Private Island of Capri by Boat

Badge of ExcellenceNA, Italy

From $356.73

per group (up to 4)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Nestled within Italy’s Bay of Naples, the sun-soaked island of Capri boasts natural rock formations and beautiful coastal scenery. On this tour, choose the start time to suit your schedule and explore this famous island by boat. Reach natural attractions including the Blue Grotto and the Faraglioni Rocks, and soak up the coastal views from your vantage point on the waves. Soak up the sunshine on-deck, or snorkel in the clear waters at your leisure.
  • Cruise the coastal waters off Capri with your guide at the helm
  • Snorkel and sunbathe at your leisure during your tour
  • Choose a morning, early-afternoon, or mid-afternoon cruise time
  • Includes use of snorkel equipment

What's Included

  • Free soft drinks
  • Local Sailor
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Blue Grotto entrance tickets

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza Angelo Ferraro, 8
    Piazza Angelo Ferraro, 8, 80076 Capri NA, Italy

    near Parapharmacy

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Highlight of an amazing trip!
Emma_L, Dec 2022
We went with myself, my partner, and a friend, and had so much fun! Did all of the main stops, went swimming in the beautiful blue of Capri, and had a great day! Would highly recommend the private hire - the highlight of our trip to Cote d'Azur and Amalfi Coast!
We can't wait to go again one day!
Brooke_F, Nov 2022
The booking was very easy to make, the company immediately responded to my questions on whatsapp, and our skipper took us on an incredible tour! We hit all the spot around Capri and even got to stop and swim for a bit. It was safe, secure, and a fantastic time.
Once in a lifetime experience!
Joseph_H, Nov 2022
This was one of the most magical experiences we've ever been on. My wife and I booked this excursion last week while on our honeymoon during a day trip to Capri (we were staying at Positano and took a ferry). It was just us and the skipper, a kind man named Cheerio. It really only did take about 2 hours so the timing was perfect. The boat could've easily fit another 2-3 people on there so we had plenty of room. We saw that there were some sodas and waters in the cabin below, which we think we could have had if we wanted, but we didn't want any. I'll also note that I had to change the time of our tour due to ferry schedules (I did this just over 24 hours before the scheduled time with no issues). The weather was also perfect for us, and all throughout Italy actually, with the locals saying this was definitely more summer weather than they normally would expect for October, but we made the most of it! No clouds and perfect temperatures (65-73°F for the most part). Our skipper for the day was great. Cheerio took our pictures at all the scenic locations I mention below and he pointed out all the big sights you can see from the island. Also, he was just a very kind and respectful man in general and that made the experience that much better! We didn't feel like someone was constantly "in our face" if that makes sense. It was very much just a trip for us alone. However, if you do want more of a "please tell me more about xyz sight" I'm fairly certain he'd do that if you asked. We just wanted more of a quiet romantic trip and that's what we got, with plenty of pictures along the way of course! We toured all around the island starting first ,almost immediately since it's close, with the Blue Grotto which I'll discuss in depth as it's the most popular attraction. I read a lot of reviews across the internet, and even here, saying you may end up turning away from the Grotto due to long wait times. We didn't have this problem at all. It was the last week of October, which is supposed to be the very last week of the tourist season, so maybe we were on the tail end of it? It still seemed pretty crowded everywhere we went in Italy on this trip so I don't know if that's the case. Or it could just be that it was the fact we pulled up in a private boat with only two of us? There were a number of other boats already there (some like ours and some much bigger with many people) and plenty of people waiting on line on the stairs coming via the land route as well. Maybe Cheerio just knew the guy who immediately came right to our boat when we got there to take us into the Grotto haha. Either way, it all worked out perfectly for us, and my wife even had time to change in the cabin on the boat beforehand. I'm pretty sure you can skip this whole part if you really wanted to though. The Grotto costs €14 and the row boat skippers will expect and even ask for a tip on top of that. I'd say to just tip the row boat skipper at the end without issue. It's the very rare occasion you'll ever tip in Italy, so really not much to complain about. You need to lay fully down flat on your back in the row boat and the skipper has to pull the boat in via a chain, and the boat sort of submerges very slightly, but no you don't get wet. You're in the grotto for only some minutes, and there are other boats in there with yours. The skippers all sing inside with a sort of haunting echoing vibe, in part, but I also found it a bit funny and just a lot of fun since I already knew to expect that. Our row boat skipper took our picture inside as well. Now I know what you're thinking, yes maybe this whole Blue Grotto thing might seem touristy to some, but really, when are you going to do something like this again? Just go all out and enjoy it. We did and it was a beautiful and fun time. Be aware that the sun is the reason the grotto is blue, so keep that in mind. If it's cloudy, you might not see the effect I've heard. We didn't have that issue though as I mentioned about the weather above. After the Blue Grotto, we moved on and started our trip around other parts of the island which takes the bulk of the time. We went to the heart cave, the Saints Grotto, White Grotto, Natural Arch, and even swam through the Green Grotto from one side to the other while our boat met us on the other side. The Faraglioni rocks were awe inspiring and we went right under them in our boat too. All along the way you see these beautiful natural rock formations and