Water activity

Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

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Discover the Amalfi Coast’s hidden delights and breathtaking views from a typical Amalfitan Gozzo boat with experienced local captains. Visit beautiful beaches, go 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

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

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.

Includes
  • English and Italian-speaking local captains and guides
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask and snorkel)
  • Life jackets (on request)
  • Wind jackets
  • Hats
  • Floating devices (pool noodles)
  • Italian prosecco
  • Amalfi Coast limoncello
  • Beer
  • Soft drinks
  • Water
  • Fresh fruit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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

5 /5

based on 138 reviews

Review summary

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

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If you’re in Amalfi, take this trip! Rafael was our boat captain- he is awesome! He was kind, helpful and knowledgeable- making the tour so much more memorable. The two swimming stops are nice; the second, near Positano has a rock ledge that is great for jumping. The beach there consists of large pebbles intertwined with small, smooth colorful glass. Relax and enjoy the champagne, limoncello, fresh fruit and great Italian music on board.

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August 6, 2022

An experience you won’t forget! Had the perfect day sitting back and taking in the Amalfi coast line our captain was very friendly and made us feel welcomed on board and provided us with lovely refreshing melons and Prosecco after our first snorkelling stop then after continuing our journey we would pause occasionally while the captain informs us of the sites we are seeing along the way and what to look out for while cruising We then stop near Positano for another swim which you can swim to the small beach and even rock dive if you dare Before swimming back to the boat to enjoy some limoncello with the backdrop of Positano It couldn’t be more perfect! We had a fantastic time thank you for the experience and to our captain Raphael

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July 31, 2022

I did this trip as part of my solo travel and it was so worth the money. We had 4 beautiful hours which included an English tour, stops for swimming and beautiful fruit with Prosecco and limoncello. The other people in the party were very friendly and Frederico our captain was brilliant. Would book again without any hesitation.

July 25, 2022

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