Capri Blue Grotto Boat Tour From Sorrento

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 to 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Blue Grotto is the most famous sight on Capri, but the long wait at the cave entrance means that many boat tours skip a stop here. With this tour, set sail first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and cut wait times to a minimum. After taking in the grotto, enjoy a boat tour around the island with stops to swim and free time to explore on land.
  • Early arrival at the Blue Grotto to guarantee a visit inside the cave
  • Take in other highlights off the coast of Capri, including the Faraglioni
  • Relax on board with a padded sundeck, beverages, and snacks
  • Visit the Piazzetta and other sights on land at your own pace

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soft drinks
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Restroom on board
  • Entrance ticket to the Blue Grotto: €14 p.p. to be paid in cash on spot
  • Embarkation tax in Sorrento + Disembarkation tax in Capri: €7.50 p.p to be paid at the meeting point

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Ristorante Ruccio
    Piazza Marinai d’Italia, 33, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

    Our meeting point is located just outside the entrance of Bar Ruccio (Sorrento Port Marina Piccola).

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Recommend a trip up to Anacapri and then take the chair lift up to Monte Solaro to get best views of the island and beyond.
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Must do capri
yashas_M, Mar 2023
Really nice trip. Small group good to mingle The places were mind blowing I definitely enjoyed it! The boat guys were very caring and professional really nice .
Beautiful unforgettable day!
Edith_B, Mar 2023
Victorio(sp) was an excellent guide!!! Very personable and knowledgeable. He made out group feel comfortable and treated each of us as friends. Also our captain (sorry forgot his name) was excellent with the boat and getting in to tight places and allowing time for us to enjoy the gorgeous Amalfi coast. Thanks for a wonderful unforgettable experience!!
Best tour ever
DeeDee_M, Oct 2022
Flavio was a terrific guide. His enthusiasm about the area made the tour much more enjoyable. The highlight was going into the Blue Grotto, even though getting into & out of the little row boat was a bit dicey! Everyone was very helpful. We recommend this tour without hesitation. We give this tour 5 stars.
A Must
kelanlaughlin, Oct 2022
Wow- a must tour. From the beginning this tour was outstanding with our crew. They got us to the blue grotto before anyone else and we had the opportunity to experience this gem without a wait. Throughout our boat tour the crew was friendly, knowledgeable and went the extra mile to make our trip special. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a toast of Prosecco and cheers from all. An outstanding tour!
October Capri
Tracy_R, Oct 2022
Flavio was attentive enthusiastic and charming. Giving us great information as we traveled. Info on line should explain more details regarding swimming -that it is still possible into the end of October. Also that we should take a bus right at the top to get into town when we arrived in Capri. We were stupid to think we could walk. Lucky a taxi picked us up We enjoyed the whole day.
Wonderful Capri Boat Tour!
Jim_C, Oct 2022
Our group of four had the very best time on our boat tour. We were not sure that we were going to be able to go into the Blue Grotto because of the high tide as they had not been able enter for the past several days but we did and it was fabulous! The water is so incredibly clear and blue! Sailing around the Mediterranean Sea and visiting the Island of Capri are highlights of our Italian vacation and our best day spent in Sorrento! Captain Sabastiano and Pasquale were the perfect hosts and entertainers. We were all treated as friends not paying guests and it really added to the day on the water. I highly recommend this tour!
Wonderful boat tour!...
Shivani_D, Oct 2022
Wonderful boat tour! Worth every dollar for the quality and time you get to explore. Friendly hosts and gave a lot of info throughout the tour of what things were. Loved it!
I was in Italy for two weeks and this was my favorite part of the trip.
Sally_K, Oct 2022
The tour guide and the boat driver were really entertaining and gave a great history. I am 74 and alone and bit nervous but, they made it a wonderful experience.
David_L, Oct 2022
We had the best day with the Captain and Luca! Luca (I lost his card and is hoping that is his name, maybe Anthony if not) but was super informative about everything from food recommendations, to culture, history, ambience and so much more! Worth every penny and had such an amazing day thanks to this crew and excursion!
Amazing experience, our operator gave 150% this alone made it very special experience
Brenda_B, Oct 2022
The caring of our operator who made everyone feel special, and the other guest on board. It was wonderful.
Marcello_R, Oct 2022
