A Boat Trip Along the Amalfi Coast

Andy really likes boats. This is probably a big reason why we ended up renting a canal boat for our time in Rotterdam. We also planned on taking a ferry from Naples to Amalfi to get to our wonderful apartment in Minori, but they weren’t running for some reason. The day we went to check out the towns of Amalfi and Positano, our options were either take two buses or take one bus and a ferry. Though the boat was a little more expensive, we knew we’d enjoy it and get some amazing views. We didn’t like Amalfi and Positano, but the boat trip was well worth it.

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

As the boat set off from the dock in Amalfi, Andy and I pulled out our cameras and admired the town we just left. It amazes me how many places there are in the world where people have decided to build their lives on the edge of a cliff.

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi is roughly halfway along the cost, and Positano is near the western edge. I breathed in the salty sea air as the ferry passed by all the little towns in between, though I have no idea what the names were. I was just enjoying how pretty they all looked clinging to the shore and the cliffs.

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

The ferry from Amalfi to Positano took about 45 minutes, and there was no need to book tickets ahead of time. I’m not even sure how you would book ahead. Tickets cost 8 euros per person one way. There were plenty of seats, including benches along the sides so you could be sheltered from the sun and still enjoy the views. No matter where you stay along the Amalfi Coast, I think taking the ferry at least one way is well worth it. The coast is gorgeous, and approaching both Amalfi and Positano from the sea was quite an experience.

Amalfi Coast boat trip, Italy

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