The true beauty of Capri happens during the evening, at sunset, when the crowds of tourists leave the island and this one gets colored by the shades of the sunset. Breathe in the magical atmosphere of Capri with an exclusive boat tour that, from sunset to night, will show you the true essence of the most famous island in the world.
Duration 7 hours
Small Group Max 12 people
Pick-up Hotel in Sorrento
When the sun goes down and the daytime crowds disperse, the island’s evening enchantment begins. Experience the magic of the island of Capri from sunset into the night with a small-group boat tour from Sorrento. Arrive in the afternoon as the coast is bathed in golden light and cruise all around the island while sipping on your glass of sparkling wine and gazing out at the Faraglioni sea stacks. Enjoy a stop on the island to shop, dine or just stroll around the Piazzetta to live the magical atmosphere of Capri by night.
Tour program of the Sorrento coast and Capri boat trip – Day & Night Experience:
Pick-up from your hotel or a close meeting point and transfer 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 stop 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.
Return to the port of Piano di Sorrento around midnight 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.
The price includes: Pick-up from/to hotel – Professional skipper English speaking – Dry snacks – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The price does not include: Entrance fees – Dinner.
Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Jacket for the evening – 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.
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.
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.
At the end of Via Camerelle, when the glamour and worldliness of high fashion boutiques end, a steep but short climb begins in the nature that leads to Via Tragara, which ends with a suggestive terrace lookout on the Faraglioni. From this splendid terrace you can also admire the typical Caprese houses climbing on the slopes, Mount Solaro and the bay of Marina Piccola.
From the Belvedere of Tragara you can get to the Pizzolungo promenade, which leads to the Natural Arch, from the small road that runs along the terrace on the right. Pizzolungo is a particularly evocative path, pleasant in summer and spectacular in winter. The mountain is covered by a thick and spontaneous vegetation and provides the illusion of being away from the world and out of time, when the absolute protagonists of the island of Capri were the rocks and the sea.
The path abounds with panoramic viewpoints and continues pleasantly up to meet a narrow and steep staircase that leads to the Grotto of Matermania, also known as Grotta del Matrimonio or Matromania. From the findings that took place inside, it is not clear to which divinity the cave was dedicated in ancient times, even if the sacred destination of the place is certain. After leaving the cave you have to climb about 200 steps to get to the top where, along a small road on the right, you get to the Natural Arch. The Natural Arch, an amazing paleolithic sculpture, is what remains of a deep and very high cavity, which originally was underground and, after a landslide, became discovered. It has the features of a natural bridge between two pillars of rock and its semicircular split frames a fabulous panorama…
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 blue color of the cave is given by the light of the sun that enters through a submarine window that opens exactly under the entrance gate, thus undergoing a filtration by the water, which absorbs the red and lets the blue go.
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, from the center of Anacapri, you walk through Via Pagliaro and then Via Grotta Azzurra (3,5 km more or less) or in alternative there is a bus service that starts from Piazza della Pace in Anacapri. Once you get off the bus you will find some stairs that lead you to the sea and where you start the queue to get on the small 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.
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.
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.
Sorrento coast and Capri boat tour – Day & Night Experience
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