Elba Shared Expedition

Join ETC in Italy for an unforgettable week of sea kayaking in the warm crystalline waters off the stunning coast of Tuscany!

Experience the island of Elba for 8 glorious days as we kayak the warm waters of the Mediterranean, eat fabulous food and explore this ancient and fascinating island.  This trip is an opportunity for people with and without disabilities to come together in the shared spirit of adventure. Proceeds from this trip will support ETC's outdoor adventure program for people of all abilities.

Our guide on this trip will be Gaudenzio Coltelli, one of Italy's premier sea kayakers and a native son of Elba.  Gaudenzio has been paddling Elba for 30 years and was the first person to kayak from Elba to Corsica.  He is also a graduate of sommalier school.

Gaudenzio will lead us on kayaking daytrips around different parts of the island.  On a typical day we'll kayak for a few hours; stop on a deserted beach to eat lunch, play in the water and take a siesta; paddle a while longer and stop at a beach café for espresso and gelato; then paddle home.  We'll end each day with a hot shower at our hotel, followed by a fantastic dinner featuring the local wines and cuisine of Elba.

Only 10 spaces are available on this exclusive trip - reserve yours now!

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Click here to watch a video of the previous ETC Elba trip!

Trip Details

Trip Start: June 12, 2017

Trip End: June 19, 2017

Trip Start/End Location: Portoferraio, Elba, Italy

Trip Cost: $2300

Trip Includes:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodations in the picturesque seaside town of Marciana Marina
  • 7 breakfasts and dinners featuring the fantastic local cuisine of Elba
  • All kayaking gear and instruction
  • 4 to 5 days of sea kayaking in the crystal clear, warm waters of Elba
  • Land-based activities including hikes and car excursions to Elba's various hill towns, markets, and historic sites
  • Transportation to and from Portoferraio (ferry port) to Marciana Marina


Trip Does Not Include:

  • Lunches (picnic food and cafes are readily available)
  • Airfare to Italy and transportation to Elba Island


Accessibility: Although there may be some limitations, we should be able to accommodate a wide variety of special needs on this trip.


For More Information and to Sign Up for this incredible trip:

For questions about Elba, traveling in Italy, and the details of this Shared Expedition, please contact Harriet Moss, ETC Board Member and Trip Coordinator, at harriet@moss.net.

To book your trip please contact Oren Frey at the email address or phone number below:

Phone: 415-474-7662 ext. 13

Email: kayak@etctrips.org 



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