Things to do in
Gulf of Ajaccio

Gulf of Ajaccio: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

1. From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

Embark on a boat tour and take in sights along the north shore of Ajaccio, including the Tino Rossi house, the Greek chapel, the Marin cemetery and the Citadel. See the Parata tower and the Sanguinaires islands, a Natura 2000 site. During the tour, enjoy commentary about Ajaccio Bay and the history of the city. Stop at Mezumare, the largest island in the Sanguinaires archipelago, accessible only by boat. The island is home to a number of rare animal species. Enjoy a 1-hour stopover for a swim, or for a walk to the Alphonse Daudet lighthouse and semaphore. You'll also see the ruins of the Lazaretto, used by coral fishermen, in quarantine after returning from Africa.

From Porticcio: Speedboat Tour to Cupabia Beach with Stops

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

Experience a dream-like speedboat getaway from Porticcio to Cupabia Beach with a local guide. Reach paradisiacal sites and sandy beaches with four swim breaks in between at spots like Plage d’Argent. Cheers to your adventure with rosé wine paired with meats and cheeses. Start your trip by Sette Nave, making your way to Isula Piana and the cove of Cacao. Admire the scenic panorama and enjoy these dreamy locations while bathing in crystal-clear waters. Back on board, your captains will have prepared a tasting of locally-sourced charcuterie, cheese, and rosé wine for a relaxing aperitif under the benevolent eye of the sun. Continue the ride to Cala di Cupabia and Cala D'Orzu where you can have a drink at the legendary hut Chez Francis (costs not included). You can also enjoy lounging in the warm, turquoise waters. Off again at high speeds, zigzag across the sea, and experience the sensations of pure freedom as you make your way to the last stop of the day at the famous Plage d’Argent for a final swim.

Ajaccio or Porticcio: Sanguinaires Isles Sunset Boat Tour

3. Ajaccio or Porticcio: Sanguinaires Isles Sunset Boat Tour

The rugged coastline of the Sanguinaires Islands will come alive as you explore it with a local guide. Learn the history of the area as your guide points out lighthouses, semaphores, and Genoese towers in the distance. Learn some history about maritime navigation and fishing and hear stories of the 16th-century merchants who knew this area as the Sagonares Isolae. The Gulf of Ajaccio is home to 100 islands and you will explore the four islets that make up the Sanguinaire archipelago: Mezzu Mare, Arghja, Oca and Islet di Porri. Discover a protected area and see how nature has retaken its shores. At the end of the tour, watch the sun dip below the horizon before returning to the port in the comfort of a 1050 horsepower speedboat.

Ajaccio: Sunset Sea Trip to Sanguinaires Islands

4. Ajaccio: Sunset Sea Trip to Sanguinaires Islands

Neptune Cruise Ajaccio presents an enchanting sea excursion, the Sunset Sea Trip to the Sanguinaires Islands. Departing and returning from the port of Ajaccio, this journey unfolds in a small group for an intimate experience. The circuit includes a stop on the Sanguinaires Islands, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the captivating surroundings. At this picturesque setting, step ashore for a delightful tasting of local products and wines, immersing yourself in the flavors of the region. As the day transforms into dusk, the boat sets sail again, offering a mesmerizing view of the sunset over the Gulf of Ajaccio. Feel the warm rays as you enjoy the possibility of a refreshing swim in the calm waters. The magic continues with a meal and wine tray on the boat. Your skipper ensures the experience is not only visually stunning but also a culinary delight, with carefully selected local products. Every evening brings a new wonder, with the sun's vibrant hues illuminating the islets of the Sanguinaires archipelago.

Near Ajaccio: Sanguinaires islands Boat Trip Sunset Drinks

5. Near Ajaccio: Sanguinaires islands Boat Trip Sunset Drinks

Join a boat tour from Tiuccia, near Ajaccio at 20 kilometers, watch the sunset from one of Corsica's best locations on this boat trip to the entrance to the Gulf of Ajaccio. Get the chance to roam the largest of the Sanguinaires Islands, and enjoy a glass of wine or beer and a plate of charcuterie in a nearby creek, while traditional Corsican music plays on board.  Set sail for Mezzu Mare on a 12-seater boat, where you will moor for about an hour. Explore the island on foot and visit a 19th-century lighthouse for panoramic views of the entire archipelago. Take a dip in the turquoise waters in a nearby wild creek for more tranquility, and stay to the sunset. Listen to your captain as he shares stories and fun facts about the landscape and history. Marvel at the dazzling sunset before returning back to port.

Mare e Sole Beach: Guided Kayak Trip

6. Mare e Sole Beach: Guided Kayak Trip

Start your 2.5-hour kayaking trip at Mare e Sole beach, located 30-minutes from Ajaccio. Before you start kayaking, you’ll have a quick introduction to navigation and kayak use. Follow your guide through the Mediterranean in a 1- or 2-seater kayak. Kayak through the crystal clear waters to the island of Isula de Piana, a small island located in the heart of the Mediterranean. Stop at Isula de Piana for a swim before returning to Mare e Sole beach, where your kayak trip will come to an end.

Ajaccio: Guided Walking Tour with Ajaccio Market Visit

7. Ajaccio: Guided Walking Tour with Ajaccio Market Visit

Explore the Imperial City of Ajaccio, steeped in history and Corsican charm. Discover its rich heritage, from ancient monuments to bustling markets, all while soaking in the captivating ambiance of this picturesque coastal town. Embark on a journey through the captivating streets of Ajaccio, known as the Imperial City, nestled in the breathtaking Gulf of Ajaccio. Led by expert guides fluent in French and Italian, this immersive tour offers insights into Ajaccio's origins, its evolution over the centuries, and the vibrant traditions that shape its identity. As you stroll through Ajaccio's charming alleyways and squares, learn about the city's most illustrious resident, Napoleon Bonaparte, whose legacy is woven into the fabric of Ajaccio's history. From significant landmarks to hidden gems, uncover the essence of Ajaccio as you immerse yourself in its unique blend of Mediterranean allure and Corsican authenticity. At the conclusion of your tour, visit the bustling Ajaccio Market (Marcatu d'Aiacciu), where morning visitors can sample an array of local produce, while afternoon tours offer a different perspective on Corsican gastronomy. Whether exploring historic sites or indulging in culinary delights, this tour promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Ajaccio.

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What people are saying about Gulf of Ajaccio

Everything was very good, the only downside was the sound....In fact, we didn't hear any of the explanations given on the journey, which is a shame....

Very good family outing. The captain is a very good guide and the whole team is smiling and professional. The landscapes are magnificent. Thanks again.

perfect, good organization, interesting comments, very friendly staff

Very good, we couldn't see the landscape very well on the boat

Great time!! Excellent welcome, friendly people. I recommend 100%