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Cinque Terre boat tours – 5 Terre by private boat

Visit the Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets only with your private boat. Visit this page for seeing the type of boats available.

This is a full day sea experience, suitable for who wants to enjoy a day at sea and don’t need necessarily to visit every village of 5 Terre. Ride along the Cinque Terre coast, relax, sunbathe, stop for swimming or snorkeling in lovely isolated coves for admiring the seabed. Choose your favorite boat from the ones listed below.

During the day, according to the itinerary that you chose, you have the opportunity to disembark and visit Portovenere (UNESCO site considered the gateway to the 5 Terre) and Vernazza (move on a tender to disembark), decide to have lunch in one of these villages or aboard.

If you wish to visit some of the 5 Terre villages moving by boat between them, remember that the big boats are not allowed to enter in those very small marinas, the only solution are:

  1. Hiring a small boat that works like a water taxi. Note that even in this case, some boats might be subjected to restrictions because 5 Terre are a National Park or because they are not residents of the villages.
  2. Mix up some walking in the villages, have one hour ride along the coast with a private boat and enjoy a drive along the panoramic road with your private driver something like described here https://www.lunaetours.com/tour/la-spezia-to-cinque-terre-shore-excursion/

1) Cinque Terre by private boat boat

– Red boat up to 10/12 people

– Blue boat up to 15 people

 

Have fun with your friends and your family spending the day hanging around the Cinque Terre by boat.

Navigate inside the Gulf of La Spezia then navigate along the coast of 5 Terre admiring the stunning villages hanging on the cliffs. Opportunity to stop on the way for a swim, snorkeling or just enjoy the sun sipping a glass of wine. Disembark in Vernazza for lunch (with the tender) and visit the village,  then return towards La Spezia with the opportunity to disembark and visit even Portovenere, the other UNESCO site of the area.

from € 110,00 per person. Based on 12 participants.

Inclusions: English speaking skipper -Private boat – Snacks and beverages on board- Snorkeling equipment.

Optional: Lunch aboard or in restaurant – Local tour guide – Private car/van/coach transfer – Tips & extras.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from La Spezia.
  • Duration: 8 hrs. Other duration on request.
  • Red boat 50 ft. available for groups up to 20 people.
  • Activity Level: moderate (get on and off the boats, move in narrow spaces, move on smaller boats for disembarking in Vernazza).
  • Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, swimsuit and towel, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

Other Tours available – Quotation on request.

  • Portovenere and its islands with aperitivo –  4 hours
  • Wine tasting with sommelier – 2 hours late afternoon
  • Dinner in the sunset of Portovenere – 4

2) Cinque Terre with private yacht (up to 12 people)

Private boat excursion from la Spezia to the 5 Terre.

The navigation takes place either inside the Gulf of La Spezia and along the coast of 5 Terre for admiring the stunning villages hanging on the cliffs. Opportunity to stop on the way for  swimming, snorkeling or just enjoy the sun sipping a glass of wine. If you wish to include the visit of some villages like Vernazza or Portovenere, please choose the 8 hours option.

from € 950,00 per person based on 5 participants.

Inclusions: English speaking skipper and staff -Private boat – Snacks and beverages on board- Snorkeling equipment.

Optional: Lunch in restaurant or served aboard – Local tour guide – Private car/van/coach transfer – Tips & extras.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from La Spezia.
  • Duration: 8 hrs. Other duration on request.
  • Princess yacht 60 ft. available for groups up to 12 people.
  • Activity Level: moderate (get on and off the boats, move in narrow spaces, move on smaller boats for disembarking in Vernazza).
  • Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, swimsuit and towel, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

Other Tours available – Quotation on request.

3) Cinque Terre by taxi boat (up to 8/9 people)

Ride along the 5 Terre coast in a fast and comfortable way.

This kind of boat helps to move easily along the coast, approach enchanting grottos or tiny coves, have some time for swimming as well.

In alternative you may choosethe small boat just for a ride along the coast in order to beat the crowd on the public ferries.

From € 160,00/hour. Without getting off in the villages. Other tour options on request.

Inclusions: English speaking skipper -Private boat.

Optional: Local tour guide – Snack and beverages on board- Private car/van/coach transfer – Tips & extras.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from Vernazza or Monterosso. Other pick up point on request.
  • Duration: 1,5 hrs. Other duration on request.
  • Small boats 18 ft. available for groups up to 8/10 people.
  • Activity Level: moderate (get on and off the boats, move in narrow spaces).
  • Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, swimsuit and towel, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

 

Other Tours available – Quotation on request.

  • Cinque Terre tour with one/two stops in the villages – 3/4 hours

4) Cinque Terre by yacht (up to 12 people)

One day at sea enjoying the beauties of the 5 Terre on a fast motor boat.

This boat is for small groups, and is one of the most comfortable boats available. Enjoy the navigation in the Gulf of La Spezia and along the coast of 5 Terre admiring the stunning villages hanging on the cliffs. Opportunity to stop on the way for a swim, snorkeling or just enjoy the sun sipping a glass of wine. Disembark in Vernazza for lunch (with the tender) and visit the village,  then return towards La Spezia with the opportunity to disembark and visit even Portovenere, the other UNESCO site of the area.

from € 260,00 per person based on 8 participants.

Inclusions: English speaking skipper -Private boat – Snacks and beverages on board- Snorkeling equipment – Towels.

