• Location: La Spezia, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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.

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What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Kayaking Trip from Monterosso

Paddle by the pretty villages of the Cinque Terre on a kayak trip

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.

Customer Reviews

Rebecca S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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!

Daniel R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Crystal L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

June, 2017 - This is a MUST DO!! Walter was the guide. There were only 8 of us on our sunset kayak. Walter was very patient and made sure everyone had what they needed in their dry sacks. Informed beginners on how to paddle. We were close to the shoreline and went in and out of some coves. On our return is when we sat out on the rocks enjoying focaccia bread, some wine and getting to know each other. Walter was always making sure everyone was following him closely behind but far enough to check out the scenery. He was informative as to what we were looking at. We all had a lot of laughs.- Americans and Italians together.
Much thanks is also given to Rosa not sure of correct spelling of name who always took my calls and directed me to the Beach at Monterosso, as I had a difficult time finding Walter. She gave perfect directions to this American traveling solo and coming from Austria. She was very gracious and informed Walter that i was running late. And, of course, Walter waited. This kayak was a lot of fun! Mary from Massachusetts, USA

Ana F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I loved it! The tour guide was very helpful! I never kayaked before and i made it : so do not worry if you have no experience!

Marie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was amazing!!!! I highly recommend taking this tour. Federico was a great tour guide. He made us feel safe and comfortable. The kayaking is easy and relaxing. Just a perfect way to see Cinque Terre.

James Scott W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great guides that will give even inexperienced paddles confidence. Views of Monterrossa and Vernazza from the sea are amazing.

Jill H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was one of the highlights of the trip! The guides were amazing and it was wonderful being out on the water. I highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great experience!

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