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Considering going for a Capri boat tour? Cruising round the isle of Capri is among our life’s favorite experiences, so ensure that you do. Here’s what things to expect. Visit for travsel info about capri

As you tour Italy‘s Amalfi coast your gaze inevitably rests on the island in the distance. It’s the legendary island of Capri and it is best seen from the clear waters that lap its rocky shores. Undeniably, of all amazing things to accomplish in Capri, the single thing you should experience is a boat tour round the island.

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The isle of Capri is the stuff of legend and that is not just a throwaway line. The Ancient Greeks spoke of Capri in the story of Ulysses. It was off the island’s craggy shores that Ulysses resisted the temptations of the Sirens, beautiful mythical creatures who lured sailors with their deaths making use of their enchanting voices.

Rising up out from the Bay of Naples, you are feeling Capri before you even arrive. And its presence stays with you forever. The island’s majestic peaks and rocky terrain contrast with the bluest sea you ever saw. Today Capri is the playground of the world’s rich and famous and it’s obvious why.

The island has a captivating beauty that’s to be seen with your own eyes.

Sorrento Capri boat tours

You join your boat at Marina Grande if you are staying on the island or have arrived by ferry. Otherwise, a day visit to Capri that features this tour is an easy option from Naples, Sorrento and other towns on the Amalfi Coast.

In either case, your skipper takes you anti-clockwise for the tour of the island. Make sure that your camera is charged and you’re looking your glamorous best, this is the area for a million photo opportunities.

Here are some of the highlights you can expect in your boat tour of Capri.

Faraglioni seen on day visit to Capri tour

The iconic rock formations known as the Faraglioni, are some of the very most enduring images of Capri. I gasped when our boat turned round the coast towards these monoliths towering in the distance. It’s this kind of spectacular sight.

As you approach your skipper will show you with a wink that it is good luck to kiss your loved one as you move across the middle of the Faraglione di Mezzo. And so, needless to say, you do!

Punta Carena Lighthouse Capri – best boat tour of capri

Folks have lived on Capri for tens and thousands of years – even Roman Emperors. Which means you see synthetic beauties alongside the natural wonders. I loved this old stone bridge with the sea glistening beneath.

The Punta Carena lighthouse has been standing watch on the island’s south-west coast since 1866 and is considered the best place to view sunlight set on the isle of Capri.

Capri grotto tour

No filters required on these photos! The sea is truly that gorgeous turquoise colour.

In addition to the famous Blue Grotto (more on that below), Capri has a White and Green grotto where in actuality the sea changes colour reflecting the limestone in the rocky seabed and rock formations overhead.

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But did you begin to see the Blue Grotto? I hear you ask. No, sadly we did not. We saw the entrance which is that tiny opening under the shrine in the image above. Inspite of the sparkling seas, it absolutely was too rough for boats to enter. It’s advisable to set your expectations that you might not manage to go and should you manage to enter the cave, it’s a bonus. Visit for more information about capri boat and cruise tours.

I won’t lie. I was bitterly disappointed when I heard that the sea cave wasn’t included in our tour. But in the end, we chose not to go to the grotto.We enjoyed the other grottoes instead and enjoyed our time on the island.

Tours of the Blue Grotto are run separately from Marina Grande and you choose them up once you arrive on the island. It’s not possible to prebook these tours.

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