1. Italy
  2. Liguria
  3. Portofino
  4. Christ of the Abyss

Portofino: Snorkeling Boat Tour

Product ID: 349131
Snorkel amongst the unspoiled and hidden reefs of Portofino marine park with a local naturalist guide. Ride a powerful and comfortable speedboat and pass by an ancient monastery, local flora and fauna, and the famous statue of Christ of the Abyss.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the exceptional concentration of biodiversity and species richness
  • See the famous statue of the Christ of the Abyss (depending on sea conditions)
  • Explore the most unreachable coves along the Portofino coast
  • Meet a team of ocean lovers, scuba diving instructors, and snorkeling guides
  • Take a swim in the splendid bay of San Fruttuoso
Full description
Start the tour at 2:30 PM at the dive base where you will board the speedboat. Meet the staff and check the equipment before the boat leaves the harbor of Santa Margherita Ligure at around 3 PM. Set off into the Portofino National Marine Park to begin your guided snorkeling tour.

If the sea conditions are calm, stop first in the enchanting San Fruttuoso bay to admire the famous statue of Christ of the Abyss. After a brief look at the ancient monastery from the sea, then head towards one of the many submerged reefs, reachable only by authorized boat tour operators.

Jump into the water and begin your guided snorkeling tour. Observe a wide variety of flora and fauna typical of the Mediterranean Sea. Sometimes the weather makes it impossible to get to the Christ of the Abyss and other outer snorkeling sites. When this happens, the boat will head to other prime Portofino snorkeling destinations away from rough seas.
  • Equipment rental (mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit)
  • Boat trip
  • Naturalist guide
  • Marine park fee
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

At the dive center, Via Jacopo Ruffini, 47, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure GE, Italy

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
• This tour runs rain or shine
• Not recommended for non-swimmers and people with limited mobility
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Product ID: 349131