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Things to do in Marina Grande, Capri

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Capri: Island Sightseeing Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

1. Capri: Island Sightseeing Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

Let views of Capri take your breath away on this scenic cruise from Marina Grande to the Blue Grotto. Stop at the Blue Grotto and purchase a ticket to enjoy the cave's ethereal blue light. Cruise past sights like the Natural Arch, the Green Grotto, and the Scugnizzo Statue.  Hop aboard the comfortable boat which includes amenities like a bathroom. Settle into your seat and enjoy the vibrant colors of Marina Grande from the water as you depart. Feel the sea breeze in your hair as you gaze out at cliffs covered in verdant Mediterranean scrub. Get up close the Faraglioni rock formation, the Natural Arch, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Have some free time to buy a ticket to enter the Blue Grotto. Take in the grandeur of the Villa Malapart and snap a picture of the lighthouse of Punta Tragara.  Wave back at the Scugnizzo Statue at Punta del Capo and see the area called Tiberius' Leap where it is said that the ancient emperor sent disobedient servants over the cliff. Cruise past the resort town and sheltered beach of Marina Piccola. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

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 Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour with Lunch

3. 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 Amalfi: Day Trip to Capri by Private Boat with Drinks

4. From Amalfi: Day Trip to Capri by Private Boat with Drinks

Hire a private boat with a local captain and take in the top sights of the Amalfi Coast on a fun and relaxed excursion. Stop for a swim in different bays and lagoons, explore caves along the coast, and cruise to the island of Capri. Start out in Amalfi and head leisurely along the coastline past Furore, Conca dei Marini, and Praiano. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the world-famous Amalfi Coast. Cruise past Positano and to the private islands of Li Galli, once owned by the famous Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nuryev. A highlight now is the underwater nature preserve. Nerano is an idyllic fishing town with a lovely beach, where the captain will stop so you can enjoy the view and swim in the crystal-clear water. The restaurants in Nerano are well known for dishes that feature fresh seafood and local produce. From Nerano your captain will continue on to Punto Campanella, the point where the Amalfi Coast ends and the Sorrento Coast begins, before you head to Capri. Cruise around the entire island of Capri, exploring caves and swimming in crystal-clear bays. Marvel at the Blue, Green, and White grottoes. Your captain will take the boat through Capri’s iconic faraglioni rock formations. Pass by the historic lighthouse, Casa Malaparte, Marina Piccola, and Marina Grande. Take some time to explore the island on foot. Go shopping, tour villas, and don’t forget to try the gelato. At the end of a satisfying day, you’ll head back to Salerno or your final destination as the sun sets behind the island.

Capri: Full-Day Boat Trip

5. Capri: Full-Day Boat Trip

Set sail for Capri on this sightseeing cruise. Depart from Praiano, Positano, or Amalfi and marvel at the beauty of the Amalfi Coast from the sea. Cruise around Capri and pass the White Grotto, Arco Naturale, Casa Malaparte, and the Faraglioni rocks. Stop for a swim at Marina Piccola, sail towards the Lighthouse of Punta Carena and take an optional trip to the Blue Grotto.  Continue to Marina Grande and get 3 to 4 hours of leisure on the island. Enjoy a glass of prosecco, soft drinks, and snacks on board. Benefit from another chance to swim on the return journey to the Amalfi Coast in the late afternoon.

From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

6. From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

Embark on a guided tour of the island of Capri and visit highlights, including the Blue Grotto and Mamma Mia Road. Meet your guide at the port of Naples and head by fast ferry to the beautiful island of Capri. Arrive at the island's main port, the picturesque Marina Grande. Visit the Blue Grotto if weather permits and follow the breathtaking Mamma Mia Road to the second-largest center on the island, Anacapri. Soak up the views and explore its narrow streets and charming piazzas.  Next, travel to the main town of Capri and La Piazetta, the vibrant center of the island. Pass bustling hotels, restaurants, and open-air cafes before finding a spot to sit and relax in the warm sunshine. Enjoy some time to explore on your own before returning to the Marina Grande.

From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

7. 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.

From Naples: Full-Day Capri Island and Blue Grotto Tour

8. From Naples: Full-Day Capri Island and Blue Grotto Tour

Get your fill of the sun, the sea, and nature on this day trip from Naples to Capri aboard a speedy hydrofoil. Be charmed by this treasure of the Mediterranean as you admire its colors, artisan shops and luxury boutiques.  Begins with a 45-minute hydrofoil crossing from Naples to Marina Grande, the main port of Capri. Discover this beautiful port, a jewel of South Italy. See why this island is a celebrated as shooting location for many famous and unforgettable movies. Finally, you'll have the opportunity to visit the famous Blue Grotto, an underwater cave that can only be reached by the sea. Experience the otherworldly colors of this dream-like cave as take in its rippling blue display.  End your trip with a mouth-watering Italian lunch before taking the jet boat back to the port of Naples.

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. 

Capri Private Full-Day Boat Tour from Sorrento

10. Capri Private Full-Day Boat Tour from Sorrento

Enjoy a private boat tour to the glamorous island of Capri, departing from Sorrento. Marvel at the private villas and coves of the Sorrentine Penisula on one side, and the island of Capri on the other, with Naples and Mount Vesuvius behind you as you cross.  Upon arrival, sail to some of the fabled island sites, such as the Blue Grotto, known for its electric blue light. Once the private bath house of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, it was abandoned for centuries as it was feared it was cursed. Swim in the turquoise waters of the Green Grotto, splashing about under a natural arch, or admire the rock formations of the White Grotto, where a beautiful building can be spotted high above the cliffs.  Go to the lighthouse of Punta Carena, built in the Marina Piccola in 1862, and marvel at the gleaming yachts of the rich and famous. Cruise through the natural hole of the I Faraglioni, a backdrop to many ads. Dock in the Marina Grande to explore Capri on land. Walk through the gardens of the Villa San Michele, and learn about the emperor Tiberius at Villa Jovis. Take in the views from Monte Solaro, the highest peak of Capri, and enjoy a drink at the chic Hotel Quisisana. Lunch recommendations will be provided, or you are free to find your own quaint little café or restaurant. Catch a cab to Anacapri at the higher limits of Capri, and enjoy the hairpin bends of the scenic road to the island’s limits.

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What people are saying about Marina Grande, Capri

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,012 reviews

This trip was a dream. Everything was organized and easy from picking up the tickets to getting to all the sites on the island. Our guide Michele was hilarious and was like a stand up act improvising on the spot to cater to the guests on the tour. We covered so much ground but there was just enough time for everything. I met people on this tour I will remember the rest of my life. It was just fantastic. This is a must do if you are in the area of Naples.

The blue grotto was not open on the day of our tour but it didn’t detract from our boat tour experience at all. The day was sunny and the water and stone formations on Capri were beautiful! Our boat captain was really experienced and got very close to the white and green grottoes so that we can taken some gorgeous pictures. Overall a wonderful experience!

Beautiful island with a great guide Tiziana. She told us about the legends of the island and we discovered so fantastic places. Bring some extra cash, because there are some fun additional activities that can be done during you free time in a few of the towns.

the tour. is very well organized and even the luncheon was acceptable. a very friendly guide ,Yosephina did her job and we all (group of 8 !!! ) enjoyed the day.

Serena was very nice and knowledgeable, I really enjoyed the trip. You could see a lot and explore the island almost completely.