Camogli to San Fruttuoso 2018 Ferry Boats with Recco & Portofino

Camogli Travel Guide with Boat Schedules & Prices 

Connect to Portofino, Santa Margherita, Rapallo and Portofino National Park. 


2017 Camogli Ferries Ended Nov. 1 (except San Fruttuoso). 2018 Camogli Ferries Begin in April


Camogli San Fruttuoso Ferry Times /  Battelli, Traghetti Orari 2018 /  Fähre Zeitplan 2018


Camogli, Liguria, Italy. Oratorio of San Prospero.
Camogli. Oratorio of San Prospero.
Whether you are hiking or sightseeing, a boat trip along the scenic Liguria coast will insure a memorable vacation visit. One good excursion is from Camogli to San Fruttuoso Abbey. Below is all the tourist information you need for this and other boat trips on the north side of the Portofino peninsula using regular (no reservation) ferry boat service. These ferry boats connect the port of Recco and the port of Camogli to Punta Chiappa hikes, San Fruttuoso Abbey, and the village of Portofino by connecting to boats operated by Golfo di Paradiso Trasporti.

You can easily connect to the south side of the peninsula (Rapallo, Santa Margherita, Portofino) at San Fruttuoso and enjoy the fabulous ferry trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita. These routes are covered by our article on SMT ferries: Link: Portofino Ferry Boat Schedules from Rapallo and Santa Margherita.

The Blue Line ferry boats operate between Recco & Camogli to Punta Chiappa & San Fruttuoso.

The Green Line is an excursion originating in Genoa that allows a round trip from Recco & Camogli to Portofino via San Fruttuoso. (Typically a Camogli to Portofino trip is made by changing boat lines at San Fruttuoso).

Reality check: Schedules change. Mistakes happen. Double check the info locally before departure.

The Blue Line Camogli to San Fruttuoso via Punta Chiappa
One-Way €9.00 Round Trip €14.00 Child RT=One way. Punta Chiappa €3.00 less.  Holiday=Sunday
Ferry boat from Camogli to San Fruttuoso and Portofino.
Ferry boat from Camogli to San Fruttuoso.
  Shadowgate photo

April-May     M-F       8:00/10:00 Hourly to 16:00 but no 13:00
                     Sat         9:00 Hourly to 16:00 but no 13:00
                     Sun        9:00 Hourly to 16:00
June              M-F       8:00/10:00 Hourly to 17:00 but no 13:00
                     Sa-Sun   9:00 Hourly to 17:00
July               M-F        8:00 / 10:00 Hourly to 18:00
                     Sa-Sun   9:00 Hourly to 18:00
August          M-F        8:00 Hourly to 18:00
                     Sa-Sun   9:00 Hourly to 18:00
Sept.1-8        M-F       8:00/10:00 Hourly to 17:00 but no 13:00
                     Sa-Sun  9:00 Hourly to 17:00
Sept. 9-30     M-F      8:00/10:00 Hourly to 16:00 but no 13:00
                      Sat          9:00 Hourly to 16:00 but not 13:00
                      Sun         9:00 Hourly to 16:00
Oct.-March    M-F        8:00 / 11:00       -         -      / 15:00
                      Sa-Sun  9:00 / 11:00 / 12:00 / 14:00 / 15:00

Trip Planning Note: Recco is closer to the autostrada and it's easier to park than Camogli. Tickets allow stopovers.

The Blue Line Return San Fruttuoso to Camogli
There's a return boat to Camogli 30 minutes after each of the above times for 8:00 to 12:00 boats, 1 hour after for afternoon boats. (Exception, from Oct.-March, the 11:00 M-F boat returns at 12:30.)

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The Blue Line Recco to San Fruttuoso via Camogli & Punta Chiappa.
One-Way €10.00 Round Trip €15.00  Recco-Camogli €2.50/€4.00  Child RT=One way  Holiday=Sun.
April-May    Sat-Sun      9:45 / 10:45 / 11:45 / 13:45 / 14:45 / 15:45
June             Daily          9:45 / 10:45 / 11:45 / 13:45 / 14:45 / 15:45
July-Aug        Daily         9:45 / 10:45 / 11:45 / 13:45 / 14:45 / 15:45 / 16:45 /17:45
Sept.1-8        Daily          9:45 / 10:45 / 11:45 / 13:45 / 14:45 / 15:45
Sept. 9-30     Sat-Sun      9:45 / 10:45 / 11:45 / 13:45 / 14:45 / 15:45

Planning Note: Recco is easier to park and nearer the autostrada than Camogli. Tickets allow stopovers.

