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Capri: 2-Hour Boat Tour with Happy Hour

1. Capri: 2-Hour Boat Tour with Happy Hour

Climb aboard a typical boat of the Sorrentine Peninsula at Marina Grande on the island of Capri, and then set sail along the fabulous coast in style. Pass the natural caves of the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Cruise past the Paleolithic age Arco Naturale (Natural Arch) on the island's east coast, and continue to Casa Malaparte on Punta Massullo to admire one of the best examples of contemporary architecture in Italy. Gaze in awe at the Faraglioni rocks and get up close to the Punta Carena Lighthouse just 3 kilometers south of Anacapri. Benefit from plenty of free time to swim and snorkel in the glimmering waters of the Tyrhhenian Sea, and avail of the free snacks and drinks along the way. Relax during happy hour and try some of the region's authentic limoncello (lemon liqueur) before cruising back to Marina Grande to disembark.  

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

2. 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 Sorrento: Capri Boat Trip with visit to the Blue Grotto

3. 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.

Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

4. Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

After pickup at your hotel or at the nearest meeting point, reach Nerano's pier after a 30 minutes ride by bus, and board the boat for Capri Island. The full-day journey takes you via Punta del Capo and the Baths of Queen Giovanna, and the seat of Villa Pollio Felix, the most important Roman archaeological site in Sorrento. Sail along the Sorrento peninsula’s rocky coastline, Massa Lubrense, and Mitigliano Bay. The scenic crossing over from mainland Nerano/Sorrento Coast to Capri Island is approximately 35 minutes. Arrive on the island in the morning at Marina Grande Harbour.  Enjoy enough free time on your own as you wish (option 1), or, for an additional cost, join the recommended visit to both main towns, Capri and Anacapri, via a private minibus skip-the-line service with your guide, to save time and see more (option 2). The 1-hour boat ride around the entire island usually happens in the afternoon. Choose to follow a guided tour of the island (additional cost), or discover the island on your own. At the end of the day you’ll take the boat back to Sorrento.

From Sorrento: Capri Island Small Group Boat Excursion

5. From Sorrento: Capri Island Small Group Boat Excursion

A boat tour around Capri is the perfect way to discover the island at a relaxed pace. The tour will begin with pickup by shuttle from your hotel and depart for the port of Massa Lubrense. From there, you will sail towards Capri. There will be a stop at Marciano Waterfall to take some photos and take a refreshing swim if you wish. Continue towards Cala di Mitigliano and Punta Campanella, the extremity of the Sorrento Peninsula. Arriving at Capri, you will see the Salto di Tiberio, a spectacular precipice overlooking the sea, Villa Jovis, the 'Grotta del Corallo,' and the 'Grotta Bianca.'  The tour will continue sailing towards the Faraglioni Rocks, the incredible Natural Arch of Capri, and Villa Malaparte. The first part of the tour will end with a stop for a swim at Marina Piccola with a stunning view of the Faraglioni, before a landing on the island for a stop of about 4 hours. On board, you will be provided with a vegetarian sandwich and beverages. The return journey is approximately 40 minutes and a free shuttle to the hotel will be waiting for you at the port.

From Naples: Capri Boat Day Trip with Drinks

6. From Naples: Capri Boat Day Trip with Drinks

Soak up the paradisical views of Capri's coast as you sail on a typical Sorrento boat. Take time to swim in the glittering water before disembarking at the island to explore the shops and charming streets. Get picked up from the Star Hotel Terminus in Napoli and head to the Port of Piano di Sorrento. Board a traditional boat and make your way to the island of Capri. Sail around the island and admire 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. Glide 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. Explore the boutiques or enjoy lunch on the island. Savor a limoncello tasting aboard the boat before sailing back to the port, where you will be returned to the meeting point.

