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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 Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

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

Take a full day cruise to Capri Island to explore its beaches, bays, and grottos. Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Amalfi and set sail along the coast of Sorrento. On the way to the island, relax on board and admire the secret grottoes along the coastline. Your first stop will be at the small waterfall of Marciano, where you can take beautiful photos and take a refreshing dip under the water.   Continuing on your way, you’ll see the beautiful secluded cove of Cala di Mitigliano, and Punta Campanella, the tip of the Sorrentine peninsula with its ancient watchtower.     When you arrive at Capri, you’ll immediately see a Roman palace, and two beautiful grottoes, the Coral Grotto and the White Grotto. Then, navigate to the Faraglioni, the symbol of the island with its cave of love. Admire the famous natural arch of Capri and Villa Malaparte, the set of famous films and commercials.   Take another dip near Marina Piccola, the most beautiful bay on the island. Take four to five hours of free time to explore the island of dreams on your own: stroll through the small towns, relax on the beach, and admire the scenery.   On the return trip, see the Green Grotto and the outside of the Blue Grotto. You’ll return to the port and be taken back to your hotel in Amalfi.

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 the Amalfi Coast: Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

4. From the Amalfi Coast: Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

Climb aboard and set sail for Capri. Depart from Praiano, Positano or Amalfi and marvel at the beauty of the Amalfi Coast from the sea. Admire picturesque Li-Galli Island, where Ulysses is said to have seen mermaids. Then, cruise around Capri and pass the White Grotto, Arco Naturale, Casa Malaparte and Faraglioni sea stacks. Dock at Marina Piccola for a swim, discover the Green Grotto sea cave and take an optional trip to the Blue Grotto.  Continue to Marina Grande to get 3 to 4 hours at leisure on the island. Benefit from another chance to swim on the return journey to the Amalfi Coast in the late afternoon.

From Amalfi: Discover Sorrento Coast and Capri

5. From Amalfi: Discover Sorrento Coast and Capri

Swim, snorkel, sunbathe and relax with happy hour and good music on this full-day excursion to the island of Capri. Admire the natural beauty of Capri and take some free time to explore the island at your leisure.  The day begins with 8:30 AM pick up from the meeting point in Amalfi. Travel by van to the port of Piano di Sorrento and depart to Capri, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way, admire the ancient fishermen's village of Marina Grande, the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and the natural waterfall that flows from the rock to the sea.  Tour the island by boat with stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Admire the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena as you go.  There will be a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling. Jump into the clear waters or just relax on board enjoying the snacks, drinks, and music. Dock in Capri and have 3 to 5 hours to explore the island at your own pace.  Regroup and return to Sorrento to try the traditional limoncello. After the tasting, return to the port of Piano di Sorrento and catch the return transfer to Amalfi.

From Amalfi: Amalfi Coast 6-Hour Private Grottoes Boat Trip

6. From Amalfi: Amalfi Coast 6-Hour Private Grottoes Boat Trip

Set off on a private boat excursion along southern Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This tour will offer a unique experience of this world-famous coastline as it will highlight the gorgeous grottoes along the Amalfi Coast that aren't as well publicized as the grottoes in Capri. Your local captain will show you the hidden caves and grottoes only locals know about, and you can stop to swim inside and explore more (sea conditions permitting). While cruising along the coastline, you’ll also see natural arches, rock formations and discover tiny coves perfect for a swim that are only reachable by boat. Spend the day cruising along the coastline past private villages and historic watchtowers. See the charming villages of the Amalfi Coast from the sea and enjoy a relaxed and authentic experience that you can only enjoy on a private boat excursion. Embark from any of the following villages: Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Minori or Maiori. (Other options are available. If your village is not listed here, please send a message.) Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to stop and swim, explore caves and grottoes and experience the beauty of this unique coastline. See the incredible natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast up close on this fun boat excursion. Highlights of this tour:  - Pandora's Grotto: An impressive cave near the town of Maiori, which is large enough for small boats to enter - Grotta della Cascata: Swim into this tiny cave with incredible turquoise colored water and inside you’ll find a waterfall - Marmorata: A lovely spot on the coast with a tropical feel. You can swim below a little waterfall cascading into the sea  - Sant’ Andrea Grotto: This cave near Amalfi is named after Amalfi’s patron St. Andrew, and is big enough to swim into and walk around - Lover’s Arch: A natural arch that is fun to swim under as it’s such a romantic setting - Grotta dello Smeraldo: The Emerald Grotto is a large grotto you can pay to enter. It’s named after the way the light shimmers on the green water. Inside, boatmen row around visitors for a short tour. (Note: There is a € 5 entrance fee) - Grotta Africana: Located near the famous Africana nightclub, swim into this cave to see the light reflected in shades of blue and green - Natural Tunnel: A natural tunnel between Praiano and Positano that you can swim through - Laurito Grotto: A little grotto near Positano with ice cold water coming from a natural source - Fornillo Grotto: Set beneath an ancient watchtower at Positano's Fornillo Beach, this is a popular local cave to explore - Punta Germano: This rock formation near Positano is said to look like a face in profile - Nerano Grottoes: The Baia di Ieranto and Nerano area at the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula have many incredible caves and grottoes and swimming spots

