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Benvenuti alla…dolce vita! These pics could be your very own, taken while touring the legendary Amalfi Coast, where every step of the way and every paddle stroke in your kayak is a reminder that la vita è bella. The beauty of the Italian Riviera is best experienced from the sea, drifting along its rugged coastline, and this 8-day kayaking tour lets you do just that. We’ll make sure that every day is packed with spectacular vistas and local delicacies. Whether you’re lounging on sun-soaked beaches, indulging in the freshest seafood, or hiking the iconic cliffs, the Amalfi Coast promises an unforgettable Italian escape.

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  • Enjoy pizzas, explore piazzas

    Italian cuisine needs no introduction, but imagine tasting it in the authentic Mediterranean setting

  • Feast in every sense of the word

    Fragrant lemon trees, rich red wines, ricottas & mozzarellas… You’ll never want to leave

  • World's most beautiful riviera

    Kayaking lets you enjoy a whole new perspective of Capri, Positano, Salerno and other cliffside towns


With this perfect 8-day itinerary, discovering the magic of the Amalfi Coast has never been easier. Join this kayaking adventure along the Italian Riviera and let an expert guide lead the way—not only to the best natural marvels, but also to the best restaurants, viewpoints, and gelaterias. You’ll see all the iconic spots from the sea—Positano, Salerno, Capri, just to name a few—but you will also get to explore these fascinating spots on foot (as well as the legendary Pompeii). Beginner and family-friendly, there’s nothing stopping you from spending your next vacation on the legendary Italian coastline. Buon viaggio!

  • Your Amalfi adventure officially begins at 10 am at the Naples Train Station Stazione Centrale (Piazza Garibaldi). From there, head to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, the famous site of the tragic volcanic eruption burying Pompeii and neighboring Herculaneum in 79 AD. Go on a tour of Pompeii and learn interesting facts about the most famous volcanic eruption in history.

    Shuttle down to Amalfi, where you will have some free time in the afternoon to explore the town and have lunch. As the day draws to a close, meet up with your guide and your team for a welcome dinner, which is when you’ll enjoy the incredible Italian culture, have a drink, and begin to know one another. Review the itinerary for the week and your guides will answer whatever questions you may have.

    Accommodation: 4-star hotel
    Meals: Dinner

    Pompeii in Italy
  • After breakfast, everyone will be outfitted with a paddle, PFD, and a sprayskirt, then head across the street to the beach where you will be provided with basic kayaking instruction. Once you’ve gained a comfortable level handling your kayaks, head off along the Amalfi Coast towards Salerno.

    Lunch will be enjoyed in Minori or Maiori, two neighboring communities which will give you a taste of life on the Amalfi Coast. A wonderful dryland treat is the open air Villa Museum in Minori, featuring a well-preserved villa and numerous artifacts revealing traditions and way of life on the coast hundreds of years ago. Return to Amalfi, relax, and soak in the beautiful views. End the day by exploring the famous narrow streets of Ravello.

    Accommodation: 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner
    Paddling distance: 6.5 miles / 10.5 km

    Maiori and Minori coastline
  • Get an early start as the day’s kayaking will take you along one of the most famous coastlines in Italy with your final destination being the enchanting city of Positano. The coastline of Amalfi Coast blends nature and architecture like no other—you’ll get to marvel at the Italian craftsmanship.

    Lunch will be enjoyed at one of the many water-accessed ports along the coast. Finally, you will arrive in the elegant and cosmopolitan Positano! Here you’ll have a chance to explore the steep city streets and wander up the hillside, grabbing a bird’s eye view of the sea below. Celebrate this wonderful day with another authentic dinner experience.

    Accommodation: 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner
    Paddling distance: 7.5 miles / 12 km

    Positano in Italy
  • Depart from Positano and head along the coastline to Recommone. Today’s paddle will take you away from the popular spots and along a stretch of the remote Amalfi coastline. The steep countryside of the area will offer you a glimpse of the region that is untouched by the hand of development. Ancient towers that were once occupied by the world of emperors are now the only remaining structures.

    Arrive in Recommone, your final destination, which offers a truly remote and rural setting. This water-access-only village is hard to find on most maps, but it offers an authentic Italian experience and luxury. You will spend two nights here.

    Accommodation: 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner
    Paddling distance: 7.5 miles / 12 km

    Remote cliffs on the Amalfi Coast
  • Today you’ll have lots of options and you can decide how you want to spend your day. Maybe you’d like to go for a hike to ancient Turkish ruins, hop into your kayak and paddle to the quiet and idyllic island of Ischia, or you’d just like to pull up a beach chair and bask in the Mediterranean sun. You can also take a short hike or paddle to Marina del Cantone, where you can have lunch and enjoy your first views of Capri. Whatever you’d like to do, your guides can offer advice and help guide the way!

    Accommodation: 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner
    Paddling distance (optional): 4-6 miles / 6.5-10 km

    Kayaking on the Amalfi Coast
  • With a full day of exciting paddling ahead, depart early from Recommone and head west towards the Island of Capri. You will paddle along the remaining coastline of the Amalfi Peninsula into the open waters of the Gulf of Naples. Your horizon will open and fill with views of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius and Capri.

