Discover wild Corsica on luxury crewed catamaran equipped with all comforts and full board service. We will explore this wonderful and unknown island with green and fragrant Mediterranean vegetation, uncontaminated beaches with turquoise waters and the best spots for snorkeling and water sports. You will sail following 2 differtent itineraries: north or south, studied by expert skippers to guarantee you a truly relaxing holiday.
|DEPARTURE BASE||Port Tino Rossi of Ajaccio, Corsica|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in from 6:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out by 9:00 am on the following Saturday.|
|NOT INCLUDED SERVICES||
From €1.570 (low season) to €2.510 (mid-August week) per person in double cabin.
Early booking, weddings and last minute discount available.
|Language||International crew and guests.|
|How to come||AIR: Ajaccio Airport (AJA)|
Itinerary NORTH Day 1: Check-in
Boarding in Ajaccio late afternoon at 06.00 pm. Route to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay, dinner and night on board.
After breakfast, set sail to the bay of Sagone or Cargèse (depending on meteorological conditions). Sagone is a small fisherman’s village hidden in the far end of a large bay bordered with a long white sandy beach. A few miles away, Cargèse is made of a harbor and a typical village, located in the heights. The town was long ago settled by a Greek colony. Lunch on board, nautical activities, relaxation, explore the village. Dinner.
After breakfast, you will sail alongside the wild coast and admire its jagged heads and deep creeks, you will discover Cala di Palù and its renowned stone totems, and eventually the typical « Sugarloaf”. Mooring and lunch at the « Swimming Pool », a creek fringed with sheer rocks. You will enjoy swimming, snorkelling or kayaking. After lunch, you will set sail to Les Calanques de Piana, a sight of vast caves, red, orange and pink, granite cliffs and spiky spiraling carved into amazing animal like rock formations and then to the Gulf of Porto, a classified World Heritage site by UNESCO. You will bypass Capo Cenino before reaching one of the natural marvels of Corsica: the Gulf of Girolata, its Genoese bastion and its fisherman’s village. Mooring for the night in Girolata creek.
After breakfast, sail to the Scandola Natural Reserve. With its wild coast, bordered with tortured reefs and islets, the protected reserve of Scandola is one of the most beautiful geological phenomenons in Corsica. Only day mooring is permitted within the reserve, which allows a temporary visit, thanks to the tender, of this reef’s labyrinth. Snorkeling will let you admire underwater cliffs and countless fish. Mooring and lunch in Scandola, then swimming and departure to Calvi. Calvi, for centuries under Genoese domination, pretends that Christopher Columbus’s soul still inhabits the town. The quays are now crowded with lively bars and restaurants. Uptown, the narrow streets snake to the magnificent citadel. Mooring for the night in the marina.
In the morning, free time to visit Calvi and then departure to the Gulf of La Revellata: swimming; relaxation, snorkeling, kayaking. After lunch, route to Girolata. South of Calvi, landscapes become wild, steep, and cut into a bright red granite. Sailing is the best way to discover the Natural Reserve of Scandola and Corsica’s beautiful coastal vistas. The volcanic origin of the island as well as wind and water erosion created breathtaking landscapes: abrupt cliffs, red rocks with tortured shapes, deserted creeks. Further south, discover Girolata a small fisherman’s village, one of the last places on the coast that is unaccessible by roads and still inhabited. Girolata has a dreamlike quality that's highlighted by the vivid red of the surrounding rocks. A short stretch of stony beach and a few houses are dominated by a stately watchtower, built by the Genoese later in the seventeenth century in the form of a small castle on a bluff overlooking the cove. Nautical activities and mooring for the night in Cala Muretta or Cala Vecchia.
Another call around Capo Rosso and its numerous belvederes, in order to visit the sites not seen during the first stop. Then sailing to Cargese, a typical harbor that became a famous Mediterranean seaside resort. Its history is stamped by the settlement of a Greek colony in the XVIIth century. Swimming, relaxation, nautical activities and mooring for the night.
