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  • Marseille: Calanques 5-Hour Cruise and Lunch

    1. Marseille: Calanques 5-Hour Cruise and Lunch

    Sail along the coast of the Calanques National Park on this 5-hour cruise aboard one of the biggest catamarans in Europe. The rocky coastline stretches for 20 kilometers along the Mediterranean Sea between La Madrague and the town of Cassis, via Les Goudes and Callelongue. The national park is one of the most remarkable natural sites in France and attracts over a million visitors annually. Journey to the heart of this outstanding natural heritage, discovering the creeks of Marseille on board the biggest day charter catamaran in Europe. During the cruise you'll have the opportunity to admire the wonderful landscape of the Calanques National Park, to sunbathe on the boat and to swim in heavenly coves. You'll also be offered lunch, comprising Spanish plancha, various side dishes and dessert. During winter, the menu is different and may include fish and other seafoods. Flippers, masks...

    Excellent daytrip with a little sailing involved. The anchor stop for having a slash an eating lunch was perfect. And the mediterran cuisine they served was just delicious.

  • Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island

    2. Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island

    Book your round-trip ferry tickets in advance for a visit to Ste. Marguerite Island from Cannes. As soon as you disembark on the island, you’ll be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus. Follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour of the island. The walk takes you by Batéguier Pond, where numerous species of migratory birds can be seen, and to the Point de la Convention, where you’ll find unique plant species. Continue on to Fort Royal, the former residence of the legendary Man in the Iron Mask. The Maritime Museum, sheltered within a fortified enclosure, also offers an invaluable insight into the area's history. Dogs are welcome on board the ferry, and on Sainte Marguerite Island, provided they are on leash.

    The ferry was on time and the ride was super smooth. I am easily sea sick and I felt great the whole time.

  • Nice: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise to Villefranche Bay

    3. Nice: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise to Villefranche Bay

    Experience the French Riviera on a 1-hour cruise from Nice, and get carried away by the natural splendor of the Côte d'Azur on a charming nautical excursion. Depart from the port of Nice and head towards the famous deep water bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer.  Listen to an informative commentary provided by the crew (either in French or English) as you pass the luxurious villas of the rich and famous. Admire the hilltop villages in the distance, and the beautiful coastline of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, known as a favorite place to vacation among the European aristocracy and international millionaires. Continue to the village of Villefranche-sur-Mer to get a look at its colorful fishing port. The bay is one of the deepest natural harbors in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large ships. Conclude your sightseeing cruise with a tour of the Baie des Anges in Nice. Cast your eyes...

    Very enjoyable! The meeting point had poor signage but the pin point on the app was right on. The staff were friendly and informative but scripted. Lasted almost exactly an hour. Had periods of both fast and slow speeds

  • Marseille: Sunset Cruise with Dinner

    4. Marseille: Sunset Cruise with Dinner

    You'll leave the port of Marseille around 19:30. During the cruise you'll have the chance to watch the colors of the sky change to shades of deeper orange, purple and red. Sip a drink on the open-air deck, enjoying the wonderful surrounding landscape as you cruise along the coast of Marseille. As the sun goes down, anchor in a secluded cove and enjoy dinner in the cool night air. Afterwards, you'll be back at the port at 22:30.  This sunset dinner cruise is suitable for the whole family so do not hesitate to bring the kids along; staff and guests alike will be glad to have them on board.  

    The crew about the catamaran were so enjoyable to speak with, even as American travelers who spoke little French. Food was great, drinks were affordable, and the swim stop was awesome! Recommended for any American travelers.

  • From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

    5. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

    You will be picked up from your hotel or at your private address in Nice at 8:30 AM, before leaving by minibus for Port Grimaud and Saint-Tropez. Start your tour with a free boat trip from the delightful lake city, Port-Grimaud, known as the "Little Venice" to Saint-Tropez. This legendary village has attracted numerous international stars from the world of fashion and literature as far back as the 1920's and became the favorite playground to jet setters, models and millionaires. You will have free time in the picturesque old city for some shopping at the provincial market and to get lunch on a sunny terrace. You will be taken back to your hotel along the marvelous and picturesque coast road, the Littoral. Benefiting from some of the best views in all of France, you will have time to stop and admire these fantastic views.

    Almost half of the time we spent in the car! There was huge traffic on the way back to Nice, was disaster! It was less than 4 hours in St. Tropez which is too short for such a long driving back and forth.. The lady who was driving was awful driver, pushing the brakes too strong, so you think you will throw up any moment!

