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  • Location:Amalfi, Italy
  • Duration:Flexible: 6-7 hours

Private Tour: Amalfi Coast and Capri Cruise

Explore the Amalfi Coast and Capri on a private full-day cruise, the most scenic way to experience these stunning parts of southern Italy. Aboard an elegant speedboat or classic Italian wooden boat (your choice), let your private captain take you past the towns of Amalfi, Positano, Praiano and Nerano. Marvel at the Faraglioni rock formations and the Li Galli private islands and nature reserve, stopping en route to swim. Cross the Bay of Naples to the Island of Capri, where you’ll have free time for sightseeing at the Villa San Michele and Gardens of Augustus.


  • Private boat tour of the Amalfi Coast and Capri from Amalfi, Positano or Praiano
  • Cruise in comfort and style aboard a speedboat or a classic Italian wooden boat called a gozzo
  • Admire the Amalfi coast's picturesque fishing villages, the famous Faraglioni rocks and the Li Galli reserve
  • Cross the Bay of Naples and dock on the Island of Capri
  • Enjoy free time on Capri with optional sightseeing at the Blue Grotto, Villa San Michele and the Gardens of Augustus

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Amalfi Coast and Capri Cruise

Spend the day exploring the Amalfi Coast aboard a traditional Italian wooden boat

Your private full-day cruise departs from Amalfi, Positano or Praiano. You have the choice of two types of boats: a 28-foot (8.5-meter) or 32-foot (10-meter) speedboat or a classic Italian wooden boat, called a gozzo. Board your private vessel at the pier and relax as your expert captain takes you along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. You'll be on the boat for six to seven hours, depending on how long you want to take for lunch, optional sightseeing and swimming.

Enjoy views of the coast's highlights, such as the beautiful bay of Conca dei Marini (depending on which town you depart from) and the private islands and natural reserve of Li Galli, offering a beautiful panorama of Positano and Capri. Admire the town of Amalfi, filled with five-star hotels, chic boutiques and restaurants, and snap photos of the famous Faraglioni rock formations — you'll even pass right through an arched one!

Near the town of Furore, pass a wonderful little turquoise fjord with a bridge where a diving competition is held every year (it was also the filming location of the Italian film Amore). Admire the typical fishing villages of Praiano and Nerano, cruise past the famous San Pietro Hotel, and take in a stunning panorama of Positano.

If you wish, you can stop at small hidden coves or beaches along the way to take a dip. You can even swim below the former villa of famous Italian actress Sophia Loren. Then cross the Bay of Naples to Capri and circumnavigate the entire island, stopping to swim in various coves and lagoons, check out the rock formations and learn a bit about the island. View cliff-top Casa Malaparte, the Punta Carena lighthouse and Marina Piccola, a famous docking spot for luxury yachts.

You’ll also see the dazzling Blue Grotto, once the private bath house of Roman Emperor Tiberius; the Green Grotto, where you can swim under a natural arc; and the White Grotto, a natural rock formation in the shape of the Virgin Mary. Hop off to visit the Blue Grotto if you wish (own expense).

Finally, dock at Marina Grande for free time on the beautiful Island of Capri. Have lunch and people-watch at a sidewalk café, shop for lemon soaps in town and then do some sightseeing. Walk through the gardens of Villa San Michele, learn about Tiberius at Villa Jovis, take in the views from Mt Solaro, have a drink at chic Hotel Quisisana or visit the terraced Gardens of Augustus. Your captain will give you recommendations and directions, or can call you a taxi if you wish.

After your time on Capri, board the boat and make your return journey along the coast, arriving back in Amalfi, Positano or Praiano in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was the perfect day! Our Captain, Antonio, took excellent care of us. It was such a joy to have the boat to ourselves. He took us anywhere we wanted to go and had great ideas as well. While the price was not inexpensive, it was worth every nickel. I encourage anyone who loves being on a boat and exploring e beauty of Amalfi and Capri to have this great adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Best tour of our trip!!!! Our captain Noslen was the perfect host. He had snacks and drinks for us, took us to all the best swimming holes, made our lunch reservation and let my son age 11 drive the boat. We had such a good time we booked him for the very next day. Don't miss this one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a 32-foot speedboat that was new and very clean and took a full-day private boat tour from Amalfi to Capri. All went as planned. Our captain, Emmanuel, was a very nice guy and accommodated our requests for swimming, dining and sights. Capri was crowded and we chose not to go to the town, but saw the grottos, but had lunch at a wonderful restaurant on the west side of the island. My daughters rode on the cushioned bow feeling like superstars. The captain stopped anywhere we wanted for our photos and dips into the water. The highlight of our 10-day trip to Italy and certainly a must!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Hands down the best tour on Viator! We've done at least 5 tours and this one was the top of the list. From our cruise organizer Valeria to our amazing Captain Mirco, the experience was incredible. Mirco was always smiling , a great guide and so wonderful the whole day! This is a MUST DO!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We took a full-day private boat tour from Amalfi to Capri. All went as planned. Our captain, Ivan, was such a nice guy and accommodated our requests for amount of time on the island, sights to see by boat, etc. Capri was a bit crowded and too commercial for our taste, but it is beautiful nonetheless. The chair lift ride is well worth it...the most awesome views!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We loved this trip. Our Captain shared the history of the area and showed us the highlights of the coast. He took us to a lovely island for a fantastic lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

we had a 32 foot speedboat that was new and very clean. The girls were able to ride on the cushioned bow, with our hair in the breeze thinking we were the rich and famous. thank you for an awesome day. The captain (which wasn't friendly though informative} took us to the green grotto, the blue grotto, and capri which we asked him to pick us up (in style) 3 hrs later. It was memorable and the captain stopped anywhere we wanted for our personal pictures. We all want to thank viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Highlight of our vacation. Friendly knowledgeable boat captain, Carmene, made the trip A+.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Fabulous day on the water. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable. Would recommend this tour.

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