Portofino Kayak & Snorkeling Tour




Above and below the sea along the unspoiled coastline of the Park of Portofino.

Paddle admiring the hidden caves and inlets and dive into the waters of the marine park of Portofino: a tour that allows you to visit the most suggestive spots of the area from the sea and spot a wide variety of species.

Back in Paraggi it’s time to snorkel, it will feel like swimming in a natural aquarium!

Then, take a moment to relax on the seaside with a typical Ligurian aperitif and “Triple A” natural wine.

  • Guide
  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Life vest
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Aperitivo
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Water bottle
  • Sea shoes
  • Hat
  • Sun screen
  • Sun glasses

The bay of Niasca – from where the tours starts – is located inside the bay of Paraggi. The sandy beach is inlayed in the green Mediterranean scrub which, only in this area which is sheltered from sea storms, it arrives to touch the water. The entire bay of Paraggi, famous for the green intense color of its waters, is delimited by buoys inside which navigation is forbidden, guaranteeing safety to swimmers and yachtsman.


The picturesque village of Portofino is a small jewel immersed in the natural context of the regional park to which it gives its name. Located on the eastern cape of the headland, Portofino is a place of great tourist interest. Its tall and colorful houses disposed in semicircle and overlooking the main square and the marina are surrounded by hills covered with olive trees. The entire perimeter of the park is characterized by wild cliffs, small inlets, caves and solitary beaches, mostly accessible only from the sea.

  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Length: 2h30
  • Language: Ita – Eng
  • Departure Time: 10:30
  • Location: Portofino
  • Participants: max 8
  • It is mandatory to know how to swim

Visit the most important ecological, wildlife and historical attractions of the area from a unique and exclusive perspective: Paraggi’s ecosystem, Portofino’s lighthouse and village, the eighteen-century Church of San Giorgio.

Famous of its Posidonia meadow and also to the Park's safeguard, the bay of Paraggi is is extremely rich in flora and fish fauna

Wildlife sightseeing of various species

Enjoy an aperitivo of focaccia tasting and local organic wine, especially selected by ‘Triple A’ brand

Local and english speaking kayak guide (certified BC & Fick)

Single and double kayaks available

Various sizes life vests

Free cancellation up to 24h before

Meeting Point
How to reach us

The meeting point is at our sports center in Niasca, in the Bay of Paraggi. Once in Santa Margherita L. continue towards Portofino until the bay of Paraggi. Passed the inlet of the bay, after 200m on the left you will find a sandy beach where Outdoor Portofino is located. This area has very limited parking areas, especially during summertime. In Paraggi there is a paid parking lot, but we suggest to reach our office by alternative means (bus, boat, bicycle) or walking from Portofino (about 10 minutes) or S. Margherita L. (about 40 minutes).
Here are some suggestions on how to reach us:

By train

The train station of Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino is reachable from Milan (2 h 30 min), from Genoa (45 min), from Pisa (2 h). You may then continue walking, by bus, boat or taxi.

By bus

With the n. 82 line from the train stations of Santa Margherita Ligure or from Rapallo.


From Portofino (approx. 10 min.); from Santa Margherita Ligure (approx. 30-40 min.); from Camogli, through the trails of the park of Portofino.

By boat

There are two lines serving the promontory of Portofino. From Santa Margherita Ligure you can reach Portofino with the Consorzio Marittimo del Tigullio. From Genoa, Recco or Camogli, instead, the boat service Golfo Paradiso, embraces the route to San Fruttuoso, from where you can then take the ferries of the Consorzio Marittimo del Tigullio to Portofino.

Do you want to customize your tour?

We are available to customize the experience for particular requests and needs. With a small surcharge, you can also book the tour privately. Contact us with your requests, we will assist you in every step.

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