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Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

1. Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

Board an Amalfitan Gozzo boat for a scenic ride along the Amalfi coast. Admire natural wonders, including the Natural Arch and Faraglioni Rocks. Swim and snorkel or relax on the shores of secluded beaches. Once everybody has jumped on board and had a little briefing about how you're going to spend the day, you will be ready to set off to the west towards Positano. The route will take you along Amalfi Coast’s finest beaches as well as close to natural rock arches and into sea caves, giving you the opportunity to admire the old watchtowers that dot the entire length of this coast. You will pause at beaches reachable only by sea and have time to go snorkeling or swimming in crystal-clear waters and into grottoes. Not too far from the starting point, right after leaving the center of Amalfi, you will get close to Saint Andrew's Grotto, a huge natural sea cave full of stalactites named after the patron saint of Amalfi (Andrea). Then, once passed Duoglio and Santa Croce beaches, you will stop by the "Arc of Lovers", a natural rock arch created millions of years ago by the erosion of the sea whose shape recalls two elephants in the act of kissing. Up to not too long ago young couples used to get married on the top of it. A little later you will cruise in front of the ancient fishing village of Conca dei Marini, passing near the villa of Sophia Loren and seeing the historic hotel “Il Saraceno” located on La Vite Beach. From here you will also have a stunning view of the Santa Rosa Monastery, a former convent now converted into a luxury hotel, once home of the Dominican nuns. It's right in the kitchens of this monastery that the delicious "Sfogliatella Santa Rosa" was born, a shell-shaped pastry filled with ricotta cheese-based cream and little dried fruit pieces, typical of the local culinary tradition (don't forget to taste it before leaving!). Once past the seaside of Conca dei Marini you will enter its western basin, where you will have a beautiful view of Furore and Praiano villages and the islands of Li Galli and Capri, together with the well-known Faraglioni Rocks. Further inside this basin we will find the little Runghetiello Grotto and its tiny beach, where you will anchor for a break to go swimming or snorkeling. You will reach then the famous Furore Fjord, the only natural fjord in Italy and location of the international diving competition "MarMeeting": every year in July, professional divers from around the world compete by jumping from the top of the bridge which is 28 meters high. Navigating a little farther onward to the village of Praiano you will be able to have a close look at a bigger sea cave, the Africana Grotto, where the water has a distinctive blue color thanks to the unique refraction of light. Finally you will go round Capo Sottile and continue cruising to Positano, where you will have another break for snorkeling at a beach reachable only by the sea and so not crowded at all: La Porta. The return trip to Amalfi will give you a different but equally remarkable view of both sea and land.

From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

2. From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

Tour the beautiful Amalfi coast by boat with stops in Amalfi and Positano. Enjoy a light lunch on board with free time to explore the towns and to swim and snorkel. Relax on the boat while taking in the dramatic views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board the boat for a cruise around the Bay of Salerno to Amalfi. During the cruise, pass Nerano, the Emeraldo Grotto, and Li Galli Island. Sunbathe on the decks and beaches, or swim and snorkel in the shimmering waters. Arrive at the port of Amalfi and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town. Then head towards the next stop, Positano the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Admire its famous pink and white houses and see the domed cathedral.

From Amalfi: Sorrento Coast and Capri Full-Day Boat Cruise

3. From Amalfi: Sorrento Coast and Capri Full-Day Boat Cruise

Depart Amalfi and travel to Piano di Sorrento to climb aboard a boat and sail along the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Admire the fishing village of Marina Grande and the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, along with a natural waterfall that flows from the rocks. Cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the glamorous island of Capri, and marvel at the sea caves and rocky coastline on a boat trip around the island. Admire the sea stacks of the Faraglioni rocks, see the historic Punta Carena lighthouse and the amazing rocks of the Arco Naturale. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters and benefit from drinks and snacks served on board the boat. Take advantage of a detailed map to explore Capri at leisure before the return crossing to Sorrento. Sample some local limoncello before getting dropped off at the port of Piano di Sorrento for the return journey to Amalfi.

From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

4. From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Take a full-day cruise from Amalfi to Capri Island to explore its beaches, bays, and grottos. Take in the views from the water, visit a small waterfall, and stop on the island for plenty of free time to explore. Enjoy snacks and drinks on board. Following pickup in Amalfi, take a transfer to the port of Massa Lubrense (about 1 hour and 45 minutes one way). Once there, leave for Capri as you sail along Sorrento coast. The first stop will be by the small waterfall in Marciano Bay where you can take pictures and a refreshing shower. Continuing the tour, admire Cala di Mitigliano and Punta Campanella, part of the Sorrentine Peninsula featuring an ancient watchtower. Arrive in Capri, and see the leap of Tiberius, Villa Jovis, Coral Grotto, and White Grotto. Then, navigate to the Faraglioni Rocks, a symbol of the island with its cave of love. See the Villa Malaparte, the set of famous films and commercials. Next, head near Marina Piccola bay, a summer destination of yachts from all over the world. Later on, Disembark on the island, with about 4 hours of free time to explore on your own. After free time, head back to the departure port, where a shuttle will be waiting for you to drop you off back at your pickup hotel or address in Amalfi.

