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.
Discover the Gulf of Porto by boat and see why this extraordinary natural area is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your boat trip by sailing to the Scandola Reserve, home to beautiful cliffs and a sea bed. Located in the north of the Gulf of Porto, the Scandola Reserve has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1975 and contains majestic cliffs with more than 30 plant species. Afterward, stopover in Girolata, a small village on the edge of a scenic bay. This picturesque village is only accessible by sea or by a small path. Then visit the Calanche de Piana creeks, a dream-like place filled with magnificent colors.
At the conclusion of your experience, you'll sail back to your tour starting point.
The trip was excellent and the nature is incredible but... You promised me an English guide but all we got was Google Translated text on mobile phone which the guide gave us to read. So, we cannot ask anything because the guide did not speak English at all. Google Translate is not an English guide. At least not yet...
Depart Porto and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Calanche de Piana in the Gulf of Porto by silent hybrid boat to respect the environment. Located halfway between Ajaccio and Calvi, close to the village of Piana, the Calanche de Piana is part of a volcanic complex that towers up to 300 meters above sea level at its highest altitude.
Marvel at the pink granite rocks shaped over centuries by changes in the temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Discover a series of fantastic rock formations sculpted into spectacular shapes and surrounded by crystal blue waters. Rich with marine life and seabirds, the area also demonstrates a tremendous diversity of rocks in locations that give a particular aspect to the surroundings.
We could not fault the professionalism of this group. The tour was in French, but a crewman sought out the English speakers and translated for them. We absolutely loved it.
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.
Let yourself be carried away by the magic of the beach and mountain landscapes in Porto Orta. Embark on a hybrid sightseeing boat specially designed to protect flora and fauna. The electric propulsion allows it to navigate in protected areas without polluting emissions or noise pollution. Choose to take an excursion in the turquoise waters of Calanche de Piana and Capo Rosso and their impressive panoramas, or opt to sail to the Scandola nature reserve and its paradisiacal village of Girolata where you can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters. Or select the complete tour of the Gulf of Portowhere you'll discover the most beautiful wild and protected areas of the Isle of Beauty.
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An unforgettable boat trip in breathtaking coves. We were like explorers in the discovery of unknown lands or like privateers looking for a hideout to hide his nest egg Getyourguide was very nice to change our departure schedule even though we were within 24 hours so it was impossible to changes, thank you getyourguide !! The captain of our boat is very nice, funny and gives just enough explanations. I highly recommend this trip, it's well worth 30 € !!! Good continuation and see you soon ! Avignon family
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.
Very warm welcome, a lot of humor, and great information on the places visited and the origin of this magnificent land of Corsica. We had a great day. Thank you so much !
Perfect formula to discover the calanques of piana and the reserve of scandola in half a day.The connection between the two is done at high speed, guaranteed sensations.
It was a nice trip. We liked our skipper also. Highly recommended.