Boat Rental with a Skipper in the Calanques National Park

Highlights

  • Private rental of a semi-rigid motorized boat

  • Choose your own itinerary

  • Beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes

  • Discover the Calanques, an important natural heritage site

  • The services of a certified marine navy skipper

Essential info*

Duration 3hrs, 4hrs, 6hrs

Languages
  • French

Starting time 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Rent a boat with a skipper for a private cruise in the Calanques National Park to discover the wild natural landscapes in their preserved state by boat.

You will meet the captain at La Ciotat or Cassis port then board your boat and set sail for a private excursion into the famous Calanques of Provence. Whether at En-vau, Sormiou or even Morgiou, you'll be able to admire the famous bays and take advantage of swimming stops to refresh yourself in the crystalline turquoise water that surround you. You can even observe the marine flora and fauna using a mask and snorkel, which will be available on board.

The skipper, a native of the area, will take you to hidden coves, unknown to the public, for a unique getaway. The itinerary is predefined but you may personalize the cruise to spend your time the way you please. The basic itineraries vary depending on the chosen duration (see "Itinerary" document below for full details).

With a maximum capacity of 10 passengers, comfort and intimacy await you aboard for this relaxing trip aboard a boat equipped with sunbathing lounge chairs, a small shower with warm water, an ice box and snorkelling material. Thanks to its compact size and motor, your boat will carry you to unusual, out-of-the-way spots in the Calanques for an exclusive and special cruise!

At the end of your trip, your skipper will accompany you back to the port.

Options

Booking notice: For this activity, you book the use of the entire boat along with the services of a skipper. You are therefore not asked to specify the number of passengers but rather the number of boats that you want to reserve.

By  booking 1 boat, a maximum of 10 passengers can participate in the cruise.

(1) The advertised price corresponds to the price per person based on a boat rental with skipper for 4 participants

Good to know

  • Availability: June to September
  • Time: 9:30am, 11am or 2pm, according to the chosen itinerary
  • Duration: 3 hours, 4 hours or 6 hours approx., according to the chosen itinerary 
  • Departure point: La Ciotat ou Cassis 
     
  • One beverage per person is offered during the cruise (water or soda). It is recommended that you also bring your own bottle of water
  • For this activity, you are advised to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a bathing suit if you want to swim
  • Snorkelling equipment provided
  • Please wear a jacket for this sea voyage. The sea breeze can be very cool, despite high summer temperatures
  • Picnic baskets are available at an extra cost of €15 to €25 per person. See "Menu" document for details. Please contact the service provider directly for reservation
  • Participants are allowed to bring a snack on board
  • In case of adverse weather conditions, the activity may be cancelled. You will be able to postpone the excursion to another date or be reimbursed.
  • Day trip: The Île de Riou is difficult to access. This part of the trip may therefore be removed by the service provider depending on weather conditions. No reimbursement will be issued due to an eventual cancellation.
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 15 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 15 and 7 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Boat rental with a skipper for the chosen duration
  • Excursion to the Calanques included in the itinerary
  • The possibility to modify the itinerary to your own liking
  • A beverage during your cruise (water or soda)
  • The services of a certified marine navy skipper
  • Use of snorkelling material during the swimming sessions

Not included

  • Lunch
  • Swimming accessories (swimsuit, towels, etc.)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

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