From Sorrento: Mount Vesuvius Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

5. From Sorrento: Mount Vesuvius Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Enjoy a half-day tour of Vesuvius, driving along a scenic route past black ash and lava rocks. The 6-hour tour takes you from Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast to the rim of the volcano crater, where you can capture stunning panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and beyond. After your exhilarating climb, wind your way back down to visit a wine farm, located at the foot of the mountain. Stroll through the vineyards and learn about the winemaking process. Then, sit down to a leisurely lunch of bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, local cheese and salami, spaghetti with fresh tomatoes, and typical Neapolitan pastiera pie, served with grappa liquor. Compliment your local meal with a tasting of 3 wines from the farm’s own cellars. Sip on a white, a red, and a rosé, and savor the unique flavors produced by the mineral rich volcanic soil.

From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

6. From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

Set sail from Piano di Sorrento and cruise along the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Admire the fishing village of Marina Grande and see the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna before passing a natural waterfall that flows from the rock. Cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to discover the magnificent sea caves of the Marvelous Grotto, White Grotto and Green Grotto. Admire the Paleolithic-age Arco Naturale and contemporary Casa Malaparte along the way. Pass the Faraglioni rocks and the Punta Carena lighthouse and get some time to swim and snorkel in the sea. Enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks served on board the boat, and enjoy 3 to 5 hours on the island at leisure. Use the provided map to create your own adventure before you sail back to Sorrento. Enjoy a limoncello tasting before disembarking at Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be taken back to the meeting point.

Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Cruise from Sorrento

7. Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Cruise from Sorrento

The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Amalfi Coast is definitely by boat, as you’ll soon experience on this full-day semi-private cruise. Your tour begins when you’re picked up at your Sorrento accommodation and head to the port of Massa Lubrense, where the boat departs at 10:00. Your skipper/guide will provide commentary about the sights you pass along the coast. Admire the ancient Saracens Towers and Li Galli Island, a private complex of 2 Islets that were once considered Ulysse Syren's abode. You’ll have time to stop for a swim, followed by a sandwich and drinks on the deck. Next you’ll visit Positano for some free time to explore this little coastal town. From here your captain will take you to Amalfi, the ancient Maritime Republic, where you'll have 2 hours at your disposal to walk around or relax in the town. Later in the afternoon you’ll return to Massa Lubrense and be transferred back to your hotel.

From Sorrento: Path of the Gods Hike

8. From Sorrento: Path of the Gods Hike

Benefit from pick-up at a pre-assigned meeting point, and then journey to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to hike the Path of the Gods (Il Sentiero degli Dei). Make your way through paradise on the ancient path that used to connect the sleepy hamlet of Nocelle near Positano to Bomerano in Agerola just outside Naples. Named after the natural beauties of its views, the trail is considered one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world. Discover the remains of ancient farmhouses and meet local shepherds carrying wood with their mules, or milk to remote towns dotted around the hills and along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour

9. Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour

Set sail to Amalfi and Positano on a boat tour from Naples. Take in the views along the Sorrento coast, swim and snorkel in the crystal water, taste some limoncello, and enjoy free time to explore Amalfi and Positano. Depart from Naples to Amalfi, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Admire the ancient fishing village of “Marina Grande”, the ruins of a Roman villa near “Bagni della Regina Giovanna”, the natural waterfall that flows from the rock, Ieranto bay, and other interesting attractions along the coast. There will be a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks will be offered on board. You will then stop for 1 to 2 hours in Amalfi to visit the ancient Maritime Republic, before stopping for 1 to 2 hours in Positano to explore the “pearl” of the Amalfi Coast. Depart for Sorrento after a local limoncello tasting, and once back in Naples you will be returned to the Star Hotel Terminus.

Amalfi Coast: Path of the Gods Private Walking Tour

10. Amalfi Coast: Path of the Gods Private Walking Tour

Discover the Path of the Gods following its only original route from Agerola to Positano. You will hike approximately 4.5 miles (7km) on the mountain trail through the Mediterranean scrub and oak woods of the Amalfi Coast. Walk between the sky and sea along one of the most popular trails in all of Italy and the jewel of the Amalfi Coast and take stunning photos of the Amalfi landscape and its beautiful coastline. After about 2-hours walking you will arrive in the small hamlet of Nocelle, a very cute village overlooking Positano bay; here the tour ends and you can decide to rest or have lunch in a local trattoria. Your guide will be glad to help you in making a reservation and lead you to the restaurant. If you would like you can also follow your guide along scenic stairs down to Positano's center. If you want to enrich your day even more by letting yourself be pampered during this private tour, you can choose an additional option when booking your tour to have a private transfer service for you and a great lunch in a local "trattoria" right at the end of Path of the Gods.

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What people are saying about Amalfi Coast

Our guide Paulo was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable about the Amalfi coast and not only provided us with a safe hike but also made sure to give us a little history of the area as well as point out the different herbs, fruits, and vegetables that grow wild on the mountain. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Request Paulo…you won’t be disappointed.

Get your guide is an AWESOME company. They are so quick to respond to everything, and the communication was so clear. Our guides were amazing. 10/10 would recommend. Alessandro was so awesome and made the trip super fun!

Rafael and Federico where perfect tour guides! And so friendly. The hall group was super nice and welcoming. The spots we visited where just amazing. I completely recommend doing this tour!!

Fantastic!! Everything from the meeting point details to the hike and back was well organized.

We had an amazing time! Highly recommend. Such a fun experience.