Capri Island Boat Ride with Swimming, Sights, and Limoncello

Is there anything better than a Capri Island Boat Ride with Swimming, Sights, and Limoncello? The tour guides are gracious, the music is relaxing, and there is more than enough food and drinks to keep you sated. You can see some of the Island’s most alluring sites from the safety of a Sorrentine Boat.

The boat, on its own, makes for a calm and satisfying journey. But you can also participate in the water activities on offer, including swimming and snorkeling. The schedule might seem tight on some occasionsת but only because the Captain wants you to see as many of the sights of Capri Island as possible.

 


Important Information

Duration of the tourDuration: 2 hours approx 

LanguageLanguage: English & Italian

TravellersMaximum Passengers: 12


   Itinerary Capri island    Itinerary

What does a typical Capri Island Boat Ride entail? Well, in most cases, you can expect to see the following:


Meeting Point

You’ll start at La Vela Di Schettino Agnese
There, you’ll meet with your guide and group 10 minutes before starting your boat tour at the entrance of Porto Turistico, right outside of the Bar La Vela. The exact address is Piazza Angelo Ferraro, 12, 80076 Capri NA.


1. Pass By: PTC Marina Di Capri

The journey starts at the marina where an assistant will meet you before guiding you to the dock. The marina is just as magical as the rest of the island. The waters are a deep enchanting blue hue. And you have a decent view of the dramatic craggy coast.

The marina is situated in a natural cove. The sea currents are present but they are manageable because the marina is protected from the wind by the artificial breakwaters. All the modern services and amenities you might want are within easy reach.

For people arriving at the marina, the bus terminal is just around the corner. Though, some people prefer taxi services. Either way, the marina is the perfect starting point for anyone that wants to see the island’s most famous attractions. 

Get around Capri by Boat

2. Pass By: White Grotto

The White Grotto is the first major stop. This is a cave that got its name from the white stalactites and white layers of calcareous material found in and around the cave. The White Grotto has an upper cave and a lower cave. You can’t reach the upper cave, not without great difficulty. One of the most notable aspects of the White Grotto is a stalactite that looks like the Virgin Mary.

If you’re not sure whether or not you want to take this tour, you should know that you cannot visit the White Grotto without a boat.

Boat tour to White Grotto in Capri

3. Stop: Green Grotto

While you only pass by the caves of the white grotto, you will actually enter the Green Grotto. Like the White Grotto, the Green Grotto is a natural sea cave that has a dreamy green light that filters through the water, creating a magical atmosphere.

The Green Grotto has a sinister past. Pirates from the 1500s would use it to ambush any ships that passed. It was originally called the ‘Cave of the Turks’. But by the 19th Century, it had become a popular tourist attraction. Like the White Grotto, you need a boat to visit the Green Grotto.

The cave can only support a small number of small boats. So, depending on the time of year, you might have to wait for other people to enter and then leave before exploring the Green Grotto.

Boat tour at Green Grotto in Capri

4. Pas By: Natural Arch

The Natural Arch was a Grotto and it was quite deep and high. What remains isn’t as impressive as the original Grotto but it is still worth seeing. Experts believe that the arch originated in the Paleolithic Era. Today, it attracts photographers from all over the world who use it to capture amazing seascapes.

You can reach the Natural Arch by foot from the Grotta di Matermania. But the Capri Island Boat Tour offers you an equally appealing opportunity to see it.

Natural Arch Capri boat tour

5. Pass By: Villa Malaparte

Villa Malaparte is a vibrant picture of contemporary Italian architecture, an imposing crimson structure situated on the cliffs of Punta Massullo. With a backdrop featuring the blue waters of the sea and the Mediterranean countryside, Villa Malaparte offers one of the most gorgeous views in the region. The villa was built in 1943, though no one knows the identity of the designer.

Capri boat ride Villa malaparte

6. Pass By: I Faraglioni

You have probably noticed that many Italian postcards feature images of these rocky spurs. The geological formations were sculpted by the water and the wind over a period of several million years. Anyone who wants a closer look at them must take a boat ride.

Capri boat tour I faraglioni

7. Pass By: Punta Carena Lighthouse

The lighthouse, which is situated on the Southwestern coast of the island, was built in 1866. It is still active even today. Though, it doesn’t necessarily look its age, not from a distance, because it has been repainted. The lighthouse watches over the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Capri Boat tour punta carena lighthouse


8. Back to the Starting Point

When the tour is over, the skipper will bring you back the the starting point at the La Vela Di Schettino Agnese


When is the Best Time to Do the Boat Tour?

During the Day: The best time is after midday but before 3 PM, especially in the summer. The sea gets rough after 3 PM. The early afternoon is also attractive because the heat gives you a great excuse to go swimming and snorkeling.

During the year: The best time to enjoy the beauty of Capri is from mid-April to the end of June and from September to mid-October. The weather is more pleasant and there are fewer crowds. July and August, the place is full of tourists and prices are higher.


What is Included

  • Experience skipper
  • Delicious snacks
  • Snokerling gear 
  • Bottled water
  • Non alcoholic and alcoholic bevarages

What is exluded

  • Hotel Pick up and drop off

Who is the Tour For?

