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Tickets to the Blue Grotto in Capri

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  • The Blue Grotto ticket lets you witness sunlight illuminating the cavern with a surreal glow, reflecting off the white sand sea bottom.
  • This ticket is valid only for access to the cave. A boat service is available on-site at a cost of €11.
  • Float under the meter-high cave lying on your back on the boat, and float through 60 meters of this ethereal wonder.
  • Hop aboard an exhilarating rowboat ride and experience the acoustic wonder of the Grotto as Neapolitan songs echo off the stone walls.


  • Access to the Blue Grotto


  • Boat service (available on-site at €11)
  • Tip: The waters around the grotto are full of sea life. Keep your eyes peeled for fish and maybe even an octopus!
  • A payment of €11 must be made in cash directly at the venue to supplement the boat service.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.
  • It's not allowed to swim in the Grotto or drop anything into the sea. Smoking, using open flames, and introducing dogs and other animals are strictly prohibited.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 31 December, 2023.
  • These tickets are valid until 31 December, 2023.
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Top things to do in Capri

Nestled on the captivating Italian island of Capri lies a natural wonder that has left travelers awestruck for generations—the Blue Grotto, or Grotta Azzurra. This mesmerizing sea cave, with its radiant azure waters, is a testament to the unparalleled beauty of nature. Embark on a virtual journey to the enchanting Blue Grotto and discover the incredible experiences that await you on one of Capri's most sought-after tours.

Why go on Capri Blue Grotto tours?

  • Natural phenomenon: Witness a natural phenomenon as sunlight bathes the cave in surreal blue and turquoise hues, creating a unique spectacle in crystal-clear waters.
  • Unique adventure: Experience the thrill of entering the Blue Grotto on small rowboats, guided by local experts skilled at navigating the narrow cave entrance.
  • Acoustic wonders: Be enchanted by the incredible acoustics of the cave, as local boatmen often serenade visitors with traditional songs, creating a unique and magical atmosphere.
  • Local history: Learn about the Blue Grotto's rich history, including its use as a private swimming hole for Roman emperors and its role as a source of inspiration for artists and writers over the centuries.
  • Photographic paradise: Capture breathtaking photographs of the cave's radiant waters, illuminated by the play of light, making it a photography enthusiast's dream.

Highlights of Capri Blue Grotto tour

Tide-dependent mystery

The cave's accessibility is a thrilling mystery in itself. It can only be entered during low tide due to the narrow entrance. This adds an element of anticipation, as visitors must time their visit just right to experience the cave's magic.

Cultural significance

The Blue Grotto has a long history dating back to the Roman era when it was used as a nymphaeum (a shrine dedicated to water nymphs). Learn about its place in local folklore and how it has inspired artists, writers and poets throughout history, shaping the cultural tapestry of Capri.

Island escape

Escape the bustling mainland and bask in the tranquility of Capri. The Blue Grotto offers a serene retreat from the noise and crowds, allowing visitors to connect with nature and find moments of serenity.

Acoustic delights

Experience acoustic delights as Neapolitan songs serenade within the cave's enchanting confines. The Grotto's unique acoustics create a captivating auditory wonder, echoing off the ancient stone walls, adding a magical dimension to your visit.

Boat adventure

Enjoy the thrill of navigating the low entrance to the cave in a small rowboat. The entrance is just a meter high, so you'll need to lie on your back as you enter, adding an element of adventure to the tour.

Geological miracle

Explore the geological marvel of the Blue Grotto's intricate underwater tunnels and chambers, remnants of ancient sea-level changes. Marvel at captivating rock formations inside the cave, a testament to nature's artistry and the passage of time.

Plan your Capri Blue Grotto tour

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Daily: 9 AM - 2 PM
Closed: During high wind season, rough weather, 25th December & 1st January

Best time to visit

The best time to take a Capri Blue Grotto tour is typically during the morning hours, preferably before noon. This is when the sunlight enters the cave, creating the mesmerizing blue glow that the Grotto is famous for. Additionally, it's advisable to visit during the summer months when the sea conditions are generally calmer, allowing for safe access to the cave.
Keep in mind that the accessibility of the Blue Grotto is tide-dependent, and the cave is often closed during adverse weather conditions or high tide

Address: 80071 Anacapri, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
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Getting there

  • By bus - Take the bus to the town of Anacapri on Capri Island, which is the starting point for accessing the Blue Grotto. 
  • By cable car - For visitors on the island of Anacapri, take a scenic cable car ride from Anacapri to the top of Mount Solaro and then follow a footpath down to the Blue Grotto.
  • Time Zone: Capri, Italy, is in the Central European Time (CET) zone, which is UTC+1 during Standard Time and Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is UTC+2 during Daylight Saving Time.
  • Currency: The official currency used in Capri, Italy, is the Euro (EUR).
  • Country Code: The country code for Italy, including Capri, is +39.

