Cinque Terre - Kayak

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Full day kayak tour for experienced kayakers

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You will love this tour if you would like to see the Cinque Terre villages from a unique point of view and you enjoy spending your day on the sea.

After meeting your guide in Monterosso, you will start the tour paddling in the Cinque Terre's Protected Marine area along this amazing coastline. You will pass by Vernazza, then you'll reach the beach of Guvano, where you will stop for a rest, swimming and snorkeling. The tour continues to Corniglia. Picnic lunch will be planned in one of the bays or villages along the way. The most adventurous can keep paddling all the way to Manarola or Riomaggiore. From there you'll start going back to Monterosso, or if you prefer, you can enjoy a relaxing boat tour on the way back. (Extra charge of 220 EUR/group.)

  • Every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Meeting point: Monterosso, 10:30AM.
  • Duration: 6 hours.
  • Price: 169 EUR/person.
  • Minimum 2, maximum 6 participants.
  • In English or Italian.

Price includes: English speaking guide, kayak, paddle, lycra, life jacket, dry bag, diving mask and picnic lunch.

You should bring: bathing suit or lycra shorts, sneakers or neoprene boots, lycra thermo shirt or sweatshirt, water, sunglasses, hat, camera.

To book this tour a good physical shape or a paddling certificate is required. Being able to swim is a must!


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Half day morning kayak tour

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Morning kayak tour in the Cinque Terre National Park: a unique perspective for an exclusive experience. Starting from Monterosso you will paddle with your guide towards Vernazza, then you will reach the secluded beach of Guvano where you will stop for a rest. During the summer you can enjoy snorkeling here.

  • Available every day.
  • Meeting point: Monterosso, 10:00AM.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Price: 85 EUR/person.
  • Minimum 3, maximum 15 participants.
  • In English or Italian.

Price includes: English speaking guide, kayak, paddle, lycra, life jacket, dry bag and diving mask.

You should bring: bathing suit or lycra shorts, sneakers or neoprene boots, lycra thermo shirt or sweatshirt, water, sunglasses, hat, camera.

Being able to swim is a must!


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Half day sunset kayak tour with aperitif

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On board of your kayak, enjoy the impressive scenery of sunset when the sea is less crowded and everything is quieter.

Admiring the beautiful sight of the sun turning red, we paddle towards Vernazza discovering its cliffs full of caves, swim in its crystalline water and restore strength at a waterfall spring. Experience a real aperitivo in a quiet cove accessible only by sea, with local organic wine and focaccia from Liguria. This tour will satisfy all your senses.

  • Available every day from April 1 to September 30.
  • Meeting point: Monterosso, 4:30PM.
  • Duration: 2.5 hours.
  • Price: 85 EUR/person.
  • Minimum 3, maximum 15 participants.
  • In English or Italian.

Price includes: English speaking guide, kayak, paddle, lycra, life jacket, dry bag, diving mask and aperitif (wine and focaccia).

You should bring: bathing suit or lycra shorts, sneakers or neoprene boots, lycra thermo shirt or sweatshirt, water, sunglasses, hat, camera.

Being able to swim is a must!

Reviews

Sunset kayak tour
My own review: We joined the sunset kayak tour with aperitif in August 2019. I tried sea kayaking a couple of times before, but I am pretty much a beginner. The sea was not quiet, there were some waves, but luckily the tour was not cancelled. As I am prone to sea sickness, I took my medication, and this way I had no problem because of the waves. After a good explanation by our guide, we started slowly paddling towards Vernazza. It was very pleasant and fun, and the afternoon lights were wonderful. In a few minutes we got used to the waves and really enjoyed kayaking on them. I was brave enough to even get my camera out of the dry bag and start taking photos. It was great to paddle between the big rocks at Monterosso. We had a large group of fun people from different countries, a family with children as well, kayaking seemed easy for everyone. After a while we stopped in a tiny bay, protected from the waves by huge rocks. You can reach this cove only by sea and there was nobody else around. A great way to avoid the crowds. Our guide opened a bottle of local wine and also offerred a big plate of delicious focaccia. The water was really warm, so we were sitting in the water with wine in one hand and focaccia in the other. What an amazing experience! We stayed there quite long just relaxing, chatting and enjoying the place. With new energies we started paddling back, it was very relaxing and easy. After the tour we went for another swim on the beach of Monterosso, and enjoyed the gorgeous late afternoon lights. This is a truly wonderful kayak tour. My clients have been sending me great reviews about it for years, so I was so happy to finally try the tour myself. It's easy, so you can do it even if you have no or little experience kayaking, and also with children (6+) who can swim. If you are experienced, if you'd like to paddle for longer hours and have a good exercise, then I recommend the full day kayak tour instead.
Hi Tamara, I cannot stop talking about how amazing our Cinque Terre trip was and how lucky we were to have found you! Our kayaking tour was excellent-Angelo was a terrific tour guide and took us to places that we would never have seen. He showed us sea caves, taught us about the local species of sea anemones (sea tomatoes!) and jellyfish, took us snorkeling and rock jumping. It was a truly wonderful experience and a beautiful way to see the towns. Our accommodations were perfect, we had a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with a giant wrap around balcony and expansive ocean views. Everyone was so kind and it was so clean. We cooked, did laundry and enjoyed the views from every room. I highly recommend your services to everyone I share our trip with-you made it so easy and I can only hope we can come back again to visit such a gorgeous place!
Amy
We loved this tour, it was the perfect way to see the beautiful Cinque Terre coast. Our guide Luca met us in Monterosso and kitted us out with everything we needed, we were given a short safety briefing and then we were on our way! We were all beginners but didn't struggle at all to get used to our double kayaks. We kayaked past Monterosso with Luca telling us about the landscape and history of the area before stopping off to rest on some cliffs (complete with a waterfall) to share some local focaccia and wine, then (sadly) it was time to head for home. We highly recommend this tour! Thanks again for your help Tamara! Best wishes,
Lynsey
Hi Tamara! We really enjoyed the Kayak Sunset and wine tour yesterday, Giuseppe and Max were very informative and very good hosts, we would definitely recommend the tour to anyone. Giuseppe told us that the photos he took would probably be emailed to us today but we have not received any. Do you email them or is there another way of getting them? Many thanks,
Colin and Tracy