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

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

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.

Calvi: Scandola and Girolata 6-Hour Boat Tour

2. Calvi: Scandola and Girolata 6-Hour Boat Tour

Hop onboard Santa Regina boat at the port of Calvi. Settle in for an intimate and unforgettable ride. Discover the citadel of Calvi by boat, glide for 1 hour along the west coast of Corsica. Slowly cruise near the coast and absorb every detail of your surroundings. When you arrive at the UNESCO-listed Scandola Nature Reserve, you'll visit caves, wild beaches, and go swimming in the crystal-clear water. Explore the village of Girolata for 1 hour where you can enjoy lunch at one of its many restaurants. Back on board, your captain will provide you with snorkeling material and instructions, in addition to a tasty drink while you enjoy the sun of Corsica. After a stunning 6-hour trip, return to the port in Calvi.

Corsica: Guided Sea Trip From Porto-Ota

3. Corsica: Guided Sea Trip From Porto-Ota

Let yourself be carried away by the magic of the beach and mountain landscapes in Porto Orta. Embark on a hybrid sightseeing boat specially designed to protect flora and fauna. The electric propulsion allows it to navigate in protected areas without polluting emissions or noise pollution.  Choose to take an excursion in the turquoise waters of Calanche de Piana and Capo Rosso and their impressive panoramas, or opt to sail to the Scandola nature reserve and its paradisiacal village of Girolata where you can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.  Or select the complete tour of the Gulf of Portowhere you'll discover the most beautiful wild and protected areas of the Isle of Beauty.

Ajaccio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

4. 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. Head to the island of Cargalo with your guide 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 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.

Calvi: Asco Valley 4x4 Day Tour with Guide

5. Calvi: Asco Valley 4x4 Day Tour with Guide

Enjoy a day of 4×4 fun as you travel around the slopes of Monte Cinto to explore the Asco Valley and its river. With its high peaks and plunging gorges cut out of granite, the Valley is a hub of rich flora and fauna growing in unusual little places waiting to be discovered. Admire the amazing landscapes between mountain and river and marvel at the shades of blue all around you from the sky to the water. Then, take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear water of the river and enjoy a 2-hour stop to relax and hang out. Chill under the sun, or cool down in the shade under a parasol provided by your guide. Learn all about the island from your passionate local guide, and listen to the secrets of the land on this unforgettable tour.

From Ajaccio: Scandola Reserve Boat Tour with Girolata Visit

6. From Ajaccio: Scandola Reserve Boat Tour with Girolata Visit

Discover the most beautiful landscapes of western Corsica: Calanques de Piana, Capo Rosso, Girolata, and to finish in style: the visit of the sublime Scandola Nature Reserve. On this almost inaccessible peninsula, the rocks forged by water and wind have taken on intriguing, almost supernatural shapes, reinforced by the red tone of the cliffs. Your sea trip begins in Ajaccio accompanied by your captain. Well settled in your boat, enjoy the sumptuous landscapes during this boat tour punctuated by the comments of your captain. History of the region, anecdotes, legends and other explanations on the surrounding flora and fauna as well as on the geology. Discover the highlights of western Corsica by going first to the famous Calanques de Piana, a place listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site The Scandola Nature Reserve is home to many species of protected plants and birds such as golden eagles, peregrine falcons and the iconic osprey. It's hard to resist the urge to discover this wild and unspoiled nature, aspiring to rock structures in the caldera, a remnant of very old volcanic eruptions or undulating under pure, crystalline water. The Scandola reserve is a natural marvel both maritime and land listed, of course, in the heritage of Unesco. Here, nature has dictated its law, giving the rocks their specific shape and letting the flora flourish freely. The fauna is not left out in the Scandola reserve. As ospreys spread their wings in search of their next prey, gulls squirm and squawk. At sea, groupers, red mullets, and other moray eels form an incessant ballet, an intriguing and captivating spectacle that your skipper will be delighted to introduce you to. Your sea trip to visit the Scandola Reserve by boat and the must-see places in western Corsica Embark on board and head to Scandola for a magical ride. Your Captain will share with you his love for Corsica and the nature reserve of Scandola, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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We had a great day despite a slightly rainy departure from Calvi, very quickly on the boat we found the sun again, the landscapes are magnificent. the pilots very pleasant, attentive and attentive, they have a sense of humor which does not spoil anything and know how to take us to places of breathtaking beauty. We highly recommend this team

The guide Capucine was really nice and her colleague Damien too. A real pleasure to share this moment with them. The journey itself is rather calm, there is little off-roading. Several stops allow you to punctuate the journey and take photos. The stop in the natural swimming pool is magnificent! We highly recommend

Superb excursions, we discovered things that we would never have seen if we had not taken this top-of-the-range boat, magnificent boat, power, comfort, and a very nice pilot, The plus: small aperitif on board, swimming in creeks with crystal clear waters. Thank you Baptist......

very good off road driver. Comfortable 4x4 car. Driver was also a guide and gave a tour more personal touch.

Great scenery, opportunity to swim in a beautiful bay. The tour was really fun.