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Corsica south sailing holidays

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Cruising area
Corsica (Ajaccio - Bonifacio) (map)
Price:
from € 147 ($170) per day
Duration
7 days
Guests
up to 10 persons
Crew:
3 persons
Accommodation
private cabin
Meals
full board
Emphasis
Sightseeing
Crewed yacht by the cabin charter Corsica South

Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located west of Italy, to the east of France and the north of the island of Sardinia. Geographically, the island belongs to Italy, but politically is one of the 26 regions of France, separated from the mainland by the Ligurian Sea. Language, architecture and cuisine of the island has long been influenced by neighboring Italy, Corsica so often called "the French a part of Italy."

Corsica has mild climate, turquoise sea, a rare beauty of the underwater world, rich vegetation and beautiful beaches. Your sailing trip will start from Ajaccio (Ajaccio) - a city founded genuezstsami, the city, the birthplace of Napoleon. There is a museum Fesch, ranks second in France after the Louvre in the number of Italian paintings collected.

During your sailing vacation in South Corsica you will visit a lot of nice cities and historical places that will amaze you with their beauty and monumentality. In the evening after mooring in some nice marina you will be able to visit local bars, restaurants and street cafes.

While on moorings you will be able to use different equipment for water activities provided on board of the catamaran: snorkeling equipment, sea kayak, fishing gear. While during the passages crew wil serve you some snaks and beverages including soft drinks and wines.

Corsica South - day1 - Ajaccio
Day 1
Ajaccio
Boarding will be in Ajaccio late afternoon. Departure at 06.00 pm en route to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay. Dinner in the evening and night on board.
Corsica South - day2 - Valinco
Day 2
Valinco
In the morning we will head to the gulf of Valinco, beauty of which has been sung in many Corsican folk songs. Mooring in Porto Pollo, lunch, sailing around the reef Tarave: relaxation, swimming, kayaking. After lunch, catamaran will sail to the bay of Campo Moro. This small town originated from a small fishing village of a few granite houses. In our days it still retains its genuine identity and charm. On the beach you will find restaurants, bars and shops. Do not miss Bastion, Genoese watchtower with its pristine architecture, located on the headland of Campo Moro. Mooring for the night.
Corsica South - day3 - Bonifacio
Day 3
Bonifacio
Sailing to Cape Sentosa and its magnificent wild moorings, lunch in Arana cove: relaxation, swimming, snorkeling. At lunchtime we will head to Bonifacio. The entire shore of Acula is indented with tiny fjords. In the afternoon our catamaran will arrive in treasured city of South Corsica - Bonifacio. At the entrance to the port of Bonifacio - above the harbor stands a huge rock with the fortified city on top. Locals love to say that Ulysses’ black vessel once found shelter here during his Odyssey. Mooring for the night.
Corsica South - day4 - Lavezzi islands
Day 4
Lavezzi islands
After breakfast we will sail to Lavezzi islands. Unusual pile of rocks that gives an impression that you are back in the Stone Age. These cliffs are home to rare species of gulls nested on the stones, and below, clear turquoise waters inhabited by countless fish. In piles of immense boulders small "rooms" are shaped with walls polished by erosion. Lunch in these breathtaking surroundings, then swim and snorkel. Moored on the island of Piana. The water in this reserve is so clear that you can see it's white sandy bottom at a depth of 3-4 meters.
Corsica South - day5 - Anse de Rocapina
Day 5
Anse de Rocapina
After breakfast, free time to relax and snorkel in a natural pool. After lunch we will leave for Rocapina and it’s small cove, above which rises the so-called "lion". Mooring for the night.
Corsica South - day6 - Propriano
Day 6
Propriano
Recreation and swimming after breakfast. After lunch, we will sail to Propriano. The catamaran will sail along the coastline of Gulf of Valencia before arriving at the port of Propriano. It is a typical Corsican harbor with numerous buildings, lively bars and restaurants. This small town is very charming and not too crowded even in high season. Time to explore the village and shopping. Mooring for the night in Propriano.
Corsica South - day7 - Ajaccio
Day 7
Ajaccio
In the morning heading to Ajaccio. While sailing you will discover the beauty of Isolella tower. Mooring for lunch opposite the exquisite beach, free time for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. Departure to Ajaccio. Arrival in Ajaccio in the afternoon. You will appreciate the unique spirit of this place, may dive into history or simply enjoy its lively promenade. Mooring for the night in Ajaccio.
Corsica South - day8 - Ajaccio
Day 8
Ajaccio
Disembarkation at 08 am.

