Although we had a fabulous day, there are some aspects that I wish I was prepared for upfront. The organization in the morning is lacking. Our bus driver got lost and had to stop multiple times for directions. Once we got down to the office, we had to wait in line, then wait again for our number to be called. I thought that was the point of booking in advance. Further, they do not call the numbers in order so if you are 7 and you hear 6, you think you are next only to have them call 2. Once on the boat, the tour guide was amazing and the boat ride was beautiful. Despite saying that snorkeling gear is included, do not expect to have much time to swim. After going on the tour, I understand that it is a lot to fit into one day, but I was not expecting 5 minutes to jump in the water surrounded by dozens of other boats. Capri is extremely crowded, I highly recommend that future guests are warned of the lines to take the bus to Anacapri. We ended up taking a taxi despite having already paid for our bus ticket, but on the way back the taxi line was just as long. Buses kept coming to the stop full, so we took the bus to Capri and decided we would walk down to the Marina. Halfway down, we learned that the path was closed and we had to walk a longer way along the road. After walk/running back, we learned that the group was preparing to leave without us and another group. I was shocked that we were expected to sit around for nearly an hour in the morning and then we were going to be left after being a few minutes late. We finally convinced the group that the other two girls were also trying to get back and were going through a rough time being from Puerto Rico and not knowing whether their family was safe or not. Eventually, we continued our pleasant trip back with the entire group. All in all, Marco was great and I am glad that I did it. I think everyone should experience it once, but I won't be doing it again.
El viaje hasta Capri fue muy agradable, pudimos nadar en una parada antes de llegar a la isla y las vistas desde la lancha son excepcionales! La atención a bordo de Pino, el conductor de la lancha, fue muy buena.
Dos detalles para cuestionar: uno es el tiempo de espera entre la llegada al puerto de Sorrento y el embarque, que fue más de una hora, y el segundo es que, una vez desembarcados en Capri quedamos sin guía ni información para movernos por ahí. Considero que el precio de la excursión podría incluir la subida a La Piazzeta por funicular o bus con alguna prioridad para la agencia. También el tiempo de espera para acceder al funicular fue de una hora para subir y otra para bajar. De las cuatro horas en Capri sólo se aprovechan dos para recorrer.
Overall the day was fabulous despite a few problems which you just have to go with. The plus points centre around a lovey boat trip out and back stopping off around key points of the island for a swim or just relaxing on the boat. The weather was fabulous. the negatives were the land bits. it took over 90 minutes from hotel pick up to getting on the boat. the Italians have the slowest checking in system where every day tripper queues up at once to get sorted by two people. The other negative was Capri in August. It was hot and with tourists I added to this obviously!. It is beautiful island and is probably better appreciated in quieter times. Overall a fabulous day and the trip is worth putting up with the occasional hassle.