Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

Scandola, Girolata and Calanche de Piana Full-Day Boat Tour

From $71.65 per person

Climb aboard for a full-day boat tour of the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve and remarkable rock formations of the Calanche de Piana. Enjoy a 2-hour stopover in the secluded coastal village of Girolata for lunch.

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  • Explore the Scandola Nature Reserve by boat
  • Stop for lunch in the remote village of Girolata, only accessible from the sea
  • Discover the rock formations of the Calanche de Piana and the historic Capo Rosso Tower
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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, and look for ospreys and peregrine falcons in their natural habitat. Created in 1975, the nature reserve is only accessible by sea and subject to strict protection. Stop in the coastal village of Girolata and get 2 hours to explore the secluded village and find a nice restaurant for lunch or enjoy a picnic on the beach. During the winter, the village becomes a virtual backwater with only about 15 residents. It was nearly abandoned at the end of the war, but tourism has restored its fortunes. Continue in the afternoon, and venture into the Calanche de Piana to discover an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries by changes in the temperature, strong winds and sea spray. Explore the geological diversity of the rocks and originality of their locations that give a particular aspect to the area.
  • Guided boat tour
  • Food and drinks
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Magnificent landscape and excellent narrator-navigator!

Wonderful day ! The very well maintained boat took us to discover magnificent landscapes. Our navigator-narrator was excellent and really explained all the decor to us with humor, telling us all the stories of his country that he loves with passion. We have a great time. Thanks to the whole team.

September 21, 2019

The interesting excursion! Rich in discoveries especially with the support of dolphins! Happiness for everyone! The comments are too succinct only downside of this ride and the creeks of Piana must really be seen from the road. I would recommend more an excursion from Porto in a small 12-seat boat.

August 3, 2019

À faire absolument. Effectivement, le voyage peut paraître long mais on prend une grosse claque à la vue de cette nature ! Et le capitaine toujours la touche d'humour, les explications sont très intéressantes. Et cerise sur le gâteau nous avons vu des dauphins (j'ai alors réalisé un dd mes rêves). Une journée de rêve qui vaut vraiment le coup.

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June 10, 2021

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