Marina Grande, Capri

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Capri: Boat Trip Around the Island and Blue Grotto Visit

1. Capri: Boat Trip Around the Island and Blue Grotto Visit

Set sail from the port at Marina Grande and enjoy a relaxing cruise around the rugged coast of Capri. See the highlights of the glamorous island as you pass the historic Punta Carena Lighthouse and the legendary Bagni di Tiberio (Baths of Tiberius) near a former villa of the Roman emperor. Pass the sea caves of the White Grotto and Green Grotto, named for the color of the water and the light effects of the sun. Admire the impressive sea stacks of the Faraglioni rocks and get lots of information about the island from your skipper along the way. Enter the famous Blue Grotto through a small entrance and continue to a large cave under the sea, where you will be amazed by the intense blue of the water caused by a natural phenomenon involving the sun.

Capri: Living la Dolce Vita Boat Experience

2. Capri: Living la Dolce Vita Boat Experience

Begin your tour at the port of Marina Grande in Capri. An assistant will provide you with a detailed map of the island and will accompany you to the boat. Along the way, you will enter the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Admire the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni as you pass through the famous Arch of Love. The captain will assist you during the discovery of the island by providing you with all the information that you need to know about the beauties of Capri. There will be stops to go swimming and snorkeling and to enjoy a drink on board. At the end of the tour, you will return to the port of Marina Grande. 

From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour with Lunch

3. From Naples: Island of Capri Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Sail to the island of Capri from Naples on a hydrofoil. Explore the colorful streets of Capri and see the Piazzetta and the Gardens of Augustus. Hear the history from your guide and enjoy a traditional lunch. Be picked up at your hotel or other agreed meeting point in Naples and transferred to the port. At the port meet the professional guide who will accompany you on your visit to the enchanting island of Capri. The hydrofoil ride to Capri will take around 40 minutes. The first stop on your guided visit to the island is Marina Grande. Head up to Anacapri by minibus, a short and fun trip that affords marvelous views. Take a stroll in the famous Piazzetta, known as the lounge of the world, and the place to be seen for movie stars and VIPs since the times of la dolce vita in the 1950s and 60s. Your guide will tell you all about the island and its history and lead you to the Gardens of Augustus, and along the charming Via Camerelle, Via Tregare, and to the village center. Stop for lunch at a typical local restaurant, where you’ll enjoy the pleasant and refreshing local flavors. After lunch you’ll take in the celebrated views of the Faraglioni, a sight cherished even by Roman emperors. At the end of the visit the guide will accompany you back to Naples, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel or meeting point.

From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

4. From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

Embark on a guided boat cruise to the island Capri from Naples. Explore Capri and take in the views of the Gulf of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. Swim in the crystal water near the Faraglioni Rocks. Begin the tour with a pickup from the meeting point. Cross the Gulf of Naples, and take in views of the majestic Mount Vesuvius which dominates the skyline. Start the boat tour around the island from the port of Marina Grande. Go inside several stunning sea caves including the White and Green Grotto. Along the way, admire the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni, passing through the famous Arch of Love. Get all the information you need to know more about the island of Capri from your captain. If you choose the option with a swimming stop, drop anchor at Marina Piccola near the Faraglioni Rocks. Jump in the water to go swimming and enjoy a view of the towering rock formations. Explore the island on foot during your 3-4 hours of leisure time. Depart from Capri in the late afternoon. Once you have arrived at the port, enjoy a return transfer back to the starting point.

From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

5. From Naples: Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour

Embark on a guided tour of the island of Capri and visit highlights, including the Blue Grotto and Mamma Mia Road. Take the jetfoil to the island and ride the funicular to the Piazzetta. Meet your guide at the port of Naples or Sorrento and head by jetfoil to the beautiful island of Capri. Arrive at the island's main port, the picturesque Marina Grande. Visit the Blue Grotto if weather permits and follow the breathtaking Mamma Mia Road to the second-largest center on the island, Anacapri. Soak up the views and explore its narrow streets and charming piazzas.  Next, travel to the main town of Capri and La Piazetta, the vibrant center of the island. Pass bustling hotels, restaurants, and open-air cafes before finding a spot to sit and relax in the warm sunshine. Continue to the Augustus botanical gardens and get views overlooking one of Capri's best-known landmarks, the legendary Faraglioni limestone rocks. Enjoy some time to explore on your own before returning to the Marina Grande.

From Sorrento: Capri Island Day Trip with Boat Cruise

6. From Sorrento: Capri Island Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Soak up the coastal views of Sorrento on a relaxing boat trip to Capri. Swim and snorkel in the crystal waters and enjoy refreshments on board. Take time to explore the island of Capri on your own. You’ll take part in a short briefing, and then head off on a scenic cruise to the island of Capri. Departing from Marina Grande, you'll first pass by Regina’s Giovanna Baths and have views of the Ancient Roman Villa Pollio. As you approach the Isle of Capri and then cruise around it you’ll see the statue of the Scugnizzo, the Grotta del Corallo, the Grotta Bianca, the Natural Arch, Villa Malaparte, the Faraglioni, the Bay of Marina Piccola, the Grotta Verde, and the Lighthouse at Punta Carena. After cruising around the island, you’ll have 4 hours of free time to visit the center of Capri. Head to Piazza Umberto I, better known as the Piazzetta, a surprisingly small square dominated by the profile of the island's Monte Solaro. The Piazzetta is the heart of Capri's social life, and therefore became known as the Salotto del Mondo, or the world's sitting room. In the late afternoon, you’ll cruise slowly back to the mainland, leaving the legendary island behind.

