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Marseille Snorkeling

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Marseille: Calanques 5-Hour Cruise and Lunch

1. Marseille: Calanques 5-Hour Cruise and Lunch

Sail along the coast of the Calanques National Park, one of the most remarkable natural sites in France, aboard either a small or large catamaran. Discover the rocky coastline that stretches for 20 km along the Mediterranean Sea between La Madrague and the town of Cassis, via Les Goudes and Callelongue. Journey to the heart of this natural heritage and discover the creeks of Marseille. During the cruise admire the wonderful landscape of the Calanques National Park whilst sunbathing on the boat and swimming in heavenly coves. Enjoy lunch, comprising Spanish plancha, various side dishes, and dessert. During winter, the menu is different and may include fish and other seafood. Board at 11:00 AM and return to port is at 4:00 PM. Several itineraries are possible: National Park of the Calanques on the maxi catamaran, the Calanques of the Blue Coast, and the Friuli Archipelago on the small catamarans.

Marseille: Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

2. Marseille: Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Sit back and relax as you cruise along the beautiful Marseille coastline and take in the stunning views. Stop for a swim in a lovely cove in the Frioul Archipelago. As the sun sets, enjoy your dinner with drinks aboard, catching views of Marseille illuminated at night. Enjoy a magical evening on board an environmentally-friendly hybrid/electric boat, the quiet boat allows for a more peaceful and relaxing cruise. Set sail for the Frioul Archipelago and see the famous If island, on which the story of the Count of Monte Cristo takes place. Anchor in a beautiful cove around here for a refreshing swimming stop. Get back on board and enjoy unforgettable sunset views of the seascape and the Marseille skyline as you sit down to enjoy your dinner with drinks. As you get closer to the Old Port in Marseille, see the sparkling city lit up at night.

From Marseille: Calanques National Park Eco Boat Cruise

3. From Marseille: Calanques National Park Eco Boat Cruise

Start your boat tour from Marseille's old port. Cruise south in a quiet hybrid-electric boat across the beautiful Bay of Marseille. Learn about the city's history and its main monuments on your way to the national park. Arrive at the gates of Calanques, la Baie des Singes (Monkeys Bay). Follow the scenic passage between Maïre Island and the Croisette Cap. Start your boat trip along Calanques's 20-kilometer (12-mile) stretch of coastline, between the village of Les Goudes and the town of Cassis. Admire the majestic scenery, from the limestone cliffs overlooking untouched inlets to the tiny fishing ports dotted with little cabanons (traditional Provençal cabins). During the boat tour, enjoy free to swim and explore the underwater world, as well as rest and have a pleasant lunch onboard. See why Calanques got its name from the Provençal word, "calanco", for a valley carved by a river before reaching the sea and discover the park's caves. See the paleolithic Cosquer Cave, the Blue Grotto, and the Capelan Cave. Spot the numerous fossils encrusted in the limestone.  Learn about how the fossils were formed one hundred million years ago with the accumulation of sediment in the seabed and then pushed up during the Tertiary Period, when the Alps took shape. Look at how erosion has accentuated rocky rifts and given birth to the rugged landscape you see today.

Marseille: Endoume Snorkeling Adventure with Snacks & Drinks

4. Marseille: Endoume Snorkeling Adventure with Snacks & Drinks

Join a snorkeling trip in Marseille and explore the warm waters off the coast of Endoume. Discover hidden coves and marvel at the underwater world alongside your snorkeling instructor, and refuel with a light snack and a refreshing drink at the end of your adventure. Start your outdoor experience in the picturesque Provencal town of Endoume and join your instructor as you wander along narrow lanes that lead to sandy beaches. Then, armed with your mask, fins, and snorkel, dive into the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea to seek out the creatures that inhabit these waters. Feel safe with your instructor close at hand at all times and set out to visit hidden coves and manmade structures that create unique ecosystems for marine life. To round out your activity, enjoy a light snack of fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, preserves, and dips, and wash it all down with a refreshing beer or soft drink. Once your snorkeling tour is over, spend the remainder of your day exploring all that Endoume has to offer, from idyllic beaches to gourmet restaurants.

Marseille: Day Boat Ride in the Calanques with Wine Tasting

5. Marseille: Day Boat Ride in the Calanques with Wine Tasting

Step aboard a beautiful boat and begin your full day tour. Pass the Frioul Islands and see the Château d'If in Marseilles from the perspective of the water. Then, drop anchor in a calm cove and stop for a mini wine tasting course with Provencal wines and typical tapas from the south of France. Swim, if you like, in a very safe area and snorkeling gear will be provided aboard the boat. Take the option to reserve a table in a seaside restaurant. Next, discover the Calanques National Park. Learn about the secrets of this magical, protected region of rocky inlets.

From Marseille: Sailing Tour

6. From Marseille: Sailing Tour

Sail from Marseille and take in the beautiful coast. See the Bay of the Monkeys and marvel at the Goudes Rock. Stop off at secluded coves to go for a swim in the sea. Have a picnic and go kayaking or snorkeling. Watch the sun go down at Port Friuli. Board your sailboat and set sail from the Mucem towards the Bay of the Monkeys and the Goudes Rock. Then, arrive at this cove for a picnic and a swim in the crystal clear waters. Go snorkeling if you like. After this, head to the Friuli archipelago and stop at another cove, depending on the weather. See the highest sea cliff in Europe and learn about underwater exploration from your guide. Listen to music while aboard the ship and go kayaking if you want. Choose to enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks on the boat for an additional fee. Return to Port Friuli to watch the sunset, or go back directly to Marseille.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Excellent outing at all levels: the crew was very friendly and competent, the buffet was very full and of magnificent quality. 5h was a really appropriate duration because we were able to fully experience it, including swimming time. On the other hand, I find it a pity that we could not take out the sails. I understood the reasons (weather and a torn sail). But that would have made the experience unique. I highly recommend this cruise. We took advantage of it in mid-October. I don't know what it's worth in the middle of summer with the amount of tourists in the creeks.

Such a great cruise. The Captain and assistant were more than friendly! Food and beverages were served all day. The Get Your Guide description said it did not include alcoholic beverages, but we had several wine options available. Do. This. Trip. It was so fun and relaxing! 5 Stars all the way!

This was a fantastic half-day trip. We really enjoyed the views of Marseille from the water and being able to swim from the boat. The boat captains were terrific and friendly.

The trip was amazing. Our captain Francois was super friendly and a great host. We were a small group of people on the boat and it was great fun.

Small scale was a plus. Crew very attentive to the participants.