Green Grotto (Grotta Verde) Tours

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One of several natural sea caves along Capri's rugged coastline, the Green Grotto (Grotta Verde) is known for the unique green light that filters through the water and reflects onto the walls, creating a striking, dreamy atmosphere inside.

The Basics
The Green Grotto was used by pirates during the 1500s to launch surprise attacks against passing ships and was known for centuries as the Cave of the Turks. It was dubbed the Green Grotto only after becoming a popular attraction with 19th-century travelers on boat excursions around Capri Island, along with the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) and the Faraglioni sea stacks. 

The cave is only accessible by water. Capri boat tours depart from numerous mainland towns, including Positano and Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Naples. These full- or half-day boat tours generally include all the sights along the island's coastline, including the Punta Carena Lighthouse, the Natural Arch, and the White Grotto (Grotta Bianca). In lieu of a private boat tour, you can also opt for simple water taxi service from Marina Grande, the main port on Capri.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Only a few small boats are able to go into the cave at once, so you may end up waiting at peak times. 
  • On a private boat tour, your skipper may allow you to dive off to swim through the grotto.
  • Only those able to get in and out of the boat can join a tour, so check in advance for information about wheelchair access and limited mobility.

How to Get There
The Green Grotto is located on the southern coast of Capri just opposite Naples, and can only be reached by sea either as part of a boat tour to Capri or by water taxi from Marina Grande.

When to Get There
The green light inside the grotto is strongest at midday, but this is also when the grotto is most crowded, especially in summer. Boat tours only run from spring through fall, as the waters off Capri are too choppy for a small boat to navigate for much of the winter. 

Capri by Land
The Mediterranean island of Capri is quite dramatic by sea, but there are also a number of beautiful places to visit on land. Among the most famous are the glamorous Piazzetta and Via Camerelle, the Gardens of Augustus, Villa San Michele, the town of Anacapri, and the charming Marina Piccola.
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Private Half-Day Boat Tour to Capri

Explore the wild beauty of Capri’s coastline on a private 3-hour boat excursion. Departing from Marina Grande, sail past rugged sea cliffs and hidden caves, including the picturesque Blue Grotto. Along the way, your personal skipper and guide will share legends of the island and point out highlights like the Punta Carena lighthouse and the ancient ruins of the Baths of Tiberius. Stop to swim or snorkel if you like, and enjoy free drinks and a light snack on board while you soak up the Mediterranean sun on this unforgettable adventure.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Boat Tour: Capri and Positano from Capri

Experience Positano and the island of Capri in luxury with a private boat tour. Pass the Faraglioni rock formations off Capri. Sail within meters of the shore for a unique vantage point on the famous Amalfi Coast. Enjoy free time in Positano or another town along the Amalfi Coast for shopping or sightseeing or stay on the boat to go swimming or snorkeling.
  • Duration: Flexible
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Small-Group Capri Day Cruise from Sorrento

Hop on a traditional wooden boat in Sorrento and set sail in the Gulf of Naples to the island of Capri. Explore the famed Blue Grotto and the Gardens of Augustus (at own expense), and learn about the history of the place on the boat ride over from your skipper. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 participants, ensuring you'll have plenty attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Capri Boat Experience from Sorrento

Discover the alluring island of Capri on a full-day boat tour departing from Sorrento. Cruise around the island to soak up views of unique coastal formations like the Blue and Green Grottoes and the famed Faraglioni rocks, and stop to swim or snorkel right off the boat. Go ashore for free time to explore Capri’s old town, where you can stroll around Piazza Umberto I and wander ancient cobblestone streets. Group size is limited to 12 for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Capri Small-Group Tour by Boat from Sorrento

Discover the best of Capri on an 8-hour small-group tour.  Convenient hotel pickup takes you to the port where you join your group of maximum 12 people. The tour is the perfect balance of water and land activities. In between seeing the Faraglioni Rocks and grotto, enjoy time to swim and snorkel from the boat. Then, take a full four hours to explore the city center of Capri independently.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Capri Cruise from Naples

Don’t worry about organizing your own transport to Capri—this full-day, small-group tour from Naples takes all the hassle out of visiting the glamorous island. Set off in the morning from a central location and transfer to Sorrento via minibus. There, board your Wi-Fi-equipped boat, and set sail for Capri. You’ll visit its many grottoes, will have time for swimming and snorkeling (equipment is provided), and can enjoy drinks and snacks on board. Then, disembark and spend half a day exploring Capri on foot.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Capri Island Boat Ride with Swimming, Sights, and Limoncello

Glide around the island of Capri by boat, and see the coastal sights from the water. From a Sorrentine boat, you’ll check out landmarks such as the Faraglioni rocks, the Punta Carena lighthouse, the Blue Grotto, and more. Take a dip in the cobalt blue waters, then relax with a happy hour drink and limoncello tasting before you return to shore.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Capri Boat Experience Daily Tour with Limoncello Tasting From Rome

