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6 BEST Capri Boat Tours from Positano [2023]

Planning a day trip to Capri? Read on to find the very best Capri boat tours from Positano, including options for all interests and budgets. 

One of the most popular day trips from the Amalfi Coast is the charming island of Capri. And it’s certainly not by chance! Located a 1-hour boat ride from the coast, Capri offers all the elements required for a memorable excursion.

From turquoise waters in which to swim and snorkel to fashionable boutiques, seaside restaurants, viewpoints boasting glorious vistas, and a very social hotspot: the Piazzetta of Capri.

While spending a few days on the island is a magnificent way of exploring it (and I recommend you do so if you have the time and budget for it!), it’s usually visited in a single day from the mainland.

That’s why planning a perfect day in Capri is very important to make the most of it, and why I bring you this list of the very best Capri boat tours from Positano

Check them out and take your pick to enjoy a memorable trip to Italy’s most celebrated island.

👉 Wondering why you should trust me? I’m a native of Bologna, Italy, with a decade of experience in helping millions design their ideal Italian getaways. I’ve honed my skills in selecting the most fitting activities and ensuring you partake in only the best tours that Italy has to offer.

I generally use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours around the world. I especially recommend them for their great cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

OUR PICK: The BEST Capri Boat Tour from Positano

The very best boat tour from Positano to Capri is this Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island, which offers a full day out in the sea. You’ll be picked up at a meeting point and taken to the port, from where you’ll set sail to the glorious Bay of Naples and the glamorous island.

Skirt around the island to admire it from every angle, cruise past its famous grottoes and the Faraglioni rocks, and jump into the crystal-clear waters during the swimming stops. You’ll also get free time on land to explore Capri’s main sights and be provided with snacks and a light lunch aboard the boat. 

Boat Excursion Capri Island: Small Group from Positano

📝 This tour includes: Transportation from Positano, boat trip, snacks, lunch, bottled water, and a professional skipper. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Other Great Capri Tours from Positano

▶️ With the Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Tour by Boat you’ll skirt past the Sorrentine Coastline, which offers striking views of the rugged cliffs and colorful seaside villages. Your boat will then head toward Capri, cruising around the island and some of its main natural attractions, including the grottoes and the Faraglioni. 

After docking at the port, you’ll have a few hours to explore on your own, checking out the island’s landmarks and chilling at the beach. The tour includes swimming and snorkeling stops, snacks, drinks, and a map to help you navigate Capri better. 

📝 This tour includes: Transfers from Positano, boat trip, a professional skipper, snacks, and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ This Full-Day Positano to Capri Boat Tour is one of the most comprehensive tours from Positano. As it reaches the island of Capri, it passes by the Faraglioni rocks, the Natural Arch, and the White Grotto. You’ll enjoy a swimming stop at Marina Piccola, and get to add an optional visit to the popular Blue Grotto, a choice that the top pick doesn’t offer. 

You’ll then make the most of your free time in Capri, exploring the island at your own pace for close to 4 hours before heading back onboard for a glass of Prosecco and snacks. 

📝 This Capri tour from Positano includes: Boat trip with a professional skipper, a glass of Prosecco, snacks, soft drinks, towels, onboard showers and toilet, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Boat Tours from Positano to Capri

▶️ This Private Positano Boat Tour to Capri – Top Sellers caters to you and up to 7 of your friends or family members, ensuring a very intimate and personalized experience. You’ll be struck by the spectacular views of the coastline as you depart from Positano, and escape the crowds by swimming in sheltered coves. 

As you make your way from Positano to Capri by boat, you’ll cruise past the popular Bagni Regina Giovanna attraction, the astounding Natural Arch formation which dates back to the Paleolithic Age, the impressive Faraglioni, and the beautiful grottoes. The itinerary, however, is fully customizable to suit your interests!

Snacks and drinks will be provided onboard for an even more enjoyable experience. 

Private Capri Boat Tour Top sellers

📝 This Positano to Capri private boat tour includes: Boat trip, use of snorkeling equipment, drinks, snacks, and towels. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ This Private Boat Tour from Positano to Capri is the perfect option for big groups, as it accommodates up to 12 passengers. The boat is equipped with a shower and toilets for your convenience and sets sail from Positano to grant you unparalleled views of the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples before you leave them behind on your way to Capri.  

Cruise around the Faraglioni, stop at the striking Blue Grotto (own expense) and get your comfy shoes on to wander around the island of Capri and its charming towns for a few hours. Back onboard you’ll enjoy snacks and drinks, enjoying the scenery as you return to Positano. 

Capri Private Boat Tour from Positano

📝 This boat tour to Capri from Positano includes: Boat trip, snacks, drinks, towels, use of snorkeling gear, and all fees. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Hop on a stylish Gozzo Jeranto 950 to enjoy a Private Boat Trip to Capri from Sorrento – Gozzo Jeranto 950 in the uttermost style. You and up to 11 friends will get to sunbathe on the deck as you sip on a drink and munch on snacks, passing by some of the most spectacular sceneries in the region. 

Sail past the Faraglioni rocks, the Marina Piccola, and the famous grottoes – which you can choose to visit – before stopping on the island so you can explore it at your leisure. The best part is that you’ll get to customize the itinerary, including all the stops you want and skipping the ones you’re not interested in. 

Benefit from your skipper’s knowledge of the area to enjoy the best swimming and snorkeling spots, and relax at the end of the day as you sail back to Positano. 

Capri Private Boat Tour from Sorrento, Positano or Naples - Gozzo Jeranto 950

📝 This tour includes: Boat trip, a professional skipper, hotel roundtrip transportation, drinks, snacks, bottled water, and towels.  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Capri Boat Tours from Positano FAQs

How long is a boat ride from Positano to Capri? 

The boat ride to Capri from Positano takes close to 40 minutes. 

Can you do a day trip to Capri from Positano? 

Yes, you can absolutely visit Capri on a day trip from Positano, either with a tour or by taking the ferry on your own. 

Is it worth going to the Blue Grotto? 

Capri’s grottoes are incredibly popular, the Blue Grotto being the most famous and the most impressive one. You can book a Blue Grotto tour from Positano, Sorrento, or Capri, and while it can be very crowded in peak season, I think it’s worth checking out. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.