and, we loved the place so much, we decided to stay here.

My dad owned a Riva Acquarama motorboat in which, from the tender age of 16, he sailed the seas of the Bay of Naples. One of my uncles, member of the Italian Naval League, had the honor of being the skipper for members of the British Royal Family and Jackie Kennedy, when they visited the Bay of Naples. Another uncle was a champion canoeist.

the sea, a family passion

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Sul Mare Sul Mare

The promising actor Dario Castillo spent the summer on board with Gianni to prepare for his role in this film set on the Mediterranean.

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Gianni's Boat
Useful information
Where is Gianni's Boat?
My operational base and meeting point for passengers is the Caffè Augusto in Marina Grande. Here my customers can sit and enjoy a coffee prior to departure, use the bathroom facilties and even pick up a free map of the island. I like to collect my customers here because I know how good the service - and the cakes and icecreams - are! If you are not in Capri yet, and are going to arrive on the island by hydrofoil, give me a call and I'll come and meet you on the arrival dock with a card with "Gianni's Boat" written on it.
How much does a tour cost?
To receive a quote, send me an email, describing what you would like to do during your day at sea and how much time you have available, and I'll send you a personalized offer. Rest assured, my prices are among the most competitive on the island!
Will I have to pay a deposit when I book?
No, I don't ask for any kind of deposit. For me, the best guarantee is your desire to discover Capri.
How many people can sail on your boat?
Up to 7 passengers can travel on my traditional gozzo boat. I also use luxury motorboats, which have a capacity for as many as 12 passengers each. For larger groups, I can organize a tour using a small fleet of boats (the resulting procession of boats is quite spectacular - so don't forget your camera!)
How can I pay?
You can pay in cash or with any of the major credit cards. If you decide to pay by credit card, I'll accompany you to my house in Marina Grande, near to where the famous movie starring Sophia Loren was filmed. We won't need to enter: I'll get my mum Rita to put the POS in a basket and lower it from the balcony - at which stage, we can proceed with payment!
Which languages do you speak?
I speak Italian, English and Portuguese. Whichever language we end up using, you can be sure I'll soon start chatting away and revealing my secrets about the island of Capri...
I'm travelling with my pet dog, can I bring him onboard?
Sure, I love animals and, when it's not too hot and my passengers agree, I bring my own Volpino dog, Nutella, with me.
And if it rains on the day of the excursion?
When the weather conditions are uncertain, I always contact customers so that we can decide together whether or not to sail. I'm flexible: we can move the date of the excursion or cancel it altogether - if no other dates are suitable. In any case, no charges will be made.
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