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Full-Day Private Boat Tour: Positano and Amalfi Coast

1. Full-Day Private Boat Tour: Positano and Amalfi Coast

A full day boat tour from Positano or a neighboring port (Nerano or Praiano). You will have a first hand look of the beautiful Amalfi Coast. This is a great opportunity to discover the seaside villages with time to stop and swim off of the boat in various coves and bays.  Are you interested in visiting a village on land for some free time? The captain will drop you off and wait for you at the port. When you are ready, simply meet him back at the boat.  See crumbling Norman towers dating back from the 13th century mixed with modern day luxury hotels and villas.  Your captain will take you to Li Galli private islands, where the Jet Set prefer to stay for a private hideaway vacation. Swim in the sea by the islands and bask in the Mediterranean sunshine.  The best part about this excursion? The captain is a local of the area which means that he will show you the true beauty of the Amalfi Coast without the long lines, traffic and noise.  Pass Atrani, the smallest village in Italy and head to Marmorata, where a waterfall flows into the sea. The quaint seaside village of Minori will come next, full of colorful beach umbrellas and Italian men fishing off of the pier. Finally you will reach Maiori, a busy tourist town. Your captain will take you to Pandora's grotto, a cave accessible only by boat. Here, see sea fossils and ancient stalagtites.  Save room for lunch. This is a culinary paradise of Italy and there are many seaside restaurants easily accessible by boat. Your captain can suggest some great spots if you're not sure where to go.  Awaken your senses on the Amalfi Coast and truly experience La Bella Vita with this relaxing, fun and interactive excursion! 

Positano: Amalfi Coast Grotto Tour

2. 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.

Amalfi Coast: Path of the Gods Private Walking Tour

3. Amalfi Coast: Path of the Gods Private Walking Tour

Discover the Path of the Gods following its only original route from Agerola to Positano. You will hike approximately 4.5 miles (7km) on the mountain trail through the Mediterranean scrub and oak woods of the Amalfi Coast. Walk between the sky and sea along one of the most popular trails in all of Italy and the jewel of the Amalfi Coast and take stunning photos of the Amalfi landscape and its beautiful coastline. After about 2-hours walking you will arrive in the small hamlet of Nocelle, a very cute village overlooking Positano bay; here the tour ends and you can decide to rest or have lunch in a local trattoria. Your guide will be glad to help you in making a reservation and lead you to the restaurant. If you would like you can also follow your guide along scenic stairs down to Positano's center. If you want to enrich your day even more by letting yourself be pampered during this private tour, you can choose an additional option when booking your tour to have a private transfer service for you and a great lunch in a local "trattoria" right at the end of Path of the Gods.

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

4. 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 Sorrento to Capri and Positano: Private Boat Tour

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

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. You will cruise along the Sorrento coastline and across the Bay of Naples with an amazing view of the active volcano, Mt. Vesuvius, the island of Ischia and Capri. Once you arrive in Capri, the captain will take you to the most important grottos and rock formations, including the Blue, Green and White Grottos and the famous Faraglioni rock formations- the symbol of Capri. Stop to swim in the turquoise bays, discover natural arcs in the limestone coast, and relax on the cushioned sundeck.  Once you have seen the best of Capri, you will cruise out of the Bay of Naples and into the Gulf of Salerno, snaking along the Amalfi Coast. Discover Nerano, a small fishing village that has become reknown for it's delicious cuisine. Hungry? The captain can pull-up here for a seaside lunch. This is a unique experience since Nerano is not very easily reachable by car. After lunch, 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, arrive in Positano. Have your camera ready as you approach the village beause from the sea the view of the colorful villas climbing up the rocks is absolutely mesmorizing. Enjoy some free time at your leisure to walk through the cobblestone alleyways of Positano before making your way back to the boat. Cruise along the coastline and back to Sorrento after a full-day of fun and relaxation. 

From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

6. From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

Enjoy a full day at sea on a private boat tour from Positano. Climb aboard a leisure boat built for comfort and choose how you spend your time on the water. Head south along the Amalfi Coast or cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Capri — the choice is yours. If you choose to visit Capri, the captain will cruise north from Positano, passing Nerano, famous for its blue flag beaches. Stop for a refreshing swim. Continue to Punto Campanella, where the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast meet. Then, cross the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Capri, circumnavigate the entire island, stopping at the Blue, White, and Green Grotto. See the private villas of the rich and famous, along with Casa Malaparte and the historic lighthouse. Cruise past Marina Piccola to sail through the rock formations of Faraglioni. Choose to enjoy the island from the boat or dock for some free time on land. If wanting to explore the Amalfi Coast, head south from Positano and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the world. Stop to swim in the lagoons and caves that line the rugged coastline, or find an empty beach to laze on. Pass the beautiful fishing village of Praiano where century-old traditions are still maintained. Go to the hidden lagoon of the fjord of Furore. Every year a diving competition is held on the bridge above the fjord. Continue to Conca dei Marini to sail under Sophia Loren's former villa. Get an up-close view of the beachside apartment where Jackie Kennedy spent her Amalfi Coast vacation. Stop in bustling Amalfi for a chance to stretch your legs and get some lunch. Then, go to Atrani, Italy’s smallest village. You can also visit the enchanting villages of Ravello and Marmorata to see a waterfall that once powered an old paper mill. Finally, go to the laid-back villages of Minori and Maiori to see Roman ruins and discover one of the most famous pastry shops on the Amalfi Coast.

