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Byron Grotto: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cinque Terre & Portovenere: Boat Tour

1. Cinque Terre & Portovenere: Boat Tour

Departure at 10 a.m. from Porto Mirabello, La Spezia, near the gas station. The boat (10 metres) and the captain will be there waiting for you. You will sail along the borgate marinare, i.e. the small villages on the coast between La Spezia and Portovenere. You will see Torre Scola, an old military fortress built on a rock in the middle of the sea. We will pass through the archipelago consisting of the three islands, Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, which are still unspoilt places, until we reach the romantic Portovenere. Here you can choose whether to go ashore for a short visit to the town and the famous church of San Pietro, overlooking the sea, or stay on the boat and dive into the turquoise waters between Palmaria Island and the village of Portovenere. Continuing the tour, we will have time to approach the world-famous Grotta Byron, the red rocks and swim in beautiful hidden coves, in the crystal-clear waters of Monesteroli or under the natural waterfall of Canneto. From here we will enter the 5 terre marine protected area. We will sail past the 5 villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso), you will have plenty of time to take your photos, listen to interesting stories and explanations from your captain and take another dip. During this tour there is also the possibility to go ashore and visit the villages of Vernazza or Monterosso. If you are lucky, you will be able to see the dolphins that habitually swim near our shores. The tour will end at 6 p.m. at the place of departure.

Portovenere: Guided Private Boat Tour With Aperitif

2. Portovenere: Guided Private Boat Tour With Aperitif

The tour starts with the visit of the Byron Cave, dedicated to the famous English writer Lord Byron. Then the trip continues with the discovery of the Blue Cave, a cave where the sea is cleary blue. After that, you can relax yourself tasting the delicious Ligurian food in front of Portovenere. If you want, before or after that, you can also jump in the sea for a refreshing swim stop. This experience is the perfect one for sealovers and for a gift to your partner. In this private boat you'll have all comforts that you need!

La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

3. La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

Sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets and admire villages that makeup Borgate Marinare. Cross the Le Bocche strait and stop at coves in the Portovenere Archipelago. Stop at the Blue Grotto, the Stella Maris, and the Portoro Marble Quarrie, and pass by a mussel farm. Start the sailing trip by following the western coast of the Gulf of Poets until you reach Portovenere. Admire the village of Portovenere and the wild Palmaria Island before stopping at a cove in Portovenere Archipelago, where you will have the chance to go for a swim. Hop back on board and head to the Blue Grotto. After seeing the Blue Grotto, visit Stella Maris and the Portoro Marble Quarries. See Byron's Grotto, where legend has it, Lord Byron lived and would swim across the bay. Discover the small town Lerici, where Mary and Percy Shelley lived, and other gems, including Tellaro and the Fiascherino's Bay. Stop in the bay and go for a swim behind Lerici's Medieval Castle. On the way back, pass by the local mussel farms.

Portovenere: Islands, Caves, and Red Cliffs Boat Tour

4. Portovenere: Islands, Caves, and Red Cliffs Boat Tour

Enjoy this relaxing experience dedicated to authenticity of the most beautiful places in the Gulf of Poets. The major points of interest in which we will come across will be Torre Scola, La Maiella (swim stop), The lighthouse of the Tino Island, The Madonnina emerging from the Tinetto sea, the Blue Cave, the Church of Saint Peter, the Byron Cave and the Red Cliffs (swim stop). In this boat trip you will admire Portovenere and his Islands from an unique point of view. If you are a sea lover, this trip is the best for you!

La Spezia: Porto Venere & 3 Islands Private Boat Tour

5. La Spezia: Porto Venere & 3 Islands Private Boat Tour

Sail around the Unesco World Heritage site of Porto Venere on this private yacht tour from La Spezia. Go on a full-day or a half-day tour. Board your luxury yacht at the port in La Spezia and set sail. Sit back and relax with a glass of Prosecco and local Italian products. Visit Porto Venere, a settlement that was established by the Ligures in the sixth century BC. Explore the village and immerse yourself in its history. On the full-day tour, you will also visit the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. Check out the villages of Lerici and Tellaro, where you'll have the opportunity to do some cave snorkeling. On the half-day trip, you won't be getting off the boat to visit Porto Venere and Lerici on foot and lunch is not included.

Private sunset tour from the sea.

