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Private boat tours

Small boats, motor yachts and sail boats excursions in Cinque Terre and Portofino.

Boat day trips, a day at sea, swimming and snorkeling, aperitivo in the sunset

Water taxi services with speed boats
Small motor boats coastal tours
Motor and sail yacht excursions
Public or private ferry excursions

Exploring Cinque Terre by boat is something unique that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sea, the view of the villages and some good wine&food.

Public boats with scheduled service are still the best way to hop-on hop-off in every village (except Corniglia), becuase they are equipped with gangways and piers are set for a safe embarking and disembarking of people. If you are a large group remember that you can rent your private ferry for the day, for more infos contact us.

During the high season it's easy to find piers with long queues and ferries very croweded, that's why for making your 5 Terre boat tour something memorable, you could hire a private boat with skipper. Please don't think to hop-on and hop-off in every village like you do with the ferry, because even private boats are subjected to restrictions in access to the ports and most of them present other problems:

  • Cinque Terre villages have very small marinas often occupied by boats of the residents.
  • They are included in a National Park.
  • In Riomaggiore is very difficult to disembark even with small boats and there are plenty of steps to climb from the marina di the village,
  • To disembark in Vernazza most of the boats have to move their passengers on a tender allowed to enter in the port.


Exploring the marine area around the promontory of Portofino or the gulf of Tigullio by boat is something unique that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sea, to admire gorgeous escapes, have some snorkeling (if desired) and visit some of the villages of the area.

There are public boats with scheduled service that run between Sestri Levante, Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Camogli. If you are a large group remember that you can rent your private ferry for the day, for more infos contact us.

From the area of Portofino we arrange even day trips to the Cinque Terre by private speed boat that guarantees comfort of navigation and speed of movement. Please read more about access restrictions for private boats in the 5 Terre tab.

Cinque Terre by boat only

Cinque Terre by boat only
Exploring Cinque Terre by boat is something unique that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sea, the view of the villages and some good wine and food.

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Cinque Terre boat + walking tour

Cinque Terre boat + walking tour
Explore Cinque Terre with your private guide and personal boat. This tour fits all those who wish to have the most complete view of the region with a touch of exclusivity.

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Portofino area private boat tour

Portofino area private boat tour
Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Camoglia, lovely half or full day excursion, the perfect option for who wants to enjoy the beautiful Ligurian sea with a comfortable private boat.

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Portofino to 5 Terre by boat + walking

Portofino to 5 Terre by boat + walking
This tour fits all those who wish to have a full immersion tour of the region with a touch of exclusivity.

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Portofino to 5 Terre only by boat

Portofino to 5 Terre only by boat
Cinque Terre only by boat from Portofino. This is the full day sea experience, the perfect option for who wants to enjoy a day at sea and don't need necessarily to visit every village of 5 Terre.

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