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Portofino Kayak + Snorkeling Tour + Natural Wine Tasting

Product ID: 148658
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Above and below the sea along the unspoiled coastline of Portofino’s Park, is the is a super place for an outdoors experience. The tour takes you to explore Portofino’s glorious territory and tastings of local natural wine and traditional Ligurian food.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Portofino’s remarkable territory and hidden gems: the "Piazzetta” and the Lighthouse of Portofino, the XVIII century Church of San Giorgio
  • See some sea mammals, birds and wild animals if you're lucky
  • Experience the marine reserve kayaking and snorkeling with a professional local qualified guide and instructor
  • Share curiosities on territory and traditions with your local guide, while tasting Ligurian food and local organic wine
  • Snorkel in the natural aquarium of the bay of Paraggi, accompanied by an environmental guide
Full description
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. Your kayak and environmental guide will brief you on safety procedures and information about the park to prepare you for the paddle. Choose your single or double kayak and set off with your guide on the beautiful blue waters. All skill levels can be accommodated, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or experienced paddler. 

Glide into Portofino’s Protected Marine Area, one of the most beautiful coasts in the world, admiring its caverns and hidden creeks. The tour allows you to visit the most important ecological, wildlife and historical attractions, like Paraggi’s ecosystem, Portofino’s lighthouse and village, the 18th century Church of San Giorgio, and the bay of Vitrale. After the paddling to Portofino and beyond, it's time 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, forbidden to boat traffic and therefore completely safe for swimming, is famous for its Posidonia meadow and thanks also to the park's safeguard, is extremely rich in flora and fish fauna. Your guide will point out the most interesting spots of this natural aquarium.

After 2.5 hours of exploring the area kayaking and snorkeling, return to the original departure point and be dedicated an extra 30 minutes with your local guide to share more curiosities on territorial traditions. During this time, enjoying your view over Paraggi Bay, you will be served Ligurian food 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.
Includes
  • Professional local guide
  • Kayaking equipment (kayak, paddle & lifejacket, dry bag, rashguard)
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, and wet-suit)
  • Aperitivo (organic local wine and focaccia)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Via Duca degli Abruzzi 62, località Niasca, Portofino at least 15 min before the start of the tour. The beach of Niasca is located in the bay of Paraggi between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. By train: The train station of Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino is reachable from Milan (2h30min), from Genoa (45min), from Pisa (2h). You may then continue walking following a beautiful boardwalk on the sea or reach us by bus (n.82 departing from the train station) or taxi. Bus tickets can be bought in newspaper stands, tabacco stores (€ 1,50 approx.) or on board (more expensive). By car: Highway A12 (Genova – Rosignano), exit in Rapallo, continue towards Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino. Please note that access can be challenging during peak season and allow yourself enough time to reach the meeting point on time. Train+bus is the best available alternative, as cars and parking are limited. The train station of Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino is reachable from Milan (2 hours 30 m

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Important information
Know before you go
• The beach of Niasca is located in the bay of Paraggi between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino
• During the months between November and May, the snorkeling session is replaced by a longer kayak tour
• 10% discount for kids under 14 years of age
• Minimum numbers of 2 apply; maximum of 15 people per booking. The tour can be arranged for 1 person, but rates are then subject to variation
• Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, or in case there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (minimum number per tour), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
• During the months between November and May, the snorkeling session is replaced by a longer kayak tour
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Outdoor Portofino

Product ID: 148658