The island of Capri is famous for many reasons. It has stunning natural beauty and delicious cuisine and is the most famous and glamorous of all the islands of Italy. There is a reason why so many celebrities anchor their yachts in Marina Grande. And that’s why you should definitely not exclude a boat tour of the island from your wish list!
Visiting Capri in spring is the right choice to make. It is the ideal time to take advantage of Mother Nature, the green is exploding throughout the island and the temperatures, not too oppressive, are perfect for admiring the natural side of Capri.
Getting on board a boat and taking a tour of the coast is certainly a great way to see the splendours of the island and at the same time spend a relaxing day. Imagine seeing the Punta Carena Lighthouse or the Natural Arch from the sea. You won’t be able to resist the sparkling blue of Capri’s waters – there’s a good chance you’ll take a dip, so get your swimsuit on!
So we just have to dive into the list of things to discover for this fabulous boat tour to Capri!
The Blue Grotto
Let’s start with the most famous show on the island. The Blue Grotto has fascinated visitors since the time of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who fell in love with it so much that he used it as a private swimming pool.
From the moment you lay down on your boat to enter this spectacular cave, you will be transported to another world where everything is reflected in shades of blue and black. You will only listen to the sound of the waves of the sea, that will turn into a song.
The Natural Arch
A palaeolithic rock formation that is about 12 meters wide and 20 meters high. It was formed by millennia of erosion and geological processes that gradually created its unique arch-shaped formation. A must when touring the island by boat!
This massive rock formation, made up of three distinct limestone stacks, is one of the first things you see heading to Capri. Three rocks 100 meters high broke away from the mainland and drifted into the sea, with the exception of one that managed to cling to the mainland.
They are called Stella, Mezzo and Scopolo and they are all famous for different reasons. Stella is the one still attached to the island by a narrow strip of land.
Mezzo, on the other hand, is the best known: this is the rock with the famous Arch of Love. It is said that if you kiss your loved one as you pass through the arch, you will be happy forever. A real claim… and unfortunately not legally binding.
Finally, there is Scopolo, the farthest away, house of a particular type of small blue lizard. On a clear day, it is possible to spot the Faraglioni from the towns of Positano and Praiano on the Amalfi Coast!
Punta Carena Lighthouse
The coast of Punta Carena is known for its lighthouse but is loved for its beach. This area is also known as one of the best places to watch the sunset in Capri.
The Punta Carena lighthouse has been guarding the waters since 1866. The waters around this coast are deceptively deep and the lighthouse protects boats and ships from the rocks scattered along the coast of the island.
The main reason for the popularity of Punta Carena is the beach, one of the best on the island, perfect for a dip in the sea. For a truly memorable visit, plan to arrive at the lighthouse at sunset, the best place on Capri to admire it!
The Green Grotto
The Green Grotto is one of the most exciting coves on the island of Capri where, thanks to the reflection of the light between the rocks and the seabed, the emerald green colour of the water inside is so intense as to make the visit unique.
It is worth swimming in it: the sensation of swimming in transparent and crystalline waters will bring great joy to your heart!
The White Grotto
One of the most elaborate geological complexes on the island is located near Punta Massullo, where Villa Malaparte stands. Two caves in one: the White Grotto, at sea level, and the Marvelous Grotto, in the upper part.
The White Grotto is so called for the colour of the tuff that dyes the sea cavity with light shades. Wide at the entrance, it narrows more and more, until it reaches a tufaceous platform where there are evident signs of the presence of man. Fishermen have known this cave for centuries, which they use as a shelter for boats during the sudden storms that hit the island.
These are our tips for visiting Capri and not to miss the emblematic and particular places of this beautiful Italian island. Book the boat tour to discover the wonderful waters of the island of Capri!