Morning sailing in the bay of Sagone, mooring for lunch then route to Ajaccio. Visit the city of Ajaccio in the late afternoon: Napoleon Bonaparte was born here, and take time to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and wealth of cafes, restaurants and shops. Pass through the narrow streets and simply enjoy the lively quays of the harbor.
Day 8: Check-out
Check-out is scheduled in the morning by 09:00.
The itinerary might be subject to variations due to weather conditions, safety and technical evaluations of the Captain of the boat. This programming is intended as indicative and non-binding.
Itinerary SOUTH Day 1: Check-in
After the tour through the picturesque town of Ajaccio, at 06:00 pm, you can embark on the luxurious catamaran and begin to discover this wild Meditterranean island. Route to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay, where we will enjoy dinner prepared by the chef. Night on board.
After breakfast, we will set the sails to Gulf of Valendo, famous for being praised in several popular songs. We will moor to Porto Pollo for lunch and we will sail close to the barrier reef of Taravù, where you can use the tender to go snorkeling or just swimming in this underwater paradise. In the afternoon, our next destination is Campo Moro Bay, a small fishing village consisting of a few houses of grey granite. You can take advantage to wander among the caroulsels, restaurants and local shops as well as visit the Genovese bastion, which has just been restored. Overnight stay in this fabulous location.
This morning we will sail along the wild coast of the island, to admire the cliffs with jagged ridges and deep gorges, before heading towards Senetose. We will arrive at Arana Bay for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and have lunch. After Acula, we will leave for Bonifacio, enjoying the coast, with its small fjords and admiring, near Rocapina, the rocks that give shape to a crouching lion. In the late afternoon, we will reach the pearl of southern Corsica: Bonifacio. It's a place with a spectacular port dominated by the high cliffs on which the fortified citadel is perched and its local fisherman claim that Ulysses landed in this fjord with his ship during the Odyssey. Our catamaran will stay for the night right here.
On tuesday morning, after breakfast, we will sail towards the Lavezzi's island, which will give us an extraordinry view with its rocks that will bring us back to the Stone Age. This area is a protected marine sanctuary, where you can admire rare species of seagullsand and countless fish, which populate these cliffs and turquoise water. The rocks smoothed by the erosion of the wind and the sea, will create real natural sculptures. We will have lunch, in this paradise, at anchor and you will have all the afternoon to enjoy it, before moving to the Piana Island. Here the water is so clear that you will see the sandy bottom placed 4 meters below the keel. We will spend the night in this nature reserve.
The morning will be dedicated to relaxation and water activities: snorkeling and underwater exploration of this natural aquarium with its crystal clear water, unspoilt sea bed and the myriad of fish that populate it. After the lunch, prepared by the chef on board, we will set to the Lion's Bay, in Rocapina, where we will spend the night under the stars.
After breakfast you will have time for diving and swim, before leaving for Propriano, sailing along the wild coast of Valenco's Gulf. The small town of Propriano is a seaside village surrounded by the typical houses of Corsica, animated by its restaurants and cafes, that you can full enjoy since the place is never too crowded and always maintains its charm. After a walk and a little shopping, you can choose whether to dine on board or on land.
This last day we will spend sailing towards the Isolella's Tower, where we will anchor in front of the beautiful beach for a swim and to have lunch before leaving for Ajaccio. In the afternoon, you can visit the birthplace of Napoleone Bonaparte, where you can take all the time to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that you breath in the town and wander among its cafes, restaurants and gift shop.
Day 8: Check-out
Check-out is scheduled in the morning by 09:00.
The itinerary may be subject to variations based on weather, safety conditions and the technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.
|Sail area||180 mq|
|Cabins||6 double + 2 crew|
|Berths||12 + 2 crew|
|Bathroom/showers||6 + 2 crew|
|Extra||A/C, generator, eletric toliets|
BeBlue reserves the right to substitute the boat presented in the catalog ( or not included in the catalog ) with another boat of similar class and characteristics.
|CROCIERA 8 GIORNI/7 NOTTI – CATAMARANO DREAM 82|
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