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  • From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

    1. From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

    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. Soon you’ll come across the Parata tower and the Sanguinaires islands, a Natura 2000 site. During the tour you’ll 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.

    Beautiful scenery and thoroughly enjoyed the time to walk on the Sanguinaires. However, whilst the tour is clearly promoted as guided in French, it also mentions booklets in at least two other languages. There were no booklets so if you don’t understand French, the only way to learn about the area is to research it yourself.

  • Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour

    2. 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.

  • Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

    3. Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

    Hop on board the new and beautiful Santa Regina boat at the port of Calvi. With a capacity of only 12 passengers, settle in for an intimate and unforgettable ride. Discover the citadel of Calvi by boat, gliding for 1 hour along the west coast of Corsica before entering the UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural reserve of Scandola. Cruise near to the coast and slowly through the beautiful water, allowing you to absorb every detail and even uncover hidden corners of this unique site. Visit the caves, the wild beaches, and swim in the crystal clear water.  On board, your captain will provide you with snorkeling material and direction, in addition to a tasty drink while you enjoy the sun of Corsica. After a stunning 4-hour trip, return to the port in Calvi.

    Very interesting tour with a very friendly guide. A nice sized boat. We felt safe at all time.

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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

  • Ajaccio: Beginner's Scuba Dive with Experienced Instructor

    6. Ajaccio: Beginner's Scuba Dive with Experienced Instructor

    Prepare for your first ever dive, make your way to the dive center to collect your wetsuit, and then journey out to sea to explore a favorite diving spot off the coast of Corsica. Get a detailed briefing on how to put on the diving equipment and how to dive safely before entering the water to learn how to maneuver on the surface. Get accustomed to the equipment before you dive a few meters below the surface following your guide's instructions. Marvel at the underwater world as your guide leads the way and points out the amazing sea life and beautiful fish you will encounter. Spend around 20 minutes underwater before coming back up to the surface for a hot drink or aperitif. Take in the magnificent views of the coast as you make you way back to land.

    Magnifique baptême de plongée. Equipe super sympathique. Expérience à vivre absolument.

  • Calvi: Scandola and Girolata 6-Hour Boat Tour

    7. Calvi: Scandola and Girolata 6-Hour Boat Tour

    Hop on board the new and beautiful Santa Regina boat at the port of Calvi. With capacity for only 12 passengers, settle in for an intimate and unforgettable ride. Discover the citadel of Calvi by boat, gliding for 1 hour along the west coast of Corsica. Cruise near to the coast and slowly through the water, allowing you to absorb every detail of your surroundings. When you arrive at the UNESCO-listed Scandola Nature Reserve, you'll visit caves, wild beaches, and go swimming in the crystal-clear water. Explore the village of Girolata for 1 hour where you can enjoy lunch at one of its many restaurants. Back on board, your captain will provide you with snorkeling material and instructions, in addition to a tasty drink while you enjoy the sun of Corsica. After a stunning 6-hour trip, return to the port in Calvi.

  • From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Full-Day Boat Tour to Bonifacio

    8. From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Full-Day Boat Tour to Bonifacio

    Discover the dramatic landscapes of the south coast of Corsica aboard a cruise boat from Ajaccio on a full-day tour to the commune of Bonifacio and its legendary rock formations. Located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, and separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio, the commune is well known for its idyllic beaches and towering cliffs. Cruise into the Valinco Gulf for breathtaking views of the coast. See the famous lion-shaped rock of Roccapina and more. Benefit from an informative commentary on the history of Corsica and its traditions along the way. Get a closer look at the rock carving of the Staircase of the King of Aragon, dug by Alfonso V's troops in a single night during the unsuccessful siege of Bonifacio in 1420, according to legend. Marvel at the sea caves in the shape of Napoleon's Hat and the sea stack of the Grain de Sable. Upon arrival in Bonifacio, get 4 hour...

  • From Sagone or Cargèse: Scandola Reserve Boat Tour

    9. 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.

  • E-Bike Self-Guided Tour Loop Ajaccio Along Turquoise Waters

    10. E-Bike Self-Guided Tour Loop Ajaccio Along Turquoise Waters

    From the Tourist Office in the downtown area, collect your Peugeot high-end e-bike, equipped with a Bosch engine. With the help of the e-bike you can visit the Napoleonic sites, the old town, the Sanguinaires Islands, and the wonderful bay of Capo di Feno. You will then return to the Tourist Office via an inland route and along the Saint Antoine road pass. In just three and a half hours you can discover many sites on the island, including Bonaparte’s house where Napoleon was born and spent his youth. Beyond the downtown area, you can visit the Parata Genoese tower for a great panoramic view on the Sanguinaires Islands and then continue on to the beautiful beaches of Grand Capo and Petit Capo.

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What people are saying about Corsica

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!:)

Boat trip a little long otherwise great view from the boat to take pictures of bonifacio and little train included in the ticket for access to the top of the village

Great experience. The bikes have nothing to do with the photo, the engines were essential. Accessible to everyone. I strongly advise.

Good experience. Trip with beautiful views on the bay of Ajaccio. Explanation and info was very good.

Very nice boat trip to visit the Scandola reserve, accompanied by a swim stop among the fish.