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Salerno: 7-Hour Amalfi Coast Small Group Boat Tour

1. Salerno: 7-Hour Amalfi Coast Small Group Boat Tour

Admire the beautiful beaches, coves, and local villages set against a stunning natural backdrop on a 7-hour journey along Italy's Amalfi Coast aboard a traditional "gozzo" boat. Relax and enjoy your welcome Prosecco drink as you take in the panoramic views of picturesque villages dotted along the coastline, and secret beach caves from Salerno. Swim and snorkel in the blue waters to cool down, and enjoy the sandwich, fruit, and drinks offered on board as the cool sea breeze blows in your hair. Stop in the renowned towns of Amalfi and Positano for one hour each, and explore their historic streets. Enjoy a final surprise from the crew before heading back to the port of Salerno, in time for your evening apéritif and dinner.

Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

2. 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.

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

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

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 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, where the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens are set, and much more. Stop for 3.5 hours in the historic city of Amalfi and use the time to visit the Cathedral of Saint Andrew to see the Cloister of Paradise, experience the emerald cave, or enjoy a coffee on the main square. Admire the beautiful church overlooking the sea in Praiano, and pass the amazing fjord and medieval watchtowers at Furore. Make your way to the pretty village of Positano and go ashore for 2 hours 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 towards Sorrento. Pass the Crapolla fjord and the private islet of Isca before arriving back at the port of Nerano.

Amalfi Coast Day Trip by Exclusive Boat

5. Amalfi Coast Day Trip by Exclusive Boat

Deemed by Unesco to be an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, the Amalfi Coast is a beguiling combination of great beauty and gripping drama: coastal mountains plunge into the sea in a stunning vertical scene of precipitous crags, picturesque towns and lush forests. You will travel slowly along the lovely Amalfi coast stopping at the most attractive bays for a swim and admiring all the inlets and grottos some of which are only accessible by swimming. You will pass in front of Praiano, the famous Fjord of Furore, Conca dei Marini where you can find the Emerald Grotto (visit if desired), free time to discover the beauty of Amalfi, ancient maritime republic. Then you will go on past Amalfi to a small cascade of fresh spring water. Here you can have a really refreshing swim! There is time for relax and a gentle return to Positano in the afternoon. The Amalfi coast trip goes every day and leaves from Positano and Praiano.

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.  Listen 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, 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:  -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

Amalfi Coast: Pompeii & Vesuvius Trip with Tickets and Lunch

7. Amalfi Coast: Pompeii & Vesuvius Trip with Tickets and Lunch

Discover the wonders of the archaeological site of Pompeii and the famous Mount Vesuvius on this trip from the Amalfi Coast. Take advantage of an all-inclusive trip including round-trip transportation, skip-the-line entry tickets, a guided tour, and lunch with a wine tasting. Head to Pompeii first and find out what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Observe important buildings and structures such as the basilica, the forum, the thermal baths, the bakery, residential houses, and more. Drive up to Mt. Vesuvius to explore one of the most famous volcanoes in the world while enjoying the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples. Start from 1000 m above sea level, then continue walking along the Gran Cono path leading to the crater. Afterward, visit an authentic winery and vineyard for lunch and a wine tasting before getting driven back to your accommodation.

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.

From Sorrento: Driving tour of Positano and Praiano

9. From Sorrento: Driving tour of Positano and Praiano

Get picked up from your hotel by your expert driver-guide at 4:30 PM and begin your adventure along the Amalfi Coast.  Along the drive, stop off at a range of stunning locations to admire panoramic coastal views and snap special photos. Drive into Positano and have a coffee or a cocktail, just like the locals. Enjoy some free time to roam the charming streets of Positano at your leisure. Continue driving to Praiano and discover more of the Amalfi Coast during further stopovers as day becomes night.

From Capri: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

10. From Capri: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

The captain will pick you up in Capri at the tourist port 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. Your captain or I can provide you with some delicious restaurant suggestions where the boat can pull directly up.   

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 254 reviews

Well worth doing this tour by boat, much more enjoyable than by road I reckon! My criticism would be not enough time in each destination but I guess it’s just another reason to return ;). All three stops along the Amalfi coast were fantastic. Highly recommend. Our guide was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable and helpful/available at all times.

Our drivers were on time, friendly, and went through a lot of trouble to organise a wonderful trip. We saw the ruins with a very experienced guide, drove to the volcano and hiked all the way, then enjoyed a great lunch and wine tasting! We really enjoyed the trip and recommend it to anyone! Superb!

The experience was excellent! Raphael make the trip so much more fun. He also provided us with important information about each town we saw from the sea. The stops to swim in the beautiful sea were perfect. The BEST. Highly recommend.

It was Amazing! The organization was great and they made sure we had an amazing time. This tour is perfect for couple or families.

Everything was great! The tour guides were informative but didn’t inundate us with facts the whole time.