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Ajaccio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

1. Ajaccio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

Be one with nature on this guided boat tour of the Scandola and Capo Rosso reserves. Swim in blue waters and discover natural caves and majestic cliffs. After meeting your guide, head over to the island of Cargalo and continue through the cathedral fault. Swim in turquoise waters while your appetizer of cold meats and rosé wine from Corsica is prepared. At noon, arrive at Girolata, a small fishing village built around an 18th-century fortress accessible only by sea. The boat will sail again at 2 pm towards the Gulf of Porto for another swimming break at Anse Ficaghjola, a village overlooking a beach. Then, proceed to the Calanques of Piana, a geological jewel with cliffs and caves. Upon reaching the natural pool of Capo Rosso, dive in its crystal clear waters. Enjoy a final swim at the Cala di Pala Cove where you can also jump off diving boards of different heights. You will continue with your memorable boat ride until your return, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

From Porto: Calanche de Piana Boat Tour

2. From Porto: Calanche de Piana Boat Tour

Depart Porto and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Calanche de Piana in the Gulf of Porto by silent hybrid boat to respect the environment. Located halfway between Ajaccio and Calvi, close to the village of Piana, the Calanche de Piana is part of a volcanic complex that towers up to 300 meters above sea level at its highest altitude. Marvel at the pink granite rocks shaped over centuries by changes in the temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Discover a series of fantastic rock formations sculpted into spectacular shapes and surrounded by crystal blue waters. Rich with marine life and seabirds, the area also demonstrates a tremendous diversity of rocks in locations that give a particular aspect to the surroundings.

From Porticcio: Speedboat Tour to Cupabia Beach with Stops

3. From Porticcio: Speedboat Tour to Cupabia Beach with Stops

Live in a daydream for the day on this tour from Porticcio aboard a semi-rigid speedboat piloted by qualified captains. Bathe in the sun, take a dip in the water, make stops for free time, and enjoy cold meats, cheese, and wine. Start your getaway with Sette Nave and Isula Piana and the cove of Cacao where you can appreciate the panorama while swimming in the crystal-clear waters of these dream places. Make up to four stops for swimming. Upon return, enjoy a tasting of charcuterie, cheese, and rosé wine prepared by your captain. Continue your adventure towards Cala di Cupabia and Cala D'Orzu, where you can have a drink at the mythical hut named Chez Francis. Set out on the water again at high speeds and zigzag through the sea for an unparalleled feeling of freedom. Before arriving back at the starting point, make your last stop for swimming at the famous Plage d'Argent.

From Porticcio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

4. From Porticcio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

Ride to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Scandola Reserve and the majestic Calanches de Piana on this group boating tour from Porticcio. Enjoy exceptional maritime and terrestrial flora and fauna, as well as rosé wine and snacks. Embark to the island of Gargalo and head to the Cathedral Rift where monk seals hangout. Stop for a swim in the turquoise waters at the Cove of Muretta, while a nustrale aperitif, some charcuterie and local rosé wine is prepared for you. Continue to Girolata, a fishing village built around an 18th century fort that is only accessible by sea. Have 1.25 hours of free time to get lunch at a restaurant overlooking the sea, or to hang out with the wild cows on the beach. Return to the boat at 12:45 pm and make your way back to Porticcio.


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What people are saying about Corsica

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 266 reviews

I enjoyed the trip, it was amazing how great the crew drove the rather large boat very close to the cliffs so that we can look into the caves. Certainly it was informative and funny, we thought 5 years of school French would make us understand enough, but it wasn't. So I can't say anything for information, but the others laughed in amusement every now and then. 2 important things that were not clear to me before: The trip at 6 p.m. in July was not ideal, because large parts of the caves are already in the shade, better drive at 4 p.m., because the rocks are also nice and red. And then there are small boats that go as far as IN the caves, I would have liked that even better. With this boat, the view at the front and bottom is best: In the course of the journey, many came down to us, because you are not sitting in the front, but looking into the caves with the tip of the boat. Still very nice, it was fun, the boat picked up speed and was nice and fast. :)

Breathtaking crossing by its beauty. However, no information when booking on the style of boat (large boat or zodiac) making the crossing. We certainly loved it but fortunately we are not cardiac, if for example my Mum had come with us you might have had big trouble ... to be absolutely informed when booking.

The trip itself was splendid, and very worthwhile. We did find it a little difficult to locate the place where we could exchange our voucher for a ticket, and then were told our ticket was on the boat already.

Fabulous way to view the Calanques of Piana

We could not fault the professionalism of this group. The tour was in French, but a crewman sought out the English speakers and translated for them. We absolutely loved it.

Very nice visit of the creeks with a friendly guide.