Cinque Terre Tour

360° Land and Sea Experience

Our Land and Sea Tour gives you a complete look at what makes this unforgettable area so special, from the crystalline waters along the rocky shoreline, to the historic wine-making traditions that shape the dramatic hillsides, and everything in between. Whether you are just passing through and want to maximize your day, or if you have more time to explore and want an overview to help you organize your time in the area, this experience is the perfect way to do so.

Discover Tour


    Our dynamic backgrounds and love for this unique area of Italy allow us to best satisfy your every request, helping you to create the ideal tour for your time in the Cinque Terre.

    The Blue Boat team includes two locals, Simone and Sergio, who both have more than twenty years of experience navigating our coasts with a passion for the sea, and Megan, a Californian who fell in love with our territory and has been working in the Cinque Terre tourism sector for more than a decade.

    Cinque Terre Land and Sea

    Your tour will be hosted an American woman who has lived in the area for more that 10 years and is eager to show you all the ins and outs she has picked up along the way. Departing from La Spezia aboard our private boat guarantees you a safe and comfortable experience while avoiding the lines and crowds of the public ferries.

    As we leave La Spezia, we will begin by heading towards the beautiful village of Portovenere, commonly known as the “sixth village of the Cinque Terre” and named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there we will head up the coast towards the Cinque Terre, sailing near the coastline, exploring hidden coves and historical relics that can only be seen by sea aboard a private boat.

    From Monterosso to Riomaggiore

    We will pass in front of the villages as we make our way to the northernmost village of Monterosso. This tour includes villages stops in Monterosso, Vernazza and Riomaggiore, giving you time to explore and discover what makes these villages so charming. While in Riomaggiore, you will have the option* to meet a local winemaker and tour his breathtaking vineyard. This experience gives you the opportunity to learn about the tradition of the ancient stone walls that characterize the Cinque Terre and allows you to truly appreciate the history of the land. After touring the terrain, we will return to the village for the opportunity to taste a selection of wines carefully chosen by the winemaker himself with the stone walls of his ancient cantina. 

    After the wine tasting, we will get back on the boat, and cruise back down along the coast for our return to La Spezia.

    This is a semi-private tour where you may be paired with other like-minded travelers, however our goal is to make your experience as customizable as possible in that you are free to choose to participate in whichever of the elements you prefer.

    * This is an optional element of the tour and it does has an additional fee that is to be paid directly to the winemaker. If you choose not to participate, you will be able to explore the village at your leisure.

    Enjoy the Sea

    No overcrowded beaches, no lines. We will help you discover the true angles of paradise, in absolute relaxation!

    Number of Guests

    Reserve your tour with your friends or family, as our boats can accommodate up to 7 to 10 people on board!


    You can enjoy the coast of the Cinque Terre, with all the comforts our boats can offer!


    We love everything around us and we know how to convey this love for our territory to our guests!

    Why Choose
    Blue Boat Tours

    Our various itineraries allow all of our guests to enjoy the beauty of the Cinque Terre and the Gulf of the Poets at any time of the day. Contact us for more information or to create your personalized experience!

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    Plenty of shade from the sun, many places to sit, snorkeling equipment, and all day drink service.


    Our itineraries have a variety of departure times, from the morning to the late afternoon! Choose the one that best suits you!


    All details are agreed upon at the time of booking, from the departure time to the itinerary to the final cost.


