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Ajaccio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

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25 reviews

Activity provider: JPS Aventure

Ajaccio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

Activity provider: JPS Aventure

From US$ 133.90 per person

Discover the caves and be captivated by natural pools at the Scandola and Capo Rosso reserves on this boat tour with a local guide.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Explore Corsica’s Scandola Nature Reserve on semi-rigid speed boats
  • Discover the beautiful village of Girolata, only accessible from the sea
  • Visit the island of Gargalo and the cathedral rift
  • Enjoy swimming breaks in crystal clear waters
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Be one with nature on this guided boat tour of the Scandola and Capo Rosso reserves. Swim in blue waters and discover natural caves and majestic cliffs.

Head to the island of Cargalo with your guide and continue through the cathedral fault. Swim in turquoise waters while your appetizer of cold meats and rosé wine from Corsica is prepared. At noon, arrive at Girolata, a fishing village built around an 18th-century fortress accessible only by sea.

The boat will sail again at 2 pm towards the Gulf of Porto for another swimming break at Anse Ficaghjola, a village overlooking a beach. Then, proceed to the Calanques of Piana, a geological jewel with cliffs and caves. Upon reaching the natural pool of Capo Rosso, dive in its crystal clear waters.

Enjoy a final swim at the Cala di Pala Cove where you can also jump off diving boards of different heights. You will continue with your memorable boat ride until your return, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

  • 8.5-hour boat tour
  • Local guide
  • An appetizer consisting of cold meats and rosé wine
  • Visit to Scandola Reserve
  • 2-hour free time in the village of Girolata
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • A boat can carry a maximum of 12 people.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 25 reviews

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Incredible day that started with a small ballet of dolphins, a breathtaking nature reserve with its caves... awesome stop at Girolata... feeling of being alone in the world... In short, a treat... the speedboat being clearly a plus... few on the boat and thrills! Thank you to our very friendly guide who made this day unforgettable by telling us about the history of all these places!

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July 13, 2022

Super expérience !! Tout est magnifique, le paysage est à couper le souffle. Notre capitaine de bord étais incroyable et super investie. Tout du long il a su nous expliquer et nous raconter des histoires sur les réserves naturelles et monuments. Sur la fin (le retour) un peu long et fatiguant. Je recommande !!

May 18, 2022

Beeindruckende Tour durch das Naturschutzgebiet! Unser Guide war sehr sympathisch und die musikalische Untermalung war perfekt abgestimmt…einzig der Halt im Dorf Girolata empfanden wir persönlich mit 2 h zu lang, zumal das Dorf sehr touristisch und ungepflegt wirkte - insgesamt aber definitiv ein toller, empfehlenswerter Ausflug!

September 15, 2022


Product ID: 405226