Living the island of Capri has never been so easy and confortable! Join a tour on a boat all around the island and grant yourself a day devoted to the sea, the sun and the total relax.
Duration 7 hours
Available Every Day
Small Group Max 12 people
Pick-up Hotel in Sorrento
Living the island of Capri has never been so easy and confortable! Join a tour on a boat all around the island and grant yourself a day devoted to the sea, the sun and the total relax. On a boat with just 12 passengers you will admire the Sorrento and Capri coastlines, between caves, inlets, and the most beautiful spots of the island.
Tour Program of the Sorrento coast and Capri boat tour from Sorrento – Easy Going:
Pick-up from your hotel or from a designated meeting point and transfer to the port.
Departure to Capri, sailing along the Sorrento coast. Along the way you will admire: the ancient fishermen village of Marina Grande, the ruins of a roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, the natural waterfall that flows from the rock, and other interesting attractions along the coast.
Arrival to Capri and tour of the island by boat with stops to visit the Marvelous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto; along the way you will admire the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena.
Stop from 3 to 5 hours to explore the island.
Departure from Capri to Sorrento.
Return to the port and transfer to your hotel or to the meeting point.
***The stop to the Blue Grotto is not included in the itinerary of this tour due to the long waiting time. All the guests interested to visit the Blue Grotto can do it during the free time on the island.
The price includes: Pick-up from/to hotel – Professional skipper English speaking.
The price does not include: Snacks – Drinks – Stops for swimming.
Do not forget: Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera – Comfortable shoes.
The Island of Capri is located in the Gulf of Naples, just a few miles from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. The island is 10 square kilometers large and is divided into two municipalities: Capri and Anacapri. The center of Capri develops around the Piazzetta, about 150 meters above the sea level. Anacapri is located higher up, at 275 meters above the sea level.
Directly on the sea you will find two places: Marina Grande (where the Port is located) and Marina Piccola (on the opposite side of the Port, where the Faraglioni are located).
To get from the Port of Marina Grande to the center of Capri the most convenient and fastest way is the funicular: the ticket office is on the right hand side of the hydrofoils' arrival pier. Instead, to get from Marina Grande directly to Anacapri, you have to take the bus from the port.
Once disembarked at the Port of Marina Grande, take the funicular and arrive directly to the famous Piazzetta of Capri, also known as the "living room of the world": the center of local social life.
From here you will be spoiled for choice: you can go down to Corso Vittorio Emanuele and continue to Via Camerelle to enjoy some shopping or simply look at the windows of the biggest luxury brands in the world. For the more curious you can visit the Centro Caprese Ignazio Cerio (just behind the Piazzetta) to get information on the ancient history of Capri. On foot you can take a pleasant walk through the characteristic medieval district of Sant'Anna and then arrive at the Certosa of San Giacomo, the medieval jewel of Capri.
Mount Solaro rises 589 meters above sea level and it is the highest and most panoramic point of Capri Island. From its terraces the view goes from the Faraglioni to the city center of Capri, up to the Sorrento Peninsula, the Li Galli islands and the entire Gulf of Naples.
On clear days you can even glimpse the Gulf of Salerno. To reach the summit of Mount Solaro there are two alternatives: - by chair lift: the chair lift leaves from Piazza della Vittoria and reaches the top in 12 minutes; - on foot: the path starts from Piazza della Pace in Anacapri (behind the cemetery) and it is obviously all uphill. The travel time is about 1 hour.
After having filled your eyes with beauty you can choose to go down with the chairlift or on foot making a small detour to visit the Eremo of Cetrella, originally from the sixteenth century.
After the stop in the Eremo of Cetrella, you can reach the center of Anacapri by going down the old mule track that ends on Viale San Michele in about 20 minutes.
Just walking through the entrance to the Church of San Michele will open for you the doors of heaven on Earth: a paradise made of majolica and beauty. The Church of San Michele in Anacapri dominates Piazza San Nicola in the heart of downtown. It was built between 1698 and 1719 for the will of Mother Serafina di Dio.
The history of the monument begins with a promise that the religious made to Archangel Michael so that Vienna, the bulwark of Christendom, was freed from the siege of Turks infidels. When the Imperial Army defeated the Ottomans, the nun caprese began to transform that prayer into reality.
The structure of this church has an octagonal floor plan in the shape of a Greek cross with two chapels and four niches. What will surprise you is the altar in baroque and rococo style, which was created in a workshop in Naples and transported to the island on a lifeboat. It managed to reach Anacapri from Marina Grande thanks to the 921 Phoenician steps plus the perseverance of a small mule.
But the main attraction of the Church of San Michele is the hand painted tiled floor. The work represents the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden.
