No trip to Corsica is complete without visiting the beautiful Sanguinaires Islands. With this cruise, you will sail along the coast from Ajaccio and be mesmerized by the famous red tones of the rocks.
Sanguinaires Islands Boat Cruise
The tour leaves from Ajaccio at midday, heading out towards the famous Sanguinaires Islands. The route will take us west along the Corsican coast, passing the house of Tino Rossi, the celebrated French actor and singer who was born in this region. The port of Corsica’s capital was named after him in honor of his life and work.
On this route, you will also encounter the ‘Chapel of the Greeks’, constructed by refugees in the Greek settlement of Paomia in the 18th century before they relocated to the north of the island.
Then we arrive at the Sanguinaires Islands, the main attraction on this cruise. From the boat, you will see the iconic tower of Parata. This Genoese turret was created in 1608, dominating the area from its high vantage point. You will understand where these islands get their name when you see the astonishing rocks that seem to bleed reddish tones. This is due to the jasper rock which prevails in this region.
Then, we will make a stop on the main island of Mezumare for 1 hour so you can take a swim, or walk to the Alphonse Duadet lighthouse at the summit. In Mezumare, also known as the ‘Grand Sanguinaire’ you can also explore the ruins of a ‘lazarreto’, an isolated islet which was used as a quarantine station for fishermen and sailors, but which is now home to curious birds.
At approximately 5:05 pm, we will return to the port of Ajaccio where the trip finishes.
Depature from Porticcio
If you want, you can reserve the boat trip of the Sanguinaires Islands from Porticcio.
|Adults||Children from 4 to 12 years||Children under 4 years|
Children from 4 to 12 yearsUS$ 17.70
Children under 4 yearsFree
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2 hours 25 minutes.
Sanguinaires Islands Boat Cruise.
1 hour stop in Mezumare.
When to book?
You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
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Tino Rossi Pier