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Marseille: Boat Tour with Stop on the Frioul Islands

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55 reviews

Activity provider: PLUS BELLE LA MER

Marseille: Boat Tour with Stop on the Frioul Islands

Activity provider: PLUS BELLE LA MER
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Enjoy a boat tour from Marseille Old Port and discover Frioul and its 4 islands. Explore the Frioul archipelago on foot and spot the stunning Château d'If.

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Duration 135 minutes
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Live tour guide
French, English


  • See the beautiful turquoise waters on a boat tour from Marseille
  • Discover Frioul Islands and their timeless natural beauty
  • See the Chateau d'If, a historic and literary landmark, from the sea
  • Explore the port on Frioul Island and its restaurants at your own leisure
  • Admire charming Degaby Island and Malmousque Cove
Full description

Embark on a boating adventure from Marseille's Old Port. Glide along turquoise waters as you sail around the Frioul Islands and break for an hour of exploration on land. See Château d'If, the fortress that inspired Alexandre Dumas' famous novel, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Begin your tour by setting sail from the Old Port of Marseille. Admire the pristine waters as you approach the Frioul Islands and the tributary creeks along the coastline. As you reach the main island, you'll disembark for an hour to discover the port and break for refreshments.

Continue your tour back on board with a pass by the Château d'If. This historic fortress was built by François I between 1528 and 1531 and was immortalized in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

Next, admire the beauty of Degaby Island, a gift from a wealthy industrialist to his wife, Liane Degaby, who was a great artist of the Belle Epoque. Finally, soak up the serene surroundings of Malmousque Cove.

  • Boat tour
  • 1 hour pause in the port of Frioul Island
  • Captain & tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at darse (J4) near the Mucem at the old port: 43°17'46.6"N 5°21'39.3"E. You will see a branded bike next to the boat called Plus Belle La Mer.

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  • Please arrive 15 minute before the excursion starts
  • This activity requires good weather. In case of inclement weather, you will be contacted and offered options to reschedule
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 55 reviews

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Simply disorienting. Seeing Marseille from the water is worth the detour. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Whether you are with family, friends, or alone, go there! A little advice on the way back avoid the left rear seat if you don't want to end up a bit wet (nothing too bad, just refreshing)

August 22, 2022

The trip was excellent! Our guide explained all the important points of the tour and its history in English, something that we greatly appreciated. He was very kind and I totally recommend taking this tour. Arriving at the destination we went into the sea for a while, wear tennis shoes as there are many stones on the way to go down to the sea, then we walked all over the place. The time was more than enough. We loved the tour.

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August 10, 2022

Thank you Eric for this pleasant moment! What a pleasure to discover Marseille and its surroundings (Frioul, Château d'If, etc.) from the sea! Eric is a very friendly guide, who loves his city. Ideal ride, almost private since we were only 6 people on board. I highly recommend this activity and rather at the beginning of the stay because Éric is also very good advice on what to discover and eat in the surroundings!! Pauline and Marielle

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August 9, 2022

Product ID: 418053