Things to do in Ischia Island

Our most recommended things to do in Ischia Island

From Naples: Blue Grotto and Capri Trip

1. From Naples: Blue Grotto and Capri Trip

Meet in Naples for the ferry before landing in Capri and visiting Grotto Azzurra, commonly referred to as the Blue Grotto. The Blue Grotto is open all year round, weather permitting, but if the seas are rough it may close. Every morning skippers arrive at the grotto to check if it is safe to enter. You’ll drive by private bus along the unique Mamma Mia Road, enjoying the fantastic views. When we reach the Blue Grotto, we will transfer to a row boat and head inside. The duration of the visit is about 5 minutes. Then, transfer back to the bus and head to Anacapri village, where during your free time you can take the chairlift to reach the top of Monte Solaro, with stunning views of the Gulf of Naples and the islands of Ischia and Procida. You can also explore some of the historical relics in the village. Then, we will drive to the Piazzetta in Capri's Center. This is the heart of the island, where tourists and locals come to see and be seen. You can walk along the narrow streets filled with designer shops and iconic hotels, and see Faraglioni Rock from the lovely Augustus Garden. Take some free time to enjoy the area, before the ferry back to Naples.

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

2. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

Take a full-day trip by boat to the "Green Island" of Ischia, and Procida, the 2022 Italian Capital of Culture. Relax under the sun, dive from the boat and snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy free time on both islands. Get picked up from a central meeting point in Sorrento and transferred to the port of Piano di Sorrento, and the journey to Ischia. Once there, take a tour including swimming and snorkeling at the Green Cave, and seeing Aragonese Castle. Enjoy 3 to 4 hours of free time to explore the island on your own, before continuing towards Procida. See sights like Vivara; Terra Murata, and Marina di Corricella, and make a swimming stop at one of the many bays along the coast. After 1 to 2 hours of free time, leave Procida and return to Sorrento while enjoying some limoncello tasting. Upon return to the port of Piano di Sorrento, the driver will take you back to the meeting point.

Ischia: Island Boat Tour with Neapolitan Lunch & Snorkeling

3. Ischia: Island Boat Tour with Neapolitan Lunch & Snorkeling

During the tour we will circumnavigate the whole island of Ischia. You can admire all the hidden beauties that only the sea can show...you will not wait to dive into the waters of Ischia! There will be about 4/5 stops for swimming, masks and life jackets are available for those who request it. After the first stop, delicious bruschetta with Ischitan tomatoes and a good house wine will make you company to discover all the surprises that will come. You will observe from the splendid "Soccorso Church" to the "Mushroom di Lacco Ameno", from the "Castello Aragonese" to the "Elephant Rock " from the "Green Grotto" to the beautiful "Sant'Angelo" . You will observe the island of Capri, Sorrento, Vesuvius, Procida in the distance. At lunchtime, your palate will be delighted by a typical lunch of Neapolitan cuisine with mini-choreographies to make everything more fantastic. Before returning, fruit and dessert to end the day. What do you think, do we dive?

Ischia and Mortella Gardens Full-Day Tour from Sorrento

4. Ischia and Mortella Gardens Full-Day Tour from Sorrento

After a free pick-up at your hotel in Sorrento, you'll be transferred to the port, where you'll meet your guide and start your day tour to Ischia. Enjoy the ferry ride out to Ischia Island across the placid Tyrrhenian Sea, followed by a guided tour of the island. Make your way through beautiful Mediterranean scenery and take in amazing views, as you see some of the oldest villages on the island. Upon reaching the town of Forio, you'll have 3 hours to explore the enchanting Mortella Gardens. Built into volcanic rock in 1949 by famous English composer Sir William Walton, La Mortella was the perfect private getaway where Walton could begin work on his opera "Troilus and Cressida." The lovely Mortella Gardens were created in 1956 by English landscape designer Russell Page. Extending over an area of 16,000 square meters (4 acres), this beautifully landscaped garden with pools and fountains contains thousands of specimens of rare Mediterranean plants from around the world. Sir William Walton died in 1983; Lady Susana still lives at La Mortella. While enjoying the unique beauty of La Mortella, you'll be able to buy limited snacks and drinks. When your free time is finished, meet your guide and embark on a coach tour of another part of Ischia, before arriving at Ischia Port in time for the 17:30 boat back to Sorrento.

