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Boat Tour of Calanques

Kiosk at the Marina, Cassis, France
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Cassis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The boat visit to the calanques was simply spectacular ! The cliffs were dramatic and we chose the 8 calanque tour. You can choose between 3, 5 or 8 calanques. 3 tour will take you to: Port Miou, Port Pin and En Vau 5 tour will take you to: Above + L'Oule Creek + Devenson Creek 8 tour will take... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Check to see if you can find a tour with English commentary. If not be sure to ask for a written sheet of information. Most boats have that available.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

There are 3 different tours - 3, 5 or 8 calanques. We decided on the middle trip and are glad we did. It gives you a great view of the cliffs, but only takes an hour to do so. The commentary is only in French, but you get a real bird's eye view of the area and, if you've already... More

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Great boat trip but too long. Stopped at Frioul Island for lunch. Beautiful coastline and amazing rock formations.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We took a two hours boat cruise from Marseille to calanques and back with company Maritimes. The calanques are very nice and there are many nice view from the boat to the coast. But its very pitty that the comentary was only in french which we don ´t understand. At the beginning of the tour we received A4 paper with... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Sea excursions, cruises around Calanquues and islands in which we have selected Frioul If Express boat/ Ferry on 16th August 2013. We have travelled straight to Frioul island and back . The voyage is very nice on the sea and the grand view from the Ferry is marvellous sight. The city of Marseille seenfrom the boat and its banks ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

You can only see the Calanques from taking a boat tour. It is worth the time, the money and the effort. Don't miss the most scenic coastline I have ever seen. Make it happen, you won't regret it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We did a 1hr trip, which lasted about 1 1/2hr, visiting 5 of the calanques, these are sites that would be very hard to see from land and can be greatly appreciated from the sea. Although the commentary on board was in french the captain handed out pamphlets in english explaining all the sights we would see. It may be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We bought a ticket from the main ticket booth and virtually walked straight onto a small boat to tour 3 bays. Very relaxing, some shady spots and the commentary in English (and French of course) was excellent. The guide also suggested. A Wonderful drive around the cliff tops hitch was fabulous and ended in a lovely little beach for a... More

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COLLIERVILLE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Yes, of course the calanques are lovely. A true geological wonder and water so clear you can see colorful fish far below the surface. BUT...if you are going to do a boat ride, take a few minutes to check out all of the various boating companies and their boats. We were on a time constraint and purchased tickets for a... More

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