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“Day trip to Capri - great experience for the money!”

La Boa Diving Center
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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Day trip to Capri - great experience for the money!”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

We were a bit dubious about these types of trip because there are so many offers to choose from. We had dinner at Marina Di Praia and got chatting to the woman that runs the desk. She is very nice and explained everything well. The cost was cheaper than we had seen previously, so we booked the full trip to Capri for 2 adults and a 2 year old child (125 Euro).

The boat departed on time at 9:00am and a lifejacket was immediately supplied for our toddler. The day was glorious and we had a very pleasant trip to Capri and enjoyed the commentary on the sights as we progressed to the chaos of the Grotto at Capri. The boat was a good size, lots of room and very comfortable, but small enough to get right in to all of the good places! There were 9 guests on the boat.

We were collected on time at 4:00pm and proceded to have a fabulous tour of the coast back to Marina Di Praia, with the addition of some complimentary "refreshments" and home made cake. The mood was great, and we stopped off on the way to see some great sights. All in all very relaxing and enjoyable, highly recommended as a must do on the Amalfi Coast.

Visited May 2012
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English first
West Kelowna, Canada
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62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Agree with promised a lot, delivered little comment!”
Reviewed September 29, 2011

I have a feeling when I read all the comments on La Boa tours to Capri that much depends on your captain. Ours was probably the same one as the people who had the bad experience (Promised a lot, deliver little comment). Our captain spoke very little English and pronounced so badly we couldn't understand. No one on board could translate for us as most were from North America or elsewhere in Europe. I understood that this was an English tour!!! So we had no comments at all except, pointing at a few spot, like this is green grotto, this is white grotto, etc. No history of the Island, nothing else, really. He drove like a cowboy, and managed to get everyone at the back of the boat absolutely drenched on the way back. The brochure says that we would "cruise slowly back" so we could admire the coast. That is not our experience at all on this tour. Also, there were none of the promised drinks, no cake, nothing offered. Also, he must have "conveniently" forgot to stop for a swim as the next thing we knew, we were back at the marina with no stop for a swim along the way. And while there was a "toilette" on board, there was no way one could use it the way this capitano was driving. You'd have to take your life into your hands.

The Isle of Capri is worth seeing for sure, make sure you go up the tramway to the town of Capri proper. We then made our way via the local bus to the other side in Anacapri where we grabbed lunch. That was a little less crowded than the Capri side.

So our recommendation would be to get a tour of Capri but do not use La Boa to get there as the quality of service is inconsistent.

Visited September 2011
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Jervis Bay, Australia
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79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful way to see Capri and the amalfi coast”
Reviewed September 27, 2011

One of the highlights of our trip. We went with a group of 10 people one of whom spoke Italian so he translated the skippers commentary. The skipper spoke English but I think we would have missed the nuances of some of his jokes if it hadn’t been for our translator.
We went to every grotto – green, blue, lovers and mermaids – and got close enough to get exceptional photos. The skipper pointed out some famous landmarks and gave us a bit of a history of the islands. Being with such a small group made it great fun and we explored the island together. On the way home we had free soft drinks and cake.
The skipper catered to the desires of the group and we had about 4 hours on Capri and a swim on the way home. It was a wonderful to see Capri and the Amalfi coast from the water in such a personalised way. Very friendly family run outfit who catered specifically to the clients picking them up and dropping them off at various spots along the way.
The boat was fast, stable and very comfortable.

Visited May 2011
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Boston, MA
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great day trip to Capri!”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

During our 7 day stay on the Amalfi Coast, our day trip to Capri with La Boa was our favorite! It was nice to be on a boat with just 10 others. We were able to see the entire coast of Capri up close before getting off on the island. We had about 4 hours on the island which was great and on the ride back we stopped for a swim which was a lot of fun! Definitely worth it!

Visited September 2011
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New York
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great Tour to Capri with La Boa”
Reviewed August 3, 2010

My husband and I were staying in Praiano and when we visited Praia Beach (a local beach) La Boa had a booth set up for excursions. I went over and asked we booked an all day excursion to Capri and the Blue Grotto. It was a private boat with about 10 people on it, the views were amazing, and we skipped the line going into the Blue Grotto because we were already on a boat not on land waiting on the LONG line.

The tour was 50 euro, plus about 10 Euro to enter the Grotto if you wanted to, it was optional. They take you around the entire island and also drop you off at a port in Capri to get food and explore for a while. I would recommend using this company to take you to to see Capri as opposed to going from Praiano to Positano by bus then catch a ferry from Positano to Capri (which looked packed). The cost wasn't much different in the end.

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