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Portofino Taxi Boat

Molo Umberto I, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 338 316 8058
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A Highlight of any trip to Portofino! Can strongly recommend! Beautiful tour surrounded by... read more

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We enjoyed a day trip to Cinque Terre with Andrea which was pre booked after considering previous... read more

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Molo Umberto I, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 338 316 8058

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Reviewed today via mobile

A Highlight of any trip to Portofino! Can strongly recommend! Beautiful tour surrounded by Dolphins. Thank you Andrea!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a day trip to Cinque Terre with Andrea which was pre booked after considering previous Trip Advisor comments. Andrea responded promptly regarding all queries regarding our booking prior to us leaving for our trip to Portofino. We enjoyed the day so much we...More

Thank David P
andrea v, Proprietario at Portofino Taxi Boat, responded to this review

Dear David, dear Helen Thank you very much for all the nice words. I have beautiful memories with you at the 5 terre and am glad to have found you: you are two special people. GRAZIE Andrea

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the taxi boat from Santana Margarita to visit Portofino. The weather was bright and sunny providing the perfect conditions for the calm and serene seas as we observed and took in all the beauty of the Italian Coast. The fifteen minute ride each...More

2  Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It is much better to arrive by boat than by the road. Great views of the coast and a guide prepares the visit. The boat is fast...20 minutes to portofino !

1  Thank ETHKino
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I organised this trip with Andrea from Sydney, Australia prior to arriving in Portofino. It was such a brilliant decision and I'm so glad we made it. Our trip was sensational. The weather was perfect. We set off from Portofino harbour and...More

2  Thank AussieBird64
andrea v, Proprietario at Portofino Taxi Boat, responded to this review

Dear Julie, you made me cry! Thank you for the wonderful words. I am very glad to have met you and Jim. You are beautiful people and I will bring you in my memories. see you soon. Andrea

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were a group of seven ladies who read The Enchanted April for our book club and were doing a kind of pilgrimage, and we booked Andrea to take us from Punta Chiappa to Portofino so we could approach it from the sea. It was...More

1  Thank Melanie E
andrea v, Proprietario at Portofino Taxi Boat, responded to this review

dear Melanie your words are greatly appreciated. I'm glad to have made it beautiful, a moment of your vacation. See you soon for another tour.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I took this to visit another hotel (The Paraggi Hotel) which is about 3 miles down the road from the Splendido Hotel. Paraggi is a very small, quaint (proper) hotel sitting by itself on a very famous bay (where Liz Taylor and Richard Burton would...More

Thank Mikeaddie
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We took the boat from Santa Margarita to San Fruttuoso and then back from Portofino to Santa Margarita. The weather was cool, but the waters calm. We saw dolphins as we reached Portofino so the captain took a detour so we could watch them play....More

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andrea v, Proprietario at Portofino Taxi Boat, responded to this review

dear customer is always nice read a positive review. thanks so much for all the nice words. your pleasure is our success! Thank you so much for choosing Portofino taxi boat

Reviewed 12 November 2016

I was so excited when I booked this boat ride and was not disappointed. Andrea was very knowledgeable about the coastline from Rapallo to Genoa, and his commentary was interesting and humorous. My adult children said this was one of the highlights of their visit...More

3  Thank 85,254
Reviewed 14 October 2016

No tours November to April. Wife and I made arrangements for a tour via trip advisor. Andrea communicated quickly and well. We met at the harbor across from Stella restaurant. Stella also made the antipasti for our trip. The boat was very nice and well...More

3  Thank Tom N
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Good morning Andrea, we are looking to go to Portofino from Sestri levante at the beginning of June. We are interested in the 3 hour tour with some snorkeling. My question is. Will the pick up be from Sentri levante?
18 April 2017|
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Response from andrea v | Property representative |
ciao ! First of all, thanks for your mail. One of our boats will be available for you in June (let me know a date). Depart from Sestri is ok; there is a little extra for the fuel consume. Here are the details for some... More
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Domenic A
Ciao Andrea! We will be in Santa Margherita on Thursday 27 July 2017 and would like to take the short boat trip in the morning to visit Portofino. We may even be interested in a return trip in the afternoon/evening. Could you kindly advise the price one way and return please? We are a party of 6 people including 2 boys aged 10 and 5. Thank you.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Domenic A |
Ciao Andrea. I didn't mean to dislike your comment! It was an error on my part. Sorry. Could you kindly advise how far in advance we need to book your boat ride please?
Judith W
We are two Australians in our early seventies and will be arriving in Rapallo, mid- May. We have almost 5 hours before we have to return to Genoa by train in time to get us back to our cruise ship. The taxi boat service when booked privately seems expensive - even though everyone seems to have a great day. Can you tell us if it is easy walking distance between the train station and the taxi boat pick up point at Rapallo? We wondered if it might be more reasonable if we took the boat taxi one way to Portofino and considered a bus back as a cheaper alternative. Is there a bus timetable between Portofino and Rapallo? Maybe there is a ferry service that takes passengers last minute without having to pre-book? Having trouble locating timetables, fares and the information needed. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in anticipation, Judith and John
6 April 2017|
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