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Best provider for Calanques visit

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Best provider for Calanques visit

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good cruise provider for visiting the Calanques? We are 2 adults 2 children and would like to see the best of the Calanques and be able to have some leisure swimming time during the cruise...

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Monty

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1. Re: Best provider for Calanques visit

Hello,

You now buy your calanques tour tickets from a kiosk, all the ship owners are grouped in cooperative type company, and you get onto the next available boat. You don't really chose; 99.999% sure you cannot swim, nor get off the boat.

Here is a link to the rates and times for 2012.

www.calanques-cassis.com/pdf/tarifs2012.pdf

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Tourist office confirmed with me a few weeks ago that you can't disembark from the calanques cruises for safety reasons.

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We are also a family of 4 visiting Cassis early July. We would also like to go on a boat trip. Where do we get the boat from?

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Thanks AnglaiseaMarseille,

I had a feeling that was the case. So what is the best way to swim in a Calanque (a nice one) if I have 2 kids who are too young for a difficult hike (6+10)?

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Monty

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Hi, the walk is not difficult-it is just long, and that's the only way to access the Calanques near Cassis. Calanque en Vau is furthest, but most beautiful. The one the closest is not a swimming beach just boats, Port Pin. But a close swimming beach is the middle one Port Miou -but it does not compare to en Vau which I think is far for children. The beach in front of Cassis is nice enough.

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6. Re: Best provider for Calanques visit

You can't miss the tichet kiosk it is near the corner of hotel Liautaud.

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