Half-Day Cinque Terre Kayaking Tour from Monterosso (2023)

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Explore the waters of the Italian Riviera on this 3-hour kayak tour along the coast of the Cinque Terre. Depart Monterosso and paddle with your expert guide through hidden bays, rocky cliffs, and the bright pastel colors of five villages. Take a break on the beach or cool off with a swim before continuing your journey. For an evening adventure, choose the sunset option and stop by the bay for wine and snacks. Groups are limited to twelve, and all skill levels are welcome.

  • 3-hour kayak tour along the spectacular Cinque Terre coastline from Monterosso

  • Enjoy stunning views of the UNESCO coast from the water

  • Paddle past rocky cliffs, secret coves, and the beautiful Cinque Terre

  • Relax, swim or sunbathe on the beautiful beach

  • Watch out for dolphins and seabirds, including cormorants and terns

  • 2.5-hour sunset cruise with stops in the bay for wine and snacks

  • Small-group tours with one or two guides, providing personalized attention.

  • In winter, a 3-hour kayak tour is offered

What is included

  • Professional local guide

  • Kayaks, paddles and life jackets

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • cutting edge

meet and greet

meeting point

  • by Fegina, 11

    Via Fegina, 11, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Włochy

    The meeting point will be at Bagni Fegina in Monterosso 30 minutes earlier. Leave the Monterosso train station, turn right and walk for about 5 minutes. Bagni Fegina beach is on the left, behind the car park and the football field. Drivers are waiting inside https://goo.gl/maps/xs8c9NCiQhE2GEqn7

the last point

The activity ends at the meeting point.

what to expect

Meet your guide in Monterosso to begin your kayaking adventure. Pack your own lunch snacks and get comfortable on the kayak with a short safety briefing before departure.

Don your life jacket, strap on your single or tandem kayak, and set out with your guide across the beautiful blue waters. Customizable for all skill levels, whether you're a beginner or a rower.

Glide over the Cinque Terre's marine reserve while admiring views of the surrounding cliffs. Keep an eye out for seabirds and dolphins as you paddle at your leisure.

Before leaving Gowano Beach, walk through the hills of Vernazza, a village famous for its wine production. Spread them out with a snack, enjoy the sun or go for a swim.

After some time, get back in your kayak and head to the colorful town of Corniglia. Enjoy more time on land, or, if you prefer, continue kayaking south to Manarola and Riomaggiore.

After five hours of coastal exploration, your tour ends at your original departure point.

Sunset option (2.5 hours):

Depart Monterosso at 4:30 PM. with your kayak. Enjoy the sunset and enjoy the sea when there are few people and everything is quieter. Sail to Vernazza to explore its rocks and caves, stop at the source of a waterfall and take a dip in the water.

Then, enjoy an Italian aperitif in a quiet bay only accessible from the sea. Enjoy local organic wine from Liguria and focaccia before returning to your original departure point.

Vernazza(I pass by)

dogwood(I pass by)

Monterosso de Mar

20 minutes • Free entry

Gowana Beach(I pass by)

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received after booking

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

  • The basic requirement is to be able to swim, otherwise you cannot participate.

  • Minimum number of people is 3 people (2 people for half-day tour in winter). Can be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. In this case, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund

  • Maximum 8 people per booking

  • Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended

  • it is not wheelchair accessible

  • close to public transport

  • have no heart problems or other serious medical conditions

  • Comfortable shoes (sneakers) or neoprene shoes are recommended

  • Most travelers can participate

  • There is a maximum of 8 travelers for this tour/activity

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours before the event and receive a full refund.

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the event.

  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the event, the amount paid will not be refunded.

  • Any changes made within 24 hours of the event will not be accepted.

  • The cut-off time is subject to the time of the local attractions.

  • This experience requires good weather. If canceled due to bad weather, we will provide you with another date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If canceled due to not meeting the minimum requirements, you will be offered another date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured Reviews

Erin Marie_H

We had a great time from start to finish. Our guide Manuel was delightful and made it a great experience for all. The break with wine and focaccia was perfect. I highly recommend it to anyone who is ready to semi-train and loves being in the water.


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good kayaking


October 2022

The driver was great. Good kayak, not stable even in the water. The views of the coast are beautiful. highly recommended.

