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La Spezia: Cinque Terre and Gulf of Poets Full-Day Boat Tour

1. La Spezia: Cinque Terre and Gulf of Poets Full-Day Boat Tour

Spend the day discovering the beauty of Cinque Terre National Park on this boat trip from La Spezia. Explore the Gulf of Poets, and stop to bathe in crystal-clear seas. Taste typical local products and drink local wine. Make your way to La Spezia Port and hop aboard the Vittoria, a 9-meter, typical Genoese gozzo boat with a sundeck. Then, sail along the coast slowly so you can admire the spectacular scenery from the sea. During the full-day cruise, you'll see Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Porto Venere, Byron Cave, Palmaria Island, Tino and Tinetto Islands, Lerici, San Terenzo, and Tellaro. Enjoy plenty of chances to stop and swim in the protected marine area of the Cinque Terre National Park. You'll also be treated to an aperitif of Ligurian focaccia, white wine, and various snacks.

Portovenere: Isola Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto Boat Tour

2. Portovenere: Isola Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto Boat Tour

Ride by boat to three different islands all located in the majestic Gulf of Poets. Swim in the Ligurian Sea, and make visits to Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto, and experience untouched natures in a completely unique environment. Snorkel and discover the underwater world, and relax on the boat for a true day at sea. Meet your captain and depart from Portovenere for a day of sightseeing and relaxation. Breathe in the salt air and experience the Torre Scola, a historical ruin that begs to be photographed and discussed. Then, make a swim stop at La Maiella and explore the marine world while snorkeling. Then, head to the lighthouse of Tino Island, where you can see the Madonnina emerge from the TInetto Sea. Find yourself next in the Blue Cave, and take some time to learn about the Church of San Pietro. Notice the nature all around and feel how it calms the nerves of a busy lifestyle. Before heading back to port, discover Saint Peter's Church, said to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Full-Day Boat Tour

3. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Full-Day Boat Tour

Spend a full day navigating the beautiful landscape of Cinque Terre at a close range, with a peaceful boat trip along the coast. Meet your guide and depart from the Mirabello port of La Spezia. During the tour, visit Golfo Della Spezia, Portovenere, Palmaria island, Le Rosse, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Take the opportunity to plunge into the refreshing waters for a swim or a snorkel. Feel free to stop as many times as you like wherever you like.  Arrive in Monterosso at lunchtime and enjoy a 1.5-hour stop to explore the town and find somewhere to eat lunch. After the break, meet your crew back at the boat and set sail back towards La Spezia. 

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour with Snorkeling

4. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour with Snorkeling

The tour includes the departure from Porto Mirabello which turns out to be the most important and main port of La spezia, easily reachable a few minutes walk from the station. Once started, a visit to Portovenere is planned where it will be possible to stop. Portovenere also has a very important cave, a highly requested tourist destination, we are talking about the magnificent Byron cave, named in honor of the baron lord Byron. Passing through the Poerovenere canal it will also be possible to visit a pleasant island called Palmaria Island. The Tour will continue with an immersion in the splendid crystal clear waters of Cala Rossa & Baia Monesteroli and then continue towards the protected marine area of the Cinque Terre National Park. It will be possible to stop for lunch in Vernazza and dive into the simply breathtaking waters of the Guvano! Dives into the sea can all be done with snorkelling equipment, included in the rate. It will be possible to visit the following villages as well as Riomaggiore and Manarola. Returning at the end of the experience, passing through the Portovenere canal, it will be possible to admire the Old School Tower, built in the Second World War, which was used as a control tower for the naval base of La Spezia.

San Terenzo: Portovenere Natural Park Snorkeling Trip

5. San Terenzo: Portovenere Natural Park Snorkeling Trip

Snorkeling is an activity suitable to everyone, ideal for those who never wore a diving mask but wonder what’s down there! It is the gateway to the world of diving and the easiest way to get closer to the local fauna and observe their behaviour; by wearing your mask, snorkel and fins, you will discover the secrets of the sea. The activity involves a snorkeling trip with a marine biologist equipped with teaching aids to identify the differents species and describe the diverse habitat. The routes are accessible to everyone and allow the exploration of the seabed and the rocky enviroments made out of caves and ravines. You will not only be learning about biology but also about the history and traditions of the area. You will meet your instructor in San Terenzo, close to Lerici, where you will be provided with the equipment and a brief introduction to this experience. Afterwards, you will be reaching Porto Venere – where the activity will be taking place – and its Marine Protected Area (MPA) on a rubber boat. At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to San Terenzo.

