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“EXCELLENT Service - HIGHLY recommend. Great as a cruise ship excursion (from Naples)!!”
Review of Capri Relax Boats

Capri Relax Boats
Ranked #1 of 5 Transportation in Capri
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tours and transfers by sea around Capri and along the Amalfi Coast. Private gozzi boats and speedboat for a relaxing and amazing experience. Contact us!
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT Service - HIGHLY recommend. Great as a cruise ship excursion (from Naples)!!”
Reviewed July 14, 2011

We contacted Capri Relax Boats for a tour around the island of Capri via private gozzo boat (small, traditional wooden boats). It wasfabulous - I would absolutely do it again in a heartbeat. It can be done easily as an excursion from a cruise ship docked in Naples if you take the Hydrofoil. This is FAR better than a cruise ship excursion.

I have done gozzo tours around Capri before - I checked this company out and they had good reviews, and they met my (high) expectations. Andrew was very quick to respond (in English & Italian) and provided a suggested itinerary and fair pricing.

Boats can hold between 4-8 people - so you could share the cost. We had a lovely, clean boat (no toilette or changing area so come with your suit on!). Our captain lived on the island, spoke mostly Italian and some English - but his knowlege of the island and service was impeccable. We arranged lunch at Il Ricci - a cliff top restaurant next to the Blue Grotto, which I've been to several times. Very romantic - be prepared to spend >30 euros per person not including wine. The seafood and view are worth it.

The gozzo captain will take you to visit some lovely grottos and private inlets - White Grotto, Green Grotto (you can swim through), and the famous Grotto Azzurro (Blue Grotto). You must pay (and tip) the Blue Grotto staff separately. Again - cash only. Take a snorkel mask if you can...there are some cute and colorful fishes and orange corals in the little coves. Crystal clear waters, very safe.

We did this as a day trip from our cruise ship docked in Naples - it's EASY! We were able to disembark around 7:30 am and take the Hydrofoil (fast ferry) to Napoli. Andrew gave very helpful directions and even called us in the morning to see if we were ok.

The large cruise ships park in a new facility - you leave the "shop" building and walk out across the traffic circle. Walk to your left (towards the castle), and you will see a building with people around it - the Hydrofoil tickets are in the FRONT (street side). Hydrofoil schedules are posted on line (google Hydrofoil Capri) - Make sure you print one of these and take them with you. It doesn't matter which company owns the boat - but what you want is are the boats that take 45 mins to arrive. Plan your itinerary around the earliest ferry you can take, and the last one that will return you with 1 hour minimum before your cruise ship leaves. In our case, we left around 8:00am, and returned on a 4pm ferry. Our boat left at 6:30pm - we had time to poke around in the cruise terminal. One warning - the ferry tickets don't take credit cards. Have cash ready.

Perhaps you could do a shorter gozzo excursion (we did 6 hours 9am-3pm) to allow time to take the funicular up into the town and shop a little or see the sights. But I like the whole day - there is much to see and it is very relaxing. You could do that on a separate day (much better idea) so you can see the ancient Roman villa ruins and poke around both Capri and Anacapri. I think it would be hard to do both. If you have to choose - this is different and memorable. It's worth every cent - and I've been several times and it's always the highlight of my trip.

Molto gratzie (Andrew e Vittorino) per un giorno perfetto e memorabile anniversario di matrimonio 25.

Visited July 2011
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“traveling to the isle of Capri - highly recommend Capri Relax boats”
Reviewed July 17, 2009

We were on a cruise ship and decided to take the hydrofoil from Naples to Capri. Our group of 7, once we arrived the island of Capri, then went to "Capri Relax Boats" and rented one of their boats and captain for a 2 hour sail around the island. The boat was comfortable and the trip was unbelievable. At one grotto we were able to get off the boat and swim in the grotto. We also made a stop at the Blue Grotto and transferred to a rowboat to go inside the grotto (you pay right on the water before you get on the rowboat).
It was the most beautiful, wonderful excursion and we loved every minute. We didn't use the ships excursion, we just planned our own and we agreed it was the best thing! Our guide was wonderful. would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A must if visiting Capri for more than a day”
Reviewed April 4, 2007

We had a tour guide on a private boat take us around the Island, he showed us all the Grottos and beaches. We requested the blue Grotto and we were taken there and its so much nicer to wait on a boat than in a line on land. You will appreciate the beauty of the island, and most spots only accessible by boat. You can stop at the beaches or secluded areas for a refreshing dip. They have half day and full day tours. The office is off of Marina Grande, left and down from the Fumicolare. You will not be disapointed!

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