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Procida Travel Information & Planning Guide

Base Location
SailItalia

Nearest Airport
Naples Airport

Provisioning Service
Online Provisioning 
Store Available

Cruising Licences
A formal licence 
is required

Find everything you need to prepare for a charter in Procida. From important base information to required documents for international travel, you can use this information as your guide before and during your charter. Don’t forget to pack a copy to take with you. 

Plan

Before you go

Address

Sunsail Procida
Via Roma 10
80079
Procida Italy

Our Procida base is located at Marina Procida, west of the Bay of Naples. Procida, is the smallest of the Neapolitan islands. It is the ideal starting point for cruising to beautiful scenery and cultural centres. Nearby you can find Capri, Ischia, Sorrento, Amalfi and the Pontine Islands.

The Island of Procida is 25km from Naples. From the Port of Naples, Molo Beverello and 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.

Please note that this base is operated by our Franchise partner Sailitalia.

Base hours
Our base is open all year round. 

During the main season (April –October) our office hours are:
Monday – Friday: 9:00–13:00 and 15:00–19:00 
Saturday: 9:00am – until arrival of last client
Sunday: closed

The hours may alter slightly during the Winter months.  
Our base manager can be contacted around the clock.

Language
The official language in Italy is Italian.

Cost of living
Approximate restaurant prices:

What to bring

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.

It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. Sunsail cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.

Please note country entry/exit requirements are subject to change. Please check Foreign travel advice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for the latest information before you leave. Sunsail is not accountable for any requirement changes.

Customs + 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.

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 licence or a certificate issued by the government of state approved organisation as detailed below:

Non –European Citizens must have a Sailing licence 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 organisation.
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 Licence approved in their country of origin.
If a Sailing Licence is not compulsory in their country of origin they must have a Declaration from the country’s authority stating that a sailing licence is not required and this declaration must be on the skipper’s name.
It is essential that you take your original skippers licence 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 licence, 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!

Luggage + packing list
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.

What’s on board

Cell phones
Your cell 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 iTrip or FM radio transmitter.

TVs

Please note: there are no TV’s on our yachts in Italy. 

Drone
The use of flying drones may be restricted in some areas. For current drone regulations in this destination, please visit https://uavcoach.com/drone-laws-in-italy/

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 220 volts you will need an inverter suitable for use in a cigarette lighter.

WiFi
WiFi is available, cost is as follows:

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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Go

How to get there

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:

Transfers
Airport to Molo Beverello, the main port of Naples, is approximately four miles.

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 Naples, Molo Beverello and 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 Vacation includes our charter flight, a Sunsail representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your transfer. If your vacation 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 pax210€1 to 4 pax630€
5 to 8 pax265€5 to 8 pax820parcheggio Pozzuoli:Parcheggio LM di Mario Della RagioneViale dell’Europa unita 16, Pozzuoli, 80078Email: lmparcheggio@gmail.comTel: 3806977557Whatsapp: 3509522489parcheggio Napoli:Garage Turistico SrlVia Alcide De Gasperi 14, Napoli, 80133Email: info@garageturistico.itTel: 0815525442Mobile: 3397630326www.garageturistico.it€
9 to 12 pax315€  

Boarding time + checking out

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 hours
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

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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Sail

About the marina

Marina facilities

Dock facilities
Fuel: Price available at the base. Cost: Euros 1.20 per liter

Sailing licences

Experience level
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.

Click here to view the sailing requirements in Italy. 

Sailing grounds

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

The skipper is responsible for the safety of the yacht at all times. They are not permitted to dive with you, nor leave the vessel overnight. He or she must conduct a safety brief with you before leaving the dock regardless of the duration of the 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 6pm-6pm to allow for a meet and greet in the evening and go over basic systems, then a full day with you the next day.

The 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. We suggest that you attend the scheduled chart brief that will be supplemented by the skipper during his or her time with you on the yacht. We also suggest that you make it clear exactly what you want to cover: anchoring, docking, etc.

The skipper fee does not include food or beverages for the skipper and this is your responsibility. We suggest that you discuss this on the first day with your skipper and establish whether you’ll provide cash for meals, whether you’ve included him or her in your provisioning or whether you’ll accommodate him or her as part of the group for meals ashore.

The skipper must have his or her own cabin. We prefer not to put the skipper in the bow due to the shared head and size of the cabin. If you expect your skipper 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 skippers, it’s your responsibility to get the skipper back to the base. If you prefer not to come back to the base you must pay all expenses (ferry, taxi, etc.) to get him or her 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.

Sailing area restrictions
This information is provided in the chart briefing.

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

Charts + pilot books
All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are on board the yacht.

Moorings fees + 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.

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.

