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Easy Kayak Tour to Portofino with Optional Snorkeling

1. Easy Kayak Tour to Portofino with Optional Snorkeling

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.

1-Hour Snorkeling Tour in Paraggi Bay, Portofino

2. 1-Hour Snorkeling Tour in Paraggi Bay, Portofino

Meet your guide in Niasca, a sandy beach nestled in the vegetation of the Mediterranean Sea, next to Paraggi Bay, famous for its  crystal clear blue water. After you're supplied with the necessary snorkeling equipment (all sizes available), you'll be introduced to your guide. Comfortably sitting on the terrace, you will be briefed with pictures on the great variety of fish species and marine plants you'll come across while snorkeling. After a quick explanation on how to use thew equipment, you'll be ready to dive. This bay, forbidden to boat traffic is completely safe for swimming.  Your guide will lead you underwater searching for hidden treasures in Portofino’s Marine Protected Area. During the first part of the excursion inside Niasca’s bay, you will swim above one of the most extended posidonia meadows in the area, which together with the near cliff, hosts many species, such as tube-worms, starfish, pinna nobilis, posidonia, sponges and mollusks. Then you will head to the second part of the journey, swimming towards Portofino, amidst a cross section of fish species, such as sea breams, gilt-head bream, sea bass, moray eel, damsel and many more. Crossing the bay, you’ll swim above different habitats, such as posidonia meadow and sandy seabed, housing many different species.

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

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Portofino

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 12 reviews

The tour was a highlight of our vacation. We received a friendly welcome and were well instructed. The kayak tour was very nice and exciting and we were always able to ask questions. The whole family was super surprised how interesting the subsequent snorkeling was. First we received an introduction as well as interesting facts about the bay and its creatures. We saw many different fish. At the end we even got a nice aperitif. The guides were super great and friendly. Any time!

We had a great time, the guide was very nice, we were able to swim, enjoy the landscapes and the guide's explanations. We recommend.

Amazing tour with lots of information about the wildlife in the bay, led by a friendly guide!

Everything worked perfectly. We got a great introduction. Great tour with a great guide.

Leisurely excursion to Portofino - friendly staff followed by an aperitif.