Water activity

From Porto: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour

Activity provider: Nave va

From Porto: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour

Activity provider: Nave va

From US$ 76.37 per person

Climb aboard a semi-rigid boat and explore the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve on a 3-hour boat tour from Porto. Stop for 30 minutes in the secluded coastal village of Girolata and marvel at the pink granite rocks of the Calanche de Piana.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Explore the Scandola Nature Reserve by semi-rigid boat
  • Stop in the remote village of Girolata, only accessible from the sea
  • Look for endemic fauna, including birdlife such as sea eagles and peregrine falcons
  • See the stunning rock formations of the Calanche de Piana
Full description

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Scandola Nature Reserve on a scenic boat tour from Porto. Experience one of the last Mediterranean territories to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife and discover the striking rocky landscape of Calanche de Piana.

Depart from Porto and cruise through the reserve, rich with marine life and seabirds, on board a semi-rigid boat. Stop in the coastal village of Girolata and marvel at its stunning setting, surrounded by the sea. During the winter, watch as it becomes nearly abandoned, with only about 15 residents. Venture into the Calanche de Piana and explore an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks, shaped over the centuries by changes in temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Observe the geological diversity of the rocks and jump into crystal blue waters for a cooling swim in a natural pool.

  • Guided boat tour
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • Pregnant women

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    Meeting point

    Please go to Nave Va Promenades in Place de la Marine.

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    Important information

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    • This tour is not recommended for persons with osteoporosis
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 238 reviews

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    Visit of the magnificent creeks with access where only small semi-rigid boats can go. the whole family had fun. (couple 2 children 14 and 8 years old). magnificent landscapes, stopover at Girolatta and a short swim (provide mask and snorkel). Having a fast boat is a plus! the children and the big one appreciated the "sportiness" of the boat! we were seeking sensations!. the guide is friendly and explains both the nature side and the history. I strongly recommend even if this visit makes a big hole in the holiday budget.

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    August 26, 2022

    lovely boat trip and all credit to the captain Carol who, despite having a French speaking tour, still translated everything. she gave a lot of explanation and explanation. And thanks to her we saw dolphins, she took all the time for them. great tour, highly recommended! Nice addition to what you can see from the car and on foot

    July 18, 2022

    Exit -essential- if you are in the Porto / Piana region. In the morning, the sea is like a lake. You will be "stunned" as you discover the Calanques. Then crossing to Girolata where our guide Carole anchored for a few moments. Thank you Carole for your welcome, your comments throughout the walk.

    July 13, 2022

    Product ID: 113275