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From Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

1. From 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 4 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 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.

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.

Amalfi to Capri: 6-Hour Private Boat Excursion

3. Amalfi to Capri: 6-Hour Private Boat Excursion

Hire a private boat with a local captain and take in the top sights of the Amalfi Coast on a fun and relaxed 6-hour excursion. Stop for a swim in different bays and lagoons, explore caves along the coast, and cruise to the island of Capri. Start out in Amalfi and head leisurely along the coastline past Furore, Conca dei Marini, and Praiano. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the world-famous Amalfi Coast! Cruise past Positano and to the private islands of Li Galli, once owned by the famous Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nuryev. A highlight now is the underwater nature preserve. Nerano is an idyllic fishing town with a lovely beach, where the captain will stop so you can enjoy the view and swim in the crystal-clear water. The restaurants in Nerano are well known for dishes that feature fresh seafood and local produce. From Nerano your captain will continue on to Punto Campanella, the point where the Amalfi Coast ends and the Sorrento Coast begins, before you head to Capri. Cruise around the entire island of Capri, exploring caves and swimming in crystal-clear bays. Marvel at the Blue, Green, and White grottoes. Your captain will take the boat through Capri’s iconic faraglioni rock formations. Pass by the historic lighthouse, Casa Malaparte, Marina Piccola, and Marina Grande. Take some time to explore the island on foot. Go shopping, tour villas, and don’t forget to try the gelato! At the end of a satisfying day you’ll head back to Salerno or your final destination as the sun sets behind the island.

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

4. 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.

Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

5. Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

After pickup at your hotel or at the nearest meeting point, reach Nerano's pier after a 30 minutes ride by bus, and board the boat for Capri Island. The full-day journey takes you via Punta del Capo and the Baths of Queen Giovanna, and the seat of Villa Pollio Felix, the most important Roman archaeological site in Sorrento. Sail along the Sorrento peninsula’s rocky coastline, Massa Lubrense, and Mitigliano Bay. The scenic crossing over from mainland Nerano/Sorrento Coast to Capri Island is approximately 35 minutes. Arrive on the island in the morning at Marina Grande Harbour.  Enjoy enough free time on your own as you wish, or, for an additional cost, join the recommended visit to both main towns, Capri and Anacapri, via a private minibus skip-the-line service with your guide, to save time and see more. The 1-hour boat ride around the entire island usually happens in the afternoon. Choose to follow a guided tour of the island (additional cost), or discover the island on your own. At the end of the day you’ll take the boat back to Sorrento.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise

6. 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.

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

7. 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

From Sorrento to Capri and Positano: Private Boat Tour

8. From Sorrento to Capri and Positano: Private Boat Tour

Discover the beauty of the island of Capri and the seaside Amalfi coast town of Positano on this boat trip from Sorrento. Take in views of Vesuvius as you cruise and have some free time to explore Positano at your own pace.  Embark in the morning from the port of Sorrento on a private speedboat or yacht with a local captain who will show you the not-to-be-missed sights of Capri and Positano. Cruise along the Sorrento coastline and across the Bay of Naples with views of the imposing Mt. Vesuvius, the island of Ischia, and Capri. Arrive in Capri and head to the Blue, Green and White Grottos. Capture pictures of the famous Faraglioni rock formations. Stop to swim in the turquoise bays, discover natural arcs in the limestone coast, and relax on the cushioned sundeck. Sail out of the Bay of Naples and into the Gulf of Salerno, snaking along the Amalfi Coast. Visit Nerano, a small fishing village that has become renown for it's delicious cuisine. Have the chance to purchase a seaside lunch in this village that cannont be easily reached by car. Continue on to Li Galli private islands and perhaps stop for a swim. Legend has it that Ulysses heard the song of the sirens here as he sailed through and on to Capri.  Finally, dock in Positano where you can capture pictures of its colorful villas climbing up the rocks. Enjoy some free time to walk through the cobblestone alleyways of before making your way back to the boat. Cruise along the coastline and back to Sorrento after a full-day of fun and relaxation. 

Private Amalfi Coast Tour With Apreamare 38ft DIAMOND

9. Private Amalfi Coast Tour With Apreamare 38ft DIAMOND

A private car will come to pick you up directly form your hotel. Once you get on board, the captain will sail in the direction of the Campanella headland. Along the way you will admire the remains of the ancient Roman domus known today as Villa Pollio Felice or simply “Ruina della Regina Giovanna”. If you want, you will be able to take a swim in the charming private beach of the villa. After a welcome drink, you will get to the bell-tower marine park in the bay of Ieranto, a crystal-clear cove. A dive in its crystalline waters is a must. After the stop, your captain will sail towards Positano but not before showing you the Crapolla bay and the islands of Li Galli, where later on, a stop will be made. Positano is one of the most enchanting places on the Amalfi Coast - some people call it “The Pearl of the Coast”. Here you will have 2 hours to visit the village on foot. Walk along the narrow streets and admire the craft creations. Handmade sandals and Positano fashion linen are famous all over the world. After about 2 hours you will return to Marina Grande, departing towards Amalfi. When you are back on board, you will sail to Li Galli to make your last stop to enjoy a bit of snorkeling among the cliffs of Li Galli, populated by many species of fish.

From Capri: Capri and Positano Full-Day Private Boat Trip

10. From Capri: Capri and Positano Full-Day Private Boat Trip

Experience the Amalfi Coast and glamorous island of Capri from the water on a private full-day boat cruise. Circumnavigate Capri to see its grottoes and rock formations from a different perspective, and learn the history and modern-day facts along the way. Cross to the Amalfi Coast and pass Punto Campanella, where the Sorrento and Amalfi coastlines meet. Make your way to the fishing village of Nerano, home to some of the best restaurants on the coast. Cruise past hidden grottoes and inlets en route to Positano, where villas climb up the mountainside. Explore on land while the captain waits on the boat, and choose to remain in Positano or return to Capri.  

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What people are saying about Nerano

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 984 reviews

Amazing boat day!!! the boat was amazing, really comfy, the captains were knowledgeable, the pick up and drop off were smooth and I thought that we had plenty of time in amalfi and Positano.

Excellent option! Pick-ups/drop offs, crew,times,service everything was amazing! We had an amazing experience! Ask for Carolina as a crew director!

We had an amazing time ! Great communication the days prior and exactly what we were expecting for the day

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

It was a great experience. The boat was super nice and the places we visited were amazing.