Marseille Boats & yachts

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From Marseille: Calanques National Park Eco Boat Cruise

1. From Marseille: Calanques National Park Eco Boat Cruise

Start your boat tour from Marseille's old port. Cruise south in a quiet hybrid-electric boat across the beautiful Bay of Marseille. Learn about the city's history and its main monuments on your way to the national park. Arrive at the gates of Calanques, la Baie des Singes (Monkeys Bay). Follow the scenic passage between Maïre Island and the Croisette Cap. Start your boat trip along Calanques's 20-kilometer (12-mile) stretch of coastline, between the village of Les Goudes and the town of Cassis. Admire the majestic scenery, from the limestone cliffs overlooking untouched inlets to the tiny fishing ports dotted with little cabanons (traditional Provençal cabins). During the boat tour, enjoy free to swim and explore the underwater world, as well as rest and have a pleasant lunch onboard. See why Calanques got its name from the Provençal word, "calanco", for a valley carved by a river before reaching the sea and discover the park's caves. See the paleolithic Cosquer Cave, the Blue Grotto, and the Capelan Cave. Spot the numerous fossils encrusted in the limestone.  Learn about how the fossils were formed one hundred million years ago with the accumulation of sediment in the seabed and then pushed up during the Tertiary Period, when the Alps took shape. Look at how erosion has accentuated rocky rifts and given birth to the rugged landscape you see today.

Marseille: Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

2. Marseille: Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Sit back and relax as you cruise along the beautiful Marseille coastline and take in the stunning views. Stop for a swim in a lovely cove in the Frioul Archipelago. As the sun sets, enjoy your dinner with drinks aboard, catching views of Marseille illuminated at night. Enjoy a magical evening on board an environmentally-friendly hybrid/electric boat, the quiet boat allows for a more peaceful and relaxing cruise. Set sail for the Frioul Archipelago and see the famous If island, on which the story of the Count of Monte Cristo takes place. Anchor in a beautiful cove around here for a refreshing swimming stop. Get back on board and enjoy unforgettable sunset views of the seascape and the Marseille skyline as you sit down to enjoy your dinner with drinks. As you get closer to the Old Port in Marseille, see the sparkling city lit up at night.

Marseille: Old Schooner Sunset Sailing Cruise

3. Marseille: Old Schooner Sunset Sailing Cruise

See Marseille from an entirely new perspective on the deck of a towering vintage schooner sailboat. Discover the landscapes of the Mediterranean coast and the beauty of the Frioul Islands and the Bay of Marseille. Start your evening with a glass of rosé and some snacks while taking in the views of the French coast from the impressive historical sailboat. Start the sailing excursion and stop for a refreshing swim near Frioul Island. Sit back and relax on the sail back to the port as you listen to music.

Marseille: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

4. Marseille: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Board the boat at Vieux-Port, in front of Marseille’s city hall. Sail past Château d’If and admire a perfect view of Notre-Dame de la Garde on your way to the Bay of Marseille. Hear about the area's history and local culture from the crew on board. Anchor in a nice secluded cove within the Frioul archipelago, and go swimming in the crystal clear waters. Climb back on board to enjoy a light dinner buffet made from organic, seasonal local produce. Enjoy two glasses of rosé with your meal. After dinner, relax on board and admire the sunset with music playing in the background. You will then start heading back to the Vieux-Port.

Marseille: Calanques National Park Sailing Cruise with Lunch

5. Marseille: Calanques National Park Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Board the boat at Vieux-Port, in front of Marseille’s city hall. Enjoy fruit juice and coffee served by the crew. Then set sail for the Bay of Marseille. Hear about the area's history and local culture from the crew on board. Anchor near a rocky inlet called a calanque, and go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Around midday break for an aperitif, and an exquisite lunch buffet made from organic, seasonal local produce. Enjoy two glasses of rosé with your meal. After lunch, continue to the Riou Archipelago and stop at a second scenic spot to swim and take in the scenery. You will then start heading back to the Vieux-Port. If you are interested, the friendly crew will be happy to give you an introduction to sailing.

