Portofino Marine Reserve (Area Marina Protetta di Portofino) Tours and Activities
The Ligurian town of Portofino is popular with visitors for its pastel-colored buildings, but it's also home to an important protected marine area – the Portofino Marine Reserve (Area Marina Protetta di Portofino). The site covers just under 350 hectares of the sea off the coast around the whole promontory (not just the town), and was established in 1999. It is known for its diverse sealife, and its protected status helps ensure those populations remain.
Different parts of the protected area include Zone A, where everything from boating and anchoring to diving is prohibited, and Zone C, where there are far fewer restrictions on activities. In some places, visitors are more than welcome to swim and even kayak, stand-up paddleboard or dive.
Tours and Activities to Experience Portofino Marine Reserve (Area Marina Protetta di Portofino)
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- Cinque Terre & Portofino Boat Tour Excursion
- Portofino Kayak Tour
- Gulf of Portofino Private Boat Tour
- Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Portofino