Ideal for Summer Season
This pair of Mediterranean islands are replete with natural beauty, upscale restaurants, and must-see attractions. Get the best out of both of them with our 7-day yacht charter itinerary around Corsica and Sardinia.
- Day 1
Embark in Calvi Distance: 35 nm*
Famous for its five-mile shore of golden sands, Calvi’s lost citadel sits above the marina to a backdrop of snow-topped mountains in the distance - the perfect way to start your vacation. You’ll then cruise through the beautiful Golfe of Girolata, enjoying the spectacular views of the Scandola Nature reserve from the comfort of your luxury charter yacht before spending a tranquil evening in the village of Girolata.
- Day 2
AjaccioDistance: 50 nm*
After breakfast on board your motor yacht, head off to the Gulf of Sagone where you can anchor and enjoy an alfresco lunch surrounded by the blue expanse of the sea.
Following your lunch, take advantage of your yacht's scuba diving gear and explore one of the many fantastic dive sites in the area. Your afternoon will be spent in Corsica’s capital, Ajaccio, on the island’s west coast. This charming city is a hive of activity and the perfect place to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and hospitality. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and pay a visit to the house where Napoléon was born. Alternatively, explore the markets and boutiques that fill the center for a spot of souvenir shopping.
- Day 3
BonifacioDistance: 15 nm*
On this day of your charter, you and your guests will cruise towards the ancient town of Bonifacio.
Spend the morning dolphin-spotting and playing some water sports before cruising down to the southern tip of Corsica to the port of Bonifacio. The first thing you will see before you berth the marina is the awe-inspiring citadel that rests on the top of the impressive limestone cliffs. This medieval town is one of France’s best-kept secrets and, at just 11 km from the coast of Sardinia, has a distinctly Italian feel. Spend the rest of the day exploring its myriad of monasteries, chapels, prehistoric sites, and Roman cisterns, then find a local restaurant to sample the taste of the region. Alternatively, you could barter with the local fishermen for the fresh catch of the day and have your chef prepare you something delicious for supper.
- Day 4
La Maddalena Archipelago Distance: 10 nm*
At the half-way point of your charter itinerary, you’ll be introduced to the beautiful coast of Sardinia, starting with its unspoiled Maddalena Islands.
The archipelago is made up of seven large islands and 55 islets, which remain largely uninhabited and untouched by tourism development. Here you can get your first feel for the Sardinian lifestyle by socializing with the locals - what better way is there to find out where the best hotspots are? Spend your afternoon cruising the crystal clear waters and discovering secluded coves to anchor and unwind. When you've had enough of swimming and snorkeling, your crew will be waiting for you with a tray of cocktails on the sundeck. There you can sink into your loungers as the sun sets behind Sardinia.
- Day 5
Maddalena Islands to Porto CervoDistance: 5 nm*
After and idle breakfast in La Maddalena, you will make your way to the exciting and glamorous bay of Porto Cervo.
As the capital of the Smeralda Coast, Porto Cervo lives up to its glamorous reputation. You will instantly feel the luxury of this port from the moment you lay eyes on it, and you will be in good company amongst a marina full of superyachts. Step ashore and enjoy a relaxed day exploring the designer boutiques, sipping coffee in the piazza, or enjoying a round of golf at the top-class Pevero Golf Club. If all you want to do is unwind, pay a visit to Petra Segreta where you will be pampered with a variety of luxurious spa treatments.
As the sun goes down, you’ll find a fantastic selection of upscale bars, restaurants, and nightclubs to party the night away in style. Visit Quattro Passi Al Pescatore for a sensational seafood experience, or if you want something more exclusive reserve a table at Blu. However, guests looking to end the night with a bang should pay a visit to Billionaire Club.
- Day 6
Porto Cervo to Cala Di VolpeDistance: 5 nm*
The tranquil shores of Cala Di Volpe are the perfect antidote to a hedonistic evening in Porto Cervo.
The town’s hotel of the same name is one of the most luxurious on Costa Smeralda, and perfect for a late lunch. Your yacht’s tender can take you directly to the jetty of the hotel where you can enjoy the famous poolside barbecues, followed by an afternoon exploring the resort. Cala Beach Club is only a short ride away also and is the ideal setting for guests who want to relax in peace. If you feel like a change of scenery, head to the hillside village of San Pantaleo where you can explore its charming local markets and even make a stop at wineries such as the increasingly popular Vigne Surrau.
- Day 7
Disembark in Porto Rotondo
On this day, you will bring an end to your luxury yacht charter in Porto Rotondo, an elegant Mediterranean fishing village turned summer hotspot.
Enjoy lunch on board prepared by your private chef and spend the rest of the day exploring the historic sites such as the Church of San Lorenzo. Alternatively, you can take in some sun rays on the crescent-shaped beach as you bury your toes in the soft sand. Supper in one of the local restaurants where you can enjoy the final authentic Italian meal of your vacation as you reflect on the experiences you have had on your trip between Corsica and Sardinia.
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*All distances are approximate