Get away from the crowds on a private boat cruise and discover charming Porto Venere from the sea
- Lovely town of Porto Venere
- Islands of the archipelago
- Stop for swimming in secluded coves
- Private boat with skipper
- Departures from port of La Spezia
- Lunch at restaurant by the sea
- Tour can be customized as you wish
This private boat tour from La Spezia will make you discover the lovely town of Porto Venere with stops for swimming and enjoying the great food of the region.
If you are arriving on a cruise this is a perfect way to enjoy some relaxing time away from the crowds.
Your private skipper will meet you at the port of La Spezia where you will board your private boat (details will be emailed, contact us for other pick-up locations). You will cruise along the romantic Gulf of Poets, which derives its name from the many artists who chose this area as their home. Among the various poets and writers who loved this place, we remember D.H. Lawrence, George Sand, Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.
At the extreme southwestern tip of the gulf, the lovely town of Portovenere dominates its own tiny inlet. The ancient Romans recognized the site's strategic possibilities and fortified the area 20 centuries ago. The colourful port has barely changed in the last centuries. We will stop to visit the village and you will have about two hours to go around exploring on your own. The Gothic church of St. Peter and the Doria Castle are not only interesting to visit but offer amazing views on the sea and surrounding coastline. If you wish it is also possible to have a private guide who will show you around (you can select this additional feature from the options menu, inside the reservation box, in the upper right side of this page).
We will then get onboard our private boat again and navigate around the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto where we will stop for swimming and sunbathe in some of the nicest spots. At the end of your private cruise, the skipper will take you back to the port of La Spezia.
During the day there will be time to have lunch in a typical restaurant to enjoy the delicious local food. If you wish we can book for you one of the nice restaurants in the area. Or you may choose to have a light lunch served onboard by your skipper (you can select this additional feature from the options menu).
This will be a private tour: you will not be part of a group, it will just be you and your party. The boat and the private skipper will be entirely dedicated to you. If you wish we will be happy to customize the itinerary based on your wishes.
The price that you see when selecting the number of people is for a 25-30 ft private yacht that can carry a maximum of 6 people (for bigger parties please contact us). All boats are equipped with toilet, shower and stereo system. Onboard you will find towels and drinks.
The meeting point is at the port of La Spezia (details will be emailed). If you wish to have a different meeting point and/or a private car transfer from the hotel to the port please contact us.
The tour is subject to weather and sea conditions. A full refund will be given if the tour needs to be cancelled when the weather conditions cannot guarantee absolute safety.
Private boat. Private skipper. All boat-related transportation cost. Towels and beverages onboard.
At the port of La Spezia (details will be emailed). Contact us for other pick-up points
Swimsuit, sunscreen, sun glasses
Light Lunch Onboard