The best way to experience the beauty of Capri is by sea

We are at Dock n. 0 in Capri's port!

Since 1955, Motoscafisti di Capri have been sailing visitors from around the globe around the beautiful island of Capri, Italy.

In business for over half a century, we are the company of choice for boat trips to the Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni, and around the island of Capri. We also provide an exclusive ferrying service to and from ships anchored around Capri. You're safe with us: all our boats are equipped with the latest safety equipment and covered by complete passenger insurance.

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During the winter season from November through March, the Blue Grotto is generally closed due to high winds and rough seas, which make it impossible to pass through the low mouth of the cave. On days when weather and sea conditions are mild, the grotto may open in the morning hours to the public. You can request up-to-date information about opening times at the port, or call 081 837 06 86 (Azienda Turistica di Capri).

Where to find us

As soon as you arrive on Capri, you'll see the private dock owned by the Motoscafisti di Capri, number 0.

Non-stop departures for the Blue Grotto and Trips around the Island. Tickets can be purchased just before boarding. The ticket office is located on the pier and staff will be pleased to give you all the information you'll need to ensure your day on the sea surrounding Capri is one to remember. There is free wifi for our passengers available on the pier.

The Fleet

View our boats for tours and Blue Grotto transfers. Our larger boats are also available for charters for private transfers and tours from Sorrento or Naples.

About Us

Motoscafisti Capri, Italy - skippers since 1955

For more than half a century, Motoscafisti di Capri has been the number 1 choice for boat excursions around the Island of Capri.

The Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni, the lighthouse: no trip to Capri, Italy can be considered complete without having first sailed around the island. The best and safest way to enjoy a trip on the sea surrounding Capri is to sail with the island's leading boat company, the oldest and most experienced in the business: the Motoscafisti di Capri!

Ferrying services

We are the only company on Capri authorized to provide ferrying services.

Since 1955, we have been transporting passengers, luggage, and merchandise to and from ships anchored within the port area of Capri. An exclusive ferrying service which testifies to our professionalism and guarantees the safety of all passengers.

A tale of the sea

In 1826, a fisherman from Marina Grande accompanied the German painter August Kopisch to the Blue Grotto, which, at the time, was known only to the islanders. From that moment on, news of the extraordinary beauty of the sea cave began to spread around the world and more and more visitors coming to Capri asked to see the Blue Grotto and sail around the island by boat.

In 1955, the fishermen of Capri who organized these trips decided to found a company, which would enable them to offer a truly professional service to customers. Thus Motoscafisti di Capri was born.

Our skippers

All our skippers speak English; many speak French and Spanish, as well. They are all native to Capri, and are available for anything you may need during your sail.

Our boats are insured to cover damages to people, property, and animals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blue Grotto

Does the ticket include entrance to the Blue Grotto?

No, even though some boat companies state the contrary, you will have to pay to enter the Blue Grotto separately, at the entrance to the cave. The Blue Grotto is a state-owned cultural property.

When is the Blue Grotto open to the public?

The Blue Grotto is open from 09.00 to 17.00, sea and general weather conditions permitting. Visitors enter the Grotto via a 1 meter high cavity: in rough or high seas, it is impossible to access the cave.

Is the Blue Grotto open in the winter?

Yes, when sea conditions are favorable, the Grotto is open in winter too.

Can you swim inside the Blue Grotto?

During the day, the steady procession of boats going in and out of the cave makes swimming impossible. When the Blue Grotto is closed, entry is prohibited.

How long does the trip to the Blue Grotto take?

The journey from Marina Grande, the visit to the cave, and return, will take about an hour.

Trip around the island

How long does the trip around the island take?

The trip all the way around the island takes about 2 hours and includes the stop at the Blue Grotto.

Is the visit of the Blue Grotto obligatory?

The boat will stop to allow those who want to visit the sea cave to do so. If you don't want to go inside the Grotto, you are welcome to stay on board!

Does the ticket include entrance to the Blue Grotto?

No, you will have to pay to see the Grotto at the entrance of the cave (see response to question above).

Do you offer other trips too?

Yes, we also organize trips sailing around the Faraglioni, departing from Marina Grande and arriving at the Siren's rock, where you can take a photo of the sea with the Faraglioni in the background.

Do you offer discounted rates for groups?

Yes, contact us for a quote.

Private excursions

Do you rent boats without crew?

No, we only rent boats manned by a skipper.

Is it possible to fish from the boat?

Yes, but we'll need to know beforehand so that we can reserve the right type of craft. If you want to organize a fishing trip, let us know in advance!

Can I take a shower on the boat?

Yes, all of the boats used for private excursions are equipped with soft water shower.

I'm in Capri but I haven't got any of the things I need for a day at sea, can you help?

No problem, on request we will get you anything and everything you need: swimming costumes, beach towels, face masks and flippers etc...

Do you have children's life jackets?

Of course: all our boats are equipped with life jackets for both adults and children. In addition, all our passengers are covered by our company insurance.

Transfers and charters

Do you do night-time transfers?

Yes, we are often asked to provide nocturnal transportation for customers going to a party, discotheque, or attending an important evening event. The time you go and the time you come back are entirely up to you!

I need to organize a transfer for more than 150 people. Is that possible?

For groups which exceed 150 passengers, we can organize a transfer using more than one boat. We often provide such a service for wedding parties, when the bride and groom travel on their own private boat and their guests sail on boats behind them, forming a floating procession.

Is there room on your boats for large suitcases?

Yes, when you book your transfer let us know just how many suitcases you intend to bring and we will book a suitable boat for you.