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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.

La Spezia: Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitivo and Snacks

2. La Spezia: Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitivo and Snacks

Programme: We will be waiting for you at the embarkation point (Porto Mirabello, La Spezia), 10 minutes before the departure time. With a 2-hour tour during the Golden Hour, starting from La Spezia (Banchina Revel), we will guide you through the secrets of the Gulf and the 3 Islands: - Torre Scola, an ancient military fort built in the 16th century and damaged during the Napoleonic wars - Portovenere, the true pearl of the Gulf, unrivalled in beauty and magic - The Roman Church of San Pietro, perched on the promontory of Portovenere is considered the most beautiful in the world - The Blue Cave in Palmaria, which turns golden at sunset - The historic Tino lighthouse, one of the few remaining lighthouses in Europe still in operation - The Madonna Stella Maris, which emerges from the waters in front of Tinetto and protects sailors and the Gulf - The ancient funicular railway used until the Second World War to load the precious marble from the local quarries onto ships - The many military installations and bunkers from the First and Second World War

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour with Lunch and Wine

3. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour with Lunch and Wine

Sail aboard a 10 meter long vintage wooden boat for a unique experience discovering the Cinque Terre. Embark on a panoramic cruise through the five picturesque villages Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza Monterosso. During the tour we will stop at three beaches where you can dive into the crystal clear waters: Monesteroli, Le Rosse, Portovenere, some reachable only by boat, and finally you can take a dip in the middle of the sea immersed in silence, sipping a drink in the water. The tour includes a stop where you can get off to visit Vernazza . On the boat you can enjoy a lunch based on: Ligurian Crostino, Pasta with Pesto or Pasta with Muscles and a Caprese based on Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomatoes on a bed of Arugula. Various sauces and snacks. Drinks are unlimited: Prosecco, wine, beer, soft drinks. Don't wait any longer, book your unforgettable trip now

La Spezia: Cinque Terre and Portovenere Full-Day Boat Tour

4. La Spezia: Cinque Terre and Portovenere 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.

La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Sunset Cruise with Drinks & Snacks

5. La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Sunset Cruise with Drinks & Snacks

Let go of your worries and relax on an evening boat tour around La Spezia. Sail among picturesque locations within the Gulf of Poets and stop at a special spot to watch the sunset. Munch on delicious food and sip on a variety of drinks, such as beer, wine, and Aperol Spritz. Depart from La Spezia to discover the beauty of the Gulf of Poets as the sun goes down. Take in fascinating coastal views as you navigate, listen to music on board, and immerse yourself in a serene atmosphere. Dock in front of Porto Venere, where the sun sets every evening behind the Church of San Pietro, or in front of the Castle of Lerici where the colors of the landscape make for a magical atmosphere. Enjoy an aperitif of snacks, beer, prosecco, Italian wine, gin, Aperol Spritz, vodka, and limoncello.

La Spezia: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sailing Tour

6. 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 and Portovenere Golfo dei Poeti Sunset tour

7. La Spezia and Portovenere Golfo dei Poeti Sunset tour

Venere Boat Tours has born from our great passion for the sea and the curiosity that it has always aroused in ourselves since we were kids. The awareness of the inestimable resources of our territory has motivated us to pursue our dream: with our Tours, we want you to discover the place that inspired G. Byron and P. B. Shelley, the wonderful Gulf of Poets. Sunset tour: Embarkation/Disembarkation at Porto Mirabello (La Spezia) - Lerici - Portovenere: Immerse yourself in the enchanting Gulf of Poets as we embark on a captivating tour through the charming towns of San Terenzo, Lerici, Fiascherino, and Tellaro. Experience the beauty of the islands as we circumnavigate Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto, with a delightful swimming break to refresh and relax. But that's not all—during the most exciting and romantic time of the day, we'll treat you to a special Aperitivo on board. Embarkation and disembarkation will take place at the same port, Porto Mirabello

La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

8. La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

Sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets and admire villages that makeup Borgate Marinare. Admire Torre Scola, the remains of a tower in the middle of the sea. Cruise among the 3 wild Islands (Palmario, Tino, Tinetto). Visit from the outside the Blue Grotto, the Stella Maris and the Portoro Marble Quarries. Cross Le Bocche sea strait and stop ashore in the astonishing Portovenere, a Unesco World Heritage Site. See Byron's Grotto, where legend has it, Lord Byron lived and would swim across the bay. Hop back on board and discover the eastern coast of the Gulf of Poets. Stop ashore in the small town Lerici, where Mary and Percy Shelley lived, and discover by sea other gems, including Tellaro and the Fiascherino's Bay where you stop in the coves for a swim behind Lerici's Medieval Castle. On the way back, pass by the local mussel farms.

La Spezia: 6-Hour Boat Trip with Swim & Diving Stops

9. La Spezia: 6-Hour Boat Trip with Swim & Diving Stops

Embark on a luxurious 6-hour cruise from La Spezia. Dive into Palmaria, swim near Lerici Castle and admire Porto Venere. Enjoy amenities such as life jackets, stand-up paddles and a kitchen. Take advantage of an onboard kitchen and restroom, complimentary inflatable suits, stand-up paddles, goggles and snorkels, armbands and more.

La Spezia and Portovenere Golfo dei Poeti Daily tour

10. La Spezia and Portovenere Golfo dei Poeti Daily tour

Aphrodite Boat Tours has born from our great passion for the sea and the curiosity that it has always aroused in ourselves since we were kids. The awareness of the inestimable resources of our territory has motivated us to pursue our dream: with our Tours, we want you to discover the place that inspired G. Byron and P. B. Shelley, the wonderful Gulf of Poets. Embarkation/Disembarkation at Porto Mirabello (La Spezia) - Lerici - Portovenere: Immerse yourself in the enchanting Gulf of Poets as we journey through the charming towns of San Terenzo, Lerici, Fiascherino, and Tellaro. Experience the magic of the islands with stops for swimming during the circumnavigation of Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto. Delight in the panoramic vistas of the "Red Rocks" and "Black Rocks," while admiring the coastal towns of Schiara, Monesteroli, Fossola, and Tramonti. Marvel at the sight of San Pietro and the Byron Cave as we transit through the Portovenere channel. To complete this memorable adventure, indulge in our Aperitivo, included in the offer.

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4.6
(57 reviews)

This was possibly the best tour we took in Italy. The views were stunning! We sat at the front of the boat which you do get a little splashed but I think we had the best views. The tour guide was so fun and he stopped to tell us interesting facts of the surrounding area. He played fun music and created a very enjoyable atmosphere. Would 100% recommend taking this tour. The views are breathtaking.

We had a great time on this all day sailing tour of Cinque Terre! The sailboat was nice and had a bathroom. We got to see all 5 villages and the views were so beautiful from the water! Lunch was delicious with fresh, local specialties and wine and beer was included as well! We highly recommend this tour :)

He absolutely thought that this is the Best boat tour in the area! Simone, the skipper is really good and knowledgeable about the history of the villages. His is definitely the nicest boat of the ones I found on get your guide and well worth booking. I recommend this tour to everyone

The tour was beautiful. It is worth what it costs! The skipper took us to discover all the hidden bays of the Cinque Terre. We swam under a waterfall. Drinks were included and the boat is really wonderful and very comfortable!

Not only were we taken to multiple places to swim, we were also taken to a cliff jump that was followed by some snorkelling. This was the highlight of our whole trip. Thank you