Trade the hustle and bustle of Rome for a small-group boat tour to Capri. End-to-end train transfer from the city eliminates the stress of navigating a railway system in a foreign language. Discover the island's iconic costal attractions by boat, such as the Blue Grotto, and enjoy free time to swim and snorkel using provided equipment. You also get free time to explore Capri on dry land.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Capri Boat Tour: Living la Dolce Vita

Discover Capri from the sea! A tour of 2 hours to explore the most beloved island of the world. Aboard a typical Sorrento boat, you will sail all along the coast admiring majestic reefs, arches in the rock and all the famous attractions of the coast, such as the Faraglioni rocks, the lighthouse of Punta Carena, the famous Blue Grotto and the amazing White Grotto and Green Grotto. Enjoy the blue sea of Capri, swimming in the most crystalline waters of the world and relax with a happy hour, with the beauty of Capri before your eyes.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Island of Capri Boat Tour for Couples

Set sail with your sweetheart for an unforgettable voyage around the Isle of Capri on this private boat trip. Make lasting memories together as you cruise to spectacular sea caves and grottoes, including the famous Blue Grotto and lesser-known spots that swirl with mystery and romance. Learn the lessons and history of the island from an experienced local sailor, and stop to swim and snorkel in the clear blue water with provided equipment. Celebrate your voyage and your love with an included 'caprese' lunch and bottle of wine on board.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Capri Island Cruise from Sorrento

Cruise out to explore the island of Capri on this full-day tour from Sorrento. Set sail along the Sorrento coast; take in Capri highlights such as the Blue and Green Grottos, the Natural Arch, and the Faraglioni rocks; then head ashore to dine at a seafront restaurant or enjoy swimming and sunbathing at the island’s beaches.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Capri Island and Sorrento Coast Cruise from Rome by Train

Swap the city for the coast and cruise out to the island of Capri on this full-day tour from Rome. Journey by train from Rome, set sail along the Sorrento coast, and take in Capri highlights such as the Blue and Green Grottos, the Natural Arch, Faraglioni rocks, and Punta Carena Lighthouse.
  • Duration: 12 to 13 hours
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The Island of Capri by Boat

Nestled within Italy’s Bay of Naples, the sun-soaked island of Capri boasts natural rock formations and beautiful coastal scenery. On this tour, choose the start time to suit your schedule and explore this famous island by boat. Reach natural attractions including the Blue Grotto and the Faraglioni Rocks, and soak up the coastal views from your vantage point on the waves. Soak up the sunshine on-deck, or snorkel in the clear waters at your leisure.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Capri to Amalfi Coast Private Boat Excursion

Set sail on a private cruise from the island of Capri along the Amalfi Coast — one of Italy’s most spectacular stretches of coastline. As you travel towards the Amalfi Coast, see beautiful Capri behind you and the dramatic Riviera from the boat. Stop to swim or snorkel if you like, and go ashore at the picturesque village of Positano to shop, dine or explore. Customize the itinerary and choice of vessel to create your perfect day at sea, and relax on deck while your expert skipper handles the navigation.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Capri and Positano Private Boat Excursion

Soak up the Neapolitan Riviera’s famous beauty on a private, 6-hour boat excursion from Capri’s Marina Grande to the stunning coastal village of Positano. With an expert skipper at the helm, you can relax on deck and enjoy a new perspective on Capri’s hidden grottoes and the iconic Amalfi Coast. Splash into the clear water for a swim in enchanting lagoons, and feel like a maritime explorer as you enter the Bay of Naples and climb ashore at Positano. Customize the itinerary and choice of vessel for a day at sea designed just for you.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Small-Group Capri Day Trip by Boat from Sorrento

Visit Capri on a small-group day-trip from Sorrento, and enjoy exclusive use of a boat just for your group. From Piano di Sorrento, you’ll cruise past the Bagni della Regina Giovanna archeological area and the Punta Campanella, then around the chic island of Capri. Pass the grottos, the famous faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, then enjoy half a day on Capri itself to explore, swim, or bask on the beach. This day trip is available for a group of up to 12 people.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small-Group Capri Island Day Tour by Boat from Sorrento

Visit the Italian island of Capri on a day trip from Sorrento. After traveling by boat across the Tyrrhenian Sea, cruise around the island to see sights from the water, such as Grotta del Corallo and the Bay of Marina Piccola. Then spend time on the island to walk along the streets and enjoy a traditional lunch. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small-Group Capri Cruise from Sorrento

Discover the mystical Mediterranean allure of Capri on a full-day cruise departing from Sorrento. See the island’s famous sea caves and grottoes, stopping to swim and snorkel in the clear water along the way. Enjoy several hours of leisure time to explore the main town of Capri, where your guide will give you tips on the best places to shop, dine and wander. On the return journey, soak up the sun, relax and enjoy a sweet Limoncello tasting on deck. Numbers are limited to 12 people for a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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