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Porto: Scandola, Girolata, and Calanches of Piana Boat Trip

1. Porto: Scandola, Girolata, 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. Begin your boat trip by sailing to the Scandola Reserve, home to beautiful cliffs and a sea bed. Located in the north of the Gulf of Porto, the Scandola Reserve has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1975 and contains majestic cliffs with more than 30 plant species. Afterward, stopover in Girolata, a small village on the edge of a scenic bay. This picturesque village is only accessible by sea or by a small path. Then visit the Calanche de Piana creeks, a dream-like place filled with magnificent colors. At the conclusion of your experience, you'll sail back to your tour starting point.

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From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

2. 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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From Ajaccio: Sanguinaires Islands Boat Trip With Aperitif

3. From Ajaccio: Sanguinaires Islands Boat Trip With Aperitif

Watch the sunset from one of Corsica's best sunset locations on this boat trip from Ajaccio. Get the chance to explore the largest of the Sanguinaires Islands, Mezzu Mare, and enjoy a glass of wine and charcuterie board onboard. Board your speedboat in Ajaccio and set sail for Mezzu Mare, where you will moor for an hour. Explore the island on foot and visit a 19th-century lighthouse for panoramic views of the entire archipelago or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters. On your return to the boat, sit down to a delicious charcuterie tasting board served with Corsican rosé wine. Relax as the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, enjoy one last dip in the warm waters of the sea before returning to the port.

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

4. 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

5. 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: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

6. Ajaccio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

Be one with nature on this guided boat tour of the Scandola and Capo Rosso reserves. Swim in blue waters and discover natural caves and majestic cliffs. After meeting your guide, head over to the island of Cargalo and continue through the cathedral fault. Swim in turquoise waters while your appetizer of cold meats and rosé wine from Corsica is prepared. At noon, arrive at Girolata, a small fishing village built around an 18th-century fortress accessible only by sea. The boat will sail again at 2 pm towards the Gulf of Porto for another swimming break at Anse Ficaghjola, a village overlooking a beach. Then, proceed to the Calanques of Piana, a geological jewel with cliffs and caves. Upon reaching the natural pool of Capo Rosso, dive in its crystal clear waters. Enjoy a final swim at the Cala di Pala Cove where you can also jump off diving boards of different heights. You will continue with your memorable boat ride until your return, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

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From Porto: Calanche de Piana Boat Tour

7. From Porto: Calanche de Piana Boat Tour

Depart Porto and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Calanche de Piana in the Gulf of Porto by silent hybrid boat to respect the environment. Located halfway between Ajaccio and Calvi, close to the village of Piana, the Calanche de Piana is part of a volcanic complex that towers up to 300 meters above sea level at its highest altitude. Marvel at the pink granite rocks shaped over centuries by changes in the temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Discover a series of fantastic rock formations sculpted into spectacular shapes and surrounded by crystal blue waters. Rich with marine life and seabirds, the area also demonstrates a tremendous diversity of rocks in locations that give a particular aspect to the surroundings.

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Ajaccio: Day Trip Boat Tour to Bonifacio

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

9. 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

10. 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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What people are saying about Corsica

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Great experience Very nice way to join bonificio. Very beautiful landscape to discover the time of the crossing Time in Bonifacio sufficient to make the urinary of the card of the tourist office.

We were placed on another date due to weather conditions. Serious boat company and very professional crew. A bit long but pleasant crossing. Recommended for a day of escape.

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

It was a nice trip. We liked our skipper also. Highly recommended.

Very nice walk. Great atmosphere. We recommend. Eric