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In summer, there is at least one day-trip boat daily from the Elban ports of Portoferraio, Rio Marina, Marina del Campo, and Marciana Marina. Year-round, Toremar, Rio Marina, Banchina dei Voltoni (tel. 0565/962073), operates a ferry on Tuesdays only between Piombino and Pianosa, stopping at Rio Marina, Elba, along the way. The trip from Rio Marina to Pianosa takes about 2 hr. each way and costs 11€. Private full-day boat excursions to Pianosa (from 40€), bundled with walking, mountain bike, snorkeling tours, and so on of the island are also offered by several Elban operators. Try Il Viottolo, Via Fucini 279, Marina di Campo (tel. 0565/978005; www.ilviottolo.com), or Emozioni Mediterranee (tel. 328/6781755 or 0565/978004; www.emozionimediterranee.it).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.