This tour is suitable for anyone who wants to take a leisurely approach to their adventure on the island of Capri. Whether you prefer slower, more relaxing fun or a little bit of excitement in the water, the boat tour has something to offer you.


Why You Should Do This Tour?

The tour has a flexible booking option. You can glide around the island as you study natural and manmade wonders that you couldn’t possibly explore on land. The presence of a professional skipper and guide makes the journey an educational one. You have snacks on hand, not to mention a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


Pros
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Snacks and beverages (champagne, limoncello, beer, water, etc)
  • Well organized
  • Swim and Snorkel in the clear blue water of Capri
  • Great tour for anniversaries and honeymoons.
Cons
  • Wheelchairs have no access
  • The Blue Grotto is not included due to the long waiting time

Tips

  • If you get seasickness on a boat, you should bring some remedies such as Dramamine or wrist bands.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to protect from the sun
  • Put your swimsuit under your clothes so you’ll be ready to swim when you get on the water. 
  • Carry a dry bag to protect your belonging from the water
  • Wear non-marking and slip-resistant flip flops or sandals on the boat to avoid slipping and leaving marks on the deck.

Conclusion

The Capri Island Boat Ride is everything you expect and more. It provides a fascinating blend of adventure and relaxation. There is no better way to tour the coast of the island than by boat. The food is delicious, there are plenty of swimming opportunities, and the guides are helpful and knowledgeable. The boat ride is worth every penny you have to spend to secure your spot.

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Have you been on this boat tour? If so, you are welcome to share your experience in the comments below.

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Daniella has been passionate about travel and nature for many years. As a child, she frequently traveled throughout the Mediterranean and continued with her journeys throughout her adult life. Her experiences have created the desire within her to share her love for travel with other passionate and adventurers who want to discover beautiful horizons and new cultures.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Hey thank you for the awesome review!  Capri Island boat Ride looks amazing to me, and it is definitely something my wife and me would love to do!  I prefer sight seeing, and she would prefer swimming (I can’t swim so I would be too terrified of something like that).  That being said, do you think it would be something a kid could enjoy too?  We have a little girl.

    • Hi Jessie,

      Sure, this boat tour is children friendly. You or someone of the family just need to have an eye on her as it is a trip on the water.

      I hope it helped. Let me know if you need more info. I’ll be more than happy to assist.

      Thank you for the comment, and I wish you a great day!

  2. Wow. This is a mouthwatering account of a seaside tour that is so beautiful. I know I would enjoy the White and Green Grottos and the availability of on shore dining and entertainment. Maybe most people know but I know and have to ask “Where on the world map is this island and what language is spoken?’ Thanks for the introduction

    • Hi JJ,

      Capri is situated in Italy and the language spoken is Italian and English.

      I hope it helped.

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a lovely day

  3. I have always fancied the idea of taking a boat tour. Something, perhaps, relaxing with some country music. From what I have gathered so far from this article, I might have to start considering Capri Island. I might actually enjoy touring the coast of the Island as well as some delicious food and beverages. Thanks for sharing

    • Hi Rhain,

      Sure, you’ll definitely love the boat tour as it offers so many delicious snacks and drinks for you to have the best moments ever!

      If you have any questions. Please let me know, I’ll be more than happy to help.

      Thank you for the comment and I wish you a lovely day!

  4. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review of Capri Island and explanations are given.

    I have heard many times about Capri Island it seems to be a very beautiful island so I decided to visit it with my lover. I read a lot of articles on the internet about what we could do on the island, this is the best article I read.

    Thanks again and keep in touch!

    • Hi Raz,

      I am glad you found the article useful. I am sure you and your lover will love this place!

      Let me know if you need more info. I’ll be more than happy to help.

      Thank you for the comment and I wish you a lovely day!

  5. Hi Daniella

    The Capri Island are such a beautiful  area at the Biscay of Naples and you make it sound so wonderful, especially when you are travelling by boat. So much activities that you can do and so many sights to see that you hope that you can do it in the time available to you. I am glad that you found  the food to be excellent as Italian food is off the scale. It is a shame that the blue grotto is off the tour but then again you cannot have everything.

    I noticed that you say that the tour may not be suitable for wheelchair users, so can you visit Capri if you are disabled?

    Thanks

    Antonio

    • Hi Antonio,

      Glad to see you again on my website!

      Sure a disable person can visit Capri even by boat, but it depends on which one. For example, Catamarans are spacious; therefore, can welcome wheelchairs. So this is something to take into consideration.

      I am glad you asked this question

      Let me know if you need more help. I’ll be more than happy to assist.

      Thank you for the comment, and I wish you a lovely day.

  6. Hello there,thanks for this awesome article it would be of great help to the public a it has been of help to me.i must say that I have heard a lot about Capri island and all it fabulous location for water enjoyment.i like the number of places available for boat rides to but I want to ask how is level of response for water related emergencies.

    • Hi Ben

      I am glad you found the article helpful!

      In answer to your question, there are more accidents on the road than on the water. There is all the equipment required for safety and skilled skippers onboard the boat. Also, if the weather doesn’t permit to sail, the trip will be canceled and refund. So there is nothing to worry about:)

      I hope it helped. Please let me know if you need more info. I’ll be more than happy to assist.

      Thank you for the comment, and I wish you a lovely day!

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