Amalfi Coast Small group Tour by Boat from Sorrento

Massa Lubrense, Italy

From $135.08

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See a perspective on the Amalfi Coast that most visitors miss—and bypass the crowds—on a full-day boat tour of the coastline. Following pickup from your Sorrento accommodation, transfer to your vessel and set sail: with just a small group for company, enjoy an intimate sightseeing experience. Admire the one-of-a-kind views before disembarking at Positano and Amalfi, where you have free time to explore independently. A light lunch is also served on board.
  • Travel by boat to see a side of the Amalfi Coast that tourists often miss
  • A small-group tour lets you beat the crowds and enjoy the peaceful setting
  • Pickup and drop-off at your Sorrento accommodation are included
  • Enjoy free time to explore Positano and Amalfi at your own pace

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • shared/ small group (max 12 people) Boat tour along the coastline
  • Light Snacks, Prosecco,water , 1 soft drink or 1 beer on board
  • stop for swimming
  • free time in Positano and Amalfi
  • English speaking skipper
  • no guide
  • snorkel (available on board at 3€)
  • Fuel surcharge €5 per person

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Paguro Lounge & Cucina
    Via Fontanella, 80061 Massa Lubrense NA, Italy

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Roundtrip transportation to and from your Sorrento hotel or designated meeting point. Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Sorrento hotels.Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to reconfirm your reservation Roundtrip transportation to and from your Sorrento hotel or designated meeting point. If you don't tell your hotel name 24 hr prior the day of the tour, pick up will be at 9 00 am from Sorrento Circumvesuviana station, downstairs, by the Newsagent (Edicola)

What To Expect

Start your day's journey with pickup from your hotel in Sorrento, and are transferred to the port to board your boat.

As the boat pulls away from shore, get to know the 12 other passengers on your boat. Your small group size ensures personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.

Admire views of the Li Galli islands, well-known for their many tiny grottos and emerald-colored seawater. When you reach Amalfi, go ashore to explore at your own pace. Walk down the small streets or perhaps visit St. Andrew's Cathedral. Climb back on board the boat for a light lunch of a mozzarella and tomato sandwich, accompanied by a soft drink. 

Continue your cruise, passing seaside the towns of seaside towns such as Arienzo, Recommone, Crapolla, Fornillo, and Laurito. Go ashore in Positano, and spend some time exploring the quaint village, crisscrossed by narrow streets.

At the end of your coastal voyage, return to your Sorrento hotel for drop-off.

Li Galli

3 small islands just before you get to the Positano Bay. This is usually the first stop for swimming

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Amalfi Coast (Pass By)

Bay of Positano. You visit Positano on the way back, early in the afternoon

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Use of snorkel available on board at the cost of 3€. Goggles included.
  • Fuel surcharge €5 per person to pay cash to the boat company
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Traveler Tips

