Experiencing a Mediterranean climate, this island of beauty is blessed with warm summers and mild winter months. June, July and August are the best months of the year for a yacht charter in Corsica as they are the months that the sailing conditions are the most ideal. Although hot, the marine winds provide a cooling breeze. If you would prefer to separate yourself from crowds, plan your journey for early spring or late fall. Along the coastline, many ports are at your disposal year-round for anchorage, fueling, and any assistance you may need (Port of Ajaccio, Port of Porto Vecchio, Bonifacio…).
Although part of France, the island of beauty has its own unique culture. The islands inimitable identity is an accumulation of its rich history and traditions that date back centuries. You will find that the lifestyle here is much more easygoing. It is an island of course! So, residents are in no hurry and truly embrace the naked beauty of the landscapes that surround them. Songs and stories are among the basis of how the culture is expressed. Today, there remains a strong Christian community on the island so many festivals and events are based on religious holidays. The island has its own native dialectal even though the official language is French. Get on a yacht charter in Corsica and experience this amazing culture first hand!
• Ajaccio – Navigate to the birthplace of Napoleon and enter the main port of the south! Ajaccio is the largest town of the island, as well as the capital. Here you can visit the home where Napoleon was born at Maison Bonaparte, visit the cathedral, or stroll one of the many immaculate beaches in the area. If navigating the island of beauty in August, make sure to stop here on August 15th. Each year the town celebrates the birth of its most famous resident with a parade and fireworks display.
• Bastia — Want to explore the northern part of the island? Moore your yacht charter to this bustling commercial port. Explore the lively St. Nicolas square and choose from the variety of bars and restaurants that surround it. Enjoy a scrumptious Mediterranean meal at La Table du Marche just by the fountain!
• Bonifacio — You can’t visit Corsica without making a stop at the breath-taking town of Bonifacio located at the southernmost part of the island. Home to a lively harbor, this town which is the oldest on the island, displays an impressive scenery as it is perched on cliff tops. Bonifacio is only 12km from Sardinia, so it is easy to spot the heavy Italian influence within the community.
When entering the Gulf of Ajaccio, you will be stunned by the beauty of the Sanguinaires also known as The Bloody Islands. While cruising to the south, don’t miss the charming marina of Propriano, located in a sheltered spot on The Gulf of Valinco. It is always protected from strong winds and is a perfect stop between Ajaccio and the Strait of Bonifacio. The Natural reserve of the Strait of Bonifacio extends over 80 000 hectares and is situated at the southern tip of the island. It is considered as one of the most beautiful sites to see and offers many anchorages. Make a detour on your yacht charter via the Lavezzi islands, less than 10 nautical miles away from Bonifacio, and let yourself be tempted by the many idyllic moorings bordering this nature reserve. Once you are back along the Corsican coastline after this charming stopover, continue sailing towards Porto Vecchio via the cove of Palombaggia, which boasts one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.
The Gulf of Porto Vecchio is a protected area of a few hundred kilometers. The harbor of Porto Vecchio is ideal to take shelter in case of strong wind.
There are four airports and numerous ports scattered across this island. With so many options it is easy to get to a yacht charter in Corsica!
Bastia Poretta Airport (BIA) – Located 17 kilometers from the center of Bastia, this airport offers an array of direct flights from European cities and accommodates low-cost airlines!
Calvi Sainte Catherine Airport (CLY) – 6 kilometers away from the center of Calvi.
Ajaccio Napoléon Bonaparte Airport (AJA) – One of the busier airports on the island, if you arrive here you are only 5 kilometers from the city center of Ajaccio.
Figari Airport (FSC) – only 6 kilometers from central Figari or 20 minutes’ drive from Bonifacio
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