Swim Safe 

Swimming is often a fun and important part of a vacation. However local rules, flag systems, currents and where swimming may be permitted, can be different and vary from country to country. Snorkel vests, Life Jackets and Diver Down flags are all available on board. 

Children:

Be aware of your surroundings

Look out for others

Do not overestimate your ability

Safety

All yachts are equipped with adult life jackets, harnesses, snorkel vests & diver down flags. You can see all this equipment demonstrated in our online safety briefing, and we strongly recommend that you make use this equipment during your holiday. This safety equipment will be displayed in the saloon of your boat on boarding – If you have any questions feel free to ask our base staff during your briefing. 

We have a very limited supply of children’s life jackets on base so highly recommend that if you are travelling with children, you bring their own. This ensures that children have correctly fitting jackets that are comfortable for them.  

Children should not be allowed in the dinghy without a life jacket or buoyancy aid and should wear a buoyancy aid or harness whilst on deck. 

Children under the age of 16 should not operate an outboard engine and should be supervised at all times when in the dinghy. 

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Eat

Provisioning

Sunsail Provisioning
This destination offers online provisioning. All provisioning orders should be placed no later than 7 days prior to the charter start date. Visit store.sunsail.com to order.

Dining

Restaurants
There are a number of restaurants close to the base, and throughout the island that caterfor 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

La Pergola, La medusa, La Lampara, Albatross and Girone are also good options.

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

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Shop

Around the base

Hotels

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

Naples hotels

Hotel Royal Continental: +39 081 245 2068 www.royalcontinental.it
UNA Hotel Napoli: 
+39 081 563 6901 www.unahotels.it
Grand Hotel Oriente: 
+39 081 551 2133 www.grandhoteloriente.it
NH Ambassador: 
+39 081 410 5111 www.nh-hotels.it
Hotel Mercure Anggoino Napoli Centro: 
+39 081 552 9500 www.mercure.com
Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo: 
+39 0817970001 www.mediterraneonapoli.com
Hotel San Pietro: 
+39 081 286 040 www.sanpietrohotel.it

Currency
The euro is the currency used throughout Italy.

Credit card information
MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted throughout Italy. 

Traveller’s checks 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 checks and cannot give cash back on credit or debit cards.   

Banks
Bank opening hours are Mon-Fri from 8.30am-1.30pm and Saturdays from 8.30am-1pm (during the summer months only). ATMs are operational 24 hours a day.

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 delicacies, beautiful ceramic ware in bright colors and handmade nativity figurines. Handicraft has a long tradition in Campania and is still an important economic factor.

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Play

Things to do

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.

From this year, no cars are able to embark on the ferry to come to the Island of Procida.

However you can drive to Naples and park your car in a Garage near to the ferry port. We suggest using the following parking garage:

parcheggio Pozzuoli:

Parcheggio LM di Mario Della Ragione

Viale dell’Europa unita 16, Pozzuoli, 80078

Email: lmparcheggio@gmail.com

Tel: 3806977557

Whatsapp: 3509522489

parcheggio Napoli:

Garage Turistico Srl

Via Alcide De Gasperi 14, Napoli, 80133

Email: info@garageturistico.it

Tel: 0815525442

Mobile: 3397630326

www.garageturistico.it

Coord. geografiche:

40°50’30”N – 14°15’20”E

tel. +39 081/5525442

mobile +39 339 7630326

www.garageturistico.it

info@garageturistico.it

You can book online or via email. Please tell them you are clients of “Sailitalia”.

Walking
The island of Procida has lots to offer walkers, with its soaring cliffs offering amazing views across to Capri and the Amalfi Peninsula.

Culinary and wine flotilla
Join us on a unique flotilla experience where you can taste the local Italian cuisine and sample the very best wine produced in the region.

Find out more about our Procida culinary food and wine flotilla.

Water toys + sports

Fishing
Fishing is not permitted.

Scuba diving
The beautiful waters of the Bay of Naples make it a superb place for diving and snorkeling.

Diving Procida sub l’Isola: Tel: +39 (0)818101478 , email: procidasub@libero.it

The main dive centre is at Capo di Puolo, which is slightly west of Sorrento. Caves and caverns abound and you’ll see plenty of small colourful fish, seahorse, octopus and moray eel. Capri offers some good cave diving with plenty of overhangs.

Snorkelling
We provide fins, however you will need to purchase or bring your own masks.

Kayaks & SUP’s
Explore our world of water by kayak and reach places that you never even knew existed.

Kayaks €180 per week (one man) and SUP’s €200 per week

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For more information on what’s included on your yacht, please view the full list here.

Sailing conditions

Max temp
(°F)
Min temp
(°F)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Ustica (Sicily)
January464610322E
February48486117E
March59465617E
April64524715NW
May725789NW
June776418NW
July8468514WNW
August8468313E
September79647416E
October705711814E
November575714721ESE
December505011219E

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