6. Private sunset tour from the sea.

Sunset on the sea: Exclusive Aperitif in the bay of La Spezia aboard the majestic "Blue"! Dear friends, are you ready to live a unique experience that will stand out in your heart like a painting of pure beauty? Join us for a magical sunset aperitif in the suggestive bay of La Spezia, an exclusive event that will leave you breathless and make you fall in love with the serenity of the sea. Magic moment at sunset Imagine a sky that transforms into a kaleidoscope of fiery colors as the sun slowly approaches the horizon. We will be there, ready to embrace the stillness of this natural spectacle and toast together with the beauty of a new beginning. On board the "Blue" Our boat, the majestic "Blue", a Gozzo Sorrentino of rare elegance, will be the perfect setting for this unforgettable evening. With its very spacious deck and the capacity to accommodate up to 7 people, you will be able to relax and enjoy every moment without any worries. Let yourself be pampered by the gentle rocking of the waves and indulge in the luxury of a five-star experience. Top aperitif The surprises don't end there! Our staff on board will create an exceptional aperitif for you, a symphony of delicious flavors that will delight your palate. Sip bubbles, a spritz or excellent wine and delight yourself with a selection of culinary delicacies while the wind caresses you and the enchanted waters of the bay envelop you. Music and company The evening will be enlivened by a musical selection specifically designed to create a unique atmosphere. Share laughter, conversations and special moments with friends old and new as the sunset lights up your spirit and creates lasting memories. Date and time We wait for you every day at 18:00 at the Porto Mirabello pier, in the bay of La Spezia. Be sure to be on time, as you won't want to miss a moment of this magical adventure. Book your place now Places are limited and enthusiasm is sky high, so don't miss the chance to join us for this extraordinary aperitif in the Gulf of La Spezia aboard the splendid "Blue". Contact us to book your place and guarantee yourself an experience you will always remember. We can't wait to share this moment of magic and beauty with you. Be part of "Tramonto sul mare" and treat yourself to an experience that will nourish your spirit and enchant your senses. See you at sea!

Tramonto dal mare!

7. Tramonto dal mare!

Sunset on the sea: Exclusive Aperitif in the bay of La Spezia aboard the majestic "Blue"! Dear friends, are you ready to live a unique experience that will stand out in your heart like a painting of pure beauty? Join us for a magical sunset aperitif in the suggestive bay of La Spezia, an exclusive event that will leave you breathless and make you fall in love with the serenity of the sea. Magic moment at sunset Imagine a sky that transforms into a kaleidoscope of fiery colors as the sun slowly approaches the horizon. We will be there, ready to embrace the stillness of this natural spectacle and toast together with the beauty of a new beginning. On board the "Blue" Our boat, the majestic "Blue", a Gozzo Sorrentino of rare elegance, will be the perfect setting for this unforgettable evening. With its very spacious deck and the capacity to accommodate up to 7 people, you will be able to relax and enjoy every moment without any worries. Let yourself be pampered by the gentle rocking of the waves and indulge in the luxury of a five-star experience. Top aperitif The surprises don't end there! Our staff on board will create an exceptional aperitif for you, a symphony of delicious flavors that will delight your palate. Sip bubbles, a spritz or excellent wine and delight yourself with a selection of culinary delicacies while the wind caresses you and the enchanted waters of the bay envelop you. Music and company The evening will be enlivened by a musical selection specifically designed to create a unique atmosphere. Share laughter, conversations and special moments with friends old and new as the sunset lights up your spirit and creates lasting memories. Date and time We wait for you every day at 18:00 at the Porto Mirabello pier, in the bay of La Spezia. Be sure to be on time, as you won't want to miss a moment of this magical adventure. Book your place now Places are limited and enthusiasm is sky high, so don't miss the chance to join us for this extraordinary aperitif in the Gulf of La Spezia aboard the splendid "Blue". Contact us to book your place and guarantee yourself an experience you will always remember. We can't wait to share this moment of magic and beauty with you. Be part of "Tramonto sul mare" and treat yourself to an experience that will nourish your spirit and enchant your senses. See you at sea!

From La Spezia: Private Portofino Cruise w/ Lunch and Drinks

8. From La Spezia: Private Portofino Cruise w/ Lunch and Drinks

Embark on a relaxing adventure along the Ligurian coast and admire its charming towns from the water. Take a private cruise departing from La Spezia, then head over to Portofino, Porto Venere, and San Fruttoso. Take a dip in the ocean, go snorkeling, and enjoy lunch and drinks on board. Board your luxurious boat in La Spezia and set sail toward Portofino, a staple of Italy's elegant lifestyle. Take in its Mediterranean vibes before navigating toward Porto Venere and San Fruttoso. Visit the Grotta di Lord Byron and seize the opportunity to go swimming and snorkeling. Sit back and sip on a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink as you travel along the coastline. Taste a delicious lunch of local products on board at one of your stops.

Boat tour in the best spots of La Spezia Gulf & Portovenere

9. Boat tour in the best spots of La Spezia Gulf & Portovenere

we will meet at Passeggiata Morin (close to the cruise terminal) or at Marina of Porto Mirabello (where we will offer you also the parking (other meeting point on enducement). Have fun sailng toward Portovenere and looking at its colorful houses. Feel like Byron when he found inspiration looking the rocks of the Byron Cave Swim in the best snorkeling places at Tinetto Island and if you like with our snorkeling guide or wherever you prefer. Enjoy your drink and taste the best local focaccia listening italian music or your favourite music

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What people are saying about Byron Grotto

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Amazing trip around the other parts of La Spezia not including the cinque terre! Was nice to hop on and off the boat and explore the smaller villages as well as swim in the sea! Great music and vibes on the boat and a lovely way to spend the afternoon!

We saw some lovely places and swam in beautiful Bays. Alex was charming and considerate. I wish we had done this activity at the start and had more time to revisit the areas as Cinque Terra was too too busy.

Beautiful experience thanks to the skipper Alessandro, highly recommended!

Excellent quick tour, beautiful sea and picturesque places

Most enjoyable activity being on the water fabulous