Citadels and fortresses

Genoese domination can be clearly identified by a variety of fortifications on the island. Majestic citadel of Bastia, Calvi and Bonifacio are now surrounded with leisurely cafes, antique shops and artistic workshops, but from the sea they still strike our imagination with their harsh rock power. Remarkable specimens of past era are the Nonza torew on the Cape Corsica and tower of Capitello in the Gulf of Ajaccio. Bastion Court – is the most rare example of the past, built by medieval squires of Corsica.

Sightseeing

Filitosa area – is a huge park of prehistoric settlement discovered in 1975. Here you can find spherical stone cave houses - dolmens, fortifications, and lump-statues of ancient warriors - mengers and Park of "dinosaurs" (bulk of blackened boulders that look like fossil giants when viewed from different angles). Park is on the list of UNESCO world inheritance and dates back to around 6000 BC. e. (Entrance is only 6 Euros).

Hiking

Corsica – is a great place for mountain hiking. Mountain chain consists of twenty peaks over 2 thousand meters above sea level. Monte Cynthia (2710 m) is one of the most picturesque mountains wiht many trails good for hiking and horseback riding. Local equestrian centers offer both hourly walks and routes for the whole day. You may also chose to partake in other outdoors activities: swimming, kayaking around the Cape of Corsica, fishing, scuba diving, trekking around the island (by foot or horse) and canoeing on the mountain rivers.

Diving

Corsica has a number of diving sites. On the eastern coast near the village of Campoloro you can find sank Alicone ship (object length - 54 meters, depth - 35 meters) released in 1915. In the area of Ajaccio near Cape Castagna you can find a 60-meter vessel La Meuliere build in 1918, laying only 11 meters below the surface, in the Gulf of Mortoli a twin-engine aircraft Vickers Viking can be found. Many sites in the vicinity of Bonifacio near lle Cavallo islands, offer diving and places for underwater filming. Here you can find large groupers, schools of barracuda and red corals. A 30 meters visibility gives true sense of flying.
Yacht Model Lagoon 620 Crewed (DREAM CORSICA III)
Length overall: 18.9
Beam:
Draft: 4
Passenges (max):
Berths: 12
Cabins: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Engine:
Additional information
Your stateroom charter in Corsica will be on a luxury sailing catamaran 82 Premier. Build in 2009 this spacious yacht can accommodate up to 20 guests providing them 10 comfortable air-conditioned double cabins equipped with separate bathrooms. Despite it’s impressive size (79 feet long / 24 m) this luxury yacht can reach all small hidden coves and lagoons unavailable for other tourists.
Price includes
● Accommodation in air conditioned standard double cabin with private bathroom (A/C in service from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm) ● Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) ● Drinks at meals (table wine and water), local aperitifs (punch, rum, fruit juice) ● Service of the crew : 2 persons (captain, steward/cook) ● 2 sets of linen,towels and beach towels per person/week ● Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water) ● Insurance for the yacht and the passengers ● Water sports on board : snorkeling equipment, sea kayak

Price does not include
● Airfares ● Transfers ● Extra beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks that are not included in the full board. ● Cash box (mandatory): 150 Euros per person per cruise payable in cash on spot upon arrival

Our base is located in Ajaccio, south west coast of the Corsica, only few miles away from the Ajaccio airport (AJA), formerly known as Campo dell’Oro. Taxi trip will take not more than 10 minutes from the airport.

Flight & transfer

Ajaccio is the biggest and closest to the base airport, though you may also book your flight to any of the following 3 airports located slightly further: Bastia, Figari, Calvi. Number of direct flights can be found from France, Belgium, Germany or the UK, mostly from April to Octobe. Most of the flights are operated by: Air France, Air Corsica, Rinair, Easyjet. However, ferry from the french or italian coast can be a good alternative as well.

Ferry from Genua and Marseilles

You may choose Corsica Ferries or SNCM from Italy (Genua, Livorno, Savona) or from France (Marseilles, Livorno, Savona). Ferry trip to Corsica takes from 4 to 8 hours, depending where you start. Average price is around 35 Euro.

Hotels

If you arrive to Corsica several days prior to the first date of your sailing vacation, or decide to stay for a few days after, you may find number of hotels in the old town of Rhodes. Please check all the availabilities on: Expedia.com or Hotels.com

General information

All visitors must have a valid passport or an IC for European citizens and onward ticket.

  • EU Citizens: For the citizens of the EU, no passports are required. An ID is enough. There are no currency limit, customs formalities and vaccines required.
  • Non EU Citizens: For the citizens from counties other than the EU, a valid passport is required and for the visitors of some other countries, a visa is obligatory. There are currency limits and customs formalities. For more information, contact your embassy.
  • Local currency - Euro.
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