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Our most recommended Ajaccio Shore Excursions

From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

1. From Ajaccio/Porticcio:Ajaccio & Sanguinaires Gulf Boat Tour

Embark on a boat tour and take in sights along the north shore of Ajaccio, including the Tino Rossi house, the Greek chapel, the Marin cemetery and the Citadel. See the Parata tower and the Sanguinaires islands, a Natura 2000 site. During the tour, 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.

From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Full-Day Boat Tour to Bonifacio

2. From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Full-Day Boat Tour to Bonifacio

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. 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 hours to explore at leisure and find a nice place for lunch. Catch the mini-train from the port to the citadel in the upper town and back at your convenience. Located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, and separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio, the commune is known for its idyllic beaches and towering cliffs.

Mare e Sole Beach: Guided Kayak Trip

3. Mare e Sole Beach: Guided Kayak Trip

Start your 2.5-hour kayaking trip at Mare e Sole beach, located 30-minutes from Ajaccio. Before you start kayaking, you’ll have a quick introduction to navigation and kayak use. Follow your guide through the Mediterranean in a 1- or 2-seater kayak. Kayak through the crystal clear waters to the island of Isula de Piana, a small island located in the heart of the Mediterranean. Stop at Isula de Piana for a swim before returning to Mare e Sole beach, where your kayak trip will come to an end.

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What people are saying about Ajaccio

Great boat trip, the guide is in French not English but the views are amazing! If you are up and down the hill to the viewpoint then there is plenty of time for a swim. Take food and drink, limited amounts available on the boat.

The boat trip is a bit long but given the splendor of Bonifacio, it's worth the cost. The staff is very pleasant, especially since that day there was sea and many passengers were sick

It is really worth the trip of more than 3 hours to go by boat. Great photos to take

Great outing and walk to the Sanguinaires Islands...The best. And very nice skipper

Good organization, great discoveries with instructive and interesting comments