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Corsica: Scandola and Girolata Boat Cruise from Porto

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Climb aboard a silent hybrid 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 more.
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Duration 3 - 4.5 hours
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  • Explore the Scandola Nature Reserve by silent hybrid 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
  • Take an optional tour of the stunning rock formations of the Calanche de Piana
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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 silent hybrid boat to respect the environment. Stop in the remote coastal village of Girolata and marvel at its stunning setting surrounded by the sea. You can even swim in the sea off the coast here. 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.

Add on the option to 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.
  • Guided boat tour
  • 30-minute stop in the village of Girolata
  • Information leaflet available in French, English, and Italian
What’s Not Included
  • Swimming in the middle of the sea

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Nave Va Promenades, Place de la Marine, Porto.

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From US$ 48.42 per person

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Product ID: 113206