Take in the sights of Capri in the best way possible - by boat!
Bypass the tourist crowds with a private excursion from Sorrento to the iconic island of Capri. Cruise in a comfortable, luxury motor boat with a local Italian captain who will show you the best of the coastline with an insider's view. Cross the Bay of Naples, where you will see the massive Mt. Vesuvius looming in the background, and enter the blue waters of Capri, where you will encounter the Faraglioni rock formations and many more notable sights, including the Blue, Green, and White Grottos.
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The excursion will begin at the port of Sorrento, where you will embark along the Sorrento Coastline on a 33/38ft motorboat. Take in the sights of natural rock formations and caves while you cross into the Bay of Naples. Mt. Vesuvius, which stands over 1000 meters tall, looms in the background. We will circumnavigate the island, and I will provide various facts about the history and culture of the island. We will then dock so that you can spend some time on land if you wish to do so.
Some of the notable sights and landmarks include:
-The Blue Grotto: Known for it's electric blue light, it was once the private bath house of Roman Emperor Tiberius before it was abandoned for centuries, feared to be cursed.
-The Green Grotto: Turquoise waters where you can swim under a natural arc leading to the other side of the grotto.
-The White Grotto: The mix of deep spring water and seawater sparkles off of a white backdrop, and a natural rock formation shapes the Virgin Mary.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Marina Piccola, Sorrento is where you will be picked up.
Walk towards the end of the pier at Marina Piccola. Before reaching the end, you will come across three green benches under an overhang. They are the only three green benches under an overhang on the pier so you won't miss them. Use that as your reference point and wait at the benches. I will pull the boat up in front of the benches.
Please be patient at this pier, as I need to radio in before entering port for the coast guard authorization. Sometimes they will make us wait a bit depending on ferry and boat traffic.
End location: You can choose to end the excursion in Capri or Sorrento. If you are transferring hotels from Sorrento to Capri, this is a great activity to do. Simply put your luggage in the cabin below and at the end of the day get dropped off in Capri.
Duration: 6 hours
Weather and/or sea conditions may affect the duration of boat tours.
A 33/38ft luxury motorboat with a restroom, cabin, outdoor freshwater shower, memory foam cushioned sundeck, shaded seating area and a fridge stocked with beverages.
Towels, beverages, insurance, gas, taxes, charter fee, captain
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 EUR - This depends on what you order at lunch, how much shopping, etc. There is no way for me to know exactly how much to bring because this depends on what/if you buy, but restaurants and shops accept credit cards as well.
-If you would like to stop at a restaurant for lunch I can recommend seaside family owned restaurants serving fresh and local foods and wines
-The Blue Grotto charges an entrance fee of €13 a person
I drive and accompany you on sea portion. Enjoy free time in a village of choice at your leisure but I will not be able to leave the boat.