1Portofino was born to offer a brand new service in the Gulf of Tigullio.
The company was born in 2018 to manage the mooring places in San Fruttuoso di Camogli and in Punta Chiappa, significantly improving the taxi boat service.
One year later the company remarkably increased its fleet of privately owned boats to rent.
In 2019 1Portofino officially opened its first Charter and taxi boat office in Portofino, one of the most iconic villages in the world.
Thanks to its founder, Matteo Gentile, who has turned his personal passion into a real job, the company has achieved excellent results and feedback.
The company guarantees top quality service thanks to its steady attention to details and respect towards its territory.
The aim is to meet the needs of the most demanding guest, and to take him/her/* to the discovery of unique itineraries. Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, San Fruttuoso Di Camogli, Camogli, le Cinque Terre, Portovenere, are only some of the enchanting proposed destinations.
In 2021 1Portofino expanded its services. Besides taxi boat service and boat charter, the company decided to set up a tender service for mega yachts.
Over the years, the company has entered an international scenario, keeping up with its excellence and luxury standards. Thanks to the skipper skills together with the employees discretion, 1Portofino takes care of its guests, guiding them in a selected and supported choice of an elegant and comfortable boat.
These are some of the elements for a full and inimitable service.
In 2022 1Portofino yachts are chosen for special events and exclusive collaborations with luxury brands such as Belmond Hotels & Resorts, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Fever Tree.
The year of 2023 will see several news, such as the opening of the first 1Portofino Head Office in the beating heart of the famous Portofino “piazzetta”.
1Portofino mission is to take care of the guests in each step of their experience, choosing the perfect boat, an ideal itinerary, the restaurants and other activities, taking them to discover breathtaking views from one of the most fascinating perspectives we have: the sea.
Guests are always given a personalized service: not a single detail is left to chance. They buy not only a boat trip but also an experience, where 1Portofino is an important point of reference.
Safety and reliability
All 1Portofino boats are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as RADAR, THERMO CAMERA and GPS, to ensure safe navigation not only during the day, but also at night. 1Portofino team’s perfect knowledge of the area allows guests to visit the most hidden and sought-after corners, magical places that can only be reached from the seaside, in a well-planned itinerary.
1Portofino skippers and captains have all the appropriate certifications, such as an Italian nautical license and or yacht master. Their experience in the nautical field guarantees the guests to spend their daily tour or weekly cruise in complete tranquility. Moreover, their diligence in knowing the weather, marine conditions and their preparations in the mechanical field guarantee them extreme safety for the entire duration of the charter. The kindness and professionalism of the crew, made of male and/or female, will always make the customers feel at ease.
Control and quality
1Portofino is different for the direct presence of its collaborators in the daily activity. The team constantly operates, offering impeccable service. The company is assiduously committed to quality control of its boats, onboard service and shore staff.
The kindness and professionalism of the crew, made of male and/or female, will always make the customers feel at ease.