Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip From La Spezia

Overview

Soak up a stunning panorama of Ligurias Cinque Terre coastline on this full-day sailing adventure from La Spezia. Glide across the Gulf of Poets and along the terraced hillsides, colorful villages and rugged parklands of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritagelisted portion of the Italian Riviera. Learn how to sail from your skipper, stop to swim and enjoy a light lunch of Ligurian specialties with wine on board. Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group sailing tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Details about this tour

Make your way to La Spezia port in the late morning. Meet your expert skipper and step aboard a sailboat for your 7-hour Cinque Terre sailing adventure.
Drift away from the port along the Gulf of La Spezia, also called the Gulf of Poets for all the famous poets who came to northern Italys Liguria region, such as Lord Byron. Pass the villages of Portovenere and Lerici and the islands of Palmaria and Tino.
Then veer west along the famous coastline of Cinque Terre, the Five Lands' a rugged portion of the Italian Riviera comprised of five postcardworthy villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
Admire the craggy coast and terraced hillsides dotted with colorful villages, all part of Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Cinque Terre towns are mostly inaccessible by car, but youll get a breathtaking panorama of all the highlights from the best vantage point: the water.
In front of Vernazza or a similar scenic spot, pause to enjoy a light lunch spread of local specialties, such as focaccia bread with anchovies and olives, paired with Italian wine (See Itinerary for sample menu ).
Continue sailing along the Cinque Terre coast, stopping again to take a dip andswim in a protected marine area.
Sit back and relax on your way back to La Spezia, or take the reins and learn how to sail with the help of your skipper. Your day trip concludes when you arrive back at La Spezia port in the early evening.

Inclusions

  • Professional skipper
  • Lunch
  • Wine
  • Water

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
• Focaccia bread with pesto sauce
• Salted and unsalted anchovies
• Selection of cured meat
• Ligurian black olives
• Seasonal fresh fruit

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum number of 4 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated, provided the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them with boarding and disembarking

Sunglasses, hat and sun protection are recommended

In case the Cinque Terre are not reachable because of rough sea, the tour is however guaranteed cruising in the Gulf of La Spezia (Portovenere and Lerici). This condition does not implicate the right of reduction of price or cancellation.

If you suffer of seasickness, we suggest you to buy appropriate pills in a pharmacy.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Joanna H
    05-Aug-2019

    We spent the day with couples from all over the world sailing and enjoying the beautiful coast of
    Cince Terre. We are older and can't climb the stairs in the towns so it was a great way to see the
    area. Lovely lunch, and the staff was very nice.

  • Craig K
    10-Jul-2019

    Highly recommended. This was a highlight of a great week in Italy. Good directions / service, prompt and professional staff, GREAT skipper Gerry! Only 10 guests on a 42' boat felt spacious. Gerry sailed us to a different, very private cove for swimming and lunch because my wife and I were staying in the area he had planned to go and wanted us to see a different gorgeous spot. We swam in the crystal clear water while Gerry made us a delicious lunch. He never left our hands empty for long and was super knowledgeable, informative and chill. We hit the water by 10:15 and were out until 5pm. This was a great trip and a great value. If we're ever back in the 5 Terre, we would book this again, for sure.

  • Gregory W S
    03-Jul-2019

    Unfortunately there was not much wind that day so not much opportunity for sailing, just when leaving and returning to La Spezia harbour. The rest of the trip up the coast and back was motoring. Never mind, our skipper gave us a close up view of the Cinque Terre villages from the sea, and some interesting stories to keep us amused. Plenty of prosecco and beer for those who wanted it and a tasty antipasti picnic at anchor at Monterosso. A great way to get a perspective of the coastal tracks which we subsequently walked.

  • Suzanne D
    13-May-2019

    Our skipper was Andrea. He was wonderful. We were lucky and it was a nice day outside for a motor sail. He was very informative and a pleasure to talk to. Lunch was very good and so much better than I anticipated. I highly recommend this adventure. The only negative was the company's miscommunication about departure.

