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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
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 134.54 per person

Board a small boat and sail 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
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
  • Sail 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 or salad 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 or salad (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

4.9 /5

based on 705 reviews

Review summary

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

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The boat tour of Capri was one of our family’s (2 adults, 3 teens) favorite days in Italy. The boat captain was friendly and competent. He guided us around the Bay of Naples and stopped at two swims spots. We opted for the Blue Grotto excursion, which is an additional fee paid directly to the rowboat operator. The grotto was magical but pricey (€14 pp for 5 minutes). We had 4 hours of free time in Capri. My daughter and I took the bus, which is an additional expense, up to the city center to window shop. Mostly high-end boutiques. We only stayed in the city for about 2 hours and the joined the boys back down at the beach where the boat dropped us off. We all swam in the beautiful turquoise water and took in the view until the boat picked us up. Lovely day.

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July 1, 2022

Arranged tour before leaving the UK. Correspondence was good. Message via WhatsApp confirming details day before. All good. Pick up went smoothly and on time. So glad we’d booked a smaller boat. Felt more intimate and we had a wonderful group from all over the world. Guides were knowledgeable and kept us entertained. Capri was interesting-over priced but hey we knew this before we went. Trip back-we continued around the island stopping at caves. Very interesting. I’d say best way to visit Capri on a hot sunny day. Was so glad we had swim stops! Only one thing we would hand preferred is our sandwich given to us to eat before we disembarked at Capri. Washed down on board with a cold drink sailing would have been great. But hey nothing major.

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June 30, 2022

We have done several excursions during our stay in Sorrento; without hesitation, this one from Sorrento to Capri has been the best but for the activity itself. The trip by boat is comfortable and pleasant, you can bathe in dreamy waters several times, get to know special places on the coast, have a drink and feel very comfortable.

June 28, 2022

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