Things to do in Capri

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Our most recommended things to do in Capri

Capri: Island Boat Trip and Blue Grotto Visit

1. Capri: Island Boat Trip and Blue Grotto Visit

Set sail from the port at Marina Grande and enjoy a relaxing cruise around the rugged coast of Capri. See the highlights of the glamorous island as you pass the historic Punta Carena Lighthouse and the legendary Bagni di Tiberio (Baths of Tiberius) near a former villa of the Roman emperor. Pass the sea caves of the White Grotto and Green Grotto, named for the color of the water and the light effects of the sun. Admire the impressive sea stacks of the Faraglioni rocks and get lots of information about the island from your skipper along the way. Enter the famous Blue Grotto through a small entrance and continue to a large cave under the sea, where you will be amazed by the intense blue of the water caused by a natural phenomenon involving the sun.

Capri: Island Sightseeing Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

2. Capri: Island Sightseeing Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

Let views of Capri take your breath away on this scenic cruise from Marina Grande to the Blue Grotto. Stop at the Blue Grotto and purchase a ticket to enjoy the cave's ethereal blue light. Cruise past sights like the Natural Arch, the Green Grotto, and the Scugnizzo Statue.  Hop aboard the comfortable boat which includes amenities like a bathroom. Settle into your seat and enjoy the vibrant colors of Marina Grande from the water as you depart. Feel the sea breeze in your hair as you gaze out at cliffs covered in verdant Mediterranean scrub. Get up close the Faraglioni rock formation, the Natural Arch, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Have some free time to buy a ticket to enter the Blue Grotto. Take in the grandeur of the Villa Malapart and snap a picture of the lighthouse of Punta Tragara.  Wave back at the Scugnizzo Statue at Punta del Capo and see the area called Tiberius' Leap where it is said that the ancient emperor sent disobedient servants over the cliff. Cruise past the resort town and sheltered beach of Marina Piccola. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour with visit to the Blue Grotto

3. From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour with visit to the Blue Grotto

Sail along the Sorrento coastline to see the quaint fishing village of Marina Grande and an ancient Roman villa dating back the first century BC. Discover the beauties of Capri like the legendary Faraglioni Rocks, the Green Grotto, the Blue Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Swim in the famous crystal-clear blue waters. Explore the island at your own leisure and enjoy three hours of free time to visit the city center. Return to Sorrento at around 3:30 PM.

From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4. From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Sail to the island of Capri from Naples on a hydrofoil. Explore the colorful streets of Capri and see the Piazzetta and the Gardens of Augustus. Hear the history from your guide and enjoy a traditional lunch. Be picked up at your hotel or other agreed meeting point in Naples and transferred to the port. At the port meet the professional guide who will accompany you on your visit to the enchanting island of Capri. The hydrofoil ride to Capri will take around 40 minutes. The first stop on your guided visit to the island is Marina Grande. Head up to Anacapri by minibus, a short and fun trip that affords marvelous views. Take a stroll in the famous Piazzetta, known as the lounge of the world, and the place to be seen for movie stars and VIPs since the times of la dolce vita in the 1950s and 60s. Your guide will tell you all about the island and its history and lead you to the Gardens of Augustus, and along the charming Via Camerelle, Via Tregare, and to the village center. Stop for lunch at a typical local restaurant, where you’ll enjoy the pleasant and refreshing local flavors. After lunch you’ll take in the celebrated views of the Faraglioni, a sight cherished even by Roman emperors. At the end of the visit the guide will accompany you back to Naples, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel or meeting point.

From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

5. From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

Embark on a guided tour of the island of Capri and visit highlights, including the Blue Grotto and Mamma Mia Road. Meet your guide at the port of Naples and head by fast ferry to the beautiful island of Capri. Arrive at the island's main port, the picturesque Marina Grande. Visit the Blue Grotto if weather permits and follow the breathtaking Mamma Mia Road to the second-largest center on the island, Anacapri. Soak up the views and explore its narrow streets and charming piazzas.  Next, travel to the main town of Capri and La Piazetta, the vibrant center of the island. Pass bustling hotels, restaurants, and open-air cafes before finding a spot to sit and relax in the warm sunshine. Enjoy some time to explore on your own before returning to the Marina Grande.

From Sorrento: Full-Day Trip to Capri and Blue Grotto

6. From Sorrento: Full-Day Trip to Capri and Blue Grotto

Explore the beautiful island of Capri on a full-day guided tour from Sorrento. You will uncover the stunning beauty of the Blue Grotto, Anacapri, and the panoramic views of the Bay of Naples before heading for lunch. After meeting your local guide, embark on a high-speed boat towards the Island of Capri. When you arrive on the island, take a boat ride to the popular and dreamy Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto). You will see where the sunlight passes into an underwater cavity and shines through the seawater, creating a magical blue reflection. After returning to the port board a minibus for a scenic drive to Anacapri, 918 feet (280 meters) above sea level. See wonderful views of the Bay of Naples before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch.  Next, take advantage of some free time to explore Capri at your leisure or go shopping. Then you will return to Marina Grande and embark back to Sorrento.

