Procida, Italy

Procida essential information

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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
Sail Italia Srl
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 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.

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

Base hours
Mon-Fri: 9.30am-1pm and 3pm-7pm

Saturday: 9am-7.30pm (or until last charter)

Sunday: closed

The hours might change during winter months. 

Time zone
Time difference between the UK and Italy is +1 hour GMT.

Language
The official language in Italy is Italian.

Cost of living
The cost of living in Procida is lower than that in the UK.

Approximate restaurant prices:

Bottle of beer 66cl: EUR 2.50

Glass of wine: EUR 1.50

1.5 ltr of water: EUR 1

Starter/entrée: EUR 8

Evening meal main course: EUR 7-15

Dessert: EUR 3-5

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.

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.

Non-British passport holders should check with their local consulate direct.

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

Please note country entry/exit requirements are subject to change. Please check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the latest information before you leave.

We are not responsible for any requirement changes.

Sunsail is not accountable for any requirements 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
Click here to view the sailing requirements in Italy. 

Luggage + packing list
Luggage allowance is 20kg per person. Only one item of hand luggage per person is allowed and this must not weigh more than 5kg. For storage aboard we recommend travelling light and using folding luggage.

Lost or damaged luggage whilst flying is the responsibility of the airline and is not covered by your travel insurance. Thomson Airways carries no liability for loss or damage to valuable or fragile items packed in hold baggage however caused. You must not include in checked baggage money, jewellery, precious metals, computers, personal electronic devices, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples.

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

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

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 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

A laundrette, hotel, restaurant, public phones, bank, fuel and secured parking (EUR 10 per day). 

Parking should be arranged in advance and requested direct by email to [email protected] to check for availability.

There are several supermarkets located near the base.

Dock facilities
Fuel: Price available at the base. 

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.

Get more information on Procida's sailing conditions.

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 percent of the skipper’s fee. This is, of course, at your discretion.

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. Charts and pilot books can be purchased by mail order from the UK chandler Kelvin Hughes by contacting 02380 634911.

Moorings fees + taxes
Most overnight stops in the area will be at mooring buoys/anchor as opposed to alongside quays. The buoys cost approximately EUR 50 per night and are to be paid locally at each anchorage.

Marina fees start at approximately EUR 50 per night and can be as much as EUR 250 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 get ill and visit the doctor or hospital during your trip contact a member of Sunsail staff as soon as possible on either your lead boat or at our base. 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 and 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 16 should not operate an outboard engine and should be supervised at all times when in the dinghy.

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, 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.  

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 colours and handmade nativity figurines. Handicraft has a long tradition in Campania and is still an important economic factor.

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