Discover the island of Capri on board of a typical "gozzo" with an experienced and friendly crew on board. You will visit the most famous caves, pass through the Faraglioni sea stacks, and discover all the hidden gems of Capri. Swim and snorkel in the most beautiful inlets and, with a stop on the island, enjoy some shopping in the famous Piazzetta or reach the summit of Mount Solaro with the chairlift.
Duration 8 hours
Available Every day
Small Group Max 12 people
Meeting point Port of Salerno
If you are staying in Salerno for your summer holidays, you cannot miss this tour to the most beloved island in the world: Capri. On board of a typical “gozzo” with a small group and an amazing crew, you will depart directly from the port of Salerno, stop for swim at the private islands Li Galli and tour all around the island of Capri to discover it from the sea perspective. In addition, with a stop of 3 hours you will have the chance to visit the island by land. Join this tour and create the most beautiful memories.
Tour program of the boat trip to Capri from Salerno:
Meeting point at 09:15 am at Molo Manfredi in the Port of Salerno and boarding on a typical “gozzo”, with welcome prosecco toast.
Departure to Capri, sailing along the Amalfi Coast. The first stop will be at the private islands Li Galli, for an unforgettable swim in the turquoise waters of the islands.
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 another stop for swimming and snorkeling near the iconic Faraglioni sea stacks, and a relaxing break with sandwich, fruit and drinks offered on board.
Stop of 3 hours to visit the island by land in complete autonomy.
Departure from Capri to Salerno with final surprise of the crew and last swimming stop in the marine protected area of Punta Campanella.
Return to the port of Salerno scheduled around 05:00/5:30pm.
*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.
**This experience requires a minimum number of 6 travellers. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
The price includes: Professional skipper and English speaking assistant – Welcome prosecco toast – 2 bottles of water per person – Light lunch (Caprese sandwich with tomatoes and mozzarella) – Dry snacks.
The price does not include: Hotel pick-up and drop-off – Snorkeling equipment – Alcoholic beverages.
Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towels – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera.
Seen from above it looks like a dolphin, in reality Li Galli is a small archipelago formed by three islets that overlook between Capri and Positano.
It is currently privately owned and can therefore only be visited by invitation, but the less fortunate can admire it from afar by boat. The archipelago consists of the Gallo Lungo (which is the largest island), the Rotonda and the Castelluccia.
The whole area is part of the marine protected area of Punta Campanella. It is also known as the Sireneuse because according to legend it was once inhabited by mermaids, who enchanted the sailors in transit with their songs.
Always according to mythology only two ships were able not to sink against the rocks: that of Ulysses whose story is told in the Odyssey of Homer and that of the Argonauts who saved themselves thanks to Orpheus.
It is also said that the name Li Galli derives from the iconography of the sirens, that, in archaic greek art, are not half woman and half fish but rather half woman and half bird.
The archipelago was discovered in the 1920s by Russian dancer and choreographer Massine. At that time Li Galli was covered by Roman ruins and was uninhabited and he made a villa there thanks to the architect Le Corbusier who also built a theatre.
On his death, Li Galli was bought by a Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, who had the dream of creating a dance school. His premature death prevented him to realize this dream and in 1988 the island remained uninhabited again.
Now it is owned by an entrepreneur from Sorrento, who rents the residences on the island for private parties or receptions.
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.
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.
The Lighthouse of Punta Carena towers at the south-western end of the island of Capri, on the Limmo Peninsula, a name that derives from the Latin limen and means border. Beyond there is only sea and sea up to Sicily. Behind it rises the cliff of the Migliera path with the defense walls built by the British at the beginning of the 800s to protect Capri. The lighthouse, built in 1866, is among the most important of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the second in Italy for luminous intensity after that of Genoa. The Lighthouse of Punta Carena is one of the most popular seaside resorts of the island because of the always clean water and the sun shining all day long. A day in this place never ends if you do not want to …
How to get there? From Capri take a bus to Anacapri and stop at Piazza della Pace, where you will take another bus to the Lighthouse. Stop at the terminus and head towards the beach which is about 5 minutes walk. Remember to stop at Belvedere dei Sognatori before reaching the sea of the Lighthouse; here the view on the Mediterranean is a sight that is lost towards the infinite! This Belvedere is located near the Lighthouse and to get there you have to climb the stairs near the parking lot.
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.
Another "must" stop on Capri is definitely the Gardens of Augustus, from which the Faraglioni can be admired from afar. The Gardens of Augustus consist of a series of flowery terraces overlooking on one side the Faraglioni, on the other side the Bay of Marina Piccola and the hairpins of Via Krupp.
In the early 1900s the German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp used to spend his summer holidays in Capri. Krupp, who was fond of marine biology, docked with his yacht at Marina Piccola, but found it inconvenient to reach his suite at the Quisisana.
For this reason he commissioned the engineer Emilio Mayer to build a road that from Marina Piccola climbed up to the Certosa of San Giacomo and the Gardens of Augustus. The engineer cut the rock to life and, overcoming a drop of about 100 meters, built one of the most spectacular roads in the world: a series of hairpins so tight as to seem overlapping.
Unfortunately, via Krupp is currently closed due to the danger of falling rocks and it is therefore possible to admire it only from the top of the Gardens of Augustus.
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.
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.
Il meeting point in Salerno is at Molo Manfredi (which is after the Maritime Station on the Elidiport docks) at 09:15. Upon confirmation of your reservation we will send you a detailed map with the exact place.
This experience requires a minimum number of 6 travellers. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.
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.
Small group Li Galli islands and Capri boat tour from Salerno
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€ 155 Adults
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Duration: 8 hours
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Small groups of maximum 12 people
Professional skipper and English speaking assistant on board
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