Cinque Terre - Boat rental

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Boat rental

Boat rental

You haven't seen the Cinque Terre until you have seen it from the sea as well! The villages look completely different if you are looking at them from the water. There are several ways to travel along the Cinque Terre coastline by boat. You can just hop on the regular tourist boats that go back and forth between the 5 villages, La Spezia and Portovenere. It's nice, but will be a crowded experience, especially during the high season. For a more relaxed experience, check out our sailing trip or the boat tours from Manarola.

But if you'd like to have a completely private adventure, you can do that as well. Enjoy a few hours or a full day out on the sea with your family and friends, or just the two of you. You could even propose to your girlfriend in a nice little boat, or celebrate your wedding or your anniversary this way. You can rent rubber boats, motorboats, Ligurian motorboats, yachts or sailboats, with or without skipper. There are smaller boats for rent for 2-10 people, and bigger ones for groups, not only in the Cinque Terre area, but around the Portofino peninsula as well.

Below you can see the boats that I recommended and booked most often in 2016. Regarding the prices, full day means maximum 7-8 hours, while half day means maximum 4 hours. In case of renting a motorboat without skipper, they do not require you to have a licence, but they do require some experience driving boats. It's important to know that in case you are renting a boat without skipper, you cannot stop in the small harbours of the villages and you cannot leave your boat there. Of course you can stop along the coast, in the little bays for relaxing and swimming. If you would like to get off the boat and walk around in the villages, please rent a boat with skipper.

If you are interested in renting a boat, please send me an e-mail or fill in the boat rental booking form. Tell me which boat you would like to rent, when, for how long and how many people, and I will check availability for you.

Boats without skipper - Cinque Terre area

Gozzo motorboat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 5.
  • Home port: Vernazza.
  • Boat properties: 9.9 hp., suntent.
  • Half day price: 140 EUR + fuel.
  • Full day price: 230 EUR + fuel.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat.

Motorboat with steering wheel

  • Maximum number of passengers: 6.
  • Home port: Cadimare (between La Spezia and Portovenere).
  • Boat properties: 40 hp., steering wheel, suntent (on request).
  • Half day price: 160 EUR + fuel.
  • Full day price: 200 EUR + fuel.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat. This boat is also available with skipper, price is on request.

Boats without skipper - Portofino area

Motorboat with steering wheel from Rapallo

  • Maximum number of passengers: 6.
  • Home port: Rapallo.
  • Boat properties: 40 hp., 5.5 m long, steering wheel, suntent (on request), shower.
  • Half day price: 220 EUR + fuel.
  • Full day price: 280 EUR + fuel.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat.

Boats with skipper - Cinque Terre area

Ligurian motorboat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 12.
  • Home port: Vernazza.
  • Boat properties: 9.9 m long, 300 hp., suntent, shower, kitchenette, toilet.
  • Price: 190 EUR/hour, minimum 3 hours.
  • Full day price: 1250 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel, drinks and some snacks on board.

Gozzo motorboat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 7.
  • Home port: Monterosso.
  • Boat properties: 7.5 m long, 370 hp., suntent, shower, toilet, cabin, fridge.
  • Private Cinque Terre daily tour, 11:00AM-4:00PM: 890 EUR.
  • Private sunset tour, 5:30PM-8:30PM: 590 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel and drinks on board.

Motorboat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 12.
  • Home port: Portovenere.
  • Boat properties: 9 m long, 220 hp.
  • Full day price: 1400 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper and fuel.

Motorboat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 7.
  • Home port: La Spezia.
  • Boat properties: 9 m long.
  • Full day price: 1200 EUR.
  • Half day price: 750 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel, drinks and snacks on board.

Motor yacht

  • Maximum number of passengers: 8.
  • Home port: La Spezia.
  • Boat properties: 12.5 m long, 2x330 hp., cabin, kitchen, toilet, tender.
  • Full day price - Cinque Terre tour: 2200 EUR.
  • Full day price - Portofino tour: 2900 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, English speaking tour guide, fuel and drinks on board.

Catamaran

  • Maximum number of passengers: 10.
  • Home port: La Spezia.
  • Boat properties: 10 m long.
  • Full day price: 750 EUR.
  • Half day price: 550 EUR.
  • Evening or sunset tour of 3 hours: 500 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel and soft drinks on board.

Sailboat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 9.
  • Home port: Portovenere.
  • Boat properties: 15 m long, 110 hp., Yanmar engine, 3 cabins, 2 toilets, 2 waste water tanks, satellite TV in every room, 7 Kw current generator and inverter + 2000 watt.
  • Full day price - Cinque Terre tour: 1500 EUR.
  • Half day itinerary in the Gulf of Poets and price on request.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, English speaking tour guide, fuel, snacks, fresh fruits and drinks on board.

