Capri Full Day Tour from Sorrento by Luxury Boat

Sail from Sorrento to the stunning island of Capri and visit the incredible Blue Grotto

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Ready to sail to Capri in style? This small-group boat tour from Sorrento is the perfect way to see Italy’s island of luxury! Join your expert skipper and friendly local tour leader as you glide across the Mediterranean to explore the best of the island. Along the way, you can stop to swim, snorkel, and visit the famous caves along the coastline, including the staggeringly beautiful Blue Grotto. There are few better ways to spend a day on the Amalfi Coast!

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  • Meeting point
  • Sorrento Port
  • Sail to Capri
  • Blue Grotto
  • Sea caves
  • Swim and snorkel
  • Free time in Capri
  • Return back to Sorrento Port

Your day starts in easiest possible way, as a driver picks you up from your hotel to take you to the Port of Sorrento. After meeting your captain and friendly local tour leader, along with your small group of shipmates for the day, you’ll set off across the calm waters of the Mediterranean towards Capri by boat. You’ll visit the famous caves that surround the island, including the exclusive Blue Grotto, and will have plenty of time to stroll around Capri and enjoy a leisurely lunch. From the boat, you can also enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and plenty of on-board refreshments.

Capri Boat Tour Description

Your 8-hour Sorrento to Capri boat tour includes:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Sorrento area)

  • Expert local skipper and English-speaking tour leader

  • Guaranteed stop at Blue Grotto (purchase ticket onsite) 

  • Visit the Marvelous Grotto, White Grotto, and Green Grotto

  • Free time to explore Capri in the afternoon (lunch not included)

  • Swimming and snorkeling time (bring your own snorkels or buy onsite)

  • Snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks included on the boat

  • Maximum group size of 8

Please bring €5 cash per person for onsite docking fees.

Entrance fees for the Blue Grotto (€14 per person) are not included and must also be paid locally in cash.

Morning Pickup From Your Hotel

No need to worry about finding a taxi today, as our driver is on hand to pick you up at your Sorrento hotel and take you straight to the port, where your boat will be waiting. After booking, please get in touch to let us know where you're staying.

Cruise to Capri

Sit back and relax as the boat cruises along the coast of the Bay of Naples. As Sorrento disappears from view, you'll approach the eye-catching island of Capri—known as one of Italy's most luxurious destinations.

One of your first views will be the ruins of Tiberius' Imperial Palace. The second emperor in Roman history lived in Capri during the tumultuous days of his reign. Your tour leader will tell the story of how the Roman Empire almost collapsed just a few years into Tiberius' rule.

You'll continue to Marina Grande, the main fishing village of the island, where tiny fishing boats and bright houses give off the warm local energy that made Capri famous. You'll be returning to Capri later on to explore at your own pace, and your local crew will have plenty of recommendations to offer.

The Blue Grotto and Capri's Famous Caves

One of the highlights of Capri is the abundance of beautiful natural caves along the coast, locally known as "grottoes."

The exclusive Blue Grotto is a true world wonder. With natural light shining through at the perfect angle, the reflection onto the pure blue waters illuminates the entire cave in a stunning hue of royal blue.

Tourist numbers are tightly controlled here, so tickets are required to hop on one of the approved rowboats that enter the Blue Grotto. Just make sure to bring the €14 entry fee in cash for each person in your group and enjoy a dazzling ride through this one-of-a-kind cultural site.

Later in the afternoon, as you sail around the island, you'll stop to visit the Marvelous Grotto, White Grotto, and Green Grotto.

Explore the Island of Capri

Arriving in Marina Grande, your boat will dock in the marina and you'll have a 4 to 5 hours to take in this charming little island at your own pace. Your crew will be happy to tell you where to get the best past, pizza and seafood for lunch, and you can stroll through the cobblestone streets to your heart's content.

You may decide to take the funicular (tram) through the lemon groves to Capri Town, where you'll find most of the designer shops, or you can simply take a walk and find one on the many incredible viewpoints on the island. After a few hours of free time, head back onto the boat for the final stretch of your day at sea.

