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From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

1. From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

Meet your local, English–speaking guide at the port of Naples or Sorrento and head by jetfoil to the beautiful island of Capri. Start your tour at the island's main port, the picturesque Marina Grande. Packed with numerous sailing vessels, this view alone is worth the visit! Visit the Blue Grotto if the weather permits. Head along scenic winding roads, including the breathtaking Mamma Mia Road, to the second-largest center on the island, Anacapri, with its own unforgettable and stunning panoramas. Take the time to explore this beautiful village, its narrow streets, and typical small piazzas.  Next, travel to the main town of Capri and La Piazetta, the vibrant center of the island. Wander this area packed with hotels, restaurants and open-air cafes. Sit and relax in the warm sunshine, sip a cocktail or even spot a few VIPs. Visit the Augustus botanical gardens. From this vantage point, look down upon one of Capri's best–known landmarks, the legendary Faraglioni limestone rocks. Enjoy some time to explore on your own. Finally, return to the Marina Grande.

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From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour

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

Your full-day tour begins when you are picked up at your hotel or other agreed meeting point in Naples and transferred to the port. At the port you’ll 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.

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Capri: Boat Trip Around the Island and Blue Grotto Visit

3. 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.

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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.

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From Naples: Capri Boat Tour

5. From Naples: Capri Boat Tour

Get picked up at 8:30 AM from the Star Hotel Terminus in Napoli and transferred to the Port of Piano di Sorrento. Board a traditional boat with a small group of up to 12 passengers and an experienced captain. Upon arrival at the island of Capri, take a tour of the island to discover 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. Sail 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. Shop at the boutique stores or enjoy lunch on the island. Enjoy a limoncello tasting aboard the boat before sailing back to the port, where you will find your car for your transfer back to the meeting point.

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Capri: Half-Day Blue Grotto Boat Tour

6. Capri: Half-Day Blue Grotto Boat Tour

Spend a fun-filled day sailing around the beautiful island of Capri and take in one of its highlights, the Blue Grotto. Enjoy a small group tour on a motorboat limited to 12 people. Start your tour from Massa Lubrense port and sail along the Sorrento Coast and in the waterfall at Mitigliano Bay. Once in Capri, enjoy a tour of the island with a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling. Visit the White, Green, and Blue Grottoes with their stunning sapphire blue water. Admire the Bay of Marina Piccola where the famous English actress and singer, Gracie Fields, once lived. See the Natural Arch, Villa Malaparte, and the lighthouse at Punta Carena. Enjoy snacks, water, and a beer or a soft drink onboard your relaxing sailing adventure.

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From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour Day & Night Experience

7. From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour Day & Night Experience

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel or a close meeting point and transfer to the port of Piano di Sorrento. Depart for Capri, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way, admire the ancient fishing village of Marina Grande and the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna. Marvel at the natural waterfall that flows from the rock and other interesting attractions along the coast. When you arrive at Capri, take a tour around the island by boat with stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Pass by the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Also, make a stop for swimming and snorkeling, and take a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board. Then, stop for between 3 to 5 hours to explore the island on foot. Finally, return to Sorrento, arriving at the port of Piano di Sorrento around midnight. Enjoy the convenient transfer back to your hotel or to the meeting point where you experience will conclude.

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From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

8. 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.

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From Naples: Private Boat Tour to Capri and Positano

9. From Naples: Private Boat Tour to Capri and Positano

Embark on a day all about you and explore the highlights of Capri and Positano from the comfort of a private boat with a local captain. You will begin in the morning (time can possibly be customized for your convenience) from Mergellina Port and cruise across the bay of Naples towards Capri. Get your camera ready because you will have unrivaled views of the active volcano Mount Vesuvius behind you, the thermal Island of Ischia to your right, the Sorrento coastline to your left and the island of Capri directly in front of you.  Once you arrive in Capri the captain will show you all of the not-to-be-missed sites such as the Blue Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Coral Grotto, Faraglioni Rock Formations, Marina Piccola, the natural arc, and much, much more. Enjoy a cool swim off the boat if you would like, or simply take in the views from the comfort of the cushioned sundeck or shaded seating on board. Whatever you choose you will not be disappointed with Capri's natural wonders. After touring the highlights of Capri from the sea, the captain will cruise toward the fishing village of Nerano in the Gulf of Salerno. Nerano is home to the original pasta and zucchini dish and this is a great place to stop around lunchtime to experience the local cuisine. Continue over to Li Galli private islands (which some have dubbed "Dolphin Island", due to it's unique aerial dolphin shape.) This is one of the most important sites dating back to when Ulysses heard a song of the sirens as he sailed through. Li Galli islands also have an underwater nature preserve and is favorite place to stop for a swim.  Your last stop is Positano where you can enjoy some free time to explore this jet-set village. Browse the boutiques, ice-cream shops and local artisan studios. There is so much to see in this wonderful little village that has become famous throughout the world. At the end of the day you will be dropped back off in Naples unless you choose to end your Tour in Positano. This is a day that is not to be missed.

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From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

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

Enjoy a full-day at sea on a private boat tour from Positano. Climb aboard the compact but comfortable boat, and head south along the Amalfi Coast, or cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the glamorous island of Capri; the choice is yours! If you choose to visit Capri, the captain will cruise north from Positano, passing the idyllic town of Nerano, famous for its blue flag beaches. Stop for a refreshing swim. Continue to Punto Campanella, where the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast meet. Then, cross the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Capri, circumnavigate the entire island, stopping at the Blue, White and Green Grotto. 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. Then dock for some free time to shop or explore on land. Take the chairlift to Monte Solaro, or just relax with a gelato and glass of limoncello. If you choose to explore the Amalfi Coast, head south from Positano and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the world. Stop to swim in the lagoons and caves that line the rugged coastline, or find an empty beach to laze on. Pass the beautiful fishing village of Praiano where century-old traditions are still maintained. Go to the hidden lagoon of the fjord of Furore. Every year a diving competition is held on the bridge above the fjord. 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. Then, go to Atrani, Italy’s smallest village! You can also visit the enchanting villages of Ravello and Marmorata so see a waterfall that once powered an old paper mill. Finally, go to the laid back villages of Minori and Maiori to see Roman ruins and discover one of the most famous pastry shops on the Amalfi Coast.

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What people are saying about Faraglioni

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,952 reviews

Omg!! Serena was an amazing human being!!! That woman was so friendly, fun and informative!! She made this trip so worth while!! My husband and I was blown away by how much she knew about Italian history!! She brought out my inner child when she told us about the Greek mythology of Italy! When we travel back to Italy we want Serena!! That lady deserves a raise! Wonderful experience!!!

My friend and I had the most amazing experience with this boat trip tour. All of the staff was so helpful, friendly, and trust-worthy. We felt so comfortable and safe as two 22 year old girls traveling alone. The boat tour had about 5 other couples on board who were sweet. They provided drinks, snacks, and helpful information about the islands. 10/10 recommend

The organisational part worked pretty smooth - we received a whatsapp message day before including a pic of the meeting point. ( Only confusing part was it was send by a woman and our guide was a man - so we searched for the wrong face ;). However all worked smooth, boat & places, Capri and Anacapri, blue grotto ... was a lovely day in south of Italy.

Everything good except too long waiting time for the bus to Anacapri

Michele catered to my family and was very knowledgable and funny.