Naples to Ischia One Way Transfer

5. Naples to Ischia One Way Transfer

The volcanic island of Ischia is an amazing site to see in Italy, but getting there can be a bit of a hassle. Book an easy, comfortable one-way transfer from the Naples International Airport, from the Naples train station, or from your hotel in Naples, and arrive to the island of Ischia without any stress. Find a driver waiting for you at the designating meeting point, and set off right away. The convenient transfer service includes transportation in a car or minibus from your pick-up point to the ferry, transportation on the ferry, as well as a car or minibus transportation to your drop off point. Alternately, you can book the transfer to take you from your hotel in Ischia to the airport or train station in Naples.

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour with Snorkeling

6. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Hop aboard a boat from Sorrento and explore the two green islands of Ischia and Procida, both of volcanic origins. Be amazed by the incredible vegetation and crystal clear waters where you can take a refreshing dip. Cruise to your first stop at Procida, dock in the main harbor, and set off to enjoy some free time. Back on board, continue the navigation coast to coast until you reach La Corricella to cool off for a swim and snorkel in the blue sea. Continue to Ischia where you can already admire the Aragonese Castle and Maronti beach from the sea. Once you arrive in Sant'Angelo, disembark to visit Ischia and its most popular places such as the garden of Mortella and the Aragonese Castle.

From Naples: Private Boat Tour to Capri and Positano

7. 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.

All-inclusive transfer service from Naples to Ischia Island

8. All-inclusive transfer service from Naples to Ischia Island

Arrive at the Naples airport or train station and meet your professional assistant who will accompany you to your English-speaking driver.  Drive to the seaport of Naples where you’ll skip the line and board the hydrofoil using conveniently pre-booked tickets to Ischia Island. Arrive on Ischia Island and meet your reliable assistant who will see you to final destination via private car, taxi or mini-van, as well as provide porter service.

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

9. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

Embark on a scenic cruise in the Gulf of Naples and spend some free time seeing the famous attractions in Ischia and Procida. Relax, bring your bathing suit and your camera to fully enjoy every moment. Disembark in the port of Ischia and enjoy free time to visit the major attractions. See the Aragonese Castle, Sant'Angelo, the Gardens of Mortella among others. Take a dip in the waters off of the most famous beaches of Ischia, such as Maronti, Citara, and San Montano. Continue towards Procida, the smaller island with a fascinating harbor. Enjoy the return with stunning views of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius, and the islands that form the backdrop to one of the most beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. The departure is possible only with a minimum number of 6 passengers

From Sorrento: Full-Day Procida and Ischia Boat Trip

10. From Sorrento: Full-Day Procida and Ischia Boat Trip

This full-day boat trip to Procida and Ischia begins with a pickup from the meeting point to the port of Piano di Sorrento. Aboard your boat and depart for Procida. Along the way have some sightseeing and admire the volcanic islet of Nisida, the distant Phlegraean Fields, and Cape Miseno from a distance. Arrive to Procida and spend an hour or two on the island.  After spending time on Procida, head back to your boat and leave for Ischia. Take a cruise around the island and take in the views of the Aragonese Castle, Maronti Beach, the Cavascura spa, and the Bay of Sorgeto. Dock your boat and spend an hour or two touring the island.  On the way back to Sorrento enjoy a limoncello tasting. Arrive at Piano di Sorrento and transfer to the meeting point in Sorrento.

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What people are saying about Ischia Island

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The excursion with Alcione Boat was one of the most beautiful experiences ever made! The tour of the island of Ischia by sea is accompanied by a very friendly team, attentive to the needs of all customers and always cheerful and friendly! They make you feel immediately as if you were at home, the feeling is that of not having just met but like having known each other for years, managing to unite all the passengers in one large group. Fun and feeling good all together is accompanied by delicious food, and a lot too !! In addition, the opportunity to admire the beauties of the island are also made various stops to be able to dive and immerse yourself in these wonderful waters. In summary, it is an excursion, an unforgettable experience, I highly recommend it to everyone and I can't wait to be able to relive it!

Great tour! Amazing people, lots of fun. Definitely a must if you go to Ischia, best way to experience the color of the beautiful beaches of the island. The crew prepare on board one of the most amazing food ever tasted, follow by lots of wine, Prosecco and music… Fantastico!

Great tour, well thought out and a salvation when it rains in Ischia !! Salvatore, driver and guide, was truly exceptional, timely description and full of local anecdotes! Recommended!

Awesome boat tour around both islands with a little bit of time on each to explore, see some key sights and get a bite to eat

Wonderful and fun tour with very nice and professional Salvatore He explains involving tourists without ever getting bored.