Praiano Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Praiano Cruises & boat tours

From Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

1. From Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

After pickup from your hotel, your boat tour will depart at 9:00 AM. First, you'll sail around Li Galli island, where the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens is said to have been set. Then your boat will head to the Ancient Marine Republic of Amalfi where you'll enjoy 3 - 3.5 hours of free time to explore the town. Don't miss seeing the main local attractions such as the Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Enjoy some time on the pebble beach, tanning and swimming in the azure waters. You may also want to shop for local products like the world-famous Amalfi Coast lemons and limoncello.  Next, sail towards Positano, where you'll also have about 1.5 - 2 hours to yourself. Admire the picturesque Furore and the beautiful old town of Praiano. On the return trip, you'll find the Fjord of Crapolla and the enchanting Islet d'Isca that belongs to Eduardo de Filippo. Finally, arrive back at the port at about 5:15 PM to catch your shuttle back to your accommodations.

Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

2. Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Italian coast on this full-day trip by boat from Sorrento. Cruise around Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello, with plenty of time to explore the islands and experience their unique way and pace of life. See the iconic Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines from the comfort of a boat on a full-day trip. Get picked up from Sorrento before setting sail from Piano di Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. Sit back and admire the enchanting beauty of the Sorrento Coast with the iconic Mount Vesuvius in the background as you glide over the Mediterranean Sea.  See terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the protected marine area of Punta Campanella on your journey. Hug the coastline to then admire the iconic Amalfi Coast, passing by Li Galli Island, the charming towns of Nerano and Praiano, and the Fjord of Furore before docking in Amalfi.  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace, soaking in its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the Amalfi Cathedral. Choose to hop onto a minivan to visit the village of Ravello, where you can see the splendid Villa Rufolo and its verdant gardens, or choose to spend your time getting to know Amalfi. Next, set sail again to make your way to Positano, also known as the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Discover the town's famous narrow streets, traditional shops, and colorful pottery in your own time before jumping back on the boat for a relaxed sail back to Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be dropped off back at the starting point.

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

3. 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.  Marvel as your local captain shows 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, admire 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:  -Visit Pandora's Grotto, an impressive cave near the town of Maiori, which is large enough for small boats to enter-See Grotta della Cascata: Swim into this tiny cave with incredible turquoise colored water and inside you’ll find a waterfall-Enjoy Marmorata: A lovely spot on the coast with a tropical feel. You can swim below a little waterfall cascading into the sea -See 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-Experience Lover’s Arch: A natural arch that is fun to swim under as it’s such a romantic setting-Discover 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)-Marvel at Grotta Africana: Located near the famous Africana nightclub, swim into this cave to see the light reflected in shades of blue and green-Visit Natural Tunnel: A natural tunnel between Praiano and Positano that you can swim through-Admire Laurito Grotto: A little grotto near Positano with ice cold water coming from a natural source-See Fornillo Grotto: Set beneath an ancient watchtower at Positano's Fornillo Beach, this is a popular local cave to explore-Enjoy Punta Germano: This rock formation near Positano is said to look like a face in profile-Discover 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

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise

4. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise

Experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula from a different perspective on a full-day boat cruise. Discover the Li Galli islets, the setting of the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens. Begin your day with a pick-up at your hotel or the nearest meeting point, and drive about 30 minutes in a bus to the Port of Nerano. After arriving at the port, set sail to the historic city of Amalfi, where you can use your time to visit the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, see the Cloister of Paradise, experience the emerald cave, or enjoy a coffee on the main square. Return to the boat and sail out into the water. Admire the beautiful church overlooking the sea in Praiano, and pass the fjord and medieval watchtowers at Furore. Make your way to the pretty village of Positano and go ashore to stroll the charming streets and find local crafts in the gift shops. Alternatively, relax on the beach and go for a swim before sailing back to Nerano. Pass the Crapolla fjord and the private islet of Isca before arriving at the port and driving back to your pick-up point

From Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

5. From Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

Embark on a full-day boat tour of the Amalfi Coast from Positano, Nerano, or Praiano. Visit picturesque coastal towns, such as Maiori, swim in the turquoise lagoons, and admire hidden grottoes. Discover the seaside villages with time to stop and swim off of the boat in various coves and bays. Meet your captain at Positano Pier and set sail for Li Galli private islands, where celebrities enjoy private hideaway vacations. Swim in the sea by the islands and bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. See crumbling Norman towers dating back from the 13th century mixed with modern-day luxury hotels and villas.  The captain is a local of the area which means that he will show you the true beauty of the Amalfi Coast without the long lines, traffic and noise. Be sure to save room for lunch as there are many seaside restaurants easily accessible by boat. Your captain can suggest some great spots if you're not sure where to go.  Pass Atrani, the smallest village in Italy, and head to Marmorata, where a waterfall flows into the sea. The quaint seaside village of Minori will come next, full of colorful beach umbrellas and Italian men fishing off of the pier.  Finally, reach Maiori, a busy tourist town. Your captain will take you to Pandora's grotto, a cave accessible only by boat. Here, see sea fossils and ancient stalactites. 