Wooden fishing boat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 30.
  • Home port: La Spezia.
  • Boat properties: 15 m long, Iveco Aifo 200 cv, toilet, suntent.
  • Full day price - Cinque Terre tour, up to 15 passengers: 1400 EUR.
  • Full day price - Cinque Terre tour, up to 15-30 passengers: 2100 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel, snacks and drinks on board. Shorter itineraries are available on request.

Excursion boat for groups

  • Maximum number of passengers: 70.
  • Home port: La Spezia.
  • Full day price: 2600 EUR.
  • Half day price: 1800 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper and fuel. Personalized itineraries are available on request.

Boats with skipper - Portofino area

Rubber boat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 10.
  • Home port: Rapallo.
  • Boat properties: 8.4 m long, 300 hp., shower, suntent, fridge.
  • Full day price - Cinque Terre tour: 1200 EUR.
  • Full day price - Portofino area tour: 1100 EUR.
  • Half day price - Cinque Terre tour: 800 EUR.
  • Half day price - Portofino area tour: 700 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel, drinks and snacks on board.

Motorboat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 9.
  • Home port: Rapallo.
  • Boat properties: 11 m long, 2x270 hp., toilet, shower, suntent, fridge.
  • Full day price: 1400 EUR.
  • Half day price - Cinque Terre tour: 1100 EUR.
  • Half day price - Portofino area tour: 1000 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel, drinks and snacks on board.

Luxury rib-yacht

  • Maximum number of passengers: 14.
  • Home port: Santa Margherita Ligure.
  • Boat properties: 11 m long, 300 hp., toilet, shower, suntent, fridge.
  • Full day price - Cinque Terre tour: 1900 EUR.
  • Full day price - Portofino area tour: 1600 EUR.
  • Half day price: 1100 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel, drinks and snacks on board.

Luxury motoryacht

  • Maximum number of passengers: 10.
  • Home port: Rapallo.
  • Boat properties: 12 m long, 2x500 hp., toilet, shower, suntent, fridge.
  • Full day price: 2200 EUR.
  • Half day price - Cinque Terre tour: 1800 EUR.
  • Half day price - Portofino area tour: 1400 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel, drinks and snacks on board.

Fishing boat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 8.
  • Home port: Rapallo.
  • Boat properties: 10 m long, 2x250 hp., toilet, shower, kitchen, cabin.
  • Full day price: 1700 EUR.
  • Half day price: 1100 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, fisherman, fishing equipment, fuel, drinks and snacks on board.

Maxi boat

  • Maximum number of passengers: 30.
  • Home port: Rapallo.
  • Boat properties: 12 m long, 2x250 hp., toilet, suntent, fridge.
  • Full day price: 2500 EUR.
  • Half day price - Cinque Terre tour: 1900 EUR.
  • Half day price - Portofino area tour: 1300 EUR.
  • Price includes the rental of the boat, skipper, fuel, drinks and snacks on board.

Reviews

Absolutely a must. We have been going to Cinque Terre for years. We believe in active touring. There is no better way than renting your own boat and touring the cities. The company is accommodating, pleasant and helpful. We will do it again as soon as we return. Don't miss it!!
Jim (renting the gozzo motorboat from Vernazza, without skipper)
Absolutely amazing to work with you and your company. Communication great beforehand and up to departure. Had to make changes that you guys help with and there were no problems. The boat was beautiful and the captain was so friendly but also gave us our space. Best day we had in Cinque Terre. Thanks again for allowing us to enjoy the beauty of this area of Italy.
Lisa (renting the motorboat from Rapallo, with skipper)
We had a great trip, the weather was great and the water was just fantastic! Thank you for organising this for us we had a great day.
Shirley (renting the Ligurian motorboat from Vernazza, with skipper)
Your boat rental was an amazing way to explore La Spezia harbour and the Cinque Terra coast. The boat could have done with a little more horsepower but it was a great experience and we all loved the opportunity to explore at our own pace plus swim off the boat in the azure waters of the Mediterranean.
Steve (renting the motorboat with steering wheel from Cadimare, without skipper)
We had an excellent time on our trip, but our highlight was definitely the boat rental. It was by far the best way to enjoy Cinque Terre. The staff were efficient and helpful. Without much boating experience we were quickly on our way. I would absolutely rent the boat again next time I am in Cinque Terre!
Brittany (renting the gozzo motorboat from Vernazza, without skipper)
From start to finish it was a really great interaction with your company. I thought the price was fair. The boat was very clean and even though Silvano did not speak English (nor us Italian) we had a really great time. He was friendly and kind and pointed out a few things that we could understand. I would gladly book another boat trip again. I also appreciated your input about the time it took to get to the towns and what was realistic. Since we have never been here before that was really helpful.
Julie (renting the motorboat with steering wheel from Cadimare, with skipper)