Water activity

Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour with a Captain

Water activity

Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour with a Captain

From US$ 161.81 per person

Discover the Amalfi Coast’s hidden delights and breathtaking views onboard a traditional Amalfitan Gozzo boat. Visit beautiful secluded beaches, enjoy snorkeling, and marvel at rock formations.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Run by certified and passionate local captains and guides for a truly Amalfitan experience
  • Avoid tourist traps and big groups joining a boat tour limited to a few participants only
  • Admire stunning views and attractions inaccessible any other way
Full description

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.

  • English and Italian-speaking local captains and guides
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask and snorkel)
  • Life jackets (on request)
  • Floating devices (pool noodles)
  • Italian prosecco
  • Amalfi Coast limoncello
  • Beer
  • Soft drinks
  • Water
  • Fresh fruit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meeting point is in the center of Amalfi town at Darsena pier, right in front of Piazza Flavio Gioia (the one where small private boats dock, not the one for the ferries). Once there, you'll recognize the crew wearing orange t-shirts and hats or holding an orange umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All the participants will be provided with dry bags in which personal belongings such as wallets, phones, and cameras can be stored. Backpacks and purses can be accommodated in a safe place below the deck.
  • The tour will take place on a typical Amalfi Coast "Gozzo", a spacious type of traditional boat that is 8 to 10 meters long (26.2 to 32.8 feet). There is a small bathroom on board the boat.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 160 reviews

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This tour was the highlight of our visit to the Amalfi Coast! Informative, fun, and a great way to see the Amalfi Coast. The staff were all incredibly kind, and the instructions to the meeting point were very clear. We had so much fun and learned a lot!

March 23, 2023

This tour was the highlight of our trip to the Amalfi coast, it is so worth and so amazing, not only seeing how beautiful the Amalfi coast is from the sea but actually stopping to swim in really amazing spots and on top of that Federico de guide is great and very friendly, he explained everything during the tour and gave us drinks and snacks. I would highly recommend this bout tour. If I could I would give him more than 5 starts.

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March 23, 2023

We had a great few hours traveling up the coast and seeing such beautiful surroundings!!!! The other guests were wonderful and so was our guide.. We swam, snorkeled, laughed and drank. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to enjoy the Amalfi Coast!!!

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 384877