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Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour

Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour

From US$ 46.57 per person

Join a boat tour from Porto aboard an eco-hybrid vessel and explore the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve in tranquility. Discover diverse wildlife and visit the secluded coastal village of Girolata.

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Duration 3 - 4.5 hours
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The Original experience

  • Explore Corsica’s Scandola Nature Reserve on an eco-friendly hybrid boat
  • Stop in the remote village of Girolata, which is only accessible from the sea
  • See endemic fauna, including birdlife such as sea eagles and peregrine falcons
  • Upgrade your booking to see the stunning rock formations of the Calanche de Piana
  • Enjoy priority boarding and get access to the most popular seats on the boat
Full description

Discover the Scandola Nature Reserve and visit the charming village of Girolata as you embark on a boat tour off Porto on the coast of Corsica. Sail in silence on the waters of the reserve on an eco-friendly hybrid boat and enjoy access to prime seating thanks to priority boarding. Meet the ship’s friendly crew who will assist you with the boarding process and then set off to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Nature Reserve, which is only accessible by sea and subject to strict protection. See coastal caves and observe diverse marine life and seabirds, such as ospreys and peregrine falcons, from a respectable distance so as not to disturb the natural environment. Learn about the reserve’s ecology through live French commentary throughout the tour. Stop for 30 minutes in the remote and quaint coastal village of Girolata, surrounded by the sea and only accessible by boat. Walk around the village or cool off with a swim and be on the lookout for the resident wild cows that roam the streets, cafés, and beach of Girolata. Upgrade and extend your experience with an optional trip to the stunning Calanche de Piana rock formation. Admire a beautiful pink granite geological landscape, which has been uniquely created from centuries of strong winds and sea spray.

  • 3-Hour Boat Tour on an eco-friendly, hybrid boat
  • Live commentary in French
  • 30-minute stop in the village of Girolata
  • 1.5-Hour Boat Tour to the Calanche de Piana rock formation (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

• Walk along to the very end of the Porto Marina and look for the sign for Nave Va • Meet the ticket greeter in front of the blue and white boat with a GetYourGuide flag who will assist with the boarding process • Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time of your cruise

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  •  If you have added the Calanche de Piana tour option, you will return to the harbor in the middle of the tour to drop off and collect customers, before heading out on the second part of your cruise
  •  For every morning departure, there is a 30 or 60-minute stop-over in Porto
  •  Guests can bring their own food and drinks
  •  Swimming is possible on the beach while visiting the village of Girolata
  •  Non-electric wheelchairs are allowed on the boat however, electric wheelchairs are not permitted onboard due to their heavy weight
  •  The boat goes into electric, silent mode only when in the Scandola Reserve
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 378 reviews

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The site is magnificent, the boat comfortable and the guides friendly and attentive. We had been offered a 4h30 tour but an unforeseen change of program reduced it to 3h, which is a shame. If you don't mind being rocked, you may prefer a smaller boat that gets closer to the caves. But the view from the upper pontoon of the hybrid boat is splendid. As a GetYourGuide originals customer, priority access ensures that you will find a place there. In any case, an excursion not to be missed.

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July 11, 2021

A visit to very beautiful points of view. Comments tinged with humor. Maneuvers so that everyone, whether at the front or at the back of the boat, can observe the area as well as possible and / or take pictures ... In short, even if the weather was not very favorable , we had a great time. We will do it again on occasion.

October 24, 2020

The comments from the skipper were rich and interesting. The boat was full, therefore not easy to look everything he was mentioning. We felt uncomfortable being dropped 30mn to this small fishing village. We felt as if “you have 30mn to spy on how people live there, and rush back to the boat”. Unnecessary in the trip.

September 19, 2020

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