Capri and Sorrento Coast Boat Tour from Positano

Swim, snorkel, relax, and explore colorful caves on your way to Capri with this small group day trip

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 3 Reviews · 10.00h 12 max · Amalfi Coast, Italy

Looking for the perfect way to spend a day in stunning Capri? This small group trip lets you avoid the crowded ferries and set sail along the Amalfi Coast in a semi-private boat, with return transportation from Positano included. Admire the beautiful coastline around the Port of Sorrento, stop to swim and snorkel in magical caves and reefs, then spend a free afternoon exploring the charms of Capri. With drinks and snacks provided on board, it’s the ideal VIP Capri tour!

Tour Details
  • Comfortable transport from Positano
  • Sail from Sorrento to Capri with your expert skipper
  • Explore Capri's iconic grottoes
  • Cruise past the Faraglioni rocks
  • Snorkel and swim in the Mediterranean waters
  • Relax on board with snacks, beer, and wine
  • Free time in charming Capri
  • The ideal way to see the Amalfi Coast!

Your day begins with ease, as a driver picks you up from your Positano hotel to take you to the Port of Sorrento. After meeting your skipper, friendly local trip leader, and your small group of shipmates, you’ll set off across the calm waters of the Mediterranean towards Capri by boat. You’ll visit the famous caves that surround the island, including the Green, White and Marvelous Grottoes. You can even choose to visit the world-famous Blue Grotto! At Capri, you'll have plenty of time to explore the island and enjoy a leisurely lunch. From the boat, you can also enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and plenty of on-board refreshments.

Capri from Positano Day Trip Description

Your 10-hour tour includes:

  • Air-conditioned transportation to and from Positano

  • Semi-private boat for the day

  • Visits to the Green, White and Marvelous Grottoes

  • Option to visit Blue Grotto (purchase ticket locally)

  • Free time to explore Capri (lunch not included)

  • Swimming and snorkeling time (bring your own snorkel or buy onsite)

  • Snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks included on the boat

  • Maximum group size of 12

Morning Pickup from Positano

Your day begins at an easy meeting point in central Positano. Hop into a luxury van where you'll drive along the Amalfi Coast to the Port of Sorrento, where your boat will be waiting along with your English-speaking trip leader and skipper.

The boat holds a maximum of 12 people, a wonderful small group to explore Capri and the coast. As you pull out of the marina, take in the amazing views of Sorrento and the surrounding cliffs before turning your eyes to Capri.

Cruise to Capri

Sit back and relax as the boat cruises along the coast of the Bay of Naples. As Sorrento disappears from view, you'll approach the eye-catching island of Capri—known as one of Italy's most luxurious destinations.

One of your first views will be the ruins of Tiberius' Imperial Palace. The second emperor in Roman history lived in Capri during the tumultuous days of his reign. Your tour leader will tell the story of how the Roman Empire almost collapsed just a few years into Tiberius' rule.

You'll continue to Marina Grande, the main fishing village of the island, where tiny fishing boats and bright houses give off the warm local energy that made Capri famous. You'll be returning to Capri later on to explore at your own pace, and your local crew will have plenty of recommendations to offer.

Green, White and Marvelous Grottoes

Before docking, you'll sail around the island to see more of the stunning coastline. With stops to swim or snorkel in the warm Mediterranean Sea, you'll cruise through the three of Capri's stunning grottoes (sea caves). Take in the serenity of the Green, White and Marvelous Grottos before returning to Marina Grande to disembark.

This tour doesn't stop at the famous Blue Grotto due to long waiting times, but you can visit during your free time in Capri if you'd like to. Tickets are required to hop on one of the approved rowboats that enter the Blue Grotto, so just make sure to bring the €14 entry fee in cash for each person in your group and enjoy a dazzling ride through this incredible cave

Explore the Island of Capri

Arriving back in Marina Grande, your boat will dock in the marina and you'll have a few hours to take in this charming little island at your own pace. Your crew will be happy to tell you where to get the best past, pizza and seafood for lunch, and you can stroll through the cobblestone streets to your heart's content.

You may decide to visit the Blue Grotto, take the funicular (tram) through the lemon groves to Capri Town where you'll find most of the designer shops, or you can simply take a walk and find one on the many incredible viewpoints on the island. After a few hours of free time, head back onto the boat for the final stretch of your day at sea.

Swimming, Snorkeling and Relaxation

Throughout the day, there will be plenty of chances to jump in the warm Mediterranean waters for a swim, or you can choose to snorkel and explore the reefs and caves. (Bring your own snorkel gear or purchase onsite.) With beer, wine, and soft drinks included on board, enjoy a relaxing cruise in one of the world's most beautiful settings.

