Our most recommended things to do in Bonifacio

From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Day Trip to Bonifacio by Boat

1. From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Day Trip to Bonifacio by Boat

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.

From Bonifacio: Bonifacio National Park Boating Day Trip

2. From Bonifacio: Bonifacio National Park Boating Day Trip

Explore the Bonifacio National Park on this speedboat tour from Bonifacio. Soak up views of the Genoese tower of Capicciolu, the Lavezzi islands, and the bay of Fazzio. Go for a dip in crystal-clear waters and explore the seabed of a secret beach with the provided snorkeling gear.  Meet your guide at the activity supplier's shop in Bonifacio. Hop aboard a 10-meter, semi-rigid boat that specially designed for sea excursions. Depart from Santa Manza and feel the sea breeze on your way past the Genoese tower of Capicciolu and the magnificent beaches of Cala Longa. Admire the Lavezzi islands, the lagoon of Piantarella and the tip of Sperone on the extreme southern tip of Corsica. Pass by the cliffs of Bonifacio and feel like a pirate as you enter the marine caves in the bay of Fazzio. Cool down as you observe the sea beds at a hidden beach with high-quality snorkeling gear. Return to your starting point at the end of your excursion. 

Bonifacio : Marine Park Guided Boat Tour

3. Bonifacio : Marine Park Guided Boat Tour

Embark on a boat cruise in the International Marine Park of Corsica-Sardinia to discover the exceptional scenery of the Nature Reserve of Bouches de Bonifacio. Departing from Piantarella beach, explore the coastline's marine caves and beautiful bays. Meet your captain and depart from Piantarella, a local beach outside Bonifacio. Once you’re aboard, you’ll head out to the granite islands of the Lavezzi Archipelago and continue on to Bonifacio to admire the city, whose striking ramparts sit precariously atop jagged cliffs, from the water below. On your way to the cavernous marine caves of Saint-Antoine and Sdragonato, admire the white Grain de Sable coastal cliff at the southern tip of the Island. After this, move on to the secluded Fazzio bay. The tour will finish back at the dock in Piantarella.

From Porto-Vecchio: Lavezzi Archipelago Sightseeing Cruise

4. From Porto-Vecchio: Lavezzi Archipelago Sightseeing Cruise

Leave the coast of Corsica behind on a sightseeing cruise departing from Porto-Vecchio and Santa Giulia Beach. Observe cormorants in flight at the Iles Cerbicales and admire the private island of Cavallo from the sea. Swim in the Lavezzi Archipelago and stop in the bay of Piantarella. Make your way down to Santa Giulia Beach or the port to meet your friendly captain and group for the day. Be welcomed aboard the semi-rigid boat and fly over the waves as you set out to sea. Reach your first stop at the Iles Cerbicales, a stunning natural paradise. Watch from the boat as different species of bird like cormorants, gray shearwaters, gulls, and pale swifts dive between the sky and the sea. Cruise by the island of Cavallo full of luxurious villas and enter the nature reserve of the Lavezzi Archipelago. Look out for incredible marine life and take the chance to swim and snorkle in the crystalline waters. Climb back into the boat and view the steep cliffs and mysterious caves of Saint-Antoine on your way to the serene bay of Piantarella. Feel at peace on the calm water and indulge in some snacks served at sea. Leave Piantarella and cruise back towards Porto-Vecchio. Experience picturesque views of the coastline on your return journey and see the Isles Cerbicales and Lavezzi Archipelago in another light.

