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Capri: Boat Trip Around the Island and Blue Grotto Visit

1. Capri: Boat Trip Around the Island and Blue Grotto Visit

Set sail from the port at Marina Grande and enjoy a relaxing cruise around the rugged coast of Capri. See the highlights of the glamorous island as you pass the historic Punta Carena Lighthouse and the legendary Bagni di Tiberio (Baths of Tiberius) near a former villa of the Roman emperor. Pass the sea caves of the White Grotto and Green Grotto, named for the color of the water and the light effects of the sun. Admire the impressive sea stacks of the Faraglioni rocks and get lots of information about the island from your skipper along the way. Enter the famous Blue Grotto through a small entrance and continue to a large cave under the sea, where you will be amazed by the intense blue of the water caused by a natural phenomenon involving the sun.

Capri Boat Tour With Stop by the Blue Grotto

2. Capri Boat Tour With Stop by the Blue Grotto

No visit to Capri, Italy, is complete without a boat tour around its turquoise waters and dramatic coastline, dotted with tiny coves and breathtaking grottoes. This Yellow Line tour is the ideal way to explore them all! The tour starts from Marina Grande and includes a visit inside all the sea caves around the island and a stop at the Blue Grotto (optional entry ticket can be purchased on the spot). The island tour lasts from two to two and half hours and includes a stop at the Blue Grotto long enough for you to transfer on a rowboat and do the visit inside. Afterwards you will come back on the boat to continue the tour. Come to pier Number 0 in the Port of Capri from 09:30 AM to 02.00 PM and you'll be boarded on the first boat available. Departures are about every 30 minutes, everyday.

From Sorrento: Capri Boat Trip with visit to the Blue Grotto

3. From Sorrento: Capri Boat Trip with visit to the Blue Grotto

Marvel at the iconic Blue Grotto, one of the most famous attractions of the beautiful island of Capri, on a boat cruise departing from Sorrento. Visit the sea cave from a small rowboat before boarding back on a bigger boat to cruise around the whole island. Swim or snorkel in the blue waters and visit Capri at your own pace. Reach the Blue Grotto, the first stop of your tour early in the morning. Enter the cave aboard a small rowing boat to see it up close and personally. This unique sea cave, formed over the millennia by the erosive action of the sea, owes its name and its beauty to the intense blue color of the crystalline water. In Roman times it was used as a marine nymphaeum. Continue your day of adventure with a tour of the whole island. You'll see the Faraglioni, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Stop for a swim or a snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy free time to visit the famous center of Capri, a city rich in archaeological and natural treasures.

From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

4. From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Take a full day cruise to Capri Island to explore its beaches, bays, and grottos. Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Amalfi and set sail along the coast of Sorrento. On the way to the island, relax on board and admire the secret grottoes along the coastline. Your first stop will be at the small waterfall of Marciano, where you can take beautiful photos and take a refreshing dip under the water.   Continuing on your way, you’ll see the beautiful secluded cove of Cala di Mitigliano, and Punta Campanella, the tip of the Sorrentine peninsula with its ancient watchtower.     When you arrive at Capri, you’ll immediately see a Roman palace, and two beautiful grottoes, the Coral Grotto and the White Grotto. Then, navigate to the Faraglioni, the symbol of the island with its cave of love. Admire the famous natural arch of Capri and Villa Malaparte, the set of famous films and commercials.   Take another dip near Marina Piccola, the most beautiful bay on the island. Take four to five hours of free time to explore the island of dreams on your own: stroll through the small towns, relax on the beach, and admire the scenery.   On the return trip, see the Green Grotto and the outside of the Blue Grotto. You’ll return to the port and be taken back to your hotel in Amalfi.

From Naples: Capri Boat Day Trip with Drinks

5. From Naples: Capri Boat Day Trip with Drinks

Soak up the paradisical views of Capri's coast as you sail on a typical Sorrento boat. Take time to swim in the glittering water before disembarking at the island to explore the shops and charming streets. Get picked up from the Star Hotel Terminus in Napoli and head to the Port of Piano di Sorrento. Board a traditional boat and make your way to the island of Capri. Sail around the island and admire the natural highlights such as the sea caves of the White Grotto, the Marvellous Grotto, and Green Grotto. Marvel at the rock formation of the Arco Naturale and see the magnificent Casa Malaparte perched on Punta Massullo. Glide past the Faraglioni rocks and lighthouse of Punta Carena and stop to swim and snorkel in the azure waters along the way. Go ashore for between 3 and 4 hours of free time in the afternoon. Explore the boutiques or enjoy lunch on the island. Savor a limoncello tasting aboard the boat before sailing back to the port, where you will be returned to the meeting point.

Capri: Private Gozzo Boat Island Tour

6. Capri: Private Gozzo Boat Island Tour

Sailing on a boat for a tour around the island of Capri is the most amazing way to explore the coastal region of this stunning region. You can admire its dramatic cliffs and spectacular rock formations as you relax in your own private Gozzo boat. Many tourists are completely unaware that the Blue Grotto is just one of a whole host of multi-coloured caves and rock formations which can be admired during a tour around the island. A boat trip around the coast of Capri also offers to its passengers the opportunity to visit bays which are totally inaccessible by land. You will discover peaceful havens far from the crowded beaches, which are the perfect places to enjoy a dip in the sea.

