Positano Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Positano Sailing trips & boat tours

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

1. 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.

Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour

2. 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.

Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

3. Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Sail along the Sorrento coast and see its dazzling natural sights. Explore Capri Island, go swimming at amazing beaches, and see spectacular grottos on this boat trip departing from Positano. After pickup from the meeting point, head to the port in Sorrento area via minivan. Once at the port, leave to Capri, sailing along Sorrento coast. The first stop will be by the small waterfall of Marciano Bay where you can take pictures and a refreshing shower. Continuing the tour, admire Cala di Mitigliano and Punta della Campanella, part of the Sorrentine Peninsula featuring an ancient watchtower. Once in Capri, see the Leap of Tiberius, Villa Jovis, Coral Grotto, and White Grotto. Navigate to the Faraglioni Rocks, the symbol of the island. Admire the Cave of Love and the famous Natural Arch and Villa Malaparte, the set of several famous films and commercials. After a stop near Marina Piccola bay, disembark on the island with about 4 hours of free time to stroll along its scenic alleys. Later in the afternoon, return to the port of departure and from there hope on the return shuttle back to the meeting point.

Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Small Group Tour by Boat

4. Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Small Group Tour by Boat

Enjoy a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast and take in beautiful views of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Swim in crystal-clear waters, discover the underwater world below while snorkeling, and visit the charming town of Positano. Start your tour from Sorrento and then journey to the port of Piano di Sorrento to set sail along the Amalfi Coast. See the historic fishing village of Marina Grande as you depart/ Admire the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna and see the natural waterfall that flows from the rock. Continue to Leranto Bay and see other highlights along the coast. Take in views of Li Galli Island and the Nerano and Praiano villages. Jump in to swim and snorkel and enjoy some snacks aboard the boat. Explore Amalfi on land and wander the winding streets of Positano. Cruise back to Sorrento as you sip some limoncello.

Sorrento: Private Positano and Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

5. Sorrento: Private Positano and Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

After being collected from your accommodation on the Sorrento Coast, you will begin your cruise to the Amalfi Coast. You can make customized stops in the most beautiful places of the pearl of the Amalfitan, and relax aboard a luxurious boat. Once having made your first stop, you can enjoy snorkeling in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters, which are teeming with marine life. Parts of the Amalfi coast you will visit include Positano City, Amalfi City, Punta Campanella, Nerano, Praiano, Fiordo of Furore, and Li Galli's island. You will also be able take customized stops in the most beautiful places of the region, as you cruise around this Amalfitan UNESCO Heritage region. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your Sorrento Coast accommodation.

Sorrento: Full-Day Amalfi Coast, Amalfi & Positano Boat Tour

6. Sorrento: Full-Day Amalfi Coast, Amalfi & Positano Boat Tour

After hotel pick up, board your boat and sail in the direction of the Campanella headland. Along the way, admire the remains of the ancient Roman Domus, known today as Villa Pollio Felice. Here, you can take a swim in the charming private beach of the villa. After a welcome drink, head to the bell-tower marine park in the bay of Ieranto, a crystal-clear cove. A dive in its crystalline waters is a must! Then sail towards Positano and discover the Crapolla bay and the islands of Li Galli, where later on, a stop will be made. Take 2 hours to visit the village on foot, walk along the narrow streets and admire the craft creations. Return to Marina Grande, departing towards Amalfi. In Amalfi, enjoy some free time to visit the cathedral, its crypt, and the Amalfi paper museum, then taste the Santa Rosa sfoglia with a nice Amalfi limoncello. Jump back on board and sail to Li Galli to make your last stop. Enjoy a bit of snorkeling among the cliffs of Li Galli, populated by many species of fish, before you return to your hotel.

Sorrento: Positano and Amalfi by Boat

7. Sorrento: Positano and Amalfi by Boat

Be picked up from the designated meeting point before being transferred to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From there, depart to Amalfi, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way, admire the ancient fishermen 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. Sailing along the Amalfi Coast, get a fantastic view of the Island of Li Galli, Nerano, Fiordo di Furore. You will also have the opportunity for a few stops for swimming as well as a relaxing break with snacks and drinks on board. Stop in Amalfi to visit the ancient Maritime Republic and also in Positano to explore the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Then, depart from Positano with a final limoncello tasting returning to the port of Piano di Sorrento and transferring back to meeting point.

