Blue coast marine park guided tour with fins, mask and snorkel

Registrations are closed
  • Swimming on the surface - Marque Provence
  • Swimming on the surface - Marque Provence
Swimming on the surface - Marque Provence Swimming on the surface - Marque Provence


The Martigues Tourist Office invites you to discover the fauna and flora of the shallow coastal depths in the protected marine area of ​​Carry-le-Rouet (created in December 1982).
Managed by the Marine Park, it is an area of ​​85 ha which borders the coast and which extends offshore to the vicinity of the deep limit of the Posidonia meadows, or approximately half a mile. The rocky bottoms are present along the coast and extend offshore in the form of slabs and blocks emerging from the herbarium, the most important being between 10 and 15 meters deep.

The guided tour is done on the surface by an animator employed by the Park.
Free on reservation compulsory.
- From the age of 8, knowing how to swim.
- Children from 8 to 12 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult in the water.
- Children from 12 to 18 years old must present a compulsory parental authorization if the parent is not present in the water.
- Participants must be equipped with closed shoes (sneakers or aquatic shoes that hold the foot) that can go into the water to avoid injuring their feet. Fins only for experienced swimmers.
- Personal equipment (mask, snorkel, wetsuit) is highly recommended (health protocol).
- The coupon / certificate from the health questionnaire must be brought and signed on the morning of the activity.

Frequently asked questions from the general public:
- Should we bring our mask and snorkel? yes this is preferable, however the Marine Park can lend combinations and very exceptionally a mask and a snorkel (Sanitary protocol).
- Can we bring our fins? yes, if you are used to swimming with it. Closed shoes are recommended by default for people who are not used to fins to limit the impact of trampling on the bottom.
- How is the area of ​​the underwater trail?
             The departure is from the edge with an easy launch (gently sloping platform).
             The area is shallow (maximum 2-3 meters of water).
             The area is most often sheltered from the wind (especially in the case of a mistral) and there is no strong current.
             There is a supervisor for 4 participants so the visit is personalized and secure.
             The guide has a small inflatable raft to lean on if needed.
             The health recommendations of the government and the Diving Federation are respected (Cf. protocol on the PMCB website)
- I am not very sporty and enduring, can I come anyway? yes, this is not a snorkeling hike, you have to be in good physical condition but not necessarily athletic. We stay close to the edge, in the cove of Cap Rousset.
- I am not an expert in snorkeling, can I come anyway? yes, the activity is open to everyone, whatever the level of experience: experienced in swimming with a snorkel mask or also beginners.
- I'm old ... can I come anyway? yes, the activity is open to everyone regardless of age, you just need to be in good physical condition.
- My child is almost 8 years old, his birthday is at the end of the summer, can I come anyway? no, you must be over 8 years old
- Is it possible to park your car easily? between 15/07 and 15/08, extra time must be allowed to find a parking space.
- Is the reception of people with reduced mobility possible? yes, but contact us beforehand in order to adapt the organization.
Practical information
  • Schedule :
    • Departure time : 9h15
    • Duration : 1h
  • Date(s) :
    • The visit takes place 1 July 2021
    • To 26 August 2021
  • By reservation :
    • Yes
  • Supervised visit :
    • Yes
  • Place of departure :
    • in Carry-le-Rouet
  • Prices :
    • Free
  • Important to know :
    • Pets aren't allowed
  • Tour is currently closed :
    • Registrations are closed


Plage du Cap Rousset
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.32820
Longitude : 5.16003