Capri Time Boats
A Great Help If You're Going to Italy: Callista and I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know Rebecca Brooks on the Italian island of Capri this August. Rebecca runs Capritime Tours and is a terrific travel guide and agent for all of Italy. We recommend her highly if you are going to
- Newt Gingrich
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It was so nice to spend time with you in Capri. We had a fabulous vacation in Italy. We just got back from the Republican Convention in St.Paul. The VP nominee, Sarah Palin, really energizes the ticket. We were pleased to recommend you in our newsletter.
You have a wonderful company and do a great job! Thanks for all you did to make our time in Capri and Positano so enjoyable....
- Callista Gingrich
We are back in the States but missing southern Italy already. Thank you and Capritime again for rising to each and every occasion. Short notice, changing itineraries, you were never phased. We actually thought of playing "stump Rebecca" one night and decided it was impossible.
You and your able, drivers, captains and guides made an already memorable trip unforgettable.
Mark R. Merhige
I also was very impressed with your ability to deliver everything we wanted for a large group on very short notice. It went a long way to making our trip a success. The Villa owner was very interested in who we used & what we experienced for the future. You were highly recommend.
Benjamin W. Rawles III
Chatham Hills Properties
Kudos to Capritime Tours. Our recent tour on the wooden grotto boat around the Isle of Capri was awesome. It was very relaxing and exciting for us. We also appreciated the US Flag flying on our boat along with the flag of Italy! The beautiful scenery, our tour and lunch at the cafe afterwards was a most enjoyable day for us. I would recommend visitors touring the Amalfi coast and booking a Capritime Tour!
Thanks for meeting us at the dock. Best wishes to you and your fiance.
Thank you so much for the perfect day in Capri! Mark and I had such a wonderful day and it was definitely a highlight of our trip. I can see why you went to Capri and decided to stay. It's a beautiful island and we know we wouldn't have had such a great day, if it wasn't for you!
If you get a chance, can you please send me the name of the wine that we were drinking and also the restaurant that we ate at? Please let them know that was by far the best meal we had during the entire trip!
Maris & Mark Angolia
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much David and I enjoyed the boat trip. Could you pass our heartfelt thanks onto our captain who was amazing, and a special thank you for David's birthday cake. I have attached a couple of photos as well. It will be one part of our honeymoon that we will always remember fondly.!
Many thanks once again,
I would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for your great and really unbeatable service with the SBAU Incentive Group. All your staff were so cordial and helpful, so warm and professional - pls give them all my regards.
For me as owner of M-E-M I can say, that I found a great and very professional person in you, Rebecca! Your professionality and collaboration, combined with a perfect staff - this makes the base for starting as a "DreamTeam" .
It will be a very great pleasure to come back to you as soon as I have a new request - boats or weddings or any kind of special service.
Looking forward to go ahead as Dream-Team.
Regards from Rome,
Joie and I truly thank you for all of your efforts, your time and help to make Joie's and my wedding so special, for the great experience we had on the Ginseng and Marina boats, for the thoughtful gift, for your follow-up and call on our wedding Day, and most of all for yours and Antonio's time and company spent with us. I hope we can stay in touch and that you will come to California were the four of us can spend much more time together. We hope to have the chance to come to Italy again soon and see you then as well.
We're back in the U.S. and wanted to send you a note right away to say "thank you". The boat tour around the island was spectacular and something we will always remember. Also, the transfer service you provided to and from Naples was well worth it. Your drivers and personal greeting made the entire experience "worry free". I would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Capri for the first time, or anyone that would simply like everything taken care of so they can relax and enjoy the ride. I hope we get to see you again someday on our next trip to beautiful Capri.