Cinque Terre: Golden Hour Boat Tour with Appetizers & Drinks

6. Cinque Terre: Golden Hour Boat Tour with Appetizers & Drinks

Witness the stunning coastal landscapes of Cinque Terre during the enchanting golden hour on a boat tour. Admire the panoramic views of five colorful fishing villages perched on the rugged cliffs from the water. As you cruise leave the port of La Spezia you will see the beautiful village of Portovenere. Marvel at the colorful villages and the striking Church of San Pietro. Continue along the picturesque coast and soak in the views of the cliffs, vineyards, terraced hillsides, and more. You will reach the beautiful Cinque Terre National Park. Get incredible opportunities for capturing beautiful photographs of the villages and coastal scenery. Your captain will serve a delicious Italian aperitivo, with local appetizers, prosecco, or soft drinks. Relax and savor the true Italian essence as you sail through the Ligurian Sea. During the tour, you can stop at coves or beaches for a refreshing swim in crystal-clear waters. Watch the breathtaking sunset over the sea and be enraptured by the beauty of the Cinque Terre. Enjoy an unforgettable experience and unlock the secrets of this remarkable coastal gem.

From Porto Venere: Cinque Terre Villages Boat Tour

7. From Porto Venere: Cinque Terre Villages Boat Tour

Relax on an amazing boat trip from Portovenere to the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre. Swim in the clearest water of the Ligurian sea. Admire the views of the coastline of Liguria from the boat. Sail by landmarks such as St. Peter's church, the Red Cliffs, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. On the way back we will stop to swim in a beautiful cove called "Tramonti", where you can see typical Ligurian houses built on the cliffs.

La Spezia: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sailing Tour

8. La Spezia: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sailing Tour

Admire the dynamic cliffs, beaches, and towns of the Cinque Terre on this sailing tour from La Spezia. Cruise past the picturesque villages of Portovenere and Lerici and the islands Palmaria and Tino. Relax as you sip on water and wine as you sail. Meet your skipper at the dock in La Spezia. Hop aboard and feel the wind in your hair as you sail away in a modern sailboat. Cross the Gulf of Poets and see the vibrantly colored houses that hug the hills and shores of the villages of Portovenere and Lerici. Admire the rocky landscapes of the small islands of Palmaria and Tino. Make your way along the villages of the Cinque Terre with a stop in front of Vernazza where you can see the Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church from the water. Take a refreshing dip in the sea in the waters of a pristine marine protected area. If you want to learn how to captain a sailboat, your skipper can give you a sailing lesson. Return to dock in La Spezia at the end of your tour.

La Spezia: Sunset tour with aperitif

9. La Spezia: Sunset tour with aperitif

A fragrant slow tour with good friends, wine and food. Start from La Spezia, pass all gulf of poets and little village like Le grazie during drink wine and food and good music. Sunset under the castle of PortoVenere, San Pietro its amazing. Only good vibes in this little tour. And come back ready for the dinner in La Spezia. Tell some story of La Spezia and the gulf. We can see also my little village and a lot of mountain. Aaaabbbsnnssnsnsssnsnsnsnnssnnsnsnsmsmsmmsmsmssmskskksksksskskskksksksks

Cinque Terre and Portovenere Boat Tour

10. Cinque Terre and Portovenere Boat Tour

After departing from Porto Mirabello, you will sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets passing the seaside villages of Marola, Cadimare, Fezzano and Le Grazie in order before entering the Bay of Portovenere and reaching the homonymous village, the absolute pearl of Liguria and the Gulf of Poets. After docking in Portovenere you can visit the village, the famous carruggio, the iconic Church of San Pietro, the ancient walls and the Doria castle. Back on board we will start sailing towards the Cinque Terre, stopping for a swim at Cala delle rosse, Monesteroli bay, Punta Castagna or Canneto beach. You will then reach the famous and magnificent villages of the Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso having the possibility to choose which one to visit. During the return navigation, there will still be time to immerse yourself in the waters of Punta Pineda, the Persico beach or the Cala delle Rosse before returning to our nautical base in Porto Mirabello. Duration: 7.5 hours

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 98 reviews

It was a great trip on the boat, which was in extremely good condition. We were the only ones who had booked it at the time, so we had a private tour with a swim afterwards, so to speak. The skipper and his colleague were great. Thanks a lot for this.

It was a wonderful experience and felt like a luxury trip on the boat with Jonathon. I would recommend to take this tour in morning as you will get to swim in crystal clear water and enjoy the sunrise at the same time.

Wonderful tour. The only negative note is the absence of a guide to illustrate places and tell the history and / or characteristics of the places. I advise

Excellent activated! Ideal for a day of relaxation: boating, swimming, a walk in Monterosso with enough time for a restaurant.

Lorenzo is a great guide, it was a beautiful tour, I'd recommend it.