Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day Cruise from Positano

Positano, Italy

From $86.85

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Free cancellation
Free cancellation before April 17.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get an intimate look at the stunning Amalfi Coast on this day cruise from Positano. Led by an expert skipper, glide past the Emerald Grotto sea cave in Conca dei Marini, the Furore fjord, and the fishing village of Praiano, marveling at the UNESCO-listed seashore as you go. Hop off the boat for a dip or some time to snorkel, and explore the town of Ravello or Amalfi at your leisure. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour to ensure a more personal experience.
  • Amalfi Coast day cruise from Positano
  • Take in views of the stunningly scenic coastline while sipping on a complimentary drink
  • Glide past the picturesque village of Praiano and the Furore fjord
  • Stop to swim or snorkel in secluded coves and inlets
  • Spend free time exploring the busy harbor town of Amalfi or Ravello, a town perched on a craggy cliffside
  • With numbers on board restricted to 12, enjoy a relaxing and comfortable cruise

What's Included

  • Professional skipper
  • Transport by boat
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • 1 drink on board (soda or mineral water)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission to Emerald Grotto (approx. 5 euros)
  • Entrance fees and activities
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Positano
    84017 Positano, SA, Italy

    Our Info desk "Bluestar Boat Tours" is opposite the Restaurant Chez Black - Main Beach Positano Spiaggia Grande

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your skipper at the Positano port and hop aboard your boat with your small group. Sit back and relax as you take off along the water, passing white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and scenic fishing villages.

Travel through the sparkling waters of Conca dei Marini and opt to stop at the Emerald Grotto (own expense), a famous sea cave where stalactites hang from the ceiling, stalagmites sprout from the cave floor and the waters give off a rare green hue.

Glide by the whitewashed houses of Praiano, a fishing village set into the cliffs. Continue past the Furore fjord, turning into a narrow cove not accessible by land. Pause for a refreshing swim inside the hidden caves and dip into a cascade of fresh spring water.

Afterward, dock in Amalfi to spend a few hours exploring independently. Relax with a fresh seafood lunch at your own expense, before checking out the 11th-century cathedral, the bustling harbor or the local shops. As an alternative to Amalfi, take the bus up to the resort town of Ravello for spectacular views of the coast below.

After sightseeing at your leisure, reunite with your group on the boat. If time allows, continue past Maiori for one last swim in a secluded cave.

Your full-day cruise concludes back at your original departure point.

Blue Star Boat Tours

Starting Point for Check In

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Lovley little cave with emerald green reflection of the water Entrance fee per person ca. 6€

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • The minimum age to drink alcohol in Italy is 16 years; ID may be required
  • It is recommended that you bring along a towel and appropriate clothing (shorts, sunscreen, swimwear, etc.)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with sea sickness issues
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days 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.

