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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 Maiori: Amalfi Coast Half-Day Cruise

2. From Maiori: Amalfi Coast Half-Day Cruise

Embark on a half-day yacht trip along the Amalfi Coast from Maiori. Soak up the views and enjoy plenty of stops for swimming and sightseeing, including the Emerald Grotto and free time in Positano. Board a Gozzo Sorrentino yacht and sail to the Emerald Grotto. Step inside the cave and witness the mesmerizing blend of blue and green water, complete with thin stalactites and stalagmites that stretch from the sea. Continue to the Bay of Conca for a refreshing swim in the glittering Mediterranean. Next, make your way to Positano, famous for its whitewashed houses and unique fashion found in delightful little boutiques. Benefit from roughly 1 hour of free time to explore the narrow alleys and colorful squares.

Positano: Boat Tour of Capri with Drinks and Snacks

3. Positano: Boat Tour of Capri with Drinks and Snacks

Sail to the stunning island of Capri on a full day boat tour from Positano. Snack on a delicious dry snack from the minibar, drink some sparkling Prosecco, and try homemade Limoncello. Choose from a range of boat options that suit a range of group sizes. Start from Positano's main beach where your skipper will welcome you onboard the boat. Cruise around Capri and skirt the Amalfi Coast on this tour. Have the freedom to customize your tour. You can decide to spend a few hours on the island, or find some choice swimming spots. See the three small Li Galli islands where, according to the legends, Ulysses met the sirens. Arrive in Capri where your skipper will show you all the numerous points of interest around the island such as the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Faraglioni Rocks. Purchase a lunch at one of the restaurants just a few steps from the sea. In the late afternoon, sail back to Positano while tasting an unforgettable homemade Limoncello.

Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

4. Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

Discover the beauty of the Amalfi coast, climb Mount Vesuvius, and see the excavation site at Pompeii, all on one tour! Drive along the coastal road and pass the picturesque towns that make Italy's Campania region unforgettable, then explore the ancient city of Pompeii. In Pompeii you’ll have the chance to explore one of Europe's most compelling excavation sites. This Roman city was lost for 1700 years, partially destroyed and buried under ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll have a unique insight into ancient city life. After lunch depart for Mount Vesuvius. The minibus takes you 1000 meters up the volcano, then you’ll be escorted by a guide to the summit. From here enjoy have views over the southern part of the volcano and, during days with good visibility, the entire gulf of Naples. On the journey back, visit one of the most prestigious cameo and coral factories in the region to see the production of typical Italian carvings.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Premium Boat Tour

5. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Premium Boat Tour

Sail along the picturesque Amalfi Coast on a small group tour from Sorrento. Swim in the Mediterranean and learn about the history of the area. Discover Positano and explore the city center with some free time. Depart from the meeting point in the morning and head to the Marina Grande, the ancient port of Sorrento. Continue on to Sorrento to visit the ruins of the Roman villa of Senator Pollio. Next, head to the Marina di Puolo and Marina della Lobra, two local traditional fishing villages. After rounding Punta Campanella, enter the Gulf of Salerno, which reaches Positano, Conca dei Marini to Amalfi and beyond. Next, arrive at the famous Amalfi Coast that UNESCO declared Patrimony of Humanity. The color of the water is a deep blue due to the depth of the seabed and the immense prairie Poseidonia (typical Mediterranean seaweed). The coast is covered with typical Mediterranean vegetation that borders the beaches and small villages of fishermen between high mountains, islands, fjords, and bays of crystalline waters. Your next stop will be the island that lies in front of Galli Positano, where you can bathe in its clear waters and observe its wildlife. After your swim, the next stop will be Positano or Amalfi, according to the decision of the tour leader and the guests. Positano and Amalfi have been resorts since the days of the Roman Empire. Positano is a village of a thousand colors, whereas Amalfi is one of the four maritime republics of Italy. A second swim is planned as you return to the port, before you head back to Sorrento.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Small-Group Boat Tour

6. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Small-Group Boat Tour

Discover the Amalfi coast from an alternative perspective and avoid the crowds on a full-day boat tour of the coastline. After getting picked up from your hotel in Sorrento, travel to the port where you will board your boat and begin your intimate sightseeing experience. During the boat ride, admire views of the Li Galli islands, well-known for their many tiny grottos and emerald-colored waters. If the weather is nice, stop for a dip to refresh and cool off. Upon arrival in Amalfi, enjoy some free time to explore the beautiful and medieval town on your own. Walk down the small streets or perhaps visit St. Andrew's Cathedral. Once back on board the boat, enjoy a light lunch with a mozzarella sandwich and drink before continuing your cruise, passing seaside towns such as Arienzo, Fornillo, and Laurito. In Positano, enjoy some more free time for exploration before beginning the journey back to Sorrento where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Positano & Amalfi Coast Sightseeing Bike Tour