The Blue Line Return San Fruttuoso to Recco via Camogli.
April-May     Sat-Sun      10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00
June              M-F           10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 /   -       / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00
June              Sat.-Sun     10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00
July-Aug       Daily         10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00
Sept.1-8        M-Sat         10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 /   -       / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00
Sept.1-8        Sun            10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00
Sept. 9-30     Sat-Sun      10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 /   -       / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00

The Green Line Recco / Camogli Excursion to Portofino & Return.
One-Way €11.00  Round Trip €19.00   Child RT=One way.  Holiday Times=Sunday
                                                   Recco      Camogli     San Fruttuoso    Portofino In  Portofino Out
April-May           Sat-Sun            14:45        15.00              15:10                  15:50              16:45
June 1-15           Sat-Sun             14:45        15.00              15:10                  15:50              16:45
June 16-Sept.9   Daily Tu-Sun     14:45        15.00             15:10                  15:50              16:45
Sept.10-30          Sat-Sun             14:45        15.00              15:10                  15:50             16:45

More Boat Info
Fisherman & Camogli Harbor
Fisherman headed out to night fish with lights.
Camogli Harbor, Liguria            photo: Alvaro
The Camogli boats leave from the picturesque inner harbor in the historic center. At Recco they leave from the breakwater at the end of the Lungomare (seaside street). The tickets are cash only. There is a bathroom on board, and carriable dogs are allowed. Boats can be cancelled due to winds and waves although it's rare in summer. Cancellations may appear on this Golfo Paradiso Facebook Page.

These boats are operated by Golfo Paradiso Trasporti which also provides service from Genoa Old Port and Genoa Nervi as far as Cinque Terre & Portovenere. They also offer nighttime cruises, whale watch cruises, and special event cruises. Learn more on the official website Golfo Paradiso Trasporti.

More Travel Info
Round Trips. Travelers can create a ring by linking to SMT ferry boats coming from the Gulf of Tigullio further south. For example, travel from Camogli to San Fruttuoso on a Golfo Paradiso ferry, and then an SMT ferry from San Fruttuoso to Portofino & Santa Margherita and take a train back to Camogli. The SMT ferry information can be found in our article: Portofino Ferry Boat Schedules from Rapallo and Santa Margherita

The Trip to Italy  The 2014 movie with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon was partially filmed on locations in Camogli and San Fruttuoso. In the movie, they stay at the hotel Cenobio dei Dogi (book below) overlooking Camogli and the bay, and enjoy a meal at the restaurant La Cantina on the beach at San Fruttuoso. Please impersonate responsibly.

More Good Area Stories by Us
Portofino - Hike Camogli to San FruttuosoA do-able hike from Camogli to San Fruttuoso.
Getting to Portofino - Walking Hiking and More Two great walks from Santa Margherita.
Portofino - From Fishing Village to Icon Some cultural history that will make you sing.  

Useful Websites by Not Us
PortofinoTrek Website Good infomation on this multilingual local website, including lots of hiking information.
Parco Portofino (English) The park website has good information for all types of visitors.

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Where to Stay
Here are our four Camogli recommendations with links at different price levels. These lodgings get very favorable reviews. To see all Camogli hotels listed, use this link: Booking.Com.Camogli

Cenobio dei Dogi  Well located with a private beach and green space on the edge of Camogli center.
Villa Rosmarino  Beautifully located overlooking town and the sea. Well run and friendly as heck
Hotel Casamona In town over the beach, well run, and very well rated by reviewers on Trip Advisor.
B&B La Gabbianella People love this place. Convenient location. A value with views and hospitality.

We'd be very grateful if you use this Booking.Com.Italy link to book wherever you stay in Italy.
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Getting There
If you are coming just for the day and taking a boat, Recco is closer to the autostrada and it's easier to park than in Camogli. You can stop off and see Camogli on a Recco to San Fruttuoso ticket.
Train. Recco, Camogli. Santa Margherita, and Rapallo have train service. Ferrovie Italiane (EN)
Bus. Both Camogli and Recco have bus service by ATP: ATP Website.
Driving. From the A12 Autostrada, Genova-Livorno, take the Recco / Camogli exit. Drive toward the center of Recco, and at a traffic circle there, follow a directional sign to Camogli.  Keep driving and do not turnoff into streets marked ZTL or residents only.  Drive to and park in the large Parking area 1 at the far end of Camogli.  Parking is by payment - change only!

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