Excursion

Kayaking in Ajaccio

Hop into a kayak to discover the scenery of the Gulf of Ajaccio, with time to relax on the wide stretch of sand at Trottel Beach.

  • Code
    AJA-F
  • Level
    Extreme
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 3 hours

A short walk from the pier brings you to your kayaking launching point. After a briefing and orientation, set off in your kayak, paddling from the fisherman’s port to Trottel Beach.

Row amid the colorful boats and past the impressive Citadel walls. On the other side, reach St. Francois Beach with the Casino in the background, and proceed to Place Miot, once a popular playground for families.

Soon you will arrive at Trottel Beach, a curve of shoreline surrounded by apartments, shops and restaurants. Conveniently located near Ajaccio’s city center, this expansive stretch of sand is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike.

Enjoy time to relax, with a chance to put your toes in the water, stroll the beach and perhaps watch an impromptu volleyball game.

Afterward, paddle back to your kayaking starting point and then return by foot to the pier.

Important Notes:
Guests will be accompanied by a professional kayaking instructor, who speaks minimal English sufficient to provide safety instructions, but who will otherwise not narrate or guide this excursion. Guests must be a minimum of 8 years of age in order to participate. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight for participation is 198lbs. As this is an active excursion, it is recommended only for our more agile guests who are physically fit. Guests must be able to swim unassisted. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear a swimsuit, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and flat, comfortable shoes. Although it is not anticipated that you will get wet on this excursion, any electronic devices (such as MP3 players, cell phones, cameras, etc.), as well as any valuable items, must be stored in a sealable, waterproof dry bag or left on board the ship. Any damage occurring to these items is the responsibility of the guests. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.