Yacht Charter Corsica
With its striking volcanic terrain, unbelievable wildlife and enduring connection to Napoleon Bonaparte, there’s no other sailing vacation destination in the Mediterranean quite like the French island of Corsica.What’s on this page
Corsica sailing charter
Corsica is known as the ‘scented island’ because of the fragrant maquis flowers that grow in abundance. With over 300 miles of spectacular jagged coastline and a gentle Mediterranean climate, a Corsica yacht charter is the best way to enjoy this unique island’s sunny summer days, evergreen forests and wide variety of protected bird species.
While sailing Corsica, be sure to visit Napoleon’s birthplace, now the Maison Bonaparte Museum. Or explore the wonders of the Scandola Nature Reserve, a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site where endangered species thrive.
Red coral is recovering from overexploitation and growing in Corsica’s protected, shallow waters. You can also see whale and dolphin sanctuaries, or hike in the mountains as part of your Corsica yacht charter.
Begin your charter from our bases in Propriano or the Corsican capital of Ajaccio. Both marinas give you the chance to explore the region’s 200 or so sand and pebble beaches, as well as tour the impressive rocky coastlines with mountainous backdrops.
You don’t need a sailing license for your Corsica yacht charter, but good sailing experience is recommended. Alternatively, you can hire a skipper.
Available charter types
Things to do in Corsica
Stargaze in the peaceful anchorage off Anse de Cacalu
Settle into the relaxing rhythm of your Corsica yacht charter with a walk on shore followed by a peaceful night stargazing.
Explore the strange rock formations of Anse de Roccapina
Locals love this well-protected anchorage for its white sand beach and the famous peaks known as the “Lion de Roccapina”.
Visit the medieval city of Bonifacio
Explore the southern tip of the island with its citadel that overlooks the Lavezzi islands and its UNESCO-listed cliffs. Or sail the Strait of Bonifacio, located at the intersection between Sardinia and Corsica. Its protected environment means this is one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean, so make sure you visit while you’re sailing Corsica.
Surround yourself with unique natural beauty
Anchor in tiny Cala di Conca, where you’ll be able to relax on a remote, uninhabited island with a soft, white sand beach.
See red with the Calanques de Piana
Corsica has a dramatic rocky coastline that shimmers pink to red, depending on the sunlight. These dramatic rock formations show off the best of the island and many of the shapes have earned nicknames over time.
Relax in Calvi on the northwest coast
The alleged birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus offers city walls for strolling and a citadel with an amazing view. It also has a jazz festival in the summer if you want to soak up the local culture.
Head to the Agriate Desert
If white sand beaches are your ideal vacation choice, do not miss Saleccia, part of the Agriate Desert. With waters like those of the Caribbean, it’s one of our favorite things to do in Corsica.
Sail the Lavezzi Archipelago
Discover Cavello, Lavezzu and the islets of Piana, Ratina, plus many more, in this group of eight islands that form part of a protected reserve.
When is the best time to go to Corsica?
The best time to visit Corsica is in the summer, when you can make the most of the warm, dry Mediterranean climate. You can sail from May to September, although the summer months are the most popular.
The temperature in Corsica in summer averages 82ºF and the sea temperatures are around 75ºF in summer.
What are the sailing conditions in Corsica?
The sailing conditions for Corsica yacht charters vary depending on where you are sailing. On Corsica’s west coast, the prevailing wind is mainly a westerly sea breeze blowing force 3 to 6. This is deflected SW along the north coast and NW along the south coast.
In the Straits of Bonifacio, westerlies are channeled in and can be stronger than winds outside.
Sailing Corsica with Dream Yacht Charter
Yacht charter Corsica
Sail Corsica and get closer to nature with our bareboat yacht charters and fleet of catamarans and monohulls.
Corsica skippered charters
You can enjoy sailing Corsica even if you don’t know how to sail. Just hire a skipper to sail you and your guests.
Corsica by the cabin charters
Leave the planning, sailing and cooking to us with a cabin charter. Reserve your own private cabin and bathroom while we show you the best of Corsica.
Corsica crewed charters
Personalize your Corsica sailing vacation by hiring your own private luxury yacht. Let our captain and chef look after you and your guests while you choose the itinerary and menu for an ultimate all-inclusive experience.
Corsica sailing itinerary
Take a look at our Corsica sailing vacation suggestions
Sagone or Cargèse
Golfe de Porto / Girolata
Golfe de La Revellata – Girolata
Capo Rosso – Cala Di Palù – Sagone or Cargèse
Bay of Sagone
Useful information for yacht charters in Corsica
How do I get to Corsica from the US?
Fly to Corsica via European destinations, such as France, from New York with Air France. Corsica’s Ajaccio Napoléon Bonaparte Airport (AJA) is only seven miles and a 30-minute transfer from our base.
Where is Corsica located?
Corsica is located in the Mediterranean off the south east coast of mainland France, just north of the Italian island of Sardinia.
What language is spoken in Corsica?
The language spoken in Corsica is French. Many Corsicans also speak Corsican, which is similar to Italian.
What is the currency for Corsica?
The currency in Corsica is the Euro.
What are the customs restrictions for Corsica?
As long as you stay in the EU during your Corsica sailing charter, you do not need customs clearance.
What documents do I need for saling Corsica?
A valid passport is the only travel document American, UK and Canadian citizens, and members of EU countries, need to sail in Corsica.
How do I get around Corsica?
You can get to our base in Corsica by taking the number 8 bus. The public transport system is good, or hiring a taxi in Corsica is another easy way to get around.
What is the Wi-Fi like in Corsica?
The Wi-Fi in Corsica is good and most cities and towns in Corsica have Wi-Fi hotspots at bars, restaurants and hotels.
What regulations are there in Corsica?
There are many restrictions covering nature reserves, such as no fishing or diving. They can be found on their official websites.
Where can I find weather forecasts in Corsica?
You can find Corsica-specific weather forecasts from Windy.com
What provisioning is there in Corsica?
There are plenty of choices for provisioning your Corsica yacht charter. Please refer to the base guide.
What baggage can I take on my yacht charter in Corsica?
Large suitcases take up too much room on board, so use soft roll bags.
What is the electrical current in Corsica?
The electrical current in Corsica is 220V.
What is the dialing code for Corsica?
The dialing code for Corsica is +33.
Corsica, Ajaccio, Port Tino Rossi
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What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.
Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:
- More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
- 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
- 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
- Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee
How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?
Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.
What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?
The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.
Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?
Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.
Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?
Minimum Age: 16 years old
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