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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 Maiori: Amalfi Coast Half-Day Cruise

2. From Maiori: Amalfi Coast Half-Day Cruise

Embark on a half-day yacht trip along the Amalfi Coast from Maiori. Soak up the views and enjoy plenty of stops for swimming and sightseeing, including the Emerald Grotto and free time in Positano. Board a Gozzo Sorrentino yacht and sail to the Emerald Grotto. Step inside the cave and witness the mesmerizing blend of blue and green water, complete with thin stalactites and stalagmites that stretch from the sea. Continue to the Bay of Conca for a refreshing swim in the glittering Mediterranean. Next, make your way to Positano, famous for its whitewashed houses and unique fashion found in delightful little boutiques. Benefit from roughly 1 hour of free time to explore the narrow alleys and colorful squares.

Positano: Boat Tour of Capri with Drinks and Snacks

3. 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 the Amalfi Coast: Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

4. From the Amalfi Coast: Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

Climb aboard and set sail for Capri. Depart from Praiano, Positano or Amalfi and marvel at the beauty of the Amalfi Coast from the sea. Admire picturesque Li-Galli Island, where Ulysses is said to have seen mermaids. Then, cruise around Capri and pass the White Grotto, Arco Naturale, Casa Malaparte and Faraglioni sea stacks. Dock at Marina Piccola for a swim, discover the Green Grotto sea cave and take an optional trip to the Blue Grotto.  Continue to Marina Grande to get 3 to 4 hours at leisure on the island. Benefit from another chance to swim on the return journey to the Amalfi Coast in the late afternoon.

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

5. 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.

Positano: Amalfi Coast Grotto Tour

6. Positano: Amalfi Coast Grotto Tour

Embark on a 2-hour tour of the Amalfi coast's wonderful grottos from Positano. See the Tras e Iesc caves near Praiano, the Africana Grotto, and, if you'd like, the Emerald Grotto. Board a small rubber boat suited for cave exploration in Positano and head toward the small village of Praiano, where you will have a chance to explore the Tras e Iesc caves. Next, take a refreshing swim in the Africana Grotto before having the option to continue on to the fantastic Emerald Grotto.

Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

7. Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Sail along the Sorrento coast and see its dazzling natural sights. Explore Capri Island, go swimming at amazing beaches, and see spectacular grottos on this boat trip departing from Positano. Enjoy convenient pick-up from your hotel in Positano and transfer to the port in Sorrento. Sail along the coast where, according to legends, Ulysses encountered the Sirens. Have a refreshing dip at your stop in Marciano Falls. Cruise past the Cala di Mitigliano and the Punta Campanella as you come to the end of the peninsula, with its ancient watchtower. Check out the Coral Grotto and White Grotto upon reaching Capri. Admire some of the island's other sights, such as the Faraglioni, the natural arch of Capri, and the Villa Malaparte. Stop at a quieter beach for a swim before disembarking for 4 hours of free time to explore the island. Stop at the famous Green Grotto and Blue Grotto on your way back. Rest up on your transfer back to your hotel in Positano.

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

8. 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. Your local captain will show 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, you’ll also 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:  - Pandora's Grotto: An impressive cave near the town of Maiori, which is large enough for small boats to enter - Grotta della Cascata: Swim into this tiny cave with incredible turquoise colored water and inside you’ll find a waterfall - Marmorata: A lovely spot on the coast with a tropical feel. You can swim below a little waterfall cascading into the sea  - 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 - Lover’s Arch: A natural arch that is fun to swim under as it’s such a romantic setting - 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) - Grotta Africana: Located near the famous Africana nightclub, swim into this cave to see the light reflected in shades of blue and green - Natural Tunnel: A natural tunnel between Praiano and Positano that you can swim through - Laurito Grotto: A little grotto near Positano with ice cold water coming from a natural source - Fornillo Grotto: Set beneath an ancient watchtower at Positano's Fornillo Beach, this is a popular local cave to explore - Punta Germano: This rock formation near Positano is said to look like a face in profile - 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 Positano: Amalfi Coast Private Half-Day Cruise w/ Swim

9. 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.

Sorrento: Bay of Leranto, Positano, and Amalfi Boat Tour

10. Sorrento: Bay of Leranto, Positano, and Amalfi Boat Tour

Travel along the Amalfi coast with this day trip from Sorrento. Enjoy a limoncello tasting onboard and stop for swimming and snorkeling. Relax with soft drinks and snacks on board as you head to the most popular destinations in the Amalfi coast. Be picked up from your hotel in a minivan and transfer to the port of Piano in Sorrento. Hop aboard the boat and take in views of the cliffs of the Sorrento coastline on your way to the town of Marina Grande. Continue to Bagni della Regina Giovanna to see the Roman ruins of a villa at the edge of a secluded beach. Cruise into the Bay of Leranto in the pristine waters of the marine protected area of Punta Campanella. Sail along the coast and capture water views of charming coastal towns like Nerano and Praiano. Go by the Li Galli archipelago, pass the bridge of the famed Fiordo di Furore beach, and admire the colors of the Emerald Grotto. Stop at Amalfi to explore the towns impressive cathedral and take a stroll through the elegant streets. Have some time to see fairy-tale like town of Positano where you can visit the fashionable the boutiques, cafes, and beaches. Return to your hotel in Sorrento.

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What people are saying about Positano

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 51 reviews

It was an amazing boat ride. Cosimo was entertaining and took us to different ghettos. The transfer from Amalfi to the bigger boat was great too! It would have been better if more info on the Capri sightseeing would have been given. We were lucky to stumble upon a tour bus and the chair lift for an amazing tour of Capri.

My friends and I had the best day of our amalfi coast vacation on the boat. The staff was excellent and drove us to and from the boat. The boat was spotless and took us to see some caves outside Capri which was a bonus. Highly recommend!

Great tour. They offered the shuttle from our hotel in Praiano. The guide Lina was very kind. She gave us great tips for visiting the island. I recommend

Good communication. Transportation to and from hotel. Great driver and experience. Highly recommend

Well organized; friendly captain; the sandwiches and fruit salad were super yummy.