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Contacts

ATM Voyages. This French-based travel agency offers special vacation deals, hotel/flight packages, cruises, and last-minute promotions. Book online or directly with local offices throughout France. 26, rue Joseph Bernard, Apt, 84400. 04–90–74–05–11. sejours.atm-selectour.biz. Mon.–Fri. 9–noon and 2–6:30, Sat. 9–noon.

Boat Tours

Most of Corsica's spectacular scenery is best viewed from the water. Colombo Line and Promenades en Mer, in Calvi, organize whole-day glass-bottom boat tours. Promenades en Mer, in Ajaccio, organizes twice-daily trips (at 9 and 2) to the Iles Sanguinaires. Vedettes Christina and Vedettes Méditérranée arrange outings from Bonifacio to the Iles Lavezzi, Les Calanches, and Les Grottes.

Contacts

Colombo Line Cruises. Colombo's scenic touring boats and catamarans access hard-to-reach coves and protected areas on the rugged coastline, including the Natural Reserve of Scandola, Capo Rosso, Calanches de Piana, and Iles Sanguinaires. Quai Landry, Calvi, 20260. 04–95–65–32–10 or 04–95–65–03–40. www.colombo-line.com.

NAVE VA Promenades en Mer (Port de l'Amirauté, Quai Napoléon, Ajaccio, 20000. 04–95–51–31–31 Reservations. www.naveva.com. Port de Plaisance, Propriano, 20110. 04–95–76–35–27. www.promenade-en-mer-a-propriano.com.).

Nautic Adventures. One- to three-day or one- to two-week boat rentals with capacity of 5 to 12 people start at €250 per day.

During low season, September 16–June 14, ask for their 10% reduction. Port de Bonifacio, Quai Nord (between Hotel Solemar and Hotel du Centre Nautique), Bonifacio, 20169. 04–95–10–43–52; 06–24–64–36–31 cell. www.nautic-aventures.com.

SPMB Promenades en Mer. Discover marine flora and fauna with a one-hour glass-bottom boat cruise that tours the famous nature reserve of Iles Lavezzi and Cavallo via the extreme southern Pointe de St. Antoine. Departures every 30 minutes from Bonifacio. Children under 8 are free. Free parking. Port de Bonifacio, Bonifacio, 20169. 04–95–10–97–50. www.spmbonifacio.com. €17.50–€35.

Tony Chiocca Croisières. Guided glass-bottom boat tours with multilingual commentary depart every 30 minutes. Visit grottos, rocky cliffs, and secluded inlets. Special rates for groups and families are available. Port de Bonifacio, Bonifacio, 20169. 06–01–35–75–87. croisieres-bonifacio.fr.

Vedettes Christina. Visit grottoes, rocky inlets, and calcified cliffs of Bonifacio and islands of Lavezzi and Cavallo. Port of Bonifacio, Bonifacio, 20169. 04–95–73–13–15 ticket booth at port. n/a. Apr.–Oct. 1.

Bus Tours

Ollandini arranges whole- and half-day bus tours of the island, leaving from Ajaccio.

Contacts

Les Autocars Ollandini. Founded in 1890 and specializing in tourism since 1933, the Ollandini group operates travel agencies, car rental, bus, and autocar excursions. 1 Rue Paul Colonna d'Istria, Ajaccio, 20000. 04–95–23–92–00; 04–95–23–92–91 group reservations. www.groupencorse.com.

Walking Tours

Two- and three-day guided hikes through the mountains and lake region are organized by several walking and hiking associations.

Contacts

Associu di Muntagnoli Corsi. Ready to hike the challenging Grand Randonnee 20? Call this association to arrange a qualified walking guide to accompany you into the mountains. Quartier Pentaniedda, Quenza, 20122. 04–95–78–64–05.

Association Sportive du Niollu. Created in 1990, the sports association of Haute Corse specializes in mountain climbing, hiking, biking, and canyoning, especially for children. Operated by local experts and trained mountaineers from the area, the association offers partial and full-day lessons and tours for beginners to advanced levels with emphasis on safety and protection of the area's wildlife and natural beauty. Route de Cuccia, Calacuccia, 20224. 04–95–48–05–22. www.haute-montagne-corse.com.

La Compagnie Régionale de Guides. These mountain adventure specialists welcome groups of 8 to 22 to hike, horse-back, bike, canoe, and kayak. Open year-round. Route de Cuccia, Calacuccia, 20224. 04–95–48–10–43.

In Terra Corsa. Enthusiasts of outdoor adventure can enjoy canyoning, trekking, rafting, zip-lining, or sailing. This multi-activity tour company also organizes hiking, windsurfing, biking, walking, quads, and catamaran excursions by the hour, day, or week for children and adults. Route de Calvi, Lieu-dit Baccario, Ponte Leccia, 20218. 04–95–47–69–48. www.interracorsa.fr.

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