thanks again and best regards,
Marcie and Billy Gemza
Just a quick note to let you know that we've only just made it back to the states this week. Now, for all the catching up we need to do. We really enjoyed our time with you on Capri. You definitely live in a paradise there and I certainly can understand how you fell in love with it. I would love to come back some day to Capri. We'll see! The personal hospitality that you, Antonio, Cesare & Tosca gave us was very special to me and made that event ever so memorable. Please, thank Antonio for taking time to visit with us and perhaps we will have an opportunity to return the hospitality to both of you one day. I'll send photos when I've had time to view them. Hoping they all turned out well.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your gracious hospitality to my wife and me, as well as our newfound friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed the boat tour, (especially the captain according to the ladies:-)) and it was great seeing your beautiful villa. How lucky you are to be nestled in such a magnificiant part of the world! We are still babying the last few drops of our limoncello and may attempt to make some of our own soon. However, I really think the lemons in Capri have a lot to do with the final taste so we'll see how it goes. I've attached a few of our photos, feel free to use them as you please. When we return to Capri in the future, I will be sure to look you up again to set up that next tour. Please take care in the meantime, and once again it was a pleasure to meet you.
Terry and Karen Terajima
Thank you for your e-mail. Yes, everything went perfect! After the ceremony, Jim said we need to be sure and e-mail Rebecca when we get home to thank her and tell her how perfect everything was. I am so sorry I am just now sitting down to do so. This is only the 2nd time I have turned the computer on since we got back! And I got online so I could e-mail you, and I already had one from you! Mila, Fabian, and Susan were wonderful! We were so happy they were our witnesses and were honored to have such sweet people share this beautiful moment with us. Thank you again for everything. We loved the Amalfi Coast, and Positano was our favorite. We are so glad we picked it. Have a good evening, and I will send the pictures soon.
Just wanted to drop you a note now that we have returned from our Italy trip. We absolutely loved our time on the Capritime boat. Michael was a great captain, appropriately reading our need to just relax and enjoy. Swimming in and around Capri was definitely the highlight. We cannot thank you enough for your professional services. Lifetime memories were created of a most beautiful place...a priceless investment! Thanks so much!!
Rosalie Harrison and Family
Just wanted to let you know that we appreciated all the arrangements you made for us for the transfers and boat tour of Capri. Everything worked out perfectly. Fabian was excellent, as was Cristian. Thanks for your help - you made our trip to Capri worry-free! Regards,
...My trip to Italy was fantastic. I had traveled to Rome, Florence, and Venice on a backpacking trip with friends last summer, but I had never made it as far south as Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. I found the trip down south a completely different experience, and absolutely loved it. All eleven people in my party agreed that the Capri tour was the highlight of our trip. I was somewhat nervous about the logistics of getting to Capri, finding our tour, and getting on our way. However, when the day of the tour came, it could not have been easier. Taking the ferry from Sorrento to Capri was simple and finding the cafe to meet our guide was just as easy. The boat setup far exceeded any expectations that I had. My girlfriend especially enjoyed being able to lay out and tan on the comfortable padding that covered the ship's deck. Our guide provided excellent, interesting information that enhanced our tour by helping us visualize the island as it was thousands of years earlier. He also suggested a fantastic restaurant for lunch located near the Baths of Tiberius where I had the best calamari I've ever tasted. Errico also did a great job of driving, bringing our boat far closer to the rocks and grottoes than I thought possible... Thanks for a great tour. We all felt that we certainly got our money's worth.
We loved our time in Capri because of our boat trip which was fabulous... it was the most memorable day of our honeymoon! We had a wonderful time! thank you so much! All the best
Trish and Kevin Bozich
Just want to drop you a note to let you know how we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Pompeii & Capri. Both guides were EXCELLENT! They had an extensive knowledge of their respective subjects, a passion for their work and did well with the English language. The Pompeii guide's teaching background showed in his depth of knowledge and ability to present the information concisely and in a manner we understood and enjoyed. The fact that Anna-Marie is a life-resident of Capri showed through in her knowledge of past history and current facts. It's difficult to state a favorite from our 13-day cruise holiday, however the Capri boat tour is among the top. After seeing so many churches, piazzas, crowds and shops, the hours of relaxation on the boat was the perfect ending. Please pass on our thanks to both guides and thank you! Ciao!
Rebecca & Ciro
The four of us had a fabulous time. Ciro was happy to stop and let us swim in any of the grottos; it was beautiful! All the best parts of the island were visited and explained. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Thanks again for a great time,
we had a very good tour of island today with Paolo. Thank you...thank you for a very nice tour. we will recommend to friends. thanks!
