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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 Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Small-Group Boat Tour

2. 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.

Private Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano

3. Private Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano

Spend a day at sea to discover the stunning Amalfi Coast with this private boat trip. After pickup from your hotel, head to the port in the historic town of Massa Lubrense to board the boat. Set off along the beautiful coastline, passing through Punta Campanella to reach the gulf of Salerno and the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast. Sail to Jeranto Bay and the Beach of Nerano, then continue to Crapolla Bay. Stop to swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters along the way. The boat is fully stocked with water, beer, wine, and soft drinks, so you can relax with a drink on board. See the Sirenusas islands up close before arriving in Positano, known as the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy some free time to discover the town at your own pace. Wander through the beautiful streets, stroll along the beach, or stop at a local restaurant to have something to eat.  Once on board again, head back along the coast to the port. Take incredible photos as you admire the views from the water, and enjoy the service of your expert captain. Your tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel from the port in Massa Lubrense.

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We were picked up on time from the hotel and driven to the harbour to get onto the boat (about a 20 minute drive). The boat trip started on time and was brilliant fun. The crew on the boat were friendly and helpful. It was quite windy and so the sea was quite rough and some of the passengers were very, very seasick. If you are prone to seasickness, I would strongly recommend taking something to stop it! Amalfi and Positano were beautiful from a distance but a bit disappointing up close. The boat stopped for about 50 minutes for a swim on the way back, which was excellent. Upon arriving back in the harbour we were driven back to the hotel. All-in-all, we had a fantastic day out and would highly recommend this boat trip.

The boat was beautiful and comfortable! We had a great time cruising the Amalfi coast. Raphael was a great host and explained the interesting history without overwhelming us with too much information. Take sunscreen and a hat. There is a fresh water shower onboard to rinse the salt so I recommend bringing two towels.

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.

We had a blast touring the Amalfi coast on this boat tour. It was the perfect amount of time that included a few stops to swim.

We had a great time. Guide is very nice and funny! We swam, not snorkeled, so know idea about that!