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Easy Kayak Tour to Portofino with Optional Snorkeling

4.9 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: Outdoor Portofino
Water activity

Easy Kayak Tour to Portofino with Optional Snorkeling

Activity provider: Outdoor Portofino
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From US$ 52.82 per person

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Enjoy this short kayak tour suitable for everyone. Paddle inside the marine reserve and visit the amazing village of Portofino and its lighthouse.

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Duration 1.5 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian


  • Discover one of the most amazing coasts in the world from a unique and exclusive perspective
  • Visit Portofino and its "piazzetta" in a sustainable and alternative way
  • Enjoy the ideal experience for any level of preparation and any age
Full description
This easy kayak tour is suitable for all levels to explore the beauties of the Park of Portofino and its Marine Protected Area. In the company of a kayak instructor and marine guide, you paddle along the coast from Paraggi to the picturesque port of Portofino and beyond to the Olivetta and the Lighthouse. Be captured by the charm of these areas rich in history and curiosity. The beauty of Portofino as seen from the sea, will make you feel as though you are in a postcard. At the feet of the lighthouse where nature gets more "wild", take a refreshing dip in front of the breathtaking landscape is an experience not to be missed. Alternatively, pick the sunset option and enjoy the unspoiled coastline of Portofino Park at dusk, the best hour when crowds leave and the landscapes turn quiet again. Explore Portofino’s unique territory and hidden gems from the sea and land. Savor an excellent apperitivo with local natural wine and food. Upgrade for a kayak and snorkel combo in the Bay of Paraggi to explore the rich underwater flora and fauna.
  • Sea kayak
  • Local and English-speaking guide
  • Equipment: paddle, life vest, water jacket, wetsuit, thermal shirt, neoprene boots (Winter equipment will be provided during the winter season)
    Not suitable for
    • Non-swimmers

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    Meeting point

    Via Duca degli Abruzzi 62, località Niasca, Portofino at least 15 min before the start of the tour. The beach of Niasca is located in the bay of Paraggi between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. By train: The train station of Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino is reachable from Milan (2h30min), from Genoa (45min), from Pisa (2h). You may then continue walking following a beautiful boardwalk on the sea or reach us by bus (n.82 departing from the train station) or taxi. Bus tickets can be bought in newspaper stands, tabacco stores (€ 1,50 approx.) or on board (more expensive). By car: Highway A12 (Genova – Rosignano), exit in Rapallo, continue towards Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino. Please note that access can be challenging during peak season and allow yourself enough time to reach the meeting point on time. Train+bus is the best available alternative, as cars and parking are limited. The train station of Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino is reachable from Milan (2h30).

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    What to bring

    • Water

    Know before you go

    •  What you should bring with you: water, bathing suit, sea shoes, hat, sun screen, sun glasses, beach towel, energy bars, appropriate clothing depending on the season
    • The program may be subject to variation depending on sea and weather conditions and on the group level
    • In the event that the minimum number of the tour is not reached (minimum 2 participants required for the tour to run), you will be notified of an alternative date or activity, or you will be refunded
    •  You must be able to swim to participate in the tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 39 reviews

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    Nice outing but too short (about 1hr). Would not recommend doing it during the day as it is quite hot in the summer. Would have loved being able to go to the lighthouse, but the sea was too choppy. Eduardo is a lovely guide! PS. If your arms aren't that strong, it's better to share a kayak. (Eduardo had to tow a young lady having a hard time kayaking alone).

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    March 27, 2023

    This was an amazing way to see an incredible part of Italy! I went with 2 of my friends for our spring break while studying abroad and would highly recommend. It was just the 3 of us and our guide who was very friendly and helpful. The water was pretty choppy so it became hard as our way back was all in the wind, but that wasn't anyone's fault and the views made up for that part! You MUST do this when in Portofino, Paraggi, or Santa Margherita.

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    March 27, 2023

    Die Tour war ein Highlight in unseren Ferien. Wir wurden freundlich empfangen und gut instruiert. Die Kajaktour war sehr schön und spannend und wir konnten jederzeit Fragen stellen. Die ganze Familie war super überrascht wie interessant das anschliessende Schnorcheln war. Zuerst erhielten wir auch hier eine Einführung sowie Wissenswertes über die Bucht mit ihren Lebewesen. Wir sahen viele verschiedene Fische. Zum Schluss erhielten wir sogar noch einen feinen Apéro. Die Guides waren super toll und freundlich. Jederzeit wieder!

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    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 181181