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Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Positano

Boat tour + 4 free hours to visit Capri by land
See the best of Capri with a 7-hour tour
Departure from Positano

Gozzo Shared Tour

€ 100 per guest

Duration 8 hours

(115 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast Boat Tour + Stops in Positano and Amalfi
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Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco

See Amalfi and Positano in one day
Transfer from the hotel to the port
Comfortable cruise on a modern boat

Amalfi Coast boat from Naples and other options...

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Ischia, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Enjoy your day at sea off Capri on this powerful speedboat without having to compromise space or style for comfort.

Azimut Atlantis 55

From € 2,600 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(13 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Ischia, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

A spacious luxury boat with plenty of room to spread out and all the comforts. Choose the best for your boat rental on Capri!

Aicon 72 SL

From € 3,900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(13 Reviews)
Special Capri + Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Beat the crowds to the Blue Grotto
Cruise around the entire island of Capri
Time to explore on land

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

Open ticket: choose your tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Piano di Sorrento, Portici, Torre del Greco, Vico Equense

Choose pickup in Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii etc.
Free time to visit Capri on land
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat

€ 69 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours 10 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Semi-private tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Authorized guides!
Lunch included
Pick-up and drop off in Naples

Bus Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo
Bestseller

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 250 € 350 Per boat | Max 9 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

(175 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Nerano

Free time to visit Capri
Departure from Positano, Amalfi, or Sorrento
Picnic on board

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 750 € 800 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(175 Reviews)
Sorrento and Capri Boat Tour for Under 30s
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

The only tour exclusively for young adults under 30 years old
Music, beer, the final banana boat ride, and lots of fun
Boat tour all around the island of Capri + free time on land

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 89 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Sail the coastline between Positano and Amalfi
Complete independence
Small gozzo boat or rubber dinghy

Rubber Dinghy 5.70 m and other options...

From € 280 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)

Ischia Insider: Your Complete Guide

Long stretches of sandy beach, vibrant green hills, natural hot springs, luxury spas, and excellent cuisine that blends seafood classics with inland specialties: Ischia is an ideal Italian destination for those who want a carefree beach holiday where relaxation and wellness are the order of the day.

Ischia is known as “The Green Island” for its lush countryside of Mediterranean flora that covers much of its area.

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Where is Ischia?

Ischia is an island off the coast of southern Italy in the Bay of Naples, and is part of the Campania region that also includes Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Set about 40 minutes off the coast of Naples by ferry and just a few kilometers from the tiny islet of Procida, Ischia is the third most populated island in Italy and is connected to the mainland by ferry all year round. You can catch a hydrofoil to the island from Molo Beverello in Naples or a regular ferry from Calata di Massa in Naples and the town of Pozzuoli. Ferris also run to the island from Sorrento, Capri, Positano, and Amalfi in the summer.

Where should I stay on Ischia?

The island of Ischia is home to six towns: Ischia (divided into Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte), Casamicciola, Lacco Ameno, Forio, Sant'Angelo, Serrara Fontana, and Barano. The most lively are Ischia Porto, Casamicciola Terme, and Forio with its Bay of Citara and the beaches of Maronti. Those looking for a more laid-back atmosphere can opt to stay on the slopes of Mount Epomeo (Monte Epomeo) between Barano and Serrara Fontana. Sant'Angelo is ideal for a couple who want to holiday in a romantic fishing village atmosphere. There is a wide range of restaurants in all the towns on the island, most of which feature fresh fish and seafood or traditional island dishes like the famed “coniglio all'ischitana” (Ischian rabbit).

Best Place to Stay on Ischia Island

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What to See and Do in One Day on Ischia
Three Days on Ischia

Which are the best thermal springs and beaches?

Ischia is a volcanic island, rich in hot springs with sulfuric thermal waters gurgling up at different points across the island that have been popular since Roman times. The largest thermal spas are Poseidon, Negombo, and Castiglione. You have to purchase a ticket to enter these thermal parks and access about 30 different natural thermal baths at various temperatures. Free public hot springs are located in the Baia di Sorgeto, where you can also swim in sea water that has been warmed by hot springs that bubble up from the sea floor, and in Cartaromana. The most beautiful beaches on the island are Maronti Beach and the Bay of San Montano.

The Best Beaches on Ischia

What should I see on Ischia?

In addition to beautiful hot springs and beaches, the island of Ischia is home to a number of historic and cultural gems like the imposing Castello Aragonese, which dates from the Middle Ages. The small Pithecusae Archaeological Museum in Villa Arbusto, holds Nestor’s Cup (Coppa di Nestore), one of the oldest surviving examples of the Greek alphabet unearthed until today. You can also visit the beautiful Giardini La Mortella, the Torrione di Forio, and the Chiesa del Soccorso.

When is the best season to visit Ischia?

Tourist season on Ischia begins around Easter and lasts until October. The best time of year to visit Ischia is in spring and September. The busiest months are July and August, when it's warm enough to really appreciate the island's many beaches, but it can also be very crowded.
Most hotels and hot spring spas are closed between November and March, though Ischia does remain somewhat active all year long and the public hot spring spas remain open, unlike other islands in the Bay of Naples.

Inspiration

We can suggest the best tours and experiences to fit your group and travel style during your visit to Ischia!

Itineraries

Three itineraries to visit Ischia in one day

Wellness

Soak for free in these public hot springs

Itineraries

Which island should you visit? Here are our tips.

Wellness

Taking the waters in a tropical garden

Itineraries

Should you visit Ischia or Procida? Here's how to decide...

Food & Drink

Our favorite restaurants on the island

What's your dream hotel?

Choose among our selected and reviewed accommodations on the island, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

Luxury Villas - Ischia

Ischia luxury at Villa Capricorno

  1. Your private thermal infinity pool
  2. Direct access to the picturesque Spiaggia degli Inglesi beach
  3. Starlit dinners with sweeping views over the Mediterranean

5 stars luxury - Lacco Ameno - Ischia

Luxury, glamour & spa on Ischia

  1. Thermal wellness: the best of Ischia's spa tradition
  2. Lifestyle Regina Isabella: your tailor-made vacation
  3. Gourmet, Neapolitan and island cuisine - with a view of the sea
(517 Reviews)

3 stars - Ischia

Nights to remember, inside Ischia's Aragon Castle!

  1. Sleep in a monk's cell, inside Ischia's Aragon Castle
  2. The delicious Southern Italian and island cuisine
  3. The view of the sea and Ischia Ponte from the terrace
(366 Reviews)

B&B and Homes - Forio d'Ischia

Your B&B at Forio d'Ischia the combines luxury and refined style in a central location near the sea

Excellent location
Garden and terrace
Newly constructed

(24 Reviews)

4 stars - Sant'Angelo di Ischia

A beach house on Ischia

  1. Sea views from every rooms
  2. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner overlooking the coast
  3. Walking distance to the beach and spa
(217 Reviews)

5 stars - Casamicciola Terme - Ischia

Limitless luxury at the foot of Mount Epomeo

  1. The ultimate in Mediterranean luxury on the island of Ischia
  2. The world-class spa built on the site of the Gurgitiello spring
  3. Food and and wine with wow! factor
(840 Reviews)

Top sights

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The beating heart of Ischia

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The largest town on the island

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From the mountains to the sea

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At the foot of the Castello Aragonese

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Where thermal waters reign

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The smallest town on Ischia