Yachting Land Adventure

Zodiac Escape to Lavezzi Island

Discover the dramatic coastline of Bonifacio and marine reserve of Lavezzi Island on this private zodiac excursion.

From the pier, board your private zodiac boat for an unforgettable cruise along the coastline of Bonifacio. Discover the dramatic sight of the citadel and the upper town from sea level. Observe the best perspective of Bonifacio’s buildings overhanging the magnificent chalky cliffs which look like they are about to topple into the sea.

This exploration starts at the marine caves which are home to numerous birds including falcons, puffins, and swifts. Upon exiting the harbor via the inlet, you will witness the ramparts which encircle the old city. After passing the limestone cliffs, you will reach the Sdragonatu Marine Cave (dragon’s cave) to take in its gloriously colored seabed with a single huge chamber and a hole in the roof shaped like a map of Corsica.

Continue to the Lavezzi Islands which make up one of Corsica’s two marine reserves and offers sanctuary to many wildlife and plants species. These uninhabited granite islands are located seven miles south-east of Bonifacio, they are seemingly adrift on a turquoise-emerald sea, the color of which varies with the skies overhead. This island houses also numerous paths to discover different islets and coves. There are several rare species of wildflowers, including the yellow horned poppy and white sea daffodil, and Lavezzi Island was declared a nature reserve in 1982. There will be time to swim and snorkel at one of its beautiful shell or sandy beaches. Or simply take in the superb views of the azure-colored sea while relaxing on the island. On the return, you will pass Cavallo Island and Pointe de Sperone before cruising along the calanque and Bonifacio cliffs to your waiting SeaDream yacht at the marina.

Notes: This tour is dependent upon weather conditions to operate. It is offered as a replacement when the jet ski can not operate and is not available on all calls to Bonifacio. Please wear flip-flop or water shoes, and your swimsuit under a coverup – there are no changing rooms. Snorkeling equipment (mask, tubes, towels) will be provided, or you can bring snorkel equipment from the yacht. The entrance into the Sdragonatu Cave is subject to good weather conditions with a calm sea. There are no hotels, cafes or facilities, nor shade on the Lavezzi Island, therefore it is essential to bring your hat, bring suntan lotion and water.

Port: Bonifacio, Corsica

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: 399 USD