Ferry Transfer to Sainte Marguerite Island from Nice

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Activity provider: Trans Cote D'Azur

Ferry Transfer to Sainte Marguerite Island from Nice

Activity provider: Trans Cote D'Azur

From US$ 52.23 per person

Catch the ferry to Sainte Marguerite Island from Nice, and spend the day in a scenic landscape where nature and culture are in harmony. Be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus trees, and make use of the island’s leisure activities.

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  • Transfer by ferry from Nice to the Île Sainte-Marguerite
  • See the crystal clear waters of the French Riviera
  • Walk under the shade of pine and eucalyptus trees
  • Discover the fortress prison where the "Man in the Iron Mask" was incarcerated
  • Follow the marked trails of a botanical tour
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Explore Sainte Marguerite Island with a round-trip ferry transfer from Nice. Choose from multiple departure dates to suit your own schedule. Located about a half-mile off shore from the French Riviera town of Cannes, the le Sainte-Marguerite is famous for its fortress prison (Fort Royal) in which the so-called “Man in the Iron Mask” was held in the 17th century. The ferries depart every day at 09:00 and return at 18:00, with a crossing time of around 1 hour. Once on the island, you can follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour. Stroll by the Batéguier pond to see numerous species of migratory birds. Go to Point de la Convention to find unique plant species. Continue to the Fort Royal and explore the mysteries of the masked man. Pay a visit to the Maritime Museum sheltered within a fortified enclosure. Get an insight into the area's history and see items recovered from ancient Roman and Saracen shipwrecks. Schedule:  09:00: Departure from Nice 10:00 – 18:00: Stop on Sainte-Marguerite 19:00: Arrival in Nice
  • Roundtrip ferry transfer from Nice to Sainte Marguerite Island

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    •  Please arrive at the ticket office with your voucher at least 30 minutes before departure
    •  From 24 May to 03 July crossings are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. From 5 July through 31 August, they are every day except Mondays. From 1 September until 2 October, they are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
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    Friendly ferry, really excellent staff, the island is beautiful, superb transparent water for snorkeling, you can admire the fish and underwater vegetation, just plan a picnic to avoid having to cross the entire island to eat very poor quality sandwiches at exorbitant prices, there is also a good restaurant which seems excellent but not for all budgets. Be prepared to go to the bathroom before crossing the island because there is no other place for urgent cravings. In addition, provide toilet paper and hydroalcoholic gel. The cleanliness of the toilets is not up to par.

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    August 19, 2022

    Nice trip. Small breakfast is served on the boat. Lovely forest, unfortunately, they seem to be cutting down quite a lot of trees. The area to go to the water was much better than on mainland Nice (Not too deep close to the shore, not too many stones). However, it was also rather noisy due to the many boats close to the shore.

    July 21, 2022

    This island really is a beautiful spot. The water is so clear. Looks like Maldives. You could go into the water very well (end of May). I found the period really perfect. And you get great underwater pictures. You just have to watch out for snakes and avoid going into tall grass.

    May 30, 2022

    Product ID: 65358