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From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

1. From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

On this 3-hour boat tour you’ll take in sights along the north shore of Ajaccio, including the Tino Rossi house, the Greek chapel, the Marin cemetery and the Citadel. Soon you’ll come across the Parata tower and the Sanguinaires islands, a Natura 2000 site. During the tour you’ll enjoy commentary about Ajaccio Bay and the history of the city. Stop at Mezumare, the largest island in the Sanguinaires archipelago, accessible only by boat. The island is home to a number of rare animal species. Enjoy a 1-hour stopover for a swim, or for a walk to the Alphonse Daudet lighthouse and semaphore. You'll also see the ruins of the Lazaretto, used by coral fishermen, in quarantine after returning from Africa.

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Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

2. Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

Set sail from Ajaccio or Porticcio on a full-day boat tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Gulf of Porto. Experience one of the last Mediterranean enclaves to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife. Stop in the coastal village of Girolata and explore the secluded village for 2 hours. Find a nice restaurant for lunch or enjoy a picnic on the beach. In the winter, the village becomes a virtual backwater with only about 15 residents. Then, venture into the Calanche de Piana to discover an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries by changes in temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Explore the geological diversity and unique location of the rocks that give a particular aspect to the area.

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From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Full-Day Boat Tour to Bonifacio

3. From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Full-Day Boat Tour to Bonifacio

Discover the dramatic landscapes of the south coast of Corsica aboard a cruise boat from Ajaccio on a full-day tour to the commune of Bonifacio and its legendary rock formations. Cruise into the Valinco Gulf for breathtaking views of the coast. See the famous lion-shaped rock of Roccapina and more. Benefit from an informative commentary on the history of Corsica and its traditions along the way. Get a closer look at the rock carving of the Staircase of the King of Aragon, dug by Alfonso V's troops in a single night during the unsuccessful siege of Bonifacio in 1420, according to legend. Marvel at the sea caves in the shape of Napoleon's Hat and the sea stack of the Grain de Sable. Upon arrival in Bonifacio, get 4 hours to explore at leisure and find a nice place for lunch. Catch the mini-train from the port to the citadel in the upper town and back at your convenience. Located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, and separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio, the commune is known for its idyllic beaches and towering cliffs.

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Ajaccio Vision Tour from Ajaccio with Open-Top Bus

4. Ajaccio Vision Tour from Ajaccio with Open-Top Bus

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the Imperial Town with an open top bus. Depart from the Square Foch, drive along the De Gaulle Square with the statue of Napoleon with his four brothers. Then cruise along Austerlitz Square and see the Casone monument dedicated to Napoleon I.  Continue your discovery along the coastal road of the Sanguinaires to enjoy the beautiful sights over Ajaccio bay. Arrive at the Parata point for a 20-30 minute stop and appreciate the exceptional panorama over the archipelago.

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E-Bike Self-Guided Tour Loop Ajaccio Along Turquoise Waters

5. E-Bike Self-Guided Tour Loop Ajaccio Along Turquoise Waters

From the Tourist Office in the downtown area, collect your Peugeot high-end e-bike, equipped with a Bosch engine. With the help of the e-bike you can visit the Napoleonic sites, the old town, the Sanguinaires Islands, and the wonderful bay of Capo di Feno. You will then return to the Tourist Office via an inland route and along the Saint Antoine road pass. In just three and a half hours you can discover many sites on the island, including Bonaparte’s house where Napoleon was born and spent his youth. Beyond the downtown area, you can visit the Parata Genoese tower for a great panoramic view on the Sanguinaires Islands and then continue on to the beautiful beaches of Grand Capo and Petit Capo.

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Ajaccio: Day Trip Boat Tour to Bonifacio

6. Ajaccio: Day Trip Boat Tour to Bonifacio

Explore the best of Bonifacio from the sea and land on this boat tour from Ajaccio or Porticcio. Swim in the sea and experience the Lavezzi islands and cliffs of Bonifacio. Board the boat in Ajaccio or Porticcio and head to your first stop, the emblematic Lion of Roccapina, a superb natural sculpture of a lion formed in the rocks. Here, take a dip in the warm and crystal-clear waters of the beach. Once back on board, sit down to a charcuterie tasting board and sip a glass of local rosé wine. Continue to the Lavezzi Islands and cool down with a dip in the sea before heading to the Piantarella Lagoon, Corsica's largest natural swimming pool. Next, head to Bonifacio and enjoy some free time for lunch at a local restaurant or explore the town on foot. Finally, make your way back to Ajaccio. Stop for a swim at one of the picturesque beaches along the way or dive into the sea at Anse de Cacao.  

