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Learn how to paddle-board and discover the coast of Portofino from an unusual and exclusive perspective! Together with an instructor, learn the basic techniques of the stand up paddle board in the bay of Paraggi, extremely safe as it is forbidden to nautical traffic. And after the course, put the teachings into practice! Explore the wonders of the promontory and protected marine area of Portofino from an unusual perspective. Thanks to the perfectly perpendicular position on the sea, you can enjoy a breathtaking view, above and below the water.
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 local guide. A briefing on safety procedures and information about the Park will prepare yourself for the tour. No experience required. Gliding into Niasca's bay, the extraordinary panorama of the gulf of Paraggi will immediately seduce you. The bay, forbidden to boat traffic is ideal to take confidence with the paddle board and start the first part of your tour: a 45 minutes paddle boarding lesson!
Getting confident with the board, you will then be ready to start the tour which will take you exploring Portofino's unique territory and hidden gems, sea and land, leaving space for possible sightseeing of sea mammals, birds and wild animals. Always guided by a local qualified guide and instructor, you'll visit one of the most fascinating small harbors in the world by a unique perspective and in a totally sustainable way.
Portofino's Protected Marine Area is characterized by one of the most beautiful and unspoiled coasts in the world. The tour allows you to visit the most important ecological, wildlife and historical attractions of the territory: Paraggi's ecosystem, Portofino's lighthouse and harbor, Olivetta beach dominated by centuries-old maritime pines and the eighteen-century Church of San Giorgio.With your paddle board you will establish a real contact with nature and the environment. The activity lasts one hour and a half (45 minutes lesson + 45 minutes tour) always guided by your local guide, happy to share with you tips and knowledge on paddle boarding and local history and culture.
This Tour has a duration of approximately 1.5 hours.
Please note that this Tour is not suitable for beginners. Paddle boarding experience is required. The Tour is suitable for intermediate paddlers.
Please note that a minimum number of 2 participants is required for the Tour to run at the published price. . 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. Please also note that this activity is subject to sea & 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.
Each group has a maximum of 15 participants.
The price includes:
Please make sure that you bring: water, bathing suit, hat, sun screen, sun glasses and a beach towel.
Meeting point & time: Via Duca degli Abruzzi 62, località Niasca, Portofino (Genoa) at 3.00 pm. (the tour starts at 3.30 pm). 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 €60.
You must be able to swim to participate in the tour.