Mini cruise to the islands Giglio and Giannutri
Discover the southern tip of the Tuscan Arcipelago
A mini cruise of the Tuscan Archipelago is ideal for spending a pleasant and unusual day discovering the beauties of the Tuscan coast and islands. From Porto Santo Stefano, Castiglione della Pescaia but also from the Island of Elba, mini cruises leave to discover the two southernmost ‘pearls’ of the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, the Islands of Giglio and Giannutri and the Argentario Sliver coast.
Mini-Cruises from Porto S. Stefano
The Maregiglio shipping company offers with “Le Crociere del Sole” a range of mini cruises and daily excursions to discover the Tuscan Archipelago departing from Porto Santo Stefano. They are ideal for those who have chosen to spend their holidays on the coasts of the Tuscan Maremma and would like to explore the Argentario silver coast and islands of Giglio and Giannutri in a day trip, take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, discover the territory and its traditions.
Several mini cruises with different themes and destinations as “Giannutri & Villa Romana”, “Giannuitri & Giglio” or the “Giannutri Hidden Treasures” or “Giglio DiVino” offer a day trip between history, traditions, good food and good wine.
All mini cruises leave from Porto Santo Stefano in the morning around 9.30 am and return around 6 pm.
Mini-Cruises from Giglio Island
When you are already on Giglio or plan a day trip taking taking the ferry you can use the local boat services in Giglio Porto to discover the coast of the island: either take a taxi boat to one of nearby beaches and coves or for an organized round trips of the island or tour to the nearby island Giannutri – service offered als by some boat rentals with skipper. Alternatively you can also rent a boat without a skipper for a day (no license is required).
During the summer Maregiglio offers in collaboration with the Tuscan Archipelago National Park once a week during the summer a trip to Giannutri island which includes a guided tour of the Roman Villa: in 2022 from June 23rd to September 8th every Thursday (IT) >>
Access to the Island of Montecristo is strictly regulated and there are only two trips a year from Porto S. Stefano with a stopover in Giglio Porto which are organized by the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. Isola di Montecristo (IT) >>
Mini cruises from Castiglione della Pescaia
From Castiglione della Pescaia (some with a stop in Talamone) the boat leaves around 9 am for a daily mini-cruise to the islands of Giglio and Giannutri. After around 2 hours of navigation in the southern tip of the Tuscan Archipelago, the first stop is at around 10:30 am at Giglio Island, where everybody has 2-3 hours to visit the picturesque port, the medieval village Castello or the nearby beaches for a refreshing dip.
Most cruises offer lunch on board but you can also choose to have lunch at a restaurant in Giglio Porto.
After lunch the cruise leaves to Giannutri Island where a further stop is made. You can either take a swim or – only with guides and permits – walk on one of the trekking paths or visit the the Roman Villa. The boat leaves around 5 pm from Giannutri to return to Castiglione della Pescaia (arriving around 7 pm) after a close navigation of the splendid coasts of the Argentario and the Parco dell’Uccellina. Learn more:
Mini Cruise from Elba Island
Also from Elba you can leave for a day trip to discover Giglio. The cruise takes about two hours departing from Porto Azzurro with the ferry of the Aquavision company. Find out more:
Distances in the Tuscan Archipelago
The distances in the Tuscan Archipelago are not excessive and on days of clear skies it is possible to be able to see almost all the islands on the horizon. The distances from Giglio are:
7.8 m (13.9 km) – Monte Argentario
8.5 m (15.7 km) – Giannutri Island
27.9 m (51.7 km) – Elba Island
23.9 m (44.3 km) – Montecristo Island
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