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Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra)
Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra)

Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra)

Via Grotta Azzurra, Anacapri, Capri

The Basics

A visit to the Blue Grotto is a must for visitors on a day trip or shore excursion from the Amalfi Coast, Naples, or Sorrento. You can reach the cave by water or land, but to enter the cave, you must board an official rowboat. Due to the high number of visitors, wait times can stretch for hours, though passengers of private boat tours are often given precedence. Book your boat transfer to and from the Blue Grotto in advance to avoid long lines, or reserve a private tour with a boat ride around Capri and the Faraglioni rock formations.

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Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
star-4.5
$177.73 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour!
Our guide Michele was very helpful and made a great day for us. He had a lot of great tips and we seemed to hit each attraction at exactly the right time to avoid crowds and issues. Capri is amazing and the boat ride is also amazing even though we didn’t get to see the blue grotto (it was too choppy). I’d definitely recommend this tour and Michele in particular!
Heather_C, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Capri

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Breathtaking tour
Thomas_D, Oct 2021
Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
Great trip to Capri!! Our tour guide, Michele, was amazing! He showed us beautiful sites and offered to take pics from incredible vantage points. Due to weather conditions the blue grotto was inaccessible. Our plan B was a boat tour around the entire island of Capri which was breathtaking! After reading reviews of this tour when booking we were very excited that Michele was our tour guide as his reputation precedes him!! Book this tour today!!
star-5
Amazing Day - Great...
Panagiotis_P, Oct 2021
Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
Amazing Day - Great Weather and most of all we were very lucky having among us Mr Michele ( our tour Guide ) … His expertise was valuable …
star-5
Amazing tour!
Sarah_C, Oct 2021
Small-Group Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Sorrento
Everything! Seeing Capri from the water. Capri town is beautiful. Loved swimming and seeing the fish underwater. Great being picked up and dropped off at hotel. Just careful if you get seasick it was VERY choppy.
star-5
Great tour company!!
Christine_M, Oct 2021
Capri Blue Grotto Boat Tour From Sorrento
This was one of the highlights of my vacation. They took us to wonderful locations and were so kind! They even added humor into the trip!
star-5
My day trip to Capri
Antoinette_H, Oct 2021
Capri & Blue Grotto Boat Trip-Prime Experience with max. 8 guests from Sorrento
Boating on extremely comfortable boat warm sunny day through the 3 sisters and and a very exciting exit from the Blue Grotto
star-5
What a magnificent and...
PaulaB, Sep 2021
Capri, Anacapri & Blue Grotto from Naples or Sorrento- Small Group Tour
What a magnificent and gorgeous place! Due to the wind we weren't able to go inside the Blue Grotto but Plan B was just as spectacular! A boat tour around the entire island. The captain backed up to several grottos and the water was just beautiful. What a great day!
star-5
Excellent!
Carrie_A, Sep 2021
Capri Blue Grotto Boat Tour From Sorrento
So lovely! So worth it! The captain took us straight to the blue grotto and we didn’t have to wait in any line because we were first to queue! The captain was so fun and the group of people we met on the boat were all so sweet. Gorgeous views! Definitely recommend! If you want to see the blue grotto, you have to arrive first thing in the morning due to the tide so getting a tour that prioritizes this early in the AM is key.
star-5
Breathtaking
Matthew_E, Sep 2021
Capri Coast to Coast: Discover the Island from the Sea with Blue Grotto Option
The tour guide was wonderful, funny, and super knowledgeable on the tour. You could tell how much he loved both his job and Capri. The views were incredible. Highly recommend.
star-5
The "You Know ! Boat Service " trip 2021.
Humberto, Sep 2021
Capri & Blue Grotto Boat Trip-Prime Experience with max. 8 guests from Sorrento
From the very beginning of the trip, the vibe was absolutely ENERGETIC thanks to Ms. Roberta and Mr. Nello! It totally exceeded my expectations and beyond. Upon my return home, I will spread the good word about "You Know! -Boat Service". Thank you Ms. ROBERTA ! Thank you Mr. Nelson. Amén
star-5
Fantastic trip!
Joanie_D, Sep 2021
Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
Fantastic guide, looked after everyone, day ran super smoothly. Loved every second of Capri, it was breathtaking. This is a well planned out tour, just enough time at each location, the day went by too fast. Could not recommend enough.
star-5
Great day in Capri
Carol_C, Sep 2021
Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
Blue Grotto, Anacapri chair lift. Guide was superb. We had time together and free time with options. Enjoyed thouroughly.
star-5
Nice tour if you want to visit Capri!
Tu_M, Aug 2021
Full-Day Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Rome
We had no idea what to expect as it was our first time to Capri, and our tour guide, Luigi, has made it a very fun and effective tour. Got to see the Blue Grotto with like 5 mins waiting in line and must say it was probably the highlight of our trip to Italy. Took chairlift to Mount Solaro with little time waiting in line. Also he showed us very nice gelato place. We got to see the major highlights around Capri before the weather got so hot in the afternoon.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • At the cave entrance, you must purchase a ticket from the floating ticket office and board a rowboat to enter. This is included in most boat tours.

  • Due to the low cave entrance, the Blue Grotto is only open when weather conditions permit.

  • You’ll have to wait to enter the cave aboard small, open-air rowboats, so bring a hat and sunblock.

  • The journey to the Blue Grotto is not recommended for those who suffer from seasickness.

  • Once inside the cave, many rowboat skippers will treat you to a serenade for a small tip.

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How to Get to the Blue Grotto

You can reach the Blue Grotto by sea from the Marina Grande port or by land from the town of Anacapri.

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When to Get There

The cave is most crowded in summer and during the midday hours, so plan to visit first thing in the morning to avoid a long wait to enter. Note that the Blue Grotto is open only when sea conditions permit, so when the waters are rough or there are high winds, the cave may close with no advance warning.

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Capri by Land

The Blue Grotto can only be visited by sea, but the island of Capri has a number of attractions on land, as well. Take an island tour of Villa San Michele, with its sweeping views over the Mediterranean, the lush Gardens of Augustus, and the 14th-century Charterhouse of San Giacomo.

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