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Tour of the island
Tour of the island
Tour of the island
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Tour of the island

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You haven't really seen Capri until you've seen it from the sea.

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Tour of Capri by Sea

Departure point: Marina Grande
Duration: about 2 hours
Price: €17 a person on a group tour. From €150 to hire a private boat.

No visit to Capri is complete without at least a few hours spent on the surrounding Mediterranean, as taking to the turquoise waters is the only way to explore its dramatic coastline, dotted with tiny coves and breathtaking grottoes.

Each day, organized group tours leave from Marina Grande, offering a tour of the island by sea lasting an hour or two (the perfect solution for daytrippers), or you can hire a private boat, with or without a skipper. Almost all the organized group tours include a stop at the Blue Grotto for those interested in visiting.

Group Tours

Important information for visiting the Blue Grotto

  • The ticket price to enter the Blue Grotto is not included in the ticket price for your boat tour. Tickets for the Blue Grotto can be purchased at the entry to the grotto and cost €13 a person.
  • In high season, the wait to enter the Blue Grotto can be as long as an hour, with no shade or refreshment stand. We recommend a sun hat and plenty of water.
  • The Blue Grotto can close due to rough seas or high winds. If you are very decided on visiting, we suggest you ask about conditions at the port before leaving on your tour.

Read more on the Blue Grotto

Insider tip

Usually tours of the island go clockwise, so if you are on a group tour, the best side from which to view the coastline is the side which faces the right.

The stops along an island tour by sea

After navigating past Tiberius' Leap topped by Villa Jovis, your tour will follow the southern coast of the island, passing beneath Casa Come Me, the writer Curzio Malaparte's island home. Soon after, you will begin to see the Faraglioni rock formations and pass beneath the stone archway. Legend holds that couples who kiss while passing through will be lucky in love...so snuggle up to your sweetheart!

After passing Marina Piccola, you will skirt a stretch of coastline particularly thick with sea caves, including the Grotta dei Santi and the Grotta Verde, which got its name from the water's emerald hue. On the horizon, the imposing Punta Carena lighthouse, the second largest in Italy, stands watch.

After leaving the lighthouse behind, the tour begins its return along the northern coast of the island, the most remote and sparsely inhabited. If you look carefully, you may spot wild goats who live among the thick vegetation as you pass. The Blue Grotto is located along this stretch of coast, and your tour will pause here to give passengers a chance to visit, if they wish.

The final stop is the Baths of Tiberius, the ancient beach house of the Roman emporer.

Capri Relax Boats - Afternoon tour by boat "Fratelli Aprea 7.80" Pick

Excursions by sea

Afternoon tour by boat "Fratelli Aprea 7.80"

Want to experience the true magic of Capri?
The best option is to book a private boat to sail around the island!
Discreet charm. The Fratelli Aprea 7.80 OPEN CRUISE is the model that more than others represents the tradition and the classic line of Gozzo Sorrentino.

By Capri Relax Boats

€ 135 € 150 -10% Per boat, up to 4 persons.

(Terms and conditions)

Gianni's Boat - Small Group Full Day Excursion to Capri from Sorrento Pick

Excursions by sea

Small Group Full Day Excursion to Capri from Sorrento

A one day long excursion from Sorrento to Capri, where to spend 3 hours strolling freely in the centre.
A small group tour with max 12 people per boat.
The boat is equipped with sunbeds, an ample canopy for shade and toilet.

By Gianni's Boat

€ 80 per guest

(Terms and conditions)

Gianni Tedesco

(Proprietario)

Bespoke Capri - The Blue Island on a Private Boat Pick

Guided tours

The Blue Island on a Private Boat

Discover Capri on elegant boats discovering grottoes and the island's unknown, that is Bespoke Capri.

By Bespoke Capri

€ 150 The cost is valid for 2-4 pax

(Terms and conditions)

Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Pick

Transport and Rental

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

Buy the online ticket, save 4 euro and skip the line!

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 14 € 18 -22% per guest

(Terms and conditions)

Gianni's Boat - Boat tour at sunset Pick

Excursions by sea

Boat tour at sunset

A romantic boat tour of the island at sunset with aperitif on board.

By Gianni's Boat

€ 180 € 250 -28% Price for two persons

(Terms and conditions)

Gianni Tedesco

(Proprietario)

Motoscafisti di Capri - Discount Voucher!

Transport and Rental

Discount Voucher!

Claim the voucher and get 2 EURO (12%) discount if you buy two island tour ticket

By Motoscafisti di Capri

12% discount Valid for two person

Valid from 15 January 2015 to 31 December 2015

(Terms and conditions)

Laser Capri - Take the tour around the island with us!

Excursions by sea

Take the tour around the island with us!

Download the coupon and purchase your ticket for the Tour around the Island at the discounted price of 16,00 euros and save 2,00 euros.

By Laser Capri

Special price € 16

Valid from 15 January 2015 to 1 January 2016

(Terms and conditions)

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Insider Tips

Camilla

(ItalyTraveller Copywriter&Editor)

Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary

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Restaurants

Lido del Faro €€

Taste the sea, savor the sunset

Tel. +39 081 8371798

La Fontelina €€€

Fish cuisine and sangria at the foot of the Faraglioni

Tel. +39 081 8370845

La Canzone del Mare €€€

Song of the sea

Tel. +39 081 8370104

Excursions by sea

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Laser Capri

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Capri Relax Boats

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Capri On Board

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Gianni's Boat

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Capri Marine Limousine

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Capri Whales

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Capri Boats The Original

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Bagni Tiberio Boats

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Capri Official Guides

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Capri Time Tours

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Bespoke Capri

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Capri On Board

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Motoscafisti di Capri

Sailing around the island, since 1955

Capri Relax Transfers

Luxury car and boat transfers