A Day of Swimming, Snorkeling, and Relaxation

Throughout the afternoon, there will be plenty of chances to jump in the warm Mediterranean waters for a dip, or you can choose to snorkel and explore the reefs and caves. (Bring your own snorkel gear or purchase onsite.) With beer, wine, and soft drinks included on board, enjoy a relaxing cruise in one of the world's most beautiful settings.

Upon returning to Sorrento, our driver will be ready to take you back to your hotel after a full day of exploring Capri. Ciao!

What you get with this tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Sorrento area)
Expert local skipper and English-speaking tour leader
Guaranteed stop at Blue Grotto (purchase ticket onsite) 
Visit the Marvelous Grotto, White Grotto, and Green Grotto
Free time to explore Capri in the afternoon (lunch not included)
Swimming and snorkeling time (bring your own snorkels or buy onsite)
Snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks included on the boat
Maximum group size of 8
Guide gratuity
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Great boat tour and guides
10 October 2023
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Reviewed by
Kyle Francis

Our trip was the boat tour to Capri with a stop to Blue Grotto. Boat staff were great! They helped us secure a van to Anacapri. They go beyond what is in the itinerary which was fun. They also helped us secure a better boat for blue grotto at 28 euro per person instead of the original boat that wanted 43 euro person. The grotto is a brutal business so ask your skipper if they help you hustle a fair price at the grotto. The views were amazing. They took us to amazing scenic spots for viewing and swimming (e.g. love tunnel and waterfall). We went on other boat tours so we can say our boat for this tour was well stocked and generous ;-) we tipped well after an amazing day.

Manuel and Nino were awesome!
08 October 2023
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Reviewed by
Elmer Mayhew

The boat tour itself was an awesome experience, but Manuel and Nino made it over the top! Manuel was super friendly and made the tour fun! And I have never seen Anyone maneuver a boat like Nino! Super impressed and it’s a must do when in Sorrento!

Best Excursion we had
21 September 2023
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Reviewed by
Jeremy Robin

We loved our experience on this boat tour of Capri. Our captain and crew were awesome and very knowledgeable of the island. We were fortunate to get to go in the Blue Grotto which was incredible! Capri was beautiful and the water is amazing!! Highly recommend!!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Bring a swimsuit and sunscreen. For the Blue Grotto, bring some cash to tip the dedicated skipper (not your day skipper) who will lead you into the cave.

What to bring?

Bring a swimsuit and sunscreen. For the Blue Grotto, bring some cash to tip the dedicated skipper (not your day skipper) who will lead you into the cave.

Is lunch included with this tour?

A full lunch isn't included with this tour, although plenty of snacks and drinks will be available while you're on the boat. At lunchtime, you'll be exploring Capri island independently, but the crew will be more than happy to tell you about some great local lunch spots!

What if I have concerns about my mobility?

You'll need to be able to get on and off a boat, of course, but all swimming and snorkeling activities are entirely optional. Your time on Capri island is free, so you can decide for yourself what itinerary is manageable.

Do I have to pay to enter the Blue Grotto?

Since access to the Blue Grotto is limited, tickets must be purchased in cash at the departure point for the Blue Grotto. Please bring €14 in cash for each person in your group if you would like to be guided into this exclusive cave.

Do I have to bring my own snorkeling gear?

For hygiene reasons, snorkeling equipment is no longer shared among customers. You are welcome to bring your own snorkeling gear or purchase it at the office before you depart for Capri (€20 for snorkel and mask).

Will I be picked up at my start time?

Prior to your tour, you'll receive a notification of when to expect to be picked up, if your hotel is in the approved pickup areas. This often starts up to an hour before the official start time so that you have as much time as possible to enjoy the day in Capri.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, but it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Sorrento.

Are the any additional fees to pay?

Yes. Please bring €5 per person for onsite docking fees.

How much time will we have in Capri?

You'll have between 4 and 5 hours to enjoy exploring the island, shopping, and eating lunch.

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