Hiking between land and sea - Sainte Marguerite Island

Mandelieu-la-Napoule

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Snorkeling
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Put on flippers and flip flops to walk the trails of the bird sanctuary and the seabed of Ile Sainte Marguerite


We will walk along the ornithological reserve Batéguier where we will observe the bird species. Then with fins, mask and snorkel we will discover the marine environment.

Description

On your arrival, we will equip you with all the webbed hiking equipment and then we will leave by boat for Ile Sainte Marguerite.


First, we will walk along the bird sanctuary Batéguier where we will observe the different species of birds that nest there. In the pond of Batéguier, sea water mixes with the fresh water of an artesian well and shelters a ornithological reserve rich in water birds.


Then, we will go in the water with fins, mask and snorkel to the discovery of the marine environment and its wonders. On shallow bottoms you can discover our fauna and our Mediterranean flora surface. Posidonia forms underwater meadows. This herbarium produces oxygen and is the best refuge for aquatic fauna and flora.


We will return to the boat that will take us back to Port la Rague


The total duration of the activity is 3h00

Points forts

  • Discovery of the idyllic setting of the island Sainte Marguerite between the creeks and the forest of pines and eucalyptus
  • Introduction to marine biology on shallow bottoms rich in flora and Mediterranean fauna
  • Observation and discovery of water birds in the ornithological reserve pond Batéguier and its ecosystem

Important information

Parental authorization is essential for all children under 18

From 6 years old

Able to swim

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Duration

1 jour

Nombre de participants

  • Minimum group for the activity: 4 people (maximum 10)

À prendre avec soi

Flip flops, sunscreen and cap are highly recommended

Prices

Included

Water

Webbed hiking equipment

Boat trip to Sainte Marguerite Island

Location

Where the activity is taking place

  • Port de la Rague
  • Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Public transport

Bus: Stop "Balcons d'Azur" or "Port de la Rague" then 5 min walk
Train: Mandelieu la Napoule or Théoule sur Mer

Additional location information

Highway A8: Exit 40 - Toward Théoule sur Mer - at the exit of Mandelieu, take the on-ramp right toward Port de la Rague.