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Private boat tour with swimming in the Calanques

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Private boat tour with swimming in the Calanques

We will be docking in Toulon for 9 hours in July. Which private boating groups would provide the best tours of the Calanques allowing our family to swim? And, what is the fastest and most reliable way to get from Toulon to Cassis?

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1. Re: Private boat tour with swimming in the Calanques

The fastest way will always be the rental car, and the most flexible to fit your hours. As one DE put it, public transportation rarely goes where and especially when tourists need them to.

I never looked into private boat chartering but I am sure it is done. Once you have that, you can swim in the calanques.

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2. Re: Private boat tour with swimming in the Calanques

Thanks.

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3. Re: Private boat tour with swimming in the Calanques

It just so happens that I read about private tours in Rick Steeve's guidebook this morning. I'm not always a fan of using his recommendations, but only because everyone does. He recommended Didier Crespi, and indicates he has a smaller boat, Le Calendal that holds a max of 12 people. Here is his website that you can google translate:

http://www.calanques-de-cassis.fr/index.html

This other website was also mentioned in the book has info on other smaller tours as well as larger ones:

http://www.calanques-cassis.com/

If you do book and go on a tour, it would be great to hear who you used and how you liked it!

Edited: 1:45 pm, May 30, 2013
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4. Re: Private boat tour with swimming in the Calanques

Thank you! We will let you know how it goes when we return. :)

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5. Re: Private boat tour with swimming in the Calanques

Well, our ship ended up not docking in Toulon, but across the bay, and then we learned that it was going to be fairly expensive to travel to Cassis to get a boat to see the Calanques and there was little guarantee we would even be able to return in time to get back on the ship before it left. :(

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