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Plaghia Charter - Full-Day Boat Tour of Capri by Aprea 7.50 Gozzo Boat

Departure from: Positano

Full-Day Boat Tour of Capri by Aprea 7.50 Gozzo Boat

from € 599 Up to 7 people

Duration 7 hours

  • Private tours departing from Positano or Amalfi
  • A traditional gozzo piloted by an experienced skipper
  • Free time to visit Capri by land
5 Excellent
Blue Sea Capri - The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri

from € 150 per boat € 160 -6%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

A sail around the coastline of Capri on board a traditional gozzo boat is the best way to see the beauty of Capri - including the Faraglioni, Marina Piccola, the lighthouse, the Blue Grotto (upon request) - and even stop for a swim in the sea off the coast.

5 Excellent
Capri Boat Service - Private Boat Tour of Capri by Traditional Gozzo Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

Private Boat Tour of Capri by Traditional Gozzo

€ 279 max 7 passengers € 300 -7%

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Imagine sailing past the tower Faraglioni, stopping for a swim in the Green Grotto, and rounding the Punta Carena lighthouse before a visit at the Blue Grotto: memories that will last a lifetime! Book your 4 hour or 8 hour boat tour of Capri on one of our charming gozzo boats!

5 Excellent
Ciro Capri Boats - Boat Tour of Capri Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

Boat Tour of Capri

from € 150 From 1 to 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Private boat tour around the island of Capri on board a traditional 7.5 meter "gozzo" boat, with a large cushioned sundeck

Blue Sea Capri - Full Day Boat Tour of Capri!

Departure from: Capri

Full Day Boat Tour of Capri!

from € 400 per boat € 430 -7%

Duration 6 hours

Relax all day on a traditional gozzo boat while exploring the most beautiful bays, grottos, and coves along the coast of Capri, with stops at the Faraglioni and the Bay of Marina Piccola. Have fun while swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise waves off Capri.

5 Excellent
Ciro Capri Boats - Speedboat Tour of Capri Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

Speedboat Tour of Capri

€ 220 From 1 to 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Experience the thrill of a boat tour around Capri on board a sleek speedboat!

Motoscafisti di Capri - Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line

€ 14 per guest € 15 -7%

Duration 1 hour

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

3.5 Very good
Amazing Capri Tour - Capri Unlimited Tour

Departure from: Capri

Capri Unlimited Tour

€ 500 per boat

Duration 7 hours

  • A full day exploring the coastline of Capri
  • All the time you need for snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing
  • An elegant and comfortable gozzo boat, stable on the waves
Capri Relax Boats - Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

€ 160 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
5 Excellent
Blue Sea Capri - Luxury Speedboat Tour of Capri

Departure from: Capri

Luxury Speedboat Tour of Capri

from € 400 up to 6 persons € 450 -11%

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Spend a half or full day on board a luxury speedboat to discover the spectacular coastline of Capri, including the Faraglioni, Marina Piccola, the Blue Grotto, and a stop for a swim in one of the many scenic coves.

5 Excellent
Capri Boat Service - Private Tour of Capri by Gozzo (2-3 hrs) + swim stop Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

Private Tour of Capri by Gozzo (2-3 hrs) + swim stop

€ 189 max 7 passengers € 210 -10%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Book your 2 hour or 3 hour boat tour of Capri on one of our charming gozzo boats and visit in the minimum time the best spots of Capri Island! You will sail along the coast, have a swim and admire all the grottoes included he famous Blue Grotto as well.

5 Excellent
Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 1 hour

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

3.5 Very good
Capri Island Tour - Full Day Gozzo Boat Tour of the Island

Departure from: Capri

Full Day Gozzo Boat Tour of the Island

€ 450 up to 7 passengers

Duration 7 hours

Spend an entire day swimming, sunbathing, and exploring Capri by sea in the company of your friendly local skipper! Donìt miss the opportunity to see the island's stunning coastline and visit its hidden corners in this all day tour on board a traditional gozzo boat.

