About renting a boat in Portofino
You can find Portofino boat rentals with or without a skipper on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, catamarans, motorboats and yacht charters in Portofino and/or in the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in is allowed on selected boats.
Why rent a boat in Portofino?
Portofino is an ancient and sophisticated village that overlooks the sea with an indescribable beauty. An Italian gem is long-frequented by people working in entertainment, culture and finance. Boat rentals in Portofino are a great way to explore the Ligurian coast.
The sea in this area is a marine protected area, establish the rarities and riches of the seabed with the sponges, corals, seagrass meadows and precious red corals. There are many microenvironments in this corner of the Gulf of Tigullio which make it a paradise.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Portofino?
Boat hire in Portofino varies in cost depending on the type of boat, characteristics of the boat and additional services and equipment that may be included in the price.
Yacht rentals in Portofino during the low season can cost from $3,091 per day and $21,247 per week. In the high season, yachts can cost from $3,863 per day and $25,754 per week.
In the low season, sailboat rentals in Portofino can cost from $644 per day and $4,378 per week. High season rentals cost from $837 per day and $4,185 per week.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Portofino with or without a skipper?
It is possible to do a Portofino boat hire with or without a skipper. It is a great idea to make your boat charter in Portofino with a skipper if you don't want to worry about the technicalities of sailing.
Looking to have complete freedom and be more spontaneous depending on what you see on the way? A Portofino boat charter without a skipper could be a great idea then! You will need a valid boating license if you want to bareboat charter.
What to do in Portofino?
On the Italian Riviera, Portofino is a fishing village with rows of houses painted in bright colours. Loved by both VIPs from around the world and nature lovers due to the sea and outdoor activities, this village really is unique.
Whether you choose to stay close to Portofino and find a hidden cove or beach to relax on, or you decide to head to other famous towns close by like Cinque Terre, San Rocco and Camogli. In Portofino, rent a boat and you will be anything but short of choices to do in the crescent-shaped Italian Riviera.
Portofino’s stunning town square and harbour surrounded by brightly coloured houses make Portofino the world’s most photographed port. The best view is from your boat rental in Portofino Italy. A mix of the bay’s water and the reflection of the houses are sure to leave you in awe.
There are many beaches near Portofino to explore! The first is Paraggi beach is an enchanting little bay with an emerald colour sea and a sandy beach. If you’re looking for a relaxed sunny day and maybe some snorkelling- this could be a great place to start.
Niasca beach is another beautiful secluded beach, perfect for morning swims. This narrow beach is surrounded by vegetation and is also a great place to enjoy some kayaking and paddleboarding!
On your Portofino sailing adventure, you cannot miss San Fruttuoso! Located in Camogli bay, this is one of the people’s favourite places in this part of Liguria. This place is so special because it can only be reached by hiking paths or by boat! Making it another not-so-easily accessed beach. The views of the Abbey and Saracen Towers give it a magical atmosphere.
Travel further to Sestri Levante bays! Also known as the Bay of Silence, is a quiet romantic beach with fishing boats resting on the shore after a fishing night. This area has recently gotten more popular during the high season.
Thinking about exploring further while renting a boat in Portofino Italy? Santa Margherita Ligure is a beautiful village nearby with charming villas and painted buildings with pastel colours.
Any food lovers? You cannot leave Liguria without tasting the special and typical authentic cheese focaccia. Its taste is different from the usual ones since it’s not made with yeast but filled with soft cheese made from cow’s milk! If you’re interested in also taking a class to learn to make it, there are special cooking lessons from local experts!
Looking for good spots to snorkel? Your boat rental in Portofino is a fabulous way to explore the underwater world and marine life. The Ligurian sea has an exceptional concentration of biodiversity which makes it feel like a natural aquarium!
La Spezia is a great place to visit if you enjoy snorkelling in open waters and small caves. You can also head to Monterosso al Mare and enjoy snorkelling from the rocky shores! Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre for experienced snorkellers is also a top destination. Last, Genova, is one of the top relaxing snorkelling destinations! There is plenty to visit and has many exceptional snorkelling areas nearby to check out.
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How is the weather and sailing conditions in Portofino?
The weather in Portofino imitates the weather in most of the Mediterranean. In the summer months of May to October, the temperatures range has highs of 28 to 21 degrees Celsius and lows of 15 degrees Celsius. The winter month of November to March instead range in temperatures from lows of 6 degrees to 12 degrees Celsius.
Which are the most popular ports in Portofino?
There are many ports close to Portofino to choose from including:
- Italian Yacht Club (Liguria)
- Marina di Santa Margherita Ligure
- Porto Turistico Marina Chiavari
How to get to Portofino?
To get to Portofino, you should first arrive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. From the airport, you can then go by boat, public transport or car. You can choose to rent a boat from Genoa and sail through to Portofino. Or you can also choose to rent a car or take a bus or train from the airport to Portofino! There are many ways to get there you can choose.