Corsica Yacht Charter Guide

Superb sailing conditions, deep azure blue waters and white sandy half-moon bays all feature on a Corsican yacht charter. The unspoiled, rugged mountain scenery and deep shadowy river gorges make a magnificent backdrop to the beautiful anchorages you’ll find along your way. Inland there are friendly people and a fascinating countryside to discover. The white cliffs of Corsica change to the red rock of Sardinia to the south. Combine both islands on a charter - two countries, two cultures and some great new places to discover.

About Yacht Charters in Corsica

Chartering from Ajaccio, birthpace of Napolean Bonaparte, and  you are within reach of a spectacular coastline, framed by rugged mountains interspersed by lonely river valleys, with a succession of beautiful beaches, ancient villages and lively harbours along the way.  On a two-week yacht charter you can circumnavigate the whole island of Corsica, with time to visit the Italian islands of Sardinia and Elba. A one-week charter provides time to sail either south or northwards to explore the west coast region, retruning in your tracks.

The Corsican people are as proud of their fine cuisine as they are of their history, and embrace the present with equal gusto. You will be enchanted by authentic local restaurants, the food and wine in themselves giving a good  enough reason for visiting tthis unique island that is French, but quite distinct from France.  

There is an excellent supply of boats available at bases on both ends of the Island. Talk to us about your itinerary, your timeframe and visit objectives, and we will advise on the best base to use and the boat that's ideal  for your needs. 

Capital City of Corsica: Bastia

Time Zone: CET - Central European Time = GMT (UTC) + 1 hour

Currency: EURO. Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard are accepted

Airport: It is approximately 20 minutes' drive from Campo dell’Oro airport to Ajaccio by taxi. The distance is about 6 km and the cost about 20€ for a 4-person taxi

Winds: From June to September, the prevailing wind is the Mistral, whcih blows from the west/northwest. The Sirocco (southeast) blows in the winter, and the Libeccio (southwest) is common the summer and autumn. 

Climate: On Corsica, various micro-climates create a wide variety of temperatures and precipitation. The main mountain range divides the island roughly in half. As a general rule the north is hotter than the south. Summers are long,stretching from May until October. Winters can be cold and there's generally snow on the highest peaks until June

Seasons:

Low season : October to April

Middle season : May, June and September

High season : July and August

Temperature Averages By Month:

Month C F
April

12

54
May 15 59
June 19 66
July 21 70
August 22 72
September 20 68
October 16 61

Tides: In the western Mediterranean the tide range is very small, rising/falling by just 30 cm to 60 cm (one to two feet)

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Yachts in Corsica

Dufour 460 Grande Large
Dufour 460 Grande Large - 46.5' (14.2m) 8 Guests
Lucia 40
Lucia 40 - 38.5' (11.7m) 8 Guests
Lagoon 42
Lagoon 42 - 42' (12.8m) 8 Guests
Dufour 350 Grande Large
Dufour 350 Grande Large - 33.5' (10.2m) 6 Guests
Sun Odyssey 54DS
Sun Odyssey 54DS - 54' (16.5m) 8 Guests

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