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Capo Rosso

Capo Rosso: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Sagone/Cargèse: Capo Rosso, Calanche di Piana, Scandola

1. From Sagone/Cargèse: Capo Rosso, Calanche di Piana, Scandola

Departing from Sagone or Cargèse, you will discover the Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its caves in their entirety. Then enjoy a thirty-minute stopover in the small village of Girolata, accessible only by sea. After crossing the Gulf of Porto, swimming stops in the heart of Calanche Di Piana then at Capo Rosso to cool off in these sublime natural settings. 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.

From Porto: Calanche de Piana Boat Tour

2. From Porto: Calanche de Piana Boat Tour

Depart Porto and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Calanche de Piana in the Gulf of Porto by silent hybrid boat to respect the environment. Located halfway between Ajaccio and Calvi, close to the village of Piana, the Calanche de Piana is part of a volcanic complex that towers up to 300 meters above sea level at its highest altitude. Marvel at the pink granite rocks shaped over centuries by changes in the temperature, strong winds, and sea spray. Discover a series of fantastic rock formations sculpted into spectacular shapes and surrounded by crystal blue waters. Rich with marine life and seabirds, the area also demonstrates a tremendous diversity of rocks in locations that give a particular aspect to the surroundings.

From Ajaccio: Scandola Reserve Boat Tour with Girolata Visit

3. From Ajaccio: Scandola Reserve Boat Tour with Girolata Visit

Discover the most beautiful landscapes of western Corsica: Calanques de Piana, Capo Rosso, Girolata, and to finish in style: the visit of the sublime Scandola Nature Reserve. On this almost inaccessible peninsula, the rocks forged by water and wind have taken on intriguing, almost supernatural shapes, reinforced by the red tone of the cliffs. Your sea trip begins in Ajaccio accompanied by your captain. Well settled in your boat, enjoy the sumptuous landscapes during this boat tour punctuated by the comments of your captain. History of the region, anecdotes, legends and other explanations on the surrounding flora and fauna as well as on the geology. Discover the highlights of western Corsica by going first to the famous Calanques de Piana, a place listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site The Scandola Nature Reserve is home to many species of protected plants and birds such as golden eagles, peregrine falcons and the iconic osprey. It's hard to resist the urge to discover this wild and unspoiled nature, aspiring to rock structures in the caldera, a remnant of very old volcanic eruptions or undulating under pure, crystalline water. The Scandola reserve is a natural marvel both maritime and land listed, of course, in the heritage of Unesco. Here, nature has dictated its law, giving the rocks their specific shape and letting the flora flourish freely. The fauna is not left out in the Scandola reserve. As ospreys spread their wings in search of their next prey, gulls squirm and squawk. At sea, groupers, red mullets, and other moray eels form an incessant ballet, an intriguing and captivating spectacle that your skipper will be delighted to introduce you to. Your sea trip to visit the Scandola Reserve by boat and the must-see places in western Corsica Embark on board and head to Scandola for a magical ride. Your Captain will share with you his love for Corsica and the nature reserve of Scandola, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Sagone: Corsica Full-Day Cruise & Girolata Village

4. From Sagone: Corsica Full-Day Cruise & Girolata Village

Depart from Sagone on the coast of Corsica on a full-day cruise. Admire the crystal clear waters around Scandola Nature Reserve and take in stunning views of the Calanques de Piana. Stop for lunch at a tavern in the village of Girolata before finishing your day with a swim. Arrive at the local partner's office and meet your guide and small group for the day. Climb aboard the boat and set out onto the Mediterranean Sea with the wind in your hair. Listen to brilliant commentary from your captain as the shore fades away behind you. Come close to the Scandola Nature Reserve with a breathtaking backdrop of the Calanques de Piana and cruise into some serene sea caves. Fly by the Capo Rosso to make a 2-hour stop at the coastal village of Girolata. Explore the streets of the charming town and look out for a local tavern to grab a traditional lunch. After you've eaten, set sail again to a dreamy cove and swim beneath the shining sun.

Ajaccio: Full-Day Corsica West Coast Guided Boat Tour

5. Ajaccio: Full-Day Corsica West Coast Guided Boat Tour

Discover the West Coast of Corsica's natural highlights on this full-day tour from Ajaccio. Visit the Scandola Nature Reserve and Calanques de Piana, as well as some of the area's small islands and villages like Girolata and Ficajola, before admiring the sunset with some charcuterie and rosé wine. Set sail from the convenient meeting point with your guide. Head to Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the island of Gargalo through to the cathedral fault and learn about the local wildlife. Then visit Girolata, a small fishing village built around an 18th century fort accessible only by sea. Here you can enjoy some free time to meet the wild cows that live in the village. Stop at the cove of Ficajola, then at the Calanques de Piana, a natural rock formation and UNESCO World Heritage site. Swim at Cala di Pala cove and dive from the cliffs. Dock at the Sanguinaires Islands and swim or visit the lighthouse, then enjoy an aperitif of local charcuterie and rosé wine whilst admiring the sunset.

Near Ajaccio : Cruise to Piana Scandola cliff tasting sunset

6. Near Ajaccio : Cruise to Piana Scandola cliff tasting sunset

Board your vessel near Ajaccio at Tiuccia (20 kilometers), for a trip including a visit to the village of Girolata. Take a swimming break in the coves (snorkel mask), explore the creeks of Piana and the nature reserve of Scandola, and listen to informative commentary as you go by the local native captain/guide. Board your vessel knowing it's equipped with individual chairs in shade or sunbath and a toilet on board. Kick back on the deck and sip on an aperitif as you sail on the coast of Corsica. Enjoy a stop at the Capo Rosso, and admire its rock arch and natural swimming pool. Marvel as the boat pulls into the village of Girolata, a settlement not accessible by road. Dive in for a swimming stop at this picturesque place. Admire the Scandola nature reserve, and stop off at the caves and faults of the Calanques de Piana. Listen to commentary from your captain as your trip continues. Feast on delicious food and drink on the deck. Play some local music on the stereo, dive into the sea with the underwater vision camera, or just relax in the sunbathing area. On the return journey, take in the spectacular sight of the sun setting over the ocean.

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What people are saying about Capo Rosso

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4.5 / 5

based on 421 reviews

Superb excursions, we discovered things that we would never have seen if we had not taken this top-of-the-range boat, magnificent boat, power, comfort, and a very nice pilot, The plus: small aperitif on board, swimming in creeks with crystal clear waters. Thank you Baptist......

Little incredible boat trip, very beautiful landscapes and many explanations on the fauna and flora as well as the history of Corsica through the west coasts. A very caring captain with a most enjoyable Corsican aperitif. Thank you for this great time! Sarah

We had a great day! Captain ‍✈️ on top, and very attentive. Ideal for discovering the beautiful Corsican landscapes ☺️ Comfortable boat (mention +++ for Corsican music, charcuterie and rosé).

Excellent day ! Our guide was dynamic and generous. The informed tour is full of stimulating cultural information. Thanks !

Great scenery, opportunity to swim in a beautiful bay. The tour was really fun.