Positano Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Positano Sailing trips & boat tours

From Positano: Full-Day Boat Trip to Capri

1. From Positano: Full-Day Boat Trip to Capri

See everything the island of Capri has to offer on a full-day excursion by boat with an expert guide. Enjoy a small-group experience along with the perfect combination of a guided tour and free time to explore. Get picked up at the Parking Mandara in Positano and head to the port of Piano di Sorrento. Set off on a comfortable and elegant boat along the Sorrento coast to Capri. Along the way, you'll pass the ancient fishing village, Marina Grande, and the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna. You'll also get to admire lovely rock formations and waterfalls. Upon arrival to Capri, tour the island first by boat, making stops at the Marvelous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto, admiring the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena along the way. Enjoy a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks on board. Next, it's time to tour the island on foot, with 3 to 5 hours to do as you please. Your departure from Capri will be bittersweet – literally because you're invited to a limoncello tasting before you board the boat.

From Positano: Sorrento Coast & Capri Full-Day Trip by Boat

2. 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.

Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour

3. Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour

Set sail to Amalfi and Positano on a boat tour from Naples. Take in the views along the Sorrento coast, swim and snorkel in the crystal water, taste some limoncello, and enjoy free time to explore Amalfi and Positano. Depart from Naples to Amalfi, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Admire the ancient fishing village of “Marina Grande”, the ruins of a Roman villa near “Bagni della Regina Giovanna”, the natural waterfall that flows from the rock, Ieranto bay, and other interesting attractions along the coast. There will be a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks will be offered on board. You will then stop for 1 to 2 hours in Amalfi to visit the ancient Maritime Republic, before stopping for 1 to 2 hours in Positano to explore the “pearl” of the Amalfi Coast. Depart for Sorrento after a local limoncello tasting, and once back in Naples you will be returned to the Star Hotel Terminus.

Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

4. Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Sail along the Sorrento coast and see its dazzling natural sights. Explore Capri Island, go swimming at amazing beaches, and see spectacular grottos on this boat trip departing from Positano. After pickup from the meeting point, head to the port in Sorrento area via minivan. Once at the port, leave to Capri, sailing along Sorrento coast. The first stop will be by the small waterfall of Marciano Bay where you can take pictures and a refreshing shower. Continuing the tour, admire Cala di Mitigliano and Punta della Campanella, part of the Sorrentine Peninsula featuring an ancient watchtower. Once in Capri, see the Leap of Tiberius, Villa Jovis, Coral Grotto, and White Grotto. Navigate to the Faraglioni Rocks, the symbol of the island. Admire the Cave of Love and the famous Natural Arch and Villa Malaparte, the set of several famous films and commercials. After a stop near Marina Piccola bay, disembark on the island with about 4 hours of free time to stroll along its scenic alleys. Later in the afternoon, return to the port of departure and from there hope on the return shuttle back to the meeting point.

Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Small Group Tour by Boat

5. Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Small Group Tour by Boat

Enjoy a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast and take in beautiful views of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Swim in crystal-clear waters, discover the underwater world below while snorkeling, and visit the charming town of Positano. Start your tour from Sorrento and then journey to the port of Piano di Sorrento to set sail along the Amalfi Coast. See the historic fishing village of Marina Grande as you depart/ Admire the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna and see the natural waterfall that flows from the rock. Continue to Leranto Bay and see other highlights along the coast. Take in views of Li Galli Island and the Nerano and Praiano villages. Jump in to swim and snorkel and enjoy some snacks aboard the boat. Explore Amalfi on land and wander the winding streets of Positano. Cruise back to Sorrento as you sip some limoncello.

Sorrento: Private Positano and Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

6. Sorrento: Private Positano and Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

After being collected from your accommodation on the Sorrento Coast, you will begin your cruise to the Amalfi Coast. You can make customized stops in the most beautiful places of the pearl of the Amalfitan, and relax aboard a luxurious boat. Once having made your first stop, you can enjoy snorkeling in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters, which are teeming with marine life. Parts of the Amalfi coast you will visit include Positano City, Amalfi City, Punta Campanella, Nerano, Praiano, Fiordo of Furore, and Li Galli's island. You will also be able take customized stops in the most beautiful places of the region, as you cruise around this Amalfitan UNESCO Heritage region. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your Sorrento Coast accommodation.

