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Amalfi Boat Tours

Going to Amalfi and you think all boat trips are the same? Well I'll show you all the options you have to choose from.

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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Amalfi Boat Tours

Amalfi Port. |©Andrei Volkov

Among the best things to do in Amalfi are the boat trips. This way of sightseeing will undoubtedly be a memorable experience that you must live in Amalfi. There is no better view than the one offered by the boats along the coast.

Each tour has a particular attraction. Some include a wine tasting, while others include a cooking class or are focused on exploring areas such as the island of Capri, Naples, Sorrento, among other towns and cities. On some of these tours you can practice fun sports such as snorkeling and swimming. What are you waiting for to visit Amalfi?

Tour to the island of Capri from Amalfi

PORT OF CAPRI|©--MARCO POLO--
PORT OF CAPRI|©--MARCO POLO--

Are you in Amalfi and want to visit Capri? Then I recommend you to book a boat excursion to Capri from Amalfi in small groups, as it is one of the best tours in Amalfi you can find.

To start this excursion you will depart from the town of Amalfi to the port of Sorrento to get on a boat and start your way to the island of Capri. Along the way and before reaching the island, you will be able to admire the beautiful views of the entire Amalfi Coast while enjoying drinks courtesy of the organizers and some snacks.

Stops are also made during the boat tour at points of interest so that you can immerse yourself in the crystal clear sea of Amalfi. Once you have disembarked in Capri you will have free time to explore the island and all its secrets.

Details of interest

  • Price: about 200 €.
  • Duration: about 7 hours (counting round trip).
  • Means of transport: boat.
  • Advantages of this option: you can see the whole island of Capri starting from Amalfi.
  • Disadvantages of this option: it does not stop at the Blue Grotto.

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Boat trip along the Amalfi Coast

The beautiful Italian town of Amalfi|©Lee ONeill
The beautiful Italian town of Amalfi|©Lee ONeill

Among the best tours from Amalfi there is no doubt that the boat trips to visit the Amalfi Coast stand out. Whether you travel with your partner to the Amalfi Coast, as a family or with friends, this experience is a must.

For this tour you must meet your guide in the center of Amalfi before sunset, he will tell you the exact time of departure. This activity includes free time for swimming and snorkeling, with snorkeling equipment on board.

Some of the places you will pass by when booking a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast are: Positano, Praiano, the only natural fjord in Italy, Conça dei Marini and some beaches only accessible from the sea.

Interesting details

  • Price: about 150 €.
  • Duration: about 4 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: the groups are small so you can have privacy and it includes snacks and drinks.
  • Disadvantages of this option: it is not private, but the group is small, 10 travelers maximum.

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Boat ride to a beach in Positano

Boat Escursions Amalfi Coast|©positanorentaboat
Boat Escursions Amalfi Coast|©positanorentaboat

If you want to enjoy the best beaches of Amalfi, I recommend you to take a boat trip to a beach in Positano. From Amalfi you can travel by boat quietly enjoying the breeze, the view and the sea.

These tours can be private for five or ten people, making them a personalized experience. After a while sailing, you will finally arrive at the beach of Positano. This is the Arienzo Beach Club Positano, a place where you can enjoy the delicious food typical of the area.

You can also rent an awning or chairs to enjoy the sun and the sea. Generally the return is at sunset, prepare your camera and take the best pictures of your vacation!

Interesting details

  • Price: approximately 100 €.
  • Duration: about 6 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will be able to enjoy wine and snacks as you go along the coast.
  • Disadvantages of this option: lunch and other beach services are not included in the final price of the tour.

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Boat trip to Sorrento

Boat in Sorrento|©Mark Curnow
Boat in Sorrento|©Mark Curnow

Among the best things to do in five days in Amalfi is a boat trip from Amalfi to Sorrento. You will get to know this beautiful coastal city in the southwest of the country, located right in front of the Gulf of Naples.

To enjoy this tour you must meet your group and your guide at the port of Amalfi. From there you will take a boat that will take you on a trip along the coast until you reach the town of Sorrento. This site is located on cliffs and its position allows for beautiful panoramic views of the sea.