1 traveler found the following review helpful

Sarah is amazing...


October 2022

Sarah is an amazing guide! ! In our family of 4, 3 of us had never kayaked before. She is a great teacher and taught us quickly. He is a marine biologist and is familiar with wildlife and rock formations. Our 13 year old daughter didn't think she would like kayaking but she did and she couldn't stop talking about how much fun it was! Sarah makes it so easy and fun. We definitely highly recommend Sara as a guide.

A little trip...


August 2022

The small cave tour was very memorable. I could have skipped the stop in Vernazza and done more swimming, boating - places not easily accessible by train...

1 traveler found the following review helpful

Best way to see it from the sea


July 2022

Great experience! If kayaking is your thing, this is an informative and active way to see the village from the sea. The best part was stopping at the pool area for wine, focaccia and a swim! It's a very hot day, so water is the way to go. Marco is a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

1 traveler found the following review helpful

Easy to paddle and lots of fun to cool off


July 2022

Have a great time on a hot day. We went to the cave, then to the cove for a swim and something to eat. I had a lot of fun and made some friends.

Worth a visit and experience


July 2022

It's a wonderful trip along the coast to Vernazza. Marco told us about the history of the city and the whole Cinque Terre area. He is very friendly and can share a lot of local knowledge. An aperitif was a nice touch as we were swimming on the sands of the sea.

Bizarre Adventures on the Riviera!


July 2022

This is a must-see for anyone looking to escape the summer crowds and experience the natural beauty of the coast between Monterosso and Vernazza. This is truly a tour for all ages and skill levels. Our guide (thanks Marco!) kept an eye out for the less experienced paddlers and provided great information about the history of the area. The meeting information is clear at a glance, and questions about logistics and reservations are answered in a timely manner. It's a good night!

Moderator's Response, August 2022

Thank you for your good review!

don't snorkel


July 2022

Our driver was very nice. The kayaks were uncomfortable and we all shared a dry bag. The kayak seats are hard plastic with no back cushions, we did a second cinque terre kayak trip and the kayak was much better. No crossbow, I'm disappointed. There is snorkeling in the ad!

Moderator's Response, July 2022

Hi, thanks for your feedback. It doesn't say "snorkeling" in the ad, you can read the various adverts before choosing our tour. In the past, we offered snorkeling, but now we focus more on kayaking. Thank you!

Sarah is the best guide


July 2022

Sara's knowledge of the area is fantastic and her fluent English is amazing! This kayaking trip is a great way to cool off on a hot Italian summer day.

1 traveler found the following review helpful

I'm so glad we did! !


July 2022

It exceeded our expectations. We ended the evening show a week early. our guide. Eduardo is amazing! As a marine biologist, he is very knowledgeable about the fauna and geology of the area as well as the WWII history of the Monteresso area! The stops at the caves and secluded coves are beautiful. Foccacia and drinks are an added bonus! My only suggestion is to pack a small dry bag from home. They are flat top tandem kayaks with no storage facilities so bringing a cell phone or non-waterproof camera is out of the question. A dry bag with a drawstring around the neck is great if you want to take pictures (all personal items are locked in the lockers before heading to the beach, which we thought was very safe).

Definitely a must do!


June 2022

This kayak trip exceeded our expectations - the guide (Andreas) was excellent, informative and helpful! We had a great time swimming in the caves and admiring the beautiful Cinque Terre coastline!

A nice afternoon on my water.


June 2022

Our guide was great. He gave us some brief history of the area. We stopped for refreshments and snacks, then swam a bit.



June 2022

Andrea is a great guide. very competent. Also very warm and friendly. It was such a perfect moment. Love the swimming area!

Marco is attentive and...


June 2022

Marco was attentive and professional - we had a great time kayaking in the Cinque Terre. highly recommended.

Fantastic experience with Manuel


June 2022

Manuel Grande! Very knowledgeable about kayaking and always making sure everyone is involved and safe. We did the sunset tour. Cool guy, down to earth, he took us for an aperitif in a really beautiful bay, gave us focaccia with delicious pesto and local wine from the vineyards we kayaked down. The view of Vernazza from the sea is amazing. In the bay we saw bright red anemones, crustaceans and cockroaches. I highly recommend this tour!

