We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

5 Terre Gulf of the Poets

Via Don Giovanni Minzoni n 13, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
+39 0187 732987
Review Highlights
Rip off

This is a terrible service if not a complete rip off. Service is forgotten and customers are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Willem J
via mobile
Where politeness and etiquette is forgotten

Took the ferry service from Monterosso to Portovenere. That is a good idea if you have some days in... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Bergen, Norway
Read all 146 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Ferries To Cinque Terre
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“day ticket” (3 reviews)
“top deck” (4 reviews)
“boat tour” (3 reviews)
Via Don Giovanni Minzoni n 13, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
+39 0187 732987
Write a Review
Reviews (146)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a terrible service if not a complete rip off. Service is forgotten and customers are unimportant. We wanted to sail from Pontevenere to Monterosso and stop at each of the Cinque Terre villages (that is at 4 of them as you cannot embark...More

1  Thank Willem J
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Took the ferry service from Monterosso to Portovenere. That is a good idea if you have some days in Cinque Terre as Portovenere is just as lovely, but less crowded. The boat is full of day trippers that will fight their way to get their...More

Thank high_low73
Reviewed 9 May 2017

After you've visited the towns of Cinque Terre, this is a nice way to see all of them from the water. We took the ferry from Monterosso al Mare to Riomaggiore in the mid-afternoon, when the lighting is right. Specify your destination at the ticket...More

Thank Leo V
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is an essential part of the Cinque Terre coastal tour, because several of the coastal trails are closed due to landslides. The boats are relaxing and the views are great.

Thank atmananda
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for ways to capture the iconic pictures of Cinque Terre, the boat tour or Ferry is the way to go. The ferry visits 4 of the 5 towns plus Porto Venere and La Spezia. For the best views, sit on the...More

1  Thank kluline
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I am not a very good sea traveler but we took a bus in la Spezia to the train station and bought a ticket to Monterrosso from there we got a ticket for the ferry that stops at all the little villages except one. The...More

1  Thank susan d
Reviewed 24 August 2016

You can take a car or a train to visit these lovely towns but viewing them from the water is totally awesome! The ferry stops at four of the 5 towns since Corniglia is not accessible by boat. the ferry does not run if the...More

1  Thank Italy4
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We purchased a shore excursion through the cruise ship and 5 Terre Gulf of the Poets were the contracted company. I usually like to organize excursions on our own to save money but didn't this time and I'm sure I paid quite a premium through...More

1  Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We thought the boat trip to the beautiful Cinque Terre would be the highlight of our holiday and it is indeed a beautiful and interesting trip but it is totally ruined by the enormous groups of people who turn up from the cruise ships. We...More

1  Thank RJ15T
Reviewed 18 October 2015

While I think this is probably the only way one can really get to the seaside villages of Cinque Terre, I'm not a lover of boats. We just so happened to go out on this thing on a cold and windy day, so I can't...More

1  Thank SSBurto
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Osteria da Bartali
701 reviews
.14 km away
Gelateria La Dolce Vita
71 reviews
.17 km away
Bolle in Pentola
256 reviews
.15 km away
La Posta
254 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia
379 reviews
.49 km away
Castello di San Giorgio
227 reviews
.31 km away
Via del Prione
158 reviews
.45 km away
Monumento a Garibaldi
69 reviews
.31 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Susan W
2 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Barrbrown | Reviewed this property |
We purchased them at the pier -- I don't think it's a problem to get on -- we never saw the boats turn anyone away. I think they put more boats on when the crowds are bigger. You can see the schedule online which will help... More
9 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Anitafromoz2010 | Reviewed this property |
1962shona. If you're referring to boat, train or bus fares, we did not pre book any of them as we never planned more than one day ahead. You can also get a Cinque Terre pass while you're there. As to prices: I can't remember... More