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From Porto-Vecchio: Lavezzi Archipelago Sightseeing Cruise

1. From Porto-Vecchio: Lavezzi Archipelago Sightseeing Cruise

Leave the coast of Corsica behind on a sightseeing cruise departing from Porto-Vecchio and Santa Giulia Beach. Observe cormorants in flight at the Iles Cerbicales and admire the private island of Cavallo from the sea. Swim in the Lavezzi Archipelago and stop in the bay of Piantarella. Make your way down to Santa Giulia Beach or the port to meet your friendly captain and group for the day. Be welcomed aboard the semi-rigid boat and fly over the waves as you set out to sea. Reach your first stop at the Iles Cerbicales, a stunning natural paradise. Watch from the boat as different species of bird like cormorants, gray shearwaters, gulls, and pale swifts dive between the sky and the sea. Cruise by the island of Cavallo full of luxurious villas and enter the nature reserve of the Lavezzi Archipelago. Look out for incredible marine life and take the chance to swim and snorkle in the crystalline waters. Climb back into the boat and view the steep cliffs and mysterious caves of Saint-Antoine on your way to the serene bay of Piantarella. Feel at peace on the calm water and indulge in some snacks served at sea. Leave Piantarella and cruise back towards Porto-Vecchio. Experience picturesque views of the coastline on your return journey and see the Isles Cerbicales and Lavezzi Archipelago in another light.

Porto-Vecchio: Cerbicale Islands Sunset Cruise & Apéritif

2. Porto-Vecchio: Cerbicale Islands Sunset Cruise & Apéritif

On this evening cruise, climb aboard a luxury speedboat and chart a course for the Cerbicale Islands against the backdrop of a stunning sunset. Pause for swimming in the waters around Toro Island. Before the evening ends, nibble on a charcuterie selection and sip local apéritifs. Begin your excursion on the Tyrrhenian Sea from the town of Porto-Vecchio. Once you've met your captain, embark on your cruise for the evening. Admire the sleek lines of the hybrid-equipped Speranza, or the ultimate comfort of Liberta's bathing ladder, shower, and electric cooler. Continue heading out to sea and marvel at the setting sun's vivid colors on the horizon. After you've reached Toro Island, pause to take a dive into the refreshing, pristine waters. Enjoy the secluded spot while you bask in the sunset. Next, tuck into a platter of French charcuterie. Nibble on an array of cold meats and cheeses while you sip on your choice of Corsican apéritif: rosé, muscat, or champagne. Relax while the evening sets in, then return back to Porto-Vecchio to complete your tour.

Porto-Vecchio: Evening Cruise with Swimming and an Apéritif

3. Porto-Vecchio: Evening Cruise with Swimming and an Apéritif

Discover the views of the city on an astonishing boat cruise through the bays while admiring the magnificent sunset from the water. Enjoy an aperitif and charcuterie on board in a quiet cove. First, board the high-end speedboat, specially designed for sea excursions. Glide along the water with the hybrid engine propelling you towards the sunset, and relax knowing marine life is less disturbed by the quality of the machine. Then, enjoy a relaxing swim in the bay of Saint Cyprien, then try out snorkeling with the snorkeling gear on board for you. Next, adventure out on the sea scooter before hopping back on board for a snack. Sip on an elegant apéritif after docking in an intimate, quiet cove. Spend the magical moment with family or friends while the notion of time escapes you.