7. Positano & Amalfi Coast Sightseeing Bike Tour

Meet your guide and tour group in Sorrento where you will get kitted out with all the necessary equipment to begin your cycling tour. First, head to Meta di Sorrento passing through the small towns of the peninsula. Then, bike along a 5 km uphill road with a slope of 4-5% until you reach the hamlet of Colli di San Pietro. Then, ride downhill and take highway SS 163 towards the Amalfi Coast. The first section of the highway is curvy and goes downwards so you can relax and take in the breathtaking views. After this, peddle upwards on a 1.5 km stretch of road to reach Positano. The enthusiasm to arrive at the pearl of the Amalfi Coast will give you energy. When you arrive, take your time to explore Positano with no rush. Enjoy the many panoramic viewpoints and stroll through the small alleys. On the way back, stop at the highest point of the Sorrento Peninsula, the Sant’Angelo peak. From here, enjoy the wonderful view of the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno. Finally, return to Sorrento along the panoramic Via Nastro Verde.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

8. From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

Discover rocky cliffs, superb landscapes, citrus fields, monuments, villages, hiking trails, luxury villas, beaches, local crafts, quality food and wine, and history on a day tour from Naples. Depart from Naples and head to Positano and explore the vertical village embedded in the rock, where stairs replace the streets between the wild scent of the Mediterranean scrub. From the beach, admire a pyramid of houses that climb to the sky. Get a view of the three islets that make up the famous Li Galli island. Continue the tour to Ravello, an ancient medieval city known throughout the world for its history, its precious monuments and the magic of its landscapes and patrician residences. Marvel at the wonderful Villa Rufolo, a building that rises on three floors and reaches its peak in the famous garden, and Villa Cimbrone, a large estate with an incredible mix of styles and eras, ethnic and cultural elements, antiques and exotic travel souvenirs. Make several photo stops to admire the beautiful landscape throughout your journey.

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

9. 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: Private Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

10. Sorrento: Private Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

Spend a day on board a comfortable boat, and enjoy a special boating tour on the Amalfi Coast, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main highlights will be the small island of Li Galli, Positano, and Amalfi, with plenty of time in between to dive into the abundance of crystal-clear water. Depart from the meeting point at around 9:00 AM. Upon release from the moorings, you can immediately admire on your left the Marina Grande, the ancient port of Sorrento. Continuing on, head to Sorrento to see the ruins of the Roman villa of Senator Pollio, which date back to about 2,000 years ago. Then, explore Marina di Puolo and Marina della Lobra, which are both traditional fishing villages, before discovering the island of Vervece (a marine reserve). After rounding Punta Campanella, enter the Gulf of Salerno which opens to the left to expose the stretch of coast that reaches Positano, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, and beyond. You can freely decide the itinerary and will be free to have all the stops to swim and snorkel that you wish. Beer, prosecco, water and soft drinks are all included during your tour.

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What people are saying about Positano

The tour was better than our expectations! The music on the boat has put all of us in a good atmosphere. Viviana and Super Mario were there to give us explainations about some places we visited. We had some free time to visit Amalfi and Positano, and also to swim. The sandwich at midday was also delicious! We clearly recommend this tour to anyone curious to discover the region of Sorrento

Great guide (Alessandra) who was engaged and funny, with great knowledge. Enjoyed both the trip to Pompeji and Vesuv and can only highly recommend this - such interesting amazing places!! Lunch at Pompeji, that was suggested by our guide, was really good as well combared to the price we payed (only 14 Euro for a 3 course menu!)! :-)

A day to really remember! The pick-up service was also efficient for us arriving in Sorrento from Naples. The skipper was very friendly and illustrated the history and curiosities of the places in Italian and English. Stops in Amalfi and Positano with enough time to visit the main places of interest. Super recommended tour !!

Great day by boat to discover the Almafitan coast between swimming and discovering Almafi and Positano. Organization at the top, shuttle that picks you up and brings you back to the hotel, which is practical because it is very complicated to park in the region.

Great value. All admissions were included. Great guide, nice clean bus, and everything was very smooth.