Great day. Dario was an excellent guide & captain. All the little touches like sandwiches & drinks were wonderful.
Best tour ever!
eshyah_s, Oct 2022
This was one of the best tours ever! Well paced, with a ton of stuff packed into a day, but we never felt rushed. Lucca and Vincenzo, our fearless leaders, were charm personified, and Lucca is only 23 years old! Vincenzo didn't say much but he was always at your elbow with a helpful hand and welcoming smile. We started out the AM with a beautiful ride to the island. At The Blue Grotto we had to switch to small row boats, which was interesting and kind of fun. The water in the grotto was really blue! The rowers all sang different Italian songs at the same time and the acoustics of the cave made it sound kind of great. Then we went to Annacapri (I think) for a 3 hour land stop which allowed us to take convertible taxis (yes, it's a thing) over to Capri proper. I have to say it was underwhelming, but, oh well. They did have a funicular down to the docks, which had a nice view and had a light lunch. Back to the meeting place, onto the boat and time for a swim. In late October the water was too cold for me but everyone else jumped in. I spent the time in an interesting conversation with Lucca, which I enjoyed. Then it was time for the Proseco! Yum! They then showed us some more grottos on that side of the island and we even sailed through it! After sailing through an archway in a limestone outcropping we cruised back to Sorrento. The icing on the cake was that Lucca told us about an elevator to get back to the level of the town. It was a steep walk down so I was very glad of his thoughtfulness. It's clear that they love their jobs.l
Wonderful day in Capri
Timothy_W, Oct 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed the boat trip to Capri. Our captain timed our arrival at the blue grotto perfectly so we were able to get right in with no waiting. The boat (Fratelli 36) was very spacious and had tremendous dynamic stability (stayed flat in the swells). We loved the ride up the chairlift! Marina Piccolo was very nice and accommodating avoiding the crowds from the other side. The captain’s mate was great and attended to everyone in addition to having a quick wit; he made the trip very fun for all!
Highlight of our honeymoon
Kain_H, Oct 2022
Luca and Vinccino were amazing! They made the trip so fun for us and we’re very knowledgeable of the history of the island. We had an awesome group too!
This was a really...
Sinead_B, Oct 2022
This was a really beautiful trip. The guys from the tour company were friendly and well organised. Flavio was our tour guide who was absolutely brilliant, very knowledgeable, friendly and professional, he made sure everyone had a drink and was enjoying themselves. Highly recommend this tour. Annoyingly we paid a lot more via viator in comparison to others who found alternative deals or booked with the company. The blue grotto is stunning but this is paid separately and our guy (in the row boat) really pushed for a tip, in fact he told us how much he wanted which was quite rude. Every other aspect of the trip was absolutely stunning and the tour company and boat was fab.
Best day ever!!
Kellie_F, Oct 2022
This tour was hands down the best day! From the tour guide to the blue grotto to the 3 hours on Capri to the boat tour back and time for swimming it was truly amazing and unforgettable! I would recommend this to anyone I know! Because of the early start time we were ahead of the crowds at the blue grotto and at the chair lift to Anacapri! Our guide Flavio was wonderful, made sure we were comfortable and so informative!!
Day Trip
Amelia_F, Oct 2022
Amazing day trip! Sebastiano and Pasquale were awesome hosts! Numbers capped at a small group leaving plenty of room to lie around on the boat! Plenty of time in Capri + opportunity to swim in the beautiful blue Mediterranean!
A unforgettable experience
Nancy_J, Oct 2022
Our captain Flavio made this experience so memorable for us all. He took pictures, was a great guide, educated us about the culture and overall made sure we had a great time! He was truly a gem! Highly recommended tour and experience I will never forget.
Best Capri tour
Michelle_P, Oct 2022
Best boat tour we have taken! Small group on the boat but enough room for everyone! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Capri! Blue grotto was amazing!
Amazing day around capri
Chris_C, Oct 2022
This excursion was amazing from start to finish. Ferdinando was an amazing tour guide. Very personable and knowledgeable about capri. We had 12 people on this boat which was a perfect size. Plenty of space for everyone. Ferdinando and the captain took us around the island and showed us all of the grottos. The blue grotto was closed when we got there due to the water being a little too rough, but it opened later in the day and we were able to tour the grotto. Well worth the 14 euro a person. After the blue grotto we disembarked on the island and had a few hours to explore, which was a perfect amount of time. We finished the day with swimming and Prosecco. Would recommend this tour a million times.