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Boat tour on the trail of the Tonnarella di Camogli

Boat tour on the trail of the Tonnarella di Camogli

3 hours


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  • Discover Camogli's legendary Tonnarella in a 3-hour tour by land and sea
  • Sail on a boat with a guide who will take you to the historical sites of the fishing system
  • Explore the wonderful town of Camogli by walking for 1 hour through its historic streets
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Full description

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

And how better to discover it than by following its traces by 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 in the historic centre of Camogli.

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 at the time selected during the booking process at the meeting point in Camogli (GE).

I am the nature guide and I will accompany you on the trail of the Tonnarella di Camogli, which is no longer active and is the symbol of a fishing system with a centuries-old tradition.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 wide mesh are used to practice it, to prevent fish from getting trapped; moreover, 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 a boat to reach Porto Pidocchio, the first descent to land, and San Fruttuoso, the second descent to land. Right here, a walk of about 15 minutes will take us to the place where coconut fibre nets are made.

At this point we will be able to 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 the presentation of a recipe for a typical seafood dish.

Alternatively, we will have the option of staying at San Fruttuoso to immerse ourselves in its splendid waters and visit the village. We will be able to return to the starting point by taking any of the boats on the San Fruttuoso-Camogli line, included in the cost.

The experience will last a total of 3 hours if we choose the option without tasting and 4½ hours with tasting.

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 aged 0 to 3 years participate free of charge: 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. Please 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 April to September and is confirmed upon reaching a minimum number of 5 participants.

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

The boat is a boat of varying dimensions.

In the case of participants from 0 to 3 years old , there is no additional tasting.

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

  • Nature guide
  • Tasting (if selected when booking)

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  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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