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About Portofino Taxi Boat
We are operating starting mid March until the end of October. During this time you can rent our boats with or without driver, for various kinds of tours, ranging from 1 hour (minimum) to a full day. The tours can be planned according to clients' requirements, even sailing from a different place. During our tours the following services are at your disposal: mini-bar, towels, fresh water shower, snorkelling masks and much more.
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Spend the day on the water exploring the sights near Portofino on this charter. Possible stops on the itinerary can include Santa Margherita, which features colorful houses and decorative churches; Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, where you can swim and snorkel; and the fishermen village of Camogli where you can try the focaccia bread.
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PasMal1982 wrote a review Sep 2020
Washington, DC39 contributions14 helpful votes
I reached Andrea via WhatsApp trying to find a last-minute boat taxi to San Fruttuoso the following morning. He was immediate with his response, set up a taxi for me, and even offered to reach out to his contact at the beach club in San Fruttuoso to reserve chairs for us the next day. We ended up having his dad take us to SF the next day. Just a really pleasant experience all around that Andrea made flawless for us. Can't ask for better customer service. If you're looking for boat services around Portofino, this is your guy!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jenny F wrote a review Oct 2019
Miami, Florida6 contributions3 helpful votes
Andrea's tour was recommended by friends and it succeeded our expectations. Andrea is very professional, knowledgeable and charming. His English is perfect! We were extremely pleased with tour and even had him share our romantic lunch with us. He also made other recommendations in the area and they were on point. Thanks Andrea for making this vacay memorable!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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jodyhudd wrote a review Oct 2019
Knoxville, Tennessee23 contributions4 helpful votes
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We had a group of 9 ladies who were interested in seeing the area around Portofino and I found Andrea on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We emailed back and forth and set up a 6 hour tour from the Portofino harbor. Weather was fabulous and Andrea was waiting for us when we tendered in from our ship. We told him we like the small out of the way places and boy we were not disappointed. First, he was so nice and kept us entertained with history and stories of the area. First, we went to Santa Margherita and he told us about his daughter's confirmation at the Cathedral up on the hill. So first thing we did when exploring was to go up to see this Cathedral. It was beautiful and a sweet place to worship. We also shopped and explored the harbor and then met Andrea to keep exploring. He took us to Camoglia and we loved this little village. He told us it was a quiet fisherman's village. We were not overrun by tourists and could enjoy it. But the highlight of the day was lunch at a little tiny restaurant perched on a rock cliff in San Fruittuoso. Only accessable by boat, we invited Andrea to lunch with us and had beautiful views of the water. We tried lots of different dishes and had a fantastic lunch. Andrea told us about another little tiny place to eat on the beach. he said the kitchen is in a building up high and they lower the food in a bucket out the window!! We kept watching so I included a pic. You don't see these things in big cities. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this day. All of us said it was a highlight of our trip. When looking for an adventure call Andrea. And be sure to book for 6 hours instead of 3. Three hours isn't long enough to see the coastline.His boat was plenty big enough for 9 of us and he and his father own 3 boats that they take on tours. His dad was bringing in a tour when we came back to Portofino and I posted pics of two of the boats. The cool thing is this is a family business dating back to his grand father. So cool when you happen onto a gem of a tour. Grazie Mille Andrea!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from andrea v, Proprietario at Portofino Taxi Boat
Responded Oct 10, 2019
Dear Joanne the tour with you was one of the most beautiful and fun tours of the season. You were great and I had a great time. I hope one day to meet you again. Remember this as word vacation 2019 ..... "solo uno" !!! a big kiss Andrea
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smiles19602016 wrote a review Sep 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom36 contributions5 helpful votes
By far the quickest, easiest, prettiest & cheapest way to get to Santa Margherita & Rapello. Good regular service & helpful staff at booking office.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from andrea v, Proprietario at Portofino Taxi Boat
Responded Oct 10, 2019
Thank you so much See you soon Andrea
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jmacCalifornia wrote a review Sep 2019
california6 contributions2 helpful votes
We chartered a half day excursion with Andrea from Santa Margarita. He was also our Captain and did a outstanding job! We had five adults and fit comfortably on his boat which was well cared for. During our tour of the coastline, on our way to San Frutuosso, Andrea gave us a splendid mix of history, local details and cultural education. His vast knowledge of the area helped give us a taste of living and working in this region. He was very personable, engaging and displayed a genuine desire to provide the best service. The only thing I can think of that would have made our trip better was to have made it longer!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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