Procida, Italy

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Procida

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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

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 meters 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:

  • 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

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 http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html 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 licenses
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 organization 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!

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

Coolers
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 they will be charged for replacement. Only one per boat.

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.

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:

  • €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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Sail

About the marina

Marina facilities

  • Laundry
  • Hotel
  • Restaurants
  • Bank
  • Fuel and secured parking (EUR 10 per day)

Dock facilities
Fuel: Price available at the base. 

Cost: Euros 1.20 per liter

Sailing licenses

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.

Safety 
All yachts are equipped with adult life jackets and harnesses. We leave it up to you to decide when personal safety equipment should be worn.

Swim Safe 
For your safety and for environmental reasons, the feeding of fish is not recommended and may be prohibited in some destinations.

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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
Hotel La Scivola: +39 081 8967548 www.residencelascivola.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. 

Traveler’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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