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Capri

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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: Island Boat Trip and Blue Grotto Visit

2. Capri: Island Boat Trip 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: Island Boat Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

3. Capri: Island Boat Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

Embark on a boat tour around the turquoise waters and scenic coastline of Capri. Listen as the captain gives background information on each point of interest. Enjoy free time at the Blue Grotto, where you can rent a rowboat and be carried through a stone portal into a sparkling cavern lit by blue light. Start the tour from Marina Grande and pass by highlights such as the Faraglioni Rocks. Visit the sea caves around the island. Then, make a stop at the Blue Grotto where an optional entry ticket can be purchased on the spot. Once the captain drops anchor at the Blue Grotto, you can disembark the boat and transfer to a wooden rowboat to visit the caves. After exploring the area, hop back on the boat to continue the tour, before returning to Marina Grande.

From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

4. 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.

From Amalfi Coast: Capri Island tour and Anacapri Full-Day

5. From Amalfi Coast: Capri Island tour and Anacapri Full-Day

Discover the picturesque island of Capri on a guided tour from Amalfi. The tour begins with a pleasant cruise from Maiori or Amalfi along the Amalfi Coast. The guide will show you all the highlights of the Coast, sailing close to the coast, making stops for a photo shop at the Natural Arch, Furore Fjord, Praiano Beach, and Li Galli island. Leaving the Amalfi Coast, pass Punta Campanella and head to Capri. Upon arrival on the island, you will be invited to take a seat on the upper deck and you will start the guided tour of the island by the sea, to enjoy the amazing views of its natural attractions. Admire the stunning sea caves of the White and Green Grotto, the Natural Arch, and have the chance to swim in the crystal water around the magnificent Faraglioni rocks. Before landing, a glass of prosecco will be offered to all the guests. Upon arrival in Marina Grande, start a guided island tour by minivan, stop at the Anacapri Belvedere for a walk with your guide, and take some free time for lunch. Return by private minibus to Capri for a walk in Piazza Umberto I and through the narrow alleys. Take some free time to shop for some of Capri’s glamorous fashion items in the many elegant boutiques.

Amalfi to Capri: 6-Hour Private Boat Excursion

6. Amalfi to Capri: 6-Hour Private Boat Excursion

Hire a private boat with a local captain and take in the top sights of the Amalfi Coast on a fun and relaxed 6-hour excursion. Stop for a swim in different bays and lagoons, explore caves along the coast, and cruise to the island of Capri. Start out in Amalfi and head leisurely along the coastline past Furore, Conca dei Marini, and Praiano. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the world-famous Amalfi Coast! Cruise past Positano and to the private islands of Li Galli, once owned by the famous Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nuryev. A highlight now is the underwater nature preserve. Nerano is an idyllic fishing town with a lovely beach, where the captain will stop so you can enjoy the view and swim in the crystal-clear water. The restaurants in Nerano are well known for dishes that feature fresh seafood and local produce. From Nerano your captain will continue on to Punto Campanella, the point where the Amalfi Coast ends and the Sorrento Coast begins, before you head to Capri. Cruise around the entire island of Capri, exploring caves and swimming in crystal-clear bays. Marvel at the Blue, Green, and White grottoes. Your captain will take the boat through Capri’s iconic faraglioni rock formations. Pass by the historic lighthouse, Casa Malaparte, Marina Piccola, and Marina Grande. Take some time to explore the island on foot. Go shopping, tour villas, and don’t forget to try the gelato! At the end of a satisfying day you’ll head back to Salerno or your final destination as the sun sets behind the island.

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

7. 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.

Capri: Island and Grottos Boat Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

8. Capri: Island and Grottos Boat Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

Discover Capri's striking coastline and natural wonders from the sea on a boat cruise. Marvel at the incredible grottos that dot the coast and splash into the water for a cooling dip and snorkel. Then, sit back and relax onboard with a refreshing drink, soaking up the Italian sun in style. Begin your tour at the port of Marina Grande in Capri. Look over your included detailed map of Capri island and head over to your boat. Sail off and along the way, 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. Listen to your captain as they explain the history of these beauties of Capri. Stop to go swimming and snorkeling, and relax on board as you sip on a refreshing drink. At the end of the tour, you will return to the port of Marina Grande. 

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

9. 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.

Positano: Boat Tour of Capri with Drinks and Snacks

10. 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.

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 5,427 reviews

Italio and the Captain were excellent tour guides and navigated the way through very difficult weather! It was disappointing that the blue grotto was not open due to the weather forecast however did not take away from the trip and out of their hands! Budget for taxis and buses. I’d recommend skipping the main marina and spending your day at the Piazzetta di Capri (get the bus from Marina Piccola to there) and walk along the Hotel Louisanna to Belvedere di Tragura. That way you see centre of Capri and a viewing point then walk back and get a taxi to Anacapri, there do the chairlift up the mountains or walk around! And after that you’ll find your time is up. Overall I think this is one of the best tours available for Capri on getyourguide & well organised with WhatsApp communication!

Worth the money. Everything worked well. The guide + infos were just what we were looking for. First we were picked up by a big car. We were brought to a marina where the biat took us to capri marina. From there we got all the infos and could buy tickets for the tourist bus that brings you to different stations just like a hop on hop off bus. We went to the top of capri with a chairlift. This was the best part of the whole trip. Afterwards we checked out annacapri and capri. Annacapri was a nice quiet idyllic little place. Capri was beautiful but very crowded. Good for luxury shopping and the insta pics for those who need it. Afterwards we had a trip around the island with the blat before heading back home.

In our short getaway to Italy we took this trip to Capri and we were very pleased with it. Capri is an amazing island and a total must see. We booked two other day trips (not with HP travels) to the Amalfi coast and Pompeii/Mt. Vesuvius. The day trip to Capri was far better than the other day trips we took. One of the main difference in our experience was the guide. Marlene was our guide for the Capri trip, she was exceptional. She was really nice and very professional. She was always polite and really enthusiastic about helping us getting the most out of this experience.

Luigi the captain was wonderful! The only suggestion we have is from Minori to Capri, maybe a boat with better seating in the back? There was no back support for the passengers sitting in the back. Boat is fine for a coastal tour, but not so great for a long boat ride to Capri. Luigi and Valeria were both wonderful to communicate with for all the details.

Super nice crew and an amazing time. I would recommend to any of my friends or family visiting.