Porto: Scandola Nature Reserve Eco-Friendly Boat Tour
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- Duration options: 3 - 4.5 hours
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Watch the sunset from one of Corsica's best sunset locations on this boat trip from Ajaccio. Get the chance to explore the largest of the Sanguinaires Islands, Mezzu Mare, and enjoy a glass of wine and charcuterie board onboard.
Board your speedboat in Ajaccio and set sail for Mezzu Mare, where you will moor for an hour. Explore the island on foot and visit a 19th-century lighthouse for panoramic views of the entire archipelago or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.
On your return to the boat, sit down to a delicious charcuterie tasting board served with Corsican rosé wine. Relax as the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea.
Finally, enjoy one last dip in the warm waters of the sea before returning to the port.
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...
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.
After meeting your guide, head over to the island of Cargalo 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 small 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 boar...
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Perfect ! It was as good as it was beautiful. The quad activity is more technical than speed but it is definitely worth it. The bay of Calvi is magnificent. The chapel is also very pretty with all its prayers everywhere. On the other hand, only take a very small pocket which fits in the luggage compartment of the quad and for believers know that in the chapel you can buy tapers, candles and even make donations so think of the change.
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!:)
We were placed on another date due to weather conditions. Serious boat company and very professional crew. A bit long but pleasant crossing. Recommended for a day of escape.
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.