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Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

Activity provider: Nave va

Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

Activity provider: Nave va
Likely to sell out Booked 14 times yesterday

From US$ 64.88 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 14 times yesterday

Climb aboard for a full-day boat tour of the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve and remarkable rock formations of the Calanche de Piana. Enjoy a 2-hour stopover in the secluded coastal village of Girolata for lunch.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Explore the Scandola Nature Reserve by boat
  • Stop for lunch in the remote village of Girolata, only accessible from the sea
  • Discover the rock formations of the Calanche de Piana and the historic Capo Rosso Tower
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Set sail from Ajaccio or Porticcio on a full-day boat tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Gulf of Porto. Experience one of the last Mediterranean enclaves to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife. Stop in the coastal village of Girolata and explore the secluded village for 2 hours. Find a nice restaurant for lunch or enjoy a picnic on the beach. In the winter, the village becomes a virtual backwater with only about 15 residents.

Then, venture into the Calanche de Piana to discover an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries by changes in temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Explore the geological diversity and unique location of the rocks that give a particular aspect to the area.

  • Guided boat tour
  • Food and drinks
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Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  •  Please make sure you bring food for lunch as restaurants in Girolata are closed in low season
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4.3 /5

based on 360 reviews

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Magnificent landscape and top crew. I will not do it again because the trip is really too long (08h). the boat is moving at 20 km/h. no shade on the upper part of the boat. we literally baked in the afternoon. hard hard with a 6 year old and a 2 year old. Moreover, paying 5 € for a large bottle of not cold water is still abuse. I think doing it in a small boat would have been a thousand times more fun, unfortunately impossible for us because of the age of our 2nd child.

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August 6, 2022

We loved this day of discovery of the Scandola reserve, the magnificent village of Girolata and the cliffs of Piana. Thanks to the precise driving of the boat, we were able to get closer and better to the caves and cliffs. The crew was very warm and attentive, Gabriel and Guillaume allowed us, thanks to their precise and funny comments, to learn and see essential things about the landscape and the Corsican culture. Great time.

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August 6, 2022

great day ! the magnificent landscapes, the benevolent crew. ride commentary by the captain, with some joke that sets the mood. He stopped to watch the dolphins. During the 2 hour stop at Girolata, there were only 3 restaurants, the rest had closed and it was quickly full. fortunately we received a message to plan our picnic, but there was no place to settle down. and small negative point on the return which was very long

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September 24, 2021

Product ID: 111715