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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Half-Day Cruise to Positano from Amafli or Maiori
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Daily Amalfi Coast Group Tour
from US$890
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Salerno to Amalfi and Positano Private Boat Excursion
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Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a tourist trap and waste of time. We had a private boat tour along the amalfi coast and decided to stop here. We all got into a row boat that held about 20 people and the tour guide reminded us to tip him at...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a waste of time and money! It was literally a 30 second ride inside the grotto where the guide shined some light in some areas of the water and then asked for some tip $.

2  Thank Jordana S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we found this by boat and it is beautiful. while the blue grotto in capri is a must for the "check list" this grotto is equally beautiful and has more to see inside without all the cost and touristy waits.

1  Thank Celest O
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Skip the Blue Grotto if you do not want to wait potentially hours for a one minute experience and go here. Very friendly guides, only 5 Euro, you get the"solo mio" singing experience, and water is same beautiful as Blue Grotto. Smaller than blue grotto...More

1  Thank PhilNJ
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I preface this by saying I have not been to the Blue Grotto (and don't intend to) but this was definitely worth a look as an alternatively to Blue Grotto. I think it is accessible by land, but we were on a full day boat...More

1  Thank adrian p
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Decided on this tour at the last minute. The boat ride to the grotto was quite nice. Paid the 5 euro each to get into a boat with 19 others and off we went around an area less than the size of an Olympic swimming...More

2  Thank Yeahnahdunn O
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Just relax around one hour and enjoy in a interesting place from Positano. You can take an elevator from the coast road down to the grotto, or you can drive to Amalfi and arrive by boat (€10, excluding the grotto's admission fee). Arriving inside, you...More

1  Thank LiviuOradea_Romania
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Was worth seeing though it was just a brief look. Boat operator was very cheesy and irritating with his constant "itsa miracle" and then asking a few times for a tip. Could be done better. Would have preferred more information and time to enjoy just...More

1  Thank colleenh52
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Did this to see a grotto ... you are only in it 5 to 10 minutes but worth doing . And the boat men are as mad as hatters singing away to their hearts content hoping for a BIG tip !!

Thank DYK2012
Reviewed 29 May 2017

It is a very nice place, but the way they explore it turns it into an unpleasent experience. Lines of tourists to go into a small boat for 10 minutes. If you want to see nice grottes, there are many other that you can see...More

1  Thank Rodrigo P
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Jackie G
4 June 2017|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
Shouldn't be a problem to leave them with an attendant.
Tanya A
9 May 2017|
Response from superfantagenius | Reviewed this property |
not possible by walk, but the trip on the boat is short and very very simple. no problem with Child. in june we have parking in front of the grotta.. best hours are 2 and 3 Pm
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