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Traveler Tips

Lots of stops to swim and snorkel, and light snacks and beverages were included!
I especially chose this trip because it took no more than 12 people and we would get views of the coast line from the water's edge.
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Sofia_M, Nov 2022
Amazing! I highly recommend! Captain Saul was very helpful It was the best cruise I've ever been on!
Boat Trip
Matt_P, Oct 2022
The best part was the boat and swimming in the ocean! The actual town of Amalfi was ok. I would recommend enjoying the beach instead of exploring the town. Positano has better restaurants and shops
Fun and relaxing boat adventure!
Kim_K, Oct 2022
I really enjoyed the swimming and jumping off the stairs near Foire de Fundo! Very chill vibe and fun stops like the emerald grotto.
Cannot recommend enough! Must do!
Brandon_S, Oct 2022
What a day! Absolute must do. Although the weather was not great, we had a lovely trip to Amalfi with an excellent and knowledgeable skipper. We spent 1.5 hours in Amalfi and were driven to our own beach club for lunch. Spent the trip back having a few drinks and a swim overlooking Positano. We had so much fun and met some lovely people. Could not recommend enough!
Suzanne_L, Oct 2022
Absolutely fabulous experience! An absolute must to experience the sights from the water. We enjoyed seeing the fjord de furore, the emerald grotto, a stop in Amalfi and then a delicious lunch at a restaurant accessible only by boat. Our captain Fiorenzo was wonderful- not only did he share interesting facts and sights but also took us to multiple places for swimming, and was warm, engaging, and really fun!
Best way to enjoy the...
Annie_W, Sep 2022
Best way to enjoy the amalfi coast is by boat! We had a great time - the waves were a bit choppy so emerald grotto was closed, but we loved the small group (had 9 on our trip).
Fun time!
Veronica_F, Sep 2022
Our skipper was super friendly and made sure we were good! We met some amazing people on the tour and loved sharing this experience with our friends! If your on the fence about the grotto.. definitely do it!
Our boat driver Saulo was...
Melanie_L, Aug 2022
Our boat driver Saulo was amazing! He made the ride fun, we stop 4 times for swimming, 3 hrs free on amalfie town and we went to visit the emerald grotto ( it was 8€ Not 7) we were 11 persons so really private and really memorable, I would recommend it for sure!
A fabulous day along the Amalfi Coast
Amy_J, Jun 2022
We had an amazing day with a great group of people. Our boat captain and his son were wonderful and made every effort to ensure we enjoyed everything. I highly recommend it. If you are looking for a day in the water, this your is not what you're looking for. More sightseeing along the coast with a few quick swim breaks and time in Amalfi. It was over 100 degrees the day of our tour, so we couldn't get in the water fast enough. Our guide was very accommodating.
Awesome boat tour
Mary_B, Jun 2022
Saulo was our captain and he was amazing! Stopped several times to swim, go through the grotto and then spent several hours roaming through almafi before the trek back to Positano . So worth the time and money!
Wonderful experience,...
Melisa_M, May 2022
Wonderful experience, beautiful boat and people. Definitely a must do for the Almalfi coast. Loved the swimming, caves, towns and the Peroni!
Great value, semiprivate tour with great tour guide
Donna_B, May 2022
Seeing Amalfi from the ocean , swimming, our guide Sandro and the views. Great value, small group of 12. Having an option of 3 hours In Amalfi or a restaurant beach time . Sandro spoke good English which helped with telling us about the coast. Didn’t stop at emerald grotto as it would maybe take too long so you would have been disappointed if that was why y went
Great value! 👍🏻 For Luigi
Sydney_F, May 2022
Luigi was an awesome guide, and the tour was a magnificent way to see all the little towns around the Amalfi coast. We enjoyed meeting other people on our tour, and loved the beach restaurant option before heading back to Positano.
Super fun for small groups or couples
Christine_H, May 2022
Had a great time. Great skipper. Very knowledgeable. Super helpful. It was a great day on the boat. Super fun at dining place. Swimming was fun. 😃
Wonderful boat tour and day in Amalfi!
Kelsey_N, May 2022
Great time on the Amalfi Coast! We started in Positano and left mid morning. We then went by boat to Amalfi. Our guide pointed out different hotels and landmarks as we went there. After arriving in Amalfi we were give free time to explore the city and grab lunch. This was a great time to grab souvenirs as there are lots of great leather shops around if you wanted to buy bags, belts, etc. Amalfi also has a beautiful cathedral we were able to go to. On the way back to Positano we were able to have some drinks and swim - although the water was a little chilly! Overall wonderful, fun day!
Perfect day with perfect people!
Hannah_M, May 2022
This was, by far, worth every penny! From the boat itself, to our interactions with the captain and other passengers, everything was fantastic! Sandro (our captain)told us everything you’d like to know about things on the coast line! Our day was perfect! (We were given the option to do 3 hours in amalfi or 1 hour in amalfi and then go to a coastal restaurant for lunch, only access able by boat. We chose 3 hours in amalfi and although it was lovely and had tons of tourist things, we kind of wish we had tried the restaurant for lunch!) Could not recommend this excursion enough!
Awesome boat trip and guide
Ben_T, Apr 2022
We had an amazing time, Sandro was the best guide and was really accomodating and friendly. Lots of information as we went down the coast and let us completely control what we wanted to do individually , with options to stay in amalfi tor 3 hours or 1 hour and go to a restaurant only accessible by boat. He made the experience even better, the scenery was beautiful and it was well worth the trip. Would definitely recommend, thanks Sandro!!
AMAZING trip!!
Elinor_K, Apr 2022
This trip was incredible! We had a group of 8 friends and went on this day tour in early April and had an amazing experience, our captain Sandro was so welcoming and knowledgeable and gave us the most fun experience ever. We highly recommend this tour you will not regret it!!
Gianni_F, Oct 2021
This was awesome! The weather forecast was not good the day we scheduled but the they accommodated our schedule and made sure we were still able to get a boat tour. I heard a lot of people say you cannot go to the Amalfi coast without doing a boat tour, and they were right! The views are unbelievable and it’s a must! Highly recommended this tour. It was about 3 1/2 hours and we had some time in amalfi city.
iselinandanette, Aug 2021
Mario was the best guide who gave us the ultimate experience and our favourite day in Positano/Amalfi! Thank you so much, we will remember it🤩