From Sorrento: Full-day Boat Trip to Positano and Amalfi

7. From Sorrento: Full-day Boat Trip to Positano and Amalfi

Spend the day on the sea, on board a comfortable boat with a small group of 14 passengers. Soak up the sun as you cruise down the coast, admiring the islands of Li Galli, Nerano, Praiano, and Fiordo di Furore as you go. Enjoy drinks and snacks on board and spend a few hours strolling through the charming streets of Amalfi and Positano. Following pickup from the meeting point in Sorrento, sail along the Sorrento Coast to Amalfi, admiring the ancient fishing village of Marina Grande and the ruins of the Roman villa near Bagni Della Regina Giovanna along the way. Check out a natural waterfall and marvel at the picturesque Bay of Ieranto. Take a break to swim or snorkel and enjoy a refreshing drink on board. Hop off the boat in Amalfi, and learn about its importance as a maritime power. Set off again, this time for Positano, and enjoy an hour or two exploring the "Pearl of the Amalfi coast." Taste limoncello in Sorrento before returning to the meeting point in Sorrento.

Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Cruise

8. Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Cruise

Join your experienced skipper in Sorrento and venture into the crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Discover the Saracen Towers and the Li Galli island, a small archipelago situated to the south of the Sorrento peninsula. This marine section is famous in myth for being the home of the sirens who bewitched fishermen and sailors, the same ones praised by Homer in the Odyssey. After a light lunch, explore the beauties of Positano. Visit the pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, Church of Santa Maria Assunta, or even go for a scenic swim. Then, take in panoramic views of the village and the Mediterranean Sea below as you travel further along the coast. Finally, reach Amalfi, the final stop of the tour. Enjoy a free afternoon to devote to culture, shopping and relaxation. Don’t miss the iconic Sant'Andrea Cathedral, home to eclectic Byzantine, Norman, and Moorish architectural styles. On the way back to Sorrento, relax while enjoying the sunset with a delicious homemade limoncello.

Sorrento: Full-Day Amalfi Coast, Amalfi & Positano Boat Tour

9. Sorrento: Full-Day Amalfi Coast, Amalfi & Positano Boat Tour

After hotel pick up, board your boat and sail in the direction of the Campanella headland. Along the way, admire the remains of the ancient Roman Domus, known today as Villa Pollio Felice. Here, you can take a swim in the charming private beach of the villa. After a welcome drink, head to the bell-tower marine park in the bay of Ieranto, a crystal-clear cove. A dive in its crystalline waters is a must! Then sail towards Positano and discover the Crapolla bay and the islands of Li Galli, where later on, a stop will be made. Take 2 hours to visit the village on foot, walk along the narrow streets and admire the craft creations. Return to Marina Grande, departing towards Amalfi. In Amalfi, enjoy some free time to visit the cathedral, its crypt, and the Amalfi paper museum, then taste the Santa Rosa sfoglia with a nice Amalfi limoncello. Jump back on board and sail to Li Galli to make your last stop. Enjoy a bit of snorkeling among the cliffs of Li Galli, populated by many species of fish, before you return to your hotel.

Sorrento: Positano and Amalfi by Boat

10. Sorrento: Positano and Amalfi by Boat

Be picked up from the designated meeting point before being transferred to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From there, depart to Amalfi, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way, admire the ancient fishermen village of Marina Grande, the ruins of a roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, the natural waterfall that flows from the rock, Ieranto Bay, and other interesting attractions along the coast. Sailing along the Amalfi Coast, get a fantastic view of the Island of Li Galli, Nerano, Fiordo di Furore. You will also have the opportunity for a few stops for swimming as well as a relaxing break with snacks and drinks on board. Stop in Amalfi to visit the ancient Maritime Republic and also in Positano to explore the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Then, depart from Positano with a final limoncello tasting returning to the port of Piano di Sorrento and transferring back to meeting point.

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based on 229 reviews

We had the best day out - the transfers were really comfy and bang on time, Guido and Joseph on the boat were great guides and really funny! Would recommend doing the semi private bus option on Capri, it was a bit frantic as there are so many people doing the same boat tours, so the bus option made everything simple. You don't get a lot of time to wander around the towns because there is so much to see, so this is a great whistle stop tour of the island. We got to see so much of Capri, and the coast, even the drive from Positano was so beautiful. Would definitely recommend this tour, and having a swim in the beautiful water!

Fantastic way to spend a day in the Amalfi coast! The dropoff and pickup directly from our hotel was a big plus, the only downside is the hour drive to and from the port. The guides were knowledgeable and told us the best ways to navigate the island of Capri as well as sites around the island as we boated past. Take advantage of the semi-private bus transportation they suggest that takes you to the two main towns on the island for two hours each. Capri is a must-see and this is a great way to experience it!

We had so much fun on this excursion. Our boat captain, Mario, made our day so incredible. He recommended what to do and not do on the island that really helped us make the most of our time. The tour around the island and swimming was the best part for me! Highly recommend.

Excellent adventure! Our captain and guide were fun and informative and added a lot of good cheer to the boat group. They gave us excellent advice on what to see and how to get around the island. We would do this again in a heart beat! Fabulous!

Our trip with Captain Marco was fantastic and I would highly recommend the experience for anyone looking for a truly unique way to see the beautiful Amalfi Coast! A great day!