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Procida Yacht Charter

Essential Information

Address & Map


Address

Sunsail Procida
Via Roma 10
80079
Procida
Italy
 

Location

The  Island  of  Procida  is  25km  from  Naples.    From  the  main  Port  of  Naples  (Molo  Beverello)  or  the  Port  of Pozzuoli, you will find regular ferry or hydrofoil services to Procida.  The journey time by ferry to Procida will take up to one hour and by hydrofoil about 35 minutes.  The Sail Italia/Sunsail Base is located along the marina not far from where the ferries and hydrofoils arrive.  As you leave the ferry/hydrofoil, you should turn to the left and walk along the marina.  Once you have passed the church you will find our office on the right, about 20 metres further along.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Base Open Hours

Our base is open all year round.  During the main season (April –October) our office hours are Monday –Friday 09:00–13:00 and 15:00–19:00and Saturday 09:00–until arrival of last client. The hours may alter slightly  during  the  Winter  months.    The  office  is  closed  Sundays.   Our  base  manager  can  be  contacted around the clock.

Base/Shore Facilities

Procida Marina facilities include:

  • laundrette,
  • hotel
  • restaurants
  • bank
  • fuel
  • Sunsail Procida can arrange secured parking. The cost for vehicles is € 10.00 per day. Parking should be arranged in advance and requested direct by email tosunsail@sailitalia.it to check for availability.
    There are several supermarkets located near the base.

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Arrival & Departure

Airport

Naples International Airport – (Capodichino) is the suggested arrival airport, you will then need to make your way to the ports to catch a ferry or hydrofoil to Procida.  More details below.
Facilities at the airport include:

  • Money and communications:
  • A bank and a post office are located on the right-hand side of Terminal 1, very close to the terminal building. ATMs and bureau de change are located in both Arrivals and Departures Terminal 1.
  • Four Internet points are available on the first floor and in the Departures lounge, equipped with monitors, keyboards and web-cams.
  • Eating and drinking: There is a selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and snack bars at the airport.
  • Shoppping: There are a whole range of shops at the airport including a duty free shop, souvenirs, clothing, pharmacy and newsagents.
  • Taxis: Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall.
Transfers

Airport to Molo Beverello the main port of Naples is 6 kms.
From the main Ports of Naples there are two locations from which ferries and hydrofoils depart - Molo Beverello for Aliscafi/Hydrofoils and Porta di Massa for Traghetti/Ferries. These two locations are within walking distance of each other. From the Port of Pozzuoli, you will also find regular ferry or hydrofoil services to Procida. The journey time by ferry to Procida will take up to one hour and by hydrofoil approximately 35 minutes.
Please note that the last ferry crossing from Naples to Procida is at 21:55. In order to arrive in Procida in time to embark at 18:00 we would advise you to book flights or trains to arrive in Naples in the morning or early afternoon.
If your Sunsail Holiday includes our charter flight, a Sunsail representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your transfer. If your holiday is flight exclusive, we request that you send your travel arrangements to us prior to departure so we can assist with transfer details where required.
Please Note: Guests arriving separately should bring a copy of the charter contract  invoice.

Airport Naples to Procida Rome aiport to Procida 
1 to 4 pax120€1 to 4 pax350€
5 to 8 pax200€5 to 8 pax600€
9 to 12 pax240€  

 

Luggage

We would highly recommend packing prescription medicine and essential clothing (swimsuit, t-shirt and shorts) in your hand luggage as occasionally your luggage may arrive at the base after you do.
Please pack using soft-sided bags, as these are easier to store on your yacht.

Passport and Visas

Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
If your child is not already included on a valid British Passport they are required to hold their own passport.
EU Passport holders do not require a visa
Please note country entry/exit requirements are subject to change. Please check with your local government or travel office for up to date information or passeport requirements. Sunsail is not accountable for any requirement changes.

Customs and Immigration

Before leaving the airport, you will have to clear Immigration and Customs.
Passports are required by all visitors to Italy except for citizens from the following countries, who may enter Italy with a National Identity Card:
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

No Visas are required for stays less than 90 days.
There is no departure tax payable.

On Arrival

Briefing Times: Chart briefings are scheduled between 6 pm and 7 pm local time depending on arrival followed by the boat briefing.
The yacht briefing introduces you to your yacht, its systems and rigging. It is carried out individually for each yacht. It is important that all systems and equipment are fully understood. Briefings are mandatory.

Out of hour’s arrival procedure

There will be a representative at the base until 11pm who will accompany the client to their boat. The check-in and briefing will be completed the following morning.

On departure

Disembarkation: All charterers must return to base by 5:00 pm the night before disembarkation for debriefing and checks. Disembarkation is at 9:00 am the following morning.
Before departing your boat they will need to collect a debrief form from reception.
The debrief form is to let us know if you encountered any problems with the boat or broken anything during the trip, this enables us to rectify problems for the next charter.
In addition to filling in forms we also require you to bag dirty laundry and leave in the cockpit, empty all cupboards and fridges of food and throw away. Return snorkel gear and any lifejackets borrowed from reception and ensure that the boat is handed back to Sunsail in a clean and tidy state.  We reserve the right to charge for boats left less than shipshape.

