During the tourist season from the beginning of April to mid-October, you can join one of the many boat tours which depart from the towns along the Amalfi Coast for Capri.
You can also join different types of day trips to Capri:
Mini-cruises are full day trips which depart from a number of ports along the Amalfi Coast in the morning and return in the late afternoon.
These tours circumnavigate the island of Capri so passengers can admire the coast, broken up by stops in Marina Grande or Marina Piccola for passengers to disembark and explore the island by land.
The boat also stops at the Blue Grotto so passengers can visit this famous sea cave if they wish.
Average price for a mini-cruise to Capri : EUR 35 per person.
These boat tours use a traditional gozzo boat, common on the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts, which is similar to a small speedboat but made of wood and with a large sundeck on the bow. A gozzo can fit from 8 to 12 passengers and tickets are sold to each individual passenger at an average price of EUR 70-90. This is a great way for a couple to enjoy a boat tour without having to spring for a private gozzo rental.
These semi-private, shared tours depart at 10 am and sail towards Capri passing the Li Galli islets, where there is a stop for a swim. The route passes "Tiberius' Leap", the closest point on Capri to the mainland. The trip continues by circling the island, with stops in the small coves for a swim.
The tours stop in Marina Piccola or Marina Grande, where passengers can choose to disembark to explore by land, stay on board, relax on the beach, or dine in one of the waterfront restaurants. In the late afternoon, a stop at the Blue Grotto is scheduled.
The average price of a semi-private boat tour to Capri: EUR 80.
Ticket prices usually include a traditional mozzarella and tomato panino caprese and water, beer, and soft drinks.
This is the most convenient type of tour, with a private boat rental or charter including skipper during which passengers are free to set the duration and route. You can reach Capri from Positano with a stop at a seaside restaurant, a sail around the island, and a visit to the Blue Grotto in the lesser crowded late afternoon, sailing back to Positano just in time for a sunset cocktail. This is perfect for couples on a honeymoon or a group of family or friends.
Average price for a boat rental with skipper: EUR 400