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Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour with a Captain

1. Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour with a Captain

Board an Amalfitan Gozzo boat for a scenic ride along the Amalfi coast. Admire natural wonders, including the Natural Arch and Faraglioni Rocks. Swim and snorkel or relax on the shores of secluded beaches. Once everybody has jumped on board and had a little briefing about how you're going to spend the day, you will be ready to set off to the west towards Positano. The route will take you along Amalfi Coast’s finest beaches as well as close to natural rock arches and into sea caves, giving you the opportunity to admire the old watchtowers that dot the entire length of this coast. You will pause at beaches reachable only by sea and have time to go snorkeling or swimming in crystal-clear waters and into grottoes. Not too far from the starting point, right after leaving the center of Amalfi, you will get close to Saint Andrew's Grotto, a huge natural sea cave full of stalactites named after the patron saint of Amalfi (Andrea). Then, once passed Duoglio and Santa Croce beaches, you will stop by the "Arc of Lovers", a natural rock arch created millions of years ago by the erosion of the sea whose shape recalls two elephants in the act of kissing. Up to not too long ago young couples used to get married on the top of it. A little later you will cruise in front of the ancient fishing village of Conca dei Marini, passing near the villa of Sophia Loren and seeing the historic hotel “Il Saraceno” located on La Vite Beach. From here you will also have a stunning view of the Santa Rosa Monastery, a former convent now converted into a luxury hotel, once home of the Dominican nuns. It's right in the kitchens of this monastery that the delicious "Sfogliatella Santa Rosa" was born, a shell-shaped pastry filled with ricotta cheese-based cream and little dried fruit pieces, typical of the local culinary tradition (don't forget to taste it before leaving!). Once past the seaside of Conca dei Marini you will enter its western basin, where you will have a beautiful view of Furore and Praiano villages and the islands of Li Galli and Capri, together with the well-known Faraglioni Rocks. Further inside this basin we will find the little Runghetiello Grotto and its tiny beach, where you will anchor for a break to go swimming or snorkeling. You will reach then the famous Furore Fjord, the only natural fjord in Italy and location of the international diving competition "MarMeeting": every year in July, professional divers from around the world compete by jumping from the top of the bridge which is 28 meters high. Navigating a little farther onward to the village of Praiano you will be able to have a close look at a bigger sea cave, the Africana Grotto, where the water has a distinctive blue color thanks to the unique refraction of light. Finally you will go round Capo Sottile and continue cruising to Positano, where you will have another break for snorkeling at a beach reachable only by the sea and so not crowded at all: La Porta. The return trip to Amalfi will give you a different but equally remarkable view of both sea and land.

From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

2. From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

Set sail along the Sorrento Coast on a boat to Capri. Admire the coastal features on the way, including the Natural Arch and the Faraglioni Rocks. Stop for a swim and explore the island of Capri. Benefit from pickup from your hotel to get to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From here depart to Capri, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way admire the ancient fishermen's village of Marina Grande. Pass by the ruins of a Roman villa and a natural waterfall that flows over the rocks. Arrive in Capri and tour the island by boat. Make stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Also admire the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni Rocks, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Enjoy some stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered onboard. Take from 3 to 5 hours to visit the island by land. Then depart from Capri to Sorrento accompanied by a Limoncello tasting.

Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Cruise with Drinks

3. Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Cruise with Drinks

Sail to the island of Capri and admire coastal highlights, including the Faraglioni rocks, sea caves, and the Natural Arch. Swim and snorkel in the crystal water before enjoying a limoncello tasting. After being picked up from a central meeting point, transfer to the port and meet your skipper. Climb onto the boat and set sail for Capri along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way, admire the ancient fishing 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. Arrive at Capri and enjoy a boat tour of the island with stops at the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Take in the spectacular views of the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. During the tour, make 2 stops for swimming and snorkeling. Take a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board including a limoncello tasting. At the end of the tour, return back to the port in Sorrento where you will be transferred back to the meeting point.

Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

4. Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Sail along the Sorrento coast and see its dazzling natural sights. Explore Capri Island, go swimming at amazing beaches, and see spectacular grottos on this boat trip departing from Positano. After pickup from the meeting point, head to the port in Sorrento area via minivan. Once at the port, leave to Capri, sailing along Sorrento coast. The first stop will be by the small waterfall of Marciano Bay where you can take pictures and a refreshing shower. Continuing the tour, admire Cala di Mitigliano and Punta della Campanella, part of the Sorrentine Peninsula featuring an ancient watchtower. Once in Capri, see the Leap of Tiberius, Villa Jovis, Coral Grotto, and White Grotto. Navigate to the Faraglioni Rocks, the symbol of the island. Admire the Cave of Love and the famous Natural Arch and Villa Malaparte, the set of several famous films and commercials. After a stop near Marina Piccola bay, disembark on the island with about 4 hours of free time to stroll along its scenic alleys. Later in the afternoon, return to the port of departure and from there hope on the return shuttle back to the meeting point.

Capri: Caves and Beaches Kayaking Tour

5. Capri: Caves and Beaches Kayaking Tour

Explore Capri island on this group kayaking tour which is perfect for all levels. Paddle along the Capri coast without damaging nature and the marine ecosystem. Hear the stories and legends of Capri that have made the island famous around the world. Upon arrival on the beach, grab all the necessary equipment and listen to your guide's instructions. Discover hidden beaches and caves that are inaccessible to boats. Immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Capri and enjoy nature. Pass through the Green cave and admire how the way the light plays on the water. Visit the Cave of the Water and learn how the Roman built the water system Feel sensations that only the sea and the sea breeze can give you. Take some unforgettable photos with the iconic Faraglioni rocks in the background.

From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

6. From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Take a full-day cruise from Amalfi to Capri Island to explore its beaches, bays, and grottos. Take in the views from the water, visit a small waterfall, and stop on the island for plenty of free time to explore. Enjoy snacks and drinks on board. Following pickup in Amalfi, take a transfer to the port in the Sorrento area (about 1 hour and 45 minutes one way). Once there, leave for Capri as you sail along the Sorrento coast. The first stop will be by the small waterfall in Marciano Bay where you can take pictures and a refreshing shower. Continuing the tour, admire Cala di Mitigliano and Punta Campanella, part of the Sorrentine Peninsula featuring an ancient watchtower. Arrive in Capri, and see the leap of Tiberius, Villa Jovis, Coral Grotto, and White Grotto. Then, navigate to the Faraglioni Rocks, a symbol of the island with its cave of love. See the Villa Malaparte, the set of famous films and commercials. Next, head near Marina Piccola Bay, a summer destination of yachts from all over the world. Later on, Disembark on the island, with about 4 hours of free time to explore on your own. After free time, head back to the departure port, where a shuttle will be waiting for you to drop you off at the meeting point in Amalfi.

Capri: Island Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto Visit

7. Capri: Island Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto Visit

Experience the majestic beauty of Capri by boat on a trip around the entire coast, and marvel at the caves that line the shore along with other natural features. You can choose to depart in the morning on a boat scheduled to arrive at the Blue Grotto before 13:00, when the lines can be very long. Take advantage of non-stop departures every 30 minutes from Pier 21 in the Marina Grande, and then cruise across the sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Pass iconic attractions, such as Tiberius's Leap where, according to legend, disobedient servants and undesired guests at the Villa Jovis were hurled over the cliff on the orders of Emperor Tiberius. See the stone arch of Arco Naturale, dating from the Paleolithic age, and pass the iconic Faraglioni rock formations before your arrival at the Blue Grotto. To visit the sea cave, board the small wooden rowboat and pay the additional €15 entrance fee. The visit is optional, and the lines can sometimes be as long as 2 hours. Along the way, benefit from the services of an English-speaking skipper - some also speak French and Spanish. 

