Cruise the spectacular Amalfi Coast on a half-day, a private boat trip from Positano, and spend the day visiting hidden coves, fishing villages, and soaring rock formations. Stop as often as you want to swim or explore, with the flexibility and personal service of a private captain. This 6-hour tour is available by open deck boat, speedboat, or yacht, and it’s the perfect introduction to the Amalfi Coast.
Half-day Amalfi Coast cruise with a private captain
See a UNESCO-listed region from the water
Choose from an open deck boat, speedboat, luxury speedboat or larger yacht
Ideal choice for families
Fuel, taxes, and port fees
Use of snorkeling masks
Lunch (An optional stop with many small local restaurants accessible by boat long the way)
Emerald Grotto (optional) entrance fee is €5 per person
Meeting And Pickup
84017 Positano, SA, Italy
Departure is from the cement pier in Positano next to the beach.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Choose a departure time that suits your schedule, then make your way to the pier in Positano, where you’ll meet your captain for the day. Board the boat and plan the perfect itinerary for your group, then pull out of Positano for the trip along the coast, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pass inlets with turquoise-colored water, stopping to swim as often as you want, and hop from village to village. You can navigate through the islands of Li Galli, a small archipelago said to be where Ulysses hear the ancient sirens’ singing, and see Praiano, a fishing village famed for silk production.
Continue to Furore and Conca di Marini, a glamorous spot beloved by Sophia Loren and Jackie Kennedy, then enjoy some free time to explore the historic town of Amalfi. Other favorite villages along the coast include Marmorata, Minori, and Maiori, and throughout the cruise, you’ll cruise to caves and natural features.
The boat is stocked with snacks, but if you’re ready for lunch, the captain can bring you to a seaside restaurant with vibrant Southern Italian Cuisine. This 6-hour cruise concludes at the original departure point.
Spiaggia Grande (Pass By)
Meet your boat and captain at the departure point in Positano, which is at the cement pier next to the Spiaggia Grande beach.
Exclusive Cruises (Pass By)
Exclusive Cruises will be your hosts for the day on this private 6-hour boat excursion from Positano along the beautiful Amalfi Coast. This is a private boat cruise that can be fully customized. Below is only a suggested itinerary with a selection of highlights from the day that you can experience. Note: Sights are marked "Pass By" simply because you can decide to spend as much or as little time as you would like. Exclusive Cruises will help you plan a relaxed day cruising along the coastline that is custom fit to your travel desires. Here are some highlights of the experience and sights you will enjoy:
- Embark in the morning from Positano and cruise past hidden coves, grottoes, rock formations, and glimmering fishing villages lining the rocky shores.
- Stop to swim off of the boat in the turquoise inlets, or simply enjoy the sea air as you cruise from village to village.
- You will cruise through the islands of Li Galli, where legendary Ulysses heard the song of the Sirens.
- Head down the coastline and cruise past Praiano and then Furore, home to a dramatic fjord.
- Stop to see Conca dei Marini, a favorite for both Sophia Loren and Jackie Kennedy, and swim in the beautiful waters nearby.
- Enjoy free time in Amalfi if you would like to visit the impressive Cathedral of St. Andrew or enjoy shopping.
- Cruise down the coastline past Atrani, dubbed "the smallest village in Italy," gaze up at Ravello sitting high above the mountain, see Marmorata, Minori, and Maiori. Throughout the cruise you will explore interesting caves, and even a waterfall flowing right into the Mediterranean Sea.
- Hungry? Your captain will pull the boat up to a family-run restaurant sitting directly on the seashore so that you can enjoy the authentic and tasty Southern Italian cuisine that this area is known for.
- This is not just a boat excursion, it is an experience. It is a day all about you - exploring the highlights of the Amalfi Coast in a private and relaxed atmosphere ... it is truly an experience that you will wish could never end!
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
You MUST contact your local provider the day before your excursion! Use the telephone number listed on your voucher and get in touch via WhatsApp, text or phone call. This is very important!
At time of booking, please provide hotel or accommodation name (if applicable) and 2 contact numbers. We will be in touch with you the day before the excursion for any final details or questions.
Cruise ship passengers MUST include the following information: ship name, docking time, and re-boarding time.
NOTE: Our experienced captains monitor sea conditions continuously and are solely responsible for deeming them acceptable or not. If necessary, routes or itineraries can be changed by the captain at any time.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The boat tour will be refundable only if on the scheduled day the weather is deemed “unsafe” by the boat captain, in which case the provider will offer to either re-schedule or to honor a full refund. If the captain says that the weather and sea conditions are safe to go out, the boat tour is considered firm and non-refundable.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Lawrence_R, Aug 2022
Angelo was great. We were on a slow boat that puttered along, but we got to take in the coast and stop off at Amalfi for lunch. Relaxing trip.
Breath-taking beauty and a wonderful time!!!
Susan_S, Aug 2022
WOW we were floored with this tour. Renato was amaaazing. Very chill but also knowledgeble and skilled. We explored the grottos and coast line of Amalfi and got to swim 4 times and snorkle! Renato also introduced us to a wonderful restaurant for lunch and we had some of the best pasta and seafood we've ever had. Can't recommend this highly enough. Renato's boat was also immaculate and beautiful!
great experience amazing sightseeing
romain_p, Jul 2022
Great day on the boat, amazing views and swimming spots.
We had a really nice boat captain, shame his english was limited for communication but all was done in great atmosphere.
Boat is great for relaxing and sunbathing, but as it's small engined would be great if could be a little faster to see more of the coast.
Greatest day ever
Doreen_F, Oct 2018
The private speed boat tour was worth every penny. The boat was clean and comfortable. We had 5 adults and a toddler. There were ample drinks for all of us. The captain, Giovanni, gave us a great tour with safety always in his mind. We were able to swim in the sea and stopped for lunch st a seaside restaurant (that cost was on us). The views from the boat were incredible. We had done lots of tours while in Italy and this one by far was the best!! Thank you for a relaxing and pleasurable day for my entire family.
Truly an amazing experience. Our...
George_G, Oct 2016
Truly an amazing experience. Our boat arrived on time and every need was cared for. We tour the Amalfi coast on a luxury speedboat, our skipper offered history and pointed out historical sites. After a long morning on the water our skipper suggested a great restaurant along the coast based on our taste and desire. Food was amazing, after lunch he was to pick us up and we enjoyed our long ride back along the coast on time to catch the sunset. This is on the higher end for most people for us, it was worth every penny. Will book again.