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From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

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

Embark on a boat tour and take in sights along the north shore of Ajaccio, including the Tino Rossi house, the Greek chapel, the Marin cemetery and the Citadel. See the Parata tower and the Sanguinaires islands, a Natura 2000 site. During the tour, 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.

From Porto: Calanche de Piana and Capo Rosso Boat Tour

2. From Porto: Calanche de Piana and Capo Rosso Boat Tour

Leave Ota behind and immerse yourself in the beautiful coastal landscape of the Corsica region. Embark on a relaxing boat trip to the Calanche de Piana and Capo Rosso. Come across a wide array of striking natural formations and hear all about their origins. Climb aboard a 12-seater boat in Porto and start out with a thorough safety briefing from your captain. Listen to insightful commentary as you discover the surrounding scenery and enjoy the possibility to stop for a swim, depending on weather conditions. Arrive at the Calanche de Piana and Capo Rosso to discover imposing sea caves, majestic granite rocks, and even a natural pool. Let go of your worries as you surround yourself with nature and sit back on the return trip to Ota.

Porto: Half-Day Cruise Scandola Reserve & Calanche de Piana

3. Porto: Half-Day Cruise Scandola Reserve & Calanche de Piana

With its serene natural beauty, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Scandola Peninsula is a must-see on this half-day cruise from Porto. Discover the Gulf of Porto in its entirety as you cruise to highlights and watch nature at its finest under the setting sun. Enjoy commentary from your captain. Set out from Porto in the afternoon on board a sleek cruiser and settle in with your captain, who will also serve as your guide. Head towards the Scandola Nature Reserve by way of the Gulf of Girolata. As you approach the nature reserve, marvel at the clear waters and rock formations. Continue cruising in this remote place while you take in the many types of birds, including cormorants and eagles, and hear about the local, protected plants from your captain. You may also see marine life. Further on, visit the Calanche de Piana, with its strikingly unique vistas. Finally, travel to the Capo Rosso and its "swimming pool." Named for the remarkable pink granite rocks, admire the cape's spectacular shades of red rock and blue waters. Depending on the weather, pause for a swim in this wonderful setting before returning to shore in Porto. 

Porto-Vecchio : croisière en catamaran - îles Lavezzi

4. Porto-Vecchio : croisière en catamaran - îles Lavezzi

Romain vous accueillera à bord et vous emmènera découvrir la Réserve Naturelle des îles Cerbicales : baignade matinale pour les plus courageux, une collation vous sera offerte en remontant. Remontez l’ancre matelots ! Il est temps d’aller découvrir des endroits encore plus insolites : les Îles Lavezzi & Cavallo, l’île des milliardaires… Au mouillage, Romain vous servira un petit apéritif maison accompagné d’un véritable planteur des îles : vous nous en direz des nouvelles ! Pour le déjeuner, cela dépendra de la saison : Repas en basse saison : paella avec fruits de mer et poulet puis salade de fruits frais en dessert. Repas en haute saison : plateaux de fromage et charcuterie corses, salade composée, melon puis salade de fruits frais en dessert. Dans les deux cas, vous aurez la chance de goûter à notre rosé local, à notre eau fraiche, à notre café et à notre digestif… oui, c’est une chance ! Pour l’après-midi, Romain vous mettra à disposition des paddles et masques-tubas : profitez-en pour aller découvrir les alentours ou restez lézarder sur le bateau… vous ne le regretterez pas. Ensuite, vous longerez la côte jusqu’à sur Porto Novo, pour une dernière baignade et un petit goûter avant de rejoindre le port.

Ajaccio: Town Highlights and Coast Open-Top Bus Tour

5. Ajaccio: Town Highlights and Coast Open-Top Bus Tour

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.

Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

6. Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

Hop on board the new and beautiful Santa Regina boat at the port of Calvi. With a capacity of only 12 passengers, settle in for an intimate and unforgettable ride. Discover the citadel of Calvi by boat, gliding for 1 hour along the west coast of Corsica before entering the UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural reserve of Scandola. Cruise near to the coast and slowly through the beautiful water, allowing you to absorb every detail and even uncover hidden corners of this unique site. As the sun goes down, savor a Corsican aperitif and this unforgettable moment. After a stunning 3-hour trip, return to the port in Calvi.

Calvi: Pointe de la Revellata Snorkeling Boat Tour

7. Calvi: Pointe de la Revellata Snorkeling Boat Tour

Discover the stunning rocky scenery of Pointe de la Revellata from the water on a scenic boat trip. Enjoy some free time to snorkel and explore the colorful world that lies underwater in one of the most beautiful spots of the Gulf of Calvi. After having been fully equipped in the diving center, take a short but exciting boat ride as you navigate toward your unique diving spot at the reserve of the Revellata point. Reach this exclusive destination, only accessible by sea, and dive right in. Bring the whole family along on this thrilling adventure to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the Calvi coast. Keep an eye out for the numerous wildlife species that call this area home and delight your eyes with the imposing rock formations of the Pointe de la Revellata.

From Bonifacio: Bonifacio National Park Boating Day Trip

8. 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. 

From Porto: Scandola & Girolata Tour by Boat

9. From Porto: Scandola & Girolata Tour by Boat

Depart Porto and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Scandola Nature Reserve to experience one of the last Mediterranean enclaves to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife such as ospreys and peregrine falcons. Created in 1975, the nature reserve is only accessible by sea and subject to strict protection. Cruise through the reserve, rich with marine life and seabirds, on board a silent hybrid boat to respect the environment. Stop in the remote coastal village of Girolata and marvel at its stunning setting surrounded by the sea. You can even swim in the sea off the coast here. During the winter, the village becomes a secluded backwater with only about 15 residents. It was nearly abandoned at the end of the war, but tourism has restored its fortunes. Add on the option to venture into the Calanche de Piana, and discover an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries by changes in the temperature, strong winds and sea spray. Explore the geological diversity of the rocks and originality of their locations that give a particular aspect to the area.

Porto: Scandola and Calanches of Piana Boat Trip

10. Porto: Scandola and Calanches of Piana Boat Trip

Discover the Gulf of Porto by boat and see why this extraordinary natural area is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Scandola Nature Reserve and admire striking cliffs, surrounded by the deep blue ocean. See the famous rock formations of Calanche de Piana. Board your boat in Porto and begin your trip by sailing to the Scandola Reserve, home to beautiful cliffs and a marvelous sea bed. Take in an impressive location that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1975. Become surrounded by more than 30 plant species. Navigate toward the Calanche de Piana to come up close to its unique natural formations. Snap amazing photos of this mesmerizing wonder, then sail back to your starting point in Porto.

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The visit was nice the walk was not too long but we were able to take some nice pictures the guides served us a friendly aperitif but what I preferred was when we left with this magnificent sunset and Corsican songs

We loved being able to go at our own pace. The electric bikes were great, and the trip to "the tower" was delightful. Things got a little "hairy" in town with the traffic, but we were able to navigate it.

It was an amazing experience. Right from pick up to dune bashing belly dancing and almost everything else in the activity. Good job by the entire team. Keep it up.

very good off road driver. Comfortable 4x4 car. Driver was also a guide and gave a tour more personal touch.

Beautiful boat-trip! The moment of the sunset including the music was amazing. The boat is quite fast :-)