Corsica Yacht Charters
Conveniently located centrally in the Western Mediterranean lies the wild and untamed Island of Corsica. And what better way to discover an Island than on the water, on a Corsica yacht charter? With rugged parts barely touched by man, Corsica is a beautiful and rustic destination for your yacht charter vacation and is now a popular destination for larger private luxury yachts. Corsica is a part of France that is geographically different with interesting coastlines, steep, rugged mountains and deep river gorges. The beautiful Mediterranean Island of Corsica is located west of Italy, southeast of the French Riviera mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. As you can visit Corsica on an yacht from either France or from Italy it makes a great stopover on a extended itinerary.
The established yacht charter hotspots in Corsica include romantic ports like Bonafacio and Calvi, beautiful white beaches such as Palombaggia, wonderful bays like the Gulf of Valinco and natural reserves like the Lavezzi Islands. In addition there are many variable places to see and explore as a yacht cruises around the Island - see futher details below.
"We had a Corsican wine that had great authority and a low price. It was a very Corsican wine and you could dilute it by half with water and still receive its message. A Moveable Feast" Author: Ernest Hemingway
There are beautiful anchorages, set within a stunning backdrop of grey and rocky coastlines, spoiled with shoots of green. Corsica boasts ports and facilities of international standards. The sun shines for an average of 300 days per year, concentrated from April to September, making the Mediterranean summer, the perfect time for a yacht charter in Corsica.
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Travelling by superyacht is the best way to uncover Corsica at its finest; an island riddled with caves and coves accessible only by sea, providing high quality beaches away from the summer crowds. Lighthouses are dotted along the coastline and add to the region's charm from near or far.
Only 12 km from Sardinia, Corsica is an island of striking natural beauty where towns are built on the very edge of gnarled cliffs covered in greenery. Photographers and artists alike will be enthralled by the vibrant colours of the natural landscape, among which there are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and vineyards along the trails to lonely lighthouses and chapels.
The weathered coastline is breath-taking up close, and a sailing yacht or motor yacht is the perfect way to approach up close to the towering cliffs, stacks and arches for a view few other holidaymakers can ever hope to experience.
As a popular holiday destination with the rich and famous, Corsica is up-to-date with the latest trends and big name brands can be found in the shopping districts. Spa massage services are plentiful if you do not have a masseuse on board, and the art galleries and museums are top-class.
The treks up into the mountains show the other side of Corsica, and vineyards take advantage of the volcanic slopes. Hikers that make the effort are treated to waterfall-fed gorges at the Gorges of the Solenzara River, and still lakes encompassed by pine trees along the Restonica Trail.
The Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata and Scandola Reserve are all part of a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site and photographers and painters could spend a good few hours at the vantage points capturing the colours of sunset or the beautiful sapphire water during the afternoon.
In town you will never want for anything: Luxury shopping is easy to find along the boulevards and your group will have a vast choice of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
As a destination only 12 km from Sardinia, you can fall asleep in your luxury cabin at one location and wake up in the morning to entirely new scenery with new landmarks to explore.
Bonifacio sits like a masterpiece in the extreme south of Corsica and is a unique place of interest. No one can resist the fascination of this old town which is dazzlingly sits perched atop a cliff, nor the appeal of its old alleys which climb up toward the sky. Bonifaccio is a town of immense charm and a wonderful place to explore.The port at Bonifacio has an imposing landscape and is an ideal port of call for those charter yachts looking for a picturesque setting. Bonifacio is also the ideal location to explore the Bonifacio channel and Lavezzi Islands, which are now classified as a natural reserve. They form some stunning rocks, reefs and beaches, perfect for a day of swimming, snorkeling and leisurely picnicking.
On the southern tip of Corsica, the superb harbor at Porto-Vecchio gives access to the hundreds of luxury yachts and superyachts that choose to visit Corsica each summer. Enjoy the day taking in the fabulous scenery or visiting one of the area's many stunning beaches. From Porto-Vecchio, discover the beautiful white beach of Palombaggia, shaded by a parasol of pine trees where water takes on deep shades of blues and greens.
Set on a hillock overlooking a beautiful deep blue bay, Porto Vecchio, is said to be one of the most distinguished harbours in Europe.
The Gulf of Valinco is a beautiful bay on the west coast, scattered with charming towns such as Capicci
olo, which is set on a golden beach. Propriano is the main town in the region and is a fantastic place to visit with its lively port and various good restaurants coupled with its spectacular backdrop.
Ajaccio is nestled in one of the most beautiful gulfs in the Mediterranean and under the eye of the Iles Sanguinaires, the elegant Ajaccio sits with a nonchalance of charm.
With its coastline bordered by red granite cliffs that plunge into a sea of intense blue, the Gulf of Porto is well deserving of its classification by UNESCO as a “world heritage site”. It is a wonderful display of nature at its finest. Visit the Gulf of Porto for water sports action or take a trip into the charming old village of Porto itself.
Calvi has been called the Corsican port most like the French Riviera. The centre is sunny, with palm trees and quaint shops. On the south side is a long crescent of sandy beach which offers water sports, swimming, and beautiful views back toward the town and Citadel.
Like most of the Mediterranean, the Corsican yacht chartering season generally runs from April to the end of October. You can begin your luxury charter vacation from either France or Italy, or Corsica. While on your Corsican yacht charter, you could either circumnavigate the whole islands over the week or instead to visit the neighbouring Italian islands of Sardinia located directly South of Corsica.
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Yachting Destinations In and Around Corsica
In close proximity to Corsica are a number of exciting sailing destination.
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