Emergency Numbers

  • General Emergency: 112
  • Medical Emergency: 118
  • Fire Brigade: 115
  • Police: 113
  • Coast Guard: 1530
  • Comfortable footwear: Capri's terrain often involves walking along steep, uneven paths and stairs. Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes or sandals with a good grip to explore the island comfortably.
  • Sun protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat are essential, especially during the sun-drenched summer months, to shield yourself from the strong Mediterranean sun.
  • Light clothing: Pack lightweight, breathable clothing, such as shorts, dresses and short-sleeve shirts. Capri enjoys warm weather, so dressing comfortably is key.
  • Swimwear: Don't forget your swimsuit! You'll have the opportunity to take a dip in the stunning Mediterranean waters, whether at a beach or a rocky cove.
  • A daypack: A small daypack or backpack is handy for carrying essentials like water, sunscreen, a map and your camera while exploring the island.
  • Cash and credit cards: Make sure to have some cash (Euros) on hand for small purchases and places that may not accept credit cards.
  • Check the weather forecast and tide conditions beforehand. The Blue Grotto is best experienced on a sunny day with calm seas, as rough waters can make the entrance unsafe or even inaccessible.
  • To avoid long lines and crowds, plan to arrive early in the morning. Blue Grotto tours tend to get busier as the day progresses, especially during peak tourist season.
  • During busy times, there may be a wait to enter the cave, as only a limited number of boats are allowed inside at once. Bring patience and be prepared for some waiting time.
  • While some tours accept credit cards, it's a good idea to have cash on hand for your visit. This can be helpful for paying for the boat ride or for purchasing any souvenirs.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for a boat ride and potentially wet conditions. You might need to step into the rowboat from the water, so wear attire that you don't mind getting slightly wet.
  • While inside the Blue Grotto, be mindful of the rules and regulations. Avoid touching the cave walls, as oils from your skin can harm the natural formations. Also, follow any instructions provided by your tour guide for a safe and enjoyable visit.
  • Blue Lizard Restaurant: It offers a delightful mix of Mediterranean flavours with picturesque sea views, making it a perfect spot for a relaxed dining experience.
  • Giulius Food & Bar: This is a charming eatery known for its delectable seafood dishes and welcoming atmosphere, making it an ideal place to savour local cuisine.
  • La Zagara: La Zagara is a hidden gem where you can enjoy authentic Italian dishes in a peaceful garden setting, providing a tranquil escape after exploring the Blue Grotto.
  • Ristorante Il Boccone: Ristorante Il Boccone boasts a menu filled with fresh ingredients, offering a taste of Italian culinary excellence in a cosy, family-friendly ambience.

Frequently asked questions about Capri Blue Grotto tour

How can I book a Capri Blue Grotto tour?

It is advisable to book your tour tickets online, as it saves time and helps you plan your trip well. You can book a Capri Blue Grotto tour via authorized booking platforms where you can compare the details of the ticket, gather essential visitor information and enjoy flexibility of preferred date and time.

What should I expect during a Capri Blue Grotto tour?

During a Blue Grotto tour, you can expect to be transferred onto small rowboats, navigate through the cave's narrow entrance, witness the mesmerizing blue lighting effect and learn about the cave's history and geology from your guide.

What is the Blue Grotto in Capri?

The Blue Grotto is a famous sea cave on Capri Island, Italy, known for its striking blue and turquoise waters, created by the reflection of sunlight on the cave walls.

What is the best time to take a Capri Blue Grotto tour for the vibrant blue lighting effect?

The vibrant blue lighting effect inside the Blue Grotto is most pronounced on sunny days, usually from late morning to early afternoon when sunlight enters the cave. Checking weather conditions before your tour is recommended.

Where is the Blue Grotto located on Capri Island?

The Blue Grotto is situated on the northern coast of Capri, near the area of Anacapri.

Can I book Capri Blue Grotto tickets on the same day, or should I book in advance?

It's generally a good idea to book Blue Grotto tickets in advance, especially if you have a specific date and time in mind for your visit. The Blue Grotto is a popular tourist attraction, and during peak tourist seasons, it can get quite crowded. Booking in advance can help secure your spot and save you from potential long wait times.

What is the duration of a Blue Grotto tour?

The duration of a Blue Grotto tour typically ranges from 20 to 30 minutes inside the cave, but the overall tour duration can vary depending on the operator and starting point.

What should I wear or bring for a Blue Grotto tour?

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for a boat ride. Don't forget to bring sun protection items like sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as well as a camera to capture the beauty.

What happens if my Blue Grotto tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

In case of bad weather or rough seas, Blue Grotto tours may be cancelled for safety reasons. In such cases, you will get a refund or reschedule your tour.

How do I get to the Blue Grotto from the main ports on Capri?

You can reach the Blue Grotto by taking a boat tour from the Marina Grande or other ports on Capri. There are also bus and taxi options to reach the nearby area.

Are there any specific rules or guidelines I should follow during the tour?

Yes, you should follow the instructions of your tour guide, avoid touching the cave walls, and be respectful of the environment to preserve the beauty of the Blue Grotto.

What are the safety measures in place during a Blue Grotto tour?

Safety measures include life jackets on boats and experienced boatmen who are skilled in navigating the cave's narrow entrance.

Can I find dining options or refreshments nearby before or after the tour?

Yes, there are restaurants and cafes near the Blue Grotto where you can enjoy a meal or refreshments before or after your visit. Blue Lizard Restaurant, Giulius Food & Bar, La Zagara and Ristorante Il Boccone are some restaurants you can try.