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Capri: Day Trips and Tours from Amalfi

Discover charming villages, luxury boutiques and spectacular natural scenery on a Capri day trip from the Amalfi Coast. Travel to Capri by boat and enjoy the glamour of this Italian island destination.

Shop in the fashionable stores of Capri town or take in the panoramic views from Anacapri. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea or cruise the coastline, checking out its most impressive bays and grottos. There’s so much to see on a Capri day trip!

How to get to Capri from Amalfi Coast?

The island of Capri is located just off the west coast of Italy in the Bay of Naples. It is easy to reach by ferry or hydrofoil, and services run regularly throughout the day.

From Amalfi Coast to Capri by car

From November to early April, it is possible to reach Capri with your car from the ferry terminals in Naples and Sorrento. However, the island is very small and has few roads, so it’s better to use public transport while there.

From Amalfi Coast to Capri by public transport

In the summer months, you can hop on the fast ferry from the Port of Amalfi to Capri. These run up to eight times daily and cost between €23 and €25 per person. The journey takes from 50 minutes to just over an hour.

Guided tour to Capri from Amalfi Coast

For a no-hassle way to travel, consider taking a guided Capri day trip from the Amalfi Coast. These laid-back tours include a local guide, pickup and drop-off from your hotel or a convenient meeting place, and all transportation for the day, allowing you to relax and enjoy the journey.

What is the typical itinerary of a day tour to Capri from Amalfi?

A typical Capri day tour will begin with meeting up with your guide and boarding the boat ready to leave for Capri. Some of the most common departure points on the Amalfi coast are the towns of Praiano, Positano and Amalfi.

You will then begin the journey along the coastline and the Gulf of Salerno, passing by picturesque landmarks on the way, including the islands of Li Galli. The boat will then head out onto the Bay of Naples and towards Capri.

On arriving at the island, you will take a coastal tour to see some of its most iconic natural landmarks such as the Faraglioni rocks, Arco Naturale and the colorful sea grottoes. See the famous Casa Malaparte and Punta Carena lighthouse.

Next, explore some of the island's picturesque coves and take an invigorating swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea if you like. Venture on shore to grab some lunch and do some exploring of Capri’s attractive towns and villages before heading back to the boat for the return journey to the Amalfi.

What kinds of tours are available to go to Capri?

There are many different excursions to choose from when picking a Capri boat trip from the Amalfi Coast. Most of the tours include a boat cruise around the island, as well as time spent ashore.

The most common tours offered are group tours and private tours. There will likely be some variation in the schedule but most are pretty similar.

Guided tours to Capri from Amalfi Coast

These are small group tours that carry up to 14 passengers and offer the best value way for couples or small groups to visit Capri from the Amalfi Coast. Depart from a convenient meeting point in Amalfi and explore the island of Capri with a knowledgeable local skipper to tour you around.

Visit all the must-see attractions on sea and land and enjoy some free time to explore the island. These tours include transport by boat and may include some extras such as drinks and snacks, but be sure to check the description carefully when booking.

Private tour to Capri from Amalfi Coast

Enjoy a guided private tour of the island of Capri with your own personal boat and skipper. Because these tours include only your group, they are the most flexible and can be customized to your own requirements.

Tour the coastline and spend the day swimming and sunbathing, or hop from bay to bay exploring towns and villages as you go. These tours offer transport by boat and usually include hotel pickup and drop-off also.

How much does a tour to Capri from Amalfi Coast cost?

The price of Capri day trips from the Amalfi coast can vary a great deal. The cheapest option is the guided small group tour of Capri which cost from around €80 to €160 per person for a full-day trip.

The private tours are a little more expensive but can actually work out cheaper if you are traveling with a large family or group. The cost is from around €920 to €2,000 per group.

What will you see and do in Capri?

On a Capri day trip from the Amalfi Coast, there is no shortage of picturesque sights to be seen. The glamorous island is located in the Bay of Naples and regularly attracts movie stars, and the rich and famous to its scenic shores.

The coastline is dotted with dramatic natural scenery such as the Faraglioni, an iconic trio of rock formations that sit just off the southeast coast of the island. There are also enchanting sea caves that shimmer with a variety of colors from deep blue and turquoise to white.

Take a dip in the island’s attractive bays or sunbathe on the beaches of Bagni di Tiberio and Marina di Mulo.

Stroll through the quaint streets of the island’s main towns of Capri and Anacapri, do some window shopping in the boutiques of Via Camerelle or check out the views from Monte Solaro.

Walk through the immaculately landscaped Gardens of Augustus where you can look down on the Faraglioni rocks on the shimmering coastline.

When is the best time to visit Capri?

The summer months are probably the best time to visit Capri to see the island at its most spectacular. This is, of course, the most popular time for tourists so you should expect it to be quite busy.

Are there any tours to Capri from other cities in Italy?

Yes, there are other tours departing from several other cities in Italy:

Travel tips

  • Book your Capri day trips in advance, as the island is very popular and some tours may sell out.
  • Wear sunscreen and a hat, as many of the tour activities will be outdoors.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget your swimming clothes, as the water can be very inviting.
  • Bring a camera to capture the amazing views, especially along the coastline and from Anacapri.