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Marseille: Calanques Cruise with Lunch

1. Marseille: Calanques Cruise with Lunch

Sail along the coast of the Calanques National Park, one of the most remarkable natural sites in France, on-board a maxi-catamaran. Discover the rocky coastline that stretches for 20 km along the Mediterranean between La Madrague and the town of Cassis, passing through Les Goudes and Callelongue. Travel to the heart of this natural heritage and discover the Calanques of Marseille Calanques National Park, or the Calanques of the Côte Bleue, or the Frioul Archipelago. During the cruise, admire the wonderful landscape of the Calanques National Park while sunbathing on the boat and swimming in heavenly coves.. Enjoy lunch, consisting of a plancha, various side dishes and a dessert. In winter, the menu is different and may include fish and other seafood.. Boarding is at 11:00 AM and return to port is at 4:00 PM. Several itineraries are possible: the Calanques National Park on the maxi catamaran, the Calanques of the Côte Bleue, and the Frioul Archipelago on the small catamarans.

From Marseille: Half-Day Sailing Trip in Frioul Calanques

2. From Marseille: Half-Day Sailing Trip in Frioul Calanques

Join a half-day sailing excursion from Marseilles to a calanque in the Frioul Islands. Learn the basics from the skipper, go for a swim, snorkel, and take in views of the impressive scenery and cove rock formations before you return to the mainland. Sail towards the islands of Frioul where you can admire the many stunning coves and the coast of Marseilles. Make the most of the opportunity to take a refreshing swim, go snorkeling and admire the seabed, or simply relax on board. Your state-qualified skipper will teach you the basics of sailing and be able to give the more experienced seafarers some tips. Return to land after a relaxing afternoon seeing some of the best coastal scenery that the south of France has to offer.

Marseille: Sunset Frioul Archipelago Boat Cruise

3. Marseille: Sunset Frioul Archipelago Boat Cruise

Delve into the history of Marseille and explore the Frioul archipelago. Learn interesting facts about Kennedy Corniche and go for a swim in the water at Calanque des Cambrettes. Visit the island of Pomègues and go snorkeling if you want. Watch the sun go down and sail back to Marseille at night. Meet the activity provider at the Old Port in the evening. Then, board your boat and listen to interesting commentary about the monuments of the area on the way out to sea. Next, sail along the Kennedy Corniche, a coastal street named after former President Kennedy. Then, visit Vallon des Auffes. Admire this traditional fishing port with a fascinating history. After this, sail to the Frioul Archipelago, a group of 4 islands that sit inside a protected area. See the Caroline Hospital, which served as a quarantine building for sailors. Swim in the natural pools of the Calanque des Cambrettes. Following this, go to the Calanque de Pomègues fish farm. Stop off on the island and enjoy some free time to visit the cafe or ice cream parlor. Check out the monuments and the beach. Then, sail around the archipelago. Stop off at a creek to enjoy the beautiful sunset, and go snorkeling. Return to the old port at night, and see all the brightly lit buildings which dot the coast. Then, get off the boat to conclude your experience.

Marseille: Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

4. 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: Côte Bleue Marine Park Boat Cruise

5. Marseille: Côte Bleue Marine Park Boat Cruise

Explore the famous Côte Bleue Marine Park and check out the sea reserve of Carry-le-Rouet. Relax on a comfortable boat with music and shower facilities, then dive into the sea for a swim. Visit hidden caves and small villages, and admire the spectacular coastal scenery in this beautiful area. Board a comfortable boat in L'Estaque to begin your tour. Learn the history of the villages surrounding the area and appreciate the beauty of the creeks, caves, and other natural wonders of the Côte Bleue Marine Park. Listen to music, sunbathe, or rest in the shade aboard the ship. Continue your adventure to the protected marine reserve at Carry-le-Rouet. Marvel at the blue waters, submerged reefs, and pine trees decorating the rocky coast. Also, stop off at fishing ports along the way, and go snorkeling. Finally, return to the starting point to cap off a wonderful day.

