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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.

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.

From Ajaccio: Sanguinaires Islands Boat Trip With Aperitif

3. From Ajaccio: Sanguinaires Islands Boat Trip With Aperitif

Watch the sunset from one of Corsica's best sunset locations on this boat trip from Ajaccio. Get the chance to explore the largest of the Sanguinaires Islands, Mezzu Mare, and enjoy a glass of wine and charcuterie board onboard. Board your speedboat in Ajaccio and set sail for Mezzu Mare, where you will moor for an hour. Explore the island on foot and visit a 19th-century lighthouse for panoramic views of the entire archipelago or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters. On your return to the boat, sit down to a delicious charcuterie tasting board served with Corsican rosé wine. Relax as the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, enjoy one last dip in the warm waters of the sea before returning to the port.

Ajaccio Vision Tour from Ajaccio with Open-Top Bus

4. Ajaccio Vision Tour from Ajaccio with Open-Top Bus

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the Imperial Town with an open top bus. Depart from the Square Foch, drive along the De Gaulle Square with the statue of Napoleon with his four brothers. Then cruise along Austerlitz Square and see the Casone monument dedicated to Napoleon I.  Continue your discovery along the coastal road of the Sanguinaires to enjoy the beautiful sights over Ajaccio bay. Arrive at the Parata point for a 20-30 minute stop and appreciate the exceptional panorama over the archipelago.

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

5. 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.

Ajaccio Sightseeing Tour

6. Ajaccio Sightseeing Tour

Depart from Place Foch and drive along De Gaulle Square to see the statue of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio´s most famous figure, and his 4 brothers. Along the Austerlitz square, see the Casone monument, dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. Journey along the coastal road of the Sanguinaires to enjoy the beautiful view over Ajaccio Bay. Arrive at the Pointe de la Parata with its great sea views and close-ups of the Sanguinaires Islands. Drive back to town overlooking the beaches, the monuments, and the seaside cemetery and the citadel.

From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Sanguinaires Islands Sunset Tour

7. From Ajaccio or Porticcio: Sanguinaires Islands Sunset Tour

Visit of the bay of Ajaccio. Stopover on the main island of Iles Sanguinaires Mezzu Mare. Tasting of Corsican wine and charcuterie at sunset with commentary from the captain on the legends of the Iles Sanguinaires archipelago. Enjoy 12-passenger Narwhal-type semi-rigid vessel Used by the army and the police but also by narco-traffickers for its speed and above all its robustness, this vessel with a V-hull specially designed for all kinds of weather is a real 4X4 of the seas!!! It will delight thrill seekers and reassure the more cautious thanks to its extraordinary passage at sea and its incredible comfort. Its 12 m size will also allow you to slip where larger boats will not be able to pass.

Ajaccio/Porticcio: Sanguinaires Sunset Cruise & Wine Tasting

8. Ajaccio/Porticcio: Sanguinaires Sunset Cruise & Wine Tasting

On this 3-hour boat tour, you’ll take in sights along the north shore of Ajaccio, including the Tino Rossi house, the Greek chapel, the Marin cemetery, and the Citadel. You'll arrive at the Sanguinaires Islands just in time to admire the sunset from the boat. Enjoy a Corsican wine tasting commented by a sommelier and a local wine-grower. You'll discover white, red and rose wines from the Ajaccio's region. Treat yourself to a buffet of typical and local products, such as Corsican ham, cheese, swiss chard pie, and sweet cheese fritters, while listening to the guitars of local musicians.

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

9. 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.

Ajaccio: Beginner's Scuba Dive with Experienced Instructor

10. Ajaccio: Beginner's Scuba Dive with Experienced Instructor

Prepare for your first ever dive, make your way to the dive center to collect your wetsuit, and then journey out to sea to explore a favorite diving spot off the coast of Corsica. Get a detailed briefing on how to put on the diving equipment and how to dive safely before entering the water to learn how to maneuver on the surface. Get accustomed to the equipment before you dive a few meters below the surface following your guide's instructions. Marvel at the underwater world as your guide leads the way and points out the amazing sea life and beautiful fish you will encounter. Spend around 20 minutes underwater before coming back up to the surface for a hot drink or aperitif. Take in the magnificent views of the coast as you make you way back to land.

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What people are saying about Ajaccio

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,276 reviews

The Captain of the boat made us share the magical moment of the sunset. We really liked the aperitif with tasting of Corsican charcuterie and a special mention for the cheese!! And of course the return with the Corsican songs. A big thank-you

Great tour .... The only flaws are the French language only and the time available on the island is very scarce! I still recommend going up to the lighthouse, fantastic view

Amazing activity ! Great staff, beautiful sunset and island, good sensations on the boat. You must do it if you go to Corse !

It was perfect, the instructors were very attentive and professional but also amusing, we recommend !

Cadre enchanteur, équipage aux petits soins avec mets et vins de qualité, superbe !