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See Cinque Terre from another perspective: from a boat at sea. Spend a full day sailing along the Italian riviera, viewing the five seaside towns and learning about the history of the area from your skipper. Drink in the views of the colorful villages that hug the coastline. Learn some sailing tips from the crew. Stop to swim in the shimmering sea. And then indulge in a lunch of Ligurian specialties, washing it down with some locally produced wine. Participants are limited to just 10 people on this small-group tour, ensuring plenty of personalized attention.


  • Full-day sailing trip along Cinque Terre from La Spezia
  • Pass beautiful villages in the Gulf of Spezia, nicknamed the Gulf of Poets
  • Glide along Liguria's colorful Cinque Terre coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy a light lunch with wine on board
  • Swim and snorkel in a marine protected area
  • Learn how to sail from your expert skipper, if you wish
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip from La Spezia

Enjoy a day sailing around the Cinque Terre coast

Start this fun day trip at sea by making your way to the port in La Spezia and meet the expert skipper who will be maneuvering your boat through the seas in Liguria for the next seven hours. Hop on the boat and sail away into the Gulf of La Spezia, also known as the Gulf of Poets because of the legendary scribes who have put their stamp on their area. From a distance, see the islands of Palmaria and Tino. 
After a while, head west along the coastline of Cinque Terre to see the famous five villages that hug the rocky shore: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. As the boat cuts through the shimmering sea, marvel at the colorful picturesque villages, some of which can't be accessed by automobile, which means the view from the boat is the best way to see them. 
Once you reach Varnazza, sit down on the boat to indulge in a typical Ligurian lunch that may included focaccia, anchovies, cured meats and other delights (see sample menu below). 
Continue sailing along the shoreline and even take the reins for a while as the skipper offers some valuable sailing tips. The trip finishes when you disembark back in La Spezia in the early evening.


Customer Reviews

Dana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had an excellent time on the day sail. Sadly for us there was no wind, so we had to motor the whole time but the weather, the views, and the boat all made up for it! Well worth it and a great way to see the area from the sea side! Lunch was great, facilities were easy to find, and jumping into the sea in a unique place was amazing.

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Although we had someone become seasick on the boat and it is hard to give someone ill their space when they are not well, it was a great trip. Nicely paced trip with good provision of information e.g. historical and modern insights and EXCELLENT lunch. Not so much a snorkeling adventure when we went a bit too cool and the current too strong, but it was really nice and we truly enjoyed Andreas.

Grant K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our favorite day of the trip! You're able to see all the towns from sea, take a few swims, and just enjoy sailing.

Marshall P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Captain Giorgio was awesome and took us all around the beautiful shoreline of Cinque Terre

raul p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our day trip was spectacular because we had a friendly and knowledgable captain. Marino was the perfect host to our adventurous group and we had the best day of our entire trip in Italy sailing with him!

Catherine E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. We got to relax and see some beautiful coastline! It was absolutely breathtaking and the view from the boat is so different than when on land.

Allan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A very nice trip with a pleasant captain who made a fantastic lunch. It is however weather dependent and if the wind is too high the waves will make Cinque Terre unreachable. Despite that the trip was very delightful.

Aina F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a wonderful way to see Cinque Terre. Why would you hike in the hot Italian summer, when you can relax on the deck of a beautiful yacht instead?? We sailed along the coast and saw all six towns - and the view from the water is amazing! - then came back, had lunch on board, and stopped in Vernazza. We went for a swim, then went to shore. We only had about 45mins in the town, but that was enough to get a gelato and do a quick wander through. All in all, a beautiful day. If you want sailing experience though, this is not for you - our skipper did all of the things, while we enjoyed the view! Definitely recommended.

Jacob K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent experience! Given the previous reviews I made sure to ask about swimming and took my own snorkel gear. I have a feeling we wouldn and #39;t have stopped without someone asking. We swam about 150m from shore, AMAZING WATER! And AMAZING LUNCH!!

Susan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a fantastic time on the Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip. We met some great people that joined us on the boat. Lucca the skipper was interesting and accommodating. We had the run of the boat. Seeing the Cinque Terre from the water was an experience to remember. We had a lovely lunch with wine/champagne. A few sprinkles on our return trip didn't dampen our day. Would highly recommend.

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