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Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

1. Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

In the morning you will either be picked up from your hotel in the Sorrento area, or will make your own way to the Marina Lobra port in Massa Lubrense. Board your comfortable boat that accommodates up to 12 people and start cruising along the Sorrento coastline. Admire views of the Marciano Waterfall, before heading out to sea and towards the Island of Capri. If you select the early morning option including the Blue Grotto, you will arrive there right as it opens, avoiding the long queues. Board a small rowboat to marvel at the intense blue color of this unique sea cave, formed over thousands of years by erosion. Next, circumnavigate Capri to admire the dramatic coastal scenery of the island. See the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Faraglioni rocks, a natural arch, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Your guide will explain the wonders of Capri and its surroundings as you go. The boat will make stops at 2 different coves to go snorkeling and admire the rich marine life of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy a light lunch consisting of a Caprese sandwich or salad and your choice of drinks. The boat will then drop you off on Capri, where you will have 4 hours to discover this beautiful island at your own pace. You could do some shopping and have a drink in the charming town, or take the chairlift to the top of Mount Solaro and hike back down. Meet back at the boat and start the return journey back to the port. En route, enjoy a tasting of Limoncello, the traditional Neapolitan liqueur. Your trip will end either at the port in Massa Lubrense, or with a drop-off at your hotel, depending on the option selected.

From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour with Lunch

2. From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Sail to the island of Capri from Naples on a hydrofoil. Explore the colorful streets of Capri and see the Piazzetta and the Gardens of Augustus. Hear the history from your guide and enjoy a traditional lunch. Be picked up at your hotel or other agreed meeting point in Naples and transferred to the port. At the port meet the professional guide who will accompany you on your visit to the enchanting island of Capri. The hydrofoil ride to Capri will take around 40 minutes. The first stop on your guided visit to the island is Marina Grande. Head up to Anacapri by minibus, a short and fun trip that affords marvelous views. Take a stroll in the famous Piazzetta, known as the lounge of the world, and the place to be seen for movie stars and VIPs since the times of la dolce vita in the 1950s and 60s. Your guide will tell you all about the island and its history and lead you to the Gardens of Augustus, and along the charming Via Camerelle, Via Tregare, and to the village center. Stop for lunch at a typical local restaurant, where you’ll enjoy the pleasant and refreshing local flavors. After lunch you’ll take in the celebrated views of the Faraglioni, a sight cherished even by Roman emperors. At the end of the visit the guide will accompany you back to Naples, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel or meeting point.

From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

3. 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 and Blue Grotto Day Tour

4. From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

Embark on a guided tour of the island of Capri and visit highlights, including the Blue Grotto and Mamma Mia Road. Take the jetfoil to the island and ride the funicular to the Piazzetta. Meet your guide at the port of Naples or Sorrento and head by jetfoil to the beautiful island of Capri. Arrive at the island's main port, the picturesque Marina Grande. Visit the Blue Grotto if weather permits and follow the breathtaking Mamma Mia Road to the second-largest center on the island, Anacapri. Soak up the views and explore its narrow streets and charming piazzas.  Next, travel to the main town of Capri and La Piazetta, the vibrant center of the island. Pass bustling hotels, restaurants, and open-air cafes before finding a spot to sit and relax in the warm sunshine. Continue to the Augustus botanical gardens and get views overlooking one of Capri's best-known landmarks, the legendary Faraglioni limestone rocks. Enjoy some time to explore on your own before returning to the Marina Grande.

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.

Sorrento: Coast & Capri Boat Cruise with Drinks

6. 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 Island & Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

7. 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

8. 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.

Full-Day Capri & The Blue Grotto Tour from Sorrento

9. Full-Day Capri & The Blue Grotto Tour from Sorrento

Meet your expert local guide in Sorrento and embark on a high-speed boat towards the Island of Capri. This one-day excursion will allow you to enjoy a nice tour of amazing Capri, the island of celebrities. Sorrento is located by the sea, so it is very easy to reach the dock. Nevertheless, this tour offers you a complimentary pick-up service from a number of hotels in Sorrento which will comfortably transport you to the pier. Meet your friendly and professional guide and get ready to embark. When you arrive on the island take a boat ride to the popular and dreamy Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), where sunlight passes into an underwater cavity and shines through the seawater, creating a magical blue reflection. Important: The access to the Grotto is not always possible due to the sea level. In case the Grotto is not accessible, you'll have free time to stroll through the island, relax under the sun or enjoying shopping. After returning to the port board on a minibus for a scenic drive to Anacapri, 918 feet (280 meters) above the sea level. You’ll see wonderful views of the Bay of Naples before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch you can take advantage of some free time to explore Capri at your leisure or go shopping. Then you’ll return to Marina Grande and embark back to Sorrento.  

From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

10. From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

Set sail along the Sorrento Coast on a boat to Capri. Admire the coastal features on the way, including the Natural Arch and the Faraglioni Rocks. Stop for a swim and explore the island of Capri. Benefit from pickup from your hotel to get to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From here depart to Capri, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way admire the ancient fishermen's village of Marina Grande. Pass by the ruins of a Roman villa and a natural waterfall that flows over the rocks. Arrive in Capri and tour the island by boat. Make stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Also admire the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni Rocks, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Enjoy some stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered onboard. Take from 3 to 5 hours to visit the island by land. Then depart from Capri to Sorrento accompanied by a Limoncello tasting.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 578 reviews

Capri is a very beautiful place but it is extremely busy. We were told it has 14k residents and in peak season can get 10k visitors a day visiting this small and quaint island. The guide, Tisiana, was excellent and worked well as the traffic delays moving around the island are very challenging. Chair lift to the mountain is a must and as you would expect, cafe prices are a premium. There are many ferries across and we perhaps would just ferry ourselves next time and use local taxis to get about.

I cannot stress enough—this was one of the highlights of my trip to Italy! Every part of the day trip to Capri was beautifully organized, and we were taken care of every step of the way. They gave us time to do our own thing of course on the island, but the time spent on the boat was really magical in my view.

We had a lively friendly and informative guide and capable captain. They took us all around the coast of Capri, showed us all the grottoes and places of interest and allowed time for a swim. We also had several hours to explore Capri: wonderful!

Miguel the guide of this excursion was the best we had in the entire trip. At all times we knew where we were and he told us everything there is to know about these places. I hope you are lucky and go on this excursion with him

Excellent tour, very nice tour guides with lots of interesting information about the area