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Sailing Information

Sicily Sailing Experience Level 2
Experience levels are based on sailing conditions and the length of passages within your chosen sailing area. Follow the link for more information on the sailing conditions.

Sailing Licences

To charter in Italy, there must be at least one certified skipper over 18 years old. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time.  As a yacht skipper, you are required to have an official sailing license or a certificate issued by the government of state approved organisation as detailed below:

Non –European Citizens must have a Sailing license approved in their country of origin :

Skipper is REQUIRED to have one (1) of the following:
• US Sailing - “Bareboat Cruising Course” or above
• ASA - “104 Bareboat Cruising Course” or above
• RYA - “Day Skipper Course” or above
• Or an equivalent certification issued by a government or state approved organization.
OR

Skipper is REQUIRED to have one (1) of the following:
• ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International – Prerequisites: RYA “Day Skipper Course” or similar/equivalent certification from any recognized sailing school or complete the ICC Assessment form to prove competence from previous experience.
• IPC (International Proficiency Certificate), American – Prerequisites: ASA 104 or US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”

European Citizens must have a Sailing License approved in their country of origin.
If a Sailing License is not compulsory in their country of origin they must have a Declaration from the country’s authority stating that a sailing license is not required and this declaration must be on the skipper’s name.
It is essential that you take your original skippers license or certificate with you in the event that the Port Authorities ask you to present it to them. If you do not have an official sailing license, by law the team at base will not be able to allow you to charter without an officially certified skipper onboard. 
Please contact one of our sales team to learn more!

Night Sailing

Night Sailing is not permitted; you must be moored at least one hour before sunset at all of our locations.

Cruising Area Limits

This information is provided in the chart briefing.

Mooring Fees and Taxes

Most overnight stops in this area will be either in marinas or at mooring buoys/anchor.  The buoys will cost approximately €50.00 per night, to be paid locally at each anchorage.  Marina fees start at approximately €50.00 per night and can be as much as €250.00 per night, depending on the time of the year and the size of boat.  
These are approximate prices only.

Area & Sailing

More information on the sailing in this area.

Charts & Pilot Book

All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are on board the yacht. Charts and pilot books can be purchased by mail order from the UK chandler Kelvin Hughes by contacting them direct on 02380 634911 or http://www.kelvinhughes.com.

Skippered Charter Information

The skipper’s time is booked from 12:00pm to 12:00pm in 24-hour periods. If you have reserved him for the first day of your charter and have a 6:00pm start, he will use this time to ensure he is happy with all aspects of the yacht and will be at the base to meet you upon your arrival. If you have reserved him for a later date on your charter he will start at 12:00pm on that day.

The skipper is responsible for the safety of the yacht at all times. He is not permitted to dive with you, nor leave the vessel overnight. He must conduct a safety brief with you before leaving the dock regardless of the duration of his contract with you.

For “check out charters” (anything less than the full duration of the charter) the check out skipper’s time is booked from 6:00pm to 6:00pm to allow for a meet and greet in the evening and go over basic systems, then a full day with you the next day. This skipper is required to give you a thorough briefing on all aspects of the yacht and dinghy in addition to assisting you with planning an itinerary for the trip and advising you how to contact the base, the return to base procedures and the emergency assistance procedures. It is suggested that you attend the scheduled chart brief that will be supplemented by the skipper during his time with you on the yacht. It is also suggested that you make it clear exactly what you want to cover…anchoring, docking, etc.

The skipper will be required to give you as much information as you require concerning the yacht and its systems, sailing skills and navigation in general.
The skipper fee does not include food or beverages for the skipper and are the responsibility of the client. It is suggested that you discuss this on the first day with the skipper and establish whether you will give the skipper cash for meals, whether you have included him in your provisioning or whether you will accommodate him as part of the group for meals ashore.

The skipper must have his own cabin. We prefer not to put the skipper in the bow due to the shared heads and size of the cabin. If you expect him to stay in the bow, please let us know well in advance so that we can choose the appropriate (small) skipper.
For one-day check out skipper’s it is your responsibility to get the skipper back to the base. If you prefer not to come back to the base you must pay for his expenses (ferry, taxi, etc.) to get him back to the base.

The average tip for a skipper is 15-20% of the skipper’s fee. This is, of course, at your   discretion.

More information on Skippered Charter Options.

Fuel

Available at the base
Cost:  Euros 1.20 per litre

Cool Boxes

Cool boxes are available at the base on a first come first served basis at no additional charge. Please sign these out and return them clean and undamaged otherwise you will be charged for replacement. Only one per boat.

WiFi

WiFi is available, cost is as follows:

  • €60 per week per boat (5GB) - 5 connections
  • €80 per week per boat - 10 connections

WiFi is not included in your charter price. Please contact your Vacation Planning Specialist who can add this service to your contract.WiFi must be paid for locally in Euro upon arrival.  

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Banks & Money Exchange

 
Currency

The Euro is the currency used throughout Italy.

