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Capri

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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.

Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

2. 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 Tour With Stop by the Blue Grotto

3. 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.

Capri: Living la Dolce Vita Boat Experience

4. Capri: Living la Dolce Vita Boat Experience

Begin your tour at the port of Marina Grande in Capri. An assistant will provide you with a detailed map of the island and will accompany you to the boat. Along the way, you will enter the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Admire the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni as you pass through the famous Arch of Love. The captain will assist you during the discovery of the island by providing you with all the information that you need to know about the beauties of Capri. There will be stops to go swimming and snorkeling and to enjoy a drink on board. At the end of the tour, you will return to the port of Marina Grande. 

From Sorrento: Capri Guided Boat Tour & Ieranto Natural Park

5. From Sorrento: Capri Guided Boat Tour & Ieranto Natural Park

Embark on a round-trip boat transfer to Capri and explore this paradisical island at your own pace. Be picked up directly from your accommodation and enjoy a hassle-free transfer. After pickup, board the boat at Marina del Cantone in Nerano for a fast, 30-minute trip to the coast of Capri Island. While on board, get recommendations on things to do in Capri from your host and learn about the history and legends of the island. Disembark on Capri and see the island at your own pace. Choose to visit the world-famous Piazzetta, browse the luxury shops, or soak up the views from the Tiberio Gardens and Monte Solaro. Follow the quieter alleys of Anacapri or make your way to the Blue Grotto. After, take the scenic route back to the mainland. Admire highlights as you sail Capri full circle, including the Green Grotto, the lighthouse at Punta Carena, the Faraglioni (a natural arch overlooking the sea), and the White Cave. Then enter Ieranto Bay, the marine protected natural reserve, a pristine inlet located directly across from Capri and guarded by two Saracen Towers. It holds such beauty that, according to one legend, the Sirens chose it for their home. Return to Nerano in the evening.

From Positano: Full-Day Boat Trip to Capri

6. From Positano: Full-Day Boat Trip to Capri

See everything the island of Capri has to offer on a full-day excursion by boat with an expert guide. Enjoy a small-group experience along with the perfect combination of a guided tour and free time to explore. Get picked up at the Parking Mandara in Positano and head to the port of Piano di Sorrento. Set off on a comfortable and elegant boat along the Sorrento coast to Capri. Along the way, you'll pass the ancient fishing village, Marina Grande, and the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna. You'll also get to admire lovely rock formations and waterfalls. Upon arrival to Capri, tour the island first by boat, making stops at the Marvelous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto, admiring the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena along the way. Enjoy a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks on board. Next, it's time to tour the island on foot, with 3 to 5 hours to do as you please. Your departure from Capri will be bittersweet – literally because you're invited to a limoncello tasting before you board the boat.

Positano: Boat Tour of Capri with Drinks and Snacks

7. Positano: Boat Tour of Capri with Drinks and Snacks

Sail to the stunning island of Capri on a full day boat tour from Positano. Snack on a delicious dry snack from the minibar, drink some sparkling Prosecco, and try homemade Limoncello. Choose from a range of boat options that suit a range of group sizes. Start from Positano's main beach where your skipper will welcome you onboard the boat. Cruise around Capri and skirt the Amalfi Coast on this tour. Have the freedom to customize your tour. You can decide to spend a few hours on the island, or find some choice swimming spots. See the three small Li Galli islands where, according to the legends, Ulysses met the sirens. Arrive in Capri where your skipper will show you all the numerous points of interest around the island such as the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Faraglioni Rocks. Purchase a lunch at one of the restaurants just a few steps from the sea. In the late afternoon, sail back to Positano while tasting an unforgettable homemade Limoncello.

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. 

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

9. 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 Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

10. From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

Embark on a guided boat cruise to the island Capri from Naples. Explore Capri and take in the views of the Gulf of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. Swim in the crystal water near the Faraglioni Rocks. Begin the tour with a pickup from the meeting point. Cross the Gulf of Naples, and take in views of the majestic Mount Vesuvius which dominates the skyline. Start the boat tour around the island from the port of Marina Grande. Go inside several stunning sea caves including the White and Green Grotto. Along the way, admire the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni, passing through the famous Arch of Love. Get all the information you need to know more about the island of Capri from your captain. If you choose the option with a swimming stop, drop anchor at Marina Piccola near the Faraglioni Rocks. Jump in the water to go swimming and enjoy a view of the towering rock formations. Explore the island on foot during your 3-4 hours of leisure time. Depart from Capri in the late afternoon. Once you have arrived at the port, enjoy a return transfer back to the starting point.

Frequently asked questions about Capri

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Planning Your Visit

  • How to Get Around Capri?

    The center of Capri is best seen on foot. As you leave the city center, we recommend taking one of many local buses. Please note, from mid-March to November, only local residents may drive within Capri so if you bring your own car you'll have to leave it at a port just outside Capri.

  • What to Eat in Capri?

    While you're in Capri make sure you try a Caprese salad! Heavy hitters in Capri include fish and fresh vegetables served with lots of olive oil. If you're feeling adventurous--try some squid! It is considered to be a local fare.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Weather-wise, Capri is never colder than around 60 degrees year-round, and the weather is fairly pleasant from April to November. The best time to go to Capri is the summer when temperatures are in a comfortable range of 70 to 95 degrees.

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What people are saying about Capri

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5,168 reviews

Just did a 12 day trip around Italy going to Rome, Florence / Tuscany, and the Amalfi coast and this day trip to Capri was my favorite day of our entire vacation. The scenic views going around the island can't be missed -- Capri does not have one bad angle, and photos can't compare to seeing it with your very own eyes. The blue grotto add on was a unique bonus and an experience worth doing. The four hours to explore the island is a good chunk of time to get some activities in without feeling rushed. But bonding with the fellow travelers on the boat ride made the whole trip even better.

Excellent day and well worth doing. Loved taking the stairlift to Anacapri (extra) as the views are a must see. Loved also the boat trip around Capri at the end of the day (€20). Great to see all from the other side. The blue grotto is pretty cool. You’ll be tired at the end of the day so be warned.

We had. Wonderful time! The captain and guide where knowledge and the boat ride around the whole island was spectacular! Highly recommend !

Really good. Marlene gave us plenty suggestions on things to do with our free time on the island!

All ran to a time with a really lovely tour guide. Amazing day.