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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 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.

From Amalfi Coast: Capri Full-Day Guided Trip

3. From Amalfi Coast: Capri Full-Day Guided Trip

Discover the picturesque island of Capri on a guided tour from Amalfi or Maiori. Take in the highlights of the coast like Praiano Beach, Furore Fjord, and the Li Galli islands. Take a dip at the Faraglioni rocks and uncover the beauty ofe Capri on a guided minivan tour. Board the boat in Maiori or Amalfi before setting sail for a cruise along the Amalfi Coast. Listen as your guide points out all the highlights, including Furore Fjord, Praiano Beach, and Li Galli or Sirenusas. Pass Punta Campanella and head to Capri. Upon arrival, take a seat on the upper deck for a guided tour of the island from the water. Enjoy fantastic views of its natural attractions, including the Natural Arch and the White and Green Grottos. Swim in the crystal-clear water around the magnificent Faraglioni rocks.  Enjoy a glass of prosecco as you sail to Marina Grande. Hop aboard a minivan for a guided tour of Capri. Stop at the Anacapri Belvedere for a walk with your guide. Marvel at the stunning views over the island's rocky coast and out into the Mediterranean Sea. Take some time for lunch before returning to Capri town for a walk in Piazza Umberto I and through the narrow alleyways. Enjoy some free time to shop for some of Capri's glamorous fashion items in the many elegant boutiques. Board the ferry back to Amalfi or Maiori.

From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

4. From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

Set sail along the Sorrento Coast on a boat to Capri. Admire the coastal features on the way, including the Natural Arch and the Faraglioni Rocks. Stop for a swim and explore the island of Capri. Benefit from pickup from your hotel to get to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From here depart to Capri, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way admire the ancient fishermen's village of Marina Grande. Pass by the ruins of a Roman villa and a natural waterfall that flows over the rocks. Arrive in Capri and tour the island by boat. Make stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Also admire the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni Rocks, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Enjoy some stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered onboard. Take from 3 to 5 hours to visit the island by land. Then depart from Capri to Sorrento accompanied by a Limoncello tasting.

From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

5. 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.

Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

6. Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Sail along the Sorrento coast and see its dazzling natural sights. Explore Capri Island, go swimming at amazing beaches, and see spectacular grottos on this boat trip departing from Positano. After pickup from the meeting point, head to the port of Massa Lubrense via minivan (approximately 1 hour each way). Once at the port, leave to Capri, sailing along Sorrento coast. The first stop will be by the small waterfall of Marciano Bay where you can take pictures and a refreshing shower. Continuing the tour, admire Cala di Mitigliano and Punta della Campanella, part of the Sorrentine Peninsula featuring an ancient watchtower. Once in Capri, see the Leap of Tiberius, Villa Jovis, Coral Grotto, and White Grotto. Navigate to the Faraglioni Rocks, the symbol of the island. Admire the Cave of Love and the famous Natural Arch and Villa Malaparte, the set of several famous films and commercials. After a stop near Marina Piccola bay, disembark on the island with about 4 hours of free time to stroll along its scenic alleys. Later in the afternoon, return to the port of departure and from there hope on the return shuttle back to the meeting point.

From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Boat Trip with Limoncello

7. 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: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

8. From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

Start your day trip by boarding the fast ferry for a scenic 55-minute ride to the Island of Capri. Arrive at the colorful Marina Grande and your guide will organize the transfer with local private mini buses along the famous road to Anacapri village, located about 1,800 feet above sea level.  After discovering the history of the village, take the chairlift to Monte Solaro, the highest point of the island. Or visit the beautiful Villa San Michele and gardens of Axel Munthe, a Swedish physician and author of the famous book, "The Story of San Michele.”  After, have time to explore Anacapri before the return drive halfway to Capri Town. Enjoy magnificent views along the way. Walk with your guide through narrow streets to the fabled plaza, La Piazzetta, which is surrounded by old buildings, chic boutiques and gift shops and filled with sidewalk cafes.  Popular with tourists and locals alike, enjoy Capri, which is always crowded and bustling with activity. Have time to explore before heading back down to Marina Grande. If you want, circumnavigate the entire coastline of Capri by boat (not included) and then visit the beautiful Faraglioni rock. Go inside the Green Grotto, as well as the marvelous White Grotto.  Pass by a natural arch, the lighthouse of Capri, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola and finally the Coral Grotto. This takes about 1 hour. Skip the long lines and have plenty of opportunities to take photographs.

Capri: Island and Grottos Boat Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

9. 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 Guided Boat Tour & Ieranto Natural Park

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Matermania

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,970 reviews

AMAZING tour! The tour guide was so nice and fun to be around. Super accommodating. The stops and whole tour was so worth the money. On the island you have time to do whatever you want such as shop, the gondola or swim on amazing beaches. The swim stops are amazing, you can also use goggles to see the fish! They pick you up from the closest place possible to your hotel. Super friendly staff. Provide you with sandwiches and beer! Highly recommend overall.

Mike and Giancarlo made this boat trip the best part of my two-week trip. They took care of us from the second we stepped on the boat to the second we stepped off hours later. They knew all of the fun and exciting spots around capri and made sure we had the time to see and experience all of it. we had plenty of time to swim, and it was awesome!

Guys on board were great!!! They let us know about everything on the island and the coast of Sorrento!!! Great service and lovey atmosphere thanks to the music, drinks and the friendly crew!!! The boat also was very beautiful!

Beautiful Capri. We enjoyed everything except we didn’t do the blue grotto. The group did not want to wait - so since I was the only one who wanted to wait for it to open - we left. The rest of the day was perfect.

Brilliant day out to Capri with our amazing captain and crew he showed us all the sites and were so friendly brilliant trip all around the island