Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour
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- Duration options: 3 - 4.5 hours
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the best of Bonifacio from the sea and land on this boat tour from Ajaccio or Porticcio. Swim in the sea and experience the Lavezzi islands and cliffs of Bonifacio.
Board the boat in Ajaccio or Porticcio and head to your first stop, the emblematic Lion of Roccapina, a superb natural sculpture of a lion formed in the rocks. Here, take a dip in the warm and crystal-clear waters of the beach.
Once back on board, sit down to a charcuterie tasting board and sip a glass of local rosé wine. Continue to the Lavezzi Islands and cool down with a dip in the sea before heading to the Piantarella Lagoon, Corsica's largest natural swimming pool.
Next, head to Bonifacio and enjoy some free time for lunch at a local restaurant or explore the town on foot. Finally, make your way back to Ajaccio. Stop for a swim at one of the picturesque be...
Meet at the peninsula of Isolella, located on the south side of Ajaccio, about 15 minutes away from Porticcio. Start with an introduction on how to use your two-seater sea kayaks. After some practice, set off to discover the peninsula and its majestic rocky coastline of Sette e Nave. Kayak by the foot of a historic Genovese tower and enjoy a stop for some diving and swimming in the ocean.
Take a full day to discover the Agriates desert on this 4x4 excursion and experience Corsica like you've never seen it before! After being picked up at 9:00 AM from Calvi, explore the desert in a comfortable, high-end and air-conditioned vehicle - no better way to get an up-close view of this beautiful place. Although technically a desert, there is a huge variety of natural landscapes and lush vegetation to see - as a protected area, the desert is full of many species of birds, butterflies, and rare plants. Enjoy sightings of this area's varied and unique fauna and flora, as well as some unusual places like caves, troglodyte shelters, abandoned villages and sheep sheds. You'll also take a 4-hour stop at one of the most beautiful and wildest beaches of Corsica: Ghignu. Here, you can go swimming in the clear turquoise water and relax in the sun on the white sand of the coast. Your guide...
Depart from Place Foch and drive along De Gaulle Square to see the statue of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio´s most famous figure, and his 4 brothers. Along the Austerlitz square, see the Casone monument, dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. Journey along the coastal road of the Sanguinaires to enjoy the beautiful view over Ajaccio Bay. Arrive at the Pointe de la Parata with its great sea views and close-ups of the Sanguinaires Islands. Drive back to town overlooking the beaches, the monuments, and the seaside cemetery and the citadel.
Start your day bright and early and head to one of the most visited panoramic sights of Corsica. Marvel at the stunning sea views and take in the fresh ocean air as you listen to your local guide tell the tales of the land and reveal its secrets. Next, drive to an altitude of 1200 m to enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree view out over the north of the island. Admire the view of Cap Corse, the Revellata Peninsula that stretches beyond Calvi, as well as the highest summit in the Balagne area, the Monte Padru which sits at 2392 m. Continue on through the centenarian rows of olive-trees in the Reginu Valley as you head to the next spot to enjoy a local lunch made with fresh regional produce. Journey on to Saleccia Beach one of the most beautiful in Corsica and hidden in the heart of the Agriates desert. Enjoy a 2-hour stop here to swim, and take a dip in the refreshing waters or relax in the s...
Get picked up from your accommodation in Calvi, Lumio, Algajola, Ile Rousse, or Lozari. Depart at 9 AM and drive to the most beautiful villages of the Balagne region, including Lumio, Sant'Antonino - certified as the "Most beautiful village in France", Pigna, Ile Rousse, Calenzana, and Monte Maggiore. Your guide will explain the story of Corsica island through the wonderful adventures of Pascal Paoli, father of democracy and the Corsican nation. Continue the adventure along the steep roads of Reginu Valley as you discover the secret villages perched on top of the rocky hilltop in the heart of untouched nature. During the day, the guide will share his passion and love for the island, and unveil its secrets as you embark on this unforgettable tour. Stop for lunch in a timeless setting, before cooling off in the waters of the Mediterranean. Return back to Calvi or Ile Rousse for 6 PM.
Our guide serge was lovely. He really made the experience pleasurable. We saw wonderful villages and the pace was great even with a 8 year old. We had incredible lunch at Lumio, San Antonio and Pigna were gorgeous. Got a feeling of seeing the real Corsica with this tour! Totally worth the time and money.
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Great experience. The bikes have nothing to do with the photo, the engines were essential. Accessible to everyone. I strongly advise.
Very good way to discover the city in a few hours. The route is simple and pleasant. I recommend !
Visit of the grandiose Scandola nature reserve with the added bonus of swimming in a wild cove!
Very nice boat trip to visit the Scandola reserve, accompanied by a swim stop among the fish.
Super moment! The guide is really nice, the landscapes magnificent! I recommend it