1. France
  2. Corsica
  3. Porto, France
  4. Scandola Nature Reserve

Corsica: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour from Porto

Product ID: 113275
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.
About this ticket
Duration: 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Driver
French
Booklets
English, French, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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 12-seater, semi-rigid boat. Stop in the remote coastal village of Girolata and marvel at its stunning setting surrounded by the sea. 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.

Then, 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. Jump into the crystal blue waters for a cooling swim in a natural pool!
Includes
  • Guided boat tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Nave Va Promenades, Place de la Marine, Porto.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, children under 8 years old and persons with osteoporosis
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Very good ride with great discoveries!

Very good, with a pleasant guide! Magnificent excursion to do in Corsica! You will not be disappointed with the trip! Only small negative point, can be noted on the site that it is necessary to present 15min before (as it is done on other services on GetYourGuide) we left at 2:02 pm (we had appointment at 2:00 pm) without a couple who had rule ! Little bit just...

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September 15, 2019

Super boat trip

We went with the organizer Nave Va in a small motorboat for 8 people to La Scandola and the fishing village of Girolata. The tour was very informative, our guide knew a lot about the UNESCO World Heritage and even translated all information especially for us in English, although the tour could only be booked in French. Definitely recommendable and a great experience!

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September 11, 2019

The views are amazing and you have time enough to contemplate all the beautiful landscape of scandola and the calanques. But we will loved to have the guide’s explanations in english, we dont understand french so we missed this part. Even though it was really funny. Thanks!

August 25, 2019

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Nave va

Product ID: 113275