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Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour

Activity provider: Nave va

Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour

Activity provider: Nave va
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From US$ 43.35 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 23 times yesterday

Join a boat tour from Porto aboard an eco-hybrid vessel and explore the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve in tranquility. Discover diverse wildlife and visit the secluded coastal village of Girolata.

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Duration 3 - 4.5 hours
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  • Explore Corsica’s Scandola Nature Reserve on an eco-friendly hybrid boat
  • Stop in the remote village of Girolata, which is only accessible from the sea
  • See endemic fauna, including birdlife such as sea eagles and peregrine falcons
  • Learn about the local ecosystem from the onboard commentary
  • Upgrade your booking to see the stunning rock formations of the Calanche de Piana
Full description

Discover the Scandola Nature Reserve and visit the charming village of Girolata as you embark on a boat tour off Porto on the coast of Corsica. Sail in silence on the waters of the reserve on an eco-friendly hybrid boat and enjoy access to prime seating thanks to priority boarding. Meet the ship’s friendly crew who will assist you with the boarding process and then set off to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Nature Reserve, which is only accessible by sea and subject to strict protection. See coastal caves and observe diverse marine life and seabirds, such as ospreys and peregrine falcons, from a respectable distance so as not to disturb the natural environment. Learn about the reserve’s ecology through live French commentary throughout the tour. Stop for 30 minutes in the remote and quaint coastal village of Girolata, surrounded by the sea and only accessible by boat. Walk around the village or cool off with a swim and be on the lookout for the resident wild cows that roam the streets, cafés, and beach of Girolata. Upgrade and extend your experience with an optional trip to the stunning Calanche de Piana rock formation. Admire a beautiful pink granite geological landscape, which has been uniquely created from centuries of strong winds and sea spray.

  • 3-Hour Boat Tour on an eco-friendly, hybrid boat
  • Live commentary in French
  • 30-minute stop in the village of Girolata
  • 1.5-Hour Boat Tour to the Calanche de Piana rock formation (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Look for the Nave Va kiosk, where you will collect your tickets before boarding the boat.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  •  If you have added the Calanche de Piana tour option, you will return to the harbor in the middle of the tour to drop off and collect customers, before heading out on the second part of your cruise
  •  For every morning departure, there is a 30 or 60-minute stop-over in Porto
  •  Guests can bring their own food and drinks
  •  Swimming is possible on the beach while visiting the village of Girolata
  •  Non-electric wheelchairs are allowed on the boat however, electric wheelchairs are not permitted onboard due to their heavy weight
  •  The boat goes into electric, silent mode only when in the Scandola Reserve
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 542 reviews

Review summary

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Nice boat trip. Beautiful rock formations at Scandola. No birds or other animals seen. Part two, in the afternoon, is best omitted. Beautiful, but this boat is much too big to sail into the few beautiful caves / coves. Guide only speaks French, luckily the speakers are not too loud.

July 14, 2022

A superb cruise guided by Carole, very welcoming, friendly, lively and who likes to make us discover the magnificent landscapes of the Gulf of Porto! I don't regret having chosen the semi-rigid rather than the big boat because we can get closer, enter the caves, and better appreciate the view that is offered to us.

July 9, 2022

The experience was very nice indeed. We chose the 4.5-hour option complete with everything, and the only flaw is that passing through the port to drop off passengers who stop mid-tour takes a bit of time and in the end it is a bit too long as an excursion. But the quality is very good, the staff is kind and you can see interesting things. We also had the good fortune to meet dolphins during the trip and the captain was very good at trying to attract them to let us fully experience the experience. Too bad for the guide who spoke during the trip where the boat engine is on and it is really hard to understand.

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September 6, 2021

Product ID: 398053