I have been looking forward to writing this review! My My My husband and I signed up for this semi- Private tour of Capri after reading about it in Rick Steve’s guidebook. We toured Capri on September 19th, 2019. They picked us up at our hotel exactly on time. We were placed in a boat with 4 others, 2 couples. Andre, our guide was fantastic the entire day. About 10 minutes after leaving for Capri a girl in our boat got very sick. Something was really wrong with her and she had to be taken back to the dock at Sorrento. Andre acted quickly In turning the boat around. Once underway the 4 of us enjoyed a fantastic day. We arrived first at the blue grotto a little late because of returning the sick girl. But we hardly had to wait. The blue Grotto was incredible. At first Andre said our wait would be 30 min but we all agreed to wait; it was a beautiful day and we were on the water! Within 5 minutes a small rowboat picked us up. SO WORTH it! We visited 4 or so more Grottoes throughout the day. After the blue grotto Andre took us to the smaller of the two marina’s, the Marina Piccola, which is best because the other one is packed. He handed us our lunch and dropped us off for 4 wonderful hours on Capri. My husband and I walked to the shops at the top (it’s only 20 min) but you can also take a bus. The other couple went to Anacapri & did the ski lift. It was a beautiful day but did rain for a bit (we took refuge in a shop) but cleared up in time to get back on the boat. The 4 of us were on time and we got along very well. Then we swam for an hour. Andre gave us noodles, coke, offered champagne and took all kinds of pictures for us. He was friendly, enthusiastic, patient, helpful and great at using my iPhone to take pictures. He played music and showed us many cool things on the island, a full tour! He took us through the arch and took pictures. He took us to a waterfall back near Sorrento. Then they got us back to
our hotel by 4:30 PM. My husband and I had toured all over Italy and this was our last day and it turned out to be our favorite day of all. A huge highlight!
BUT only do this tour if you are comfortable in boats and on the water. If you easily get sick take Dramamine! I cannot stress this enough. We had to return a passenger to Sorrento so I know what can happen. I love boats and the water but not everyone is like me!
We tipped Andre for the great job he did and yet I feel badly that we did not tip him more. He was so good!
If you love boats, if you love adventure, if you love exploring and seeing gorgeous blue water, then DO THIS TOUR! It was worth every penny. You’ll spend as much doing the big ferry but this tour was private, very personal and so fun. I hope Andre is your guide! Just look at the water in these pictures! That is the color! No filter or editing was used. You will love it!