Optional: Lunch in restaurant – Local tour guide – Private car/van/coach transfer – Tips & extras.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from La Spezia.
  • Duration: 8 hrs. Other duration on request.
  • White boat 40 ft. available for groups up to 8 people.
  • Activity Level: moderate (get on and off the boats, move in narrow spaces, move on smaller boats for disembarking in Vernazza).
  • Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, swimsuit and towel, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

 

Other Tours available – Quotation on request.

  • Sail boat tours.

5) Cinque Terre by Private Sailing Ship (up to 15/20 people)

Explore the 5 Terre with your exclusive comfortable Caicco, an old fashioned sail boat.

This is the perfect boat for a larger group up to 15/20 persons maximum. On such a big boat there is room for sunbathing, for an aperitivo and also lunch can be served aboard. The lenght is approx 85 ft and it’s equipped also by and engine for speeding up the navigation.

The departure is from La Spezia and after navigating through the Gulf of La Spezia  ride along the coast of 5 Terre appreciating the staggering towns holding tight the precipices. Chance to stop in transit for a dip, swimming or simply appreciate the sun tasting a glass of wine. Land in Vernazza for lunch (with the delicate) and visit the village, then return towards La Spezia with the chance to land and visit even Portovenere, the other UNESCO site of the region.

from € 380,00 per person based on 15 participants.

Inclusions: English speaking skipper -Tour guide – Snacks, beverages and light lunch aboard – Snorkeling equipment – Towels.

Optional: Lunch in restaurant – Private car/van/coach transfer – Tips & extras.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from La Spezia.
  • Duration: 8 hrs. Other duration on request.
  • Activity Level: moderate (get on and off the boats, move in narrow spaces, move on smaller boats for disembarking in Vernazza).
  • Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, swimsuit and towel, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

 

Other Tours available – Quotation on request.

  • Motor-yacht tours

6) Cinque Terre by Private Boat with Pesto Class (up to 8/10 people)

Discover the Cinque Terre with a private boat and learn how to make traditional Ligurian pesto.

This tour is made with a Leudo, a type of traditional boat used both for fishing and for shipping away the wine of the Cinque Terre.

A beautiful day at sea during which you will have time to relax, sunbathe, swim or snorkel in pretty isolated bays or sip a glass of local wine with Ligurian snacks. For the food lovers, there is the opportunity of try making the Ligurian pesto old fashioned style: with a marble mortar and pestle.

A tasty lunch on board can be set based on Ligurian specialties: bruschetta with pesto, Ligurian focaccia, pasta with mussels, vegetable pies, all accompanied by good local white wine or other beverages.

During the day and according to the option of the selected route, you have the possibility to disembark and visit Portovenere (UNESCO site considered the door of the 5 Terre) and Vernazza (move in tender to land) the gem of the Cinque Terre.

Highlights

  • Private tour on a Leudo, old fishing boat.
  • Sailing along the 5 Terre coast, visit Portovenere and Vernazza.
  • Stop for swimming, snorkeling, relaxing and sunbathing.
  • Learn how to make the traditional Ligurian pesto.
  • Enjoy lunch on board with local specialties.
  • Local tourist guide.

 

Itinerary

Meeting with the skipper in La Spezia and departure for Portovenere. Navigate through the so-called Gulf of Poets, on the way to admire the coastal villages of the area and the Marina della Spezia harbor. get off the boat and have a guided visit of Portovenere (UNESCO site), a well-preserved example of medieval architecture of a fortress-village built by Genoa as a merchant city and fortification against pirates.

The navigation continues along the steep cliffs of the area, they are truly unique thanks to the black and white stripes that characterize them. This area is full of natural caves, hidden coves where you can go for a swim or admire the seabed by snorkeling. Finally it will arrive in the area of ​​the 5 Terre, this is a stretch of coast between two main headlands where there are five tiny villages built on the cliffs: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso. Their ports are really small and do not allow the mooring of larger boats and are crowned by thousands of terraces used over the centuries for the cultivation of grapes and olives.

While browsing between a glass of wine and another, have fun learning to make homemade pesto using a marble mortar and pestle and then have lunch with other local specialties such as pasta and seafood, focaccia, vegetable pies and dessert.

After lunch visit to Vernazza, one of the most beautiful villages of the 5 Terre for a walk and to enjoy a good ice cream. Later, return to La Spezia.

Price per person € 265.00 calculated on a basis of 8 participants.

If your party is smaller or larger, we will send you a personalized quote.

What is included

  • Private boat tour
  • Maximum number of participants 8/10
  • Local tourist guide
  • Pesto lesson.
  • Lunch on board (appetizers, pasta, dessert, water, wine)
  • Water and drinks during the day.
  • Snorkeling equipment

What is not included

  • Car / coach transportation.
  • Other extras not listed above.

Tour details

  • Meeting point: La Spezia tourist port. Other collection points on request.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activity level: CHALLENGING. You need the ability to move in tight spaces on the boat, get on and off the boat and move on the race to land in Vernazza.
  • Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for people with wheelchairs or reduced mobility. In this case let us know your needs, we will design a version of the tour that involves another type of boat.
  • In case of rough seas or adverse weather conditions, the boat trip could be canceled. Learn more about our rain policy.
  • Recommended clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat / cap, sunscreen.