5 Excellent
Capri Boat Service - Luxury Island Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

Luxury Island Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo

from € 179 max 7 passengers € 220 -19%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

Savor the island of Capri by sea on board a traditional boat with luxury amenities! Hop aboard our "Fratelli Aprea" gozzo or lancia boat, and we'll welcome you with spumante in crystal flutes and fresh fruit before setting off to explore the coastline's the hidden coves and clear blue waters!

5 Excellent
Blue Sea Capri - Half Day Boat Tour of Capri Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

Half Day Boat Tour of Capri

from € 250 per boat

Duration 4 hours

Spend half a day on a traditional gozzo boat exploring the most beautiful sea caves and coves along the coast of the island of Capri, stop for a dip at the foot of the Faraglioni, and leave your cares behind while relaxing on the sea off Italy's most beautiful island.

5 Excellent
Capri Day Tour - BASIC Day Trip Package Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

BASIC Day Trip Package

€ 57 per guest € 60 -5%

Duration 4 hours

A boat tour of the island with a stop at the Blue Grotto, lunch, and a round trip ticket on the funicular to Capri: this DIY day trip is simple and convenient, and lasts at least 5 hours.

Capri Day Tour - GOLD Day Trip Package Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

GOLD Day Trip Package

€ 86 per guest € 90 -4%

Duration 8 hours

The perfect day trip for a complete DIY tour of Capri

Capri Relax Boats - Full day around Capri by gozzo boat (7.80 mt)

Departure from: Capri

Full day around Capri by gozzo boat (7.80 mt)

€ 370 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
5 Excellent
Blue Sea Capri - Small-Group Boat Tour of Capri (max: 12 passengers) New

Departure from: Capri

Small-Group Boat Tour of Capri (max: 12 passengers)

€ 220 per boat

Duration 2 hours

If you're traveling with a group of up to 12 friends or family and want to take a tour around Capri by private boat, this is the tour for you! Hop aboard our traditional island gozzo and visit Capri's most iconic sights, like the Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni, and the dramatic coastline.

5 Excellent
Gianni's Boat - The MIND BLOWING 3 hour tour by traditional gozzo!

Departure from: Capri

The MIND BLOWING 3 hour tour by traditional gozzo!

€ 220

Duration 3 hours

This leisurely boat tour of the island offers you three hours around the amazing coast of Capri, relaxing and enjoying the pleasures of the island from the sea. A visit to the Blue Grotto is a must on this tour! Duration 3 hours.

5 Excellent
Capri Relax Boats - Enjoy the sea of Capri with a speedboat Itama 38

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Enjoy the sea of Capri with a speedboat Itama 38

from € 1,400 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 8 hours

  • Book your private boat in just few clicks
  • Pick up from the mainland
  • VIP service
5 Excellent
Amazing Capri Tour - Capri Smooth Tour Bestsellers Verified

Departure from: Capri

Capri Smooth Tour

€ 330 per boat

Duration 4 hours

  • Spend half a day on the waves off Capri island.
  • Enjoy a total relax on your comfortable private gozzo boat with all the amenities.
  • Let yourself be pampered by Paolo.
Blue Sea Capri - Luxury Speedboat Tour around Capri

Departure from: Capri

Luxury Speedboat Tour around Capri

€ 300 up to 6 persons € 330 -9%

Duration 2 hours

Choose luxury with this elegant tour by speedboat around the island of Capri, including the Bay of Marina Piccola, the lighthouse, the Blue Grotto, and the towering Faraglioni where you can stop for a swim in the waters off Capri.

