Meet Salvatore……fisherman, skipper of the ‘San Giovanni’ and our guide for a boat trip along the Amalfi coast!
 
Salvatore, skipper of the San Giovanni, Positano
 
As well as the boat trip along the Amalfi coast, Salvatore and Gennaro can take you and your friends to Capri or the Galli Isles and Nerano in their small boats. You can find the ‘office’ of Gennaro e Salvatore on the pier in Positano.
 

Positano
Salvatore e Gennaro’s office is one of the blue & white booths on the left.

 
My husband loves nothing more than being on the water, so the coastal trip with promises of stunning views, swims in hidden bays and lunch at a restaurant overlooking the water, sounded perfect.
 
Salvatore greeted us on the pier, bucket in hand.
“Lunch” he said as we peered inside to see freshly caught fish.
 
Just after leaving Positano, we pass Da Aldolfo, one of the many small restaurants dotted along the coast. If you want to spend the day here lounging on deck chairs and eating fresh fish cooked on the barbecue, they will come and pick you up from the Positano in their little boat with the red fish on it!
 
Da Aldolfo, Positano
Da Aldolfo

 
The coastline presents a totally different perspective from the water. As you look up at the steep, rocky mountains you see villages clinging to the rock face or hidden in small alcoves. Almost vertical flights of stairs lead from these to the road.
One such alcove is the oldest part of the village of Furore where fisherman’s huts over look a rocky beach.
The old fisherman's hut of Furore
The old fisherman’s huts of Furore are hidden from the road

 
The Amalfi Coastline
Another part of the coastline

 
We stop many times along the coast for swims. The last is at the emerald Grotto at Conca dei Marini before heading to lunch at Ristorante da Teresa on Santa Croce beach.
 
Salvatore's boat the 'San Giovanni'
Salvatore’s boat the ‘San Giovanni’

 
 
Bar Ristorante da Teresa Panini
Lunch by the water at da Teresa

 
Pasta with tomatoes, capers and olives was a delicious prelude to our simply grilled fish that Salvatore had presented to the chef on our arrival. Amalfi’s lemons are so sweet and juicy and make the best limoncello. Da Teresa had made their own delicious brew for us to try!
 
Pasta with tomato,olive and capers at Ristorante da Teresa
Tasty pasta!

 
Lemons from Amalfi
Sweet, Amalfi lemons

 
With lunch finished and limoncellos drunk, we slowly motored back to Positano to be greeted again by that spectacular view.
Positano
 
 
Positano
Time to hang up your hat!!

 
Have you been to Positano?