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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 8 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.

    Heather D
    Heather D
    2023-07-19
    Best way to see the Cinque Terre!! We came from a cruise ship and booked this excursion on our own. Many of our fellow cruisers were stuck taking the crowded trains or ferries. We had a relaxing day on the water with Sebastiano and this was the best decision. Sebastiano was a great captain and guide. He brought us to see all 5 towns of the Cinque Terre while stopping in Vernazza for lunch, which he arranged for us. We also stopped in Portoverne which isn’t part of the Cinque Terre but had a lot of charm and is far less crowded. I would highly suggest working with blue boat tours. Megan was easy to communicate with and always answered our questions quickly. Do yourself a favor when visiting Italy and book with Blue Boat!!
    Sunburned Gringo
    Sunburned Gringo
    2023-06-28
    Cinque Terra the best way! Amazing day that was better than anyone expected. Our captain and crew were Simone and Sarah, complete professionals and unbelievably accommodating. We walked from the cruise terminal to the nearby pier where Sarah met us and led us to a beautiful Tiara motor yacht which was very well appointed and everything very clean. Boat was well appointed, excellent seating areas, cold drinks, and amazing food. This boat had a good private head too so no worries for anyone. We covered more distance than I expected and we were taken past amazing scenery and were able to go swimming at two different spots. The town we were able to tour was accessed by a small tender run by a genuine local guy, he waited for us and brought us back very securely and safely. The small town of Vernazza was amazing, we walked around and saw beautiful shops and scenery and found great things to bring home. Local seafood was tasty and then it was back on the boat for more swimming and then the crew put out an amazing spread of local food while at anchor. After that it was a nice boat ride back to the pier, overall it was about six hours. We all had such a great time! My 16 year old daughter even said that it was possibly the best day trip ever. We have toured, traveled, and cruised all over the world and this is the best so far. Highly recommend! 11/10👍
    Erin M
    Erin M
    2023-06-27
    Fabulous Time! We had a fantastic time with Simone and Ilaria on the Blue Boat Cinque Terre sunset cruise - stunningly beautiful! We made memories to last a lifetime!
    Josef G
    Josef G
    2023-06-07
    Traumtour mit dem Boat Eine rundum gelungene Bootstour zur Cinque Terre. Wir waren insgesamt 5 Personen und hatten die Tour von Deutschland vorab per Email reserviert. Ausgezeichneter Kontakt. Reservierung ohne Anzahlung oder sonstigem vorgenommen. Dann unverhofft ein Upgrade auf das Blue Boat erhalten. 2 Stopps in den Dörfern. Sehr angenehme Besatzung. Getränke und Snacks wurden gereicht. Absolute Weiterempfehlung. Schöner kann man die Dörfer nicht betrachten.
    Kathy M
    Kathy M
    2022-10-25
    Excellent excursion We had a beautiful day on this private excursion. The boat was extremely comfortable and meticulously cleaned. The crew were knowledgeable and friendly. Cinque Terre is absolutely stunning and it was a dream of mine to see it by sea. This was my favorite excursion while in Italy. Thank you to the crew!
    Nathalie M
    Nathalie M
    2022-10-17
    Excellent moyen d’explorer les cinque terre! Bateau très confortable, pilote charmant, à l’écoute, pédagogue. Magnifiques vues depuis l’eau et la terre! Nous avons fait trois stops dont deux sur deux villages différents des cinque terre et un stop à Porto Vénère. Entre 45 minutes et une heure de temps à chaque halte pour visiter. Nous sommes partis de La Spezia à 10h30 pour un retour a 16h30, ce qui correspond à 1/2 journée. 6 heures de bonheur!
    sarah c
    sarah c
    2022-10-11
    Adventure for those in a wheelchair! This boat tour was so AMAZING and it was the perfect adventure for my mother in law in a wheelchair. Although she can walk a little, Europe is a hard place to have a wheelchair. She got to see things without the crowds blocking her view and with those she was travelling with. They provided a wonderful fruit platter and for lunch a charcuterie board with so many flavours known for in Italy. We even had anchovies and mussel, along with bruschetta using the tomatoes and olive oil. A favourite was the cheese that is only made here, it was delightful. Plus we got to snorkel and swim at our own spot by the shore and swim to a cave while our mother in law enjoyed lounging in the boat. It was a fantastic way to explore and see things without the crowds. Plus stopping at 2 of the towns was a highlight. They were so kind to help my mother in law off the boat. Fantastic experience, 12 out of 10!!
    Alice D
    Alice D
    2022-09-21
    Cinque Terre on board Esperienza consigliatissima con il nostro skipper Simone! Accompagnati da un aperitivo speciale e dalla atmosfera magica del tramonto, l’esperto e simpatico skipper Simone ci ha fatto conoscere le bellezze delle Cinque Terre. Alice e Giacomo
    Chiara P
    Chiara P
    2022-09-06
    Giornata in barca da rifare!! Consiglio caldamente il servizio offerto da Blue Boat. Il team è molto preparato e disponibile. Durante la richiesta di informazioni e prenotazioni siamo stati supportati in modo impeccabile. Dato che, per quando avevamo richiesto inizialmente la gita in barca, le previsioni del tempo e del mare non erano belle, ci è stato proposto un giorno alternativo. Durante l'escursione siamo rimasti molto soddisfatti di ogni aspetto, dalle spiegazioni fornite sui borghi delle cinque terre al cibo per il pranzo con prodotti freschi e tipici liguri!! Sicuramente da rifare
    Chiara
    Chiara
    2022-08-23
    Addio al nubilato Giornata super divertente e spensierata tra le cinque terre. Un grande grazie a Sebastiano: simpatico, disponibile, super accogliente e attento☀️esperienza stra consigliata!

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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.