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Kayak experience with Carnassa Tour in Cinque Terre + Snorkeling

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the Cinque Terre from a kayak, and stop to snorkel near Punta Mesco, too. Offering a way to avoid the busy footpaths where most Cinque Terre visitors go, this kayak experience showcases the sights from the water instead. Paddle with a guide to learn about Monterosso al Mare, and don't worry about being left behind in the water - the tour takes place with a maximum of just 10 people so assistance is always nearby.
  • Book a Monterosso al Mare kayak tour online to secure a convenient date
  • Hear your guide clearly in a small kayak group of just 10 people
  • Keep your belongings safe from the sea with use of a watertight bag
  • Freshen up after with showers and changing rooms on the beach

What's Included

  • Two-seater kayak
  • Life buoy
  • Paddle
  • Watertight bag
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Lycra shirt if explicitly requested
  • Cabin, shower and locker for personal items

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Carnassa Cinque Terre Kayak Tour
      Via Fegina, 9bis, 19016 Monterosso al mare SP, Italy

      We start from the Stella Marina establishment in Monterosso al Mare, in Via Fegina 9. Use Google by typing "Carnassa Kayak Tour". Leaving the train station, turn RIGHT and walk a few minutes with the sea on your left. Orange and green umbrellas, blue flags will mark the spot.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Best part of our trip
    Sarah_H, Dec 2022
    Chiara was a wonderful guide, very attentive & kind. This was the highlight of out trip!! Definitely a must-do in Cinque Terre
    Great way to experience Monterosso!
    Alison_M, Aug 2022
    The kayaking portion was great -- we went the whole length of Monterosso al Mare and learned interesting things from our guide, and also explored some coves and caves. It was a neat way to experience the town from the water. The snorkeling portion was also excellent -- it was in a sheltered cove from the open sea, and we were able to look around for 20 or so minutes and see plenty of fish!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great Experience
    Gina_A, Aug 2022
    Great experience. The guides were very knowledgeable and patient with our large group. It was fantastic to get out on the water in kayaks and snorkel in the bay all by ourselves. Excellent way to spend a few hours of our vaction.
    Awesome Tour!
    Christy_S, Aug 2022
    Great tour. Our guide was excellent! Can't wait to return to Cinque Terre for more adventures! Highly recommend!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Tour guides were awesome
    Loretta_P, Aug 2022
    Kids had a great time !! They talked about it all day ! Would do it again any time !! Thanks again !!!
    Just do it!!
    Mae_A, Aug 2022
    It was amazing, we have never done anything that it, just do it!! Our guides were great, knowledgeable and just all around fun to be around.
    Claire_B, Aug 2022
    What a special tour, spectacular scenery, fabulous staff and the whole experience seemed much longer than 2 hours. We had a great time!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    No refund
    James_R, Jul 2022
    Tour operators told us the water was choppy and potentially unsafe. Advised us to reschedule or cancel. We were not able to cancel on viator. We were not informed till after the time passed, that we were not able to be refunded. Viator refused to refund.
    Experience was fine
    Justelle_C, Jul 2022
    It was a good way to see Monterosso from the sea and I enjoyed kayaking. Guides were reasonable but not fantastic. They also promise to provide water and snorkelling gear but I didn’t receive any water and the snorkelling gear did not appear to be sanitised between uses. I would recommend it but tour should not say it includes additional extras if they aren’t actually included.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Hi , all the additional extras are included. I can not bring on my kayak 16 lt of water for all the clients, so you should ask it to the guides before the departure and we will give to you. The snorkeling gear are always in the black tape of all the kayak, as we explained once we went to the portetto bay tour .
    Must do in Monterosso!
    Arminas_S, Jul 2022
    Great trip, engaging tour guide. Maybe could have used some more facts, especially from Monterosso's past, in particular the world war 2.
    A great experience for the whole family
    Karen_M, Jul 2022