From Santa Teresa: Sailboat Tour to Corsica with Lunch

5. From Santa Teresa: Sailboat Tour to Corsica with Lunch

A fantastic tour aboard a beautiful sailing boat to discover the south of Corsica, departing from Santa Teresa di Gallura, a strategic port in the north east of Sardinia. After about half an hour of navigation, you can explore the most beautiful areas of the coast with itineraries always customizable according to the weather of the day, diving in crystal clear waters between the famous destination of Cavallò or Isola Piana, separated from Corsica by a wonderful stretch of sea with shallow water.  Dream places, with a skipper at your disposal and a lunch of typical products to enjoy on board. Lunch will be served on board and includes: an aperitif based on typical products, a first or second course based on fresh local fish, wine, beer, fruit, Sardinian sweets and myrtle, a typical Sardinian liqueur. In the event of food intolerances or special requests, alternatives are not guaranteed, but no-fish or vegetarian options are possible. Itinerary: - Navigation in the direction of Corsica (30 minutes) - Possible stops at: Isola Piana and Cavallò - Return The itinerary always includes two or three stops, which will be chosen by our experienced skipper according to the marine weather conditions of the day. It will be possible to dive directly from the boat, swim, snorkel and, wind permitting, make stops directly on the beach thanks to the tender transfer (when available). Boat characteristics: - Maximum capacity: 12 passengers plus 2 crew - Cabins: 3 or 4 - Bathrooms: 2  - Outdoor shower of fresh water - HI-Fi system for music The elegance and performance of sailing in extreme safety, the attention to detail, the elegance of the lines and wood essences with which it was built, make this boat manufactured by the largest shipyard in the world Jeanneau, overhauled, a landmark in the world of sailing cabins.

From Bonifacio: Cruise under the Piantarella Cliffs

6. From Bonifacio: Cruise under the Piantarella Cliffs

Enjoy unbeatable views on this open-air cruise off the coast of Piantarella. You'll be able to observe the surrounding landscapes of the Gulf of Sperone, the Pointe St Antoine, the cliffs of Bonifacio, the Napoleon cave, and the port of Bonifacio. Set off from Piantarella beach on this open-air boat tour which takes you past limestone cliffs and offers beautiful views of the coastal landscape. Relax onboard as you cruise calm waters and see Bonifacio from a new perspective, with a guide to point out the best views and tell you about the area.

Bonifacio: Isola Piana, Isola Lavezzi tour by dinghy

7. Bonifacio: Isola Piana, Isola Lavezzi tour by dinghy

Departure from the port of Santa Teresa Gallura at 09 o' clock. The boat will travel through the Bocche di Bonifacio" for about twenty five minutes and the destination will be a panoramic visit to Bonifacio caves, after we go to Bonifacio, a small town located in the southern area of Corsica, where it will stop for about two hours and a half. The town offers tourists many attractions such as boutiques that sell handcraft products, typical restaurant for delicious meals and the beautiful harbor. Furthermore tourists can comfortably discover places and admire the amazing view from the top of the island on board of a touristic train. The tour will continue along the Corsica coast, the rubber dinghy will stop at isola Piana for about fifty minutes, where a swim break awaits you. The last stop will be isola di Lavezzi where it will stop for about an hour and a half where you can relax on a beautiful beach. The island of Lavezzi, is part of the Bocche di Bonifacio natural park and is an interesting destination for snorkelling lovers. Return to port at 17 o' clock.

Porto Vecchio: Cerbicale and Lavezzi Islands Boat Day Trip

8. Porto Vecchio: Cerbicale and Lavezzi Islands Boat Day Trip

Discover the beauty of Corsica from the sea on this day trip from Porto Vecchio. Sail to the Cerbicale island and the archipelago of Lavezzi. Uncover underwater worlds with the included snorkeling gear at locations like the bay of Pientarella. Reach the town of Bonifacio on the cliffs.  Hop aboard the comfortable ship at the port of Porto Vecchio and embark on your sailing adventure. Head for the Cerbicale Island, a paradise for seabirds where you can observe various species or go snorkeling in the turquoise waters. Continue past the island of Cavallo which is known as the island of the billionaires and visit San Bainso island and its Roman quarry. Make your way to the archipelago of Lavezzi. Enjoy their beautiful, pristine, and unique environment that is free of any buildings in the heart of a nature reserve. Swim through schools of shinning fish. Take a dip in the azure bay of Pientarella, where a sandbank in the open sea awaits you. Sip on a Corsican aperitif while in the water. Sail along the Gulf of Sperone where you can admire the beaches of the Grand and Petit Sperone. Go by Pointe Saint Antoine which is the extreme southern tip of Corsica. Have free time to explore the cliffs, caves, port, and history of Bonifacio, or go and purchase a delicious lunch at a seaside restaurant. Board the boat and jet off to the magnificent bay of Rondinara for a swim and a relaxing break. On the way back to Porto Vecchio, take time to gaze out at the stunning beaches along the coast of Santa Giulia, Palombaggia, and Carrataghiu.