From the Amalfi Coast: Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

7. From the Amalfi Coast: Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

Climb aboard and set sail for Capri. Depart from Praiano, Positano or Amalfi and marvel at the beauty of the Amalfi Coast from the sea. Admire picturesque Li-Galli Island, where Ulysses is said to have seen mermaids. Then, cruise around Capri and pass the White Grotto, Arco Naturale, Casa Malaparte and Faraglioni sea stacks. Dock at Marina Piccola for a swim, discover the Green Grotto sea cave and take an optional trip to the Blue Grotto.  Continue to Marina Grande to get 3 to 4 hours at leisure on the island. Benefit from another chance to swim on the return journey to the Amalfi Coast in the late afternoon.

Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii and Capri

8. Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii and Capri

Enjoy a tour of contrasts on a combined 8-hour day trip from Naples to Pompeii and Capri. Stroll around the ruins of a former city of the Roman Empire, and then join the jet set on a glittering jewel of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Naples (main hotels only), or from the Cruise Terminal or Napoli Centrale train station, drive to Pompeii, approximately 25 minutes along the highway. Upon arrival, an archaeologist guide will lead you around the site after your skip-the-line entrance. See the most significant buildings to build a picture of life in the Roman Republic, such as theaters, the Forum, Stabian Baths, House of the Faun, and House of the Tragic Poet. Return to Naples and climb aboard a hydrofoil for a 45-minute sea crossing to the island of Capri. Here, your guide will take you to the funicular that leads uphill through lemon groves from Marina Grande to the Piazzetta (nicknamed "The Little Theater of the World"). Enjoy some free time to shop, and stop for a coffee at the Gran Caffè Vuotto. Wander the narrow streets to find boutique fashion stores and local craft shops. Enjoy panoramic views from the belvedere of the Gardens of Augustus. Look across at sights such as Via Krupp, Mount Solaro, the Bay of Marina Piccola, and the Faraglioni sea stacks of Capri. Return to the funicular to board the hydrofoil back to the port of Naples. From the port, cruise passengers can walk back to their cruise ship, while hotel guests will be transferred by minivan to their hotels.

From Naples: Full-Day Capri Island and Blue Grotto Tour

9. From Naples: Full-Day Capri Island and Blue Grotto Tour

If you love the sun, the sea, and nature, join this tour to discover one of the world's most beautiful islands: Capri. This little treasure of the Mediterranean will charm you with its typical colors, artisan shops and luxury boutiques. Experience this unforgettable day on an island paradise. Your journey begins with a 45-minute hydrofoil crossing to the Marina Grande, the port of Capri. Discover this beautiful port, a jewel of South Italy. You'll also see why this island is a celebrated for its contributions to cinema - it has been the setting for many famous and unforgettable movies. Finally, you'll have the opportunity to visit the famous Blue Grotto, an underwater cave that can only be reached by the sea. This dream-like cave will amaze you with its multicolored reflective lights and the intensity of its colors. End your trip with a tasty lunch before taking a jet boat to return to the port of Naples.

From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

10. From Naples: Tour of Capri and Blue Grotto

Start your day trip by boarding the fast ferry for a scenic 55-minute ride to the Island of Capri. Arriving at the colorful Marina Grande your guide will organize the transfer with local private minibuses along the famous road to Anacapri village located about 1800 ft above sea level. After discovering the history of the village you may take the chairlift to Monte Solaro, the highest point of the island or visit the beautiful Villa San Michele and gardens of Axel Munthe, a Swedish physician and author of the famous book, "The Story of San Michele". After, you will have more time to explore Anacapri before the return drive half way to Capri Town. The route will offer magnificent views along the way. Walk with your guide through narrow streets to the fabled plaza, La Piazzetta, which is surrounded by old buildings, chic boutiques and gift shops and filled with sidewalk cafes. Popular with tourists and local alike, Capri is always crowded and bustling with activity. You will have time to explore before heading back down to Marina Grande. If you want, you can circumnavigate the entire coastline of Capri  by boat (not inclued) and then visit the beautiful Faraglioni rock. Go inside the Green Grotto, as well as the marvelous White Grotto. Pass by a natural arch, the lighthouse of Capri, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola and finally the Coral Grotto. This takes about 1 hour and you will skip the long lines and have plenty of opportunities to take photographs.

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What people are saying about Marina Grande, Capri

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What an amazing experience. We visited the blue grotto and in the end still did the tour around the island which was a great bonus. It seems very important to have a good guide as transportation from one point to another is challenging but our guide Michele was on point and very knowledgeable, an amazing guy also. We highly recommend him.

Excellent day and well worth doing. Loved taking the stairlift to Anacapri (extra) as the views are a must see. Loved also the boat trip around Capri at the end of the day (€20). Great to see all from the other side. The blue grotto is pretty cool. You’ll be tired at the end of the day so be warned.

Really good. Marlene gave us plenty suggestions on things to do with our free time on the island!

Capri is beautiful. Very easy to book being in Amalfi or in Positano or Naples…

All ran to a time with a really lovely tour guide. Amazing day.