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Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco, Piano di Sorrento, Vico Equense

Choose pickup in Sorrento, Naples, etc
Free time to visit Capri on land
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat

€ 55 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours 10 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 32 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)
Small-Group Capri Boat Tour w/Swim
Shared

Departure from Capri

A personalized experience with a small group
A traditional wooden gozzo boat
Time to swim off the island's coastline

Boat

€ 50 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(508 Reviews)
Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri
Shared

Departure from Positano

Full-day tour
Stops for a swim and time on land from Marina Grande
Drinks and snacks included in the price

Capri boat (shared)

€ 85 per guest € 90

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(657 Reviews)
From Naples Hydrofoil to Amalfi and Positano
Shared

Departure from Port of Naples

Cruise along the Amalfi Coast
Avoid the traffic and delays on land
Explore both Positano and Amalfi in one day

Hydrofoil from Naples 8:35AM

€ 63 per guest

Duration 10 hours

Departure from Capri

Traditional wooden boat from Capri - Day tour.

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.80

From € 390

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(216 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Blue Grotto visit
Flexible open ticket
Tour in English and Italian

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)

Rent

Explore Capri independently
Six hours with delivery at the port
Map of the island included

Scooter

From € 55 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 6 hours

Excellent
(463 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Positano

Travel between Capri and Positano in just 40 minutes
Expert skipper
Powerful and comfortable speedboat

Itama 38 and other options...

From € 500 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 1 hour

Excellent
(175 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Make the most of your time
Swim and snorkel from the boat
Traditional gozzo and English-speaking skipper

Aprea 36 - Demitta and other options...

From € 750 Per boat | Max 12 passengers € 850

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(25 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
Visit the vineyard and winery

€ 40 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Traditional wooden boat without a skipper
Complete freedom at sea
No boating licence requested

Lancia caprese

From € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(130 Reviews)

Sorrento Insider: Your Complete Guide

A dramatic cliff rising directly above the waters of Italy’s Mediterranean coastline, offering spectacular views over the Bay of Naples. A historic center made up of a maze of narrow lanes lined with shops, cafès, restaurants, and limoncello sellers. To one side, the crystalline sea and to the other lush hills covered in citrus groves. Highlights like Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius, and Ischia all within striking distance for a day trip. And to top it off, a mild climate all year round and the delightful cuisine of southern Italy.

Sorrento ticks all the right boxes, which is why it is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in Italy. It’s a place you’ll want to return to over and over again.

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Where is Sorrento?

Sorrento is in the Italian region of Campania about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Naples (Napoli) and 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Salerno.
This resort town is the capital of the Sorrentine Peninsula, a tongue of land that is home to the towns of Sorrento, Sant’Agnello, Piano di Sorrento, Meta, and Vico Equense. The Amalfi Coast lines the opposite side of the peninsula, with A-list villages like Positano and Amalfi seeing millions of visitors a year.

Where should I stay in Sorrento?

The main square in Sorrento is called Piazza Tasso, where the pedestrian-only Corso Italia and Via San Cesareo set off. This is the heart of the historic center (“centro storico”) and the best area to book an accommodation in Sorrento, as it’s convenient to get around on foot, is thick with trattorias and cafés just steps away, and is a strategic point for setting off to explore the area’s highlights from Pompeii at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius to the Amalfi Coast. The town’s port sits just below the main square, where you can catch boat tours or ferries to Capri (home of the (Blue Grotto) and other destinations in the Bay of Naples and the Circumvesuviana train station is just a few minutes away on foot. Here, you can catch a train to Pompeii or Herculaneum or a Sita bus to Positano or Amalfi.

What should I see in Sorrento?

The history of Sorrento stretches back 1,000 years, so the town is rich in historic and cultural sights. For a good overview of the area’s history, stop at the Museo del Correale di Terranova Museum to visit its archaeological collection with finds dating from the ancient Greeks and Roman, a collection of precious Capodimonte porcelain, and paintings from the Neapolitan school. Be sure to take a stroll through the garden, as well.

While you explore Sorrento’s historic center on foot, stop to admire the frescoed cupola of the del Sedil Dominova, where the local nobility would once gather. From here, walk the narrow lanes downhill to the entrance of the Villa Comunale, a beautiful public garden with a panoramic terrace that takes in all of the Bay of Naples. Along the way, stop to take in the Cloister of San Francesco, built in the 1300s, and the adjacent church. Take a moment to visit the local Church of Sant’Antonino, as well, to admire its fascinating collection of votive objects on the lower floor. Once you return to the main Piazza Tasso, look over the railing on the Valley of the Mills (Vallone dei Mulini), one of the many gorges that cut through the coastline from the mountain peaks to the water’s edge. Here you can take in the remains of a historic mill and woodworks. As evening falls, head down to Marina Grande, a charming fishing village where you can enjoy a dinner of fresh fish and seafood right on the water.

While you’re staying in Sorrento, visit the lovely Bagni della Regina Giovanna in Capo di Sorrento. This unique spot is made up of a natural pool contained in the remains of an ancient Roman villa. Passionate hikers can also take on the Punta Campanella trail that leads to the very far point of the Sorrentine Peninsula.

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Piano di Sorrento
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The commercial hub of the Sorrentine Peninsula

Meta di Sorrento
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The town with the most beautiful beaches on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Sorrento
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The most important town on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Massa Lubrense
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The farthest point on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Sant'Agnello
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The smallest town on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Vico Equense
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The lesser-known side of the Sorrentine Peninsula