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9 BEST Capri Boat Tours from Sorrento by an Italian [2024]

In search of the most incredible Capri boat tours from Sorrento? Capri is an amazing island worth visiting, especially by boat! Check out this list of the best options from Sorrento.

Located just off the coast of southern Italy, Capri is a small but stunning island known for its rugged cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and glamorous atmosphere. In fact, it’s one of my favorite places in Italy – and I’m Italian! Born and raised in Bologna, a few hours north of Capri.

I always recommend spending at least one night in Capri – you’ll get to see the island at its finest, after the crowds of day trippers leave. But I get it, not everyone has the time or the budget to make it happen.

Then, how do you enjoy your day trip to Capri and escape the crowds? You explore this paradise by boat! There is no better way to enjoy the island.

A boat in front of Capri Port. Image inserted in a post about the best Capri boat tours from Sorrento.

From Sorrento, there are plenty of Capri boat tours available. They will allow you to take in the island’s natural beauty while learning about its rich history and culture.

Additionally, you can also explore the famous Blue Grotto if you choose a tour that includes it. Too crowded for your liking? No worries, there are plenty of other grottos that are less famous that you’ll be able to visit by boat.

There are options available for everyone, whether you desire a private boat experience or a more affordable group tour. In this article, we’ll take a look at nine of the best Capri boat tours from Sorrento, so you can choose the one that’s right for you and make the most of your time on this magical island.

👉 Why should you trust me? I’ve been running this blog for 10 years and I’ve been traveling full-time for the last five. You can say I’m a bit of an expert in selecting the best tours and activities – especially when it comes to Italy, my own country!

I use and trust Get Your Guide and Viator to book tours when I travel. I especially recommend them because of their fantastic cancellation policy. If your travel plans change, you can cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

The 3 VERY Best Capri Boat Tours from Sorrento

➤ Get your legs ready for the ultimate Boat Excursion to Capri Island that departs straight from Sorrento. You’ll avoid those ferry delays and crowds and cruise along the coast, enjoy marvelous sights and make stops to swim before docking for some free time to explore Capri by foot. 

The tour includes hotel pickup, transport to the departure port, snacks, drinks, and even a vegetarian sandwich on board. Don’t miss the chance to take in the stunning views of Marina Piccola, Marina Grande, and Faraglioni as you cruise past them. 

Boat Excursion to Capri Island: Small Group from Sorrento

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, snacks, free time on the island, and a swimming stop. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

➤ Embark on an unforgettable journey to the enchanting island with this Capri and Blue Grotto Day Trip. This full-day boat tour of Capri from Sorrento offers round-trip jetfoil transfers and a minibus ride on the island to take in the stunning views along the famous ‘Mamma Mia’ road. 

You’ll get to explore the lively towns of Anacapri and Capri, browse handicraft stores, and marvel at natural wonders like the Blue Grotto and the Faraglioni. With a personalized experience and a funicular ride to Marina Grande, this tour is the perfect way to experience the magic of Capri.

Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, Blue Grotto entry tickets (or a boat tour around the island if the grotto is closed), and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

➤ Take a break from Sorrento and hop on a boat to the beautiful island of Capri with the Private Capri and Blue Cave Tour. This private excursion takes you and your friends to the famous island where you’ll get to visit ancient ruins, swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Naples, and enjoy some shopping and people-watching at Piazzetta. 

The boat tour from Sorrento to Capri includes a stop at Punta Campanella for some snorkeling. Be sure to keep an eye out for dolphins! 

📝 This private boat tour from Sorrento to Capri includes: Transfers, snorkeling equipment, drinks and snacks, a professional skipper, and a beach towel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto Guaranteed

Avoid the dreaded wait at the famous sea cave with this Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento. You’ll leave the crowds behind and experience the wonders of the Blue Cave before anyone else, and then take a boat tour around Capri with stops for swimming and some free time to explore the island. 

Marvel at the Punta Carena Lighthouse, the stunning Faraglioni Rocks, and the bustle of Piazzetta as you discover Capri at your own pace. Cap off the tour with onboard beverages and snacks while you take in the sights around you. 

Capri Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, snacks, drinks, snorkeling equipment, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

The BEST Private Boat Tours from Sorrento to Capri 

➤ If you’re looking for Blue Grotto tours from Sorrento to enjoy with your group, you can’t go wrong with this 8-hour Capri and Blue Cave Private Tour.

