Guided Jet Ski Adventure: Bonifacio and Lavezzi Islands
Bonifacio, Corsica, France
- Guided jet ski tour: Shoot over azure waves as your guide leads you on a thrilling ride out of the beautiful harbor and around the craggy coast of southern Corsica.
- Bonifacio and cliffs: See Old Town and its citadel standing tall over the sea, then glide past chalk-white limestone cliffs and enter the mysterious Dragon's Cave.
- Lavezzi Islands: Winds have sculpted these islands into weird rocky formations. Protected as a marine preserve, the archipelago is inhabited only by wildlife.
About this Bonifacio tour
You don't need a license for this thrilling jet ski tour andndash; just a quest for adventure, as your guide leads you to sights that bring this old fortress town and windswept coast to life.
Bonifacio has a stunning location perched atop cliffs that plunge more than 225 feet to the sea. It looks like it could topple into the water at any moment. Yet it has hung tight, enduring turbulence both natural and manmade since about 828 A.D., when a fortress was built to protect the coast from pirates. As you scoot out of the harbor, look for the 187-step stairway that connects the town to the water. Legend holds that it was carved in just one night by invaders looking to capture the city in 1420.
It took nature eons longer to carve the granite of the Lavezzi archipelago. As you check out these fantastically shaped islands, you may spy the cormorants and Corsican gulls that nest among its rocks. Though the islands appear barren, they're home to rare species of wildflowers that are mysteriously found only here and in faraway places like Australia and South Africa.
Your GoBe guide shows you amazing caves in the limestone cliffs. You'll glide right into the grotte de s'dragulinu (cave of the little dragon), with an opening that's curiously shaped just like the map of Corsica. You'll see another cave that strikingly resembles Napoleon Bonaparte's famous hat. Coincidentally, Napoleon was born in Corsica and lived here until he was shipped off to military school. The Emperor returned only once, but said he'd always remember his island. After this trip, you'll know why.
The powers of Corsican coral
The reefs around Bonifacio produce a beautiful, deep-red coral that, according to Greek myth, is the result of the beheaded Medusa's blood running into the sea. In Corsica, red coral is believed to have special powers against the "evil eye" of envious people, and it was often given as a gift to newborns to hang on their cribs for protection. It's now a carefully protected species.andnbsp;
Please proceed pier side and look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
A waterproof camera is great to bring along, but other electronics are not suggested. If you plan to wear a hat or sunglasses, a strap to hold them on is needed to avoid losing them in the sea.
This is a high-activity tour and is only recommended to you if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back or neck problems, like a bumpy ride and can swim. This is not a suitable tour for you if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Water Sports, Scenic, Adventure
Taxi, Van, or bus may be utilized.
Jet Ski and Life Jacket
Shorty-type Wet Suit
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Travelers must be 16 years of age or older to participate in this tour. Under 18 years old? Your parent or guardian must accompany you. Bring your ID to prove your age if you are asked.
Special Medical Restriction
The jet ski ride is at a reasonable pace and is not dangerous. However, if you have neck/back problems, a cardiac or respiratory condition, or you are pregnant, this is not a suitable tour for you. The ride may be bouncing and jolting.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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