Capri Sightseeing cruises

Our most recommended Capri Sightseeing cruises

Capri: Island Boat Trip and Blue Grotto Visit

1. 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 Sightseeing Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

2. Capri: Island Sightseeing Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

Let views of Capri take your breath away on this scenic cruise from Marina Grande to the Blue Grotto. Stop at the Blue Grotto and purchase a ticket to enjoy the cave's ethereal blue light. Cruise past sights like the Natural Arch, the Green Grotto, and the Scugnizzo Statue.  Hop aboard the comfortable boat which includes amenities like a bathroom. Settle into your seat and enjoy the vibrant colors of Marina Grande from the water as you depart. Feel the sea breeze in your hair as you gaze out at cliffs covered in verdant Mediterranean scrub. Get up close the Faraglioni rock formation, the Natural Arch, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Have some free time to buy a ticket to enter the Blue Grotto. Take in the grandeur of the Villa Malapart and snap a picture of the lighthouse of Punta Tragara.  Wave back at the Scugnizzo Statue at Punta del Capo and see the area called Tiberius' Leap where it is said that the ancient emperor sent disobedient servants over the cliff. Cruise past the resort town and sheltered beach of Marina Piccola. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

3. From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

Enjoy a full day at sea on a private boat tour from Positano. Climb aboard and choose how to spend your time on the water. Head south along the Amalfi Coast or cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Capri, the choice is yours. Admire the striking landscape and jump in for a swim. Capri Cruise Option Navigate north from Positano passing Nerano, famous for its blue flag beaches. Stop for a refreshing swim and continue to Punto Campanella, where the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast meet. Then, cross the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of the Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Capri, circumnavigate the entire island, stopping at the Blue, White, and Green Grottoes. See the private villas of the rich and famous, along with Casa Malaparte and the historic lighthouse. Cruise past Marina Piccola to sail through the rock formations of Faraglioni. Experience the island from the boat or dock for some free time on land for an extra fee. Amalfi Coast Cruise OptionHead south from Positano and admire the lagoons and caves that line the rugged coastline. Make a stop to swim or simply lounge on the beach. Pass the beautiful fishing village of Praiano, where century-old traditions are still maintained. Reach the hidden lagoon of the fjord of Furore, then continue to Conca dei Marini to sail under Sophia Loren's former villa. Get an up-close view of the beachside apartment where Jackie Kennedy spent her Amalfi Coast vacation. Stop in bustling Amalfi for a chance to stretch your legs and get some lunch. Sail toward Atrani, Italy’s smallest village, or visit the enchanting towns of Ravello and Marmorata to see a waterfall that once powered a paper mill. Finally, arrive at the laid-back villages of Minori and Maiori, observe some Roman ruins, and discover one of the most famous pastry shops on the Amalfi Coast.

From Sorrento: Capri Guided Boat Tour with Lunch

4. From Sorrento: Capri Guided Boat Tour with Lunch

Embark on a boat tour of Capri's coast from Sorrento and admire views of the Blue Grotto and Faraglioni Rocks. Enjoy a light lunch with plenty of time to swim, snorkel and explore Capri. Transfer from your hotel to the port and board the boat. Then, cruise along the coast of the mainland, and stop for a swim before heading across the Bay of Naples to Capri. A favorite resort for intellectuals, artists, and writers, discover the magical beauty that attracted them. Cruise around the island to see its most beautiful sights, such as the White Grotto, Natural Arch, Green Grotto, Punta Carena Lighthouse, and famous Faraglioni Rocks where adverts for Dolce & Gabbana were filmed. Pass one of Capri’s most popular attractions at the Blue Grotto. Next, stop to swim and snorkel in the beautiful waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy some free time to stroll the main square of Capri, or to admire Augustus Gardens. Relax on the boat and top up your tan, or swim from your semi-private boat while admiring the beauty of the island from the sea.

From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

5. From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

Set sail from Piano di Sorrento and cruise along the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Admire the fishing village of Marina Grande and see the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna before passing a natural waterfall that flows from the rock. Cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to discover the magnificent sea caves of the Marvelous Grotto, White Grotto and Green Grotto. Admire the Paleolithic-age Arco Naturale and contemporary Casa Malaparte along the way. Pass the Faraglioni rocks and the Punta Carena lighthouse and get some time to swim and snorkel in the sea. Enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks served on board the boat, and enjoy 3 to 5 hours on the island at leisure. Use the provided map to create your own adventure before you sail back to Sorrento. Enjoy a limoncello tasting before disembarking at Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be taken back to the meeting point.

Capri: Island Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto Visit

6. Capri: Island Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto Visit

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 Sorrento: Capri Guided Boat Tour & Ieranto Natural Park

7. 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 in Sorrento and enjoy a hassle-free transfer, if you select the option. 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.

Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Cruise with Drinks

8. Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto 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 a central 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 the meeting point.

From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Boat Trip with Limoncello

9. From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Boat Trip with Limoncello

Embark on a memorable and relaxing boat trip up the Sorrento Coast to the picturesque island of Capri. See the sights by boat, and then enjoy free time on Capri itself on this inclusive day excursion. Begin your day with pickup and transfers to the port. Sail along the Sorrento Coast, admiring the Gulf of Naples, and majestic Vesuvius. Enjoy informative commentary from your captain as you tour the island by boat. Enter the Marvellous, White, and Green Grottos, and admire sights like the Natural Arch and Curzio Malaparte Villa. See the Lighthouse, Faraglioni, and pass through the famous Arch of Love. If you have chosen the option with a swimming stop, the boat will drop anchor at Marina Piccola near the Faraglioni Rocks. Jump in the water to go swimming and enjoy a wonderful view of the Faraglioni Rocks. Then, settle in for some Limoncello tasting, an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Sorrento. Have about 4/5 hours of free time to explore the island by yourself. The departure back to Piano di Sorrento is in the late afternoon. Once at the port of Piano di Sorrento, be transferred back to the starting 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.

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What people are saying about Capri

The trip around the island was beautiful. It is… a big rocky island. Having the various grottos pointed out as well as other points of interest was enjoyable. I like being on the water so that was the main draw, plus the Blue Grotto visit. Little bit of a hassle to get off and back onto the boat for the rowboat ride into the grotto but worth it. Know that you will be sitting on the bottom of the rowboat and having to recline flat for entry/exit of the grotto, dress accordingly.

Experience with HP Travel was perfect from the pick up all the way to the drop off, the price was brilliant for everything which was included. Our tour guide Salvatore was extremely friendly and provided a great service and experience giving us great hints and tips throughout the whole day and ensures we got our transfer home safe.

We have seen much more than expected. Giovanni and his crue went out of their way to make it the most memorable trip on the Amalfi coast.

It was wonderful, a really good experience of the island with a kind, funny captain. It's a must have activity in Capri!

a must do trip if visiting amalfi - also recommended adding the swimming stop