Things to do in Nerano

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From Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

1. From Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

After pickup from your hotel, your boat tour will depart at 9:00 AM. First, you'll sail around Li Galli island, where the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens is said to have been set. Then your boat will head to the Ancient Marine Republic of Amalfi where you'll enjoy 3 - 3.5 hours of free time to explore the town. Don't miss seeing the main local attractions such as the Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Enjoy some time on the pebble beach, tanning and swimming in the azure waters. You may also want to shop for local products like the world-famous Amalfi Coast lemons and limoncello.  Next, sail towards Positano, where you'll also have about 1.5 - 2 hours to yourself. Admire the picturesque Furore and the beautiful old town of Praiano. On the return trip, you'll find the Fjord of Crapolla and the enchanting Islet d'Isca that belongs to Eduardo de Filippo. Finally, arrive back at the port at about 5:15 PM to catch your shuttle back to your accommodations.

From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

2. From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

Enjoy a full day at sea on a private boat tour from Positano. Climb aboard and choose how to spend your time on the water. Head south along the Amalfi Coast or cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Capri, the choice is yours. Admire the striking landscape and jump in for a swim. Capri Cruise Option Navigate north from Positano passing Nerano, famous for its blue flag beaches. Stop for a refreshing swim and continue to Punto Campanella, where the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast meet. Then, cross the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of the Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Capri, circumnavigate the entire island, stopping at the Blue, White, and Green Grottoes. See the private villas of the rich and famous, along with Casa Malaparte and the historic lighthouse. Cruise past Marina Piccola to sail through the rock formations of Faraglioni. Experience the island from the boat or dock for some free time on land for an extra fee. Amalfi Coast Cruise OptionHead south from Positano and admire the lagoons and caves that line the rugged coastline. Make a stop to swim or simply lounge on the beach. Pass the beautiful fishing village of Praiano, where century-old traditions are still maintained. Reach the hidden lagoon of the fjord of Furore, then continue to Conca dei Marini to sail under Sophia Loren's former villa. Get an up-close view of the beachside apartment where Jackie Kennedy spent her Amalfi Coast vacation. Stop in bustling Amalfi for a chance to stretch your legs and get some lunch. Sail toward Atrani, Italy’s smallest village, or visit the enchanting towns of Ravello and Marmorata to see a waterfall that once powered a paper mill. Finally, arrive at the laid-back villages of Minori and Maiori, observe some Roman ruins, and discover one of the most famous pastry shops on the Amalfi Coast.

From Amalfi: Day Trip to Capri by Private Boat with Drinks

3. From Amalfi: Day Trip to Capri by Private Boat with Drinks

Hire a private boat with a local captain and take in the top sights of the Amalfi Coast on a fun and relaxed excursion. Stop for a swim in different bays and lagoons, explore caves along the coast, and cruise to the island of Capri. Start out in Amalfi and head leisurely along the coastline past Furore, Conca dei Marini, and Praiano. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the world-famous Amalfi Coast. Cruise past Positano and to the private islands of Li Galli, once owned by the famous Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nuryev. A highlight now is the underwater nature preserve. Nerano is an idyllic fishing town with a lovely beach, where the captain will stop so you can enjoy the view and swim in the crystal-clear water. The restaurants in Nerano are well known for dishes that feature fresh seafood and local produce. From Nerano your captain will continue on to Punto Campanella, the point where the Amalfi Coast ends and the Sorrento Coast begins, before you head to Capri. Cruise around the entire island of Capri, exploring caves and swimming in crystal-clear bays. Marvel at the Blue, Green, and White grottoes. Your captain will take the boat through Capri’s iconic faraglioni rock formations. Pass by the historic lighthouse, Casa Malaparte, Marina Piccola, and Marina Grande. Take some time to explore the island on foot. Go shopping, tour villas, and don’t forget to try the gelato. At the end of a satisfying day, you’ll head back to Salerno or your final destination as the sun sets behind the island.

Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

4. Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Italian coast on this full-day trip by boat from Sorrento. Cruise around Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello, with plenty of time to explore the islands and experience their unique way and pace of life. See the iconic Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines from the comfort of a boat on a full-day trip. Get picked up from Sorrento before setting sail from Piano di Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. Sit back and admire the enchanting beauty of the Sorrento Coast with the iconic Mount Vesuvius in the background as you glide over the Mediterranean Sea.  See terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the protected marine area of Punta Campanella on your journey. Hug the coastline to then admire the iconic Amalfi Coast, passing by Li Galli Island, the charming towns of Nerano and Praiano, and the Fjord of Furore before docking in Amalfi.  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace, soaking in its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the Amalfi Cathedral. Choose to hop onto a minivan to visit the village of Ravello, where you can see the splendid Villa Rufolo and its verdant gardens, or choose to spend your time getting to know Amalfi. Next, set sail again to make your way to Positano, also known as the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Discover the town's famous narrow streets, traditional shops, and colorful pottery in your own time before jumping back on the boat for a relaxed sail back to Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be dropped off back at the starting point.