5 Excellent
Travel Etc  - Boat Tour from Sorrento to Capri

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour from Sorrento to Capri

€ 100 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Hotel transfer and from the port
  • Boat tour of the island
  • 3/4 hours of free time to visit the island
4.5 Excellent

FAQ

Booking a boat tour of Capri

How can I take a boat tour of Capri?
There are three options:
  1. Rent a boat without a skipper
  2. Rent a boat with a skipper
  3. Join an organized group tour
How much does it cost?
  • Boat rental without skipper: from €90 for two hours, max 5 passengers
  • Boat rental with skipper: from €140 for two hours, max 6 passengers
  • Group tour: €15/person by purchasing your ticket online
Which is the best option?
If it's in your budget, the best option is a boat rental with a skipper who can take you on a private tour of Capri by sea and show you the famous grottoes while you relax on the sundeck. The biggest difference between a private boat tour and a shared tour is that you can stop for a swim when on a private tour.
I have never driven a boat. Can I rent one?
Yes, as there are small boats and dinghies which can be rented without a skipper even if you don't have a boating license. We recommend a minimum amount of boating experience to rent a boat independently, however.
How long does it take to tour Capri by boat?
On a medium boat, it takes about an hour to sail around the entire island. If you want to take your time and stop to explore some grottoes or swim, you'll need a couple of hours. Boat rental companies offer tours with a skipper that last 3 to 4 hours so you have plenty of time to enjoy your sail and take a dip. If you love to be on the water, you can book a full-day tour and have lunch at a seaside restaurant, spend plenty of time in the water, and relax for the whole day.
Which boats are used for tours?
Organized tours use large boats that can carry up to 100 passengers. The Motoscafisti tour company, however, also uses smaller lancia boats, which are traditional wooden boats that carry up to 35 passengers. Rental companies that offer private boat tours with a skipper usually use traditional wooden gozzo boats.
What is a gozzo boat?
A gozzo is a traditional wooden boat used by fishermen in Capri and Sorrento that has a large sundeck and awning.
What do I need to bring on board?
You need to bring a swimsuit and sunblock. If you would like to visit the Blue Grotto, remember that there is often a long wait and you will be moored outside the cave under the sun, so bring a sun hat and water. Private boat tours always have an ice chest on board with water and beverages.
What is the minimum age for children for a boat tour?
There is no minimum age. Children under 3 are free on Laser Capri and Motoscafisti organized tours. We do not recommend a boat tour for children who are a few months old.
Can I bring my dog on board?
Yes, small dogs are allowed on all boats. Larger dogs are only allowed on private boats, but you must arrange for your pet in advance.

Boat Tour Information

Rent a boat

Where can I rent a boat on Capri?
Most boat rental and charter companies on Capri are located in Marina Grande, the island's port and marina. This is where most private boat tours will depart from and where you can hire a dinghy or boat without a skipper. There is only one boat rental company based in Marina Piccola, on the southern coast of the island.
What types of boats can I rent?
Based on your budget and the size of your group, you can rent a number of different types of boat, including rubber dinghies, wooden gozzo or lancia boats, speedboats, and yachts. Private boat tours of the island are usually aboard Capri's traditional gozzo or lancia boats, but we recommend a larger speedboat or yacht for a transfer or tour of the Amalfi Coast or Bay of Naples. Here you can find a complete guide to renting a boat on Capri
What is the average cost of a private boat tour with a skipper?
The classic boat tour around Capri lasts 2 hours and costs around €150. In high season, including July and August, prices can increase, though there are often discounts the remaining months of the year.
How many hours should I rent a boat?
You can sail around the entire island of Capri (without stopping) in an hour, but most boat companies offer tours of 2 or 4 hours or for the full day.
A two-hour tour is perfect for those visiting the island for one day who also want to see the island by land. A full-day tour is best for those who want to stop for lunch at a waterfront restaurant or take time to swim, but can be tiring for those who are not used to being out on the water. The ideal tour is a four hour trip, which includes enough time to sail around the island, visit the sea caves, and stop for a swim.
Do I need a boating license to rent a boat on Capri without a skipper?
There are small boats and dinghies which can be rented even if you don't have a boating license. We recommend a minimum amount of boating experience to rent a boat independently, however.
Where can we go by boat in one day from Capri?
Day trips by boat from Capri can include a number of locations in the Bay of Naples, including Nerano, Positano and Amalfi, Sorrento, and Ischia...all of which are easily reached by boat.
How do I visit the Blue Grotto with a private boat or tour?
The Blue Grotto is managed like a museum, so no private boat tour includes the entrance ticket to the cave. You must purchase your ticket separately at the grotto entrance, where there is a floating ticket office.
Visits inside the grotto are possible only when the weather and sea conditions permit. On this page which explains how to visit the Blue Grotto, you can check for updated information about whether the grotto is open or closed.
If you rent a boat without a skipper, you can moor at the buoys near the grotto entrance and a skipper will come pick you up with a rowboat to take you inside the grotto.
Is there a less expensive alternative to a private boat rental on Capri?
Yes, you can join a group boat tour which navigates around the entire island stopping at the Blue Grotto. Tickets cost around €18 per person, the tour lasts about two hours, and departs from Marina Grande. The tour companies which organize group tours are Laser and Motoscafisti.