A wonderful day on the water, this day trip to Capri from Positano is sure to be a top memory from your Italian vacation. Once the boat returns to Sorrento, a car will be waiting to bring you back to Positano. Ciao!

What you get with this tour
Air-conditioned transportation to and from Positano
Semi-private boat for the day
Visits to the Green, White and Marvelous Grottoes
Option to visit Blue Grotto (purchase ticket locally)
Free time to explore Capri (lunch not included)
Swimming and snorkeling time (bring your own snorkel or buy onsite)
Snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks included on the boat
Maximum group size of 12
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Wonderful day trip
28 June 2022
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Matthew Dunn

Our driver picked us up from a central location in Positano and took us to the Port in Sorrento where we checked in and met our boat and crew around 10:30. We ended up with a party of nine people which felt just perfect for the size of a boat. There was space on the sundeck and at the aft of the boat to enjoy the wall-to-wall sunshine. Take note !! there is a limited shade available on the boat so bring your sun hat and sun cream. We really enjoyed our young host Luciano and he was great fun keeping us in order and showing us the sites as we rounded the island of Capri . We had a glass of Prosecco and light snacks on route to Capri. We had time for a swim in the ocean before lunch and when we got off the boat at Capri harbor around 12:30 we had just over five hours free time on the island. All our group used a private bus to go up to Ana Capri and then on to Capri before coming back down to the port … this works really well. The two guys on the crew (Lu and ‘Jack Sparrow’) gave us fresh sandwiches as we got off the boat (so you don’t need to buy lunch in Capri if you don’t want to.). But we enjoyed a great lunch at a restaurant with an unrivaled view up in AnaCapri . Bus then took us down to Capri. After time exploring old Capri and the amazing views at Augustus Gardens, window shopping and the plentiful cafés we left the island around 5:40 PM to come back to Sorrento. The whole day was great fun with a great crew and we made some new friends. Highly recommend it. (Don’t forget your sun hat and sunscreen)

Great! Capri boat tour from Positano
26 January 2022
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We had a great day with You Know! company on this boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri. The pick-up was on time and the boat was comfortable and very clean, combined with an amazing crew who explained everything on the way and made our day memorable. Definetely worth the money!

Great Time!
18 January 2022
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This was an amazing day. Though we thought the boat would leave from Positano, we actually drove to Sorrento first. It was beautiful there and the boat was great. The captain and guide were so nice and we had an amazing tour of the area. The kids really enjoyed snorkeling!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

At an easy meeting point in central Positano where a comfortable Minivan will come to drive you to the Port of Sorrento to meet your boat.

What to bring?

We recommend bathing suits for swimming and the beach. If you have a snorkel then you can bring this too! We also recommend bringing some cash with you especially if you'd like to visit the Blue Grotto during free time

Where to meet?

At an easy meeting point in central Positano where a comfortable Minivan will come to drive you to the Port of Sorrento to meet your boat.

What to bring?

We recommend bathing suits for swimming and the beach. If you have a snorkel then you can bring this too! We also recommend bringing some cash with you especially if you'd like to visit the Blue Grotto during free time

Where does the boat leave from?

The boat leaves from the Sorrento harbor. Transportation to and from Positano is included.

Can I visit the Blue Grotto?

This tour doesn't stop at the famous Blue Grotto due to long waiting times, but you can visit during your free time in Capri if you'd like to. Tickets are required to hop on one of the approved rowboats that enter the Blue Grotto, so just make sure to bring the €14 entry fee in cash for each person in your group and enjoy a dazzling ride through this incredible cave.

Is snorkeling equipment included?

In compliance with Covid-19 health and safety measures, snorkeling equipment is not currently provided on board. Please bring your own, or you can buy equipment new in Sorrento before boarding: € 9 mask, € 6 snorkel.

How much free time will I have on Capri?

You'll have a minimum of 3-5 hours in the island, and you trip leader can give you plenty of recommendations on what to do.

What if I have concerns about my mobility?

You'll need to be able to get on and off a boat, of course, but all swimming and snorkeling activities are entirely optional. Your time on Capri island is free, so you can decide for yourself what itinerary is manageable.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, but it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Sorrento.

Is lunch included with this tour?

A full lunch isn't included with this tour, although plenty of snacks and drinks will be available while you're on the boat. At lunchtime, you'll be exploring Capri island independently, but the crew will be more than happy to tell you about some great local lunch spots!

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