Charter a Yacht in Corsica
Corsica is an ideal island to explore by yacht. Offers dreamy beaches and coves, many shelters where to anchor safely and a rugged and pristine coastline. No description can do justice to one of the fields of the most spectacular cruise of the western Mediterranean and, most important thing the island has not suffered too much tourist development, it is covered by its majority from the Mediterranean, a set of bushes, shrubs and very aromatic trees that spread, especially in the spring characteristic fragrance noticeable even from many miles offshore. It's hard not to be enchanted, it will be for its Genoese origin or for its "Caribbean" beaches surrounded by high mountains, but we can not escape the charm of this island.
Why Charter a Yacht in Corsica
Chartering a yacht in Corsica for a weekly or prolonged period, or even for a daily excursion, is a fabulous way to see the wonderful coasts, visit deserted coves or explore the smaller islands.
Our team perfectly know all the sail and motor yachts available for charter and can help you select your perfect Corsica yacht charter vacation.
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Few and simple steps to let us find you the perfect yacht and the route for your Corsica yacht rental, with all the extras you wish. Select the type of vessel(s) you are thinking about, the period and the area(s) you would like to discover. Or just tell us the type of holiday that will better accommodate you and your guests. We will find you the boat for your holiday in France. Just one minute of your time to receive from our team your tailor made solution. The most desirable yachts in Corsica are only available on Your Boat Holiday.
Corsica Yacht Charter Top Destinations
Corsica’s appeal can be summarised truly by the phrase “Mediterranean Beauty”. A 1,046 km of coastline, mountains summits towering above 2000 m, and more than 200 beaches together make this island a tourism paradise. It is the 4th largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. While lush forests comprise about 20% of the island, mountains comprise about two-thirds of it. Out of total surface area of 8,680 km2, 3500 km2 is protected natural reserve. This island has always fascinated humans throughout history. Greeks knew it as Cyrnos, Corsis, Cirne and Kalliste. The Romans used its vast natural reserves to extract resins, wax, honey, and sheep.
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Yacht Charter Itineraries in Corsica
Once chosen Corsica as the destination of your vacation, deciding where to go is largely a matter of accomplish your preferences. The options are endless and endlessly beautiful. You can choose to combine the North Sardinia with the Bonifacio's area and the South of Corsica, or to embark in Tuscany, reaching Capraia and then Corsica or to dedicate your itinerary just to the amazing coasts of this French Island. Below our selection of suggested routes for your Corsica boat charter.
Weekly Route in Corsica
Day 1st From the north in Cap Corse to Bastia and port of Saint-Florent
Day 2nd Calvi
Day 3rd Girolata
Day 4th Ajaccio
Day 5th Continue down the west coast
Day 6th Bonifacio
Day 7th La Maddalena (Sardinia)
Sardinia and Corsica
Day 1st Portico - Day 2nd Bonifacio (Corsica) - Day 3rd Porto Vecchio (Corsica) - Day 4th Campoloro (Corsica) - Day 5th Macinaggio (Corsica) - Day 6th Saint Florent (Corsica) - Day 7th Calvi (Corsica) - Day 8th Girolata (Corsica) - Day 9th Ajaccio - Day 10th Propriano (Corsica) - Day 11th Santa Teresa di Gallura - Day 12th Maddalena Island - Day 13th Caprera - Day 14th Emerald Coast - Porto Cervo - Day 15th Olbia
Crewed & Bareboat Catamaran in Corsica
Considering Corsica’s stunning rocky setting along the pristine beaches, hiring a catamaran would be profitable, especially when you are in large groups. It is geometrically stabilised and sports exceptional steadiness, owing to its wide beam. Catamarans have less hull volume, due to their effective design. They have lesser hydrodynamic resistance and require less propulsive power. Cruising from one destination to other becomes a luxurious experience with a crew.
There are plenty of hidden coves for you to explore along the Corsican coastline. Delight yourself with Mediterranean flavours, cooked up by an expert chef on board. However, for those who wish to schedule their own itinerary and sail at their self-jurisdiction, we offer our top quality bareboat catamarans. You get to decide where to anchor, which direction to set your sail, and where to eat; the possibilities are endless.
No matter you hire a crewed or a bareboat catamaran, our options of yacht chartering in Corsica are sure to make your holiday on the Med enthralling and unforgettable. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner under a starlit night and wake up to the mystic gleam of the morning sun aboard our vessels. Book before the season begins.
Crewed Motor Yacht in Corsica
Motor yachts are known for their capacity to jet through the water with speed.
When selecting a motor yacht, there are multiple factors you will have to consider. Yacht’s interior design is one such aspect. Whether you want a vessel with an expansive slater room and 2 cabins, or a yacht with as many cabins as possible depends on your preference. Additionally, standing height of headroom is also essential to consider. A standing room height of 1.90 m is must if you have anyone taller than 1.85 m in your group.
