1. France
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  3. Porto, France
  4. Gulf of Porto

Corsica: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour from Porto

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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
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM
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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
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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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• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, children under 8 years old and persons with osteoporosis

From £50 per person

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