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A place apart

Well worth a visit to these lovely islands ... buy a combined ticket and visit the chateau d'If on... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Gillingham, United Kingdom
Beautiful Island

Worth going here for the boat journey alone. Wonderful views of the port and of the Chateaux Ilf... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just to clarify, this is a review of the boat company rather than the islands themselves, which are beautiful and well worth a visit. The link on their website to buy a ticket online does not work. Therefore, we had to wait in a queue...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 695jaynes
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

This was terrible! We bought a ticket for a specific timing (1105) for transit to Chateau D’If, lined up early, and were not permitted aboard due to all sorts of other pre-booked tour groups. Thirty minutes later (we couldn’t leave the lineup), the next boat...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rg336600
Reviewed February 10, 2019

**This review is for the company, not the islands themselves** Hot tip: Get up early to avoid the queue, because the first line is to buy the ticket and the second is to actually get on board the vessel. Second, don't bother if it's a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank krystallee6363
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a stroller and a toddler and were told to wait in a certain queue, front of the line. When the boat arrived, the attendants boarded everyone else before us instead. Complete disregard for families. The boat also took the water too hard and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ErikKemper
Reviewed October 2, 2018

anyone visiting Marseilles should take the Frioul If Express from Vieux Port to the islands that is only 30 min boat ride away. The islands are beautiful but expensive. The boat connections are frequent and very reasonable. I visited in 2015

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 961rickyc
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Well worth a visit to these lovely islands ... buy a combined ticket and visit the chateau d'If on the way to Frioul where you can enjoy a meal by the pleasant harbour and swim in the clear waters after a walk to the quiet...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PilgrimfromRTW
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Worth going here for the boat journey alone. Wonderful views of the port and of the Chateaux Ilf (which we couldnt visit on the day due to rough sea) Lovely eateries here and nice for a walk to see the views. Also a small road...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 731Karen_H
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I had a whale of a time taking this ferry service out to the Îles du Frioul. The boat was fast and more spacious than you’d expect — it looked sort of small from on land — and it was a beautiful ride out there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We were told that chateau d'If was something we should see, so we went to this company and talked to them about the possibilities. After one day of bad wind we manage to get to the If Island, that was not problem, we bought our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JorgeNorway
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

No issue with the boat trip itself and there are regular crossings, which is helpful since it is the only way to get to Frioul and Chateau If, but the queues for the ticket office can be long, and there’s very little shade. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bernardette A
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Response from hlawlor24 | Reviewed this property |
Chateau d'if and Frioul Archipelago are the only two islands that are accessible via the ferry. They would both be great places to bring an 8 year old. From my understanding the other smaller islands are only accessible by... More