  • kimberlyolswing
    28-Aug-2018

    Sailing through Cinque Terre will forever be one of the best experiences of my life. The skipper was so fantastic and the group was small - only ten people so you’re able to fit comfortably on the boat and it’s a nice size so you get to mingle with everyone. The views were spectacular and the food and wine were great. We stopped several times during the trip to swim in the sea and it was just perfect. I can’t recommend this enough - if the same trip was offered the next day, I would’ve done it two days in a row! This was such a fun experience. 10/10 would highly recommend!

  • Felicia V
    24-Aug-2018

    Taking a medium sized sail boat trip is an intimate experience because it can only accommodate a few people. WIth a sail boat, the captain has the option of allowing the boat to just drift, with the help of the sails or if it's a windless day, he can use the motor. So you enjoy a relaxed rather than a rushed journey most times.
    Fortunately when we set off from La Spezia with Captain Lorenzo nicknamed Gerre, it was a gloriously sunny day with calm waters. The wind helped us glide along the deep blue Ligurian sea and Gerre used the motor whenever he wanted to manoeuvre us close to the 5 Cinque Terre towns for better views. All along he gave us the history of the Villages and all the places we passed en route to them.
    In a medium sized sailboat it's easy to strike up conversations with fellow passengers and the Captain because you spend so much time together sharing the same beautiful experience. Sun bathing is possible on the boat itself, as well as swimming in the sea once the boat completes it's journey past the 4 Cinque Terre towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia and Vernazza and is finally anchored off the last town of Monterosso al Mare. At this point lunch is served by the Captain mainly an assortment of finger foods. Drinks are available throughout the cruise. There is even a restroom on board.
    On the way back, the boat takes the same route, but because the journey is more relaxed, the Captain allows those who are keen, to take the wheel and gives them sailing lessons. My husband was over the moon as he took the wheel from Captain Gerre and took on the high seas for quite a long time! The lessons he learnt served us well when we did an independent boat trip in The Netherlands, later in the month!.
    This Tour is to be taken to appreciate the sheer beauty of the Cinque Terre from the sea. You get to understand what the Poets and early settlers saw that drew them to these places. The perspectives and views of the Cinque Terre from the water are unparalleled.
    This Tour is not recommended for those with sea sickness.
    Arbaspaa srl is a good company that offers well designed Tours and they have very experienced Captains in charge of all their boats. We were fortunate to have the young, enthusiastic and knowledgable Gerre Lorenzo, who gave us an unforgettable day with great views, camaraderie, sailing lessons, ocean swimming and kept us regaled throughout the journey with his sense of humour and wonderful stories of Liguria and beyond.
    If you want to have a memorable experience in the Ligurian Sea with the jaw dropping backdrop of the Cinque Terre, take this Tour and if you're truly lucky, you'll be taken around by Captain Lorenzo!
    Felicia Variava Albert, Managing Director, Blaze Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India

  • Italy2017
    14-Aug-2018

    We started in La Spezia and were able to get the best position at the back of the boat - starboard - best place for great photos - perfect weather. We went as far as we could and then did the return trip gradually - the best tour ever.

  • italianluna
    19-Dec-2017

    We would do this tour over and over again. It was amazing our captain was fabulous. And seeing these picturesque villages from the Seaview is incredible. Highly recommend.

  • Timothy C
    08-Oct-2017

    The sailing trip was fantastic. Franco was a wonderful Captain who was very knowledgable about the area, and clearly enjoyed his job. the views were breathtaking, and the opportunity to swim in the med was incredible. This trip was the highlight for the 4 people traveling in my group. Highly recommend!

  • Mary P
    28-Sep-2017

    This was a very enjoyable day, including meeting the other guests on the boat. Franco was very friendly and an excellent skipper and the boat was a good size to suit the 11 clients on board. Franco is very competent, aware of the safety of the guests, and cool and efficient with the handling of the boat. When there was sufficient wind we put up the sails and had two periods of sailing in the day. Snacks and lunch were provided with beer and wine focaccia with olives, tomatoes or onions or plain, some anchovies, salami and sun dried tomatoes. It could have been more interesting , with vegetables and cheeses would have improved it. Commencing at 10 am perhaps the last hour to Lerici was getting to most people's limit. It could happily have finished at 4 pm on the day.

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