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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.

Capri: Boat Trip Around the Island and Blue Grotto Visit

2. 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.

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

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

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

9. 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

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 624 reviews

I had one of those Murphy morning days were everything that could go wrong went wrong. Luckily this company made it a wonderful day. Once I found out that I was going to miss my boat to Capri, this company did everything they could to salvage my day. Long story short I missed the boat and wouldn’t make my tour. I called the company and they were very understanding and went above and beyond to get me to see the blue grotto and the tour of Capri by sea. They were not obligated to do it, but they did. That was very nice of them. So I definitely, whether jaded or not recommend this company not only for their efforts, but the beautiful tour that they managed to get me to. I thought everything was about the blue grotto, but actually, the tour was very much worth the price I paid and so much more. Beautiful views and also great relaxing experience. Highly recommend this company and tour. Beautiful scenery and great information provided. Thank you for making my day!

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.

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