Sorrento: Amalfi Coast & Ieranto Bay Eco-Friendly Boat Trip

7. Sorrento: Amalfi Coast & Ieranto Bay Eco-Friendly Boat Trip

After being collected from your hotel, you will transfer to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From here you will depart for Amalfi, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way you will admire the ancient fishermen village of “Marina Grande”, the ruins of a roman villa near “Bagni della Regina Giovanna”, a natural waterfall that flows over the rocks, Ieranto Bay, and other interesting attractions along the coast. As you sail along the Amalfi Coast, you will be able to admire the island of Li Galli, Nerano, Praiano, the Fjord of Furore, and the Emerald Grotto (except if the grotto is closed due to bad sea and weather conditions). Later in the tour, there will be a few breaks for swimming and snorkeling, before a relaxing break with snacks and drinks is offered on board. You will stop for 1 to 2 hours in Amalfi to visit this ancient maritime republic, before stopping for 1 to 2 hours in Positano, where you can explore the “pearl” of the Amalfi Coast. Your departure from from Positano to Sorrento will be toasted with a Limoncello tasting, and at the conclusion of your tour you will be returned to the port of Piano di Sorrento before being transferred back to your hotel.

From Positano: Amalfi Coast Private Half-Day Cruise w/ Swim

8. From Positano: Amalfi Coast Private Half-Day Cruise w/ Swim

Departure from Positano at 10.00 on the way to Amalfi you can admire the unique scenery in the world, the Amalfi Coast. You can admire from the boat Praiano with the cove of Gavitella, the “Grotta Dell’africana” and Marina di Praia, a small fishing village. You can also visit the Emerald Grotto (extra €6 pp cash to be paid directly there), this visit is optional, you can choose whether to visit the cave or stay on board. It will then resume the excursion passing through Conca dei Marini, the natural Arch and Amalfi.On the way back to Positano you’ll stop for a swim in the limpid waters of the coast .On board you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks available for you.

Sorrento: Bay of Leranto, Positano, and Amalfi Boat Tour

9. Sorrento: Bay of Leranto, Positano, and Amalfi Boat Tour

Travel along the Amalfi coast with this day trip from Sorrento. Enjoy a limoncello tasting onboard and stop for swimming and snorkeling. Relax with soft drinks and snacks on board as you head to the most popular destinations in the Amalfi coast. Be picked up from your hotel in a minivan and transfer to the port of Piano in Sorrento. Hop aboard the boat and take in views of the cliffs of the Sorrento coastline on your way to the town of Marina Grande. Continue to Bagni della Regina Giovanna to see the Roman ruins of a villa at the edge of a secluded beach. Cruise into the Bay of Leranto in the pristine waters of the marine protected area of Punta Campanella. Sail along the coast and capture water views of charming coastal towns like Nerano and Praiano. Go by the Li Galli archipelago, pass the bridge of the famed Fiordo di Furore beach, and admire the colors of the Emerald Grotto. Stop at Amalfi to explore the towns impressive cathedral and take a stroll through the elegant streets. Have some time to see fairy-tale like town of Positano where you can visit the fashionable the boutiques, cafes, and beaches. Return to your hotel in Sorrento.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Would highly recommend this boat tour! We got picked up from our hotel in Amalfi and taking to the port in Sorrento where we departed on our boat and headed to Capri. The boat was very spacious and immaculately clean. We were taking around the Island of Capri and was given a guided tour of the caves before mooring up at the Island. I would recommend getting the semi-private bus on the island (only costs €15 pp) as it gives you the most free time to enjoy the Island. We were giving refreshments and lunch on board the boat and we then taken around the other side of the island before heading back to Sorrento where we picked up by the taxi driver and dropped off back to the hotel. Overall it was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience, and also great value for money. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that is considering doing it!

Our day trip to Capri was one of the best days we've ever had traveling! They picked us up in a beautiful boat and there were only 12 people including us in the group. The skipper was very nice, informative and offered us free soft drinks, beer and prosecco throughout the boat ride. We got to see some of the grottos, the fraglioni rock and a full tour around the island. We had exactly 4 hours on the island as promised and then everyone met back at the port for our ride back. The boat rides were so peaceful and relaxing, and we truly enjoyed every second of our adventure.

This trip was fantastic and well planned out. The driver picked us up from Amalfi and drove us to where the boat was in Sorrento. The boat was really nice and stocked with drinks and snacks. We made a few cool stops on our way to Capri to see waterfalls and caves. The captain and crew were awesome and shared a lot of interesting history of the area. We got almost 5 hours to explore the island of Capri before heading back. The driver was already there waiting for us and took us back to Amalfi. I highly recommend this for anyone wanting to visit Capri from Amalfi!

My husband is a large older man with a cane. Very difficult to get into a small boat then transfer to the bigger boat. But the guys running the tour were great and helped him in and out. We had a great time. Very friendly and informative. Very glad we went.

Simply spectacular, the crew were all excellent, very friendly, they spoke Spanish, the tour was speechless, they always gave it their Ramantic touch, it really is worth doing.