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Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast
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Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast

Climb aboard, set sail, and get ready to discover the magic of the sea surrounding the Amalfi Coast...

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There is no better way to experience the incomparable beauty of the Amalfi Coast than by boat, sailing within meters of the shore, enjoying a unique vision of both the area's natural and manmade masterpieces.

There is no better way to witness the Amalfi Coast's gravity-defying, vertical towns, or the infinite shades of blue of the sea which laps its shores.... and no better moment in which to enjoy an unforgettable swim... in paradise.

Where can I rent a boat?

All of the Amalfi Coast's seaside towns provide boat rental services. Boats of various dimensions are available for rent with or without crew.

Exposed to strong Southern winds and lacking in safe places to land in the case of adverse weather conditions, the sea surrounding the Amalfi Coast has, on more than one occasion, proven to be an insidious one. In the summer, the volume of boats, many of which are in the hands of novice sailors, can make sailing the waters off this stretch of the Italian coast without the assistance of an expert crew hazardous.

Even if you're traveling on a limited budget, you may well find you can still afford to treat yourself to a mini-sea excursion. From the beaches of all the principal towns on the Amalfi Coast, you can take a "taxi boat" to the area's secluded beaches, from which you can arrange to be collected afterwards, at a time of your choice.

For those eager to witness the dramatic beauty of the Amalfi Coast in all its glory, the boat trip from Vietri sul Mare to Punta Campanella and around the island of Capri, where smaller boats can pass through the arch in the central Faraglione, is an absolute must.

A boat trip to the islets of Li Galli

Legend has it that it was on the Li Galli, the tiny islets which can be seen rising up out of the water directly opposite Positano, that the Sirens attempted to seduce Ulysses. On the largest of the three islands, there is the villa where Rudolf Nureyev spent the last years of his life.

Although you will be unable to land on the islands, all of which are privately owned, as you circumnavigate the archipelago, you'll catch unforgettable glimpses of the villa which was constructed according to the designs of the great Le Corbusier.

Useful information for those arriving by boat

  • Positano: there is no port, just a small boarding dock. Boats can drop anchor 300 meters offshore. The sea bed is sandy.
  • Amalfi: the port of Amalfi has a docking capacity for circa 300 boats, other mooring points are provided by mobile docks or buoys. Needless to say, in the peak summer months it is difficult to find space. The sea bed is comprised of a mixture of sand and mud.
  • Cetara: there is a small boarding dock with places for just 15 boats, the rest of the port is reserved for fishing craft. Boats can drop anchor offshore.

Small tourist harbors are located in Sorrento (Marina Piccola), Piano di Sorrento (Marina di Cassano) and Vico Equense (Seiano).

Salerno has a large and fully equipped tourist port with a capacity for circa 2 thousand boats. The tourist port of Marina di Stabia, in Castellammare di Stabia, is a valid alternative but closer to the Sorrentine Peninsula than the Amalfi Coast.

Useful links and telephone numbers

Capri Boat Service Luxury - Boat Tour of Capri by Luxury Gozzo from Positano/Amalfi Pick

Boat Tour of Capri by Luxury Gozzo from Positano/Amalfi

Tour

If you want to enjoy the beauty of Capri during your stay on the Amalfi Coast, choose our luxury tour that includes a pick up at the port of Amalfi or Positano, a sail to Capri by luxury gozzo boat with an onboard picnic, free time to explore the island by land, and a return sail.

By Capri Boat Service Luxury

from € 500 max 7 passengers € 800 -38%
Joe Banana Limos - Boat - Boat tour to the Amalfi Coast Pick

Boat tour to the Amalfi Coast

Tour

A truly remarkable way to see the Amalfi Coast! We will sail by the picturesque Amalfi Coast with stunning views of the coastline. We will see Isola dei Li Galli, Nerano, Praiano, Positano and Amalfi. You will have about 1/2 hours in the port of Amalfi, to explore this enchanting city on your own.

By Joe Banana Limos - Boat

from € 900
Lucibello  - Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast (full day) Pick

Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast (full day)

Tour

Boat tour of the Amalfi Coast departing from Positano and stopping in Amalfi. You'll have the entire day to stop for a swim in the most crystalline hidden bays, have lunch at a seaside restaurant, and explore Amalfi and Ravello by land.

By Lucibello

from € 600

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Recommended experiences and tours

Priore Capri Boats Transfers - Transfer Castellammare di Stabia - Capri or viceversa Pick

Transfer Castellammare di Stabia - Capri or viceversa

Transfer

Avoide the traffic of Naples and the long waits for the public ferry. Take a private boat transfer from Castellammare di Stabia to Capri for a fast and comfortable arrival. Marina di Stabia is a bay, so transfers can depart even when there are high winds along the coast!