From Salerno: Amalfi Coast Cutlet Cruise with Positano

8. From Salerno: Amalfi Coast Cutlet Cruise with Positano

Splendid Gulet Cruise on the Amalfi Coast from Salerno with stops in Amalfi and Positano Boarding is scheduled in Salerno Marina di Arechi at 10.00 where this wonderful cruise of the Amalfi Coast will depart, with stops for swimming along the way and stops ashore in Amalfi and Positano. We will sail along the coast among the most beautiful seaside villages of the Amalfi Coast off which you can swim in the crystal clear waters. Live a unique experience aboard our Gulet along a splendid cruise on the Amalfi Coast departing from Salerno We will make you visit the Amalfi Coast with all the comforts that only a gulet can offer you. Climb aboard our gulet cruise directly from Salerno Marina di Arechi, take advantage of an light lunch with the Divina Costiera in the background.

From Praiano: Amalfi Coast Guided Private Cruise with Drinks

9. From Praiano: Amalfi Coast Guided Private Cruise with Drinks

Embark on a private boat trip from Praiano around the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at scenic views of coastal villages such as Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, and Minori while treating yourself to drinks and snacks onboard. Enjoy free time in Amalfi town and snorkel with the gear provided. Meet your guide at Marina di Praia and following a quick meet and greet with the crew, take a seat and enjoy the private cruise. There are several boat options that you can choose from. Take to the waves with a private guide and cruise along Italy’s dramatic shoreline. Admire fine views over coastal villages such as Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, and Minori while you sip on Prosecco, beer, and other drinks and munch on snacks onboard, Enjoy the clear seas, warm sunshine, rich culture, and natural beauty of coastal Italy. Along the way, cool off with refreshing swims in the clear waters or observe the underwater marine life with the snorkeling masks provided. Finally, drop anchor and visit the historic village of Amalfi. Enjoy free time to explore the town and soak in the Mediterranean landscape at your leisure. Then, hop back on the boat to sail to Praiano.

Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour with Fishing Village Visit

10. Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour with Fishing Village Visit

Board your boat for the day in Positano, then set sail along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to the first stop of the day. Arrive at Li Galli Isles, 3 rocky islands located a few miles from Positano Beach, and learn about the legends of the mermaids who once lived here. Spend some time swimming and snorkeling in the glistening waters, and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of this magical location. Enjoy another swim stop on the way to Sorrento, and pass by the fascinating ruins of Pollio Felica, an Ancient Roman villa. Arrive in Sorrento and visit the picturesque fishing village of Marina Grande. Learn about the village at the onsite historic center, then enjoy some time free time to explore on your own. Find a local restaurant and dine on a typical Italian lunch, stroll through the village's quaint narrow streets, shop for artisan trinkets at craft stores, or simply admire the laid back locals going about their day. At the end of an unforgettable day, head back to the boat and relax on the return journey to Positano, marvelling at panoramic views of the coastline along the way.

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4.6 / 5

based on 229 reviews

We had the best day out - the transfers were really comfy and bang on time, Guido and Joseph on the boat were great guides and really funny! Would recommend doing the semi private bus option on Capri, it was a bit frantic as there are so many people doing the same boat tours, so the bus option made everything simple. You don't get a lot of time to wander around the towns because there is so much to see, so this is a great whistle stop tour of the island. We got to see so much of Capri, and the coast, even the drive from Positano was so beautiful. Would definitely recommend this tour, and having a swim in the beautiful water!

Fantastic way to spend a day in the Amalfi coast! The dropoff and pickup directly from our hotel was a big plus, the only downside is the hour drive to and from the port. The guides were knowledgeable and told us the best ways to navigate the island of Capri as well as sites around the island as we boated past. Take advantage of the semi-private bus transportation they suggest that takes you to the two main towns on the island for two hours each. Capri is a must-see and this is a great way to experience it!

We had so much fun on this excursion. Our boat captain, Mario, made our day so incredible. He recommended what to do and not do on the island that really helped us make the most of our time. The tour around the island and swimming was the best part for me! Highly recommend.

Excellent adventure! Our captain and guide were fun and informative and added a lot of good cheer to the boat group. They gave us excellent advice on what to see and how to get around the island. We would do this again in a heart beat! Fabulous!

Our trip with Captain Marco was fantastic and I would highly recommend the experience for anyone looking for a truly unique way to see the beautiful Amalfi Coast! A great day!