For a fantastic sailing experience combining the best of Italy and France, cast off on a weeklong yacht charter in Corsica and Sardinia and discover the marvels of a part of the Mediterranean many sailors never even get to see.
Here’s what you can expect on an 8-day yacht charter in Corsica and Sardinia:
Day 1 Ajaccio and Cruise to Propriano
Bid farewell to Corsica’s beautiful capital city and set your sights on Propriano, set on the narrowest section of the gorgeous Valinco Gulf. Part sleepy fishing village and part vibrant seaside hub, Propriano is a beach paradise with awesome dining, shopping and historic sightseeing. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a seafood lunch by the bay and, in the late afternoon, retreat back to your luxury yacht for a romantic sunset dinner across the floodlit bay.
Day 2 Bonifaccio
Aboard your yacht charter in Corsica, a morning sail off the western coastline of Corsica is a relaxing affair, and you’ll have plenty of chances to stop for a swim and a bomb dive into the Mediterranean along the way. Once in Bonifaccio – on the southern tip of Corsica – you can anchor up and tender ashore, where a splendid hilltop medieval Old Town Centre awaits. Tonight, you can bar hop along the port, or choose to jump back aboard your luxury yacht charter in Corsica for privacy and comfort, along with spectacular evening coastal views.
Day 3 Iles de Maddalena
Your first stop aboard a sailing charter in Sardinia will be at a cluster of small isles just off the Italian island’s north-eastern coast. Quiet, secluded and utterly gorgeous, the Maddalena Islands are perfect if you wish to enjoy a full day of water sports fun, away from crowds, towns and land! See what fun toys your captain has stored and spend your day snorkelling, swimming, banana boat riding and kayaking in super clear, super inviting waters.
Day 4 Porto Cervo
Italy beckons for your attention, although in Porto Cervo you’ll discover a side of Italy that’s quite distinctive from that of the mainland. Sardinia’s Emerald Coast is breathtaking no matter where you go on your sailing charter in Sardinia, yet Porto Cervo, the most glamorous and famous of all the coastal towns, is really something special. Designer shopping, fine dining and people watching are bona fide hobbies here, in a town that may be all glitzy but still exudes that relaxed Sardinian charm. With plenty to do both on and off your luxury sailing yacht charter in Sardinia, two days in Porto Cervo will seem barely enough.
Day 6 Cala di Volpe
This small town sits along the narrow shores of one of Sardinia’s most inspiring coves, set deep within an indenture of the Costa Smeralda. Lunch at the luxury seaside resort, tee off at the nearby Pevero Gold Club or take the kids to the Aquadream Theme Park. Although, with your luxury yacht and inflatable onboard toys, you could also spend an entire afternoon enjoying the spoils of your home on water.
Day 7 Porto Rotondo
On your sailing yacht charter in Sardinia, sail south today to reach Porto Rotondo, Sardinia’s second-most popular yacht charter stop after Porto Cervo. Being so close to Olbia, Porto Rotondo also attracts plenty of overland visitors, thanks to its sensational beaches, great shopping and ever-splendid views. The framing mountains not only grant stupendous coastal views but also offer a wealth of hiking options, so if you’re feeling energetic why not put on your trainers and take a heart-pumping walk on shore? On your sailing charter in Sardinia, Savor the excellent local cuisine tonight, as you settle in into one of the many elegant seaside restaurants, or choose to spend you last evening aboard your luxury yacht for a stellar dinner under the stars.
Day 8 Olbia
Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your crew on your sailing yacht charter in Sardinia and your home away from home, as you travel to Olbia and fly home.