    Today you’ll paddle for approximately 12 miles! Enjoy your well-deserved dinner (which is on your own for tonight). Hotel shuttles will provide transportation to Marin Grande or you can enjoy a pleasant evening in the quiet and friendly Marina Piccola.

    Accommodation: 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast
    Paddling distance: 7.5 miles / 12 km

    Gulf of Naples on the Amalfi coastline
  • Today is all about discovering the spectacular Capri, and you’ll do that by completing a kayaking loop of the island. The rewards are immense: breathtaking views, rugged coastline, and fantastic views of an island engulfed in Italian romance.

    As always, your guides will make sure to include delicious cappuccino stops and a hearty lunch. Dinner will be served overlooking the Arco Naturale and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Enjoy your final dinner together with the group and celebrate the wonderful journey behind you!

    Accommodation: 4-star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner
    Paddling distance: 7 miles / 11 km

    Capri island in Italy
  • Your Amalfi adventure officially ends in Capri in the morning. You will have the option to board a ferry directly to Naples, and then head to the train station or airport. Those who are not in a hurry can also ferry to Sorrento for transportation back to Naples.

    If you feel like staying longer on the beautiful Amalfi coastline, or you’d like to keep on exploring the enchanting Italy, you can ask your guides for some recommendations!

    Meals: Breakfast

    Amalfi Coast and Capri
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Meet your guides

Taylor Sweitzer
Taylor Sweitzer
Taylor has been extremely fortunate to grow up in an adventurous family that exposed him to the wonders and beauty of the outdoors since day one. Throughout the years, his passion has blossomed to encompass several different outdoor activities and he has found himself guiding a variety of trips all around the world. Being with The Northwest Passage has provided Taylor with the unique opportunity to pursue moments in time that help to make life rich.
Andrew Leary
Andrew Leary
Andrew has worked professionally in the outdoors since 2005—he is the Greece kayaking guide and Lead Climbing Guide for the Northwest Passage. Doing everything from guiding urban youth in Chicago, ski patrol and avalanche mitigation in Utah, to working numerous collegiate outdoor programs, Andrew has many interests. He is a certified Wilderness EMT and ACCT Challenge Course Manager whose passion runs deep for rock climbing, backcountry skiing, and board games.
The Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage was founded in 1984b on the belief that there is no better way to fully experience the world than by engaging with it on its own terms. Whether that means clambering over a pressure ridge on one of their North Pole expeditions or exploring a sea cave by kayak in Crete, they have an adventure of a lifetime that fits your activity and skill level. Northwest Passage has a family of guides who are passionate about sharing their love of the outdoors with others, and provide a supportive environment that enables travelers to stretch their perceived boundaries.
5.00 (3 reviews)
Deane A. (source: Guide’s Website)

The Amalfi Coast is a must see by kayak. The Northwest Passage provides a fabulous support for your adventures 5 star rating.

Don J. (source: Guide’s Website)

Once again, NWP has provided a once in a lifetime trip. Your love of people, life and nature shines through in everything you do. Thank you! If you’re thinking about this trip, go for it! You can do more than you think you can.

Honor D. (source: Guide’s Website)

The combo of fantastic scenery. wild and urban and being taken around by enthusiastic guides on land and sea to see as much as possible.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • Experienced kayaking guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 8-day Amalfi Coast kayak adventure
      • Accommodation (7 nights in 4-star hotels)
      • Transportation during the tour
      • Support vehicle
      • Breakfasts and dinners (detailed in the itinerary)
      • All kayaking equipment
      • Instruction

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to the meeting point (Naples)
      • Lunches
      • Drinks and one dinner
      • Full medical, baggage, and trip cancellation insurance
      • Airport taxes
      • Any unique historical tours
      • Single supplement (available to add upon checkout)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • This Amalfi kayak tour is beginner-friendly! If you’ve never tried kayaking before, this is a fantastic way to learn the basics as you will have a professional, experienced guide by your side. Everything is included in this tour—all necessary equipment as well as kayaking instruction. Daily distances are easily achievable for reasonably fit people and you can expect calm waters on this trip. An eager spirit and a smile is all you need!

    Expect daily paddling distances to be between 4 to 7.5 miles (6.5-12 km), day-by-day information can be found in the itinerary.

  • All kayaking equipment will be provided to you by your guides. Here’s a list of personal equipment and clothing you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry everything you might need throughout the day (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Footwear
      • Clothing that lets you move comfortably
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this Amalfi kayak tour, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 6:1.
      • The maximum group size is 10.
      • The minimum group size for a trip to be confirmed is 4.
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
      • Price of the tour is based on double occupancy, but a single supplement is available at an additional cost.

    Amalfi kayak tour can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors older than 8 may be permitted to join the Amalfi kayak tour on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • The meeting point of your Amalfi kayak tour is the main train station in Naples. If you’re flying to Italy, most people choose to fly into Naples International Airport (NAP). Also consider traveling by train. Train connections in Italy are superb and fast.

    You will meet your guide and your team on Day 1 of the tour.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. For more information on travel recommendations and restrictions in Italy, please refer to Italy’s foreign travel advice.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days prior to the departure date, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of 50% (fifty percent) of the total amount of the adventure.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
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