Short kayak tour suitable for everyone coasting the amazing village of Portofino and its Lighthouse, entirely inside the park and marine reserve of Portofino!
In company of a kayak instructor and marine guide, paddle along the coast from Paraggi to the picturesque port of Portofino and beyond to the Olivetta and the Lighthouse. Get captured by the charm of these areas rich in history and curiosity. At the foot of the lighthouse where nature gets more “wild”, a refreshing dip in front of the breathtaking landscape is an experience not to be missed.
- Life vest
- Wetsuit (provided during winter season)
- Water jacket (provided during winter season)
- Thermal shirt (provided during winter season)
- Neoprene boots (provided during winter season)
- Bathing suit
- Beach towel
- Water bottle
- Sea shoes
- 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: 1h 30
- Language: Ita – Eng
- Departure Time: 10:30
- Location: Portofino
- Participants: max. 16
- It is mandatory to know how to swim
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:
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.
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.
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?
In case of particular requests and needs, we are available to customize the experience. Book the tour privately with a small surcharge. Contact us with your requests, we will assist you in every step!