A boat charter in Genova offers the perfect base for exploring the Ligurian coastline, dotted with fascinating beaches and seaside restaurants that continue south to Cinque Terre. Genova has one of Europe’s busiest ports but also several other picturesque marinas where you can easily find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Portofino. You can also rent a motorboat, their fast cruising speed will allow you to tour the 35 km coastline of Genova in a short amount of time. With a catamaran, you can go dolphin-watching, throw a birthday or bachelor party or even celebrate a wedding anniversary. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht and visit La Spezia, Viareggio, and Livorno that extend along the Tuscany coast for as many days as you wish.
Genova is the capital of Liguria and centers around the Italian Riviera. Genova has a rich history with the largest city zone in all of Europe known as the Centro Storico. You can stroll by the winding streets or walk down the magnificent palazzo where rich names such as Rosso and Bianco once lived. Some landmarks you can visit include the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the city gates, and many churches. Tourists can also participate in the Porto Antico cultural events and many live performances. Liguria spreading from the way French border to the Italian Tuscan coast has the privilege of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most gorgeous locations in Italy. Some of the most popular regions of the coast are the natural parks of Cinque Terre and the celebrity destination of Portofino. The Liguria stretches a semi-circle around the Ligurian Sea enabling you to make your way towards Genova to eventually visit Lavaga, Spezia, Viareggio and Livorno with your preferred vessel.
You can rent a boat in Genova and sail across the center of the Riviera di Levante, Lavagna is the main seaside tourist favorite place due to the courtesy of its fantastic sand beach occupying an area of many km. Not only that, you can also relish yourself from the epic tourism port of Tigullio and Liguria, and visit sensational monuments with a very rich background. The center is crossed by the Carruggio that opens up to Piazza Marconi that is enriched by Santo Stefano Basilica, whereas the Via Roma is a commercial hub of Lavagna with traditional streets and medieval-style gates. Also, it is known for being an ideally nice and tidy town where fresh fish & Manicaretti are served in multiple food places.
A Genova boat trip to Portofino will allow you to line up your sailboat or motor yacht by the glittering harbor and spot many dolphins and whales on the way. Portofino is a celebrity destination with pastel-colored houses stacked up on the hills, a charming town with panoramic views from the historic center of Portofino in Castello Brown, and a range of restaurants and bars by the famous Piazzetta. Another name of gorgeousness is the province of Spezia which is filled with beaches that put forward mesmerizing transparent water with fabulous landscapes, whereas, its rural life has built-in lush valleys with renowned ancient symbols. La Spezia is a great two-day cruise from Genova and is a little farther than Portofino and the seaside town of Santa Margherita Ligure. La Spezia features a coastal terrain with mammoth cliffs, pine meadows, shorelines, and the sensation of the villages tied from the rocks, present with unprecedented scenes.
You can resume your boat tour in Genova with Viareggio that enchants everyone with family-friendly beaches and forests. You can also go for a walk to stretch your legs within the seafront for a next-level vibe. In Italy, you simply cannot miss a visit to Livorno that goes along the Tuscany coast. The province features some islands forming the Tuscan archipelago like Elba, the varied charms and even the eye-catchy landscapes contribute to a pleasurable cruise with a catamaran. You would also get to see the unmatched natural treasures at Valdorcia that comes with multiple protected sites, whereas, you would also explore Sterpaia that makes you remember traditional landscapes of Maremma and the Rimigliano coastal park with its lush Mediterranean shrubbery. Your boat rental trip in Genova can be crafted to your liking, the BednBlue platform has many available catamarans, sailboats, and motor yachts for you to have an experience of a lifetime in Italy whether it is with a skipper or bareboat.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Genova.
Port of Genova: One of the Mediterranean’s most important seaports covering an area of about 700 hectares. Extends for 22 km along the Italian coastline and has a large volume of passengers for cruising.
The Airport is roughly 5 km from the Port of Genova.
Marina Porto Antico: A superyacht marina with 280 berths offered for all vessels. Quality services year-round and great shelter. The moorings are equipped with all amenities and there are shops and restaurants nearby.
Porto Antico is only 5 km from the International Airport of Genova, also known as the Christopher Columbus Airport.
Marina Genova: A luxury marina offering 500 berths on the western end of Genoa harbor. There are many sailboats and catamarans that are supervised with great security. There are also electricity and water supplies, restaurants, and a bar nearby.
Porticciolo Duca degli Abruzzi Marina: A prestigious marina with about 380 moorings that go up to a depth of 15 m. The only trouble is the southwesterly wind, otherwise a well-protected marina.
Porticciolo di Nervi Marina: A charming little port with excellent restaurants nearby.
The Linate Airport in Milan and the Malpensa Airport (the largest international airport in northern Italy) are also other options near Genoa that you can book flights to.
Genova is connected by ferry with Bastia, Olbia, Tunis, Barcelona, and Palermo.
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