A 4 hour boat tour to discover the island of Capri, its caves, including the famous Blue Grotto, the iconic Faraglioni sea stacks and a lot more. Enjoy a couples of stops for swimming and snorkeling in the most beautiful spots of the island.
Duration 4 hours
Small Group Max 12-14 people
Pick-up Hotel in Sorrento
Without a doubt, of all of the amazing things to do in Sorrento, the one thing you must experience is a boat tour around the legendary island of Capri. Explore the Sorrento coast and the island of Capri in the easiest and funniest way, on a comfortable boat with a small group and a great captain: you will see all the highlights along the coast, kiss under the iconic Faraglioni rocks, enter and admire all the caves and their colors, but most of all you will swim and snorkel in the most amazing spots of the island.
Tour program of the Sorrento coast and Capri boat trip Fun & Swim:
Pick-up from your hotel or from 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 in Mitigliano bay, 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 and the Blue Grotto*; along the way you will admire the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena.
During the tour, there will be two stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board.
Departure from Capri to Sorrento with limoncello tasting.
Return to the port of Piano di Sorrento and transfer to your hotel or to the meeting point.
*The visit at the Blue Grotto is subject to favorable sea and weather conditions. It is possible that the Grotto will be closed if the sea and weather conditions are not good enough.
**Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the Blue Grotto will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate like the CDC vaccine card). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.
***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: Pick-up from/to hotel – Professional skipper English speaking – Appetizers – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The price does not include: Entrance fee to the Blue Grotto, which is 14,00 € per person.
Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera.
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 .
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.
It is very important to know that swimming is strictly forbidden and during the visit there is no way to swim. Swimming, apart from being illegal, is very dangerous: the entrance is low and narrow and just a little higher wave can make you finish with the head against the rock.
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.
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 …
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 color. 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 colors 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.
The Blue Grotto is not included in the price of the tour as it’s a private Grotto. 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 (€ 14,00 p.p.). The access to the Blue Grotto is always subject to weather conditions therefore inaccessibility does not depend on our company.
The boat will only wait a maximum time of 30 minutes in front of the Blue Grotto in order to comply with all the stages of the tour (please bear in mind that during high season the queue line could be of hours to enter this grotto).
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, Capri and Blue Grotto boat tour Fun & Swim – Half day tour
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€ 69 Adults
Free cancellation within 24 hours
Duration: 4 hours
Small groups of maximum 12-14 people
Pick-up from your hotel and drop-off on the return
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