"I saw all the boats that were leaving from Porto for this type of tour and I thought this boat was the best. There were only 8 people on our trip and the boat was small enough for the captain to maneuver into some tight spaces but we had a very smooth ride and all stayed dry (until some of us jumped in for a quick snorkel). The captain did a great job and the scenery was stunning."
Our boat trip to the Scandola reserve will allow you to discover all the most beautiful places of the south of Corsica, including the magnificent and famous Calanques de Piana. We will start our 5-hour trip at the port of Cargèse. We will first head north, where we will pass the Pointe d'Omigna, which you can easily recognize thanks to its sublime tower, the Pointe d'Urchinu and the Arone beach. Once we arrive at Capo Rosso, we will visit the caves and the red rocky coves, typical of the Island of Beauty. We will cross the Gulf of Porto to reach the Scandola reserve. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will be able to observe rich fauna and flora, most of which are protected species. We will then drop anchor in Girolata for a 40-minute stop. You can take advantage of this time to go for a walk or to take a short dip in the water. Back on the boat, we will pass Capo Senio and head towards the famous Calanques de Piana. True treasures of the island of beauty, we will make a short stop for a swim, if the weather conditions allow it. Finally, we will return to the port of Cargèse, where you will be able to see the port lighting up little by little. Highlights - Spacious and comfortable boat - Visit of Capo Rosso and the Scandola reserve, from the boat - 40-minute Stop at Girolata - Swimming stop in the Calanque of Piana (depending on weather conditions) Departure & Return We will meet you at the port of Cargèse, at the time indicated on the booking confirmation. There is a free car park near the port. At the end of the boat trip, we will disembark at the same port of departure. Characteristics of the boat - Number of passengers: 49 - Bar with non-alcoholic beverages - Sun-protected area - Restrooms - Pets allowed (-20 kg) Included services - Explanatory brochures in several languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech and Portuguese
Visit inaccessible places with our boat trip to the Calanques of Piana and Capo Rosso! From the marina of Porto, we will first reach Capo Rosso, which is the westernmost point of Corsica. At the top, you can see a sublime Genoese tower, which overlooks the cape. Our local captain will share with you his knowledge and tell you stories about all the sites we will visit. Then we will follow the coastline and you will be able to admire the mountains in the background. Once we arrive in the Calanques of Piana, we will visit their faults, in order to discover the fauna and the flora that hide there. Moreover, the red rock, contrasting with the turquoise water of the sea, will offer you a view that you won't forget! Finally, after an hour and a half of adventure, we will reach the picturesque village of Porto. Highlights - Eco-friendly boat - Visit of the Calanques of Piana - Breathtaking view of Capo Rosso Departure & Return We will meet at the ticket office in front of the Hotel Le Golfe in Porto about 20 minutes before departure. You will find paid car parks nearby. There you can check in to validate your boarding. Afterwards, we will all head to the marina to board our boat. At the end of our boat trip, we will return to the marina in Porto. Characteristics of the boat - Number of passengers: 50 - Sun-protected area - Restrooms - Accessible to strollers and manual wheelchairs - Not accessible to electric wheelchairs - Pets allowed
Visit the must-see sites of the southwest of Corsica with our boat trip to Scandola and the Calanques of Piana! From the marina in Porto, we will board our hybrid boat and head for the Capo Rosso. Once we arrive at the most westerly cape of the Island of Beauty, we will be able to admire its magnificent Genoese tower. Afterwards, we will go to the Calanques of Piana which will impress you with their huge red cliffs, a unique landscape that you won't soon forget! Our boat will then head north to reach the Scandola nature reserve. This site, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1975, is full of natural treasures: if we are lucky, we may even see wild goats, sea eagles or dolphins! Our last destination will be Girolata. We will make a 30-minute stop to visit this beautiful fishing village. You can also take advantage of this stop to swim. Finally, when everyone is back on the boat, we will head for Porto. We advise you to use these last moments on the boat to admire the magnificent rocky coastline! Highlights - Eco-friendly boat - Visit of the Scandola nature reserve and the Calanques of Piana - 30-minutes stop in Girolata - Breathtaking view of the Capo Rosso Departure & Return We will meet at our ticket office in front of the Hotel Le Golfe in Porto about 20 minutes before departure. You will find paid car parks nearby. There you can check in to validate your boarding. Afterwards, we will all head to the marina to board our boat. At the end of our boat trip, we will return to the marina in Porto. Characteristics of the boat - Number of passengers: 50 - Sun-protected area - Restrooms - Accessible to strollers and manual wheelchairs - Not accessible to electric wheelchairs - Pets allowed
"A very nice day spent with Yann, the captain.
If you like outings in small groups (12 people) with a good atmosphere, while learning about Corsica, its history and its geology, you will not be disappointed!
The coves with transparent water, the dives in the middle of the fish, a good restaurant in Girolata, everything was perfect
Thanks again Yann! Remi & Aurora"
"The boat trip was super nice! We were 13 people on the boat, drove through the bay of Porto-Vecchio for a long time and then looked for a spot to swim and snorkel. Apparently that was difficult because of the wind - so we couldn't use a stand-up paddle either. In addition to the snorkels, however, a diving scooter was issued, a very cool gadget! The absolute highlight was the snack afterwards with the sausage/cheese platter and the wine."