Moderator's Response, June 2022

Hi Carly, thanks for your great review! Hope to see you again in Cinque Terre!

What a great way to watch the sunset!


May 2022

Manuel was our guide and did a fantastic job! Very knowledgeable and fun personality. It's great to see the beauty of the city from the water and experience some of the coastal ecosystem.

Moderator's Response, June 2022

Hi Meri, glad you enjoyed the trip. Thank you for your answer!

Great hosts and great views


May 2022

I'm traveling alone and doing this sunset kayaking. It's a great way to see the coast and meet people. The host is attentive, informative and entertaining. I highly recommend it!

Moderator's Response, June 2022

Hi Tegan, thanks for your comment! We really appreciate it.

1 traveler found the following review helpful

Everything about the experience was great

Erin Marie_H,

May 2022

We had a great time from start to finish. Our guide Manuel was delightful and made it a great experience for all. The break with wine and focaccia was perfect. I highly recommend it to anyone who is ready to semi-train and loves being in the water.

Moderator's Response, June 2022

Hello, thank you very much for your good review.

Cinque Terre Kayaking Paradise


October 2021

Kayaking along the coast from Monterosso-Vernazza. Super driver, kind, informative and fun!

1 traveler found the following review helpful

what a beautiful day in the sun


September 2021

This is very interesting. The weather and sea were perfect for this trip. We then share lunch with the group and enjoy each other's company.

the mediterranean


August 2021

Beautiful views, kayaking in the Mediterranean, delicious focaccia and wine from our guide added to the special touches of Liguria.

You must do experience! !


August 2020

Absolutely wonderful. mandatory action. Had to reschedule due to thunderstorms earlier in the week. No kayaking experience required. Views are amazing. Nice tutorial, very informative and useful.

Moderator's Response, August 2020

Dear Seung, Thank you for your helpful review and we hope to see you again in the Cinque Terre! All the best Rosalbo

Canoe Cinque Terre


August 2020

We had a wonderful and informative kayaking time. Our guide Giuseppe was great. It was very safe and we had the opportunity to swim and explore various coves.

Moderator's Response, August 2020

Hi Nirali, thanks for your review and hope to see you again in Cinque Terre! All the best Rosalbo

The best part is the driver.


July 2020

This tour is very interesting. We planned a morning tour but ended up missing our train and missing the tour. They rescheduled the afternoon with us. The driver was very nice and spoke good English. He is also very good to my son.

Moderator's Response, August 2020

Hello, thank you for your good review and hope to see you again in Cinque Terre. Regards, Rosalba

big Adventure

Cindy P.

list board 2019 r

This tour was great and a great way to spend an afternoon/evening kayaking along the coast overlooking the village from the water. Our tour guide, Simona, was excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining. Standing on a small rocky embankment and watching the sunset while drinking local wine and eating fresh focaccia was an added bonus and very enjoyable. It can even take photos of your travels, which you can download from Flickr. I recommend this trip.

Moderator's Response, August 2020

Thank you for your great review, it will be our pleasure to host you again in the Cinque Terre and we will have you soon! All the best Rosalbo

very pleasant trip


September 2019

I had a great time. Simon was very helpful and the team was great. We kayaked for 3 hours, visited the caves and enjoyed the rocks in a nice place.


Alan Oh,

September 2019

Our tour guide Simone was friendly and professional. He knew the local history and the area we were taken to. He issued instructions to keep everyone safe. Perfect afternoon with wine and focaccia!



August 2019

This trip was worthwhile! The views are beautiful and the instructor (Simone) is very nice and helpful! His historical material is very interesting and the wine is great. We were even a few minutes late (we were stuck on the train) and he called us and waited for us to get there. So be careful with them. highly recommended!

Late supplement


August 2019

Great for removing noodles. It's less than 100 characters, but who cares what's beyond this page.

Nice trip, unfortunately no photos

Harry Cooper,

August 2019

Very nice trip and very friendly driver. My wife and I took a sunset kayak tour as part of our honeymoon. We'd like to see photos later, but they haven't been sent to us yet (despite our request)

1 traveler found the following review helpful



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