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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 Ajaccio: Sanguinaires Islands Boat Trip With Aperitif

2. From Ajaccio: Sanguinaires Islands Boat Trip With Aperitif

Watch the sunset from one of Corsica's best sunset locations on this boat trip from Ajaccio. Get the chance to explore the largest of the Sanguinaires Islands, Mezzu Mare, and enjoy a glass of wine and charcuterie board onboard. Board your speedboat in Ajaccio and set sail for Mezzu Mare, where you will moor for an hour. Explore the island on foot and visit a 19th-century lighthouse for panoramic views of the entire archipelago or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters. On your return to the boat, sit down to a delicious charcuterie tasting board served with Corsican rosé wine. Relax as the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, enjoy one last dip in the warm waters of the sea before returning to the port.

Ajaccio/Porticcio: Sanguinaires Sunset Cruise & Wine Tasting

3. Ajaccio/Porticcio: Sanguinaires Sunset Cruise & Wine Tasting

On this 3-hour boat tour, you’ll take in sights along the north shore of Ajaccio, including the Tino Rossi house, the Greek chapel, the Marin cemetery, and the Citadel. You'll arrive at the Sanguinaires Islands just in time to admire the sunset from the boat. Enjoy a Corsican wine tasting commented by a sommelier and a local wine-grower. You'll discover white, red and rose wines from the Ajaccio's region. Treat yourself to a buffet of typical and local products, such as Corsican ham, cheese, swiss chard pie, and sweet cheese fritters, while listening to the guitars of local musicians.

Ajaccio Vision Tour from Ajaccio with Open-Top Bus

4. Ajaccio Vision Tour from Ajaccio with Open-Top Bus

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the Imperial Town with an open top bus. Depart from the Square Foch, drive along the De Gaulle Square with the statue of Napoleon with his four brothers. Then cruise along Austerlitz Square and see the Casone monument dedicated to Napoleon I.  Continue your discovery along the coastal road of the Sanguinaires to enjoy the beautiful sights over Ajaccio bay. Arrive at the Parata point for a 20-30 minute stop and appreciate the exceptional panorama over the archipelago.

Ajaccio: Full-Day Corsica West Coast Guided Boat Tour

5. Ajaccio: Full-Day Corsica West Coast Guided Boat Tour

Discover the West Coast of Corsica's natural highlights on this full-day tour from Ajaccio. Visit the Scandola Nature Reserve and Calanques de Piana, as well as some of the area's small islands and villages like Girolata and Ficajola, before admiring the sunset with some charcuterie and rosé wine. Set sail from the convenient meeting point with your guide. Head to Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the island of Gargalo through to the cathedral fault and learn about the local wildlife. Then visit Girolata, a small fishing village built around an 18th century fort accessible only by sea. Here you can enjoy some free time to meet the wild cows that live in the village. Stop at the cove of Ficajola, then at the Calanques de Piana, a natural rock formation and UNESCO World Heritage site. Swim at Cala di Pala cove and dive from the cliffs. Dock at the Sanguinaires Islands and swim or visit the lighthouse, then enjoy an aperitif of local charcuterie and rosé wine whilst admiring the sunset.

From Tiuccia: Sanguinaires Islands Boat Tour & Sunset Drinks

6. From Tiuccia: Sanguinaires Islands Boat Tour & Sunset Drinks

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, 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 or take a dip in the turquoise waters. 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.

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What people are saying about Sanguinaires Islands

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 729 reviews

We loved the excursion, the funny jokes of our 2 captains, set the mood. We also had good weather and we enjoyed the landscapes and the magnificent view that awaited us at the top of the semaphore and the lighthouse. A sunset, Corsican songs, small bursts of speed on the way back, all the ingredients were there to spend an unforgettable moment with the JPS crew. We strongly recommend.

Superb boat trip. Baptiste was very nice, the climb to the lighthouse and the semaphore we really liked, what a view, a magnificent panorama. The aperitif was convivial. The sunset was present despite the cloudy sky.

Brilliant to absolutely make the professionals at the top friendly and assured security. Magnificent. Successful ambient music. Congratulations for this cruise

Everything to see the main places and monuments of Ajaccio

Very nice walk. Great atmosphere. We recommend. Eric