Sorrento: Coast & Capri Boat Cruise with Drinks

7. Sorrento: Coast & Capri Boat Cruise with Drinks

Sail to the island of Capri and admire coastal highlights, including the Faraglioni rocks, sea caves, and the Natural Arch. Swim and snorkel in the crystal water before enjoying a limoncello tasting. After being picked up from your hotel or a close meeting point, transfer to the port and meet your skipper. Climb onto the boat and set sail for Capri along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way, admire the ancient fishing village of Marina Grande, the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, the natural waterfall that flows from the rock in Mitigliano bay, and other interesting attractions along the coast. Arrive at Capri and enjoy a boat tour of the island with stops at the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Take in the spectacular views of the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. During the tour, make 2 stops for swimming and snorkeling. Take a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board including a limoncello tasting. At the end of the tour, return back to the port in Sorrento where you will be transferred back to your hotel or the meeting point.

Capri: Boat Tour Priority Tickets & Blue Grotto (Optional)

8. Capri: Boat Tour Priority Tickets & Blue Grotto (Optional)

Experience the majestic beauty of Capri by boat on a trip around the entire coast, and marvel at the caves that line the shore along with other natural features. You can choose to depart in the morning on a boat scheduled to arrive at the Blue Grotto before 13:00, when the lines can be very long. Take advantage of non-stop departures every 30 minutes from Pier 21 in the Marina Grande, and then cruise across the sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Pass iconic attractions, such as Tiberius's Leap where, according to legend, disobedient servants and undesired guests at the Villa Jovis were hurled over the cliff on the orders of Emperor Tiberius. See the stone arch of Arco Naturale, dating from the Paleolithic age, and pass the iconic Faraglioni rock formations before your arrival at the Blue Grotto. To visit the sea cave, board the small wooden rowboat and pay the additional €15 entrance fee. The visit is optional, and the lines can sometimes be as long as 2 hours. Along the way, benefit from the services of an English-speaking skipper - some also speak French and Spanish. 

Capri Island & Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

9. Capri Island & Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

After being picked up by a staff member from your hotel in Sorrento or somewhere in the Sorrento peninsula, head to the port of Sorrento where your private skipper will be waiting for you. After a few minutes of sailing, arrive at the ruins of an ancient Roman villa and then continue along the coast to Punta Campanella. When you reach Capri, the captain will make a tour of the Island and give you some information on the region. See the cliffs, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the beautiful Blue Grotto. If you wish, jump into the crystal-clear waters for a swim.  Land at the port of Capri, and enjoy 4 hours of free time to explore the island and to go shopping. Return to the boat and snorkel in the marine park of Punta Campanella, where with a little luck you might see some dolphins. The tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

10. Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

After a pick-up at your hotel you’ll meet your guide at Nerano's pier, 30 minutes by bus, and board the boat for Capri Island. The full-day journey takes you via Punta del Capo and the Baths of Queen Giovanna, and the seat of Villa Pollio Felix, the most important Roman archaeological site in Sorrento. You’ll sail along the Sorrento peninsula’s rocky coastline, Massa Lubrense and Mitigliano Bay. The scenic crossing over from mainland Nerano/Sorrento Coast to Capri Island is approximately 35 minutes. When you arrive on the island in the morning at Marina Grande Harbour you can enjoy enough free time on your own as you wish (option 1), or, for an additional cost, join the recommended visit to both main towns, Capri and Anacapri, via a private minibus skip-the-line service with your guide, to save time and see more (option 2). The 1-hour boat ride around the entire island will normally happen in the afternoon. You can choose to follow a guided tour of the island (additional cost), or discover the island on your own. At the end of the day you’ll take the boat back to Sorrento.

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What people are saying about Blue Grotto

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 652 reviews

Unforgettable experience!!! Absolutely worth every penny! Shuttle from hotel down to Sorrento then a boat trip out to Capri with unlimited drinks. The scenery was stunning and we were a small group which made it feel more personal. We received a delicious mozzarella and tomato sandwich on a delicious bun. You have 4 hours to spend in Capri. Do your research on what there is to do on Island before taking the trip! (You have 4 hours to pass). We had a great boat ride back and got to swim!! Ended with some limoncello! Very long day of activities! Loved it! Would definitely recommend. I had a shuttle down from the centre of Naples which was a very long drive. (About 1 and a half hours).

Everything about this trip was amazing. Can’t fault the experience or the team’s organisation. Mario (our captain) was an delight, he made sure to tell us about all the sights and kept us laughing all through the day! We were able to get to the blue grotto nice and early before the queues which meant we could make the most of the day. Worth every euro! Thanks again

Simply spectacular, the crew were all excellent, very friendly, they spoke Spanish, the tour was speechless, they always gave it their Ramantic touch, it really is worth doing.

Capri is beautiful. Very easy to book being in Amalfi or in Positano or Naples…

Enchanting island the Blue Grotto A marvel of nature not to be missed