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Marseille: Afternoon Boat Trip in Marseille's Calanques

4.7 / 5

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Marseille: Afternoon Boat Trip in Marseille's Calanques

From US$ 102.45 per person

Departing from the old port of Marseille, enjoy an afternoon boat trip in the stunning Calanques marine area.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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French, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the beautiful National Parc des Calanques
  • Ride in an ecologically friendly boat
  • Go for a swim in the picturesque bay
Full description
At 1 PM, you'll arrive at the meeting point Quai d’honneur in front of Marseille’s main city hall. Then, you'll depart, crossing the Bay of Marseille in the local partner's comfortable hybrid electric boat. Hear about the cultural aspects of the area from your captain, who is also your tour guide. You'll soon reach the gates of the Calanques, la 'Baie des Singes' (The Monkey's Bay). This amazing passage between Maïre Island and the Croisette Cap is the start of the National Parc des Calanques, a national park since 2012. The Calanques covers a 20-kilometer stretch of coastline between the village of Les Goudes and the town of Cassis. It's one of the most remarkable sites in France and an important area for natural heritage and sporting activities. Once you reach a nice spot, anchor and go for a swim in the heart of the Calanques. The setting is truly majestic with limestone cliffs, untouched inlets, and tiny fishing ports dotted with 'cabanons' (typical provençal cabins). Afterwards you'll return to the port, arriving around 6 PM.
  • Boat tour
  • Insurance
  • Crew fees
  • Fuel
  • Use of masks, snorkels, and other equipment on board
  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the main city hall at the Old Port of Marseille. Look for a boat called Eco-Calanques.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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It was a beautiful boat and a lovely captain.Because of the windy conditions out at sea it was not possible to take a trip to the national park which was disappointing.We were offered a replacement itinerary and a full refund if we were unhappy.The only downsize is that the boat was too small for the niumber of people on board.Nobody wanted to sit inside the boat to there was cramped limited space to find a seat or move around comfortably.There was limited drinks available like a squash and we were offered a rose wine or Picard towards the end of our trip.We stopped to swim on 2 occasions and were given plenty of time to enjoy.Although we enjoyed the afternoon and met some lovely people I wouldn’t recommend this type of boat trip knowing there would be a dozen more people on board.A light lunch with wine or beers would have been better value.Go for a larger catermaran type vessel if your young where you can spread yourself out around the boat..If your older then this Trip will suit you

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September 11, 2021

June 17, 2021


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!

September 19, 2021

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