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Portovenere: Isola Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto Boat Tour

1. 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

2. 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. 

La Spezia: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sailing Tour

3. 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.

From Porto Venere: Cinque Terre Villages Boat Tour

4. 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.

Portovenere: Santerenzo, Lerici, & Tellaro Guided Boat Tour

5. Portovenere: Santerenzo, Lerici, & Tellaro Guided Boat Tour

Enjoy a relaxing time crossing the entire Gulf dei Poeti and reach the wonderful villages of Santerenzo, Lerici and Tellaro from Portovenere in a beautiful boat. The major points of interest we will come across will be Baia Blu, the village of Santerenzo, Lerici and its incredible castle, La Caletta (swim stop), the bay of Fiascherino, the village of Tellaro and Punta Corvo. Then we will take the Palmaria (swim stop), Tino and Tinetto tour, the three islands of the Arcipelago Spezzino. Near Tinetto Island you can admire also a statue of a white "Madonnina".

From La Spezia: Sail Boat Tour with Local Snacks and Drink

6. From La Spezia: Sail Boat Tour with Local Snacks and Drink

Discover the beauty of the Italian Riviera on this guided boat tour from La Spezia. Explore the charming streets of Porto Venere, visit a fishing village, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and savor light snacks with a glass of wine. Leave from the port of La Spezia, Lerici, or Portovenere, onboard a typical boat that mussel farmers usually use, adapted to Italian comfort, and elegance. Head towards the Porto Venere where you can also go down to visit the small narrow streets created by the small colored houses and the fantastic church of San Pietro directly on the sea. Then, take your first dive in the blue waters to the red, so-called wine-colored cliff. Afterward, skirt all three islands and stop for a snorkeling session in the crystal-clear blue waters. Visit Tellaro, a typical fishing village, and skirt the entire coast of Lerici to make a new stop in a beautiful cove with Roman remains at the bottom of the sea. End the experience with some typical local products and a glass of local wine offered by your guide.

Porto Venere: Scenic Fishing Trip & Catch of the Day Lunch

7. Porto Venere: Scenic Fishing Trip & Catch of the Day Lunch

Go on a unique fishing excursion with some locals from Porto Venere and then cook your catch of the day. Take in the views and relax with some great fishing and a laid-back atmosphere as you explore some local grottos. Start your experience in the morning and join your local guides out on the water. Get great views of the village of Porto Venere from the sea as your guides show you how to cast your nets. Take some time for a swim in Porto Venere's clear waters and chill on the boat before enjoying lunch with your group.

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.

La Spezia: Porto Venere Private Boat Tour

9. La Spezia: Porto Venere 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.

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Yacht Tour w/Lunch and Drinks

10. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Yacht Tour w/Lunch and Drinks

Starting at Porto Mirabello in La Spezia at 10am we make our way through the historical Golfo Dei Poeti towards the Portovenere Regional Natural Park and the islands of Palmaria and Tino and Tinetto . Stop for a light lunch and drinks in this stunning location. Visit pristine secret swimming areas and teaming with colorful fish . The yacht travels through a stunning landscape on the way to the Cinque Terre. Once Inside the 5 Terre enjoy the view of dramatic colorful houses and ancient vineyards which cling to the steep terraces. See all of the five villages, Riomaggiore , Manarola, Corneglia, Vernazza and Monterosso from the unique perspective from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Return to Porto Mirabello at around 5pm.

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What people are saying about Porto Venere

A unique and memorable experience! I booked this tour alone: initially I was with five other people but then towards sunset it was just me and Davide, a helpful, easygoing and very kind person! The tour was really nice and the fact that there was such a small group made the experience more enjoyable and peaceful! Including there were drinks and local products, all fresh and delicious! Would I do it again? Yup! Who would I recommend it to? To all those who want to try something different and give that extra touch to their stay in Liguria! :)

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.

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.