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Marseille: Boat Tour with Stop on the Frioul Islands

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Activity provider: PLUS BELLE LA MER
Water activity

Marseille: Boat Tour with Stop on the Frioul Islands

Activity provider: PLUS BELLE LA MER

From US$ 53.87 per person

Enjoy a boat tour from Marseille Old Port and discover Frioul and its 4 islands. Explore the Frioul archipelago on foot and spot the stunning Château d'If.

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Duration 135 minutes
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French, English


  • See the beautiful turquoise waters on a boat tour from Marseille
  • Discover Frioul Islands and their timeless natural beauty
  • See the Chateau d'If, a historic and literary landmark, from the sea
  • Explore the port on Frioul Island and its restaurants at your own leisure
  • Admire charming Degaby Island and Malmousque Cove
Full description

Embark on a boating adventure from Marseille's Old Port. Glide along turquoise waters as you sail around the Frioul Islands and break for an hour of exploration on land. See Château d'If, the fortress that inspired Alexandre Dumas' famous novel, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Begin your tour by setting sail from the Old Port of Marseille. Admire the pristine waters as you approach the Frioul Islands and the tributary creeks along the coastline. As you reach the main island, you'll disembark for an hour to discover the port and break for refreshments.

Continue your tour back on board with a pass by the Château d'If. This historic fortress was built by François I between 1528 and 1531 and was immortalized in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

Next, admire the beauty of Degaby Island, a gift from a wealthy industrialist to his wife, Liane Degaby, who was a great artist of the Belle Epoque. Finally, soak up the serene surroundings of Malmousque Cove.

  • Boat tour
  • 1 hour pause in the port of Frioul Island
  • Captain & tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at darse (J4) near the Mucem at the old port: 43°17'46.6"N 5°21'39.3"E. You will see a branded bike next to the boat called Plus Belle La Mer.

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Know before you go

  • Please arrive 15 minute before the excursion starts
  • This activity requires good weather. In case of inclement weather, you will be contacted and offered options to reschedule
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4.9 /5

based on 55 reviews

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This was the best experience I had in Marseille! The boat ride was so fun and gave an amazing overview of the Marseille coast. I was so happy to land on the beautiful island and ate some great lunch. The guide was so friendly and knowledgable, I would recommend this trip to everybody.

March 26, 2023

This was a great way to spend a few hours in Marseille; it was one of the highlights of my visit here and one of the best tours I've been on. The guide was super friendly and did an amazing job. I would do this activity again on my next visit here. Everyone in our group really enjoyed it. Highly recommend.

March 26, 2023

If you are questioning if you should do this tour - do it! It was amazing. The guide was great. We had no problems understanding his English, he was friendly and accomodating and gave our group great recommendations and history about Marseille. The meeting point was a little confusing as others have mentioned (because there were multiple boats and tours), but if you follow the GPS coordinates you'll be in the right place and shouldn't have any problems finding it.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 418053