Porto Vecchio: Cerbicale and Lavezzi Islands Boat Day Trip

4. Porto Vecchio: Cerbicale and Lavezzi Islands Boat Day Trip

Discover the beauty of Corsica from the sea on this day trip from Porto Vecchio. Sail to the Cerbicale island and the archipelago of Lavezzi. Uncover underwater worlds with the included snorkeling gear at locations like the bay of Pientarella. Reach the town of Bonifacio on the cliffs.  Hop aboard the comfortable ship at the port of Porto Vecchio and embark on your sailing adventure. Head for the Cerbicale Island, a paradise for seabirds where you can observe various species or go snorkeling in the turquoise waters. Continue past the island of Cavallo which is known as the island of the billionaires and visit San Bainso island and its Roman quarry. Make your way to the archipelago of Lavezzi. Enjoy their beautiful, pristine, and unique environment that is free of any buildings in the heart of a nature reserve. Swim through schools of shinning fish. Take a dip in the azure bay of Pientarella, where a sandbank in the open sea awaits you. Sip on a Corsican aperitif while in the water. Sail along the Gulf of Sperone where you can admire the beaches of the Grand and Petit Sperone. Go by Pointe Saint Antoine which is the extreme southern tip of Corsica. Have free time to explore the cliffs, caves, port, and history of Bonifacio, or go and purchase a delicious lunch at a seaside restaurant. Board the boat and jet off to the magnificent bay of Rondinara for a swim and a relaxing break. On the way back to Porto Vecchio, take time to gaze out at the stunning beaches along the coast of Santa Giulia, Palombaggia, and Carrataghiu.

From Porto Vecchio: Escape Excursion to Sardinia with Drinks

5. From Porto Vecchio: Escape Excursion to Sardinia with Drinks

Start this sea escape from Corsica at the Porto Vecchio and sail to Sardinia on board a high-end launch specially designed for sea excursions. Professional sailors will take you on an authentic unforgettable sea adventure lasting the whole day.The first stop will be Toro Island where you can swim while observing the underwater flora and fauna. Masks and snorkels, sea scooters, and paddles will be made available to you to discover an amazing marine environment.After having crossed the mouths of Bonifacio, you will dock in Sardinia at the island of Budelli, where you will be offered a Corsican aperitif.Off to the next stop at the beautiful island of La Maddalena, where you will have free time to stroll through the alleys, enjoy lunch or have a picnic at the edge of the water. The Santa Maria archipelago awaits for your next stop before heading for Porto Novo where we will take a last swim in its crystal clear waters.On the way back to Porto Vecchio, enjoy the view of the beautiful beaches of Santa Giulia and Palombaggia from the boat.

Porto-Vecchio: South Corsica Cruise and Snorkeling Day Trip

6. Porto-Vecchio: South Corsica Cruise and Snorkeling Day Trip

Uncover incredible underwater worlds in southern Corsica with high-quality snorkeling equipment and a sea scooter on this boating day trip from Porto-Vecchio. Explore areas like the bay of Murtoli, Paragan Bay, and Fazio lagoon on a semi-rigid boat. Hop aboard the boat at the beach of Santa Gulia and begin heading south on your sea adventure. Stop at the paradisiacal site of Piantarella to enjoy its crystal-clear water and small rocky outcrops. Have a tasty snack before heading to Bonifacio to admire its caves and cliffs. Follow the coast o the magnificent bay of Roccaspina where you will have the chance to swim under the gaze of the guardian lion of the Genoese tower. Sip on a mouth-watering Corsican aperitif that is served in the water. Make your way to the small fishing port of Tizzano. Spend some free time strolling along the alleys of this lively fishing port for 1.5 hours. Have the chance purchase lunch at local restaurant or bring your own picnic to have at the water's edge. Continue on to the Moines Islands and the turquoise waters of the bay of Murtoli and Paragan Bay. Savor a second snack at the Fazio lagoon. Take in views of long stretches of beach on the way back to the beach of Santa Giulia.

Porto-Vecchio: Boat Tour with Meal and Swim Stops

7. Porto-Vecchio: Boat Tour with Meal and Swim Stops

A personalized approach: From the port of Porto Vecchio, board Ulysse for an hour's sailing at the pace of yesteryear towards a turquoise-blue cove. We'll drop anchor so you can paddle, seascoot, snorkel or relax on deck. Once everyone's back on board, we'll sit down to dinner! The crew will have prepared a delicious barbecue of meat or fish and seasonal vegetables. All our products are fresh and local, and the meal is worthy of a restaurant. We provide soft drinks and 1/2 bottle of wine per person. We also cater for special needs (vegan, gluten-free, allergies, etc.). In the afternoon, we'll set sail and visit the coastline, with a second swimming stop if you wish.

