The Best Boat Hire in Positano
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What to know about hiring a boat in Positano
There’s an unlimited amount of boating and water experiences you can book while in Positano. If you want to spend a few hours enjoying a nice meal and a beautiful view, you can book a sunset dinner cruise. There are Amalfi Coast tours that leave by boat from Positano that will take you to the most idyllic spots along the coastline. You can choose from a group as well as private cruises. If you're an experienced boater, you can hire on your own. If you'd rather have a professional show you the sights, opt to have a captain onboard.
For a day of luxury on the sea, charter a yacht with a professional captain who can take you to the best views of the Amalfi Coast. If you’d rather hire on your own and spend a day cruising solo, there is a variety of dinghies, motorboats, and catamarans available in Positano. Hire for a day or an entire week on a sleep aboard. If you are hiring or chartering a boat and hoping to explore beyond the coast of Positano, take a day trip to one of the nearby islands. The famous Blue Grotto, Ischia, and Capri are all great places to explore by boat when staying in Positano.
Sea kayak tours are an eco-friendly and active way to explore more of the Amalfi Coast and the area of Positano. You’ll get a new perspective on this beautiful area, and have the chance to get some good exercise on your holiday! Stand up paddleboarding is another hire option for getting exercise and exploring at your own pace.
While boating or exploring the water of Positano, be sure to hire some snorkeling equipment and go for a swim. The crystal clear waters of the sea and the interesting coves along the coastline make for a fun and beautiful exploration. You can also go scuba diving in Positano, the high visibility makes it a great place to learn how to dive.
If you want to get on the water but are not interested in a private boat hire, there are ferry trips that leave from the port in Positano. They will take you to nearby islands and other points of interest!
Boating Events in Positano
While there isn’t a major sailing regatta that takes place in Positano, there are different sailing regattas and boat races in Naples and other parts of the Amalfi Coast.
Other Things To Do in Positano
While on land in Positano, there are many things to see and experience. The beautiful town deserves at least one full day of wandering the charming streets and winding alleyways. There are loads of little art galleries to stumble into and churches to visit.
This region of Italy is famous for inventing Limoncello, so tasting the potent liqueur is a must while in Positano. Eating is a highlight for anyone traveling in Italy. Positano is no exception when it comes to offering incredible restaurants. Indulge in delicious Italian cuisine at any number of restaurants. There are many located along the waterfront near the beach, or up on the mountain, towering over the sea.
For active travelers who want to explore beyond the city on foot, go for a walk on the “Path of Gods.” It's a walking trail that will take you up to Nocelle above Positano. It takes about 3 hours and can be a bit rigorous, so it’s recommended to bring sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen, and water.
Marinas to hire a boat in Positano
There are several marinas in and around Positano that have all the amenities any boater could need. Marina Grande, Port of Sorrento, Blue Star Noleggio Barche and Sea Port of Cassano are some of the most well-known marinas in Positano. Even if you aren’t keeping your boat in a berth at one of these marinas, they are gorgeous places to take a walk by. Go for a stroll and admire the boats and the sea. There are lots of waterfront restaurants near the marinas, so stop in for dinner and to watch the sunset over the sparkling horizon.
When people dream of a picture-perfect holiday in Italy, Positano is the town that comes to mind. Located on the Amalfi Coast, this stunning place is formed by steep hills adorned with charming villas. It overlooks the sparkling sapphire blue sea. The beauty of Positano is captivating for anyone who visits.
The best time of year to visit Positano is during the spring, between April and June. The flowers are blooming, the sun shines and the weather warms up. This avoids the tourist crowds and high heat of the summer months. You'll also have a smaller chance of rainfall and cold temperatures ruining your trip. Positano is a summer resort town, the winter is very quiet and many businesses shut down. While it may be a much cheaper time to visit, you won’t get to enjoy all the water activities and experiences that Positano has to offer.
The closest airport to Positano is Naples, which is an hour and 15 minutes drive away. From the airport, you can drive, take a ferry, or jump on a bus to arrive in Positano.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Positano.
What an amazing day out with Pietro's boat! Me and a friend had a boat tour of the Amalfi coast and Elisabetta provided us with interesting stories and information along the way. We also stopped off for a swim. The boat was wonderful and comfortable and the team was lovely and helpful and full of advice. I am recommending them to all my friends and can't wait to return for trip around Capri! Definitely the highlight of our stay on the Amalif Coast. Thank you!
Wonderful boat cruise around Positano, we had such a great day! We had a group of seven people and one baby. Our skippers were very thoughtful with our needs and provided towels, drinks, snacks and googles to snorkel. We will be back next summer! Thank you for everything.
We had a wonderful trip along the coast and around Capri with Pietro and Salvatore. We made a last minute booking with them and they were so helpful in navigating the changing Covid law requirements. They were extremely friendly, jovial and informative guides and told us many stories about the area. They provided lovely snacks and drinks on board and stopped for many photo opportunities and swimming. We can’t thank Pietro, Salvatore and Alice enough for this wonderful trip and happy memory. If you want a relaxing boat trip with warm welcoming hosts book Pietro!
The boat is beautiful and the hosts were amazing! They were helpful on the boat and provided information about everything we saw. They took us to beautiful places. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great day!
Amazing time with these guys! Beautiful boat with such friendly hosts! Plus, they served us Prosecco and olives and tomatoes from their garden (which were fantastic). Highly recommend this trip!!!!
We had a fantastic day with Pietro on the water along the Amalfi coast and Capri. The boat was spacious and well maintained and Pietro was a great captain and host onboard. Highly recommend!