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  • Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour

    1. Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour

    Discover the Scandola Nature Reserve and visit the charming village of Girolata as you embark on a boat tour off Porto on the coast of Corsica. Sail in silence on the waters of the reserve on an eco-friendly hybrid boat and enjoy access to prime seating thanks to priority boarding. Meet the ship’s friendly crew who will assist you with the boarding process and then set off to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Nature Reserve, which is only accessible by sea and subject to strict protection. See coastal caves and observe diverse marine life and seabirds, such as ospreys and peregrine falcons, from a respectable distance so as not to disturb the natural environment. Learn about the reserve’s ecology through live French commentary throughout the tour. Stop for 30 minutes in the remote and quaint coastal village of Girolata, surrounded by the sea and only accessible by boat. Walk around...

    Très bonne expérience. À cause d’un temps, notre sortie a été décalée d’un jour, mais nous ne l’avons pas regretté. Les paysages sont vraiment fantastiques et les commentaires diffusés tout au long du parcours sont très judicieux et plein d’humour.

  • Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

    2. Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

    Set sail from Ajaccio or Porticcio on a full-day boat tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Gulf of Porto. Experience one of the last Mediterranean enclaves to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife. Stop in the coastal village of Girolata and explore the secluded village for 2 hours. Find a nice restaurant for lunch or enjoy a picnic on the beach. In the winter, the village becomes a virtual backwater with only about 15 residents.

    Then, venture into the Calanche de Piana to discover an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries by changes in temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Explore the geological diversity and unique location of the rocks that give a particular aspect to the area.

    Everything as planned, good explanations and tidy boat, but but I'd suggest a smaller one with a smaller group so you can get a more human experience, dive from the boat (we went to swim on the beach stop) and see the calanques closer.

  • From Porto: Piana Creeks & Scandola Small-group Boat Tour

    3. From Porto: Piana Creeks & Scandola Small-group Boat Tour

    Visit one of the best sites of Corsica on boat routes designed to optimize your experience. Get to know Porto's magical gulf, Piana's beautiful creeks and the Scandola's breath-taking reserve. Visit this exceptional site, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Embark comfortably aboard semi-rigid pneumatic boats with 12-person capacity. Thanks to their small size they can enter caves, navigate to the sea bank and allow you to appreciate the beauty of the landscapes. During this outing at sea, you might be able to observe dolphins or other aquatic mammals that might cross your path.

    Our Captain JB is an ace skipper and a very good guide. The Calanches and the Reserve are breathtaking. Our boat had a rooftop which was rare among most other boats and therefore fantastic given the roasting sunshine, and timing was perfect. Only downer of the 3.5hr trip was the stop at Girolata which has not much to offer and is the most unattractive place we’ve seen so far in Corsica.

  • From Sagone or Cargèse: Scandola Reserve Boat Tour

    4. From Sagone or Cargèse: Scandola Reserve Boat Tour

    Discover the wonders of the Corsican Coast accessible only by sea. Visit the Scandola Nature Reserve and have free time in Girolata. Board a 73-seater ship and take a half-day trip to the famous Scandola Nature Reserve, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will share interesting information about the nature reserve. The boat will stop for 2 hours or 30 minutes, depending on the option you book, in the small village of Girolata where you will enjoy your free time. Eat lunch at a local restaurant or bring your own food to enjoy a picnic with a nice view. You can also relax on the beach, swim, and walk around the village. After your stop, the boat tour will continue to Calanques de Piana before going back to Sagone and Cargèse.

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What people are saying about Calanques de Piana

Our tour was postponed one day earlier due to bad weather. For this reason, the tour was only available with a French-speaking guide. I didn't understand a word, but the guide was so nice, friendly (and so handsome ) that I didn't mind at all that I didn't understand. The views were breathtaking. A very successful trip. I recommend it to everyone!:)

Super moment! The touch of humor mixed with the captain's explanations made the ride more than pleasant! The friendly and kind team! Thinking that the trip was going to be long, we were captivated by the landscapes around us. Do not hesitate this excursion is superb and magnificent!

Boarding was smooth snd quick. Our guide was very informative about the places (geological and historical) but you need to understand French The scenes was very nice and the boat was also nice regarding size and capacity.

Amazing afternoon. We took full eyes. A big thank you to her crew who were excellent as much in their navigation as in their explanations and their good humor.

Very good excursion I recommend isula cruise in Sagone.