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    The most wonderful experience!!! We were happy to be able to visit Italy after all the disaster with Covid and to see Cinqueterre form the sea was a long time idea. We saw the villages from the land but the sights from the sea are even more beautiful. It was easy to book over the phone, English or Italian was no problem. The experience and the service we received on the boat are unforgettable. We were on the trip with two teenage daughters who had a blast, swimming and snorkelling around. Leisure was combined with the sight of the colourful cities. The delicious food and the wine served was rounding up our great time. We had one of the best trips ever!!! Hope to see you all again! Josef and Anna
    Book this tour! This was such a great tour. Amazing host, views, and food. I thought our 10/11 year olds would get bored after a few hours but at the end they both talked about how amazing it was and one even said “it was the best day of my life”. I would definitely recommend this tour!
    KK H
    KK H
    Our favorite day in Italy! The whole experience was so wonderful! A big thank you to Megan for setting up the tour and being so kind and responsive and another big thanks to Simone for taking us on a boat trip of a lifetime. It was the highlight of our trip to Italy and something our family will never forget. We hope to come back and do it again! Thank you!
    Amazing day! Fabulous day on the boat with Simone. One of the best days of our trip. The boat was great, food was fantastic scenery second to none and Simone was perfect! Loved this day so much and such a great way to see the Cinque Terre. Thanks Simone.
    Veronica F
    Veronica F
    Fantastic day on the water No need for a long review here. We had a wonderful time with Simone. He is super knowledgeable about the area you could how much he loves it! The views were stunning, weather was great and we're still reminiscing about Simone's pesto! This is a must.
    Boris V
    Boris V
    Highlight of Italy trip We were fortunate to book this trip for our group of 6 adults. Megan was very prompt and professional in our communication throughout the weeks prior to our trip, and even contacted me 2 days before our scheduled trip. Simone was the best captain we could hope for. The boat is very comfortable, with fruit and wine when we got on board, as well as on our trip back to La Spezia. We had special requests that were accommodated with no problem. Highly recommend this company.
    Martie E
    Martie E
    The Highlight of Our Entire Italy Trip If you would like to tour the Cinque Terre in a unique way, we highly recommend the Blue Boat. Make sure to ask for Simone and his boat. Simone picked us up in Portovenere just steps from our apartment rental and he was an excellent tour guide. Not to mention the homemade meal he and his wife prepared for us. There was plenty of beer and wine and some limoncello to finish the day. Great lunch on the boat in the Bay of Poets and a brief shore excursion in Vernazza. It was the two of us and Simone. Megan at Blue Boat was very helpful and it turned out to be the perfect day. We cannot say enough good things about Simone and Blue Boat. Well worth the price.
    BEST DAY in the Cinque Terre! Loved this experience! Our family of five adults all agreed that this was our best day in the Cinque Terre. We did the six hour tour with a stop in Vernazza. Simone was a charming host. He was personable, fun and quite informative! The food and wine was excellent! The pesto was the best we had in Italy and homemade by Simone himself. We booked the trip several months in advance via email communication and had quick responses. Don't miss this wonderful experience!
    Highly Recommend We chose the Blue Boat because we didn’t want a large group. My family and I (5 of us) had such an amazing time with Simone. He was very personable, fun and informative! We did the 5 hour day trip with lunch and it was amazing! The food was homemade and excellent! (The pesto was to die for) We saw so many cool little villages/towns, swam and laid on the boat while soaking up the sun! Definitely recommend!!!

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      How do I book a tour?

      Contact us directly and we can provide all the information regarding availability and pricing. Just let us know how many people are in your group and the dates you are interested in, and we’ll take care of the rest!

      What happens in the case of bad weather or rough seas?

      We will contact you a few days before your tour to touch base. In the case of bad weather or rough seas, we will see if it’s possible to reschedule the tour. If not, we will cancel the tour with no penalty with as much warning as possible.

      How far in advance do I need to book my tour?

      All of our reservations are booked on a first come, first served method so in order to ensure availability, we suggest you book as soon as you are certain of your travel plans.

      What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?

      We don’t require any type of prepayment, so there are no cancellation fees. We simply ask that you let us know as far in advance as possible in the case that you need to cancel.

      Where do we meet the boat?

      Upon confirmation, we will send detailed directions based on whether you are arriving by car, train or by foot. All our tours originate from La Spezia, however in certain cases we can make other arrangements. Contact us directly for more information.

      Is there parking near where we meet the boat?

      There are two large parking lots near the meeting point where our tours depart. Depending on where you are arriving from, we will send you directions to the most convenient option.