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Calanches de Piana and Scandola Reserve cruise with swimming stop

By Porto Aventure
Recommended by 98% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Departing from Porto, discover an exceptional UNESCO heritage site to discover the Calanches de Piana and its red rocks, the Scandola reserve and you will see the small hamlet of Girolata accessible only on foot or by boat. You will enjoy a swimming break depending on weather conditions Our top-of-the-range 12-seater speedboat with underwater camera has been specially designed for sea excursions. This very comfortable and friendly boat can accommodate families, children and thanks to its size it allows you to enter caves and faults and navigate as close as possible to the seabed and you can appreciate the beauty of the landscapes. During this outing at sea, you will have the chance to observe dolphins or other cetaceans that may cross your path.
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:3h 15m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, French


  • Certified guide
  • Sea excursion
  • Swimming break


Departure details
  • Marine de Porto, 20150 Ota, France On the port of embarkation, Ensign Porto Adventure
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 195024P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 195024P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Marine de Porto
    Marine de Porto, 20150 Ota, France
    On the port of embarkation, Ensign Porto Adventure
    See address & details
  • 1
    Girolata
    Stop: 1 minute
    Your captain will give you all the explanations during the crossing and you will enjoy a swimming stop depending on the weather.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Voyager09126092237
Voyager09126092237
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Absolute Must do trip
The most amazing trip ever. Do not miss out. The boat, the ride and scenery was Surreal. They did not speak Englis
x2friends
x2friends
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Beautiful sunset cruise
We had a great experience with Porto Adventure on the sunset cruise. The boat driver/guide spoke only a bit of Engl
ChloesWorld
ChloesWorld
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Lovely nature
The nature was gorgeous and Jules a very nice guide who took time to answer to all our questions. We had a good tim
Kathy A
Kathy A
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Confirmation in French and unable to read
We did not experience this tour. We received our confirmation in French. We were on a cruise and when we got to the
Marco A
Marco A
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Recommended
5 star trip from Porto to Girolata across the marvellous natural reserve of Scandola. Highly recommended boat trip.
julianbX7237EI
julianbX7237EI
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Very good trip
This was a very good well organised trip on a fast but stable and well driven RIB. Despite the relatively large boa
SuperTravelagents
SuperTravelagents
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Lots of fun!!!!
Awesome trip. Incredibly great view, fun boat ride. The Driver /guide was very personable and friendly and funny.
lindakiwitravelers
lindakiwitravelers
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Scandola boat trip
This sail was about seeing Scandola and swimming near Girolata. We saw a lot of parts of Scandola from the boat and
salzbua
salzbua
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Absolutely fabulouse experience
A very special experience to visit the calanques of Piana and see the sunset from the boat! Antoine was a very nice
speedeesmith
speedeesmith
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Frightening
The trip started out very well, but at a certain point, our captain Antoine, was going much too fast when we encoun
Haraldinho8
Haraldinho8
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Marvellous!
This boat trip must be amongst the best things I've donne done in my life so far! The personel was very helpful in
MikeByrne
MikeByrne
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Awesome
I just want to say thanks for the astonishing time we spent. Beautiful landscapes, smooth riding and amazing sensat
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kevindoni
Vienna, Austria4 contributions
Jul 2022
The 500HP semi-rigide captained by Jules was the fastest boat in the bay that evening. One of the best speed boat tours that I had done - ever.

Scuba masks also available on board.
Written 28 August 2022
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Michel H
Philadelphia, PA30 contributions
Jul 2022
Fantastic boat ride to visit the calanches and sim break and scandola reserve. Guide Julien was relaxed, helpful and knowledgeable. 3.5 hours of fun and interesting visit with 30 minute stop in Girolata. Highly recommended.
Written 6 July 2022
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Calanches de Piana and Scandola Reserve cruise with swimming stop