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Ajaccio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

4.8 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: JPS Aventure
Water activity

Ajaccio: Guided Scandola Nature Reserve Boat Tour

Activity provider: JPS Aventure

From US$ 132.95 per person

Discover the caves and be captivated by natural pools at the Scandola and Capo Rosso reserves on this boat tour with a local guide.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Explore Corsica’s Scandola Nature Reserve on semi-rigid speed boats
  • Discover the beautiful village of Girolata, only accessible from the sea
  • Visit the island of Gargalo and the cathedral rift
  • Enjoy swimming breaks in crystal clear waters
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Board a semi-rigid speed boat piloted by a qualified captain to explore the west coast of Corsica. Discover the Scandola Nature Reserve, a Unesco World Heritage Site, with a wide variety of sea and land animals and plant life. Start your tour from Gargalo Island and head to the reserve for your first swimming stop. Swim through the turquoise waters while your captain prepares an aperitif with a tasting of charcuterie and rosé wine. At noon, enjoy lunch in Girolata, an 18th-century fishing village built around a fort only accessible by sea. Have your skippers make a reservation at a restaurant for you or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the beach with wild cows roaming about.

At 2 PM, enjoy another swim at Anse Ficaghjola. Dive into the Capo Rosso natural pool in the Calanques de Piana surrounded by fish. Take a last swim in the Anse de Cala di Pala and jump from natural diving boards at different heights before returning.

  • 8.5-hour boat tour
  • Local guide
  • An appetizer consisting of cold meats and rosé wine
  • Visit to Scandola Reserve
  • 2-hour free time in the village of Girolata
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • A boat can carry a maximum of 12 people.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 25 reviews

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Impressive tour through the nature reserve! Our guide was very personable and the musical accompaniment was perfectly coordinated... we personally found the stop in the village of Girolata to be 2 hours too long, especially since the village seemed very touristy and neglected - but overall it was definitely a great, recommendable excursion!

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September 15, 2022

Incredible day that started with a small ballet of dolphins, a breathtaking nature reserve with its caves... awesome stop at Girolata... feeling of being alone in the world... In short, a treat... the speedboat being clearly a plus... few on the boat and thrills! Thank you to our very friendly guide who made this day unforgettable by telling us about the history of all these places!

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July 13, 2022

Super expérience !! Tout est magnifique, le paysage est à couper le souffle. Notre capitaine de bord étais incroyable et super investie. Tout du long il a su nous expliquer et nous raconter des histoires sur les réserves naturelles et monuments. Sur la fin (le retour) un peu long et fatiguant. Je recommande !!

May 18, 2022

Product ID: 405226