Climbing the spiral staircase near the entrance, you will arrive in the room reserved for the organ, where you will have a complete view from above of eden with its characters that seem to come alive on a life of its own. You will feel like a goddess observing the earth from a privileged position. Remember: the flooring cannot be trampled! You have to admire it from above, or walking on the walkways that surround it.
The former Cathedral of Santo Stefano is the main Church of the Municipality of Capri and it is located right at the top of the stairs of the famous Piazzetta. It is enclosed by houses all around but immediately striking for the stucco decorations and the wonderful contrast that the structure creates with the sky.
One of the most important aesthetic features of the Church of Santo Stefano concerns the vaulted domes of the lateral chapels that enhance the baroque style of the Church. In addition some sections of the floor were made with marble recovered from the digs of Villa Jovis, one of the 12 villas built by Emperor Tiberius in Capri.
Inside the former Cathedral of Santo Stefano is the statue of San Costanzo, protector of the island of Capri.
The Emperor Tiberius moved to Capri escaping from the frenzy of ancient Rome and built 12 villas, but the main one was Villa Jovis, built in the first century AD on the extreme promontory east of the island. The entire promontory of Mount Tiberius dominates an area of about 7000 square meters.
The view from the north side of the Villa embraces most of the Gulf of Naples, ranging from the island of Ischia to Punta Campanella, while the south side overlooks the center of Capri. Its architectural features recall those of the classic villas of the Roman period, but also those of a small fortress.
The path that leads to Villa Jovis from the Piazzetta of Capri requires a bit of time and energy and it is therefore advisable to "break" the walk by entering two stopovers: Parco Astarita, little known and with free entry, where you can enjoy, from its last terrace, a really spectacular view; and Villa Lysis, a beautiful ancient residence built by Count Fersen for his exile in Capri.
Visiting Villa Lysis means going to the discovery of its secrets and its wonders. Salons, stuccoes, decorations, furnishings, precious marbles: there is not a single detail that does not have a clear inspiration! The result is an extraordinary villa perched on a spur overlooking the sea and the view over the bay of Marina Grande literally leaves you breathless.
The Blue Grotto is Capri's most famous attraction: people from all over the world come to see it even for a few minutes. It is 25 meters wide and 60 meters long with an entrance less than a meter high. As a matter of fact, to enter it you have to lie on the bottom of a rowboat that slides through the small arch. Inside we find ourselves floating in the dark, on a water so blue that it seems transparent.
The entrance fee is payable exclusively on the spot at the floating box office anchored at the entrance of the cave (and only in cash). Unfortunately, in the summer you need to queue for hours to do the boat ride inside, which lasts only about 5 minutes. To highlight that the Blue Grotto is subject to closure because of the wind and the rough sea that make it impossible to enter.
You can access it in two ways: by sea (far preferable) and by land. By land you start from the center of Anacapri going down along Via Pagliaro and then Via Grotta Azzurra (about 3.5 km) or alternatively there is a bus service leaving from Piazza della Pace to Anacapri.
Once you get off the bus there is a staircase that leads to the sea and where you line up to get on the boats.
The Green Grotto, known in ancient times as the Turkish Grotto, is located on the southern side of the island of Capri and is known for the colour of the water in its interior that, due to a special play of light, takes on the green colour. The Green Grotto can only be reached by sea. A curiosity: near the Green Grotto, going towards the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, you can admire the Grotto of the Saints which takes its name from the characteristic shape of the rocks that emerge from the sea inside the cave itself and that look like a group of monks or people kneeling in prayer.
White Grotto and Marvellous Grotto
Sailing around the island of Capri you will find numerous caves to discover. Two of the most striking are the White Grotto and the Marvellous Grotto, both close to the Faraglione di Matermania. Unlike other caves on the island of Capri, the opening of the Marvellous Grotto is not located at sea level but at a height of several meters.
Once inside, you are fascinated by the spectacle of stalactites and stalagmites and the view that you can enjoy on the sea below. Access to this splendid grotto is possible from a convenient ladder with a landing place for boats.
The peculiarity of the Marvellous Grotto is that of overlooking another cave, equally famous. Below, in fact, there is the opening of the White Cave, so called for the limestone volutes that literally decorate its vault and its walls. Another important characteristic is the presence of a stalagmite resembling the Virgin Mary in prayer.
The White Cave can only be accessed by sea.
Yes, in case of bad weather/sea conditions the tour might be cancelled. In case of cancellation we are happy to offer our customers the choice of an alternative date or, in case of inability to rebook, the full refund.
Tour by boat to Sorrento coast and Capri from Sorrento – Easy Going
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€ 69 Adults
Duration: 7 hours
Small groups of maximum 12 people
Pick-up from your hotel and drop-off on the return
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