Marseille: Afternoon Boat Trip in Marseille's Calanques

6. Marseille: Afternoon Boat Trip in Marseille's Calanques

At 1 PM, you'll arrive at the meeting point Quai d’honneur in front of Marseille’s main city hall. Then, you'll depart, crossing the Bay of Marseille in the local partner's comfortable hybrid electric boat. Hear about the cultural aspects of the area from your captain, who is also your tour guide. You'll soon reach the gates of the Calanques, la 'Baie des Singes' (The Monkey's Bay). This amazing passage between Maïre Island and the Croisette Cap is the start of the National Parc des Calanques, a national park since 2012. The Calanques covers a 20-kilometer stretch of coastline between the village of Les Goudes and the town of Cassis. It's one of the most remarkable sites in France and an important area for natural heritage and sporting activities. Once you reach a nice spot, anchor and go for a swim in the heart of the Calanques. The setting is truly majestic with limestone cliffs, untouched inlets, and tiny fishing ports dotted with 'cabanons' (typical provençal cabins). Afterwards you'll return to the port, arriving around 6 PM.

Coteaux d'Aix: Ste Victoire Wine Tour & Cezanne Mill Visit

7. Coteaux d'Aix: Ste Victoire Wine Tour & Cezanne Mill Visit

First of all, you will be picked up at your hotel or cruise ship and taken to the first vineyard area close to Aix-en-Provence. Then you'll go to the vineyards of Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and visit two wineries. You'll also have a 3 wine color tasting. After that, you'll discover the mill of the painter Paul Cézanne, The museum of the Mount Ste Victoire to learn about its climate, fauna, flora and more... There will be a lunch stop in a selected restaurant (optional).

Marseilles: Between Land and Sea 8-Hour Tour

8. Marseilles: Between Land and Sea 8-Hour Tour

To start your day you will go to the Old Port of Marseilles, whilst here, hop aboard your boating vessel and discover the stunning rocky inlets of the Côte Bleue. Next, sail to the Frioul Islands and the Château d'If before heading to the "Baie des Singes" (Bay of Monkeys). Continuing on your tour, head back to the Old Port of Marseille to discover the heart of the city by minivan. You'll start with the highest point of view of Marseille which is Notre Dame de La Garde before you travel to the oldest quarter of Marseilles, le Panier, and to Noailles market and other important places. This tour is a fantastic way to acquaint yourself with this stunning seaside city.

Marseille: Calanques Sea Kayaking Guided Tour

9. Marseille: Calanques Sea Kayaking Guided Tour

Explore Calanques National Park on a guided kayaking tour from Marseille. Learn more about the natural history of the area with your expert guide. Admire the beautiful landscapes of a protected environment. Kayak along the coastline and admire stunning natural landmarks such as Ile Maïre, Tiboulen de Maïre, the peninsula of Cap Croisette, or the islands of Archipel de Riou. From the ocean, admire the spectacular views of the coastline.

Marseille: Day Boat Ride in the Calanques with Wine Tasting

10. Marseille: Day Boat Ride in the Calanques with Wine Tasting

Step aboard a beautiful boat and begin your full day tour. Pass the Frioul Islands and see the Château d'If in Marseilles from the perspective of the water. Then, drop anchor in a calm cove and stop for a mini wine tasting course with Provencal wines and typical tapas from the south of France. Swim, if you like, in a very safe area and snorkeling gear will be provided aboard the boat. Take the option to reserve a table in a seaside restaurant. Next, discover the Calanques National Park. Learn about the secrets of this magical, protected region of rocky inlets.

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What people are saying about Marseille

La journée était superbe et le capitaine était très sympathique! Nous avons aussi appris davantage sur l’histoire de Marseille et des calanques suivie d’une excellente baignade dans la mer! Merci beaucoup pour cette magnifique journée et n’hésitez surtout pas à prendre vos billets.

This was a fantastic half-day trip. We really enjoyed the views of Marseille from the water and being able to swim from the boat. The boat captains were terrific and friendly.

Thoroughly enjoyable. Crew were brilliant and we met a lovely, lively group of people from all corners of the globe!

Had an amazing experience both hosts on board were very kind and welcoming to make our time memorable.

Lovely boat and great experience! Great food and selection of drinks. Can't recommend enough.