An exclusive boat trip to discover the wonderful Amalfi coast, departing from the port of Salerno. On board, a small group of just 12 people, an experienced skipper and a hostess who will guide you during this day in which you will discover the two "pearls" of the coast: Positano and Amalfi.
Duration 7 hours
Available Every day
Small Group Max 12 people
Meeting point Port of Salerno
A full day boat tour along the Amalfi coast from Salerno to admire the natural beauty and the little sea towns of Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, the Fjord of Furore, Praiano and Positano. During the day, you can expect unforgettable swimming stops in crystal clear waters and in bays reachable only by boat. Also, there will be two stops of one hour each with disembarkation in Amalfi and Positano to explore the small towns by yourself.
Program of the boat tour from Salerno along the Amalfi coast:
Meeting point at 9:45am at Molo Manfredi in the Port of Salerno and boarding on a typical “gozzo” with welcome prosecco toast. A professional skipper and an English speaking assistant will accompany during the whole day.
Departure to Amalfi, sailing along the Amalfi coast. Along the way, you will admire all the natural beauty and the small seaside villages of Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, the Fjord of Furore, Praiano, Positano as well as all the main attractions along the Amalfi coast.
There will be a couple of stops for swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the coast, and a relaxing break with sandwich, snacks and drinks offered on board.
Stop of 1 hour in Amalfi to visit the ancient Maritime Republic and stop of 1 hour in Positano to explore the “pearl” of the Amalfi coast in complete autonomy; you can decide to have lunch or just to stroll around the small typical streets of the two villages.
Departure from Positano and return to the port of Salerno, with final surprise of the crew.
Return to the port of Salerno scheduled around 5.00pm.
*In April, May and October this experience requires a minimum number of 6 travellers. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
The price includes: Professional skipper and English speaking assistant – Caprese sandwich tomatoes and mozzarella – Dry snacks – 2 bottles of water per person – Welcome prosecco toast.
The price does not include: Hotel pick-up/drop-off – Equipment for snorkeling – Alcoholic beverages.
Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towels – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera.
Vietri is a small reality of about 8500 souls and boasts among the oldest origins of the entire Amalfi coast. As well as being an important tourist centre, today Vietri sul Mare is above all an important centre for the production of artistic ceramics and cladding and derives its greatest income from this activity.
Faithful to their ancient tradition of craftsmanship, the potters of Vietri forge with deep passion and skill the beautiful ceramics with lively and bright colors, original in design and shapes. They are well known in the country, appreciated and sought after abroad.
Destroyed and sacked in 456, it was rebuilt in the 8th century by the surviving marquis who had found refuge in the nearby mountains, founding a new center on the ruins of the destroyed city. They gave it the name of Vietri (from the latin vetus, which means old, ancient), thus giving life to the community which later grew and developed around the church of Saint Giovanni: the current town of Vietri sul Mare.
Curiosity: The myth tells that Jason and fifty Argonauts in their wanderings in search of the Golden Fleece, were made to fall on these shores by the angry force of Aeolius. In love with this coast the hero founded a city and built a temple dedicated to Hera Argiva.
At the foot of Mount Falerio, lies Cetara, one of the most characteristic towns of the Amalfi coast. Immune to mass tourism, Cetara is still linked to traditional economic activities such as fishing and for this reason it preserves practically intact its charm as a fishing village.
The link with the sea can be felt everywhere, starting from the name that could derive either from “Cetaria” (tuna in latin), or from “cetari”, the fishermen or traders of tuna, to end with the gastronomy where the fish is the main food. Tuna and anchovy are the protagonists of the cuisine of Cetara, whose typical dish is represented by spaghetti with anchovy dripping. This condiment is obtained from the fermentation of anchovies marinated in special containers and can be imagined as an evolution of Garum, the fish sauce that drove the ancient Romans crazy.
The crystal clear sea that laps the village of Cetara is the summer destination of the young Salerno directed especially to the beach below the mighty watchtower. From the historical point of view Cetara played a fundamental strategic role.
Its territory belonged to the Republic of Amalfi and was the border with the principality of Salerno. For a short period of time it was even occupied by the Saracens who made it their base. From an artistic point of view, the beautiful Romanesque church dedicated to St. Peter the Apostle and the church with adjoining convent dedicated to St. Francis should be noted.
Once you have passed the dazzling beauties of Amalfi and Ravello and the worldliness of Positano, the road suspended between sky and sea continues towards the lesser-known areas of the Amalfi coast that reserve one surprise after another.
The first surprise is Minori, the Ancient Reghinna Minor, which still preserves a precious trace of its past, the splendid Roman Maritime Villa of the first century A.D. It is a rare example of a seaside villa and is considered one of the most important Roman monuments of the Amalfi coast. It was probably owned by a wealthy personage of the imperial court who wanted to build it on the sea but with a sheltered landing place.
The nearby stream ensured the supply of freshwater that fed the pool and spa. Once Minori was rich in mills and therefore they have a tradition of pasta, to be enjoyed in various recipes in small restaurants among the brightly colored houses.
After Minori the coastal road leads immediately to Maiori, a fishing village once called Reghinna Maior and characterized by a fan-shaped structure open towards the sea. This conformation has given him one of the most extensive beaches of the Amalfi coast, further enlarged after a catastrophic flood in 1954 that destroyed the entire historic center of the country.
In the Middle Ages, what is now a quiet and picturesque seaside resort, was the main port of the Republic of Amalfi, a place full of convents and palaces, so that King Philip IV named it Royal City.
