The gravitational settling of oil droplets solubilizing in an aqueous micellar solution contained in a capillary channel is investigated. The motion of these active droplets reflects a competition between gravitational and Marangoni forces, the latter due to interfacial tension gradients generated by differences in filled- micelle concentrations along the oil-water interface. This competition is studied by varying the surfactant concentration, the density difference between the droplet and the continuous phase, and the viscosity of the continuous phase. The Marangoni force enhances the settling speed of an active droplet when compared to the Hadamard-Rybczynski prediction for a (surfactant free) droplet settling in Stokes flow. The Marangoni force can also induce lateral droplet motion, suggesting that the Marangoni and gravitational forces are not always aligned. The decorrelation rate (𝛼) of the droplet motion, measured as the initial slope of the velocity autocorrelation and indicative of the extent to which the Marangoni and gravitational forces are aligned during settling, is examined as a function of the droplet size: correlated motion (small values of 𝛼) is observed at both small and large droplet radii, whereas significant decorrelation can occur between these limits. This behavior of active droplets settling in a capillary channel is in marked contrast to that observed in a dish, where the decorrelation rate increases with the droplet radius before saturating at large values of droplet radius. A simple relation for the crossover radius at which the maximal value of 𝛼 occurs for an active settling droplet is proposed.