Adequate time in Amalfi and Positano to wander, grab a coffee and some food even though the villages were very crowded.
You stop twice to swim which was really fun as the water was warm and you can dive in off the side of the boat.
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Best day trip!
Elizabeth_P, Nov 2022
This tour was SO. MUCH. FUN. Everything was so thoughtfully considered: The personal pick up, the boat itself (clean! spacious!), the itinerary (we saw so much), the drinks & sandwich, the swim spot, our kind hosts... just wonderful. It's the perfect day trip if you are staying in Sorrento. Highly highly recommend!
Great way to see Amalfi Coast!
evanslg01, Oct 2022
This was a wonderful experience for me and my mom! I highly recommend seeing the Amalfi Coast from the sea if you can. It’s gorgeous. Our guide was friendly and helpful. He gives you just enough time at each stop.
Day on the Amalfi Coast
Andrea_M, Oct 2022
If you're looking for an interactive experience with your guide and lots of information about the area then this trip is not for you. I'm giving this experience 5 stars as the organization was excellent and we were able to get picked up and dropped off at our hotel outside of Sorrento, and on time. We were taken to each location listed on the itinerary, although perhaps not in the order listed, and had time in both Amalfi and Positano to look around. Positano was our favorite and we are already talking about staying there on another trip. The boat experience was good, and we could choose between sitting up front or in the back. There is a reason you're told to bring a towel even if you don't swim! All-in-all we enjoyed the trip and we saw and stopped in the places expected.
Great driver. On time and polite
ElaineB, Oct 2022
Very nice driver. Very enjoyable ride Great experience. Very polite. No traffic. Would drive this way again
Wonderful day on the amalfi coast!
Tina_S, Oct 2022
Claudio was great, informative and humorous. He pointed out all of the highlight of the amalfi coast and even arranged a boat ride for us. The only negative thing I could say, and it has nothing to do with him, but the restaurant he took us to, the server seemed annoyed and the food wasn't great. Other than that, I highly recommend this tour!
Fantastic day
Kathy_R, Oct 2022
Amazing day. Luca our captain was fantastic. The coast is so beautiful. Heard interesting facts from Luca. Amalfi was better than Positano - IMO. Highly recommend!!
Amazing experience
karen_t, Sep 2022
Absolutely amazing experience. The crew were fantastic. We went with our son age 8 and he was fussed over and well looked after. I highly recommend this trip to everyone!
A must do
Andrea_G, Sep 2022
The only way to do the Amalfi Coast is by boat! This was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this tour.
Beautiful, safe boat ride with coastal stops and swimming
usualsuspect15, Sep 2022
This was a beautiful boat ride! The boat was beautiful and well maintained. We spent 1.5 hours in amalfi and 1.5 hours in Positano. It was a little too short of time but we also had some time to swim off the boat which the kids enjoyed. The crew was friendly and the sandwiches were delicious. The views were beautiful! We would do it again!
Great experience
Dana_D, Sep 2022
Beautiful trip with great staff. Lots of boat and relaxation time and a good amount of time in each city.
Great day trip
Louise_E, Aug 2022
Fantastic day, really friendly and knowledgeable crew. Lots of time to swim and to sightsee. Definitely recommend.
Great tour
Kelly_A, Aug 2022
We were picked up from our hotel and brought to the meeting point where we were met by our guide Hugo. We had a swim stop in the beginning. Water was warm and beautiful. Hugo provided beers and water to us. We then stopped at amalfi and had some free time. There were shops and restaurants. We were then provided with our caprese sandwich. Got back on the boat and then went to positano where we again had some free time. We later had a second swimming stop. Floats were provided both times. There is a shower to rinse the salt off before getting back on the boat. Our tour guide Hugo was very attentive. Overall great tour. Views were amazing.
Claire_H, Aug 2022
Wonderful experience with Pepe and Hugo. Easy transport from hotel in Sorrento and great boat ride along coast.
SPECTACULAR- If you can, do it!
Christopher_J, Aug 2022
AMAZING! After spending 16 days in Italy all the way from Napoli to Venice, we can confirm this was a top top highlight of the trip. Cannot recommend enough. You visit Amalfi and Positano with plenty of time to see the towns/beaches. You are given about a half hour to swim outside of Positano where the views are magical. My girlfriend usually does not like boats as she gets sea sick but with the help of some anti nausea meds found at a local pharmacy she was perfectly fine and loved every second of it. Our boat went fast which enabled us to spend plenty of time at our real locations and less time traveling but the views are still INSANE.
Relax and Enjoy the Amalfi Coast and the Beautiful Mediterranean!
Debbie_K, Aug 2022
A visit to Amalfi, Positano..... boating along the coast and swimming in the beautiful Mediterranean- it just doesn't get any better than that! Our boat captain was wonderful and quite an expert at maneuvering in the crowded areas in each off these ports! I would highly recommend this small group tour. It was a relaxing day taking advantage of all of the beauty of southern Italy!
The boat trip was...
Harriet_E, Aug 2022
The boat trip was fabulous and really enjoyable. However we were only offered 1 bottle of water but no fruit salad or soft drink/beer. Also when we were to pass by Fiordo di Fiore it wasn't very well explained and looking at pictures of the place on line I thought we would go under the bridge and see the fiorde. Other than it was a great day out.
Amazing trip! A must book!
Hazel_J, Aug 2022
Had an incredible trip along the Amalfi coast! The boat was gorgeous, enough seating areas if you want sun/shade as you travel. The guide was so so lovely, explained lots to us on the way and very accommodating. Told us best places to go when we arrived in the towns and we felt really looked after. The actual trip was just amazing, beautiful scenery and loved going by boat as you get to see all along the coast (and avoid the hairpin roads!). We were given a fresh sandwich which was tasty and some drinks too. They stopped to let us go swimming after visiting the towns which was much needed as it was very hot. Lovely spot to go swimming in and gave us life jackets/ noodles if wanted. The pick up/drop off at hotel was very organised and on time. Overall i'd absolutely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the Amalfi coast!
Tour did not deliver
alison_b, Aug 2022
This tour promises more than it delivers. We had one hour in each town and only one scheduled swimming stop. One hour is not enough time to explore the towns. It was also frustrating to come back after the hour and then have the boat show up 15 minutes late. Lunch was a mozzerella/tomato sandwhich. There was no persecco. The tour guide was super friendly and even did a break dance performance at the end but that was the only highlight.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear alison_b it's never nice to get a two star review especially on a tour that it is the highjlight of our customers' holdidays. The boat company usually provides 1h30 in Positano and1h30 in Amalfi, but in high season when the area is so busy can happen to spend less time on land. If the boat left 15 minutes later the delay was due to the inspection of the coast guard.Safety first. As concerns the lunch, it is well described that the boat company offers a sandwich with mozzarella and tomatoes and prosecco is never mentioned in the description or in the section "inclusions" of the Amalfi coast tour, as drinks, it's indicated water and 1 soft drink or beer. We are glad that you appreciated the skipper, at least. By the way we thank you for sharing your expecience. Kind Regards Fatima Belmare Travel Sorrento
Great trip to the Amalfi coast
Martine_H, Aug 2022
Really enjoyable and informative trip. Silvio and Francesco were excellent, very friendly and perfect hosts. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone. It was my birthday and they made a fuss of me and sang happy birthday. They went the extra mile - thank you! X
Loved it!!
Sophey_H, Aug 2022
We had such a fun time on this boat tour! Everything was 10/10. Boat driver and skipper were so awesome. All the locations the boat stops at to swim are amazing.