Day trip to Capri, Italy
Planning a vacation to Southern Italy and thinking about scheduling in a day trip to Capri? Accessible from either Naples or the Amalfi Coast, Capri is a destination made for complete relaxation and exciting discovery! As legend has it, share a kiss with your love under the Faraglioni Arch’s of Love and enjoy a love that lasts forever!
How to get to Capri from the Amalfi Coast
My husband and I stayed in Ravello along the Amalfi Coast and took a ferry from the Amalfi port to Capri. Before arriving to Ravello, we stayed in Naples and considered going to Capri while we were there. However, after a bit of research, it turns out that getting to Capri is a lot faster from the Amalfi Coast than from Naples. From Naples, the ferry ride is closer to two hours, while the ride from Amalfi is less than an hour.
In the Amalfi Coast port there are quite a few ferry ticketing offices. Tourists constantly take ferries between the neighboring towns of Positano and Sorrento. Most ticketing booths offer round trip tickets to Capri with plenty of time and date options. Since the destination is about 45 minutes away from Amalfi, the tickets are close to 25 Euros per person each way. I know, the ferry tickets for a day trip to Capri are a bit pricey, but it is so worth it!
Spend the day at Sea during a day trip to Capri
We decided to spend our day trip to Capri on a romantic and private boat tour. After some Googling, we ended up booking our tour with Gianni’s Boat Tours and really enjoyed the experience! For a little over a three hour private tour, the cost was just above 200 Euros. Once we arrived to Capri from Amalfi we had an hour to spare before meeting up with our guide from the touring company. We popped into Bar Aprea, a little touristy spot near the marina, and sipped on a delicious Limoncello Spritz. Afterward, we met up with a representative from Gianni’s Boat Tour at a nearby bar and they treated us to a drink before taking us to the boat.
Our experience with Gianni’s Boat Tours
On the boat were provided towels, a cooler for drinks, noodles for swimming, and complimentary beer & limoncello! Our charming Italian skipper spoke great English and shared interesting facts about the grottos. He offered to take us to the famous Blue Grotto, but mentioned the wait is often over an hour. We opted not to go as we wanted to spend more time exploring than waiting in line! Throughout the tour, we stopped in alcoves and had several opportunities to swim! While sailing between areas, he played Italian songs and truly made the day about us!
How to get back to Amalfi from Capri
Since we purchased our return tickets ahead of time, we had to leave at a certain time. However, if we could do it over again, I’d wait to purchase our return tickets as we wanted to stay and explore after the tour! On the ferry ride back, be sure to sit on the top deck! It’s such a beautiful view and makes for a relaxing ending to the day! We even picked up a mini bottle of limoncello before the ride home and sipped it the whole way back!
Fun Things to do in Capri:
Below are a few things Jason and I wanted to do, but didn’t get a chance to:
- Fontelina Beach – Famous beach with iconic blue striped umbrellas. I believe the beach is accessible by walking but much easier to get to by boat. Fontelina provides a water taxi service for an additional charge.
- Blue Grotto – Instead of taking time away from our boat tour, we would’ve made reservations with a specific Blue Grotto touring company.
What other Italian Island are worth visiting?
If you’re staying in Naples, don’t miss out on a day trip to Procida! The small island is a pastel paradise and filled with inspiring photo spots. Plus, the remote island is hardly visited by large amounts of tourists. Check out my blog post here to learn more about it! Don’t forget to consider Ischia! Although the island is larger and more crowded with tourists, Ischia boasts some of the most therapeutic thermal spas! My husband and I visited Poseidon Thermal Gardens and could not recommend it more! The thermal spa is comprised of 16 pools and Poseidon recommends experience each one (including the sea) in a specific order for ultimate relaxation!
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