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Cinque Terre Tour

Day Tours

Our Day Tours are the perfect way to experince the Cinque Terre, allowing you to explore the beautiful coastline and picturesque villages of the area from the comfort of a private boat and under the guidance of our expert crew.

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    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.

    Cruise to the Cinque Terre

    Departing from La Spezia, we will sail across the Gulf of the Poets towards Portovenere. Here we will cruise past this stunnning and historic village, commonly known as the “sixth village of the Cinque Terre” and famous for it’s unique architecture, Byon’s Grotto and the iconic St. Peter’s Chiruch perched on the rocky point that protects the entrance to the gulf. 

    From here, we will head up the coast enroute to the Cinque Terre. Along the way you will see the dramatic landscape and historical relics between Portovenere and Riomaggiore that are only visible by sea.

    Once we enter the Cinque Terre National Park,  we will explore the five villages by sea. Depending on the tour you decide on, there will also be an opportunity to get off the boat and explore one or more of these charming villages. 

    Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to stop and swim and snorkel in some of the pristine, protected coves along the coast, and have ample time to photograph not only the most famous sights along the way, but also all the hidden gems we are eager to share with you.

    After having some time to relax on the boat with good music, we will then return to La Spezia.

    * water, beer and wine will be at your disposal during the tour.

    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!

    Services

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

    Passion

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

    The Blue Boat

    Tiara Coronet 29 – Maximum 7 people: The most exclusive boat in our fleet offers you spacious comfort, privacy and the possibility to have lunch on board.  Depending the tour you choose, you will have the opportunity to visit up to 3 villages.

    The Blue Boat

    Tiara Coronet 29 – Maximum 7 people: The most exclusive boat in our fleet offers you spacious comfort, privacy and the possibility to have lunch on board.  Depending the tour you choose, you will have the opportunity to visit up to 3 villages.

    Tours with

    The Blue Boat

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    Day Tour – 5 hours

    Lunch without any village stops

    Day Tour – 6 hours

    Lunch and a stop in Vernazza, the most characteristic village of the Cinque Terre

    Day Tour – 7 hours

    Lunch and 2 stops in Vernazza and Portovenere.

    All Day Tour

    This complete tour expands on the itenerary of our Day Tours, by adding the opportunty to enjoy the magic of a Cinque Terre sunset at the end of the day. With this tour, you will have the opportunity to stop in three villages (Vernazza, Monterosso and Portovenere), and have plenty of time to swim, snorkel, and relax on the boat. Our All Day Tour includes an aperitivo in the evening, served in front of the beautiful backdrop of Portovenere, by far the most stunning place to enjoy the enchanting light of sunset.

    THE BLACK BOAT

    Baylainer Xr7 Elements – Maximum 10 people:  This boat is very versatile, comfortable and suitable for both families with children and groups of friends with its large open spaces that make interaction between between passengers easy.  Depending on the tour you choose, you will have the opportunity to visit up to 4 villages with a tasting on board of local wines and typical products.

    THE BLACK BOAT

    Baylainer Xr7 Elements – Maximum 10 people:  This boat is very versatile, comfortable and suitable for both families with children and groups of friends with its large open spaces that make interaction between between passengers easy.  Depending on the tour you choose, you will have the opportunity to visit up to 4 villages with a tasting on board of local wines and typical products.

    Tours with

    The Black Boat

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    Day Tour – 5 hours

    Tasting of local wine and typical products of the Cinque Terre, and a stop in Vernazza, the most characteristic village of the Cinque Terre.

    Day Tour – 6 hours

    Tasting of local wine and typical products of the Cinque Terre, and 2 stops in Vernazza and Portovenere.

    Day Tour – 7 hours

    Tasting of local wine and typical products of the Cinque Terre, and 3 stops in Vernazza, Monterosso and Portovenere.

    All Day Tour

    This complete tour expands on the itenerary of our Day Tours, by adding the opportunty to enjoy the magic of a Cinque Terre sunset at the end of the day. With this tour, you will have the opportunity to stop in four villages (Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso and Portovenere), and have plenty of time to swim, snorkel, and relax on the boat. Our All Day Tour includes an aperitivo in the evening, served in front of the beautiful backdrop of Portovenere, by far the most stunning place to enjoy the enchanting light of sunset. 

    THE GREY BOAT

    Capelli Tempest Work 750 – Max 10 people: The most agile boat in our fleet that will take you to discover hidden caves and other parts of the coastline that our other boats can’t reach.  Depending on the tour you choose, you will have the opportunity to visit up to 5 villages.

    THE GREY BOAT

    Capelli Tempest Work 750 – Max 10 people: The most agile boat in our fleet that will take you to discover hidden caves and other parts of the coastline that our other boats can’t reach.  Depending on the tour you choose, you will have the opportunity to visit up to 5 villages.

    Tours with

    The Grey Boat

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    Day Tour – 5 hours

    2 stops in Vernazza and Monterosso.

    Day Tour – 6 hours

    3 stops in Vernazza, Monterosso and Portovenere.

    Day Tour – 7 hours

    4 stops in Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso and Portovenere.

    All Day Tour

    This complete tour expands on the itenerary of our Day Tours, by adding the opportunty to enjoy the magic of a Cinque Terre sunset at the end of the day. With this tour, you will have the opportunity to stop in five villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso and Portovenere), and have plenty of time to swim, snorkel, and relax on the boat. Our All Day Tour includes an aperitivo in the evening, served in front of the beautiful backdrop of Portovenere, by far the most stunning place to enjoy the enchanting light of sunset. 

    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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    WE OFFER YOU THE BEST

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

    AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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

    NO SURPRISES!

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

    In need of some Vitamin Sea?

    Snorkeling in some of the most beautiful waters in Italy.

    Snorkeling is possible but only if you are 100% self-sufficient.
    The waters of the Cinque Terre are considered among the richest in marine flora and fauna in Italy, and we will have the pleasure of accompanying you to admire these crystalline waters, far from the crowds and reachable only by sea.

    In need of some Vitamin Sea?

    Snorkeling in some of the most beautiful waters in Italy.

    Snorkeling is possible but only if you are 100% self-sufficient.
    The waters of the Cinque Terre are considered among the richest in marine flora and fauna in Italy, and we will have the pleasure of accompanying you to admire these crystalline waters, far from the crowds and reachable only by sea.

    Reviews

    All reviews are certified on TripAdvisor where we have achieved excellence in the service offered to each customer.

    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
    Macy
    Macy
    2020-07-06
    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
    2020-07-05
    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!
    EmilyWalk86
    EmilyWalk86
    2020-06-22
    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
    2020-01-03
    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
    2019-11-14
    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
    2019-10-18
    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.
    Jfled
    Jfled
    2019-10-07
    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!
    micphx
    micphx
    2019-09-24
    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!!!
    kristinp6191
    kristinp6191
    2019-09-09

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      F.A.Q.

      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.