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From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour with visit to the Blue Grotto

1. From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour with visit to the Blue Grotto

Sail along the Sorrento coastline to see the quaint fishing village of Marina Grande and an ancient Roman villa dating back the first century BC. Discover the beauties of Capri like the legendary Faraglioni Rocks, the Green Grotto, the Blue Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Swim in the famous crystal-clear blue waters. Explore the island at your own leisure and enjoy three hours of free time to visit the city center. Return to Sorrento at around 3:30 PM.

Capri: Island Sightseeing Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

2. 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. 

From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

3. From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

Set sail along the Sorrento Coast on a boat to Capri. Admire the coastal features on the way, including the Natural Arch and the Faraglioni Rocks. Stop for a swim and explore the island of Capri. Benefit from pickup from your hotel to get to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From here depart to Capri, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way admire the ancient fishermen's village of Marina Grande. Pass by the ruins of a Roman villa and a natural waterfall that flows over the rocks. Arrive in Capri and tour the island by boat. Make stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Also admire the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni Rocks, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Enjoy some stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered onboard. Take from 3 to 5 hours to visit the island by land. Then depart from Capri to Sorrento accompanied by a Limoncello tasting.

From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Boat Trip with Limoncello

4. From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Boat Trip with Limoncello

Embark on a memorable and relaxing boat trip up the Sorrento Coast to the picturesque island of Capri. See the sights by boat, and then enjoy free time on Capri itself on this inclusive day excursion. Begin your day with pickup and transfers to the port. Sail along the Sorrento Coast, admiring the Gulf of Naples, and majestic Vesuvius. Enjoy informative commentary from your captain as you tour the island by boat. Enter the Marvellous, White, and Green Grottos, and admire sights like the Natural Arch and Curzio Malaparte Villa. See the Lighthouse, Faraglioni, and pass through the famous Arch of Love. If you have chosen the option with a swimming stop, the boat will drop anchor at Marina Piccola near the Faraglioni Rocks. Jump in the water to go swimming and enjoy a wonderful view of the Faraglioni Rocks. Then, settle in for some Limoncello tasting, an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Sorrento. Have about 4/5 hours of free time to explore the island by yourself. The departure back to Piano di Sorrento is in the late afternoon. Once at the port of Piano di Sorrento, be transferred back to the starting point.

From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

5. From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

Set sail from Piano di Sorrento and cruise along the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Admire the fishing village of Marina Grande and see the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna before passing a natural waterfall that flows from the rock. Cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to discover the magnificent sea caves of the Marvelous Grotto, White Grotto and Green Grotto. Admire the Paleolithic-age Arco Naturale and contemporary Casa Malaparte along the way. Pass the Faraglioni rocks and the Punta Carena lighthouse and get some time to swim and snorkel in the sea. Enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks served on board the boat, and enjoy 3 to 5 hours on the island at leisure. Use the provided map to create your own adventure before you sail back to Sorrento. Enjoy a limoncello tasting before disembarking at Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be taken back to the meeting point.

From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

6. 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.

Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Cruise with Drinks

7. Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Cruise with Drinks

Sail to the island of Capri and admire coastal highlights, including the Faraglioni rocks, sea caves, and the Natural Arch. Swim and snorkel in the crystal water before enjoying a limoncello tasting. After being picked up from a central meeting point, transfer to the port and meet your skipper. Climb onto the boat and set sail for Capri along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way, admire the ancient fishing village of Marina Grande, the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, the natural waterfall that flows from the rock in Mitigliano bay, and other interesting attractions along the coast. Arrive at Capri and enjoy a boat tour of the island with stops at the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Take in the spectacular views of the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. During the tour, make 2 stops for swimming and snorkeling. Take a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board including a limoncello tasting. At the end of the tour, return back to the port in Sorrento where you will be transferred back to the meeting point.

From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour Day & Night Experience

8. From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour Day & Night Experience

Meet your skipper at 4:00pm at the Port of Sorrento, by the Bar Ruccio. Depart for Capri, sailing along the Sorrento Coast.  Along the way, admire the ancient fishing village of Marina Grande and the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna. Marvel at the natural waterfall that flows from the rock and other interesting attractions along the coast. When you arrive at Capri, take a tour around the island by boat with stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Pass by the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Also, make a stop for swimming and snorkeling, and take a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board. Then, stop for between 3 to 5 hours to explore the island on foot. Finally, return to Sorrento, arriving at the port of Sorrento around 11:30pm.

From Naples: Capri Boat Day Trip with Drinks

9. 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.

Sorrento: Private Capri Boat Trip with Stop at Blue Grotto

10. Sorrento: Private Capri Boat Trip with Stop at Blue Grotto

Sail to Capri, cruising past the Blue Grotto, Punta Carena lighthouse, and the Faraglioni Rocks, during a private boat trip from Sorrento. Enjoy swimming stops, with towels and snorkeling gear included. Upgrade to include food and drinks onboard and enjoy an optional visit to the Blue Grotto. Hop on a private boat from Sorrento to experience the local charm of Capri. Try seasonal specialties in the fall or catch the Piazzetta lit up with Christmas lights as you go off the beaten path and see a side of Capri most travelers miss.  Discover the Capri that locals love during the quieter months as you take in the fine views from the sea. Admire the gorgeous grottoes and soaring cliffs and cruise right through the Faraglioni rocks. Drop anchor on the island if you would like to explore Capri on your own.

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What people are saying about Punta Carena Lighthouse

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,526 reviews

Great tour at a good price. The ticket booth is on a corner facing the dock from which the boat leaves. There were plenty of seats in the covered inside area below or outside on the top deck. The boat operators point out sights and give a little information about the area in several languages, and they turn the boat in such a way that people sitting on both sides of the boat can see. When they get to the Blue Grotto, those who want can pay extra (I think €14), transfer into small rowboats and go into the grotto, about 6-8 people per rowboat. We skipped that, but those on our tour who did go were in the grotto for about 10-15 minutes and said it was nice but not spectacular. The entire tour took about 2 hours, including the time spent waiting at the Blue Grotto. The views of the island from boat are amazing, definitely worth doing!

One of my favourite days. Fortunate enough the weather was amazing and cooperated to be able to see everything. The guide and captain we had (sorry I forgot your names!) were funny and friendly. Felt like we had enough time to briefly explore Capri, swim and see the iconic attractions of the island. The guides made sure everyone was able to see the attractions and get their photos. Would definitely recommend this tour to others.

This was a great trip! Everything was right on time from the pick up in Positano to the return home. Our captain and first mate were excellent ! I wish I could remember their names. It was the perfect amount of time on the water and on the Island of Capri. We were served champagne, snacks, sandwiches and limoncello!!!!!! Couldn’t ask for any more or better company! Thank you for making this trip so much fun! Kim & Harold

This tour was so amazing!! Our guide spoke both English & Italian. We were able to get on our tour earlier than scheduled. He pointed out the history of all the scenery. Would give this tour 10 stars if I could & a great price!! Definitely worth it if you’re looking for a fun time in Capri. Only downside was that the Blue Grotto was closed at the time we went but would definitely love to go back!

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!