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Ajaccio Sightseeing Tour

7. Ajaccio Sightseeing Tour

Depart from Place Foch and drive along De Gaulle Square to see the statue of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio´s most famous figure, and his 4 brothers. Along the Austerlitz square, see the Casone monument, dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. Journey along the coastal road of the Sanguinaires to enjoy the beautiful view over Ajaccio Bay. Arrive at the Pointe de la Parata with its great sea views and close-ups of the Sanguinaires Islands. Drive back to town overlooking the beaches, the monuments, and the seaside cemetery and the citadel.

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From Porticcio: Speedboat Tour to Cupabia Beach with Stops

8. From Porticcio: Speedboat Tour to Cupabia Beach with Stops

Live in a daydream for the day on this tour from Porticcio aboard a semi-rigid speedboat piloted by qualified captains. Bathe in the sun, take a dip in the water, make stops for free time, and enjoy cold meats, cheese, and wine. Start your getaway with Sette Nave and Isula Piana and the cove of Cacao where you can appreciate the panorama while swimming in the crystal-clear waters of these dream places. Make up to four stops for swimming. Upon return, enjoy a tasting of charcuterie, cheese, and rosé wine prepared by your captain. Continue your adventure towards Cala di Cupabia and Cala D'Orzu, where you can have a drink at the mythical hut named Chez Francis. Set out on the water again at high speeds and zigzag through the sea for an unparalleled feeling of freedom. Before arriving back at the starting point, make your last stop for swimming at the famous Plage d'Argent.

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Ajaccio: Full-Day Corsica West Coast Guided Boat Tour

9. Ajaccio: Full-Day Corsica West Coast Guided Boat Tour

Discover the West Coast of Corsica's natural highlights on this full-day tour from Ajaccio. Visit the Scandola Nature Reserve and Calanques de Piana, as well as some of the area's small islands and villages like Girolata and Ficajola, before admiring the sunset with some charcuterie and rosé wine. Set sail from the convenient meeting point with your guide. Head to Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the island of Gargalo through to the cathedral fault and learn about the local wildlife. Then visit Girolata, a small fishing village built around an 18th century fort accessible only by sea. Here you can enjoy some free time to meet the wild cows that live in the village. Stop at the cove of Ficajola, then at the Calanques de Piana, a natural rock formation and UNESCO World Heritage site. Swim at Cala di Pala cove and dive from the cliffs. Dock at the Sanguinaires Islands and swim or visit the lighthouse, then enjoy an aperitif of local charcuterie and rosé wine whilst admiring the sunset.

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From Porticcio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

10. From Porticcio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

Ride to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Scandola Reserve and the majestic Calanches de Piana on this group boating tour from Porticcio. Enjoy exceptional maritime and terrestrial flora and fauna, as well as rosé wine and snacks. Embark to the island of Gargalo and head to the Cathedral Rift where monk seals hangout. Stop for a swim in the turquoise waters at the Cove of Muretta, while a nustrale aperitif, some charcuterie and local rosé wine is prepared for you. Continue to Girolata, a fishing village built around an 18th century fort that is only accessible by sea. Have 1.25 hours of free time to get lunch at a restaurant overlooking the sea, or to hang out with the wild cows on the beach. Return to the boat at 12:45 pm and make your way back to Porticcio.

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What people are saying about Ajaccio

A very interesting trip. Two stops on the way: 10 minutes at the Napoleon statue and 20 minutes at the parking lot overlooking the iles sanguinares. Very nice driver. We had originally booked a different date, but due to the fact that the organizers of another tour from get your guide rescheduled it, we couldn't use our tickets on the day of the tour. Therefore, I asked to make the trip on a different day and time and there were no problems with it. Thank you very much.

Boat trip a little long otherwise great view from the boat to take pictures of bonifacio and little train included in the ticket for access to the top of the village

Great experience. The bikes have nothing to do with the photo, the engines were essential. Accessible to everyone. I strongly advise.

Good experience. Trip with beautiful views on the bay of Ajaccio. Explanation and info was very good.

Experience to do !! A must !! Perfect visit that shows you all the points of Ajaccio