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Departing from Monterosso or from La Spezia, a three-hour boat tour to admire the extraordinary panorama of the 5 most famous villages in Italy: the Cinque Terre. On board a typical Italian boat, with only 12 guests you can enjoy a privileged perspective and with a stop in a small bay accessible only by sea, you can dive into the clear waters of the coast.


Every day

Small Group
Max 12 people

Meeting point
Monterosso or La Spezia

Start time
10:00am or 02:00pm

Admire the beautiful Unesco listed region of Cinque Terre from the Mediterranean Sea on this 3-hour boat tour. Swim in the crystal-clear waters and places accessible only by boat, or stay on board and sip on complimentary prosecco sparkling wine while soaking up the sun. This small-group excursion with maximum 12 people is much more intimate than the larger boats and offers beautiful views of the Cinque Terre villages.

Program of the Cinque Terre boat trip:

  • Meeting point at the boarding dock in Monterosso (from where the ferries leave) or at Porto Mirabello in La Spezia and start of the boat tour.
  • The cruise will take you through the “Gulf of Poets” and all along the Cinque Terre National Park. During the tour, enjoy a stop for swimming in the most beautiful beach of the Cinque Terre that can only be reached by boat; enjoy an aperitif with local products.
  • Going out of the port, you will admire from the sea Monterosso al Mare: the largest and most visited of the villages; admire its large beach, lined with colourful umbrellas and spiral up through the village.
  • Further along, you will see Corniglia: the smallest of the Cinque Terre, built far above the ocean on the cliffs.
  • From Corniglia, you will depart for Vernazza, the beauty queen of the Cinque Terre: the most popular and the most photogenic one. Vernazza’s shoreline stands out because of the iconic colourful buildings along the cliffs and the beautiful church tower that looks out onto the bay.
  • The tour continues to Manarola: the village is perched atop jagged ocean cliffs and surrounded by lush-green vineyards. It has an incredible spit of land where the most famous Cinque Terre Instagram photos are taken.
  • Finally Riomaggiore, a picturesque coast-side village with postcard perfect panoramas at every bend.
  • Once the tour is over, after about 3 hours, you will return to Monterosso or to La Spezia.
**This experience requires a minimum number of 4 travellers. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. If so, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

The price includes: Professional skipper – English speaking assistant – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – Aperitif with typical local products.

The price does not include: Hotel pick-up and drop-off – Snorkeling equipment (it is advisable for the customers to bring their own or to buy it new before boarding: € 15,00 mask; € 9,00 snorkel).

Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Camera – Sun hat – Sunscreen.

Maximum: 12 people on board.

To know more about your boat trip...

Among the most visited of the Cinque Terre is the village of Monterosso al Mare, located west of the Gulf of Poets. The symbol of Monterosso al Mare is certainly the large statue of Neptune overlooking the beach, visible from the sea. Monterosso has a coastline developed in length and very welcoming in the summer months compared to its sister cities of the Cinque Terre, so it is very convenient for bathing. But the village of Monterosso al Mare is also full of 19th century houses that make its urban planning even more fascinating, made up of the classic pastel-coloured Genoese tower-houses and agglomerated on the rocky mountain.


Yes, on this three-hour boat tour we will swim in a place accessible only by sea.

The best of Cinque Terre from the sea – Cinque Terre boat tour from Monterosso or La Spezia

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      • Departure from Monterosso or La Spezia
      • Guaranteed every day
      • Small groups of maximum 12 people
      • Professional skipper and assistant on board
      • Admire Cinque Terre from the sea
      • Enjoy stops for swimming
      • Enjoy an aperitif on board

      € 100 Adults

      €80 Kids

      Free cancellation within 24 hours
      Duration: 2h45min
      • Language:
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      Best part of our trip in Cinque Terre

      I was looking for a boat tour to do while we were in CT because you have to—it's the best way to see everything in a short amount of time. I came across You Know! and saw they had a 2-hour boat tour for 6 people for 90 euros a person leaving from the city where we were staying (Monterosso). The booking was seamless and the customer service (thank you so much Lisa for all your help!) was great when we had to switch something. They were super responsive. My family and I talk about how the boat was the highlight of our time in CT. We had a bit of trouble finding our boat but once we did, were off and having a great time. We had wine on the boat and because there were six of us we had it all to ourselves. Even if you are two or four people, the boat is big enough to accommodate the maximum of 6 passengers and still feel like you have your own space. Our captain was super nice and friendly as well. Highly recommend You Know! You won't be disappointed. I can't wait to try them out in another Italian city!

      Enchantment of Cinque Terre by Sea

      Ritchie R.
      The boat tour of Cinque Terre from Monterosso was beyond all expectations. The sight of colorful houses perched above the sea and the chance to swim in hidden coves were priceless. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable, enriching our journey with historical tales and insights.

      An Unforgettable Cinque Terre Voyage

      Timothy L.
      Sailing along the Cinque Terre coast felt like living in a dream. Each village we visited showcased unique beauty, and the crystal-clear water was inviting. The guide fostered a friendly and engaging atmosphere throughout the tour.

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      Date review: 06/2023

      Cinque terre boat tour

      Math B.
      Unforgettable experience in Cinque Terre from Monterosso with the boat tour by YouKnow! Everything was perfect. Attentive staff and breathtaking landscapes.
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