Corsica yacht charter itinerary: discover hidden nature
Set off on an unforgettable luxury yacht charter experience with a Corsica yacht charter itinerary. A sparkling gem in the Mediterranean, this island is ideally located just a short distance from France’s stunning coastline. Renowned as the ‘Scented Island,’ thanks to the island’s maquis, Corsica is home to 385 miles of pristine coastline and over 200 stunning beaches.
Perfect for discovering on board a crewed yacht charter, Corsica is known for its clear blue seas, exquisite cuisine, picturesque villages, and rich history. Once Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile home, today it offers a unique yachting experience. Corsica mirrors Sardinia’s vibrant marine life, from lush landscapes to white sandy beaches, offering diverse activities like trekking and fishing. Partially untouched, Corsica features fully-equipped natural and artificial harbours, as well as a Regional Nature Park located in the island’s wildest area. Get ready to discover the beauty and charm of its coastal towns Porto Vecchio, Bonifacio, Propriano, Ajaccio, Girolata, Calvi, St Florent, and Bastia, while immersing yourself in the surrounding Lavezzi Islands with Silver Star Yachting’s bespoke Corsica Coast yacht charter itinerary.
Porto Vecchio – Bonifacio
As you cruise towards this majestic and historical town, you’ll be greeted by its stunning cliffs and the charm of its medieval heritage. Moor the first night in the bustling port, with a Citadel that watches over its old town. On the south side of the marina, Quia Comparetti, are several cafes, bars, and restaurants with terraces right by the water, inviting you to sit and enjoy a drink and sample some of the fresh, local seafood as the sun goes down – no Corsica yacht charter itinerary would be complete without indulging in the local delicacies!
Bonifacio – Lavezzi Islands
Head back to your Corsica yacht charter and relax as you cruise to the Lavezzi Islands. A group of small islets, now a designated nature reserve, discover the untouched beauty of the isles from your tender while admiring the coastal rock formations and learning more about the shipwreck of the troopship Sémillante that sank in 1855. Unwind with a drink, and enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by your chef on the deck of your yacht as the stars come out.
Lavezzi – Propriano
A short cruising distance away from the archipelago, on the southwestern coast of the island, lies the charming town of Propriano, where you can spend the afternoon of your crewed yacht charter exploring some of its delectable restaurants, high-end boutiques and world-class marina. Walk along the promenade in Propriano to the heart of its beautiful old town centre and sample some local wines at one of the upper-class bars.
Propriano – Ajaccio
After a hearty lunch onboard your yacht charter, you’ll continue to Ajaccio, the famous birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Situated on a sunny bay surrounded by citrus trees, olive groves and vineyards, Ajaccio is a unique and historic place, making it the perfect place to moor overnight. Head ashore to Place Foch, a quaint square surrounded by palm trees and small restaurants in the city centre. Soak up all the beauty and sophistication of this town and enjoy a blissful Mediterranean sunset before returning on board your crewed yacht charter.
Ajaccio – Girolata
Return to your private yacht charter and anchor in the Gulf of Sagone for a thrilling afternoon of scuba diving adventures, where you can explore submerged planes and impressive underwater walls. Later, cruise towards Girolata, a quaint fishing village along the island’s western coast. Anchor in the small natural harbour for the night and watch the sun go down by the ever-watchful Genoese tower.
Girolata – Calvi
Once back on board your Corsica yacht charter, navigate through Golfe of Girolata, admiring Scandola Nature Reserve, as you head to the mediaeval town of Calvi. Home to a pristine five-mile stretch of white sand beach and an impressive citadel that seems to rise out of the sea. Moor here for the night as you enjoy a banquet prepared by your private chef.
Calvi – St Florent
In the late afternoon, cruise to Saint-Florent (St Florent), a former fishing port known for its lively marina, traditional atmosphere, and historical sights. Moor in the marina and relax at one of the waterfront cafes, watching people and other yachts go by.
St Florent – Bastia
The second most populated city on the island after Ajaccio, bars and restaurants line the sides of its old port. Once in Bastia, you can either end your Corsica yacht charter itinerary or carry on cruising following the itineraries of Amalfi Coast, Capri, Ischia and Ponza.
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