Isola del Giglio


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Discovering the hidden coves

Boat excursions to Giglio Island offer a unique opportunity to discover the island from a different perspective. Whether you are a lover of the sea, nature or simply looking for an adventure, a boat tour around the island of Giglio is an experience that will remain etched in your memories.

The Isola del Giglio, with its privileged position in the Tyrrhenian Sea, offers a series of unique marine experiences, including boat excursions. These excursions allow you to discover hidden corners of the island, inaccessible coves from land and breathtaking views.

A boat trip to Giglio Island is an unmissable experience for anyone visiting the island. The possibility of exploring hidden coves, inlets and beaches, inaccessible from land, makes this adventure unique in its kind. The island, despite having an area of only 23.80 km2, boasts a coastal development of 28 km. This allows you to circumnavigate the island in less than two hours with a small boat, offering spectacular views and the possibility of swimming in isolated coves.

Much of the coast of the Isola del Giglio is untouched and wild. Only a few points can be accessed on foot. This makes the boat experience even more exclusive. Imagine swimming in crystal clear waters, surrounded by cliffs overlooking the sea, with a lush Mediterranean scrub as a backdrop. Bathing in one of these secluded coves is an unforgettable experience.

Recommended itinerary

Starting from the port and heading south, you pass by the Torre del Saraceno and the Scole group of rocks. Continuing, we come across the Cannelle beach, followed by various points of interest such as the Punta della Smeralda, Capo Marino, and the Caldane beach. Sailing south, you reach Punta del Capel Rosso, characterized by imposing granite formations.

Reversing course to the north, the west coast of the island offers breathtaking views with rock walls and hidden coves. Passing through Punta del Serrono, Cala dell’Altura and the rock of Pietrabona, you arrive at Cala del Corve. Going past the Cappa rock, you reach the Franco promontory, followed by Cala dell’Allume.

The northern coast offers other marvels, such as the Faraglione del Campese, the Punta del Fenaio and the Arenella beach. Finally, we return to the Port, concluding an exciting tour full of discoveries.

Rental and Shuttle options

For those who want a personalized experience, it is possible to rent a boat for half a day or a full day. This allows you to stop where you prefer, snorkel or simply admire the seabed. Alternatively, there are trips organized by boat and taxi boat rentals, which offer both shuttle services to the various coves and beaches and a complete tour of the island.

For yachtsmen, the only safe mooring is at Giglio Porto, but there are also anchoring possibilities in other areas such as Cala delle Cannelle and Cala dell’Allume.

Kayak variant

For those looking for a more adventurous experience, it is possible to go around the island by kayak. This excursion, although demanding, offers a unique point of view on the coast of the island. It is essential to be well equipped and not to venture out alone, especially considering that some areas of the island do not offer many landing points and may not have cell phone coverage.