You’ll sail along the coast accompanied by an English-speaking skipper admiring the breathtaking views of Sorrento and Capri. See the famous landmarks of the island, like the Blue Grotto and the Faraglioni, from up close and swim in the crystal-clear waters of Capri. 

You’ll also get to take a stroll through the famous Piazzetta, do some shopping, and snorkel in the marine park of Punta Campanella before heading back. With a bit of luck, you might even spot some dolphins! Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure.

📝 This tour includes: Private transfers, hotel pick-up and drop-off, a skipper, snacks, drinks, and all the snorkeling equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

➤ The best Capri boat tour from Sorrento for a luxurious and intimate experience is this private Sorrento to Capri Cruise. You’ll be led by your own personal captain, and get to choose between a traditional wooden boat or a sleek speedboat to glide around the stunning coastline. 

Discover hidden grottos and swim in the sheltered coves before docking to explore the charming island on foot. This Capri private boat tour from Sorrento allows you to enjoy a tailored itinerary and receive personalized attention from your captain. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided on board. 

Private Tour: Sorrento to Capri Cruise

📝 This Capri cruise from Sorrento includes: Private boat to Capri from Sorrento, snorkeling equipment, bottled water, snacks, alcoholic drinks, and a captain. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

A Boat Tour To Capri on a Budget

If you’re on a budget, one of the best Capri tours from Sorrento is this Coast and Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, which allows you to indulge in a day of sea and natural wonders as you sail toward the island of Capri. With the informative commentary from your captain, you’ll explore the Gulf of Naples and Sorrento Coast before delving into the island’s breathtaking White and Green grottoes and other natural sights. 

With the option to swim and taste Limoncello, this excursion offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Plus, you’ll enjoy four to five hours of free time to discover the island’s enchanting culture and attractions.

📝 This Capri boat trip from Sorrento includes: Boat transfers, entry to the grottoes, a boat tour around the island, a map of Capri, and limoncello tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

Capri Boat Tour Day & Night

Bask in the sunset glow, and cruise around the island of Capri on this magical Day & Night Boat Tour from Sorrento. You’ll depart in the early evening and sail to Capri as your skipper points to ancient fishing villages, Roman ruins, and natural wonders along the Sorrento coast.

Take a dip in the ocean, explore the island on foot, and stop to visit grottos and sea stacks before returning to Sorrento at the fashionable hour of 11.30 PM. This is the perfect way to enjoy a night out and experience the magic of Capri!

📝 This Capri tour from Sorrento includes: Snacks and drinks, roundtrip transportation, and a professional skipper. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Boat Tour To Capri and Ieranto Natural Park

Join this Boat Tour to Capri & Ieranto National Park for a full day out. You’ll depart from Marina del Cantone in Nerano and take in the views of the coastline and the approaching island as you comfortably relax on the boat. 

Opt for a transfer from Sorrento and enjoy a full 6 hours of exploration at your leisure. Discover the marine protected area of Ieranto Bay, where according to the legend the Sirens once lived, and make a full circle back to Nerano in the evening. 

While exploring the island, don’t forget to hit up the luxury shops and quieter alleys of Anacapri and sip a coffee at Piazzetta! This is one of the best boat tours to Capri from Sorrento for nature lovers. 

📝 This tour includes: Boat cruise to Capri, a tour around the island, free time to explore on your own, entrance to Ieranto Bay, and guides onboard. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Capri Boat Tours from Sorrento FAQs

What are the best Capri day trips from Sorrento?

In my opinion, these below are the ultimate excursions to Capri from Sorrento: 
Boat Excursion to Capri Island: Small Group from Sorrento
Capri and Blue Grotto Day Trip
Capri Island and Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

Do I need to book a Capri boat tour in advance?

While Capri boat tours don’t necessarily sell out much in advance, it’s advisable to book your tour to the island as soon as you know your dates to ensure your spot in the boat. I especially recommend it if you’re going to visit Capri in July or August, and if you’re interested in a boat tour that includes the Blue Grotto (those sell out faster).

How long is the boat ride from Sorrento to Capri? 

The ferry ride to Capri from Sorrento takes 20-30 minutes. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.