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Corsica: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour from Porto

1. Corsica: Scandola and Calanche de Piana Boat Tour from Porto

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!

Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

2. Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

Set sail from Ajaccio or Porticcio on a full-day boat tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Gulf of Porto. Experience one of the last Mediterranean enclaves to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife. Stop in the coastal village of Girolata and explore the secluded village for 2 hours. Find a nice restaurant for lunch or enjoy a picnic on the beach. In the winter, the village becomes a virtual backwater with only about 15 residents. Then, venture into the Calanche de Piana to discover an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries by changes in temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Explore the geological diversity and unique location of the rocks that give a particular aspect to the area.

Porto: Scandola and Calanches of Piana Boat Trip

3. Porto: Scandola and Calanches of Piana Boat Trip

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 marvelous 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. At the conclusion of your experience, you'll sail back to your tour starting point.

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

4. 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.

Calvi: Scandola and Girolata 6-Hour Boat Tour

5. Calvi: Scandola and Girolata 6-Hour Boat Tour

Hop onboard Santa Regina boat at the port of Calvi. Settle in for an intimate and unforgettable ride. Discover the citadel of Calvi by boat, glide for 1 hour along the west coast of Corsica. Slowly cruise near the coast and absorb every detail of your surroundings. When you arrive at the UNESCO-listed Scandola Nature Reserve, you'll visit caves, wild beaches, and go swimming in the crystal-clear water. Explore the village of Girolata for 1 hour where you can enjoy lunch at one of its many restaurants. Back on board, your captain will provide you with snorkeling material and instructions, in addition to a tasty drink while you enjoy the sun of Corsica. After a stunning 6-hour trip, return to the port in Calvi.

Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

6. Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

Hop on board the new and beautiful Santa Regina boat at the port of Calvi. With a capacity of only 12 passengers, settle in for an intimate and unforgettable ride. Discover the citadel of Calvi by boat, gliding for 1 hour along the west coast of Corsica before entering the UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural reserve of Scandola. Cruise near to the coast and slowly through the beautiful water, allowing you to absorb every detail and even uncover hidden corners of this unique site. As the sun goes down, savor a Corsican aperitif and this unforgettable moment. After a stunning 3-hour trip, return to the port in Calvi.

E-Bike Self-Guided Tour Loop Ajaccio Along Turquoise Waters

7. E-Bike Self-Guided Tour Loop Ajaccio Along Turquoise Waters

From the Tourist Office in the downtown area, collect your Peugeot high-end e-bike, equipped with a Bosch engine. With the help of the e-bike you can visit the Napoleonic sites, the old town, the Sanguinaires Islands, and the wonderful bay of Capo di Feno. You will then return to the Tourist Office via an inland route and along the Saint Antoine road pass. In just three and a half hours you can discover many sites on the island, including Bonaparte’s house where Napoleon was born and spent his youth. Beyond the downtown area, you can visit the Parata Genoese tower for a great panoramic view on the Sanguinaires Islands and then continue on to the beautiful beaches of Grand Capo and Petit Capo.

From Calvi: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise to Revellata Peninsula

8. From Calvi: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise to Revellata Peninsula

At a low speed, set sail off the citadel of Calvi into the calm seawater. Listen to historical commentary from your local guide on the way to the wild peninsula of Revellata.  Along the way, take a break for swimming in the turquoise water at the beach of Alga. Reaching Revellata with your captain and small group, relish in the impending sunset. As the sun goes down, savor a Corsican aperitif and this unforgettable moment. Return to Calvi by 8:30 PM.

From Porto: Piana Creeks & Scandola Boat Tour

9. From Porto: Piana Creeks & Scandola Boat Tour

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 destination, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Depending on your option, embark comfortably aboard a standard semi-rigid pneumatic boats or on a family-friendly speedboat 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.

Porticcio: Guiding Kayaking Tour

10. Porticcio: Guiding Kayaking Tour

Meet at the peninsula of Isolella, located on the south side of Ajaccio, about 15 minutes away from Porticcio. Start with an introduction on how to use your two-seater sea kayaks. After some practice, set off to discover the peninsula and its majestic rocky coastline of Sette e Nave. Kayak by the foot of a historic Genovese tower and enjoy a stop for some diving and swimming in the ocean.

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Awesome! We booked the tour in advance and everything was super easy with Get Your Guide. The landing stage was quickly found on site. We had a very personable guide who spoke French and English. The boat is clean and comfortable, everything top! In between we stopped once so that you could go snorkeling (equipment is available on board). Then we continued to the fishing village of Girolata. Beautiful place and very good food! The boat tour was really fantastic and the 6 hours just flew by. Highly Recommended!

We enjoyed it together with my partner. Sadly we didn't get to visit the village due to recent events in Corsica :( but R.I.P fisherman's soul. On the trip itself - beautiful views, cave with music - one love! But maybe 2 hours would have been enough. Take the sunscreen! Better take 50, 30 probably won't help :) (Don't expect the captain of the boat to speak English)

We had a great day despite a slightly rainy departure from Calvi, very quickly on the boat we found the sun again, the landscapes are magnificent. the pilots very pleasant, attentive and attentive, they have a sense of humor which does not spoil anything and know how to take us to places of breathtaking beauty. We highly recommend this team

the processing at the ticket counter was totally unproblematic. Would work well even without knowledge of French. The trip was great, the crew was really nice and up for a joke. We saw dolphins. we didn't regret taking the ship instead of driving.

Very nice activity The staff was very nice and attentive, the commentators were pleasant to listen to and full of humor. The landscape is breathtaking.