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Boat Tour of Calanques

Kiosk at the Marina, Cassis, France
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Cassis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We took the boat ride and did 5 calanques which was plenty as the scenery starts to get repetitive. Tickets were easy to obtain and there are lots of boats going out. This is a very popular activity. Stay at the back of the boat as it can get very wet upfront. The guide only spoke French but the trip... More

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Milltown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Enjoyed the 3 stops. Anything beyond that I think would look all the same. easy to purchase tickets at the kiosk. Recommend sitting in back of boat those up front got wet. Didn't bother us that we couldn't understand the tour guide as it was in French, just enjoyed the scenery. Only thing I think may change the experience, go... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ater spending the past 6 years visiting Provence and the South of Fance, I finally made it to Cassis...and how I wish I have visited sooner. What a spectacular place. The scenery is magnificent and the crystal clear waters of the Calangues a must. We took the shorter excursion from the port of Cassis onboard the Asterix 3 - A... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We only took the 3 Calanques tours (the shortest one) but it was enough to give us an idea of what they are about. We liked the scenery in the Calanques (trees and white stone) along with the view of Cassis from the water. The commentary was interesting also. We enjoyed it. It was under an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took the 3.15 hour tour from Marseille which stopped at all the calanques until Cassis. It was very nice and the french commentary was understandable. Make sure you wait at the gate early as the queue gets long. They tell you to be there 15 minutes before but 30/45 mins is better. Sit on the top left side for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had been very excited about the boat trip but were let down. It was about a 1.5 hours and we had spent about 30 euro each. While the views were beautiful, they became redundant. The boat ride itself was not very exciting either as the commentary was in French (you got books for other languages) and you did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was driving by myself and was worried about finding parking but right in town, just following the blue "P" signs and into an underground garage. It was a bit pricey, but what beach town isn't? I wandered down to the harbor, easily found the yellow kiosk and with no French needed, bought my ticket for the 5 calanques tour.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Was really great. Get a little bit wet if the wind is up. But the 90 minutes flew by and we got to see 8 Calanques. Admittedly, some are more like dents on the coastline rather than inlets, but spectacular all the same. The commentary is in French, so we weren't too sure what was being said. Previous reviews advised... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

You buy a ticket from the outdoor booth then board one of many tour boats that takes you out the Cassis harbour, carefully passing random kayakers and board paddlers. The cliffs near Cassis are stunningly beautiful and one gets great views of them from the boats. Our boat contained both French and English speakers but the commentary was only in... More

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a beautiful area this is and what a great way to see it! We enjoyed our 3 calanques (coves) boat tour. The third calanque you see on this tour is known as the most beautiful of all the calanques, but still, I think I would have enjoyed seeing #4 and #5 on the 5-calanque tour. We sat in the... More

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