    Our family of 5 ( kids 16, 14 and 11) really enjoyed this tour. It was a beautiful sunny day out on the ocean and lovely to paddle along, taking in the sights if the beautiful coastline. Our wonderful guide Chiara shared with us some great insights about the history and landmarks of Monterosso and its coastline, as well as taking us to see some great caves and a lovely cove where we snorkelled in the calm warm ocean and saw lots of fish. It was great for all skill levels and Chiara kindly took care of those of use who were a little slower paced, chatting happily as we kayaked taking the chance to share more of her wealth of knowledge about this stunning part of Italy.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    STAY AWAY! Worst experience in the Cinque Terre!
    Ziv_R, Jul 2022
    To begin, let’s get something straight … this is NOT a tour. It’s a kayak rental that is accompanied by pointless “guides”. We arrived right on time, as instructed. Chiara and her totally *useless* helper didn’t even bother to introduce themselves. Within 3 minutes of arriving, we were already in a kayak without a clue of the plan. We were given some gear (life vest + waterproof bag but no water as promised), thrown into a kayak and told to paddle into the ocean. And so we did. The seat of my Kayak was not properly installed so I had to fix it myself in the middle of the water. Good thing I’ve kayaked before so I knew what I had to do. If I was new to this I’d have been lost and miserable. Throughout the session, Chiara and her helper did little to no talking. Other than a line or two at the start they stayed silent, paddling away as if they wanted to get away from the group. They both seemed incredibly unbothered and bored. While Chiara tried her best to give out the occasional smile, her helper was literally irritated the entire time. I have never seen someone with a more sour face than her in my life. She made the entire group feel uneasy, which I think is just incredibly selfish of her. Given she did absolutely nothing throughout, I’m really not sure why she was there in the first place. When one of the participants fell into the water she got so mad and started swearing in Italian… instead of going to help. I think she may have missed the memo that she’s there to guide and help. Ultimately kayaking in the sea is a pleasant experience and I recommend people do it…. Just not with Chiara and her helper. You’ll just be uncomfortable, feel rushed and learn nothing. Do yourself a favour and find another guide. Chiara and her friend are to be avoided! Both useless!!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great experience for the whole family
    Martin_M, Jul 2022
    Great experience for the whole family. Our guides were really informative and friendly. We will definitely be back!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Awesome adventure
    Cristy_L, Jul 2022
    The view from the Kayak is beautiful. The snorkeling adventure is awesome. We saw many cool looking fish and an octopus.
    Beautiful kayak on the...
    Danielle_H, Jul 2022
    Beautiful kayak on the water to a private snorkeling spot. Guide was excellent. Saw lots and learned lots. Ocean temp was perfect
    Daniel_H, Jul 2022
    Snorkelling was beautiful lots of cute fishies. Wonderful opportunity to appreciate the whole cost line from the water after spending so many days hiking it!
    A surreal experience!
    Josephine_R, Jul 2022
    This experience is a MUST if you are in Cinque Terre or even going there for a day trip. Everything went smoothly and it was very easy to locate the tour guide. It is also very close to the train station which made it very convenient!
    Great time kayaking
    MaryAnn_D, Jul 2022
    It was a fun-filled kayak tour. Get ready to use your arms! Then a little time to snorkel and swim in a quiet cove. We al enjoyed it.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Brilliant way to see Monterosso from the water
    Arvind_H, Jul 2022
    Tour guides were excellent and got a different perspective of Monterosso. Loved the cave, swimming in the bay and watching jellyfish float by. Would highly recommend.
    Trip did not fully match expectations and description.
    Jeff_R, Jun 2022
    Beautiful landscape for the tour. Stopped in a nice cove to snorkel. Water was a little rough but very manageable. Guides were not as engaging from what I have experienced in the past with this type of trip. Feel the description was not fully accurate with the showers and lockers. Did not receive water or a shirt as was listed in the description.
    1 traveler found this review helpful


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