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Dinghy tour to Tonnarella di Camogli

Dinghy tour to Tonnarella di Camogli

3 hours


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  • Discover Camogli's legendary Tonnarella by land and sea in 3 hours
  • Sail on an inflatable boat with skippers in the historical sites of the fishing system
  • Dive into a snorkelling session to spot the Christ of the Abyss
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Full description

Much more than a dinghy tour: an opportunity to learn about the history of Camogli's Tonnarella, a sustainable fishing system that is a symbol of this village.

And how better to discover it than by retracing its traces on land and, above all, by sea: sail from Porto Pidocchio to San Fruttuoso, visiting the historic sites of this centuries-old trade. Don't miss a walk through Camogli's historic centre and a snorkelling stop to admire the Statue of Christ of the Abyss.

The experience could end here, for a total of 3 hours. But if you wish, you can select the option with a final tasting !

What we will do

I will be waiting for you 10 minutes before the selected time at the meeting point in Camogli (GE).

I will be your skipper , and in the company of a nature guide/biologist I will accompany you on the trail of the Tonnarella di Camogli, which is no longer active and is the symbol of a fishing system with a centuries-old tradition. And, above all, sustainable: natural fibre nets with a large mesh size are used to practice it, to prevent fish from getting trapped; furthermore, at the end of the season the nets are left on the seabed and turn right into fish food!

Our exploration will begin with a walk of about one hour in Camogli, in the historical places of the Tonnarella: where the nets are sewn, where the fish are gathered, where the anchovies are cooked during the town's Fish Festival. There will also be a stop at Dragonara Castle!

We will then board my maxi dinghy to reach Porto Pidocchio, the first descent ashore, and San Fruttuoso, the second descent ashore. Right here, a walk of about 15 minutes will take us to the place where coconut fibre nets are made.

We will return on board and then stop for a swim of about 30 minutes above the famous statue of Christ of the Abyss. Wearing mask and snorkel, we will practice snorkelling to better admire this jewel of the sea!

Finally, we will return to the meeting point, with the possibility of a tasting session (if the "tour + tasting" option is chosen when booking): this will include fish dishes, focaccia and a glass of wine while we attend a presentation of a recipe for a typical seafood dish. The experience will last from 3 hours to 3½ hours in total, depending on the option chosen.

Who it is aimed at

The experience is suitable for everyone with no age limit; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Children from 0 to 5 years old participate free of charge: please contact the organiser at the contact details given in your booking confirmation e-mail to indicate their presence.

The excursion is not recommended for participants with reduced mobility.

Small to medium-sized dogs are allowed on board; max. 1 dog per boat. Contact the organiser at the contact details given in the booking confirmation e-mail to report their presence.

Other information

The experience takes place compatibly from June to September and is confirmed upon reaching a minimum number of 8 participants.

The excursion takes place subject to weather and sea conditions at the organiser's discretion.

The boat is an 8-metre long maxi dinghy, equipped with an awning and climbing ladder.

In the case of participants from 0 to 5 years of age in the "tour + tasting" option, the cost of €15.00 must be paid on site; the children's menu includes a dish of trofie with pesto sauce or similar.

Do you have dietary needs or preferences? Contact the organiser at the contact details given in your booking confirmation email to report any allergies or intolerances.

Recommended clothing

Clothing suitable for the season

Don't forget to bring

  • Beach towel
  • Sun cream
  • Swimming costume
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

What is included

  • Skipper
  • Nature guide / Biologist
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask and fins, upon request)
  • Tasting (if selected when booking)

How it works

  • Book
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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Camogli, Genoa

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is last minute. You get a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours from the activity start. You can find the full policies in the Policy di cancellazione section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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