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Cinque Terre Half Day Kayak Trip from Monterosso

Monterosso al Mare, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the waters of the Italian Riviera on this 3-hour kayaking trip along the Cinque Terre coastline. Departing from Monterosso, paddle alongside an expert guide, passing hidden coves, rugged cliffs and the bright, pastel hues of the five villages. Pause to stretch out on the beach or cool off with a swim before continuing on your journey. For an evening adventure, choose the sunset option with a stop in a cove for wine and snacks. Numbers are limited to twelve, with all skill levels welcome.
  • 3-hour kayaking trip along the spectacular Cinque Terre coast from Monterosso
  • Absorb stunning views of the UNESCO-listed coastline from the water
  • Paddle by rugged cliffs, secret bays and beautiful Cinque Terre villages
  • Take a rest on a beautiful beach, with time to swim or sunbathe
  • Watch for dolphins and seabirds, including cormorants and gannets
  • 2.5-hour sunset option with a stop in a cove for wine and snacks
  • Small-group tour with one guide or two guides, ensuring personalized attention.
  • 3-hour kayaking trip available during winter time
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Professional local guide
Kayak, paddle and lifejacket
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via Fegina, 19016 Monterosso al mare SP, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in Monterosso to begin your kayaking adventure. Pack your own lunch snacks for the ride and get comfortable on your kayak with a brief safety overview before heading out.

Slip on your life jacket, settle into your single or double kayak and set off with your guide on the beautiful blue waters. All skill levels can be accommodated, regardless of whether you’re a first-timer or paddling pro.

Glide into the Cinque Terre Protected Marine Area, admiring views of the surrounding cliffs. As you paddle at a relaxed pace, keep your eyes out for seabirds and dolphins.

Pass the terraced hills of Vernazza, the village celebrated for its wine production, before pulling into Guvano beach. Spread out with your snacks and take in some sun or recharge with a dip.

After some down time, hop back in your kayak and head toward the colorful town of Corniglia. Enjoy more time ashore or, if you wish, continue kayaking south toward Manarola and Riomaggiore.

After five hours of seaside exploration, your tour will conclude at your original departure point.

Sunset Option (2.5 hours):

Depart from Monterosso at 4,30pm aboard your kayak. Take in the sunset and enjoy the sea at an hour when the crowds are gone and everything is quieter. Paddle toward Vernazza to discover its cliffs and caves, stop at a waterfall spring, and take a dip in the water.

Then pull into a quiet cove accessible only by sea for an Italian aperitivo. Enjoy local organic wine and focaccia from Liguria before heading back to your original departure point.
Pass By:  
Paddle from Monterosso to Vernazza or Corniglia exploring caves and grottos
Pass By:  
Paddle from Monterosso to Vernazza or Corniglia exploring caves and grottos
Stop At:  
Monterosso al Mare
Paddle from Monterosso to Vernazza or Corniglia exploring caves and grottos
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Guvano Beach
Paddle from Monterosso to Vernazza or Corniglia exploring caves and grottos until Guvano beach
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Being able to swim is a fundamental pre-requisite, otherwise you will not be allowed to join the tour.
  • Minimum numbers of 3 apply (2 for the Half day winter tour). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Comfortable shoes (sneakers) or neoprene boots are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arbaspaa srl

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Cinque Terre Half Day Kayak Trip from Monterosso?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "This kayak trip requires moderate physical activity and ability to navigate the rocks,which was find for this mom of twenty somethings." See review
  • "I would definately recommend this, especially if you love the outdoors and being active." See review


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Must do experience!!
, Aug 2020
Absolutely brilliant. A must do activity. Had to change schedule as storms earlier in the week. Do not need experience in kayaking. The views are amazing. Lovely guide, very informative and helpful.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Dear Seung, thank you for the useful review, we hope to see you again in Cinque Terre! All the best, Rosalba
Kayaking cinque terre
, Aug 2020
We had an amazing and informative time kayaking. Our guide Giuseppe was excellent. It was very safe and we had the opportunity to swim and explore various small coves.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi Nirali, thank you for the review, hope to see you again in Cinque Terre! All the best, Rosalba
The best part was the guide.
, Jul 2020
The tour was very informative and fun. We had scheduled a morning tour but ended up missing our train and being late for tour. They worked with us to reschedule for the afternoon. The guide was very kind and spoke English very well. He was great with my son as well.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi, thank you for the kind review, hope to see you again in Cinque Terre. Kindest regards, Rosalba
Fabulous Adventure
Cindy P
, Nov 2019
This trip was awesome, such a brilliant way to spend an afternoon/evening kayaking along the coastline looking at the villages from the water. Our guide Simone, was exceptional, very knowledgeable and lots of fun. Stopping on a small mound of rocks viewing the sunset while sipping on local wine and eating fresh foccacia was an added bonus, so enjoyable. He even takes photos of your trip which you can download from flickr. I would recommend this trip.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you for the nice review, we'll be glad to host you again in Cinque terre, come back here soon! All the best, Rosalba
Very enjoyable Trip
, Sep 2019
I had so much fun . Simon was helpful and the group was very nice. We kayaked for 3 hours and we saw caves and we had refreshments over the rocks in a nice spot.
, Sep 2019
Our guide Simone was friendly and professional. He was knowledgeable of the local history and the areas we were taken to. He provided instructions to ensure everyone's safety. Perfect afternoon with a wine and foccacia included!
, Aug 2019
This trip is so worth it! The views are beautiful and the instructor (Simone) was extremely nice and helpful! His historical information is very interesting and the wine was amazing. We were even a couple minutes late (got stuck on the train) and he called us and waited for us to get there. So considerate of them. Highly recommend!
Padding eveing
, Aug 2019
Great to work off the pasta. Which is less than 100 characters but who cares other than this website.
Nice trip, shame we didn’t get the photos
, Aug 2019
Really nice trip and very friendly guide. My wife and I did the sunset kayak tour as part of our honeymoon. We would have loved the photos afterwards but weren’t sent these (even though we requested them)
Take a waterproof camera!
Sara C
, Jul 2019
This was a fantastic experience. The guides were very personable (Simon and Jack) and threw in some history for us along the way. We saw some lovely scenery, including a cave you can't see without small craft, a freshwater waterfall feeding into the sea, and finished off with a swim in a secluded cove with some wine and local focaccia. The only downside was the inability to take our own photos (due to lack of waterproofing), and instead had to rely on Simon to take photos - I would have taken so many more of the scenery!

Product code: 6531KAYAK

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