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The must-see attraction on Capri is the magical Blue Grotto, where visitors take a boat ride through a natural cavern that is filled with an ethereal and eerie light reflecting on the (very blue) water.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes it is super touristy but the blue waters inside the grotto are absolutely magical and not to be missed. If you are on Capri you must go! We did it by boat, we only had to wait for 40 mins. Well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank InsatiableWonderlust
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went when it was "closed" so the boats were not going in and out with the rowboats. We jumped off our rented boat and swam in which was amazing! Worth seeing. Small current be a strong swimmer if not going in with a row boat.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fantastic bus ride, zig-zagging all the way down took us & a young student to the Blue (Azzura) Grotto but when we got there they said there were no boats. Two other young students got on the bus to return & they went into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Premolars208
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just an unbelievable boat ride. And for anyone who visits Capri and don't check this out, then they are missing something very special. Although it says Feb 2018, it has actually been several years ago. Just wasn't an option

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Creekview207
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blue Grotto is probably overhyped, but we were glad that we'd taken the chance to experience it. We had chartered a boat for a trip around the island, including a stop at the Blue Grotto, and scheduled first thing in the morning, which allowed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You are not always guaranteed entry into the grotto due to waves but going early gives you the best chances. We were able to catch a tour online and we were one of the last groups to get into the grotto. Waves started picking up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 January 2019

I can't speak about the beauty of the place just about the conduct of the boat owners. It is a co-operative who own the small boats that enter the cave. They have no consideration of safety if it might reduce their earnings. A lovely sunny...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank PaulDYorkshire
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Take a private bus instead of a boat from the ferry landing. Saves much time, and you can avoid the sea sickness many fall victim to, on the boat ride over. And obey your boatman’s call to duck when entering the grotto!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jdcsr1951
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

This place is a MUST, but don’t spend hundreds of € just to wait hours to go in for a 5 min boat ride. They stop doing the tours around 5pm. I spent 4-6€ for 2 buses (you have to change buses in Anacapri) to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hannahrclair
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

If you happen to come to the Blue Grotto, this is a must see. We came past the Blue Grotto by chance on our boat tour. We waited for about half an hour to get inside the cave. Whilst the wait to some may not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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rreid703
4 September 2018|
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Response from VeroargentaMiami | Reviewed this property |
Well the way we did it is to go to the port and get the tickets that cost around 18 euros and u go with a group, then at the grotto u have to pay again to get in. Our boat was great guided tour and took 3 hours (one waiting... More
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Teryl W
5 August 2018|
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Response from SKJ183 | Reviewed this property |
The cost of ferry from Sorrento to Capri is about 15-24 Euro each way, depending on the ferry you take. Chair lift was not too expensive, I don't remember the cost. It is beautiful on Capri Island. I would highly recommend... More
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Neha g
17 May 2018|
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Response from Clint T | Reviewed this property |
You have to get a bus up to ana Capri and it’s a pretty hair raising experience I can tell you sit on the inside if you don’t like heights 😱
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