Capri Island & Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

7. Capri Island & Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

After being picked up by a staff member from your hotel in Sorrento or somewhere in the Sorrento peninsula, head to the port of Sorrento where your private skipper will be waiting for you. After a few minutes of sailing, arrive at the ruins of an ancient Roman villa and then continue along the coast to Punta Campanella. When you reach Capri, the captain will make a tour of the Island and give you some information on the region. See the cliffs, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the beautiful Blue Grotto. If you wish, jump into the crystal-clear waters for a swim.  Land at the port of Capri, and enjoy 4 hours of free time to explore the island and to go shopping. Return to the boat and snorkel in the marine park of Punta Campanella, where with a little luck you might see some dolphins. The tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

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: Boat Tour, Blue Grotto, Funicular, Lunch DIY Package

9. Capri: Boat Tour, Blue Grotto, Funicular, Lunch DIY Package

This package is a do-it-yourself day-trip that lets you visit the island of Capri in complete independence. Included are includes tickets and vouchers for a boat trip of the island (with a stop by the Blue Grotto included), return tickets for Funicular, and a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant. There is no guide nor set schedule, so you can organize your day to fit your travel style and pace. This package is perfect for visitors with limited time on the island of Capri who would like to explore on their own. The suggested itinerary is as follows: Once you disembark on Capri, first proceed to Motoscafisti di Capri pier number 0 to claim your package tickets. Then, board the first available boat for the tour of the island which includes a stop by the Blue Grotto (if open due to the weather). After the boat tour, take the funicular up to Capri town's Piazzetta and explore the center. You can then have lunch at the restaurant "La Pigna", before strolling through the Gardens of Augustus, Via Camerelle and Via Tragara, and even Villa Jovis. Finally, you can take the funicular back down to the port when you are ready.

From Capri: Best Of Tour Including The Blue Grotto

10. From Capri: Best Of Tour Including The Blue Grotto

This ttour takes you on a discovery of the island of Capri. After being collected at Pier 23, head to the Blue Grotto by bus and go inside by rowing boat. Marvel at this a natural sea cave on the side of the mountain, 65 meters long and 28 meters wide more or less. Later, visit the village of Anacapri, located 1,800 feet above sea level. Here, you can take a chairlift to Monte Solaro, spend your time exploring Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens, you can enjoy of the lunch in a typical local restaurant. Later, visit the famous Piazzetta in Capri, where you can admire the amazing views out over the gulf. Walk along the most beautiful street until the August Gardens. Here, you can see the famous Faraglioni, the distinctive rocks. End your tour by taking the funicular (cable car) ride for the return to Marina Grande.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 134 reviews

I honestly loved this trip. Though slightly pricey, it is so worth it. All the drinks and snacks provided on board made it that bit more special too. I am back home now and I am constantly wishing we was back on that boat. You find yourself saying ‘this is the life’ when on there, I also found it useful that youknow provided the option for a taxi/bus up to anacapri and Capri (for extra charge) as otherwise I wouldn’t have known what to do/how to get there etc. Eleanor was our assistant for the day and she was absolutely amazing, so welcoming and knowledgeable. Some on the trip said they felt we spent too long on the island (5 hours) however I felt it was just right to spend enough time to explore both anacapri and Capri. People also said they thought we would go to amalfi too, but this trip says boat trip to Capri so bare that in mind. I personally would 100% recommend this trip, it was so fun and the highlight of our holiday.

This was such an amazing tour and Tiziana was a really amazing guide. I particularly enjoyed the chairlift up to Monte Solarno- the views were breathtaking and unmissable! I also really enjoyed having everything organised out for me (such as the bus that drove on the Mamma mia road) because there so many people on Capri that it probably would’ve been difficult to explore on my own. Overall, I really enjoyed this tour, especially because Tiziana looked after us all so well and took us to all the best spots to take photos!

Terry was the most kind guide! She explained us so much and got us through the day with no issues. The lunch was nice and we also took the optional boat tour. But the boat tour was a bit expensive for what it was.

Highlight of our trip to Italy. The crew makes the experience so fun and it’s worth every penny.

Great attraction, great team on the boat! Swimming and blue grotto, great experiences