With us, you have the option to choose from yachts ranging in size between 30 and 70 feet. Smaller motor yachts enable you to access sheltered and smaller bays, while larger yachts have more amenities on board. We offer different styles of yachts including flybridge, open top, and hard top yachts.
Skippered & Bareboat Sailboat in Corsica
Sailing around Corsica becomes a pleasurable affair during the long summer season. The westerly winds blow strong throughout May to early October. Brisk North West sea breezes are common in Corsica’s west coast which makes anticlockwise tours of the island easier. However, sailing in winter can get uncomfortable due to the strong Mistral winds and significant sea swells. Hence, circumnavigating the Corsican contour by harnessing these winds is the most economical way to cruise around the island. With a sailboat, there’s no limit to the distance you can travel. Cruising in sailboat allows you to enjoy a calm and quiet atmosphere, as there’s no rumbling engine.
Our sailboats range from around 50 feet to 170 ft. No matter what size of group you are travelling with, 5, 8 or 10; you will get yachts to accommodate all. Whether you’re looking for Queen, King, or Double and Single size cabins, we can meet all your requirements of yacht chartering in Corsica.
Northeast of the island of Corsica lies the French commune of Bastia. This small town is unique in location as it’s snuggled between mountain and sea, and is a principal port of the island. Its location is on the Eastern side of Serra di Pignu, a 960 m Mountain that looks like a painted wallpaper against the town's skyline. The city is mostly limited to a coastal band which is only about 1.5 km wide. This city is ideal to start your cruising expedition, as most of it is navigable by pedestrians. Visit Vieux Port to wander aimlessly amidst majestic old buildings. Twin towers of the Cathedral stand tall amongst all the old buildings. Heading southwards of this city, you will find the Genoese citadel, dating back to 15th century. Romieu Public garden inside this citadel offers a spot for relaxation. Additionally, the closeness of all these spots to the Marina makes Bastia an appropriate site to start sailing around Corsica.
Legend has it that Christopher Columbus came from the island of Calvi. 95 km away from Bastia, this town has a rich history composed by Neolithic settlements, Romans and the Geonese. When you arrive at this town’s coastline, you’ll be able to appreciate the crescent contour of Corsica’s bay best by yacht chartering in Corsica.
La Cittadella, a medieval citadel situated in the western tip of the Calvi Bay, is a place where you can marvel at the old constructs. Hike through wilderness trail to reach Revellata lighthouse on a rocky peninsula tip. Southwards from the lighthouse, you will reach Plage de l’Alga, a scenic beach with clear water, fit for swimming and enjoying the sun. The chapel of Notre-Dame de la Serra sitting atop a high hill is a site to enjoy a panoramic view.
The small village of Girolata is a well-suited spot to appreciate nature’s brilliance. Its location on a peninsula overlooking the expansive sea with mountains on the other side makes for a dramatic setting. The region’s famous red rocks and scenic backdrops make it a popular stop when sailing around Corsica. A natural harbour in Girolata attracts small yachts seeking to explore the coast. This village is almost surrounded by the Scandola Nature Reserve from all 3 sides. To admire Girolata’s natural brilliance, take the Sentier du Facteur hiking trail. During summer, this place bustles with tourists who stay absorbed marvelling at the Genovese fort and the scenic backdrop created by towering Eucalyptus trees.
Bonifacio is one of the most perfectly preserved fortified towns, dating back to the medieval ages. Lying in the southern tip of Corsica, this town exudes a Disney-esque vibe. The 187 steps carved into a cliffs face, also known as King of Aragon Staircase, is a popular attraction here. June to September is the most popular season to visit Bonifacio. Be there in July to witness Fest Lumi - a delight of light and illumination. The International Festival of Argentine Tango held around August and September is a gathering spot for enthusiasts and professional dancers.
All of this Mediterranean elegance is best witnessed by yacht chartering in Corsica. So, plan your cruising itinerary today with us!
Ajaccio is the birthplace of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Therefore, when you reach this commune, don’t forget to visit the Emperor’s ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte. It is a museum that displays his family heirlooms. In its East, this town extends to a peninsula where a Genoese tower overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Rocky nature trails lead up to this tower to offer a panoramic view of the surrounding. Plage du Ricanto, also known as Tahiti Beach, lies in the East of the town. Trottel beach and Saint-Francois are cosy places to enjoy the Mediterranean warmth.
Along its immaculate coastline, Corsica contains beaches that are apt for cruising. Calvi beach, Arinella beach, Saleccia & Loto beach, and Roccapina beach make sailing around Corsica a splendid experience. So, plan for a cruising vacation in this place aboard luxurious and technically advanced yachts. When planning a boat charter in France for a multi-day excursion, there are numerous things to take into consideration. We will assist you, providing you all the solutions for your activities on board and on land: family holidays, celebrations, corporate events and more. We customise your Corsica yacht charter, step by step, in order for you to live your best sailing experience ever.