Positano: Boat Tour of Capri with Drinks and Snacks

7. Positano: Boat Tour of Capri with Drinks and Snacks

Sail to the stunning island of Capri on a full day boat tour from Positano. Snack on a delicious dry snack from the minibar, drink some sparkling Prosecco, and try homemade Limoncello. Choose from a range of boat options that suit a range of group sizes. Start from Positano's main beach where your skipper will welcome you onboard the boat. Cruise around Capri and skirt the Amalfi Coast on this tour. Have the freedom to customize your tour. You can decide to spend a few hours on the island, or find some choice swimming spots. See the three small Li Galli islands where, according to the legends, Ulysses met the sirens. Arrive in Capri where your skipper will show you all the numerous points of interest around the island such as the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Faraglioni Rocks. Purchase a lunch at one of the restaurants just a few steps from the sea. In the late afternoon, sail back to Positano while tasting an unforgettable homemade Limoncello.

From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

8. From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

Enjoy a full day at sea on a private boat tour from Positano. Climb aboard and choose how to spend your time on the water. Head south along the Amalfi Coast or cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Capri, the choice is yours. Admire the striking landscape and jump in for a swim. Capri Cruise Option Navigate north from Positano passing Nerano, famous for its blue flag beaches. Stop for a refreshing swim and continue to Punto Campanella, where the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast meet. Then, cross the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of the Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Capri, circumnavigate the entire island, stopping at the Blue, White, and Green Grottoes. See the private villas of the rich and famous, along with Casa Malaparte and the historic lighthouse. Cruise past Marina Piccola to sail through the rock formations of Faraglioni. Experience the island from the boat or dock for some free time on land for an extra fee. Amalfi Coast Cruise OptionHead south from Positano and admire the lagoons and caves that line the rugged coastline. Make a stop to swim or simply lounge on the beach. Pass the beautiful fishing village of Praiano, where century-old traditions are still maintained. Reach the hidden lagoon of the fjord of Furore, then continue to Conca dei Marini to sail under Sophia Loren's former villa. Get an up-close view of the beachside apartment where Jackie Kennedy spent her Amalfi Coast vacation. Stop in bustling Amalfi for a chance to stretch your legs and get some lunch. Sail toward Atrani, Italy’s smallest village, or visit the enchanting towns of Ravello and Marmorata to see a waterfall that once powered a paper mill. Finally, arrive at the laid-back villages of Minori and Maiori, observe some Roman ruins, and discover one of the most famous pastry shops on the Amalfi Coast.

From Sorrento: Capri Guided Boat Tour with Lunch

9. From Sorrento: Capri Guided Boat Tour with Lunch

Embark on a boat tour of Capri's coast from Sorrento and admire views of the Blue Grotto and Faraglioni Rocks. Enjoy a light lunch with plenty of time to swim, snorkel and explore Capri. Transfer from your hotel to the port and board the boat. Then, cruise along the coast of the mainland, and stop for a swim before heading across the Bay of Naples to Capri. A favorite resort for intellectuals, artists, and writers, discover the magical beauty that attracted them. Cruise around the island to see its most beautiful sights, such as the White Grotto, Natural Arch, Green Grotto, Punta Carena Lighthouse, and famous Faraglioni Rocks where adverts for Dolce & Gabbana were filmed. Pass one of Capri’s most popular attractions at the Blue Grotto. Next, stop to swim and snorkel in the beautiful waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy some free time to stroll the main square of Capri, or to admire Augustus Gardens. Relax on the boat and top up your tan, or swim from your semi-private boat while admiring the beauty of the island from the sea.

From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

10. From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

Set sail from Piano di Sorrento and cruise along the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Admire the fishing village of Marina Grande and see the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna before passing a natural waterfall that flows from the rock. Cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to discover the magnificent sea caves of the Marvelous Grotto, White Grotto and Green Grotto. Admire the Paleolithic-age Arco Naturale and contemporary Casa Malaparte along the way. Pass the Faraglioni rocks and the Punta Carena lighthouse and get some time to swim and snorkel in the sea. Enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks served on board the boat, and enjoy 3 to 5 hours on the island at leisure. Use the provided map to create your own adventure before you sail back to Sorrento. Enjoy a limoncello tasting before disembarking at Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be taken back to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Capri

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5,427 reviews

Absolutely amazing trip. The blue grotto is something I’ll never forget. The island of Capri is beautiful, lots of shops in Capri and amazing views in Anacapri - particularly at the top of the chairlift, which is worth braving if you don’t like heights. Simona, our tour guide, was friendly, helpful, and incredibly knowledgable. I couldn’t recommend this tour enough.

It was such a good experience!! Everything was well organized, we saw Capri from all the point of views and visited the two towns. The guide Tiziana was very professional and very sweet

We have seen much more than expected. Giovanni and his crue went out of their way to make it the most memorable trip on the Amalfi coast.

It was wonderful, a really good experience of the island with a kind, funny captain. It's a must have activity in Capri!

a must do trip if visiting amalfi - also recommended adding the swimming stop