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Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

4.9 / 5

81 reviews

Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

From US$ 89.29 per person

You will never see the Amalfi Coast like this! Discover the Amalfi Coast’s hidden delights and breathtaking views from a typical Amalfitan Gozzo boat in a small group with experienced local captains.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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.
Includes
  • English speaking local captains and guides
  • Equipment: snorkeling equipment (mask and snorkel), dry bags, life jackets (on request), wind jackets, hats, floating devices (pool noodles)
  • Drinks: beer, soft drinks and water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point is 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

4.9 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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The Amalfi coast is beautiful, but it's best experienced by boat. My wife and I were visiting for our honeymoon and had the best time meeting new friends from around the world. Rafa was a fantastic guide, he took us town by town from Amalfi to Positano exploring highlights both natural and built. Rafa's experience in the area really showed as he described local features like grottos, famous businesses and hotels. The two stops for swimming and snorkeling were a great way to break up the boat tour. We enjoyed food and snacks along the way. I can't recommend this tour enough! Support a local and his new business while getting to know the Amalfi coast!

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September 28, 2021

Do not think twice - book this tour. The absolute best way to experience the Amalfi coast is from a boat in an intimate setting & that is exactly what this experience allows. Raphael was our captain: charming, fun, polite, and so knowledgeable about the area. The tour includes two stops for swimming/snorkeling and refreshments while on the water (Raphael had a full assortment of beverages & fresh cantaloupe)! Absolutely the highlight of our time in Amalfi and quite possibly our entire Italy trip.

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September 13, 2021

Very good welcome by Antonio, the owner. Had a nice boat captain who didn't tell too much or too little about what there is to see along the Amalfi Coast and who provided fun moments on board. All necessary facilities are on board: there is a shower and enough snorkelling equipment, enough drinks, ...

August 28, 2021

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