The city is dominated by the fortress of San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, which was renovated in 1400 and can still be visited today together with the annexed church. At the Collegiate church of Santa Maria a Mare you can admire the miraculous statue of the Virgin that according to legend arrived here floating on the water.
According to a legend, the town takes its name from Amalfi, a nymph loved by Hercules who was buried here at the behest of the Gods. Surely inhabited by the Romans, who had fled to the Lattari Mountains to escape the Germanic and Lombard invasions, it was a camp for the defense of the Byzantine Duchy of Naples.
The city enjoyed a privileged relationship with Byzantium for the ability of the Amalfi people in maritime trade. The unique architecture of white houses, the mild climate almost all year round and the characteristic craft shops make it a perfect tourist destination chosen by thousands of tourists.
Amalfi is a city of about 7000 inhabitants, rich in history and art and gives its name to the Amalfi coast, famous throughout the world and since 1997, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Among the most famous monuments there is certainly the Cathedral of Amalfi in Arabic-Sicilian style dedicated to St. Andrew, patron Saint of the city. The Dome was built next to the oldest Basilica, which in turn was built on the ruins of a temple.
The interior of the Dome, with its coffered ceiling, is characterized by a central nave and above, on the altar, there is the canvas of the Martyrdom of St. Andrew. Inside the crypt is the body of St. Andrew, the first disciple of Jesus and patron Saint of Amalfi.
The Cloister of Paradise is part of the Cathedral of Amalfi, in fact from the atrium of the latter you can access one of the most famous and interesting buildings of the entire Amalfi Coast. Its construction dates back to the years between 1266 and 1268 as a cemetery for the illustrious and well-off citizens of the noble families of Amalfi and housed their sarcophagi.
Amalfi and the Amalfi coast await you with their pastel-coloured villages overlooking the blue, the inlets, the fjords, the mountain paths with unforgettable views, art, history and traditions and of course food and wine.
The village of Praiano, scattered between the coast and the mountain, offers inviting and peaceful beaches and above all here is the only beach of the Amalfi coast illuminated by the sun until sunset.
Bordering Praiano is the village of Furore, with its famous fjord where every year, on the first Sunday of July, there is a spectacular diving competition.
The Fjord of Furore is one of the most fascinating places on the Amalfi Coast.
It consists of a deep crack in the rock and is crossed by the Schiato stream that flows fast from the Agerola plateau. These deep coves and overhanging rocks are typical of the landscapes of Northern Europe and also Furore takes on the typical connotations of those fairytale landscapes, but blending them with Mediterranean smells and atmosphere.
As in every place of enchantment, here too there are legends. Local legend has it that the Devil himself went to Furore and the inhabitants, who did not like his presence, proved to be inhospitable with him.
The devil then going away, thought of leaving a “memory” near Agerola, but by mistake he cleaned himself with the most aggressive of nettles and escaping screaming furiously slammed his feet marking that stretch of road.
Historians say, however, that the town, formerly called “Terra Furoris”, takes its name from the sound of waves that crash furiously on the rocks of the small fjord.
In the past the Fjord of Furore was home to factories where paper was processed and, going down to the Valley, there is still the old spreader where it was dried.
Since 1997 it has been included in UNESCO as a World heritage site and has also recently joined the club of the “most beautiful villages in Italy”.
Positano, the place where like the mermaids hosted on the island of Li Galli, never ceases to seduce those who come here.
Positano seen from the sea looks like a shell, streaked with different colours. From the green of the Lattari Mountains, which crown it, to the white pink and yellow of its Mediterranean houses, the silver grey of its pebble beaches and, finally, the blue of its sea.
On the coast of Positano there were beautiful villas during the Roman period, as evidenced by some remains at the Church of the Assumption. When in 1260 it was sacked by the Pisans, it changed its town-planning to a defensive end, becoming similar to Amalfi with narrow streets, houses climbing on the rock fortifications and watchtowers.
From every point of the village you can admire the multicoloured majolica dome of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses the icon of the Black Madonna dating back to the eighteenth century.
Curiosity: the name of Positano comes from the legend. It is said that the painting of the Madonna was on board a ship, which, because of the good wind, could not in any way resume the sea.
The sailors at one point heard a voice saying “pose,pose” or “stop there, in that place” and that was how they approached the shore.
The people of Positano, who gave the name to the town from this event, took the picture and brought it to the Church of San Vito, patron Saint of Positano, which no longer exists since ‘600.
They left it there but in the morning miraculously the painting disappeared and was found near the sea, on a “mortella” tree. Thinking of a miracle because the painting had arrived in that place alone, the people of Positano began at that point the construction of the new Church dedicated to Mary of the Assumption.
Il meeting point in Salerno is at Molo Manfredi (which is after the Maritime Station on the Elidiport docks) at 09:45. Upon confirmation of your reservation we will send you a detailed map with the exact place.
The first stop of this tour is Amalfi, where you will have some free time to visit the town (1 hour more or less). Afterwards, you will head towards Positano where you will have again some free time to visit it (1 hour more or less).
Yes, in case of bad weather/sea conditions the tour might be cancelled. In case of cancellation we are happy to offer our customers the choice of an alternative date or, in case of inability to rebook, the full refund.
Small group Amalfi coast boat tour from Salerno
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€ 130 Adults
Free cancellation within 15 days
Duration: 7 hours
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Small groups of maximum 12 people
Professional skipper and English speaking assistant on board
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Fun day and a nice way to end our trip in the Amalfi coast