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Heading for the Agriate desert

Boat excursion from Saint Florent


Wave after wave, discover this breathtaking natural reserve unaltered by the hand of mankind.

The Popeye shuttles take you on a trip to reach the most beautiful beaches of the Agriate desert.


An unforgettable boat excursion from Saint-Florent in corsica

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Excursions Agriate

Visit of the Agriate desert.

During the summer, when the weather is nice, the Popeye heads out on a boat trip from Saint Florent to discover the hidden beauty that is the Agriate Desert.

The largest natural site on the Corsican coast, the desert extends over 15000 hectares of land and 35km of sea-sculted coastline. A breathtaking site filled with color nuances exhilarating scents and heavenly beaches, Lotu and Saleccia

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Excursions Cap Corse

Visit the Cap Corse up until Nonza.

On this tour, the Popeye brings you to the heart of a wild paradise, the Cap Corse.

Known as a wild territory of beautiful contrasts where magnificent maritime landscapes and majestic mountainous reliefs intertwine, this boat tour from Saint Florent offers a panorama of the west coast of the peninsula before reaching the medieval village of Nonza.

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Excursions Centuri

Visit the Port of Centuri

Discover a small village with a unique heritage : old colorful stone houses, glinting azure waters and a charming fishing port. A boat trip departing from Saint Florent will allow you to discover traditional flavours thanks to a pleasant aperitif offered on board as well as a stop at Centuri to taste the local specialities in any restaurant of the village. ( Meal not included)


A Boat excursion from Saint Florent

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Heading for Saleccia

Fine sand pearling through your toes, warm and crystal clear water until the horizon, green white and azure tinged landscape… Everything seems so peaceful on the Saleccia beach. The Popeye provides daily access to this natural gem thanks to its’ taxiboats and invites clients to sunbathe on this immaculate sandbank.

Capacity : 3 dinghys 12 seats each.

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Heading for Lotu

A wild, desert beach surrounded by rocks and fragrant Corsican maquis.

The Lotu beach with it’s translucent water hemmed by particles of red coral invites you to a relaxing sweet escape.

A preserved beach accessible near exclusively by shuttle boat thanks to the Popeyes’ daily crossings.

Capacity :

1 ship with 220 seats.

1 ship with 97 seats.

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30 years of history & excursions

A true institution of the Island of Beauty, the Popeye has been sailing on the waves of the Mediterranean sea to the natural wonders of the Agriate desert since 1991.

Its founder, Jean-François Meï a Saint-Florent native, has known the gulf since his most tender youth and likes to share its history during boat trips from Saint Florent.


“I was on board for 18 years, and even though today it is no longer me who takes visitors out to sea, my whole team is as driven as I am by the love for our region”

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Human & ecological values

The territory of the Agriate desert is one of those wild beauties that it is important to preserve.

One of the rare stretches of land still un-altered by human influence.

Classified as a protected area of flora and fauna interest, the coastal conservatory keeps an eye out for the beaches and the Popeye crew likes to protect and pamper them through small daily gestures.

Fervent enthusiasts of ecological and sustainable tourism, these professionals of boat excursions share their knowledge and give out advice to take care of the beaches and leave only the imprints of their footsteps on this sandy sanctuary.

The Agriate Desert


A boat excursion from Saint-Florent through the Agriate desert

The largest natural site protected by the coastal conservatory, the Agriate desert offers 15.000 ha of wild land and over 35km of sea-sculpted coastline. Wilderness, immensity, the Agriate is a landscape of character, a mysterious environment comprised of the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in Corsica. The Agriate desert was a nourishing land for many centuries and was inhabited by breeders and farmers from the Cap Corse and close surrounding regions. It is today home to the famous Lotu & Saleccia beaches. The Popeye allows you to discover this exceptional, colorful site as well as its memorable beaches aboard a boat trip from Saint Florent.

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