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From Sorrento: Amalfi & Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

1. From Sorrento: Amalfi & 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.

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From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

2. From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark on a memorable and relaxing boat trip up the Sorrento Coast to the picturesque island of Capri. See the sights by boat, and then enjoy free time on Capri itself on this inclusive day excursion. The tour starts with the pick-up and transfers to the port. Once on board, enjoy the experience of sailing along the Sorrento Coast, admiring the Gulf of Naples, and majestic Vesuvius. Enjoy informative commentary from your captain as you tour the island by boat. Enter the Marvellous, White, and Green Grottos, and admire sights like the Natural Arch and Curzio Malaparte Villa. You'll also see the Lighthouse, Faraglioni, and pass through the famous Arch of Love. If you have chosen the option with a swimming stop, the boat will drop anchor at Marina Piccola near the Faraglioni Rocks. You will then have the opportunity to jump in the water to go swimming and enjoy a wonderful view of the Faraglioni Rocks. You will have about 4/5 hours of free time to explore the island by land. The departure back to Piano di Sorrento is in the late afternoon. Once arrived at the port of Piano di Sorrento, you will then be transferred back to the starting point.

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

3. 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.

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From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Shared Boat Tour

4. From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Shared Boat Tour

After pick up 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 be 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 main local attractions such as the Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Enjoy some time on the peddle 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 lemoncello.  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 you'll arrive back at the port at about 5:15 PM and catch your shuttle back to your accommodations.

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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.

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From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Cruise Trip by Boat

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

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 2.5 hours in the historic city of Amalfi and use the time to visit the Cathedral of Saint Andrew to see the Cloister of Paradise, or enjoy a coffee on the main square. Depart Amalfi for an optional visit to the sea grotto of the Emerald Cave, weather and sea conditions permitting. Admire the beautiful church overlooking the sea in Praiano, and pass the amazing fjord and medieval watch towers 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.

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From Sorrento: Positano & Amalfi Coast Small-Group Boat Tour

7. From Sorrento: Positano & Amalfi Coast Small-Group Boat Tour

Cruise away from Sorrento's coast on your way to the Amalfi coast. Relax aboard a luxurious boat, then enjoy snorkeling in crystal clear Mediterranean waters brimming with marine life. Benefit from a free pickup service from your accommodation to the port of Marina della Lobra where the tour starts. After sailing along the coast of Sorrento you get to the Amalfi coast. Discover various parts of the Amalfi coast, including: Positano city, Amalfi city, Punta Campanella, Nerano, Praiano, Fiordo of Furore, and Li Galli's Island. Make stops along the way to go swimming and snorkeling. You will stop in Amalfi city for 2 hours and in Positano for 1 hour.

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Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

8. Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

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 watch towers 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 the Saint Andrew 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.

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Salerno: 7-Hour Amalfi Coast Small Group Boat Tour

9. 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.

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Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

10. Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

The day starts in Rome where you’ll catch a high speed train to Naples with an intimate group of no more than 14 fellow travelers and an expert tour leader. From there, you’ll hop on a private, air-conditioned bus that will wind its way up into the narrow roads of the Amalfi Coast. Your first stop is Positano, a small fishing town that has long been the holiday destination of choice for VIPs, from the Romantic poets of the 19th century to today’s Hollywood stars. After an orientation walk with your guide you’ll have two hours of free time in which you can browse the boutiques filled with world-famous beachwear, have leather sandals made to fit your feet and enjoy a relaxing lunch of local delicacies at a seaside cafe. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit too, there’s nothing nicer on a summer’s day than a dip in the sea. Next, you’ll board a boat for a 30 minute ride down the coast to Amalfi town. Along the way, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline as it rises out of the sea in soaring cliffs. At Amalfi, you’ll head up one of those cliffs to a lovely lemon orchard where you’ll enjoy a tasting of one of the region’s most beloved products, the sweet, tangy liqueur called limoncello. The farm is perched above the town and offers stunning views out to sea. After the tasting, you’ll have an hour to explore the town and, if you enjoyed your tasting, buy some limoncello. To end the day, you’ll hop back on the boat for a 40 minute cruise to Salerno where you’ll catch the train back to Rome.

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What people are saying about Amalfi Coast

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 49 reviews

My friend and I had the most amazing experience with this boat trip tour. All of the staff was so helpful, friendly, and trust-worthy. We felt so comfortable and safe as two 22 year old girls traveling alone. The boat tour had about 5 other couples on board who were sweet. They provided drinks, snacks, and helpful information about the islands. 10/10 recommend

Amazing day on the water and on Capri with Antonino, who was a gracious host and a wonderful guide, telling us stories and sharing Prosecco throughout the day.

Driver was a gentleman, very friendly and helpful. Beautiful boat and worth every penny. Amazing coastline couldn't recommend this trip anymore.

Great excursion, the Amalfi Coast is best appreciated by the sea, the landscapes are magnificent.

Very nice to see Amalfi and Positano in a day. I thought it was a nice addition to our vacation!