Visiting the Blue Grotto

When is the Blue Grotto open?
The Blue Grotto is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm when weather and sea conditions permit. Boats can only enter the grotto when the sea is calm and there is no crosswind or high wave as the cave mouth is only a meter above sea level.
How can I find out in advance if the Blue Grotto is open or closed?
Unfortunately, the weather forecast can only give an indication as to whether the grotto will be open or closed. For a final decision, you have to wait until the skippers arrive at the cave entrance at 9 am to verify the weather and sea conditions and check that the cave can be entered safely. For updated information about whether the Blue Grotto is open or closed for the day, check this page.
How much do tickets to the Blue Grotto cost?
Tickets to enter the Blue Grotto cost €14, with a discount for children.
How long is the visit inside?
The visit inside the grotto lasts about 5 minutes, but you can tip your skipper for additional time :)
Can you swim in the Blue Grotto?
No, it is both illegal and dangerous to swim in the grotto. That said, many people swim into the cave after it closes in the evening.
Is there a way to skip the queue to enter the grotto?
To avoid a long wait (which can reach up to two hours in high season), the best option is to leave for the grotto before 9 am so you are among the first to arrive in the morning. You can even arrive with the skippers on the first Motoscafisti boat from Marina Grande to the Blue Grotto in the morning. Midday is the most crowded time to visit the grotto.
When is the best time of day to view the colors inside the grotto?
The color is most intense inside the grotto at noon.
Can you walk to the entrance of the Blue Grotto?
Yes, you can take the bus which departs from the center of Anacapri and stops near the entrance of the grotto. Take the stairs down toward the sea where you can take a rowboat inside the grotto.
Can I buy Blue Grotto tickets online or reserve in advance?
No, you can only buy tickets for the boat transfer from Marina Grande to the Blue Grotto in advance. Tickets to enter the Blue Grotto must be purchased at the cave entrance upon arrival.

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Amalfi Coast Tours

How do I get to the Amalfi Coast?
You can reach the Amalfi Coast by car from Sorrento or Salerno along the scenic highway 163, otherwise you can reach the coast by sea from Capri, Sorrento, or Salerno.
How to I get to the Amalfi Coast by public transportation?
Ferry routes between Capri and the Amalfi Coast run from the beginning of April through October. During the rest of the year, you can take a bus to Sorrento and take a ferry from there.
Are there water taxis between Capri and the Amalfi Coast?
Yes, all the boat rental agencies offer this service.
When is the best way to visit Capri from the Amalfi Coast?
If you are staying on Capri, the best way to visit the Amalfi Coast is by boat tour so you can combine a day at sea with stops in Amalfi and Positano and enjoy the view of the coast from the sea. If you are staying in both Capri and the Amalfi Coast, book your boat tour on the day you are travelling from the island to the coast or vice versa, so you can use your day at sea as a transfer service, as well.
How long does it take to get to the Amalfi Coast from Capri?
It takes less than an hour by boat.
Can I stop to visit the villages during a boat tour of the Amalfi Coast?
Yes, boat tours from Capri to the coast include a stop at Positano and Amalfi. From Amalfi, you can take the bus or taxi up the cliffside to Ravello.
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