KAYAK TOURS are available from May 1st to October 31st. 15:30-17:00 (1.5 hours) *Kayaks only go out during calm seas.
For the eco-conscious outdoor adventurer… or those who want to be.
This curated, 1.5 hour kayaking tour is a great way to experience a different side of the Cinque Terre… and discover places only accessibly by sea. Kicking off from the charming port of Riomaggiore around 3:30pm, right away, you’ll experience the vast sea and indescribable beauty of the Marine Protected Area of the Cinque Terre.
We’ll first head north, where there’s the iconic via dell’Amore (currently closed for restoration). If the sea conditions permit,
we’ll enter into a small, secret cove that opens back out into the crystal clear Ligurian Sea. The water color here is ridiculously gorgeous.
After a few more strokes, we’ll arrive to Manarola, the second village of the Cinque Terre. Pull out your cameras, the views here are unreal.
After a brief explanation of the coastline, we’ll turn around and row back south, this time staying further out from the coast. When we’re back in front of Riomaggiore, have our guide take a photo of you. Then post it, and make your friends a tad jealous.
Geology fans (and non) will appreciate the next stop: a stalactite cave called, La Grotta di Pescecane.
You’ll explore stalactites in the shape of shark’s teeth, but here’s the highlight: you can dive into the water to reach a small beach inside the cave. You have to see it to believe it.
Leaving the cave and finding yourself back in the light of the Cinque Terre bay is truly living the vacationer’s dream. As we get back on our kayaks, keep working those arm muscles, as there’s another short stretch of rowing that’ll gets us to the natural pools of La Macrexia. Crystalline waters so beautiful, you won’t want to leave. After this swim stop, we’ll gently make our way back to Riomaggiore’s marina.
This is an easy course, so you don’t need to have kayaking experience and you don’t need to be super athletic either.
It will test your muscles, but in return, you get the rush of adventure and tons of fun — some of it under water!
All ages are welcome (Kids under 18 years old will need to be accompanied by an adult.) This itinerary is a guide only and is subject to change depending on the weather, sea conditions and the ability of the group.
Each kayak can sustain a maximum of 100kg. Although we have both doubles and single kayaks, the use of the single kayaks are recommended to be able to explore the caves. Life jackets, dry bags and snorkeling masks provided.
Guided Kayak Day Tours: € 60/pp
Guided Kayak Sunset Tours: € 70/pp
Available May 1st to October 31st 9:00 – 19:00 (latest return time) *Kayaks only go out during calm seas.
Sail away from the crowds. Get an arm workout plus some much needed mental peace and quiet.
Kayaks need to be picked up and returned to the marina in Riomaggiore.
We have double (2 persons) and single (1 person) kayaks , both the “sit on top” model.
€ 20 / 1 hour
€ 30 / 2 hours
€ 40 / 3 hours
€ 80 / Full day
Kayak & Paddleboard
€ 10 / 1 hour
€ 20 / 2 hours
€ 25 / 3 hours
€ 50 / Full day