hollows in the island as well as many of the famous picturesque buildings and hotels (and no there aren't actually that many of these so you will experience more of the beautiful nature than anything commercial). My personal favorite highlights on the tour were swimming through the Green Grotto (seriously do it because it's this beautiful cave you go through and you can easily see fish under you with just your eyes; overall very magical and quiet) and then the Faraglioni rocks. I loved the rocks from a sort of monumental visual perspective probably most of all. Truly something you don't see too often on any given coast. I'd recommend this tour to anyone, but especially couples just looking for a little quiet romantic trip and to escape from reality for a bit, even the reality of vacationing in crowded amalfi coast towns haha. There's something really special when it's just you and the person you care about most on a trip like this taking in some of the most beautiful sights nature has to offer.
HIGHLY recommend!!
Karthik_S, Oct 2022
We had a fantastic time! We had a boat tour guide named Dilip. He was absolutely great. We requested to seee the blue grotto, to take good pictures, and for some swimming time. He was able to accommodate all of these and also show us the rest of the Capri landmarks in just 2 hours. We saw all the grottos (blue, green, white), the faraglioni, and multiple caves. We got everything we wanted out of this private boat tour, and more!!! Truly great experience.
Private tour of Capri island
Anthony_O, Oct 2022
The boat was very nice and very clean. Our captain Cino was very friendly. We even got to swim into the Blue Grotto.
Michelle_K, Oct 2022
We arrived late because of a delay in the ferry to Capri. Even so, we had almost the entire 2 hour tour, which is considerate of the tour company. However, we could not enter the Blue Grotto, which is the highlight of the experience. There were several empty row boats around us, but none would come to our boat. They just ignored our guide. He said they were all for the private boats. It was quite frustrating as this is the last stop and we would have gladly bypassed other stops to see the grotto, but that was not offered. Also, we had reserved for an English speaking guide, but ours spoken almost none. Only pointing out hotels and celebrity houses, but no history or other information.
Tour was average. No...
Prisha_C, Oct 2022
Tour was average. No major complaints but nothing standout. We were told the tour would include an option for snorkeling and the guide did not have any equipment which was very disappointing.
Love tour of Capri by private boat
Moneka_W, Oct 2022
We had a lovely time or guide was kind and took his time with us. We really enjoyed those two hours wish we could have booked it for 3 hours it was lovely!
Amazing couples private tour
Amarvir_S, Oct 2022
We loved our tour and our tour guide was very informative and kind! Our tour guide explained all the areas we were going and even willing to snap a few pictures for us!
Beautiful tour! Highlight of Capri.
Nicholas_C, Sep 2022
So amazing! Literally was the highlight of Capri for us. We’re able to do a little cliff jumping as well!
Incredible grotto experience
Melissa_M, Sep 2022
Swimming in the grotto was outstanding! Our captain was charming and we loved the wine. 2 hours was plenty of time to go around the entire island if Capri.
As advertised. Awesome experience!
Kent_F, Sep 2022
This was a private tour for up to 6 people as advertised. Our captain David was very pleasant, relaxed, and shared lots of information about the Island. Swimming through the Green Grotto was an experience not to miss!
Great day sailing around Capri
P_D, Sep 2022
Our family of 4 booked a 2 hour private boat tour around Capri. It was a great day all around. The boat arrived on time, our skipper was friendly and very informative and the views around the island were spectacular. We didn't do the Blue Grotto because the long wait on this peak summer day but the tour was still amazing and highly recommended.
Good folks who were flexible regarding weather related delays
Andrew_H, Sep 2022
A brief but severe thunderstorm came in at the time we were to depart and the folks were very nice about postponing our departure by one hour while the weather cleared up. We got lucky, the weather ended up beautiful and we had a lovely ride around the stunning island. We even got to go for a swim in a grotto! Davide was our captain and he was very friendly and spoke good English.
Irache_V, Sep 2022
Impecable service , nice boat . Easy booking , great sightseeing , expert captain , beautiful service
Ricky_S, Sep 2022
Very well organised, very friendly and informative and was definitely the best part of our trip to Capri!
Mustafa_Z, Aug 2022
Very professional, the boat, the staff and the whole experience. Highly recommended when you visit Capri.
Slightly disappointed
Malika_B, Aug 2022
A Capri boat tour is a must! So the experience is wow in itself. However there was to be an English speaking driver which there wasn’t and also the opportunity to see the blue grotto which we were not told would not be included on the day. Please check all this before you confirm
Capri by boat a must
Linda_R, Jul 2022
Captain Costanzo was awesome. Great views, swimming by the Grottos and he was great at explaining the different grottos and key points of the island. Great way to experience Capri without the crowds and from a water view!
Soarin’ on the waters
Lorenda_O, Jul 2022
Had an amazing time!! The weather was lovely, the water beautiful as ever. We stopped to swim and dip in the water. I would totally come out and do this again. No disappointment. The only thing I would change is to have life jackets for those who can’t swim although they had the lifesaver and the tube floatie. Amazing experience though. Caught some waves too!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello Lorena, we are very glad you enjoyed and liked our island. We don’t need to change anything as we have by law 8 life jackets, lifesaver donut and all the safety equipment even for those who know how to swim. The floaty tubes are just to help some people that like to swim far from the boat. You just needed to ask and you would have had one lifesaver jacket :)