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Reviewed June 12, 2019

We booked the trip on-line to avoid the queues and arrived by an early ferry on 7th June. The website said to arrive with our ticket at any time from 09:30 and we arrived promptly and on time. Three of your boat crew were sitting and chatting to each other. When I presented my ticket to them they said to come back at 10 o’clock. I was concerned that our ticket said 09:30 and when I pointed this out, the older of the three looked me in the face and held up 10 fingers, saying "10! 10! 10!, don’t you know what 10 means?”

I was shocked by his rudeness and we left and returned at 10.

The trip round the island was poor. The young man giving the commentary was not interested in the passengers and simply imparted information when not otherwise constantly looking at his phone. When we arrived at the Blue Grotto, he immediately said “look at all those boats, we are not going to be able to wait in line for the blue grotto boats”. He took a hands-up vote and got 20 people who wanted to wait but he said this was not enough and we left without getting to see the blue grotto. I do not believe that the amount of boats waiting would have been a surprise to him and I don’t think we ever had any intention of stopping. We were told we could go back on another boat trip later in the day to go directly to the blue grotto. Our trip lasted approx 80 minutes.

We did go back later in the day but our experience on that boat wasn’t much better. The captain was more interested in eating his food and showing photos on his phone to an Italian couple than in getting us on board the little rowing boats that take you into the blue grotto. We did get to see the Blue Grotto (it was amazing) but waited over an hour to get on a little rowing boat while other boats came and went.

We have asked for and received a refund.

So in conclusion - if you want a tour where the staff are rude, unhelpful, disinterested and uncommunicative and where you do not receive what is promised, then this is the tour for you. Otherwise I recommend choosing one of the smaller companies where there is likely to be a more personal service.

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank Flyer521131
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Boat trip around the Capri island allows you to visit the famous rock structures, grottos and especially the Blue Grotto.

There are 2-3 ways to do this tour:
Large boat from Sorrento (80-100 people) - not recommended at all, large boats can't get as close to Grotto as small boats
Small Boats from Sorrento - decent boats, but you end up wanting too much time travelling from Sorrento to Capri
Small boat tours from Capri - this is what this company runs and is pretty good. Boat takes about 20-25 people, and in 1.5-2 hours does the complete round of Capri island.

English speaking guide on board. Loud speaker available. Boat goes near or rather inside many grottos. Very picturesque tour! The tour obv includes the trip to Blue Grotto!

Another way to do the same is a private boat from Capri.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Suchit1208
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Reviewed May 3, 2019

Blue grotto is a must. The cave is fantastic and the row boat ride in is fun. The gu6 in the row boat Sind to you.the blue colour of the water is very pretty.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

Although there are several options to visit the Blue Cave, this basic tour includes a full-circle tour of the island with a stop at the Blue Cave. We arrived at the pier well before 9am when they were supposed to open. We were told to come back at 9:30. We boarded the boat at ~ 9:45. The captain showed us various interesting spots of the island, including the famous I Faranglioni. We were then taken to the Blue Cave. The captain told us that the wait could be up to two hours. Those passengers who did not want to wait for the visit to the Cave had an option to move to a different boat of the same company and return to the harbor. We decided to wait it out and were lucky to get in after about an hour. It was well worth the wait and money! The total tour took about 3 hours, one hour more that what they say in the website. If you take this tour, you should budget enough time because I don't think you can finish the tour with a visit to the Blue Cave in 2 hours.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

The tour is a basic, a no frills trip around the entire island of Capri. The boat is comfortable and the site are amazing. BUT, we could not understand any of the descriptions due to the poor sound system. We were on the upper deck and the guide talked as the motor was running. Even with the motor off, all we could hear was static.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SharonY1220
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