From Amalfi: Private Sunset Cruise along the Amalfi Coast

6. From Amalfi: Private Sunset Cruise along the Amalfi Coast

Floating in the Mediterranean Sea, away from the posh hotels, crowded restaurants and buzzing boutiques, is where you can embark on a 2-hour excursion to take in the amazing Amalfi Coast sunset, while you lounge on the deck, munch on snacks and sip a cool beverage. This excursion cruises you into the sunset scene of the coastline - a quiet and relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy the sights, salty sea air and bright colors. The captain will pick you up from the village of your choice on the coastline (Maiori, Minori, Amalfi, Praiano, Positano or any village in between) and take you along the coast, stopping to swim if you would like to along the way. You will cruise in the direction of the Isle of Capri, stopping at Li Galli private islands and underwater nature reserve. This is one of the best places for a first-class view of both Positano and the sun setting behind Capri.  Floating on a boat in total comfort, it's hard not to be inspired. Where the villages climb up the mountainside, the colors of the sunset reflect off of the Mediterranean Sea, music plays on the stereo and fish (and dolphins if you're lucky) jump every so often around the boat.  It's an evening not to be missed.     

From Capri: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

7. From Capri: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

The captain will pick you up in Capri and cruise across the Bay of Naples and into the Gulf of Salerno, towards the Amalfi Coast. You will see the private villas and coves of Sorrento on one side and the island of Capri on the other side with Naples and Mt. Vesuvius behind you. The views are spectacular.  You will see:  - Nerano: A small fishing village on the Amalfi Coast and home of the "Blue Flag" which is awarded to various beaches under strict criteria, signifying and boasting high quality and cleanliness of the sea.    - Positano: The view of Positano from the sea is one of the most famous views in the world. Cruise along the coastline and pass the world-renowned 5 star San Pietro Hotel, small hidden coves and beaches where you can stop for a swim off the boat if you would like.  - Furore: Here you will pass a wonderful little turquoise fjord with a bridge where a diving competition is held every year. It is also the location where Roberto Rossellini filmed "Amore" beside Anna Magnani.  - Amalfi: The most famous town on the Amalfi Coast, a bustling village with a beautiful cathedral dedicated to St. Andrew and home to lovely hotels, shops, restaurants and a historic paper mill/ museum which produces organic paper.  One of the best parts about chartering a boat is that the captain is a local of the area.  Although he is not a tour guide, feel free to ask him about the coastline and he will be more than happy to offer some information about what you are seeing as well as insider tips regarding the best things to do. This will allow you to experience the Amalfi Coast through the eyes of a local rather than a tourist.  The service is simple and high quality so relax on the sundeck, enjoy the views, stop to swim in the various bays and enjoy local snacks and beverages that are provided on board. The captain can stop at any of the above villages so that if preferred, you can have the opportunity to visit them at your leisure. I also suggest stopping for a seaside lunch, as this is a culinary paradise of Italy, serving fresh seafood, pasta and more.  

From Praiano: Amalfi Coast Guided Private Cruise with Drinks

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Praiano

Great guide (Jessica), great boat ride. As we traveled to Amalfi, she shared information about what we were seeing (in three languages!). Very scenic - we sat outside in the front of the boat, which made the boat trip wonderful. We had great weather. We took the extra tour to Ravello which gave us both a van ride on the Amalfi road which was very interesting and scenic, plus an hour in Ravello. The guide gave us basic information and then we had free time. Small town, plenty of shops and food, and fantastic views. Highly recommend the trip to Ravello. This meant that we had only one hour in Amalfi (rather than 3), but that was plenty of time in Amalfi. Again, the guide gave us basic information, which was fine, and we got to explore in our own. In Amalfi, we enjoyed the lemon sherbet served in a lemon. Then an hour in Positano. Many people swam. Big beach. We enjoyed exploring. Great boat ride back. Great day!!

Our guide was very friendly and informative. We chose the tour with pickup from Sorrento. It was so worth it. The shuttle drive alone from Sorrento to Nerano was an adventure and a peek into other towns. The Amalfi coast is stunning. We went for our honeymoon and highly recommend this boat tour. Our stop in Amalfi was lovely.. Positano was nice too!

Simple, fun visit to Amalfi and Positano. Bus ride through the mountains is harrowing but fun (like all driving there). The boat crew was excellent and showed us islands and coastal feature. Comfortable and easy ride, everything on time.

Great host. Made to feel incredibly welcomed. An outstanding day from start to finish

Boat views were spectacular! Very touristy in town.