The Gulf of the Poets (named after Lord Byron and Shelley who lived here and took inspiration from its beauty) is dominated by 3 islands: Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. Of the three, only Palmaria is accessible, while Tino and Tinetto are small inaccessible islands, rich in vegetation and animals. The beauty of the 3 islands, especially at sunset, is breathtaking! With a 1,5 hours tour, starting from the port of La spezia (Banchina Revel), our local skippers will guide you through the hidden gems of the 3 islands. During the tour, we will offer you an excellent bottle of local wine and some appetizers so you can toast to such Beauty.
Details about this tour
I'm Filippo, a 37 y.o. former professional skipper with two passions: the sea and my gulf, the Gulf of Poets.
It wasn't hard to put my passions together to create HOPHOPBOAT, that now has become the most innovative, welcoming and amusing way to explore the Gulf.
Hospitality to us means enrichment, genuine italianness, diversity and fun. In one word, freedom.
With this 1,5 hours tour, you and your beloved ones will experience the breathtaking beauty of our coastline, enjoying the Gulf of Poets' most picturesque villages, its crystal clear water and secret spots inaccessible from land.
The hidden gems you will see during the tour, from the unique perspective of the sea:
Torre Scola, an ancient military fort builtat the center ofthe Gulf in the 16th century by the Republic of Genoa anddamaged during the Napoleonic wars
The "Azzurra" grotto in Palmaria Island
The old-lighthouse of the Tino Island (one of the few remaining in Europe of its kind)
"Madonna Stella Maris" statue emerging from the depth of the sea outside the "Tinetto" Island,
The dismissed cableway used until the II World Wars to load the marble from the local quarry on board the ships.
The many unique military installations from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
Portovenere and the unique ancient beauty of the "Byron" grotto, capable of inspiring Lord Byron and Shelley, will complete the journey before returning to the port of La Spezia.
Living in such an enchanted place brings happiness and responsibility. We share both with our guests: we act, we protect, we inspire! HOP(e) for the Sea!
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Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers