Amalfi - Runghetiello Grotto
DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION
Discounted rates are valid for clients booking in advance only
Clients without a reservation will pay the full price
April and May, October (low season)
Lido Delle Sirene Beach
June to September (high season)
10:30 am (9:30 from Aug 9th to 21st, except Aug 15th)
1-6 people ̶€̶ ̶6̶9̶ € 59 per person
7+ people ̶€̶ ̶6̶5̶ € 55 per person
Children under 13 are entitled to a further discount of € 5
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English speaking local guides and instructors
All the necessary equipment (check Equipment page for more info)
kayaks, paddles, life jackets, waterproof jackets, watertight bags, hats, spray skirts.
HQ photo service
photos will be sent by email once the tour is ended.
fruit, energy bars.
changing rooms, restrooms, luggage storage.
Available at the beach (not included)
Restaurant and Bar (check Restaurant page)
Lido Degli Artisti 0 Km fresh seafood restaurant and bar (high season only).
Sunbeds and umbrellas
Once we have put on our life jackets and adjusted the footrests on our kayaks we will be ready to set off to the west towards the Runghetiello Grotto.
For those who have never been in a kayak there will be a short introductory lesson on how to kayak and safety at sea.
The route will take us along Amalfi’s finest beaches as well as close to natural rock arches and into sea caves, giving us the opportunity to admire the old watch towers that dot the entire length of this coast.
Not too far from the starting point, once passed Duoglio and Santa Croce beaches, we will kayak by the "Arc of Lovers", a natural rock arch created millions of years ago by the erosion of the sea whose shape recalls two elephants in the act of kissing. Up to not too long ago young couples used to get married on the top of it.
A little later we will paddle in front of the ancient fishermen village of Conca dei Marini, passing near the villa of Sophia Loren and seeing the historic hotel “Il Saraceno” located on La Vite Beach.
From here we will also have a stunning view of the Santa Rosa Monastery, a former convent now converted into a luxury hotel, once home of the Dominican nuns.
It's right in the kitchens of this monastery that the delicious "Sfogliatella Santa Rosa" was born, a shell-shaped pastry filled with ricotta cheese-based cream and little dried fruit pieces, typical of the local culinary tradition (don't forget to taste it before leaving!).
Once past the seaside of Conca dei Marini we will enter its western basin, where we will have a beautiful view of Furore and Praiano villages and the islands of Li Galli and Capri, together with the famous Faraglioni Rocks.
Further inside this basin we will finally find and visit the little Runghetiello Grotto, a picturesque natural sea cave named after a local fish, brightly frescoed in red and green by the minerals on its walls.
The return trip to Amalfi will give us a different but equally remarkable view of both sea and land.
What to bring
Sun screen (highly recommended)
Change of dry clothes
Light-colored t-shirt (for protection against the sun and preferably made of Lycra)
Shoes suitable for water such as water shoes for kayaking or rubber shoes
Flip-flops work fine as well.
Sunglasses with safety cord
Sailing or mountain-biking gloves (if protection for hands is needed)
In order to participate to the tour all the participants must to be able to swim and be in good health and shape (people with medical conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, etc. that affect sport activities cannot participate for safety reasons).
Each minor (18-) must to be accompanied by one adult (18+) which will be paired with in a double kayak.
All the participants will be given double kayaks which are very stable and easy to manage. In case of groups with an odd number of participants, a single kayak will be provided.
All tours are intended as group tours. For private tours please contact us.
On the day of the tour all clients will have to show an identity document and sign a rental agreement and liability waiver.
A € 10 per person deposit is required in order to confirm a reservation. It can be paid by credit or debit card. We suggest to book for one of the first days of your visit so that it might be possible to postpone the tour in case of bad weather (according to availability).
Prices listed below are already discounted of €10 per person. Clients without a reservation will pay the full price instead.
Can't find an available date or time doesn't work? Please contact us and we'll try to find a solution to accommodate you!
You might be also interested in our Boat & Snorkeling Tour: check it out!