Corsica Yacht Charter: Corsica is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, south-east of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. Mountains make up two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain. Although the island is closer to Italy than to the French mainland, politically Corsica is part of Metropolitan France.
Capital City : Ajaccio
Area : 8,680 km2
Population : 322,000
Corsica “Must Do”
The southernmost beaches of Tamariccio are the most beautiful, along with Rondinara and Palombaggia, near Porto-Vecchio. Porto-Vecchio is surrounded by some of the island’s best and busiest beaches and attracts a glitzy crowd. Bronze Age ruins are found among the rocky hillsides around Porto-Vecchio. Ajaccio is a small yet vibrant city and it is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Corsica Tourist Information
Non EU members apply for a Schengen Visa from your nearest French Embassy or Consulate.
See : http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr
Corsica Health and Safety Advice
Bastia – Poretta Airport (BIA)
Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA)
Calvi – Sainte-Catherine Airport (CLY)
Figari Sud-Corse Airport (FSC) (next to Porto-Vecchio)
Sample Corsica / Sardinia Yacht Charter
Sardinia, Bonafacio & Maddalena Islands
Day 1: Join your charter yacht at Porto Rotondo and cruise to Cala di Volpe, a well protected, deep shallow bay, that’s surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches.
Day 2: Enjoy an early morning swim before breakfast and then take a short cruise down to Olbia. View the city’s major cathedral in the old town, the Byzantine Castello di Sa Paulazza and the recent archaeological discovery of 24 shipwrecks – 2 of them from the age of Nero and 16 from the fifth century A.D. Overnight.
Day 3: A short cruise up the rugged eastern shore of the Costa Smeralda, takes you to Porto Cervo where the Aga Khan built a resort that takes full advantage of the rocky cliffs, protected beaches and stunning blue sea. Since then, the region has become one of the world’s most exclusive retreats. Shop at trendy boutiques and visit the Stella Maris Church, which boasts the ‘Sad Madonna’ by El Greco. Overnight.
Day 4: A relaxed start to the day will have you in the Maddalena Island area, located inside the Straits of Bonifacio along the northeastern coast of Sardinia. After lunch head over to Budelli, one of Italy’s most enchanting beaches that’s famous for its coral shattered pink sand. Overnight.
Day 5: Sail to Santa Maria for lunch and a swim. Ancient olive trees color the piazza while hill slopes, rising from the sea, greet the Spanish Tower that guards the bay. Head over to Bonifacio, the oldest town on Corsica. Entering Bonifacio’s almost land-locked harbor is one of the most dramatic moments in sailing, as it opens magically before you revealing a totally protected harbor Enjoy dinner in one of the excellent seafood restaurants ashore. Overnight.
Day 6: After breakfast take a short cruise over to Lavezzi for lunch and a swim. After touring the beautiful cove, head for Santa Tereza di Gallura. Wander amongst the huge sandstone “animals,” natural formations that closely resemble elephants, rhinos, hippos and water buffalo. Take a walk on one of the many white sandy beaches. Overnight.
Day 7: An early cruise takes you to Cala Yacca for lunch and a swim. Continue on through the Fornelli Passage and arrive in the afternoon at the flourishing fishing port of Alghero. This Spanish flavored town has narrow cobbled streets lined with flamboyant churches and wrought-iron balconies, boutiques and cafes, and workshops of craftsmen working the famed coral of Alghero. Around the town the coast offers many secluded bays and small inlets bordered by pine forests and high, jagged cliffs. Overnight.
Disembark in Alghero, ending your luxury, crewed Corsica/Sardinia yacht charter.