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Address: Kiosk at the Marina, Cassis, France

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Great Fun & Fabulous Natural Wonders☆♡

Beautiful coast....breathtaking & the water is beyond Blue...every possible shade of blue+crystal clear too☆♡ The town of Cassis is a Treasure Trove...seafood & ambience☆♡ Do Go !

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The boat tour is a great way to see the beautiful coast line of Marseille. However, I would highly recommend only doing the tour for an hour. We went on the two hour and 15 minute option which was more like 2 hours and 45 minutes. The last hour was brutal. The boat was WAY too crowded and the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Beautiful coast....breathtaking & the water is beyond Blue...every possible shade of blue+crystal clear too☆♡ The town of Cassis is a Treasure Trove...seafood & ambience☆♡ Do Go !

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was definitely the highlight of our trip. We took the Boat tour that leaves from Marseille Harbour and paid 20euro for a 2 to 3 hours tour. The water and cliffs were incredibly beautiful! A must do! Tip: Pack your sunblock and sunglasses or a hat!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

You can choose a 2 hour 15 minute trip or one an hour longer. Either way, you won't be disappointed. The boats only travel when the weather is good, which is most of the time, and they have developed a great formula, they go in to the main Calanques, and at times go very close to the majestic cliffs giving... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I went on spring vacation to France and Spain with my senior class last year, and this was one of the moments that most stood out in my mind. The water was crystalline blue, and the sands white. We could see fish and the sea bed. I usually become sea sick, but that was no issue, which was delightful! I... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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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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Ottawa
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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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Milano
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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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