Top 10 activities to visit Marseille by sea

Marseille can be visited both on land and at sea. Calanques, Frioul Islands, Marseille’s coastline… There are many ways to visit Marseille by sea, with family or friends, and for all budgets!

Published on 13 July 2021

The world's shortest ferry crossing

To cross the harbour of Marseille and the Old Port by boat at a low price, take advantage of the Ferry Boat, the smallest crossing in the world!

Cross the ‘Vieux-Port’ in five minutes for only 0,50€ !

The Maritime Shuttle in Marseille

Would you like to go to the “Estaque” district to eat chichis or  panisses ? Take the maritime shuttle !

From the Old Port ‘Vieux-Port’, you can choose between the ‘Pointe Rouge’, les Goudes or l’Estaque. Crossings between 20 and 35 minutes, between 5 and 8€.

Marseille by paddle

Visit the harbour of Marseille by paddle thanks to “Gliss pour Tous” ! Whether you’re a beginner or an amateur, try out this essential activity accessible to all, with friends or family !

The Calanques by the sea

Marseille by kayak

Sunset at sea

Spend an unforgettable evening at sea watching the sunset !

On boat the  Levant’in Catamaran, sip your drink and dine on the open sea, and admire the Marseille sky. Musical atmosphere provided by a DJ !

Snorkeling in Marseille

Put on your fins and mask and go for a swim in Marseille ! Swimming away from the coast of Marseille is also a very good way to get a magnificent view of the city ! Admire the sea bed too !

An amazing trip to the Underwater Museum

Le musée Subaquatique in Marseille is an amazing experience ! This underwater museum ( as its name suggests) offers you many sculptures to admire while diving !

If you have your own diving equipment, you can visit the underwater museum in Marseille for free. If not, you can hire equipment at the entrance .

Lazy day and swimming in Marseille

Would you like to spend a relaxing day on a sailing boat ? Discover the magnificent  “Don du Vent ” Spend the day in the  Calanques and visit this treasure of Marseille ! Meals and swimming included. Absolute relaxation and laziness !

View od Marseille from the Frioul Islands

Discover the islands of Marseille with a trip on board one of the boats of the Localanque company. Enjoy the beautiful view over the harbour of Marseille. A trip to the Frioul islands with swimming( in summer) at a low price!

You can also take the  navette maritime , shuttle to reach the Frioul Archipelago. Discover the Frioul islands and visit the If Castle ( le Château d’If).

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