Ajaccio: Day Trip Boat Tour to Bonifacio

9. Ajaccio: Day Trip Boat Tour to Bonifacio

Explore the beauty of Bonifacio on this day trip from Ajaccio, and make the most of your day by traveling in a fast, semi-rigid boat. Marvel at the Lion of Roccapina, discover the Lavezzi Islands, stop at Bonifacio port, have plenty of swimming opportunities, and more. After making your way to one of the tour starting points, board your vessel and speed off over the water. Reach the emblematic Lion of Roccapina, and admire this 144-meter natural sculpture that seems to watch over its Genoese tower. Stop here to enjoy the magnificent beach and take a swim in warm, crystal-clear waters. While you do this, your captain will prepare a “nustrale” aperitif for you, a tasting of charcuterie and rosé wine from local terroirs. Next, continue to the paradisiacal Lavezzi Islands, an archipelago made up of 23 islands that bathe in a turquoise and emerald sea. Enjoy the chance to refresh yourself again during a swimming break. Move on in the direction of the lagoon of Piantarella, the largest natural swimming pool in Corsica, then admire the famous panorama of southern Corsica: the majestic cliffs of Bonifacio, which can reach 100 meters above sea level, and the old town perched on the white cliffs. Disembark at the port of Bonifacio for 2 hours of free time. Stop to eat (at your own expense) in the many restaurants or bring a picnic to enjoy in one of the many unique places offered by this charming city. Later, return to the sea to visit all of the caves nestled in the middle of the breathtaking cliffs. Continue to marvelous wild beaches, the Anse de Cala Longa, where you can swim again. Finally, get one more chance for a swim in Anse de Cacao where you can jump from the boat into the clear water. Afterward, make your way back to the tour starting point.

From Porto Vecchio: Escape Excursion to Sardinia with Drinks

10. From Porto Vecchio: Escape Excursion to Sardinia with Drinks

Start this sea escape from Corsica at the Porto Vecchio and sail to Sardinia on board a high-end launch specially designed for sea excursions. Professional sailors will take you on an authentic unforgettable sea adventure lasting the whole day.The first stop will be Toro Island where you can swim while observing the underwater flora and fauna. Masks and snorkels, sea scooters, and paddles will be made available to you to discover an amazing marine environment.After having crossed the mouths of Bonifacio, you will dock in Sardinia at the island of Budelli, where you will be offered a Corsican aperitif.Off to the next stop at the beautiful island of La Maddalena, where you will have free time to stroll through the alleys, enjoy lunch or have a picnic at the edge of the water. The Santa Maria archipelago awaits for your next stop before heading for Porto Novo where we will take a last swim in its crystal clear waters.On the way back to Porto Vecchio, enjoy the view of the beautiful beaches of Santa Giulia and Palombaggia from the boat.

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The best experience and a wonderful memory that I will never forget. Alex our guide was just amazing. I recommend 100% we discovered beautiful places, we were able to swim in crystal clear water in breathtaking coves. Two hours of ride in Bonifacio was more than enough. thanks again

the processing at the ticket counter was totally unproblematic. Would work well even without knowledge of French. The trip was great, the crew was really nice and up for a joke. We saw dolphins. we didn't regret taking the ship instead of driving.

Travel with nave goes to the top! Round trip a bit long but there are many explanations by the guide. The landscapes are just magnificent and Bonifacio breathtaking! It's worth the detour

I think it will stay in my heart all my life. Beautiful excursion, very good driver, beautiful bathrooms, beautiful places. I would say everything perfect.

A peine 3h30 sur Bonifacio. Un peu court mais pour une 1ere ça donne envie de revenir !