Banks

Bank Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am-1:30pm and Saturdays: 08:30am-1:00pm (during the summer months only) ATM’s are operational 24 hours a day:

Credit Card Information

MasterCard, Visa and Eurocheque cards are widely accepted throughout Italy.
Traveller’s cheques are accepted in major Italian cities and tourist areas, however not in some very small establishments and outdoor markets..

Please Note: Bases are unable to accept personal cheques and cannot give cash back on credit or debit (Switch/Delta) cards.  

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General Information

 
Language

The language in Italy is Italian

Cost of living in Procida

Approximate restaurant prices:

  • Bottle of beer 66cl - €2.50
  • Glass of wine - € 1.50
  • 1.5 ltr of water - € 1.00
  • Starter / Entrée - € 8.00
  • Evening meal main course € 7.00 - € 15.00
  • Dessert € 3.00- € 5.00
Restaurants

There are a number of restaurants close to the base, and throughout the island that cater for every taste and every budget.  Obviously the specialities are pasta and pizza dishes but  seafood is also very popular.  The local Sunsail staff will advise you of the whereabouts of restaurants.

Gorgonia
Marina Corichella
Tel: +39 081 8101060

La Conchiglia
Via Pizzaco
Tel +39 081 8967602

Bordero
Marina Grande
Tel +39 081 810919

Tipping

Tipping is standard and expected in all restaurants / bars and for other services undertaken during your holiday. The rule of thumb is generally 10-15% of the amount charged. Some establishments automatically add this onto the bill.

Shopping

The Bay of Naples area offers numerous places to go shopping, primarily for crafts, antiques, souvenirs, and typical products of the Neapolitan and Italian cuisine. You will find local local delicacies, beautiful ceramic ware in bright colours and handmade nativity figurines. Handicraft has a long tradition in Campania and is still an important economic factor.

Hotels (suggested by Sailitalia)

Hotel La Vigna _ +39 081 8960469 www.albergolavigna.it
Hotel Tonnara _ +39 081 8101052 www.latonnarahotel.it
Hotel La Casa sul Mare _ +39 081 8968799 www.lacasasulmare.it
Hotel Savoia _ +39 081 8967616 www.procida.net/savoia/index.htm
Hotel Crescenzo _ +39 081 8967255 www.hotelcrescenzo.it
Hotel La Scivola +39 081 8967548 www.residencelascivola.it

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Electrical, Phones & Music

Electricity

The standard voltage on all yachts is 12 volts. Electricity in Italy is 220 Volts and uses the standard European 2 pin plug. In order to use electronic equipment that is 220v you will need an inverter suitable for use in a cigarette lighter.

Mobile phones

Your mobile phone may work when in Italy, but please check with your service provider for coverage details and call costs. You will need to activate international roaming on your contract.

Music/Ipods

All boats are fitted with a radio and CD player. If you wish to listen to your IPOD whilst sailing you will need to bring along an I-trip or FM radio transmitter.

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Activities

 
Car Rental

The following car rental companies are available from the airport: Avis, Eurocar, Hertz and Maggiore,   You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

www.easyterra.com

Watersports
Fishing

Sea fishing is possible from the shores, from boats and even underwater and is allowed almost everywhere without a permit.

Scuba Diving

The beautiful waters of the Bay of Naples make it a superb place for diving and snorkelling.
Procida Diving centre - Tel: 0818968385 - www.vacanzeaprocida.it
Diving Procida sub l'Isola - Tel: 0818101478 - procidasub@libero.it
The main dive centre is at Capo di Puolo which is slightly west of Sorrento. Caves and caverns abound and you will be able to see plenty of small colourful fish, seahorse, octopus, moray eel etc.  Capri offers some good cave diving with plenty of overhangs.

Snorkelling

We have a range of snorkelling gear which you may wish to use. We are limited on children’s sizes so if you have your own you may wish to bring them with you.

Walking

The island of Procida has lots to offer walkers, with its cliffs hundreds of feet above the sea, with amazing views across to Capri and the Amalfi Peninsula.

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Provisioning

Provisioning is available in this location.  More information on provisioning.

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Health & Safety

 
Illness or Injury

If you are taken ill and visit the doctor or hospital during your trip contact a member of Sunsail staff as soon as possible on either a lead boat or at a Sunsail base or Club.
If you need to make a claim for curtailment due to illness, ask the base manager for assistance and contact your insurer’s emergency medical service immediately.
Your insurance company will assist with travel arrangements, advice and payment of bills.
Obtain receipts for any medication, treatment or transport you have to pay for and submit with your claim

Safety

All yachts are equipped with adult life jackets harnesses we leave it up to you to decide when personal safety equipment should be worn.
We have a limited supply of children’s life jackets (age 4+ only) if you have your own children’s life jacket we would encourage you to bring it along.
We suggest that children who are not strong swimmers should not be allowed in a dinghy without a life jacket or buoyancy aid and that they should wear a buoyancy aid or harness when on deck.
Children under the age of 16yrs should not operate an outboard engine and should be supervised at all times when in the dinghy.

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