Marseille: Calanques Sailing Day with Lunch

6. Marseille: Calanques Sailing Day with Lunch

Welcome aboard an authentic sailboat ! Take your swimsuit, we will take care of everything else : Our sailing crew will show you the most secrets corners of the Calanques of Sormiou, Morgiou or Sugiton. We will take time in paradise to enjoy pure bliss : a fresh lunch made by our Chef, good wine, snorkeling and swimming in turquoise sea... Passengers must wear suitable clothing : tennis shoes or boat shoes, confortable clothes, hat or cap, sunscreen and sunglasses.

From Marseille: Calanques National Park Eco Boat Cruise

7. 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.

Calanques: Full-Day Sailing Tour

8. Calanques: Full-Day Sailing Tour

Witness the stunning coastline and breathtaking scenery of Calanques on a boat tour. Admire the rugged limestone cliffs, coves, and other sites from the water. Soak in the Calanques coastline with stunning cliffs, lush vegetation, and iconic landmarks. Enjoy a view of the unique geological formations while sailing on the Mediterranean Sea. Continue to visit Calanques National Park surrounded by the incredible natural scenery. Get glimpses of sea birds, fish, and even marine mammals. Throughout the trip, you will get ample opportunities to click pictures of the surroundings. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear, blue Mediterranean Sea. Go snorkeling and explore the diverse underwater world of the region. Experience an unforgettable tour and unlock the secrets of this remarkable coastal gem.

Marseille: Sunset Sailing Dinner in the Frioul Archipelago

9. Marseille: Sunset Sailing Dinner in the Frioul Archipelago

Set sail for a cruise aboard a yacht in Marseille and discover the Frioul Archipelago. Sail for 30 minutes while you enjoy the breathtaking views, and watch the setting sun cast a golden silhouette over the city. Then drop anchor in a beautiful creek in the Frioul Islands. After mooring, get ready to try some amazing organic wines from the region and a delicious buffet freshly made by your Chef on board. Then you will be free to take a refreshing swim or snorkel if you want. At nightfall, return to the Old Port guided by the light of La Bonne-Mère.

Calanques National Park Snorkel and Scuba Dive

10. Calanques National Park Snorkel and Scuba Dive

Meet at 09:00 am at the dive center in Marseille's Port de la Pointe Rouge. Get kitted out with your diving suit and select a mask, fins and snorkel for your activity.  At 09:45, board a large inflatable boat for a 20 to 30-minute ride to the snorkeling and scuba diving site. Get a briefing about safety and other information you will need. Hear about any security concerns and get explanations about the marine life you may see.  Then, enjoy a 30 to 60 minute snorkel on your own in a secure area close to one of the island's of Calanques National Park. Discover the aquatic world of Marseille from the surface at your leisure. Now that you are comfortable in the water, take a guided scuba dive with a personal instructor. Dive to a maximum of 18 feet to encounter rock fish, zebra bream, cow bream, striped mullet, rainbow wrasse, sea stars and other creatures of the sea, depending on the conditions of the day. At around 16:00 or 17:00, journey back to the dive center to rinse your diving gear and have a shower before you collect your Discover Scuba certificate!

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4.4 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Excellent outing at all levels: the crew was very friendly and competent, the buffet was very full and of magnificent quality. 5h was a really appropriate duration because we were able to fully experience it, including swimming time. On the other hand, I find it a pity that we could not take out the sails. I understood the reasons (weather and a torn sail). But that would have made the experience unique. I highly recommend this cruise. We took advantage of it in mid-October. I don't know what it's worth in the middle of summer with the amount of tourists in the creeks.

Despite skipper Denis having limited English, and us having equally limited French, we all managed to communicate beautifully and had a wonderful afternoon sailing around the Frioul Islands. We are experienced yachties, but the couple with us were not, however, together we hoisted, trimmed and took the sails down, and generally had a very relaxing sail. It gives a completely different view of Marseilles. We thoroughly recommend the half day sail.

Such a great cruise. The Captain and assistant were more than friendly! Food and beverages were served all day. The Get Your Guide description said it did not include alcoholic beverages, but we had several wine options available. Do. This. Trip. It was so fun and relaxing! 5 Stars all the way!

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.

The trip was amazing. Our captain Francois was super friendly and a great host. We were a small group of people on the boat and it was great fun.