Dive in the crystal clear green water of Paraggi bay: you will feel like swimming in a natural aquarium!
Best spot to go snorkeling in Liguria!
Paraggi bay, famous for the Posidonia meadow, is characterized by a great variety of fish species and marine plants. Diving here with a mask and snorkel is a unique experience!
One of the best spots to go snorkeling in Liguria, the bay of Paraggi will seduce you for its great variety of species. Suggested from our visitors as one of the musts do experiences in Portofino.
Before diving, the guide explains some safety procedures and, through some images, shows the species that will be sighted during the excursion.
This bay, forbidden to nautical traffic, is ideal for this type of activity as it guarantees total safety for swimmers.
- Bathing suit
- Beach towel
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.
- Difficulty: Beginner
- Length: 1 h
- Language: Ita – Eng
- Departure time: 4 p.m.
- Location: Portofino
- Participants: max 8 participants
- 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?
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.