By Priore Capri Boats Transfers

from € 650 max 6 passengers
Priore Capri Boats Transfers - Boat Transfer Salerno - Capri (o vice versa) Pick

Boat Transfer Salerno - Capri (o vice versa)

Transfer

No long waits, no delays, and full comfort: our private boat transfer from Salerno to Capri is the perfect way to begin your relaxing vacation! Hop aboard our luxury Itama 40 speedboat and fly over the waves to your final destination!

By Priore Capri Boats Transfers

from € 900
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Luxury Transfer by Speedboat Capri - Positano Pick

Luxury Transfer by Speedboat Capri - Positano

Transfer

Choose the fastest and most stylish and comfortable transfer from Capri to Positano (or vice versa): a luxury speedboat for you and your group to reach your destination in record time and absolute safety! Make even a transfer an unforgettable moment during your holiday!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 499 max 8-10 passengers € 610 -18%
Eurolimo - Archaeological Tour: Pompeii, Hercolaneum and Vesuvius Pick

Archaeological Tour: Pompeii, Hercolaneum and Vesuvius

Tour

Experience a full day trip from Sorrento through the legendary Pompeii and Herculaneum: you'll visit both the ancient ruins and then the private driver will bring you near the summit of Mt Vesuvius. Here you can hike to the crater of the Volcano and enjoy spectacular views of the Bay of Naples!

By Eurolimo

from € 330 9 hour tour
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Wine Tasting Pick

Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Wine Tasting

Tour

A day trip through time as you discover Pompeii, drive up the slope of Mount Vesuvius to hike to the crater, and stop for a light lunch and wine tasting in a local cellar with a tour of the vineyard.

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 410 8-9 hours
Astarita Car Service - Private Transfer from Naples to Positano+return journey Pick

Private Transfer from Naples to Positano+return journey

Transfer

Private Transfer from Naples to Positano with English speaking driver on a luxury Mercedes vehicle + return journey

By Astarita Car Service

from € 250 total rate for the vehicle € 260 -4%

Nature

Il Sentiero degli Dei

From Agerola to Nocelle through paradise

Beaches of Vietri sul Mare

Sweeping, accessible beaches and hidden bays reachable only by boat.

Trails on the Amalfi Coast - Hiking

Walking along historic trails.

La Baia di Ieranto

A sacred place, where the beauty of nature evokes an almost reverential silence.

Beaches of Nerano

On the furthest tip of the point: pristine water and excellent food!

Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

The best places to take a dip in the crystalline waters along the Amalfi Coast's dramatic shore.

Punta Campanella

On the most extreme point of the Sorrentine Peninsula, home of the mythical Sirens.

Beaches of Positano

From Laurito to Fornillo beaches that are postcard-perfect!

Il Santuario dell'Avvocata

Following in the steps of pilgrims to a historic hermitage.

Beaches of Praiano

The dramatic Fjord of Furore and the beaches which catch the last rays of the day on the Coast.

La Torre dello Ziro

A historic watchtower perched above the coast.

Beaches of Amalfi

VIP or R&R: beaches to suit every style between Amalfi and Atrani.

Il Vallone delle Ferriere

Just behind Amalfi, a lush wood with fern-lined streams.

Beaches of Maiori and Minori

The most family friendly beaches on the Amalfi Coast.

Beaches of Cetara

Cetara has a number of peaceful beaches and excellent cuisine.

Recommendations

A Day Trip to the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast: what to see in a day

Boat rentals

Amalfi & Positano Boat Tours

The Amalfi Coast by sea: past and present, history and legend

Restart Boat

Open seas for everyone

Capri Relax Boats

Discover the sea surrounding Capri

Joe Banana Limos - Boat

Exclusive private tours to destinations on the Bay of Naples

Priore Capri Boats Excursions

Feel like a VIP during your day at sea off Capri

Lucibello

How about a boat ride along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast?

Capri Boat Service Luxury

The luxury lifestyle on the sea off Capri

Amalfi Charter

Boats, motoryacht and charter boats to explore the sea of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and the Bay of Naples

Motoscafisti Capri

The best way to experience the beauty of Capri is from the sea by boat

Amalfi & Positano Boat Tours

Sail, eat, shop and... sail. Explore the Amalfi Coast, by boat

Capri Relax Boats

Exclusive boat excursions, discovering the magic of the Amalfi Coast.

Absolute Yacht Charters

Cruise around the Med on your very own yacht: now that's luxury!

Maria Giovanna

The atmosphere of a five star hotel, aboard a stunning Turkish caique.

Capri Whales

Sail the sea surrounding Capri and the Amalfi Coast, with Capri Whales!

Amalfi Boats

By boat exploring hidden inlets, secluded beaches, mysterious sea caves and enchanting islands.