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Lovely afternoon with Dario

We absolutely loved our 2 hour boat tour with Dario. Seeing the Cinque Terre by sea is definitely... read more

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A must-do in Cinque Terre

Dario offerred us a wonderful tour along the coastline of Cinque Terre. He is very friendly and... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

Dario offerred us a wonderful tour along the coastline of Cinque Terre. He is very friendly and personable, and he explained the history of the area very well. During the tour, he took us to some of the best swimming spots around Cinque Terre. He also offered us a bonus sunset tour at the end as we celebrated our wedding anniversary on that day. Dario's boat tour was definitely one of the best highlights of our trip. I would recommend his tour to anyone visiting Cinque Terre - this is a unique expereince not to be missed!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Jessica P
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

We did this private tour boat with 2 kids of 8 and 13 years old.
Dario est very professional and nice. His boat is 20 feet long with 60 HP which is enough for a family of 4 or 6. There is a parking in Manarola if you wake up early. Good duration for this boat tour is 2 hours and half so you have time to swim.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank c0lst03
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Our guided boat tour with Rayo Verde Tours was the highlight of an already wonderful holiday. We were worried about visiting Manarola in high season, in only a day and with Via dell’Amore closed and only the more strenuous hiking trails open. The boat tour proved a great way to combine seeing all five “Terre” (which we would not otherwise have had time to do) in a single afternoon with discovering the natural beauty of the coastline and experiencing some amazing deep water swimming away from the crowds, in some stunning locations. Dario is a highly experienced boatsman and a great guide, who knows and loves Manarola and its waters like the back of his hand (having grown up here). We very much appreciated his attentiveness to the well-being and safety of his passengers (in our case a family of four with two teenagers, one of whom isn’t a massively confident swimmer - Dario kept a close eye and was quick to offer her a float when she needed it). Unlike some other boat tour operators in Manarola, Dario doesn’t compromise the safety of his passengers by cramming too many people onto the boat to maximise profit. This was a properly private boat tour, which made it all the more special and enjoyable and we felt completely safe. I booked ahead and Dario was great at confirming everything ahead of time which meant we could relax and look forward to the tour on our last day. He was responsive to calls and messages and I was particularly grateful for his kind and accommodating response when we were delayed on arrival in La Spezia. He has snorkelling equipment and refreshments on board and a sun shade, which we were very glad of. I can not recommend Rayo Verde Boat Tours highly enough. I would like to thank Dario from all four of us for a truly unforgettable afternoon. We dream of returning to Manarola and hope to be back on your boat some day!

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank sassylondonmum
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

We planned our sunset boat tour the day before with our hotel and were so happy we did. Dario adds invaluable history and information about Cinque Terre that you simply cannot read in books. As a native of Manarola, he was able to answer questions and truly enrich our visit to this beautiful part of the world. We were so pleased with the tour and absolutely recommend choosing him for an insider-view of Cinque Terre.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank _mmariahf
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

What can I say !
If you are in the Cinque Terre then I must recommend Dario and his small boat tour of the area. His knowledge of the area and its history can only come from someone who has an accute affinity with the area as he was born and grew up in Manarola.
Dario is also an accomplished boat handler and one of the highlights of the tour was his skill in nosing the boat into the entrance of a couple of caves along the coast one of which had a nice waterfall which offered some nice photo opportunities.
The perspectives you get with water views of the Cinque Terre are a must and Rayo Verde Small Boat Hire offers that truly unique and personalised service and up close vistas that the large ferry and tour operators can’t offer.
I suggest a minimum of a two hour tour, bring a camera for unforgettable photo ops, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and water as the weather starts getting warmer you will need them.
I have no hesitation in giving Dario and his Rayo Verde boat hire a five star rating.
Exceptional tour, Awesome sights and wonderful commentary.
Thanks Dario

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rohan T
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