Angelo Bertora

Founding partner / Instructor & Projects

Who am I

I can say that the Marine Protected Area and the Park of Portofino are as if they were my home! I was born and raised in Camogli, graduated naval engineer at the C. Colombo Nautical Institute in Camogli. I love all the activities concerning oar and paddle: I have been canoeing since 1985, I became a FICK kayak instructor in 1991 and I have a lot of experience in nautical trekking both in the Ligurian Sea and in “travel”.

I participated as a rower in the Chiavari-Coti Chiavari (Ajaccio) crossing, and with the rowing group “U Dragun” represented Liguria at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In OP they call me “the wise man” (I omit “old”!) thanks to my deep knowledge of the Portofino park, its history and the curiosities of the Ligurian territory. The latest achievement: I discovered that I like studying!

“L’Area Marina Protetta e il Parco di Portofino è come se fossero casa mia!”

A chat with Angelo

Year of birth


Joined OP


How did you join OP?

I joined the OP Team when we were dreaming of planning the kayak crossing to Corsica. The friendship with Sara, Alessandra and Luca was born and from there the project of founding Outdoor Portofino as a company.

What do you do in OP?

Currently I am involved in scientific projects, environmental disclosure and environmental education with children.


In 1991 I obtained the license of FICK kayak instructor and CONI instructor for sports start-up centers.
3rd star British Canoeing

Your greatest passions?

Sea, people, solidarity

Your favourite place in Liguria?

Portofino’s Park and its marine reserve

Three favourite dishes in your kitchen?

Trofie with pesto, fish soup, cappon magro

Three values that best represent you?

Thought, friendship, family

Join us!

Join the Outdoor Portofino Community and share the pleasure of living the best of nature with others!

You can choose to become a member of our sports society and use discounted services and special offers!