Just a small email to say a big thank you for our amazing day on the speedboat yesterday, it was just as great as last year (even better!) and our captain was lovely too. I have passed on your website details to all the other people who are very keen to do it all again some time.
Just wanted to say thanks for a great time last weekend. Rico was an awesome captain and very knowledgable. He definitely made the tour great for us all. Thankfully, it was a wonderful, sunny day in Capri during our tour. We couldn't have asked for better weather. The American flag on our boat was also a nice touch. ;)
Thank you so much for everything, the boat, the captain and the experience were one of the more fond memories of our vacation.
What a wonderful way to see Capri! This island was a favorite getaway for some roman emperors, and it becomes obvious after you've been there. My wife and I took a 4 hour private tour around the island with Luigi on a very comfortable, very clean boat. There's so much to see, starting with the spectacular waters and cliffs but also the 2000 years' worth of historical sites. Luigi, a life-long resident, showed us every interesting point and gave us wonderful tidbits of history. We swam in the most unbelievably beautiful waters in several little bays where we were the only ones. Definitely the highlight of our Italy vacation!
Many thanks to Rebecca and her staff for offering such a great service at a surprisingly affordable cost.
- Lionel Mellet
Just wanted to say thanks for a wonderful day on the water. Our private charter to Capri with our very capable captain Guiseppe was a highlight of our time in Italy. Guiseppe was entertaining as well as informative. He was as professional as well as he was hospitable. Your boat is beautiful!
- Ron Harrison
Dear Rebecca and Vittorino
I would like to thank you for arranging a wonderful excursion around Capri. The seas may have been a bit rough, but the hospitality on board was exemplary, and we enjoyed our time on the water.
I am not sure if Chioni has been in touch, as she is now back in Australia, but you are welcome to add my comments to your website.
All the best
I just wanted to let you know that we had an absolutely amazing time!!
Thank you for making it easy, and the captain was great.
We would recommend your company to anyone.
- Brett Kraimer
I just wanted to say a very big thank you for meeting us at Capri and for all your arrangements, they were excellent - extremely efficient, courteous and everything was very prompt.
We are certainly going to return to Capri at some time and will be in touch with you again for transfers.
With your help our holiday started and ended with very positive feelings.
- Dorothy Forrester
I simply cannot thank you enough for the prompt and professional service my group and I received from yourself. As you recall, our previous Capri boat operator was unable to deliver what he promised and then cancelled our tour last minute, you were able to assist us with very short notice and our boat trip around the island of Capri was a most enjoyable excursion for the members of my group and myself.
It was extremely easy to book with yourself, as you offered a very professional service over the telephone and asked me all the right questions. Once onboard, the group and I were very impressed with your clear and informative commentary and the personal touches from Vittorino's infamous wine made our excursion an unforgettable one.
I think I have mentioned it enough in my e-mail but really though, thanks again for your fantastic help.You were a great and I really appreciate what you did for me at such short notice.
I will definitely be recommending Capri Time Tours to anyone I know visiting the island. All the best to you!
- Chioni Hicks
I wanted to let you know how wonderful our day with Luigi (June 21) was. He gave us such a wonderful afternoon. Please do let him know how much we appreciate it. I've posted on my blog about our day with him -- you may be interested in reading it :) Thanks again
Rebecca and Peppino,
Thank you so much for the fabulous day on your speedboat. It was the absolute highlight of our trip and better than anything we could have imagined. We felt so pampered to be picked up by your boat and whisked around the gorgeous Capri and Amalfi areas. It was a day of dreams! I am looking forward to returning to the area and scheduling another incredible day with your company.
- Janice Pack
The Capri boat day-tour definitely exceeded our expectations. It was
obviously well thought out with careful consideration on my romantic request due
to my wife's birthday. It therefore suited us very well. There was a good balance
between romance, relaxation & breathtaking sight seeing of beautiful Capri.
Accordingly we were entertained & relaxed all day. We specifically appreciated
the informality and extreme friendliness of the tour leaders, Rebecca of Capritime
and our Italian boat captain Vittorino. In fact, despite the exciting place and
atmosphere, it was the personal interactions that made the trip so enjoyable.
Go for the best and book a trip at Capritime!
- Leon & Marcia van Ast, the Netherlands
A big thank you for helping us to put together a great event. I can't imagine what we would have done had you not been part of this project.
Well the word is out---it was a huge success. The people I have spoken with have had only praises for the way this event was set up and delivered. We have already looked over the photos and I must say, there are a lot of great ones. When we get them out to everyone, we will be sure to send them out to you as well.
- Renee Remeny
John and Renee just returned from Europe, and they cold not say enough about how wonderful the last evening was, and what a terrific job you did for the whole event. On that, I concur.
The entire experience was terrific-in baseball terms, you hit the ball right out of the ballpark. Dinner our last night in Ravello in the Crypt combined with Opera created one of the greatest gala events of all time - a once in a lifetime experience. Thanks again for the best job; we all enjoyed working with you-you are a real professional!
- Best, Edward Zolla
My name is Brett Ames, my wife Heidi and I recently took a boat tour of Capri with Vittorino. I just wanted to write you to say thanks for one of the great experiences we've ever had. First of all, I screwed up the day and came a day early to Capri. Vittorino was free luckily. Thanks so much to you and Vittorino for being so flexible. The tour itself was unreal. V added wonderful personal touches with the food and wine he brought, as well as with his charm and knowledge. If you have boat captains as good as Vittorino, you are very lucky. But the whole service was fantastic, top to bottom. We will be back hopefully and will recommend you to all of our friends.
- Brett & Heidi
The Capri boat day-tour definitely exceeded our expectations. It was obviously well thought out with careful consideration on my romantic request due to my wife's birthday. It therefore suited us very well. There was a good balance between romance, relaxation & breathtaking sight seeing of beautiful Capri. Accordingly we were entertained & relaxed all day. We specifically appreciated the informality and extreme friendliness of the tour leaders, Rebecca of Capritime and our Italian boat captain Vittorino. In fact, despite the exciting place and atmosphere, it was the personal interactions that made the trip so enjoyable. Go for the best and book a trip at Capritime!
- Leon & Marcia van Ast, the Netherlands
Thank you for the photos you took on Capri on my birthday. It was truly a magical birthday for me, one I will never forget. You and Vittorino made us feel so special and I was so impressed with your knowledge and insight about Italy. When I look at my photos I truly drift off thinking how beautiful and perfect the day was. Angela has pics although I haven't received mine yet. I will remind her to send to you. The rest of our trip was wonderful, but this day will truly standout as the best. Thanks for all of your kindness and please give my regards to Vittorino, a truly sweet and charming man. You two make a great team. All of my best with your stay in New Orleans, I'm sure your Mom will be so happy to see you.
If you ever get our way, don't hesitate to call us.
- Linda Gaffney
we toured with you and Peppe on the 18th... just returned home yesterday, what a wonderful trip we had. I have been asked by so many people what my favorite was of our Italy, Greece, Turkey and France cruise and I will honestly say...the day at Capri comes right to mind, always.
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience of your home and the beautiful grottos. Also, tell Ciro I love him and want to marry him!!
Thank you again, you were a joy to spend the day with and will definately see you again.
- Michele Buonomo
"Saluti da Miami Beach. My family is back home and we are all longing for the San Giovanni. The capers, sadly, did not make it back - My brother unknowingly opened and consumed half the bottle!
I wanted to thank you again for the beautiful ring. You are a sweet and thoughtful person. I wear it everyday and think of the Mediterranean.
Should you ever be looking for a business-savvy American apprentice, I do hope that you will keep me in mind. You live my dream.
Sincere thanks from my mother, dad, Jim, Carol, Jamo and myself for a day we won't forget."
"Just a quick note to thank you for the wonderful day we recently spent with you on Capri.
