7 wonderful islands – Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo and Gorgona – immersed in the intense blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea, right in front of the Tuscan coast.
The Tuscan Archipelago is an unspoiled paradise with breathtaking islands, unique backdrops and crystal clear waters, a place not to be missed both for sea lovers and for lovers of nature and history.
What is the best way to discover the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago?
Definitely aboard a mini-cruise, which will lead you to the discovery of some of the most beautiful islands of this archipelago: Giglio and Giannutri.
From April to October the shipping company MareGiglio organizes mini cruises with regular departures. The mini cruises will take you to discover the most beautiful secrets of these two magnificent Tuscan islands, and you will have the opportunity to choose between different proposals, suitable for any need! MareGiglio in fact offers various types of cruises, an entire day at sea, a mix of nature and history or an unmissable food and wine experience to discover the typical products of the area.
The organized excursions are daily and include lunch on board – based on fish and prepared by the expert hands of the crew -, guided excursions, stops for swimming in the most beautiful coves of the islands and the Argentario promontory.
Guests also have access to a tourist-environmental guide available for guided excursions upon reservation.
The crew on board will also be available to cheer you up during the trip and during lunch on board!
You can choose between 6 different mini-cruises:
Giglio and Giannutri
On board the Revenge motor ship, a day to discover the islands of Giglio and Giannutri, a timeless classic! Departure from Porto Santo Stefano and after just an hour of navigation you will reach the crystal clear waters of the island of Giglio, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the wonderful Cannelle beach. Visit to the villages of Giglio Castello and Giglio Porto. We then continue towards the island of Giannutri, the ancient Dianium, with the remains of an ancient Roman port, at Cala dello Spalmatoio, a Roman dock, near Cala Maestra, and the imposing imperial villa, the heart of the Archaeological Park of Giannutri. Stop for a swim in the turquoise waters of the island.BOOK
Giannutri, hidden treasures
The splendid island of Giannutri, the southernmost of the Tuscan Archipelago and certainly one of the most particular, for its natural beauty, the clear and crystalline sea, its depths and its history. The excursion will take you to discover the island with a visit organized by an Official Guide of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. This naturalistic excursion will take you through the Mediterranean scrub and the wild and unspoiled nature of the island, until you reach Cala Maestra, one of the most beautiful on the Tuscan island. During the excursion you will have the opportunity to discover the flora and fauna of Giannutri and, with a little luck, to spot the migratory birds that have made this island their route. On the way back you can visit the Roman villa.BOOK
Giannutri and the Roman Villa
An unforgettable mini cruise on the fascinating island of Giannutri – one of the pearls of the Tuscan Archipelago – to discover its ancient history and its unspoiled nature. Once you arrive you will proceed with the guided excursion to the Roman villa “Villa Domizia“, about 50 minutes of visit, after which you can relax and have fun with a long bath in the clear and crystalline waters of the island, a paradise for diving and snorkeling lovers. , with its rich and varied seabed.BOOK
Argentaro Coast to Coast
One of the most beautiful and evocative places in the Tuscan Maremma, the promontory of Monte Argentario. Paradise of uncontaminated nature where the dense Mediterranean scrub mixes with the intense blue of the waters, giving life to breathtaking views. The Argentario beaches are also considered among the most beautiful in Tuscany. The mini cruise departs from Porto Santo Stefano towards the most beautiful coves of the Argentario – some of which can only be reached by sea – Argentarola, Cala Moresca and finally Porto Ercole.BOOK
This mini cruise will lead you to discover the most fascinating and hidden places on this island, from the promontory of La Fontuccia located near the Vaccarecce lighthouse, up to Tenuta de l’Altura, a characteristic area of about 4 hectares planted with vines, overlooking the sea, near Punta del Capel Rosso. You will taste the Ansonaco wine, produced with Ansonica grapes, amber and robust, with a unique flavor. Finally, visit the villages of Giglio Castello and Giglio Porto.BOOK
By boat between the Argentario and the Giglio Island
A mini cruise designed for lovers of the sea and snorkeling! A whole day at sea, between the Argentario coast and the island of Giglio, to discover some of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. The departure is from Porto Santo Stefano. You will discover the beautiful and semi-hidden coves of Monte Argentario (think that some can only be reached by sea, and therefore totally intimate and exclusive!) And the most beautiful beaches on the island of Giglio. The seabed is of particular interest, rich in submerged wrecks, hidden caves and many marine species.BOOK
Discover the island of Giglio with this daily excursion by rubber boat around the island, reaching the most beautiful and exclusive coves and beaches.BOOK
Where to park
Finding parking in Porto Santo Stefano during the summer season can be difficult, so we thought of a personalized parking booking service, choose the date of your mini cruise and book your parking too! The car park is located a few hundred meters from the embarkation point, is guarded and is open every day in the summer months, from 7 in the morning until the last arrival of the ferry.
Add a personalized excursion to your mini cruise and live a unique experience among the islands of the Tuscan archipelago!
Giglio & Giannutri
Excursion to Giglio and Giannutri (not including Roman villa)BOOK CRUISE & EXCURSION
Isola del Giglio
Guided tour of the island of Giglio with the villages of Giglio Castello and Giglio PortoBOOK CRUISE & EXCURSION
Isola di Giannutri
Naturalistic excursion on the island of Giannutri – Roman villa excluded –BOOK CRUISE & EXCURSION