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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 and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

2. From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

Tour the beautiful Amalfi coast by boat with stops in Amalfi and Positano. Enjoy a light lunch on board with free time to explore the towns and to swim and snorkel. Relax on the boat while taking in the dramatic views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board the boat for a cruise around the Bay of Salerno to Amalfi. During the cruise, pass Nerano, the Emeraldo Grotto, and Li Galli Island. Sunbathe on the decks and beaches, or swim and snorkel in the shimmering waters. Arrive at the port of Amalfi and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town. Then head towards the next stop, Positano the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Admire its famous pink and white houses and see the domed cathedral.

From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

3. From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Take a full-day cruise from Amalfi to Capri Island to explore its beaches, bays, and grottos. Take in the views from the water, visit a small waterfall, and stop on the island for plenty of free time to explore. Enjoy snacks and drinks on board. Following pickup in Amalfi, take a transfer to the port of Massa Lubrense (about 1 hour and 45 minutes one way). Once there, leave for Capri as you sail along Sorrento coast. The first stop will be by the small waterfall in Marciano Bay where you can take pictures and a refreshing shower. Continuing the tour, admire Cala di Mitigliano and Punta Campanella, part of the Sorrentine Peninsula featuring an ancient watchtower. Arrive in Capri, and see the leap of Tiberius, Villa Jovis, Coral Grotto, and White Grotto. Then, navigate to the Faraglioni Rocks, a symbol of the island with its cave of love. See the Villa Malaparte, the set of famous films and commercials. Next, head near Marina Piccola bay, a summer destination of yachts from all over the world. Later on, Disembark on the island, with about 4 hours of free time to explore on your own. After free time, head back to the departure port, where a shuttle will be waiting for you to drop you off back at your pickup hotel or address in Amalfi.

Positano: Boat Tour of Capri with Drinks and Snacks

4. 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.

From Amalfi: Sorrento Coast and Capri Full-Day Boat Cruise

5. From Amalfi: Sorrento Coast and Capri Full-Day Boat Cruise

Depart Amalfi and travel to Piano di Sorrento to climb aboard a boat and sail along the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Admire the fishing village of Marina Grande and the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, along with a natural waterfall that flows from the rocks. Cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the glamorous island of Capri, and marvel at the sea caves and rocky coastline on a boat trip around the island. Admire the sea stacks of the Faraglioni rocks, see the historic Punta Carena lighthouse and the amazing rocks of the Arco Naturale. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy drinks and snacks served on board the boat. Take advantage of a detailed map to explore Capri before the return to Sorrento. Sample local limoncello before getting dropped off at the port of Piano di Sorrento for the return to Amalfi.

Salerno: 7-Hour Amalfi Coast Small Group Boat Tour

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Cruise from Sorrento

8. Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Cruise from Sorrento

The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Amalfi Coast is definitely by boat, as you’ll soon experience on this full-day semi-private cruise. Your tour begins when you’re picked up at your Sorrento accommodation and head to the port of Massa Lubrense, where the boat departs at 10:00. Your skipper/guide will provide commentary about the sights you pass along the coast. Admire the ancient Saracens Towers and Li Galli Island, a private complex of 2 Islets that were once considered Ulysse Syren's abode. You’ll have time to stop for a swim, followed by a sandwich and drinks on the deck. Next you’ll visit Positano for some free time to explore this little coastal town. From here your captain will take you to Amalfi, the ancient Maritime Republic, where you'll have 2 hours at your disposal to walk around or relax in the town. Later in the afternoon you’ll return to Massa Lubrense and be transferred back to your hotel.

Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour

9. 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.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip by Boat

10. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip by Boat

Experience the Amalfi Coast like never before on this 8-hour excursion. Board the boat in Sorrento and take in the most beautiful coastline in the world, including the beaches of Nerano and Tordigliano. Admire the Li Galli islands, known for their tiny grottoes and for the surrounding clear, emerald waters. Appreciate the pleasures of Positano on a 1.5-hour stop to explore the picturesque village. Stop in Amalfi as well, where you’ll also have 1.5-hours of free time. This exclusive boating experience offers you panoramic views of the coast, including sites such as Laurito, Fornillo, Crapolla, Recommone and Arienzo. You’ll have a chance to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the Mediterranean as the boat stops at the best spots in the area (snorkeling equipment included).

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

It was great! Communication was easy smooth. We met at the parking garage and took a bus to sorrento. If you’re afraid of heights, sit on the right side of the bus! The boat ride from sorrento to capri was beautiful, stunning views. If you get motion sickness, make sure to take something before getting on the boat. Capri was beautiful, we had more than enough time to explore and even swim. Overall great experience!! Definitely recommend.

We had an amazing time on this trip - our captains were super friendly and helpful. Yummy sandwich for lunch included and drop off/pick up straight to the hotel which was really nice. We loved visiting Amalfi and Positano, as well as stopping for a swim in different places along the way. Really good day out :)

Great way to experience Positano and Amalfi. The boat ride is so relaxing and although there wasn’t a lot of ‘guiding’ the scenery spoke for itself. We got to swim twice, we had enough time in both towns and the views from the water are spectacular. Heads up that there is not much shade.

A brilliant experience. The coastline is amazing and the two captains, Rafael and Frederico were very entertaining and took good care of everyone on the tour. Would definitely recommend it to anyone staying on the Amalfi coast. By boat is the best way to appreciate its beauty.

Perfect day! On time, beautiful towns and fun. My family had a great day and I would highly recommend this tour.