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“Rough sea and crew.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Nave Va Promenades en Mer

Nave Va Promenades en Mer
Quai napoleon, 20000 Ajaccio, Corsica, France
+33 (0)495218397
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Ranked #4 of 19 Activities in Ajaccio
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: For many years the NAVE VA company has organised boat rides leaving from Ajaccio, Porticcio, Sagone, Cargèse and Porto.Discovering the most fabulous sites in Corsica:Scandola,Girolata,Calanche de Piana,Bonifacio,golfe d'Ajaccio and Iles Sanguinaires.
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“Rough sea and crew.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We booked our 2 hour trip in Porto to see the magnificent coastline of the Candola National Park. The weather was OK, waves not too high. Due to the high speed of the boat (at least 20 knots) and the side wind the people sitting at the rear deck were completely soaked by the spray. Even inside as one of the windows was jammed. The crew tried to keep the window closed using a cushion. During the entire trip the "captain" payed more attention to his smartphone then to the course of the boat, this resulted in an unlpleasant zig-zag course. The views to the coastlne was great but the entire trip would have been better with dry cloths on.

Visited June 2013
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“Quite good but long trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Ok, Bonifacio is stunning from the sea and definitely worth the trip, but the town itself, whilst quaint, has very little of interest to see apart from the views and the charming streets, which are heaving with tourists. It's seven hours in a boat and four hours in the town, we'd eaten and seen everything in just over two. The trip back was quite rough and sick bags were out in force and spray flying around, the top deck emptied quickly with drenched tourists running for cover. Choose a calm day to go and take a good book!

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“Unforgettable boat trips with a great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Nave va offers trips to the most beautiful sights of Corsica, some only seen from the sea. The staff is very welcoming and fun, they will make sure you are spending a great, comfortable and unforgettable journey.

The Capo d'Ortu was the ship we cruised on for the Scandola/Girolata/Piana trip as well as the trip to Bonifacio. It's a double decker and you can enjoy the sea view from anywhere you stay. The sea is rather calm most of the time, but if you feel sea sick, the staff is equipped to handle the matters, otherwise you can also check for medicine with your doctor beforewards. There is a mini bar handled by one of the 4 skippers serving sodas, beer (Corsican and One foreign) and coffee.

The Scandola/Girolata/Piana journey starts at 8am, from Ajaccio, a small stop is made at the docks of Porticcio for e rest of the passengers and thr boat heads North. The staff make sure to comment every curioisity on the way, and there are plenty. You will earn a lot about the history of the beautiful island of Corsica. Staff isn't too English fluent, and you will get the most out of the comments if you speak French. They do make efforts though :) The Scandola sight is awesome, boat tries to manoeuvre to e closest of the attraction so that everyone can see and enjoy the view. A stop is made at Girolata for a couple of hours, enough for lunch and a quick visit of the sea/foot accessible only village. The Piana attraction on the afternoon is mind blowing. Journey ends around 6pm.

Bonifacio journey starts at 8am, same drill to Porticcio before heading South bound. A fewer curiosities on the way but some rich information on Corsica too. The stop at Bonifacio is rather quick, 3 hours to have a quick lunch and visit the city. Make sure to know what you want to see, since you are on your own, more or less. At the dock, a small train takes you from thr boat stop to the upper city, where you can visit and eat. However, on the way back, it will take you to thr beginning of the docks and ou will need around 10 min to reach back the boat. The 3 hours stop is not enough in my opinion but it's enou to have a rather large idea of the city. You might like to spend some time there, if you like it since it's a very atypic city.

Prices of Attraction is inexpensive compared to what you get in return, an unforgettable journey.

Overall, it's a more than recommended attraction, staff is amazing and friendly. You can exchange about hiking, mecanics, boats and Corsica with them. Big respect for them!

Visited July 2012
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