Private Half-Day Boat Excursion: Capri Island from Positano

Positano, Italy

From $1,587.74

per group (up to 8)

Select Date and Travelers

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


Travel by private boat through the heart of Capri on a private tour that explores the turquoise waters, grottos, and rock formations of this stunning region. See Faraglioni rocks, Li Galli Islands, and other landmarks and hear informative commentary about the region from your private captain. You can customize your tour to be as relaxed or active as you like, and plan for a departure that suits your schedule.
  • Private half-day boat tour to Capri from Positano
  • Stop at several idyllic locations for swimming and relaxing
  • Personalize your itinerary in consultation with your private captain

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Towels
  • Local skipper
  • Fuel, taxes.
  • Use of snorkeling masks
  • Lunch (An optional stop with many small local restaurants accessible by boat long the way)
  • Gratuities
  • Blue Grotto entrance fee of €14 per person (optional)
  • Fee to disembark in Capri main port. (Marina Grande)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Positano
    84017 Positano, SA, Italy

    Departure point in Positano is from the large cement pier next to the beach.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the Positano pier in the morning for pickup by your captain.

Step aboard your private vessel and head north along the Mediterranean coast toward the island of Capri. Stop first at Li Galli Islands, a private archipelago and marine reserve. Stop for a swim, or simply relax and enjoy the island landscape, which includes three private luxury villas high above the rocks. These islands are understood as the place where Ulysses hears the song of the sirens in Homer's Greek classic 'The Odyssey;' the islands were also once owned by the Rudolf Nureyev, the great Soviet ballet dancer. 

Next up, pass the active volcano Mt. Vesuvius as you continue across the Bay of Naples to Capri. Upon arrival, your captain shows you top sights such as the Green and White grottos, Blue Grotto, and the Faraglioni rock formations. Have time to take a dip in hidden coves and inlets.

If you get hungry, your captain can pull up at the dock of one of Capri's fine waterside restaurants so that you can enjoy a meal or refreshments (own expense). 

Spend your time on the island at your leisure. At the end of your tour, your captain returns you to Positano.

Spiaggia Grande (Pass By)

Start your private boat excursion by meeting your captain and boat at the large cement pier in Positano next to the Spiaggia Grande beach.

Exclusive Cruises (Pass By)

Exclusive Cruises will be your hosts for the day for a private 4-hour boat excursion from Positano to the island of Capri. This is a private boat tour that can be fully customized to your interests. Below is only a suggested itinerary with a selection of highlights from the day that you can experience. Note: Sights are marked "Pass By" simply because you can decide to spend as much or as little time as you would like. Exclusive Cruises will help you plan a relaxed tour custom fit to your travel desires. Here are some highlights of the experience and sights you will enjoy: - Cruise along the breathtaking coastline, enjoying the views and the Mediterranean sunshine. First stop will be Li Galli Islands, where the legendary Ulysses heard the song of the sirens in Homer's "The Odyssey". Stop for a swim around these private islands and underwater nature reserve, or simply enjoy the splendor of the three private, luxury villas perched high above on the rocks. - Cruise down the Amalfi Coast toward Capri. As you cross over to the Bay of Naples, don't miss the view of the volcano, Mt. Vesuvius, looming over the Bay of Naples as you pass. - Once you reach Capri, the captain will show you the most important sights such as the Blue Grotto, and the Green and White grottos. - Cruise under the famous Faraglioni rock formations, the symbol of Capri and the backdrop of many well-known designer advertisements. - Stop for a swim in the hidden coves and inlets and brush shoulders with the local marine life. - If you would like, you can spend some time on the island at your leisure before heading back to Positano at the end of a relaxing private boat excursion.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise ship passengers MUST include the following information: ship name, docking time, and re-boarding time.
  • NOTE: Our experienced captains monitor sea conditions continuously and are solely responsible for deeming them acceptable or not. If necessary, routes or itineraries can be changed by the captain at any time.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The boat tour will be refundable only if on the scheduled day the weather is deemed “unsafe” by the boat captain, in which case the provider will offer to either re-schedule or to honor a full refund. If the captain says that the weather and sea conditions are safe to go out, the boat tour is considered firm and non-refundable.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • You MUST contact your local provider the day before your excursion! Use the telephone number listed on your voucher and get in touch via WhatsApp, text or phone call. This is very important!
  • DISCLAIMER: Meeting point may change based on different variables. Your local provider will be in touch to confirm the exact pick up point before your excursion.
  • 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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The BEST PRIVATE Tour of the Grottos & Capri!
Michelle_H, May 2022
We’re SOOOO glad we spent a little extra money for a PRIVATE boat tour around the amalfi coast. The tour operator was very easy to contact & I got immediate responses which was very comforting as it was our first time in Positano. Our tour guide Luigi was the absolute best! He showed us all the grottos and explained everything along the way. We REALLY enjoyed our privacy & the company of our own family throughout this. We saw the other big boat tours and how cramp packed they were, and we felt like we made the right decision. We got to choose what we wanted to see & do upon a boarding the boat! Everything was stunning & we got to have lunch on Capri. Grazie Mille! We had a wonderful time!!
Response from Host, May 2022
I am so glad that you enjoyed your day with us. A private tour is such a different experience from a group tour, you can really focus on what is most important for you to see an do and what is on your bucket list. Especially with a local to show you around! Thank you and come back again soon.
We had a great time! The...
Lori_C, May 2022
We had a great time! The boat was perfect for lounging and made the ride very enjoyable. Our captain was very knowledgeable with the area and super friendly. I highly recommend this private tour. I wouldn't do it any other way.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your great review Lori! Our captains were all born and raised in this area on the water...who's better than them to give a private tour? Nobody! haha. Be well and come back again soon!
Amazing boat trip. Highly recommend...
Luz M, Aug 2017
Amazing boat trip. Highly recommend. Excellent communication from Valeria prior to excursion. Due to water conditions we changed trip itinerary based on captain's recommendations - much appreciated. He also took us to a perfect restaurant just on the water and to a wonderful spot to jump in and swim to shore.