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Porto: Scandola, Girolata, and Calanches of Piana Boat Trip

Activity provider: Porto Marine Evasion

Porto: Scandola, Girolata, and Calanches of Piana Boat Trip

Activity provider: Porto Marine Evasion
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Explore the wonders of the Gulf of Porto on board a special sailing boat. Sail to the Scandola Nature Reserve, enjoy a stopover in Girolata, and see the famous creeks of Calanche de Piana.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian


  • Discover the Scandola Nature Reserve
  • Enjoy a stopover in Girolata
  • Explore the famous creeks of Piana
Full description

Discover the Gulf of Porto by boat and see why this extraordinary natural area is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your boat trip by sailing to the Scandola Reserve, home to beautiful cliffs and a sea bed. Located in the north of the Gulf of Porto, the Scandola Reserve has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1975 and contains majestic cliffs with more than 30 plant species. Afterward, stopover in Girolata, a small village on the edge of a scenic bay. This picturesque village is only accessible by sea or by a small path. Then visit the Calanche de Piana creeks, a dream-like place filled with magnificent colors.

At the conclusion of your experience, you'll sail back to your tour starting point.

  • Boat trip
  • Local guide
  • Photo opportunities
  • 30-minute break in Girolata
  • Food or drinks
  • Toilet on the boat
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

The meeting point is on the dock in front of La Calypso Hotel on the right bank of Porto's bay. You can look for "Porto Marine Evasion" signage. GPS Coordinates: 42.267017, 8.694009 which is equivalent to 42°16'01.3"N 8°41'38.4"E

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Please note swimming is only possible during the stop at Girolata village
  • Food and drinks are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 216 reviews

Review summary

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The trip was excellent and the nature is incredible but... You promised me an English guide but all we got was Google Translated text on mobile phone which the guide gave us to read. So, we cannot ask anything because the guide did not speak English at all. Google Translate is not an English guide. At least not yet...

August 5, 2021

Superb excursion to discover the creeks of Piana, the Scandola reserve and the village of Girolata, departing from Porto! The landscapes are sublime and the narrowness of the zodiac allows you to enter the caves, something that is not feasible for other traditional boats. Our guide, Charles, is very friendly, he knows how to create a climate and a friendly atmosphere on board by playing Corsican songs! The guide's anecdotes are great and at the right time. We recommend Marine Porto Evasion without hesitation.

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July 26, 2021

Flexible boat which allows great maneuverability and therefore a very fine approach to the places visited. Most; humor and derision in the comments, a “musical” atmosphere on board which makes this cruise festive and above all which shows that the pilot really takes pleasure in addition to perfectly mastering the piloting of his boat. In short, we recommend Marine Porto Evasion

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September 18, 2020

Product ID: 301373