Les Calanques


Jun 13th, 2018, 05:49 PM
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Les Calanques

Hi all-we will be in Saint Remy in August and would love to visit Les Calanques. I would like to do a hike but as we are traveling with our young kids, this doesn't seem wise. Can anyone recommend a boat tour out of Cassis? Am thinking of splurging on a private tour as I'd hate to miss out on being able to swim from the boat. Would appreciate any input you may have!

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Jun 14th, 2018, 08:19 AM
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We did a boat ride from Cassiss - when we got to the town there were many boats, frequent trips out - maybe about 30 people per boat. I would THINK (but not sure) you could walk up and find a private boat - again, many boats in the harbor. I'm not sure how easy it might be to walk a short distance and find a place to swim off the shore. We were on a one day shore excursion from a big cruise ship so we were rushed. It is definitely a place I would have liked to stay longer....next time! You might check with Tours by Locals to see if that is something they could help arrange....or Tripadvisor!
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Jun 14th, 2018, 08:37 AM
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We didn't book ahead 2 years ago, just walked up and picked a boat.
However, since swimming from the boat seems of interest, you should google that.
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Jun 14th, 2018, 12:48 PM
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YOu don't need to reserve those boat trips, you just show up and take the next one. That's just to look at things, of course. I don't get the desire to swim off the boat as a major thing, or why, especially with young kids sounds like it could be dangerous.

There's a beach right there at the town center practically.
read this about Plage de la Grande Mer

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Jun 14th, 2018, 01:14 PM
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helpful link, thank you! I did read some reviews somewhere saying that people wished they had been able to swim in the coves.
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