Grant yourself a day devoted to relaxation and fun. Leave the magical town of Positano for one day and get on board, for a Capri boat tour that you will hardly forget.
Duration 10 hours
Available Every day
Small Group Max 12-14 people
Meeting point Parking Mandara
A boat tour from Positano to Capri, to discover the most beloved island of the world. An exclusive experience, with a nice and elegant boat, a small group of only 12-14 passengers and an expert captain. You will enjoy all the beauty of the island, the caves, the suggestive scenarios and the endless attractions. The relax of the boat tour gets along with the exploration of the island by land, with a stop of approximately 4 hours in which you will be able to visit Capri.
Program of the boat tour to Capri from Positano:
Pick-up at 9.15am at the meeting point Parking Mandara (Positano) and transfer by minivan/minibus to the port of Piano di Sorrento.
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 Marvellous 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.
There will be a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board.
Stop from 3 to 5 hours to visit the island by land.
Departure from Capri to Sorrento with limoncello tasting.
Return to the port of Piano di Sorrento and transfer by minivan/minibus to the meeting point Parking Mandara (Positano).
*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.
**In compliance with the Covid-19 health and safety measures, the snorkeling equipment will not be provided on board (it is advisable for customers to bring their own, or to buy it new at our office before boarding: € 9 mask, € 6 snorkel).
The price includes: Transfer to/from Positano – Professional skipper English speaking – Dry snacks – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The price does not include: Lunch.
Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera.
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 di 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.
This villa is located in Anacapri in the north-western part of the island. According to tradition, Villa Damecuta is part of the 12 villas built in Capri by the will of Emperor Tiberius. The remains of this villa were brought to light in 1937 thanks to Axel Munthe and it is precisely thanks to his excavations that today it is possible to see the villa in its current state. From what was recovered during the excavations it is clear that the villa had to be rich of marble floors, stuccoes and had to be adorned with works of art.
It is difficult to trace the original extension of the villa as it was used as a military training camp during the Middle Ages and later was raided by the islanders. Of this splendid location today remain some structures placed along the edge of the rocky ridge, characterized by the presence of mighty arches.
The most unique part of the whole structure is the one located under the medieval tower which is accessible via a steep staircase. Here the ash that was found on the walls of the loggia testifies that the villa was damaged by the terrible eruption of 79 AD of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum.
A vestibule with a small terrace with a breathtaking lookout follows. Currently the ruins of Villa Damecuta are immersed in a pretty pine forest. It is possible to reach the villa from the center of Anacapri either on foot, with a walk of about 30 minutes, or by bus with the Anacapri-Grotta Azzurra line (getting off at the Damecuta stop).
A little curiosity: from the excavations carried out by the archaeologist Maiuri, the hypothesis that Villa Damecuta had a secret passage, wanted by Tiberius, that led from the inside of the villa to the underlying Blue Grotto which he seemed to use as a private pool, was also revealed. As a matter of fact, at the time of the excavations, numerous Roman statues dating back to that particular historical period have been found on the bottom of the Blue Grotto.
The legend tells that in 1380 the Prior of the Certosa of San Giacomo in Capri, prepared a collection of the most beautiful flowers of the Island of Capri to donate to the Queen Giovanna d'Angiò. After three days in the same water, the prior noticed that the water had acquired a fragrance that he had never smelled.
He then turned to a brother expert in alchemy that determined the origin of that perfume: "Garofilium silvestre caprese" and the very first fragrance of Capri was born.
Always the legend tells that, centuries later around the 50s, the Prior of the Certosa rediscovered the old formulas of perfumes and, obtained the papal consent, revealed them to a Piedmontese chemist.
Thanks to that precious treasure of ancient knowledge, the chemist created the smallest perfumery laboratory in the world and decided to call it "Carthusia", that means Certosa. What is important to underline is that over the years all the phases of the processing have not been mechanized, as the handmade realization guarantees the scrupulous observance of the traditional methods.
The bond of Carthusia with Capri is unbreakable and the fact that all its products are the result of a patient study of raw materials coming exclusively from what the Caprese nature produces, is the undisputed proof. The same symbolic icon of Carthusia, the floral mermaid (a woman who releases myriads of colourful flowers), recalls the mythological figures to which Capri is linked by the classical tradition.
Via Tragara is one of the most beautiful walks of Capri: a place made of peace and pervaded by the scent of flowers and trees that surround it. It begins after Via Camerelle, the shopping street and ends with a surprising belvedere on the Faraglioni. This quiet and elegant street is surrounded by palm trees, eucalyptus and cypress trees and is flanked by some historic villas of Capri, including: Villa Capricorno, Villa Discopoli, Villa Lo Studio and Casa di Arturo with its beautiful view of the Marina Piccola bay , Villa Tragara and Villa Lo Smeraldo.
Going along this road will be a long walk a daydream.
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.
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.
The Faraglioni of Capri are three large rocks that emerge from the sea, on the south-western side of the island. The highest is the Faraglione di Terra or Saetta, then there is the Faraglione di Mezzo or Stella separated from the first by the sea and in which there is the famous cavity in the center (taken in many films and TV spots) and finally there is the Faraglione di Fuori or Scopolo, natural habitat of the famous blue lizard. It is said that the lizard took these colours to blend in with the sea and the sky.
The Faraglioni for centuries have illuminated the moonless nights of the sailors: the name Faraglioni derives from the Greek pharos, which means lighthouse. In the past, fires were lit on these rocks to illuminate the ships' route.
A curiosity that not everyone knows is that there is a fourth secret stack called Scoglio del Monacone, which rises behind the three most famous. It owes its name to the monk seal that populated its waters since 1904 and seems to be the only one to have been inhabited.
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.
Sorrento coast and Capri boat tour from Positano
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