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From Porto: Calanche de Piana Boat Tour

1. 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.

Calvi: Pointe de la Revellata Snorkeling Boat Tour

2. Calvi: Pointe de la Revellata Snorkeling Boat Tour

Discover the stunning rocky scenery of Pointe de la Revellata from the water on a scenic boat trip. Enjoy some free time to snorkel and explore the colorful world that lies underwater in one of the most beautiful spots of the Gulf of Calvi. After having been fully equipped in the diving center, take a short but exciting boat ride as you navigate toward your unique diving spot at the reserve of the Revellata point. Reach this exclusive destination, only accessible by sea, and dive right in. Bring the whole family along on this thrilling adventure to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the Calvi coast. Keep an eye out for the numerous wildlife species that call this area home and delight your eyes with the imposing rock formations of the Pointe de la Revellata.

Calvi: Scandola and Girolata 6-Hour Boat Tour

3. Calvi: Scandola and Girolata 6-Hour Boat Tour

Hop onboard Santa Regina boat at the port of Calvi. Settle in for an intimate and unforgettable ride. Discover the citadel of Calvi by boat, glide for 1 hour along the west coast of Corsica. Slowly cruise near the coast and absorb every detail of your surroundings. When you arrive at the UNESCO-listed Scandola Nature Reserve, you'll visit caves, wild beaches, and go swimming in the crystal-clear water. Explore the village of Girolata for 1 hour where you can enjoy lunch at one of its many restaurants. Back on board, your captain will provide you with snorkeling material and instructions, in addition to a tasty drink while you enjoy the sun of Corsica. After a stunning 6-hour trip, return to the port in Calvi.

From Calvi: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise to Revellata Peninsula

4. From Calvi: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise to Revellata Peninsula

At a low speed, set sail off the citadel of Calvi into the calm seawater. Listen to historical commentary from your local guide on the way to the wild peninsula of Revellata.  Along the way, take a break for swimming in the turquoise water at the beach of Alga. Reaching Revellata with your captain and small group, relish in the impending sunset. As the sun goes down, savor a Corsican aperitif and this unforgettable moment. Return to Calvi by 8:30 PM.

Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

5. Calvi to Scandola: 4-Hour Boat Tour

Hop on board the new and beautiful Santa Regina boat at the port of Calvi. With a capacity of only 12 passengers, settle in for an intimate and unforgettable ride. Discover the citadel of Calvi by boat, gliding for 1 hour along the west coast of Corsica before entering the UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural reserve of Scandola. Cruise near to the coast and slowly through the beautiful water, allowing you to absorb every detail and even uncover hidden corners of this unique site. As the sun goes down, savor a Corsican aperitif and this unforgettable moment. After a stunning 3-hour trip, return to the port in Calvi.

Calvi: 2-Hour Quad Bike Trip Between Sea and Mountains

6. Calvi: 2-Hour Quad Bike Trip Between Sea and Mountains

Get off the beaten track and enjoy exceptional views on this quad bike adventure. Experience a 2-hour excursion by quad bike in this beautiful corner of Corsica. Grab your hired helmet and gloves and hop on board your quad bike for some outstanding - and contrasting - scenery. Soak up the views of mountain and sea, as your guide leads you on an adventure with plenty of both. You'll see the famous Chapel of Notre Dame della Serra as you round the Bay of Calvi with its outstanding views onto the Mediterranean. Take comfort knowing this is an activity for all abilities, and that you'll be taken care of our by your professional guide.

4x4 Agriates Desert and Beach Excursion from Calvi

7. 4x4 Agriates Desert and Beach Excursion from Calvi

Discover the Agriates desert on this 4x4 excursion. See the area's unique fauna and flora, as well as some unusual spots like caves, troglodyte shelters, abandoned villages, and sheep sheds. After pickup from Calvi, head for the desert in an air-conditioned vehicle. Hear interesting facts and stories about the island from your guides as you explore. In the desert, admire the diverse natural landscapes, lush vegetation and keep an eye out for the many species of birds, butterflies, and rare plants. Stop for 4 hours at one of the most beautiful and wildest beaches in Corsica: Ghignu. Swim in the clear turquoise water or relax on the pure shores of the coast.

Calvi: Introduction to Diving Dive with an Instructor

8. Calvi: Introduction to Diving Dive with an Instructor

Enjoy an introductory dive that requires no previous dive experience on this speedboat cruise from Calvi. Dive into the Gulf of Calvi and get used to the equipment, the extraordinary environment, and the feeling of weightlessness.  Meet your guide and hop aboard a comfortable speedboat and cut through the water on the way to your dive spot. Learn about the high-quality dive equipment you will use to ensure that you are confident in the water.  Put on your well-maintained mask, fins, wetsuit, and respirator. Immerse yourself in the water with your instructor and go down slowly to ensure that you are able to equalize. Experience the thrill of breathing easily underwater while looking at the world around you.  Get a certificate marking your dive experience at the end of your tour that you can keep as a souvenir to remember your trip by. Return to your meeting point Calvi at the end of your tour. 

Calvi: Asco Valley 4x4 Day Tour with Guide

9. Calvi: Asco Valley 4x4 Day Tour with Guide

Enjoy a day of 4×4 fun as you travel around the slopes of Monte Cinto to explore the Asco Valley and its river. With its high peaks and plunging gorges cut out of granite, the Valley is a hub of rich flora and fauna growing in unusual little places waiting to be discovered. Admire the amazing landscapes between mountain and river and marvel at the shades of blue all around you from the sky to the water. Then, take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear water of the river and enjoy a 2-hour stop to relax and hang out. Chill under the sun, or cool down in the shade under a parasol provided by your guide. Learn all about the island from your passionate local guide, and listen to the secrets of the land on this unforgettable tour.

From Ajaccio: Day trip to Scandola/Calanches de Piana

10. From Ajaccio: Day trip to Scandola/Calanches de Piana

Come and explore the Scandola Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and all of its caves. Two hours of stopovers in the small village of Girolata, accessible only by sea, for lunch. After crossing the Gulf of Porto, visit the Calanche di Piana and swim stop at Capo Rosso.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 808 reviews

An entertaining and instructive boat trip, to discover the Corsican nature, its impressive mountains. The boat passes as close as possible to the coast, moves away so as not to disturb the birds that we can see in their nests, and we even have the right to swim near a deserted and protected beach and we feel very small in front of these magnificent landscapes. The ride is done in slow motion in the reserve and at good speed on the way back, for some sensations. Our guide, Mathieu, also gave us detailed explanations of everything around us.

Great cruise! We took part in 2 excursions with the girls aged 11 and 14. We were all thrilled! The experience is great, both by the friendliness of the staff and the beauty of the landscapes! Magnificent way to discover Corsica (especially with the little aperitif as a bonus…;) Clean and comfortable boats!!

Great getaway, we had the chance to see dolphins, great little swim break all the fish come around us .. and the aperitif more than complete

Superb excursion with a very good captain (Matthieu) who was friendly and passionate about his job. I highly recommend

beautiful sea trip with swimming in the middle of the fish, with the aperitif and then the sunset.