Water activity

Corsica: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour from Porto

Activity provider: Nave va

Corsica: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour from Porto

Activity provider: Nave va
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From US$ 67.79 per person

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
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Live tour guide
French
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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 140 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Very nice experience on the island of Corsica in a group of 12 people, visit of the Scandola reserve and the creeks of Piana Very professional guide, far from commercial guides. From his story and his comments, we feel his love and his great respect for this island of beauty.

    June 30, 2021

    We had a great time The captain: A pearl, very good pilot, serious kind, He shared his love for Corsica with us. We very much appreciated the explanatory comments and he did not hesitate to come back later to make us enjoy the boat trip. Great sensations We recommend this team to everyone around us because they are really on top In addition we can see everything because with a semi rigid we can go anywhere

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    October 5, 2020

    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

    Product ID: 113275