Water activity

Corsica: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour from Porto

Activity provider: Nave va

Corsica: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour from Porto

Activity provider: Nave va
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Climb aboard a semi-rigid boat and explore the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve on a 3-hour boat tour from Porto. Stop for 30 minutes in the secluded coastal village of Girolata and marvel at the pink granite rocks of the Calanche de Piana.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Scandola Nature Reserve by semi-rigid boat
  • Stop in the remote village of Girolata, only accessible from the sea
  • Look for endemic fauna, including birdlife such as sea eagles and peregrine falcons
  • See the stunning rock formations of the Calanche de Piana
Full description

Depart Porto and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Scandola Nature Reserve to experience one of the last Mediterranean enclaves to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife such as ospreys and peregrine falcons.

Created in 1975, the nature reserve is only accessible by sea and subject to strict protection. Cruise through the reserve, rich with marine life and seabirds, on board a 12-seater, semi-rigid boat. Stop in the remote coastal village of Girolata and marvel at its stunning setting surrounded by the sea.

During the winter, the village becomes a secluded backwater with only about 15 residents. It was nearly abandoned at the end of the war, but tourism has restored its fortunes. Then, venture into the Calanche de Piana and discover an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries by changes in the temperature, strong winds and sea spray.

Explore the geological diversity of the rocks and originality of their locations that give a particular aspect to the area. Jump into the crystal blue waters for a cooling swim in a natural pool!

Includes
  • Guided boat tour
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • Pregnant women
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Nave Va Promenades, Place de la Marine, Porto.

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    Important information

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    • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, children under 8 years old and persons with osteoporosis
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 231 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Visit of the magnificent creeks with access where only small semi-rigid boats can go. the whole family had fun. (couple 2 children 14 and 8 years old). magnificent landscapes, stopover at Girolatta and a short swim (provide mask and snorkel). Having a fast boat is a plus! the children and the big one appreciated the "sportiness" of the boat! we were seeking sensations!. the guide is friendly and explains both the nature side and the history. I strongly recommend even if this visit makes a big hole in the holiday budget.

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    August 26, 2022

    lovely boat trip and all credit to the captain Carol who, despite having a French speaking tour, still translated everything. she gave a lot of explanation and explanation. And thanks to her we saw dolphins, she took all the time for them. great tour, highly recommended! Nice addition to what you can see from the car and on foot

    July 18, 2022

    Dit is absoluut een aanrader! Echt een onvergetelijke ervaring! Het is onbeschrijflijk mooi om deze prachtige kliffen en natuurgebied van op het water te bezichtigen. Het is ook de enige mogelijkheid om het zo te zien. De diversiteit van kleuren van de kliffen en van het water: geen woorden voor. Een enthousiaste gids vertelde met veel passie over alle bezienswaardigheden. De snelheid waarmee je soms over het water gaat is fenomenaal. Op andere plaatsen gaat het er rustiger aan toe om bepaalde plaatsen goed te kunnen zien. Een pluspunt is dat er voor rugpatiënten een bankje is voorzien vlak voor de stuurhut. Sportievelingen kunnen op de speciale stoeltjes plaatsnemen. Ik zou het iedereen aanraden om tijdens een vakantie op Corsica deze tour te boeken. Zou direct de tijd terug draaien en het opnieuw doen.

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    July 4, 2022

    Product ID: 113275