When you disembark, your guide will take you and your group to explore this town. You will see dynamic colorful stores, bars, ice cream parlors, artisans and much more. There you will pass by the Chiesa di San Francesco. This is a church that dates back to the 14th century. At the end of the tour, you can take the boat back to Amalfi.

Interesting details

  • Price: about 300 €.
  • Duration: about 10 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will be able to take a quiet ride on a boat until you reach Sorrento. You will get to know the coast and also a very famous city of Italy.
  • Disadvantages of this option: for some people this trip to Sorrento can be very long and tiring. If you don't want a boat ride, you can always take a land excursion.

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Boat tour of the coast with cooking class

Boat in Amalfi|© Austin Neill
Boat in Amalfi|© Austin Neill

The best cooking classes in Amalfi are taken aboard a boat. With a beautiful view of the sea and the Amalfi coast, you will feel like you are in the best place in the world to cook delicious dishes. This experience usually has an average price of 200 € and lasts approximately 4 hours.

To start the tour, you must board a boat at the port of Amalfi. There usually the chef and the local guide will be waiting for you and the rest of the group to start the tour. This basically consists of a round trip along the coast. It does not include stops, as the idea is to enjoy the view from the boat.

You will learn how to make Italian dishes such as eggplant parmesan, fresh gnocchi or a delicious tiramisu for dessert. And when you're done cooking, you can taste your delicious creation with a good wine.

Details of interest

  • Price: approximately 200 €.
  • Duration: about 4 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: besides enjoying the coast, its breeze and beautiful view, you will learn how to cook the best of Italian food.
  • Disadvantages of this option: if you are not very good at cooking, this experience may be impractical. However, the chef always finds a way to explain as simply as possible so that everyone follows the instructions.

Boat trip from Amalfi to Naples

Red boats on the sea|©Novantanove
Red boats on the sea|©Novantanove

If you are in Amalfi for four days or more, I recommend visiting Naples. Although you can go by land, a good option can be a boat ride. Although it is a long ride, the scenery of the area will be worth every second.

To do this tour you must first meet your group at the port of Amalfi. From there you will board a boat bound for Naples. The main destination of this tour is the historic center, where you will learn a lot about its history and culture. Along the way you can enjoy the sea and the view, as well as delicious snacks.

Upon arrival in Naples, the first stop is usually at a restaurant such as the Trattoria e Pizzeria Spaccanapoli. If you don't feel like a delicious Italian pizza, you can always ask your guide to take you to another restaurant.

Details of interest

  • Price: about 200 €.
  • Duration: about 10 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will be able to spend a lot of time at sea to enjoy the view and relax.
  • Disadvantages of this option: the boat ride may be too long for some people.

Ana's Traveller Tip
In case you get seasick easily on boat rides, I recommend you to take some medicine with you to help you alleviate this discomfort.

Why is it advisable to take a boat trip in Amalfi?

Boats on the blue sea|©Soma Biswas
Boats on the blue sea|©Soma Biswas

Boat trips are a relaxing experience not to be missed when traveling to a coastal area. The Amalfi Coast, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, is certainly one of the paradises worth touring by boat.

In all these trips you will always be accompanied by a local guide who is also the captain of the boat, so you can have the support of a professional during the tour. This guarantees you that the safety measures are complied with. In addition, you will be able to reach important tourist destinations and learn all about them.

Another option to live this experience is to rent a boat. However, not everyone can do it, since, besides being very expensive, you need knowledge and permits to sail along the coast.

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What to pack for a boat trip in Amalfi?

Person packing a suitcase|© Tyler Nix
Person packing a suitcase|© Tyler Nix
  • Seasickness pills, especially during long trips some people tend to get nauseous.
  • Comfortable swimsuit, sunscreen and a hat, as something very popular as you have already seen are the visits to different beaches.
  • If you are traveling with children, remember to bring toys for them to build castles and other sand figures.
  • Take comfortable clothes and ergonomic shoes for the walks that have as an end a tour of the historic center of a city. In this type of plan you will usually have to walk for hours to get to know the place.
  • Some medicine to help you with digestion if your boat ride includes food and beverage tasting.

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