Porto Vecchio: Ospedale Forest & Bavella Needles 4x4 Tour

8. Porto Vecchio: Ospedale Forest & Bavella Needles 4x4 Tour

Embark on a 4x4 expedition through the untamed wonders of Corsica's Ospedale Forest and Bavella Needles. Brace yourself for a day filled with heart-pounding thrills, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable moments. Your journey kicks off with a visit to a traditional pig pen, where you'll meet these oink-tastic creatures up close and personal. Channel your inner explorer as you navigate through picturesque villages nestled in the heart of Corsica's interior. With their cobblestone streets, charming houses, and rich cultural heritage, you'll feel like you've stepped into a living postcard. Venture deep into the mystical Ospedale Forest, a verdant paradise that will leave you in awe. Take in the breathtaking panoramic vistas and immerse yourself in the lush greenery, while keeping a keen eye out for the vibrant Corsican plants. After working up an appetite, refuel those adventurous spirits with a hearty lunch at a mountain restaurant. Indulge in mouthwatering Corsican delicacies that will transport your taste buds straight to foodie heaven. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the legendary Bavella Needles. These towering rock formations are a true spectacle, rising proudly from the earth like nature's own skyscrapers. Listen to your knowledgeable guide regale you with captivating tales and reveal the secrets that lie within these majestic giants.

Porto -Vecchio: Catamaran cruise - Lavezzi Islands

9. Porto -Vecchio: Catamaran cruise - Lavezzi Islands

Romain will welcome you on board and take you to discover the Cerbical Islands Nature Reserve: morning swimming for the bravest, a snack will be offered to you going up. Raise the aircraft sailor! It's time to go and discover even more unusual places: the Lavezzi & Cavallo islands, the island of billionaires ... At anchor, Romain will serve you a small house aperitif accompanied by a real planter of the islands: you will tell us news! For lunch, it will depend on the season: Meal in low season: paella with seafood and chicken then fresh fruit salad for dessert. Meal in high season: cheese and cold meats, Corsican salad, melon then fresh fruit salad for dessert. In both cases, you will have the chance to taste our local rosé, our fresh water, our coffee and our digestive ... Yes, it's a chance! For the afternoon, Romain will provide you with paddles and masks-tapas: take the opportunity to go and discover the surroundings or stay to bask on the boat ... You will not regret it. Then you will follow the coast to Porto Novo, for a last swim and a small snack before reaching the port.

Porto Vecchio: Cuscionu Plateau & Alta Rocca 4x4 Tour

10. Porto Vecchio: Cuscionu Plateau & Alta Rocca 4x4 Tour

Experience the charm of Corsica's interior by 4x4 as your journey through captivating villages that showcase the island's cultural heritage. Discover the hidden gems nestled amidst picturesque landscapes and immerse yourself in the local way of life. Meet your guide in Porto Vecchio, hop onboard a 4x4 vehicle and drive towards the Cuscionu Plateau. Go on a memorable walk across the breathtaking plateau, where you'll be treated to panoramic vistas. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of charming villages, where you'll witness the authentic way of life. Get up close and personal with Corsican plants and animals as you traverse the terrain, providing you with a unique opportunity to observe and appreciate the island's diverse ecosystem. Indulge your taste buds with a delightful lunch at a mountain restaurant, savoring authentic Corsican cuisine while surrounded by the majestic beauty of the mountains. Before going back to Porto Vecchio, take a refreshing break from the day's exploration and dive into natural river pools, immersing yourself in the crystal-clear waters. Let the serenity of these tranquil oases wash over you as you enjoy a revitalizing swim.

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What people are saying about Porto-Vecchio

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4.4
(16 reviews)

It was incredible, we really had a great day. Paul Pierre is very kind, very interesting, he made us discover and love Corsica by passing through different landscapes throughout the day and through his knowledge. Mandatory activity if you come to the south of Corsica! Benji, Fred, Carl and Océane.

Very nice outing at sea despite the swell and the wind! Thanks to Patrick for being able to hold the helm in the waves, for his good humor and for his various explanations.

Very pleasant and fun! Our guide “Giorgio” was very friendly, nice and even available to speak to us in Italian! A truly beautiful afternoon!!

Superb sea trip with Jorge. Magnificent landscapes enhanced by Jorge's explanations and passion. We highly recommend this experience!

Jorge, our captain, gave us a timeless moment. We discovered unspoiled nature and we feel privileged. Thank you Corsica Sud Croisières!