From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

5. From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

Tour the beautiful Amalfi coast by boat with stops in Amalfi and Positano. Enjoy a light lunch on board with free time to explore the towns and to swim and snorkel. Relax on the boat while taking in the dramatic views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board the boat for a cruise around the Bay of Salerno to Amalfi. During the cruise, pass Nerano, the Emeraldo Grotto, and Li Galli Island. Sunbathe on the decks and beaches, or swim and snorkel in the shimmering waters. Arrive at the port of Amalfi and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town. Then head towards the next stop, Positano the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Admire its famous pink and white houses and see the domed cathedral.

From Amalfi: Amalfi Coast 6-Hour Private Grottoes Boat Trip

6. From Amalfi: Amalfi Coast 6-Hour Private Grottoes Boat Trip

Set off on a private boat excursion along southern Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This tour will offer a unique experience of this world-famous coastline as it will highlight the gorgeous grottoes along the Amalfi Coast that aren't as well publicized as the grottoes in Capri.  Marvel as your local captain shows you the hidden caves and grottoes only locals know about, and you can stop to swim inside and explore more (sea conditions permitting). While cruising along the coastline, admire natural arches, rock formations and discover tiny coves perfect for a swim that are only reachable by boat. Spend the day cruising along the coastline past private villages and historic watchtowers.  See the charming villages of the Amalfi Coast from the sea and enjoy a relaxed and authentic experience that you can only enjoy on a private boat excursion. Embark from any of the following villages: Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Minori or Maiori. (Other options are available. If your village is not listed here, please send a message.)  Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to stop and swim, explore caves and grottoes and experience the beauty of this unique coastline. See the incredible natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast up close on this fun boat excursion. Highlights of this tour:  -Visit Pandora's Grotto, an impressive cave near the town of Maiori, which is large enough for small boats to enter-See Grotta della Cascata: Swim into this tiny cave with incredible turquoise colored water and inside you’ll find a waterfall-Enjoy Marmorata: A lovely spot on the coast with a tropical feel. You can swim below a little waterfall cascading into the sea -See Sant’ Andrea Grotto: This cave near Amalfi is named after Amalfi’s patron St. Andrew, and is big enough to swim into and walk around-Experience Lover’s Arch: A natural arch that is fun to swim under as it’s such a romantic setting-Discover Grotta dello Smeraldo: The Emerald Grotto is a large grotto you can pay to enter. It’s named after the way the light shimmers on the green water. Inside, boatmen row around visitors for a short tour. (Note: There is a € 5 entrance fee)-Marvel at Grotta Africana: Located near the famous Africana nightclub, swim into this cave to see the light reflected in shades of blue and green-Visit Natural Tunnel: A natural tunnel between Praiano and Positano that you can swim through-Admire Laurito Grotto: A little grotto near Positano with ice cold water coming from a natural source-See Fornillo Grotto: Set beneath an ancient watchtower at Positano's Fornillo Beach, this is a popular local cave to explore-Enjoy Punta Germano: This rock formation near Positano is said to look like a face in profile-Discover Nerano Grottoes: The Baia di Ieranto and Nerano area at the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula have many incredible caves and grottoes and swimming spots

From Sorrento: Day Trip to Capri Island with Boat Ride

7. From Sorrento: Day Trip to Capri Island with Boat Ride

Discover the natural wonders of Capri on this guided full-day tour from Sorrento. Visit shops on the island and explore on your own time. Enjoy the beaches and sights like grottos and rock formations, as well as man-made landmarks like the lighthouse and marina. Leave Sorrento in the morning and drive to Nerano to board the boat and sail along the coastline along the Punta Campanella Marine Reserve. Take in views of Massa Lubrense and Ieranto's Bay on your way to Capri. Dock at Capri and take your time exploring the island, relaxing on the beach, or shopping at local boutiques. Additionally, upgrade your experience with an optional minibus tour of the island and entrance to the Blue Grotto (at your expense). Board the boat in the afternoon and sail past the island’s highlights, such as the green and white grottos, lighthouse, Marina Piccola, Faraglioni Rocks, and Natural Arch. Sail back to Nerano and get dropped off in the evening.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise

8. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise

Experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula from a different perspective on a full-day boat cruise. Discover the Li Galli islets, the setting of the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens. Begin your day with a pick-up at your hotel or the nearest meeting point, and drive about 30 minutes in a bus to the Port of Nerano. After arriving at the port, set sail to the historic city of Amalfi, where you can use your time to visit the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, see the Cloister of Paradise, experience the emerald cave, or enjoy a coffee on the main square. Return to the boat and sail out into the water. Admire the beautiful church overlooking the sea in Praiano, and pass the fjord and medieval watchtowers at Furore. Make your way to the pretty village of Positano and go ashore to stroll the charming streets and find local crafts in the gift shops. Alternatively, relax on the beach and go for a swim before sailing back to Nerano. Pass the Crapolla fjord and the private islet of Isca before arriving at the port and driving back to your pick-up point

From Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

9. From Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

Embark on a full-day boat tour of the Amalfi Coast from Positano, Nerano, or Praiano. Visit picturesque coastal towns, such as Maiori, swim in the turquoise lagoons, and admire hidden grottoes. Discover the seaside villages with time to stop and swim off of the boat in various coves and bays. Meet your captain at Positano Pier and set sail for Li Galli private islands, where celebrities enjoy private hideaway vacations. Swim in the sea by the islands and bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. See crumbling Norman towers dating back from the 13th century mixed with modern-day luxury hotels and villas.  The captain is a local of the area which means that he will show you the true beauty of the Amalfi Coast without the long lines, traffic and noise. Be sure to save room for lunch as there are many seaside restaurants easily accessible by boat. Your captain can suggest some great spots if you're not sure where to go.  Pass Atrani, the smallest village in Italy, and head to Marmorata, where a waterfall flows into the sea. The quaint seaside village of Minori will come next, full of colorful beach umbrellas and Italian men fishing off of the pier.  Finally, reach Maiori, a busy tourist town. Your captain will take you to Pandora's grotto, a cave accessible only by boat. Here, see sea fossils and ancient stalactites. 

From Sorrento to Capri and Positano: Private Boat Tour

10. From Sorrento to Capri and Positano: Private Boat Tour

Discover the beauty of the island of Capri and the seaside Amalfi coast town of Positano on this boat trip from Sorrento. Take in views of Vesuvius as you cruise and have some free time to explore Positano at your own pace.  Embark in the morning from the port of Sorrento on a private boat with a local captain who will show you the not-to-be-missed sights of Capri and Positano. Cruise along the Sorrento coastline and across the Bay of Naples with views of the imposing Mt. Vesuvius, the island of Ischia, and Capri. Arrive in Capri and head to the Blue, Green and White Grottos. Capture pictures of the famous Faraglioni rock formations. Stop to swim in the turquoise bays, discover natural arcs in the limestone coast, and relax. Sail out of the Bay of Naples and into the Gulf of Salerno, snaking along the Amalfi Coast. Visit Nerano, a small fishing village that has become renown for its delicious cuisine. Have the chance to taste a seaside lunch in this village that cannot be easily reached by car. Continue on to Li Galli private islands and perhaps stop for a swim. Legend has it that Ulysses heard the song of the sirens here as he sailed through and on to Capri.  Finally, dock in Positano where you can capture pictures of its colorful villas climbing up the rocks. Enjoy some free time to walk through the cobblestone alleyways of before making your way back to the boat. Cruise along the coastline and back to Sorrento after a full-day of fun and relaxation. 

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What people are saying about Nerano

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 984 reviews

Great guide (Jessica), great boat ride. As we traveled to Amalfi, she shared information about what we were seeing (in three languages!). Very scenic - we sat outside in the front of the boat, which made the boat trip wonderful. We had great weather. We took the extra tour to Ravello which gave us both a van ride on the Amalfi road which was very interesting and scenic, plus an hour in Ravello. The guide gave us basic information and then we had free time. Small town, plenty of shops and food, and fantastic views. Highly recommend the trip to Ravello. This meant that we had only one hour in Amalfi (rather than 3), but that was plenty of time in Amalfi. Again, the guide gave us basic information, which was fine, and we got to explore in our own. In Amalfi, we enjoyed the lemon sherbet served in a lemon. Then an hour in Positano. Many people swam. Big beach. We enjoyed exploring. Great boat ride back. Great day!!

Outstanding. The best small group tour we’ve experienced. Tony, our guide, was engaging, informative, enthusiastic…a great host. The 90 minute stops on Amalfi and Positano were the right length…this is not a tour focused on the two towns, it’s all about the scenery and the ride. We’ve been to the Amalfi Coast three times, and you really can’t fully appreciate it until you see it be boat. It is truly awesome. It was a perfect way to spend a day, well worth it. We’d do it again!!

Our guide was very friendly and informative. We chose the tour with pickup from Sorrento. It was so worth it. The shuttle drive alone from Sorrento to Nerano was an adventure and a peek into other towns. The Amalfi coast is stunning. We went for our honeymoon and highly recommend this boat tour. Our stop in Amalfi was lovely.. Positano was nice too!

Simple, fun visit to Amalfi and Positano. Bus ride through the mountains is harrowing but fun (like all driving there). The boat crew was excellent and showed us islands and coastal feature. Comfortable and easy ride, everything on time.

Boat views were spectacular! Very touristy in town.