Capri: Guided Capri and Anacapri Experience

8. Capri: Guided Capri and Anacapri Experience

When in Capri, you cannot miss the opportunity to discover its wonders. Enjoy all the sights, hidden gems, and picture-worthy views on a guided trip. Take in the sights on a boat (optional), then venture on foot through Anacapri to taste limoncello. After meeting your guide, you'll enter the Marvelous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Along the way, admire the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni. Pass through the famous Arch of Love and listen as your guide helps you to discover the best of the island, providing you with all the information you need to get to know more about the beauties of Capri. Start your walking tour through the alleys of Capri, reaching the two main points of the island by a semi-private bus. During the walking tour of Capri and Anacapri, you will visit the main attractions such as the "Garden of Augustus” and the famous “Villa San Michele," before enjoying the view from Mount Solaro. Your tour will then conclude in the afternoon at the tour's starting location.

From Sorrento: Tour of Capri Island

9. From Sorrento: Tour of Capri Island

Get out of Sorrento and enjoy a day tour of the amazing island of Capri. See the Bay of Puolo with its panorama of Vesuvius. Admire the Baths of Queen Giovanna shortly after disembarking on the island. Visit Massa Lubrense as well as the small natural waterfall at Capo Corbo. Take in the breathtaking views at Punta Campanella. The tour of the island is perhaps the best way to quickly appreciate the nature and landscape views of Capri. Enjoy a couple of hours of free exploration time on the island at the end of your tour to wander among the charming colorful houses and take in the atmosphere.

From Sorrento: Semiprivate Vesuvius Tour

10. From Sorrento: Semiprivate Vesuvius Tour

Join a semiprivate tour from Sorrento train station to Mount Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Pompeii by train, meet your private driver who will drive you up to the crater where you'll have a couple of hours of free time. Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano on mainland Europe. It is best known because of its eruption in 79 A.D. which destroyed the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. The volcano is just 6 miles from the modern city of Naples and is a popular visitor attraction with a lot of visitors every year. From the rim of this beautiful giant volcano, enjoy the breathtaking views across the Gulf of Naples with Capri, Ischia and Sorrento in the distance. On your descent to Pompeii train station, catch the regular train back in the direction of Sorrento.

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It was a wonderful trip! Communication beforehand was handled through WhatsApp. We met in Amalfi, near all the buses, at 830am. The van was nice, Giuseppe was our driver and took us to Sorrento (about an hour drive). Once in Sorrento, we met our skipper Giovanni, who was excellent. He pointed out some of the sites around Capri during the boat trip. We dropped anchor to swim in the open water for a bit (make sure you speak up if you want to!). After the swim, we were greeted back on the boat with caprese sandwiches and beer/wine/rosé/water. We got to Capri around 1pm and had to bring all our belongings with us - pack light. We had 4 hours and it went fast. Take the bus or taxi into Town Center for better restaurants. The more tourist-type restaurants are close to the marina grande. We recommend doing the chair life first, takes about 30 min roundtrip. We met back at boat at 5pm, taking us back to Sorrento where Giuseppe was waiting to drive us back to Amalfi. We loved the trip!!

This tour is mapped out perfectly. They take you on the boat directly to the island in the morning for free time to shop and eat. They recommended a private bus as the cheapest option to get around on the island, and it was easy to navigate. The tour on the boat around the island was also super fun. We went in early October, so the wait for the Blue Grotto was short (maybe 30 min). The guides were very knowledgeable and attentive. It was my birthday, and they even sang “Happy Birthday” to me in Italian. Truly a blast! Highly recommend.

Luisa and Giacomo were excellent guides! They started the trip with Prosecco and ended with limoncello. We got a full tour of the grottos around the island and got to see the blue grotto too. Luisa helped us reserve transportation so we could go to Anacapri and Capri. Fabulous day!

A really fun day out for us all - we're a family of four, with daughters aged 11 & 9 - particular highlight was taking a swim off the boat in the calm waters around Capri

The boat team was more than excellent. We went swimming, made it to the Blue Grotto and they were simply "fun" to be with.