Private boat tour of the bay of Marseille with tasting

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 8 hours
Language: English, French
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Sail around the bay of Marseille and see Château d'If

Explore the rocky inlets of the Calanques National Park

Enjoy a wine and tapas tasting experience on the boat

What to expect

Discover the treasures of the Mediterranean Sea with this private boat tour. Admire the islands, rocky inlets, fish, and corals along the scenic sea route from Marseille to Cassis and enjoy a mini wine tasting course with Provencal wines and typical French tapas on board.

A motorboat will be waiting for you at the Old Port of Marseille. Enjoy hot and cold drinks aboard as your skipper approaches the Frioul Islands which include the island of If, just in front of Marseille. This island is home to the Château d’If, the prison that inspired the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

During the tour, you'll also have the opportunity to see the Calanques National Park along with the Calanques of Cassis and discover the secrets of this magical, protected region of rocky inlets. The skipper will drop the anchor in a calm cove and you’ll be offered a mini wine tasting course with Provencal wines and typical tapas from the south of France. You may swim, if you like, in a very safe area and snorkel with the gear provided aboard the boat.

In just one day, you’ll learn many things about the mythic maritime city of Marseille, from the local fauna and flora to the spectacular calanques, all while enjoying the sea breeze and the warmth of the sun.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

What's included

Pick-up and drop-off service from/to your hotel

Professional tour guide

Boat rental and private skipper

Free drinks on board

Small tasting of local wines and tapas

Snorkeling gear on board

Trip by a/c minivan from Marseille to Cassis

Local taxes, fuel surcharge, insurance

What's not included

Lunch (available on request)



Meeting point:

Pick-up and drop-off service from/to your accommodation, cruise ship port, or any other agreed meeting point in Provence. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator.


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Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • The indicated price is for your private group of up to 8 people
  • Please indicate your preferred pickup location at checkout
  • If you'd like to request a different starting time, please specify it at checkout