The boat, the wine, the food, the swimming, the sights, the walking tours of both Capri and Anacapri and your personal attention to our group and to our group's wishes made for an exceedingly relaxing and enjoyable excursion. To see the island with someone who actually lives there (and with a small group of people) was so much nicer than being part of a much more typical “cattle call” day tour, and we all felt as though we were visiting friends rather than merely participating in a “guided tour”. Everyone was very pleased, and all remarked that our day on Capri was the highlight of our two week trip to Italy (and at a cost that was also quite reasonable, I might add). Your service is most assuredly top shelf, and if I know of anyone planning a trip that includes a stop on Capri, I will be sure to send them your way.
Thanks again to both you and Vittorino (I hope I spelled it right!) for a memorable day, and if we're ever on or near Capri again we'll be giving you a call..."
All the Best,
- Dan Deptulski
"Sorry it's taken me so long to write. We've been home for a week now but have been busy getting ready for back-to-school. We are still on such a high from our cruise, though - it was really a trip of a lifetime and something we will never forget. And one of the highlights was definitely our wonderful day in Capri and Pompeii. The kids tell everyone about jumping off the boat into the Mediterranean - it was truly something they will always remember. I can't thank you enough for making the day so special for us, Rebecca. It was great having a guide in Pompeii and then having you - with your intimate knowledge of Capri - to show us around that gorgeous island. I still can't get over the drive you have to take to get to Anacapri - I'm not sure I'd have the guts! However, I can definitely see why you fell in love with Capri. It is really a spectacular place. My husband keeps asking where we had our best lunch on our trip and I keep saying Capri. The spot was lovely, the food was fresh and tasty and we really enjoyed that stop.
Whatever divine intervention you called upon to bring out the sun that afternoon, it was much appreciated. I have tons of pictures of the sun sparkling on the water and it's really beautiful. We all loved the boat ride and seeing the grottos and just enjoying the spectacular vistas from the water. You were right - seeing Capri by boat is really the way to do it. We will definitely always compare all the sangria we drink to the wonderfully refreshing drink we had on the boat that day. I'm sure nothing will ever come close again!
So thank you again, Rebecca, for making the day so magical and special for all of us. It was really nice to spend that day with you and hear about your life on Capri. You are terrific and I wish you much success in the future. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know going to the area."
- Karen Seidman
"Thank you for providing an excellent day on and in the waters of Capri. The on-board lunch was great and the Birthday cake was a big surprise. We were ending our cruise with a major cruise line and we had taken excursions supplied by the cruise line, but they could not compare to your personal service and unique experiences that you were able to provide. We wished we had more days that we could spend with you on Capri.
Thank you for a fantastic day!"
- Alex, San Diego, CA
"I wanted to say you, that we had a great day on “Martina” and everything was just perfect for us!
Wish you a good time and send you best regards from Zurich."
"I wanted to write on behalf of Robert, Myself and all of our family to thank you and PepPino for providing us with a perfect end to a perfect day.
The Capri sunset cruise on 'Martina' was truly unforgettable. We are all still talking about it now. It was amazing, the boat was spectacular, the service was outstanding and the food and drinks were a wonderful touch.
Also I would like to personally thank you Rebecca for making the planning experience so easy for me, you kept in contact with me at all times and provided reassurance, which is exactly what I needed as I was so busy with our wedding plans.
I know I speak on behalf of everyone on the Martina boat when I say a big thank you, we will never forget our experience with Capri Time Boats. We would definitely recommend anyone who wants a memorable trip to Capri to contact Capritime they are definitely the experts in this field."
- Charlotte Chester, UK
"I want to thank you and your company for the outstanding Capri boat tour my wife and I received.
Everything about the tour exceeded our expectations, and there was a lot that surprised us. Our outstanding tour guide had a great knowledge of the island, and his joy and love of the island was really contagious and made our tour a lot of fun. All the little "perks" on the boat -- the food, snacks, wine, and towels -- were completely unexpected, and we really felt like a king and queen for the time that we were on the boat.
From pictures I had seen, it became clear to me that the best way to see Capri was by boat, and Capritime Boats did not disappoint. In fact, you went even beyond that by taking us into several of the grottos, where we could appreciate the beauty up close; letting us off the boat for a walk; taking us for a swim in the sea; and taking us to the famous Blue Grotto.
