SNORKELING BOAT Trips
We propose 3 routes for dinghy excursions. The excursions are suitable for everyone and are the ideal activity for families.
They include: one mini bar with water and fruit juice bottles, sweet and savory snacks (gluten free too), one snorkelling kit: one mask, one tube, fins, one skipper and one marine biologist on board. Excursion length: nearly two and a half hour.
• THE LOVERS PATH
From the “Secca della Banca” we’ll head towards Manarola in a context characterized by ravines and inlets. There are numerous rocks on the seabed: from here we’ll admire all the submerged life in a scenario of unparalleled beauty resulting from the union between land and sea.
• "CAPO DI MONTE NERO" INTEGRAL RESERVE AREA
We’ll go along the “Punta di Monte Nero”, which is characterized by steep walls and full of ravines.
Being in an integral reserve area, we can appreciate to the full the many forms of life present. It will be easy to spot groupers and migratory fish such as barracudas and snappers.
• FIRST “GOLFETTO” ZONE A / B
Starting from the first sign in zone A of the Park, we’ll continue along the rockslide towards La Spezia.
It will be easy to see groupers, ravens, mullet and sea bass while being surrounded by clouds of damselfish.
PORTOVENERE AND ITS ISLANDS
We depart from the small San Terenzo pier to get across the Gulf of La Spezia. Once arrived at the Portovenere canal we’ll meet the dry land to the right and the Palmaria Island with its Scola Tower to the left. On the background, we’ll admire Portovenere’s profile dominated by St. George Fortress and embellished by San Peter’s Church overlooking the sea. Once doubled the Church we’ll enter the Byron Cove, which is a truly natural pool, where we can admire the coast until the “5 Terre” Park. We’ll then seal towards the Palmaria Island which, alongside the Tino and Tinetto Islands, is UNESCO heritage since 1997 and goes to make up the Portovenere Regional Natural Park. We’ll again seal under the cliffs which overlook the sea, admiring the various caves that follow each other until the Great Cove to then take a second break. This bay can only be reached by sea and for this specific reason it has maintained its beauty to this date. We’ll head towards the Tino Island, famous for its lighthouse and military installations, and then towards the Tinetto Island and the Dry Bank of the Devil; over the latter the Madonna Statue stands out against the sky. Once doubled this shoal, we’ll anchor close to the Tinetto Island for a break and a swim in crystalline waters rich in fish. On the return route we’ll discover the parts close to the Islands reaching out to the Admiral’s Cove, then going back to San Terenzo, our departing point.
We depart from the small San Terenzo pier heading towards Lerici and its mighty Castle overlooking the sea. Doubling the tip of Maralunga with its Brigantino cave, we enter one of the most beautiful coastal bays: the Caletta Cove, where in the 1° century D.C. a Roman lapidary ship sank. Of this shipwreck only two portions of a Roman column remain, which are laid down on the sandy bottom. The Caletta Cove is rich with caves and ravines surmounted by a rich Mediterranean scrub. After the break, we head towards the tip of Maramozza, to admire the Falchetto Cave, and the inlet of Mezzana. We’ll anchor south of this bay to visit the Scafari Cave which links the Mezzana inlet to the first Fiascherino Bay. We then head towards the 2 Fiascherino bays and the Treggiano wall until we get to Tellaro, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, famous for its St. George Castle overlooking the sea and the thousand-year legend of the bell ringer octopus. We’ll carry on to reach the caves, over which the village was built, continuing up to the Groppina wall with its underwater cave, before turning about.
On the way back we’ll stop close to the Stellini tip to then steer towards San Terenzo.