  • From Marseille: Calanques National Park Eco Boat Cruise

    6. From Marseille: Calanques National Park Eco Boat Cruise

    Start your boat tour from Marseille's old port. Cruise south in a quiet hybrid-electric boat across the beautiful Bay of Marseille. Learn about the city's history and its main monuments on your way to the national park. Arrive at the gates of Calanques, la Baie des Singes (Monkeys Bay). Follow the scenic passage between Maïre Island and the Croisette Cap. Start your boat trip along Calanques's 20-kilometer (12-mile) stretch of coastline, between the village of Les Goudes and the town of Cassis. Admire the majestic scenery, from the limestone cliffs overlooking untouched inlets to the tiny fishing ports dotted with little cabanons (traditional Provençal cabins). During the boat tour, enjoy free to swim and explore the underwater world, as well as rest and have a pleasant lunch onboard. See why Calanques got its name from the Provençal word, "calanco", for a v...

    An absolute must do experience! Our guide Tibo was fantastic and he told us stories about the history, geography and culture of the Calanques in both French and English. The company is fantastic and offers a delicious vegetarian lunch and plenty of Rosé. I did the full-day tour and highly recommend it.

  • Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    7. Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    Depart Nice in the morning and journey to the seaside resort of Sainte-Maxime. Then, climb aboard a boat and travel along the beautiful coastline of the French Riviera to the internationally renowned town of Saint-Tropez.  Get some time to explore the town center and soak up its elegant atmosphere. Join the locals at the market and marvel at its world-famous beaches. Keep a look out for its legendary jet set residents, including the French actress Brigitte Bardot! Then, visit the beautiful village of Port Grimaud, known as the Little Venice of France due to its scenic waterways and fishermen's houses. Journey back to Nice along the Côte d'Azur. Stop to take photos of the Massif de l'Esterel mountain range as they plunge into the Mediterranean Sea.

    Our driver Nathan is very nice and punctual. He gave us enough time at each place to explore.

  • Cannes: 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour

    8. Cannes: 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour

    Upon your arrival at the meeting point you will receive all the necessary equipment for snorkeling including fins, mask, suit, and a small inflatable raft. After a briefing by expert instructor who will explain your route, what you will see, and where you will swim. They also will brief you thoroughly on the necessary safety and security precautions.  Then you board a comfortable boat for the trip to a site in the Islands of Lérins, in front of Cannes or along the Estérel in the direction of Saint Raphael where beautiful rock formations are found. The boat will be stop on a rocky bottom where you will be able to see and swim amongst the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean sea. Spend about 2 hours either swimming, enjoying the sun from the boat or in the shade before returning to the meeting point at around 6:00 PM. The boat is well stocked with drinking water and you may bring persona...

    everything was oke, people where vertrek helpfull and Nice, the price is okay! enjoyed it

  • Nice to Saint Tropez: Round-Trip Transportation by Boat

    9. Nice to Saint Tropez: Round-Trip Transportation by Boat

    Reach the charming city of St. Tropez by boat in just 2.5 hours from Nice. Enjoy the views of the French Riviera along the way, and spend the afternoon exploring the city that is emblematic of Provence. Admire the harbor and visit the many boutiques and the well-known market at the Place des Lices. See the Citadelle, Quartier de la Ponche, Annonciade Museum and more during your visit. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board. The ticket provides round-trip transportation between Nice and St. Tropez. The boat departs Nice at 09:00 AM and arrives in St. Tropez at 11:30 AM. The return trip departs St. Tropez at 04:30 PM, arriving in Nice at 07:00 PM.

    Ferry boat was large and spacious they offer drinks and chocolates to purchase. We left promptly from the harbour just give yourself enough time to get your ticket from the office. Very smoothly run excursion the journey to St tropez is 2:30 hours.

  • Marseille: Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

    10. Marseille: Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

    Sit back and relax as you cruise along the beautiful Marseille coastline and take in the stunning views. Stop for a swim in a lovely cove in the Frioul Archipelago. As the sun sets, enjoy your dinner with drinks aboard, catching views of Marseille illuminated at night. Enjoy a magical evening on board an environmentally-friendly hybrid/electric boat, the quiet boat allows for a more peaceful and relaxing cruise. Set sail for the Frioul Archipelago and see the famous If island, on which the story of the Count of Monte Cristo takes place. Anchor in a beautiful cove around here for a refreshing swimming stop. Get back on board and enjoy unforgettable sunset views of the seascape and the Marseille skyline as you sit down to enjoy your dinner with drinks. As you get closer to the Old Port in Marseille, see the sparkling city lit up at night.

    The guide was so friendly, and the trip was smooth and lovely. We will definitely come back if possible.

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What people are saying about Provence

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 543 reviews

Superb afternoon in the creeks on a very pleasant boat and a captain who knows the region perfectly and loves sharing. Intimate and warm setting, it is rare. Go there without hesitation!

Excellent daytrip with a little sailing involved. The anchor stop for having a slash an eating lunch was perfect. And the mediterran cuisine they served was just delicious.

Wonderful and relaxing way to get on the sea and beat the heat for a couple hours. Loved swimming and cruising, super relaxing and comfortable ride.

It starts with a good breakfast and finishes with a swim in a bay. It was a fantastic trip!

Excellent one hour cruise showing some highlights around Nice and Villefranche-Sur-Mer!