There really isn't a site that we missed. A special thrill for me was seeing the Faraglioni and going under the arch in a boat, just like I had seen in a video. That was an experience you can't get by taking a bus around the island like most tourists.
All in all, we couldn't have been happier with Capritime Boats and I am very glad we made this "last minute" change to our itinerary. Please extend our thanks to our guide to our captain for providing an outstanding tour."
"Rebecca, WOW what an incredible time we had in Capri. We had truly a perfect day on a gorgeous boat complete with snacks and fresh fruit and wine, while touring around the island. On top of that we toured the entire area with authentic sandwiches and our guide treated us like family highlighting important aspects and then letting us soak it in. We went to the top on the chairlift - what a magnificent sight, we definitely are coming back for another long visit. Your tour made all the others pale in comparison, THANK YOU THANK YOU for the perfect day ...God Bless"
- Sharon Lynch
"My husband and I spent 2 weeks traveling around Italy with our last stop being Amalfi Coast and Capri. We were scheduled to do the boat tour of Capri with Rebecca and Vittorino. Wow!!! What an experience. My husband and I both agreed that it was the best part of our vacation. Worth every last penny! We traveled around the entire island in the most beautiful boat. They visited every grotto, we swam, drank, laughed and stopped for an amazing lunch on the coast. Afterwards, we took a very leisurely walking tour and chairlift to the top of Anacapri.
Rebecca and Vittorino were two of the most gracious and friendly people we met in Italy (and there were a lot). Rebecca is not only extremely knowledgable about Capri and Italy, she still keeps her Southern (New Orleans) charm and hospitality. We felt like we made new friends, not just had a nice tour. We can't wait to visit again and to spend (at least) a day or two in the company to these two people.
Thank you Rebecca and Vittorino."
- Shelly and Matt Alepra
I just wanted to thank you for arranging the transfers and boat charter for us over the weekend - and an especially for rearranging everything after our last minute mishap of missing a flight We had a fantastic time and I'm sure we'll be back to Capri before long. If we plan a trip back to the Island or indeed look at visiting another part of Italy I will give you a call. I'll also recommend Capritime to my hard working London mates who like to escape reality for a few days now and then."
- Vincent Farrow
"Our time on Capri was wonderful, and your boat trip was a highlight! We really enjoyed you and your beautiful island. Thanks for a truly great experience."
- Judy and Charlie Adams
"We wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed our visit to Capri. We particularly enjoyed the island boat tour with Vittorino, the delicious snacks and his "homemade" wine. The ability to get into small, hidden coves and explore some otherwise unreachable land areas (particularly the cave) was much more than we expected. All of your personal touches and knowledge of the Island helped make our trip to Capri a wonderful experience -- one that we will remember for years to come."
- Marv and Rene Shrear
"Rebecca was absolutely the best... getting us reservations at
restaurants, hiring a terrific boat and captain for going around Capri,
getting us to and from Capri... she was outstanding! The boat ride around
Capri with Peppino as captain in his new boat, with sundeck to lay and
relax as you cruise was the best of our trip. He showed us all the caves
and grottoes, docked at a wonderful little restaurant overlooking the
water, told us of the stories and legends of the Island. It was worth
- Megan Jerzyk
"We had a great day with Rebecca. We learned so much about Capri while boating and soaking in some rays. Rebecca welcomed us as friends and made us feel at home on the island. Her tour was one of the highlights of our trip!"
- Amanda & Harvey Ryan
"Thanks so much for the pictures and the wonderful day in Capri. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful trip."
- Addie Davidson
We're back home from our trip and wanted to make sure you knew what a great time we had with Vittorino. In fact, we voted that day as our favorite day of our entire trip! The weather was perfect, Vittorino was such a sweetheart, the lunch at Bagni de Tiberio was outrageous. We couldn't have asked for more. Please send Vittorino a big hug for us and tell him we were referred to him by Ed and Sue Ventura from Seattle. We will be sure to send more friends to you. Have a wonderful summer.
- Serena Chao and Ron Boose
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