Private tour

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

Activity provider: Exclusive Cruises
Private tour

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

Activity provider: Exclusive Cruises

From US$ 894.44 per group up to 6

Experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast up close on a private boat excursion exploring the hidden caves and grottoes along the coastline.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group


  • See beautiful grottoes and caves while cruising along the Amalfi Coast
  • Have your local captain show you all the hidden spots
  • Swim in the shimmering turquoise waters and into grottoes (sea conditions permitting)
  • Enjoy incredible views of towns along the Amalfi Coast
  • Stop in the most picturesque spots for swimming off the boat
Full description

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

  • Captain/ crew
  • Fuel
  • Towels
  • A variety of beverages
  • Snacks
  • Entrance fee to Grotta dello Smeraldo (approximately € 5)
  • Lunch at a local, seaside restaurant
  • Captain/ crew gratuity

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Wearing a bathing suit under your clothes is suggested
  • Bring flip-flops, sunscreen and sunglasses. Don't forget your camera
  • It’s also a good idea to book this excursion at the beginning of your vacation so that if for some reason the weather is not cooperating, it can be rebooked on a later day
  • Please contact the representative listed on your voucher the day before your excursion via phone or text/ WhatsApp message
  • At time of booking, please provide 2 contact numbers to get in touch with you the day before the excursion for all the final details or questions
  • Cruise ship passengers must include the following information: ship name, docking time and re-boarding time
  • Please note: Experienced captains monitor sea conditions continuously and are solely responsible for deeming them acceptable or not. If necessary, routes or itineraries can be changed by the captain at any time
  • Starting times can be customized. After booking, contact your provider to adjust your tour time
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Our tour down the coast was beautiful and we really enjoyed the multiple spots we could jump off the boat and swim. Our captain took us to several caves and waterfall to swim, as well as a small beach. The only thing that would have made it better is if our captain spoke about points of interest without us having to ask about everything we were seeing.

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March 25, 2023

We loved this trip! Our Captain Claudio was delightful -- We had cold water, soft drinks, beers and Proseccos. We saw some spectacular spots. The place he dropped us for lunch was one of the best meals of the trip. The boat provided both sun and shade. I'd do this again in a heartbeat. Worth every penny.

March 25, 2023

This trip was straight out of a dream! A private boat to tour the Amalfi Coast. Francesco was an amazing host and very knowledgeable about the history of Amalfi. He was a great host and captain as we always felt safe and cared for! The boat was fantastic and easily handled our group of 7, including 3 children ages 4-11. I would recommend this trip to anyone considering it!

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March 25, 2023

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