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Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

Activity provider: Lubrense Boats

Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

Activity provider: Lubrense Boats
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From US$ 118.83 per person

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Board a small boat and cruise around the island of Capri to admire the coastal scenery and go snorkeling. Enjoy 4 hours of free time on the island to explore at your own pace.

About this tour

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish
Pickup optional
Hotels in Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, Sant'Agnello and Piano di Sorrento. Pickup from private apartments not possible.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

The Original experience

Itinerary
6 hours
  • Sorrento

  • Massa Lubrense

  • 1 hour
  • Capri

  • Blue Grotto (visit)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
    • Optional
  • Capri (free time)

  • 1 hour
  • Massa Lubrense

  • Sorrento

    • Optional
Pickup included
Main stop
Transfer stop
Highlights
  • Boat around Capri to admire the dramatic coastal scenery of the island
  • Go swimming and snorkeling at two different coves
  • Opt to visit the Blue Grotto and admire the intense blue of this famous sea cave
  • Explore the narrow winding streets of Capri at your own pace
  • Enjoy a light lunch onboard, and sample the traditional liqueur Limoncello
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel in the Sorrento area (if option selected)
  • Drinks (water, beer, soft drinks)
  • Caprese sandwich (mozzarella and tomato)
  • 2 swimming stops
  • Free time on Capri
  • Services of a professional skipper and guide
  • Capri island landing tax of €2.50 per person (payable in cash onboard)
  • Entrance fee to the Blue Grotto is €14 per person to be paid in cash (if Blue Grotto itinerary selected)
  • Snorkeling equipment (not mandatory to enjoy the tour)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People prone to seasickness
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • If you choose the itinerary with the Blue Grotto, you will still need to pay a €14 entrance ticket in cash
  • If you don't select the Blue Grotto itinerary, you will have more time to swim, snorkel, or relax and sunbathe
  • Due to Covid-19 preventative measures, snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask, and fins) cannot be provided. Feel free to bring your own equipment if you want to snorkel but note that snorkeling is not mandatory to enjoy the tour
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • The tour may be conducted in up to 3 languages
  • During rough seas or high winds, the Blue Grotto may be closed to visitors. If you selected the itinerary with the Blue Grotto and cannot visit it, the tour will stop at a different nearby cave
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1094 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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great program. Detailed and witty explanation. Delicious snack. We couldn't go into Blue Gruto because the weather didn't allow it, but it was enjoyable enough. Swimming from the boat into the sea was the best. Life jackets and noodles are provided, so even those who can't swim can enjoy it. Be sure to bring your swimsuit! Lastly, the lemoncello I drank at Sorrento Port was excellent. Thanks to our guide italo(or etalo) who was amazing.

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October 3, 2022

Our guide Italo was perfect, nice, inclusive, interesting, in short, the top! We spent a beautiful day, the only flaw is not being able to visit the blue grotto at high tide and the center of Capri. The time available on the island is 3 hours and in high season like September you have to make a choice. We went directly to the chairlift in Anacapri and this took away most of the time, counting the journeys by public transport (private taxis at a prohibitive cost). However, an opportunity to return!

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September 30, 2022

We had a very enjoyable time on our tour. The seas were a little rough so we skipped the Blue Grotto and the first swimming stop. We were able to enjoy our free time on Capri then had a longer swimming stop in the afternoon. The communication prior to our tour could have been better. We were staying outside of Sorrento and had a rental car so we opted to meet at the Marina but we weren't told which Marina until we asked the evening before. There was ample parking but the roads there were very tight. If we did it again we would park in Sorrento and use their transfer. Our guide, Italo, was very knowledgeable and had great energy. We enjoyed his commentary on the different points of interest and appreciated his tips on how to get around and things to see on the island. Both he and our skipper, Salvatore, went out of their way to accommodate all passengers and make us comfortable on the boat. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Capri for the first time.

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September 24, 2022

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