Positano Sightseeing cruises

Our most recommended Positano Sightseeing cruises

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 Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

2. From Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

After pickup 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 have been set. Then your boat will head to the Ancient Marine Republic of Amalfi where you'll enjoy 3 - 3.5 hours of free time to explore the town. Don't miss seeing the main local attractions such as the Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Enjoy some time on the pebble 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 limoncello.  Next, sail towards Positano, where you'll also have about 1.5 - 2 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, arrive back at the port at about 5:15 PM to catch your shuttle back to your accommodations.

From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

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

Enjoy a full day at sea on a private boat tour from Positano. Climb aboard and choose how to 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. Admire the striking landscape and jump in for a swim. Capri Cruise Option Navigate north from Positano passing Nerano, famous for its blue flag beaches. Stop for a refreshing swim and continue to Punto Campanella, where the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast meet. Then, cross the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of the Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Capri, circumnavigate the entire island, stopping at the Blue, White, and Green Grottoes. 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. Experience the island from the boat or dock for some free time on land for an extra fee. Amalfi Coast Cruise OptionHead south from Positano and admire the lagoons and caves that line the rugged coastline. Make a stop to swim or simply lounge on the beach. Pass the beautiful fishing village of Praiano, where century-old traditions are still maintained. Reach the hidden lagoon of the fjord of Furore, then 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. Sail toward Atrani, Italy’s smallest village, or visit the enchanting towns of Ravello and Marmorata to see a waterfall that once powered a paper mill. Finally, arrive at the laid-back villages of Minori and Maiori, observe some Roman ruins, and discover one of the most famous pastry shops on the Amalfi Coast.

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

4. 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.

Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

5. Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Italian coast on this full-day trip by boat from Sorrento. Cruise around Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello, with plenty of time to explore the islands and experience their unique way and pace of life. See the iconic Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines from the comfort of a boat on a full-day trip. Get picked up from Sorrento before setting sail from Piano di Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. Sit back and admire the enchanting beauty of the Sorrento Coast with the iconic Mount Vesuvius in the background as you glide over the Mediterranean Sea.  See terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the protected marine area of Punta Campanella on your journey. Hug the coastline to then admire the iconic Amalfi Coast, passing by Li Galli Island, the charming towns of Nerano and Praiano, and the Fjord of Furore before docking in Amalfi.  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace, soaking in its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the Amalfi Cathedral. Choose to hop onto a minivan to visit the village of Ravello, where you can see the splendid Villa Rufolo and its verdant gardens, or choose to spend your time getting to know Amalfi. Next, set sail again to make your way to Positano, also known as the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Discover the town's famous narrow streets, traditional shops, and colorful pottery in your own time before jumping back on the boat for a relaxed sail back to Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be dropped off back at the starting point.

Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

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

Discover the wonders of the Amalfi Coast on this guided trip from Rome. Ride a train to Salerno and take in the passing sights on a ferry ride along the coast. Stop in Amalfi and visit a lemon orchard for a limoncello tasting. The day starts in Rome where you’ll catch a high-speed train to Salerno with your group of travelers and a tour leader. From there, hop on a ferry ride that takes you along the stunning Amalfi Coast. The first stop is Amalfi, where you’ll head up to a lovely lemon orchard and 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, take advantage of free time to explore the town and, if you enjoyed your tasting, buy some limoncello.  Embark on another ferry ride along the epic coastline to your next stop, the neighboring town of 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. Browse the boutiques filled with world-famous beachwear, have leather sandals made to fit your feet, or enjoy a lunch of local delicacies at a seaside cafe (costs not included).  Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, as there’s nothing nicer on a summer’s day than a dip in the sea. After you've gotten to know Positano, head back on the boat for a return cruise to Salerno where you’ll catch the train back to Rome.

Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour

7. 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.

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

8. From Sorrento: Amalfi and 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.

Positano: Small-Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

9. 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.

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

10. 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.  Marvel as your local captain shows 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, admire 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:  -Visit Pandora's Grotto, an impressive cave near the town of Maiori, which is large enough for small boats to enter-See Grotta della Cascata: Swim into this tiny cave with incredible turquoise colored water and inside you’ll find a waterfall-Enjoy Marmorata: A lovely spot on the coast with a tropical feel. You can swim below a little waterfall cascading into the sea -See 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-Experience Lover’s Arch: A natural arch that is fun to swim under as it’s such a romantic setting-Discover 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)-Marvel at Grotta Africana: Located near the famous Africana nightclub, swim into this cave to see the light reflected in shades of blue and green-Visit Natural Tunnel: A natural tunnel between Praiano and Positano that you can swim through-Admire Laurito Grotto: A little grotto near Positano with ice cold water coming from a natural source-See Fornillo Grotto: Set beneath an ancient watchtower at Positano's Fornillo Beach, this is a popular local cave to explore-Enjoy Punta Germano: This rock formation near Positano is said to look like a face in profile-Discover 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

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What people are saying about Positano

Great guide (Jessica), great boat ride. As we traveled to Amalfi, she shared information about what we were seeing (in three languages!). Very scenic - we sat outside in the front of the boat, which made the boat trip wonderful. We had great weather. We took the extra tour to Ravello which gave us both a van ride on the Amalfi road which was very interesting and scenic, plus an hour in Ravello. The guide gave us basic information and then we had free time. Small town, plenty of shops and food, and fantastic views. Highly recommend the trip to Ravello. This meant that we had only one hour in Amalfi (rather than 3), but that was plenty of time in Amalfi. Again, the guide gave us basic information, which was fine, and we got to explore in our own. In Amalfi, we enjoyed the lemon sherbet served in a lemon. Then an hour in Positano. Many people swam. Big beach. We enjoyed exploring. Great boat ride back. Great day!!

Outstanding. The best small group tour we’ve experienced. Tony, our guide, was engaging, informative, enthusiastic…a great host. The 90 minute stops on Amalfi and Positano were the right length…this is not a tour focused on the two towns, it’s all about the scenery and the ride. We’ve been to the Amalfi Coast three times, and you really can’t fully appreciate it until you see it be boat. It is truly awesome. It was a perfect way to spend a day, well worth it. We’d do it again!!

Our guide was very friendly and informative. We chose the tour with pickup from Sorrento. It was so worth it. The shuttle drive alone from Sorrento to Nerano was an adventure and a peek into other towns. The Amalfi coast is stunning. We went for our honeymoon and highly recommend this boat tour. Our stop in Amalfi was lovely.. Positano was nice too!

Simple, fun visit to Amalfi and Positano. Bus ride through the mountains is harrowing but fun (like all driving there). The boat crew was excellent and showed us islands and coastal feature. Comfortable and easy ride, everything on time.

Boat views were spectacular! Very touristy in town.