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27 Aug 2018
“Nice ride to the islands.”
31 Jul 2018
“Ferry across the Marseille ”
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Vieux Port, Marseille, France
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We went on a very windy cold day. The ride was very rough. On another day it would have been a lot better. The secluded beach was nice.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Vredmon
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Not quite ‘Ferry Across The Mersey’ but just as pleasant. The views are probably more spectacular, as the ferry inches its way along the corridor moving from one side of the harbour to the other. For a mere 50c, it definitely is the best value...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kevinjmansell
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The ferry was running when we were there in June 2018 and was quite an enjoyable experience. Took only 5 minutes to cross the port, saved us time and energy. The sign claims they run every 10 minutes (pictured below with more information). Costs 50...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Ferry Boat Marseille I see various opinions on this VERY nice harbour crossing. "Le ferry boat" has been around Marseille for a long-ish time. We have seen reports of "irregular, "wasn't there" and worse. When we were in Marseille in October 2017, there was a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank HenknAnnie
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We used this ferry a few times during our month in Marseille. Great to have, especially when it's cold and rainy. There doesn't seem to be a strict schedule, except for 'every ten minutes' so can be unpredictable and frustrating. The price at 50 cents,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank busyeater
Reviewed October 24, 2017

There was only 1 ferry boat and I think it ran every 20 mins although the journey itself was only 5 mins. So if you just missed a ferry there was quite a wait for the next as we found out. I almost could of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Susan G
Reviewed December 23, 2015

crossing the vieux port is quick cheap and easy, just 5 minutes and you already there and you went on a boat, super quick trip and fun for the kids

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank MademoiselleSEL
Reviewed August 11, 2015

event the concierge at the intercontinental hotel is helpless. It seems that Marseille paid a lot of money, but the service does indeed simply not work. we stayed one week and NEVER saw one single ferry go back and forth a joke - don't expect...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Geneva2009
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Is this ferry boat still running? We visited the Vieux Port every day but never saw it. It would have been useful on very hot days.

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank LouLou_and_Scottie
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Do yourself a favour and take the boat trip out to the nearby Isles. Visit the Chateau des Ifs and continue on for a swim in a lagoon at Ile du Frioul. Good for an afternoon get-away and some relaxation away from the crowds. Don't...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Response from SABAH S | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a little ferry crossing the port from the town hall,( la mairie,) and the opposite part near the theatre and restaurants, for a small fee, 1 euros enjoy