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Half Day Boat Trip to Scandola Calanche de Piana
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Half Day Boat Trip to Scandola Calanche de Piana

By Corse Emotion Promenades en Mer
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Departing from Porto, come and discover sites classified by UNESCO Visit the Scandola nature reserve, the Gulf of Girolata, the Calanche de Piana aboard our custom-built 12-seater semi-rigid boats walk commented by our captain short swimming stop depending on the weather Amazement guaranteed
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: French
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  • 229 A Marina, 20150 Ota, France
    Go to the port of Porto in front of the "Corse Emotion" sign for boarding 15 minutes before the departure time
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 176434P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Child 0-3 years free
    • 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

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    • 229 A Marina, 20150 Ota, France
      Go to the port of Porto in front of the "Corse Emotion" sign for boarding 15 minutes before the departure time
    • Pass by
      Nature Reserve of Scandola
      Calanques de Piana
    About the operator
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    • Corse Emotion Promenades en Mer
      868
      Porto, France
      Joined in September 2013
    • annikadietmayer
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Non informative boottrip
      We chose this provider specifically because it explicitly advertises a German audio guide. English would not have been a problem for us either. Unfortunately, we got neither. Our guide, who greeted us right at the beginning with a cigarette in his mouth, seemed annoyed about us. We were given the safety instructions in English. After that, he only spoke French. Although we had a great three-hour boat tour, we couldn't learn anything because we didn't understand a word. An absolute cheek for this amount of money.
      Written 29 May 2024
    • cathleeno439
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous Tour
      Fabulous tour, the company and staff were extremely pleasant and professional, went out of their way to make the trip truly enjoyable.
      Written 30 May 2023
    • tothbhu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip
      Easy reservation, SMS communication. Very nice, English speaker captain, Joanna, showing everything possible. Great adventure!
      Written 25 July 2022
    • BirminghamMetz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic
      Une super experience en semi-rigide ! Ca decoiffe ! Paysages magnifiques, baignade ! Mention speciale au capitaine Ivan pour le pilotage ! Un super guide en plus ! A very nice tour ! A lot of fun on the fast boat ! A stop for a relaxing time in the sea ! Incredible landscape ! Special thanks to our captain Ivan, a wonderful guide !
      Written 17 August 2021
    • 993bertw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magnificent experience
      We opted for the full tour (Tour Complèt) and started at 5.45 PM. Most wonderfull experience and worth every euro. Because we have booked early ( >8 days ), we had a 10% discount. This tour is including a half hour stop to swim in the sea and ending with a beatifull sun set.
      Written 26 August 2019
    • achoix
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth it. English speaking and friendly!
      There are so many boat tours to choose from. We found this operator via TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. The boat driver was very knowledgable of the nature reserve and although not fully fluent in English he made a great effort and his enthusiasm made it very enjoyable. We were out for about 3.5-4 hours including a half hour of swimming! Bring plenty of sunscreen (open top) and snorkel gear if you have it. We were a group of eight including four kids: 12, 9, 7 and 5 years of age and was great to do and lots of fun. They take you to places where larger boats cannot access simply due to size. We go into small caves and arches and get really close to the rocks and shorelines getting a very intimate view of the area. Highly recommend!
      Written 29 July 2018
    • Charlotte Jahr T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!!!
      We went for the evening tour that lasted 3 hours and 15 minutes and it was incredible beautiful, amazing, interesting, surprising and fun. The boat was very comfortable and the skipper Stephan was such a nice guy with a lot of interesting to tell. He said he wasn't good in english, but he explained everything very well in english to the three of us who don't understand very much french. We really recommend this. Thank you Stephan for an unforgettable trip!
      Written 21 June 2018
    • Marijke_VL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great adventure
      They offer a lot of boat trips but we have chosen the 1h30min tour at 11.15 for 29euro per person. On the yellow boat can sit 12 people. We had a very friendly captain who explained everything before departure. That day there was a lot of wind so it was a heavy ride. If you are not adventurous it is better to do another boat ride. We had to stand and hold on very tight, we had waves of 2 a 3 meters, what a great experience. After a 20min ride we arrived at capo rosso and as from there you could take some pictures. Great nature! I would very much recommend this excursion!
      Written 19 July 2017
    • paulgl2
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great day on the water
      Checked the weather several days out before we arrived and it seemed fine so tried a few other tour companies but were booked out so emailed Corse Emotion and they were very helpful and they didn't even require credit card details which I found amazing, they just required us to turn up 30 minutes before 9am. Our skipper was Patrice and he was very good and helpful and explained the sights in english as well with some comedy thrown in, so all in all it was a terrific day.
      Written 9 June 2017
    • JassGolf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very funny and action
      We are a young couple who did the big tour of 3:30 h with the calanches of piana scandola and girolata. We could swim it was very nice. The boat is a speedboat so its very cool if you dont like those"slow grandma" boats. Its a bit sporty because it drives fast and you must stand up when it drives you from one place to another. We had so much fun! The staff was friendly and explained a lot. We recommend this to everyone who likes to do a sporty boatstour.
