The Cinque Terre is famed for its beauty, so why not appreciate it close up, from the sea? A nimble kayak lets you see its cliffs, villages and bays from a whole new angle, and watch for dolphins, sea birds and other wildlife along the way.
The absolute best way to enjoy Monterosso! Our guide Frederico was fantastic and we are so glad we took this tour. Our group was the minimum size in order to go 3 guide, so it was very intimate and we got to do a few bonus things that weren't on the description! We stopped a couple of times for snorkeling along the coast and even went into a couple of caves. Frederico definitely made the trip much more memorable with those value added moments.
We felt save the entire time as well. The water was calm and easy to navigate. Frederico stayed close and we would stop periodically to learn the history of the region and take a breather. Once we arrived in Vernazza, you are set free for about an hour to get lunch and explore the very small town. Afterwards, we got in our kayaks and went back, a total distance of approx. 8km. We were definitely a bit tired, but it was nothing brutal.
We even got to sit down afterwards for drinks with Frederico and it really put a solid conclusion to the day. Frederico, if you're reading this: we know you missed your train and we hope things went well with you know who.
One very small gripe about this tour though that I feel should be mentioned. When we first booked it weeks in advance, we received a booking confirmation with a note saying that they hadn't reached the minimum number of participants yet, but would contact us to confirm later. Well, it was less than 24 hours before our tour, I remembered that little note and so I called them to confirm that we were still on. Thankfully, someone else had signed up to the tour, and they informed us that we were still good to go. It would have been nice if this was communicated earlier so that we could have booked something else instead if it didn't work out. Other than that, their customer service was excellent and we were very happy with the overall experience!
My favorite activity in Cinque Terre! The tour goes from Monterosso to Vernazza with a stop at a beautiful waterfall in between. Our guide brought snorkeling gear, which wasn't mentioned in the summary but we was such a great surprise. The stop in Vernazza was plenty of time to see the town, lay out on one of the two beaches and grab lunch. I highly recommend climbing to the top of the castle to get amazing pictures. First time kayakers shouldn't have a problem, the water was very calm and safe. I would recommend this trip to everyone headed to Cinque Terre!
Fantastic way to see Monterosso and Vernazza, learn some history and science in the process, and explore rocky coves and a swimming spot off the beaten path. Our guide Frederico was well informed and personable. Highly recommend.
Weather was an issue, but that did not tarnish ours and our guides enthusiasm for the trek. We had 5 ft swells affter several days of rainy weather, but safety was not an issue and the guides were very attentive and always right there. Would reccomend this tour to anyone.
This was a fabulous trip. Our guide Luca was the best! He was informative, knowledgeable and tailored the trip to meet the group needs. Highly recommend it. If I go there again, I'd book this trip in a heartbeat. Great way to see the Cinque Terre, and very flexible and accommodating. Great day, highlight of our trip to Cinque Terre!
Although the directions were a bit confusing to locate guide, we had a personal tour of the islands. The views were amazing and the adventure was peaceful being out on the water.
This was a god tour for beginners. The instructor was very friendly and made the experience very stress free. If you want to get away from the crowds this is an experience highly recommended. My sons first time in a kayak and managed perfectly.
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