Capri by boat: everything you need to know

Capri by boat: everything you need to know

The magical island of Capri is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Serving as the backdrop for countless social events, movies, and fashion photography, Capri is renowned for its crystal clear sea water, secret grottos, and breathtaking views. A private boat tour around the Capri island is an unforgettable experience, thanks to the privacy and intimacy of a privileged excursion.
In this article you will learn everything you need to know about how to organize a perfect boat tour.

Pros of exploring Capri by boat

As Capri features rugged coastlines, hidden inlets, and grottos, choosing a boat tour allows you to easily visit places that are otherwise unreachable. Boat tours are chosen by tourists every year to explore these interesting spots and to enjoythe peace of isolated caves.

Total privacy 

Enjoying a relaxing and intimate atmosphere is one of the main pros of a private boat tour. This means that you can get away from the hordes of tourists that crow Capri every year. Moreover, the additional services of a private boat tour will improve the excursion quality.

Customized itinerary

Planning your Capri tour with a boat company allows you to customize the itinerary according to your own liking. The variety of solutions gives you the chance to add excursions to surrounding towns, to go snorkeling, to swim, or to do other activities, spending a relaxing day between a drink and a little tan.

 What to see during a Capri boat tour

Blue Grotto

A timeless, charming attraction, the Blue Grotto is one of the most well-known symbols of Capri and is renowned for its deep blue waters. Only accessible by sea, the grotto offers an unforgettable natural scenery. 

Green Grotto

Also known as “dei Turchi”, the Green Grotto is worth a visit due to its enchanting emerald green hues. Located after the Arcera Cape, also this grotto is reachable just by sea. 


When you look at Capri from a distance, you can admire how impressive the Faraglioni are. They are three sea rocks sticking out of the Mediterranean and the most famous symbol of Capri. A must-see for anyone taking a Capri boat tour, going through the Faraglione di Mezzo natural arch allows you to take incredible photos. 

Marina Piccola

Marina Piccola is another well-known and appreciated attraction of Capri. The ideal place to swim and sunbathe, it is a bay renowned for its turquoise waters and view on the Faraglioni.

 Villa Malaparte

This villa is a must-see for historic and picturesque sight lovers. Villa Malaparte is located on a headland and is famous for its unique architecture which is fully visible from the sea. 

Useful tips for a Capri boat tour

It is really essential to choose an experienced and reliable boat tour company that can meet your needs. A reliable tour operator will allow you to spend a free-hassle excursion without worrying about transfers, itineraries and long waits. In order to choose the company that best suits your needs, you can see online reviews as well as their websites to check the services they offer.
Last but not least, do not forget to read their cancellation policy.

Book in advace

Capri is really overcrowded in summer. It would be really difficult to organize a do-it-yourself tour during that period. Choosing a boat tour company will help you to have a smooth experience and to visit all the attractions you wish.

Do not forget the essential accessories

In order to enjoy a relaxing day, it is useful to know what services are provided by the tour company and what items you do not have to forget. It is important to carry with you solar protection cream, hat, sunglasses, swimming suit, and a change of clothing.  Do not forget your camera / smartphone to immortalize the most memorable moments of your tour.

The early bird catches the worm

Starting early in the morning will allow you to make the most of your experience and have time to sightsee some tows, having lunch in local restaurants and other activities that will turn your day in an unforgettable memory.

Make the most of your skipper

One of the benefits of choosing a boat tour company is the skipper. He is not there just for sailing. He is a precious source of local history and curiosities, useful to discover this amazing land.

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