Positano: Full-Day Private Amalfi Coast Vespa Tour

7. Positano: Full-Day Private Amalfi Coast Vespa Tour

Travel along the majestic Amalfi coast on a vintage Vespa, guided by a friendly and knowledgeable expert. You’ll ride through world-famous coastal scenery, as well as small picturesque villages. Throughout this full-day adventure, you'll have a chance to take stops to chat, learn about the area, take photos, and take in the stunning views. Your route will take you from Positano to Ravello, through Amalfi, Conca de’ Marini, and the lovely Atrani. Visit Positano with a walk in the center between boutiques and craft shops, before getting off at the beach to enjoy the famous views of the colorful village of Positano. Later, stroll through the shops and have a coffee break in a nice and relaxing Cafè to taste the delicious "delizia al limone", or the typical Neapolitan Sfogliatella pastry, accompanied by a Neapolitan espresso coffee or drink. Next you will visit the colorful and stylish small town of Positano, with its villas on the mountain overlooking the sea. You can stroll through its colorful streets full of boutiques and craft shops, in a typically Italian atmosphere. You will then continue through the curves of the panoramic coastline among the amber colors of the mountains and the crystalline turquoise of the sea in the direction of Amalfi, where you will admire the imposing cathedral and its lovely square. From here you can decide on whether to take a visit to the Emerald Cave on a small boat (to admire its enchanting play of light and colors), or to have an excellent lunch at a traditional family-run restaurant to enjoy the most genuine traditional Mediterranean cuisine.

Private Full-Day Boat Excursion on the Amalfi Coast

8. Private Full-Day Boat Excursion on the Amalfi Coast

Pick-up from Amalfi or another port where you are staying.  Enjoy the day at your leisure on a private, luxury speedboat or yacht with a private captain who is a local of the area. Pass the villages and coastline by boat, making the most of your day. The captain will stop to swim in the best lagoons and bays so that you can swim directly off the boat.  Beverages, regional snacks and seasonal fruit are provided on board. Sit on the bow while the captain explains what you are seeing, the language and the culture.  Have the opportunity to boat through private inlets, rock formations and the archipelago islands of Li Gallli. Stop for free time on land in the village of your choice. Hungry? The captain can suggest some great spots to stop for lunch where the boat can pull up directly.  This is the best way to experience the Amalfi Coast- no traffic, lines or crowds. Totally customized and fun for the entire family.  The lifestyle in southern Italy is warm, relaxed and happy so immerse yourself!

Sorrento: Private Amalfi Coast Boating Tour

9. Sorrento: Private Amalfi Coast Boating Tour

Your tour begins as you are collected from your accommodation by private vehicle. From there, travel to your boat to begin sailing in the direction of the Campanella Headland. Along the way, admire the remains of the ancient Roman domus, known today as Villa Pollio Felice or simply “Ruina della Regina Giovanna”. There you can take a swim in the charming private beach of the villa. Following a welcome drink, arrive to the Bell-Tower Marine Park in the Bay of Ieranto, a crystal clear cove. Following this stop your captain sails towards Positano, but not before showing you Crapolla Bay and the islands of Li Galli, where a stop will be made later on. Positano is one of the most enchanting places on the Amalfi Coast, and is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Coast”. There you have 2 hours to visit the village on foot, with your guides advising that you walk along the narrow streets and admire the craft creations. Once back on board, continue your journey towards Amalfi. Amalfi was one of the 4 Maritime Republics, a glorious past which is still evident in every corner of the city today. Despite being such a small place, the center offers many points of interest, including the cathedral and its crypt and the Amalfi Paper Museum. When visiting Amalfi it would also be a sin not to taste the “Santa Rosa” sfoglia, partnered with a nice Amalfi limoncello. Returning to the boat, sail to Li Galli to make your final stop. Whilst there, enjoy a bit of snorkeling among the cliffs of Li Galli which are populated by many species of fish. Once having returned back to port, a vehicle awaits you to take you back to your accommodation.

Vico Equense: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, and Dinner

10. Vico Equense: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, and Dinner

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, and will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Afterwards, you will of course taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Worth the booking!!! We had an incredible time on the tour of the Path of the Gods with Enzo. He was so knowledge of the trail and was very informative throughout the entire journey! I highly suggest getting a guide, yes you can research and “go for a hike” but the experience was heightened having an experienced guide with us. He took us on a path that was safer and higher and not well known to tourists- the views alone were worth it. He helped us arrive safely at the end and could not recommend having a guide more!

The boat tour was incredible, 100% the best way to see the Amalfi coast. If you do anything on your visit, do this trip. If at all possible request Angelo as your tour guide, he was friendly, chatty and knowledgeable without being imposing at all. He dropped us for the most amazing lunch and took us to the spots we wanted to see. Loved every minute of it, thank you Angelo

Excellent tour. Patrick, our guide, and Franco, our captain, were both terrific. We had a wonderful experience sailing around the island of Capri, making stops at the Blue Grotto and other fabulous sights. We even stopped for lunch at a very nice waterfront restaurant. The tour capped off with an added treat: limencello made by Franco's mother! Absolutely delicious.

Sergio was so amazing. He knew so much and he was so accommodating. We would totally recommend his tour as his boat was also easy to get around on and shaded and comfortable. Thanks for an amazing experience Sergio! Ciao'

We went to the wrong port and they accommodated us at the wrong port. I was so worried and they made everything so smooth!!!!