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.
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.