Taking a motorboat across the calm waters of the Ligurian Sea is much easier than unfurling the mainsail and cruising out with minimal wind. The waters off the coast of Liguria are known for their warmth and for the lack of wind in the summer months.
This makes your decision to rent a motorboat in Liguria with skipper the right one. Having a skipper is essential if you don’t have a license and need a motorboat over 30hp. Even if you have a license it can make the holiday more relaxing and the skipper will show you a variety of places that only the locals know about.
There’s nothing quite like slipping your moorings and heading out to sea, find the right motorboat for your needs. We’ve got a good selection at affordable process for you, just choose the number of berths and the size of the boat you need.
The first decision you need to make is where to head. From Genoa, the east coast offers a wide variety of delights. You can motor around the bay to Portofino, one of the most famous towns on the Italian Riviera, often thought of as one of the playgrounds of the rich and famous.
Arriving by boat you’ll have the opportunity to rub shoulders with them and even swap tall tales of the high seas. It’s a great place to sample the nightlife and get some shopping in. But the real treat is the old fishing village of Camogli.
Here you’ll find the Riviera of the past, before designer stores and celebrities Thanks to the fame of Portofino, Camogli has managed to retain its original charm, making it a must-see destination on your tour of the Italian Riviera. It still offers food and drink that will match its more famous neighbor but in a more tranquil setting.
Motor out of Camogli and head south, you’ll want to check out the Cinque Terre. This area was actually the first Italian National Park and today is the smallest one! There are 5 towns within this park, all of them date from Medieval times and are part of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you can fit it into your schedule take a look at each of them.
Riomaggiore in the south has bell towers and is full of cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Manarola has an abundance of caves and underwater rocks, all waiting to be explored, you just have to dive into the inviting sea.
Corniglia is the smallest and offers a nudist beach, but you’re going to need to hike t the town or the beach.
Vernazza has an impressive medieval Belforte Tower, giving you a fantastic view of the coast and possibly your boat.
Finally, Monterosso al Mare is the biggest and is actually two towns, the old and the new, both have a laid back vibe and stunning beaches.
When you’re ready to move on you’ll need to heading back to Genoa via the Sestri Levante, you’ll need to cross the Bay of Silence to get here and admire the small but well-equipped town.
To finish motor back along the coast to Genoa, stopping where you want to admire the villages nestled into the hillsides, or the tall pine trees making their way down to the beach.
One thing is certain, rent a motorboat in Liguria with skipper and you’re virtually guaranteed to have the experience of a lifetime.