7 Day Corsica Charter Itinerary - Calvi to Porto Rotondo
Corsica and Sardinia
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
Calvi to Girolata
Embark on your luxury yacht charter vacation from the pretty Corsican town of Calvi.
Famous for its light and 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 yacht charter vacation. You’ll then cruise through the beautiful Golfe of Girolata, enjoying the spectacular views from deck of the Scandola Nature reserve before spending a tranquil evening in the village of Girolata.
- Day 2
Girolata to Ajaccio
After breakfast head off to the Gulf of Sagone where you can anchor and enjoy an al fresco lunch on deck surrounded by the blue expanse of the sea.
After lunch, take a refreshing dip or take advantage of the scuba diving gear on board to explore one of the many fantastic dive sites in the area. Your afternoon will be spent in the Corsica’s capital Ajacco on the island’s suggest west coast. This handsome city is a hive of activity and the perfect place to enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine and hospitality, wonder the tangle of cobbled lanes and pay a visit to the house where Napoléon was born.
- Day 3
Ajaccio to Bonifacio
Located in the Gulf of Ajacco is the Sanguinaires Islands - a beautiful archipelago of small volcanic islands that are rich in wildlife and raw natural beauty.
Spend the morning dolphin-spotting and waking up with some water sports before cruising down to the southern tip of Corsica to the port of Bonifacio. Known as the Citadel of Cliffs for its dramatic 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 place to enjoy dinner ashore, sampling local specialities such as fresh ricotta served with platters of strong-scented salami and hams.
- Day 4
Bonifacio to Maddalena Islands
At the half-way point of your charter itinerary you’ll be introduced to the beautiful coast of Sardinia, starting with its unspoilt 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 can get a true feel for the Sardinian island life, discovering secluded coves and crystal clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Sundowners on deck watching a spectacular sunset sink behind the rocks is a fantastic way to end the day.
- Day 5
Maddalena Islands to Porto Cervo
Depart early from the peaceful Maddalena Islands to make your way to lively Porto Cervo.
As the capital of the gorgeous Smerelda coastline, Porto Cervo lives up to its glamorous reputation and you’ll be in good company amongst a marina full of superyachts. Step ashore and enjoy a relaxed day exploring the designer boutiques, coffee in a piazza, a round of golf at the top-class Pevero Golf Club and visit to the beautiful Chiesa di Stella Maris.
As the sun goes down, you’ll find a fantastic selection of upscale bars, restaurants and nightclubs to party the night away in style. If your charter vacation falls in June, you could time it well to also enjoy the world’s most revered sailing yachts take to the seas for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta.
- Day 6
Porto Cervo to Cala Di Volpe
The more 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 - the Cala Di Volpe Hotel - is one of the most luxurious on the Costa Smerelda and perfect for lunch. Your yacht’s tender can take you directly to the jetty of the hotel where you can enjoy one of its famous poolside lunch barbecues followed by an afternoon by the pool or on a secluded beach. 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 a winery such as the increasingly popular Vigne Surrau.
- Day 7
Cala Di Volpe to Porto Rotondo
You’ll end your charter vacation in Porto Rotondo, an elegant typically Mediterranean fishing village turned summer hot spot.
Enjoy lunch on board prepared by your private chef and spend the rest of the day exploring the historic centre and sites such as the Church of San Lorenzo or taking in some final rest and relaxation on the crescent shaped white sand beach with views of surrounding cliffs.
Speak to your charter broker or let us help you find the perfect yacht.
*All distances are approximate