Visiting the Amalfi Coast from Massa Lubrense is simple. In fact, the territory offers to everyone the possibility of booking rafts and boats or taking part in excursions organized by some companies and cooperatives.
The Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO heritage site, is a real terrace suspended between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Lattari mountains overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. The crystal-clear waters, the beaches, the terraces of citrus fruits, vines and olive trees, as well as the artisans’ workshops and the numerous luxury shops, undoubtedly make it one of the most popular destinations for tourists from all over the world. This stretch of coast has an extension which includes 16 wonderful municipalities: Positano, Ravello, Maiori, Minori, Amalfi, Atrani, Cava de’ Tirreni, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Praiano, Raito, Sant’Egidio del Monte Albino , Scala, Tramonti and Vietri sul Mare.
There are several charter companies in the area to take part in shared or private excursions.
Usually, the boat tour lasts about 8 hours and allows you to enjoy the sea of the divine coast. During the excursion, there are several stops that will allow you to take breaks to swim in the crystal-clear waters or to take some photos.
The itinerary of the route may vary depending on the tour and the tour operator chosen, but usually includes the main attractions of the coast such as the unforgettable cities of Positano and Amalfi, the Fjord of Furore, the Bay of Nerano, the fjord of Crapolla and the island of Li Galli, which became famous for the myth of Ulysses and the sirens, born right between the municipalities of Praiano and Conca dei Marini, and the popular Emerald Grotto. There are usually two landing stops, one in Positano and one in Amalfi.
The companies provide various included services such as snorkeling equipment, water and drinks and beach towels… in short, everything you need to enjoy a great adventure!
In the small port of Marina Lobra, the Marina della Lobra cooperative organizes shared tours. Thank to with is possibile to stop for a few hours in Amalfi and Positano, to admire the main towns of the Amalfi Coast.
Starting from Marina del Cantone, instead, the coop. San Antonio offers almost a similar possibility. Also in this case, the shared excursions include a stop in Positano and one in Amalfi that will allow you to set off to discover the typical beauties of the coast.
Furthermore, the aforementioned cooperatives also offer a shuttle service (on request during the time of booking the tour), in order to reach the boarding point starting from your hotel or from all the fractions of Massa Lubrense.
Rental of a boat or a dinghy
Both in Marina Lobra and Marina del Cantone it is also possible to rent boats and dinghies with which to visit the coast independently.
The rental methods may vary depending on the company chosen. So, it is advisable to contact them directly to obtain more detailed information on costs, driving license requirements and booking procedures.
In any case, it is important to inquire with local authorities or rental companies about the specific rules of the Punta Campanella Marine Protected Area. In this way, navigation laws will be protected, contributing to the conservation of this precious marine area.
Ferries and hydrofoils from Sorrento
Another way to visit the Amalfi Coast is to take a ferry or hydrofoil from the port of Sorrento, in Marina Piccola. The buses that go from Massa Lubrense to Sorrento reach the Piazza Tasso and Circumvesuviana railway station. From here, it will take just a few minutes on foot to reach the port from which the various ferries and hydrofoils depart taking you to the discovery of the coast.