      Written 17 July 2016
    • danpoenaru
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Superb sightseeing
      It seems that most boat tours companies offer similar packages, and the nature is stunning - so how can any stand out? Probably by adding more information from the captain, which was missing in our case, though everything went superbly otherwise... Certainly the visit to the famous rock formations is a must in Porto!
      Written 21 August 2015
    • dolui2003
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don't go if there is bad weather waves
      we arrived in Porto and booked the circuit 1 all the other boats trips of other companies cancel this day due to the waves but the staff told us that it was safe so we booked for the 20h trip The staff didn't speak english and the waves was so high that we need to stand for 1 hour due to the waves impossible to go inside the caves due to 1m waves inside and we could not enjoy the sunset
      Written 12 July 2015
    • StevenJohnBarnes
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Of Corse you must
      We were torn between a snorkelling trip and the Corse Emotion tour to the Scandola Nature reserve. I am very glad that my wife chose the latter. What a stunning 2 ½ hour tour. Ballistic boat. Stunning Scenery. Informative guide (very good English), and being a smaller vessel they can get you right up close to the cliffs. The early morning tour is a winner as you get to the reserve before the swarm of other tour boats arrive, the sun light is beautiful, and the sea is at its calmest. All in all a great tour. Chapeau.
      Written 19 September 2014
    • vivi_France2
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      We took the trip of Scandola. It was really nice experience. The reception staff was kind, the boat man explained us a lot of thing. We are so satisfied. He brought us the small village. It was so cute and nice visit.
      Written 20 May 2014
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    Joanne C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Half day boat trip with Corse Adrenaline was fantastic! Saw the calanches de Piana , Girolatta and Scandola Nature Reserve with time for a couple of swim stops. The guide, Arnaud was knowledgeable and great fun!
    Written 23 October 2023
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    smallface1
    Montreal, Canada340 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This company provides an excellent boat trip to the beautiful coast near Porto. We saw Scandola reserve, and les Calanques both of which were breathtaking. We even got a chance to jump off the boat for a swim in the crystal clear waters. A 3 hour tour that was very well worthwhile and highly recommended. I guess it would have been nice if part of the commentary was in English.
    Written 21 June 2023
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    Bob S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Couples
    This was well worth the time. The calanques and the natural reserve were both beautiful. We’ll remember the trip for a very long time.
    Written 13 May 2024
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    bruno d
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Couples
    Fabulous landscape and coastlines highlighted by beautiful weather and the tremendously talented pilot Johanna who entered the many narrow caves and fjords with her 30 foot boat. Great experience to discover more of the immense variety of what Corsica has to offer.
    Written 14 April 2024
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    Iain H
    Reading, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Very close up to some amazing scenery. Nice swim. Comfortable boat which was well driven by Mathieu.
    Written 18 September 2023
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    Bonjour Iainh1967, nous vous remercions pour votre avis positif et sommes ravis que cette balade vous ai plu. Vous êtes les bienvenus pour recommencer cette expérience avec Corse Emotion. A très vite!!
    Written 19 September 2023
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    Annick L
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an unforgettable experience. The nature is impressive and traveling across the water in a small group at high speed is just great fun.
    Our guide was super nice and spoke English. We were given an audio guide for the explanations. Everything was great!
    Google
    Written 14 August 2023
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    bonjour et merci beaucoup de votre retour motivant. A bientôt sur nos navires !!
    Written 15 August 2023
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    Laurence V
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Friends
    I highly recommend this superb excursion to discover the Piana coves and the Scandola Reserve without forgetting a little trip to Girolata.
    With the humor and joviality of Captain Matthieu 😉
    Without forgetting the magnificent sunset at the Gulf of Porto.
    Google
    Written 9 August 2023
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    526christeller
    Colmar, France11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    We chose the 3-hour formula (Scandola reserve, Calanques de Piana and swimming) after a professional and warm welcome from Corse Émotion. Dematerialized holiday vouchers are accepted (a big plus).
    Thanks to the captain of the boat (Mathieu) for his humor.
    Google
    Written 6 August 2023
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    charlotte m
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience, rich in sensations and history, thanks to our guide Mathieu for this humorous moment! If you are hesitating, don’t hesitate any longer!
    Google
    Written 2 August 2023
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    Zaz1972
    Gorcy, France225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did this outing yesterday (June 18) with Armand, his dog and a great group. What to say ? We were amazed, had the opportunity to swim in a crystal clear sea 😍, Armand took us to magnificent caves accessible by small boat (well done captain) and gave us great comments on the trip (capo rosso, Calanque de Piana, Scandola nature reserve). I highly recommend.
    Google
    Written 19 June 2024
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