Located in the north of the island (the area is called Marina Grande), the port of Capri is the first tourist postcard that welcomes visitors arriving on the island. It's protected by two large artificial docks.
Part of the port is used for commercial and passenger traffic; instead, the tourist side welcomes the large boats of the many yachtsmen who frequent Capri during the summer. Obviously there is also an area reserved for fishing boats.
Connections with Naples and Sorrento are guaranteed all year round. During the summer, there are connections with Castellamare, Positano, Amalfi, Salerno and Ischia. There are no direct connections with Procida (you have to go from Naples or Ischia). During the winter months the connections with Naples and Sorrento are less than the period from Easter to October.
The ferry takes 50 to 80 minutes to reach Naples, while the hydrofoil takes 50 minutes. The type of ship affects travel times (fast ferry takes less time and costs more). To reach Sorrento, however, it takes 25 minutes by ferry; 20 minutes by hydrofoil.
The port of Capri is connected to the Piazzetta (center of the island) by the funicular. Also, near the port there are buses and taxis. Restaurants, bars and groceries are close to the marina.
Funicular: the Funicular is the most comfortable and fastest way to reach the port of Marina Grande. In about 5 minutes, from the Piazzetta di Capri, the heart of the island, you can reach the valley station near the port. Trains run frequently (approximately every 15 minutes) and the ticket costs € 2.00.
Bus: in Piazza Martiri d'Ungheria, about 100 meters from Piazza Umberto I (or Piazzetta), there's a bus station. To reach the port it takes about 10 minutes. The rides are frequent (approximately every 10 minutes). Tickets cost € 2.00. Also available on board with a small increase. In addition to connections with the port, buses also guarantee connections with the town of Anacapri.
Taxi: taxis are present in all the main points of interest on the island. The rates are municipal: Capri and Anacapri, the two municipalities of the island, each have their own tariff.
The ferry and hydrofoil ticket offices are located on the port of Marina Grande and are open every day except, of course, for seasonal connections.
Near the port of Capri there are many activities: restaurants; bar; pharmacy; newsstand; food; scooter rental; etcetera.
Marina Grande is the first tourist postcard that welcomes visitors arriving on the island. The pastel colors of the houses attract the attention of tourists, enthusiastic about one of the peculiar characteristics of Mediterranean architecture.
On the port of Capri there are all the activities of a modern tourist destination: ferry, hydrofoil and funicular ticket offices; information office; pharmacy; restaurants; cafe; newsstand etc.
Near the port there are also the embarkations for the tour of the island and the Blue Grotto. This often represents the first stop for the many tourists who daily land in Capri. At certain times of the year the turnout is very high with the risk that the Blue Grotto will remain (almost) the only memory of the Capri day. Therefore the choice must be carefully considered.
A few tens of meters from the port there is also the funicular which in 5 minutes leads to the Piazzetta (Piazza Umberto I) with its terrace from which you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the island. From the square you can easily reach Via Camerelle, one of the most famous shopping streets in the world, from which you can continue to the Belvedere in Via Tragara and the Gardens of Augustus.
Returning to Marina Grande, don't forget the beach. An option for those traveling with children in tow.
Obviously the things to do and see in Capri are many more than those described so far. Just to remember two others: the legendary via Krupp (if viable) and the chairlift that leads to Monte Solaro.