La Spezia, Italy

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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the waters of the Italian Riviera on this 5-hour kayaking trip along the Cinque Terre coastline. Departing from Monterosso, paddle alongside an expert guide, passing hidden coves, rugged cliffs and the bright, pastel hues of the five villages. Pause to stretch out on the beach or cool off with a swim before continuing on your journey. For an evening adventure, choose the sunset option with a stop in a cove for wine and snacks. Numbers are limited to twelve, with all skill levels welcome.
  • 5-hour kayaking trip along the spectacular Cinque Terre coast from Monterosso
  • Absorb stunning views of the UNESCO-listed coastline from the water
  • Paddle by rugged cliffs, secret bays and beautiful Cinque Terre villages
  • Take a rest on a beautiful beach, with time to swim or sunbathe
  • Watch for dolphins and seabirds, including cormorants and gannets
  • 2.5-hour sunset option with a stop in a cove for wine and snacks
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people, ensuring personalized attention from the guide
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people with one guide, or twelve people with two guides, ensuring personalized attention.
Meet your guide in Monterosso to begin your kayaking adventure. Pack your own lunch snacks for the ride and get comfortable on your kayak with a brief safety overview before heading out.

Slip on your life jacket, settle into your single or double kayak and set off with your guide on the beautiful blue waters. All skill levels can be accommodated, regardless of whether you’re a first-timer or paddling pro.

Glide into the Cinque Terre Protected Marine Area, admiring views of the surrounding cliffs. As you paddle at a relaxed pace, keep your eyes out for seabirds and dolphins.

Pass the terraced hills of Vernazza, the village celebrated for its wine production, before pulling into Guvano beach. Spread out with your snacks and take in some sun or recharge with a dip.

After some down time, hop back in your kayak and head toward the colorful town of Corniglia. Enjoy more time ashore or, if you wish, continue kayaking south toward Manarola and Riomaggiore.

After five hours of seaside exploration, your tour will conclude at your original departure point.

Sunset Option (2.5 hours):
Depart from Monterosso at 4,30pm aboard your kayak. Take in the sunset and enjoy the sea at an hour when the crowds are gone and everything is quieter. Paddle toward Vernazza to discover its cliffs and caves, stop at a waterfall spring, and take a dip in the water.

Then pull into a quiet cove accessible only by sea for an Italian aperitivo. Enjoy local organic wine and focaccia from Liguria before heading back to your original departure point.

Reviews

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A
, Sep 2018

One of the most spectacular days of our vacation. Our guides were amazing, informative, and engaging. Cinque Terre is absolutely beautiful. We highly recommend!!!

J
, Aug 2018

A highlight of our trip to Cinque Terre and the only excursion we booked while staying in Monterosso. We took the 2.5 hour sunset kayak trip with our two older teenaged boys. They also enjoyed the trip. Our guides, Max and Daniel, were fanatastic - they were engaging and funny and shared interesting facts about the area. We stopped twice to snorkel and swim as well as to enjoy some local wine and focaccia on the second stop. At the 2nd stop, my husband also spotted a small octopus near our kayak which was fun to see.

A couple of comments about the confirmation of the trip to note - the confirmation we received once we booked said we would receive an email on the day of the trip confirming the exact departure time as sometimes they vary the time from 4:30. We did not receive any email so called the office to confirm what time we would be departing. Also, the departure point was listed as Bagni Fegina, which was correct - just make sure that you arrive with enough time to locate the guides as we did not see any sign that indicated the tour nor was there a sign for the beach itself not that we saw anyway.

M
, Aug 2018

SUPERB TOUR. Our guide Giuseppe is fantastic. He knew so much about the area, took us to gorgeous spots. It was a wonderful sunset kayak trip. I highly recommend.

D
, Jul 2018

My husband and I took this kayak trip as part of our honeymoon through Italy. We loved it!
The guide was amazing, we had a small group of 8, and he kept up with everyone. There was a mix of novice and advanced in our group, but everyone was happy and able to go at their pace. We stopped at this great swimming hole and had the best focaccia and wine! What an experience. I would recommend it in a heartbeat.

v
, Jul 2018

Guiseppe was a very experienced and informative guide. This kayak trip requires moderate physical activity and ability to navigate the rocks,which was find for this mom of twenty somethings. You can kayak on a single or double, easy to manage plastic kayak.
Our guide providrf an wonderful personal experience with lots of info about the natural cliffs, sea , history and amazing views of the the Cinque Terre towns of Monterosso and Vernazza were the prize.
During our 40 minute break from kayaking, we experienced local organic wine , paired with a delicious snack of fresh foccacia bread with pesto! yum!. I was able to swim some during our 40 minute break, the sea was perfect temperature and was able to view some fish! bring you mask and surf shoes for max comfort.
Highly recommend this sea kayak experience!

R
, Nov 2017

We loved this experience such an awesome way to see Cinque Terre. The guide was full of interesting information and clearly very passionate about the beauty and wildlife of Cinque Terre.

p
, Nov 2017

Horrible experience! Unsafe conditions.

d
, Oct 2017

Another great tour experience! Small group of 8 and our guide was Giuseppe. We were very fortunate to have good weather and be able to take the kayaks out, always a risk with this time of year as we got rained out of a boat tour earlier in the week in Capri. Guiseppe was an excellent guide, again as well as an excellent teacher. I hadn't been on a Kayak in years and it difficult to get this wrong. We did the sunset tour and we were out on the water for about 3 hours with a break mid way for a snack of focaccia and wine! Giuseppe was very watchful and kept the group together, as well as took many pictures of us while out on the water. he took us into little caves and through some small grottos that made it very interesting and exciting! we saw a small waterfall, and our snack break took place in a small rocky cove surrounded by beautiful limestone. If you like to keep it active on your trips this is a good way to switch it up from all the hiking and walking you'll be doing!

D
, Sep 2017

Highly recommend. It's a quick tour so you don't have to be bogged down like longer tours and the views are incredible.

C
, Sep 2017

Walter was a great host, he took pictures for us and we had a nice snack with wine. Definitely a fun thing to do In town.


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