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Hop aboard a guided kayaking & snorkeling tour along the gorgeous landscapes of Portofino's Marine Protected Area. And explore Portofino’s hidden gems!
Meet your guide in Niasca, a sandy beach nestled in the vegetation of the Mediterranean sea, next to Paraggi Bay, famous for its crystal clear blue water. Get settled, leave your belongings safely in the outdoor sports center and start the tour with your kayak and Tour Guide. A briefing on safety procedures and information about the Park will prepare you for the paddle. Choose a single or double kayak and set off with your guide on the beautiful blue waters. Glide into Portofino’s Protected Marine Area, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, admiring its caverns and hidden creeks. The tour allows you to visit the most important natural and cultural highlights of the area, such as Paraggi’s ecosystem, Portofino’s lighthouse and village, the eighteen-century Church of San Giorgio and the bay of Vitrale. All skill levels can be accommodated, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or experienced paddler.
After the paddling to Portofino and beyond, the time is ripe for snorkeling. You will return to the sports center, wear the supplied snorkeling equipment – all sizes available - and dive inside the bay of Paraggi. This bay is closed to boat traffic and is therefore completely safe for swimming. It is famous for its Posidonia meadow, which is home to a rich mix of flora and fauna. Your guide will point the most interesting spots of this "natural aquarium".
After the snorkeling tour, you’ll return to the original departure point and will spend an extra half an hour with your local guide to share more curiosities on territorial traditions. During this time, enjoying your view over Paraggi Bay, you will be served a Ligurian food tasting and local organic wine, especially selected by ‘Triple A’ brand - Agricoltori, Artigiani, Artisti (Agriculture, Artisan, Artist) - internationally known for supplying wines that respect genuine organic production methods.
Between November and May the snorkeling session is replaced with a longer kayaking tour.
This Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Please note that a minimum number of 2 participants is required for the Tour to run at the published price. The tour can be arranged for 1 participant, but other rates may apply. Your booking will be confirmed within 48 hours, subject to availability. If the Tour does not run due to minimum participant threshold, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund, at your convenience.
Each group has a maximum of 15 participants.
Please also note that this activity is subject to sea and weather conditions. If the Tour does not run due to bad conditions, you will be offered an alternative date or a refund, at your convenience. This activity is not recommended to people with back pain or injuries.
The price includes:
Please make sure that you bring: bathing suit, sea shoes (sneakers or neoprene boots), hat, sun screen, sun glasses, beach towel and water.
Lunch and water can be provided with a €10 surcharge upon request.
Meeting point & time: Via Duca degli Abruzzi 62, località Niasca, Portofino (Genoa) at 10am (the tour starts at 10.30am). The beach of Niasca is located in the bay of Paraggi between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino.
Private tours are offered with an additional surcharge of €90.