I am a big lover of birthdays and as much as I love my special day planning Mark’s birthday has become a close second. As you may recall we spent both of our birthdays this year on our Italian roadtrip but I made sure on October 6th we weren’t driving but doing something extra fun. And that was our Capri Boat Trip from Positano.
Both of us love being on the water and while I knew booking a boat day in October was a bit risky weather wise I went for it – and the day turned out wonderfully. We were up early and met the boat at the docks in Positano. From the description of the excursion on AirBNB Experiences I knew there could be 10 other guests on the boat with us but luckily it was only one other couple. Coincidently they had also recently gotten engaged (she asked him!) and we got along swimmingly.
Our captain, Salvatore, took us Northwest along the Amalfi coast pointing out so many hidden spots including grown over towns, secret Airbnb’s, and homes only accessible by the sea or hour long walks. Nearly an hour in pulled into Crapola, a secret beach only accessible but the water or 700 steps down from the small town, and we went for a swim.Then it was back on the boat where we continue our journey to Capri but took a detour when we saw a pod of dolphins. They were originally on the port side of the boat about 300 meters away and after a few photos I boldly asked if we could go closer. As we approached and shut off the motor the pod – at least a dozen of them – began swimming all around the boat and it was magical to see, these photos don’t even do it justice.
Then it was on to Capri where we toured the coast, including the Faraglioni di Mezzo Islands, and got to see the red grotto, white grotto, and green grotto up close and personal. It brought me back my my middle school science days when we began talking about staglamites and stalactites and how the ceiling of one appeared blue because of the water reflection. We had enjoyed nibbles on the Capri boat tour as well as some birthday prosecco but we were ready for lunch when we pulled into the Marina Piccola. Overlooking the Lido we enjoyed an amazing seafood array (and rosé) at Da Gioa before exploring the town. Then it was back on the boat for our return journey to Positano which was was equally as stunning but no dolphins.
Would you want to go on a Capri boat tour?