Corsica Cabin Charter
Explore both land and sea – an amazing experience
Explore coves, ancient watchtowers and tiny islets
Our partners’ base is located in Macinaggio, a quiet, charming Corsican village near Cap Corse’s tip. There are many groceries, making provisioning for your trip easy. And all along the harbour, there are delightful restaurants that serve excellent seafood.
The modern harbour of Macinaggio is an ideal starting point for cruising the Corsican coastline, which is dotted with charming coves, ancient watchtowers and tiny islets. On a clear day, you can enjoy line-of-sight sailing across to Elba and Capraia.
You will be pampered by the crew while discovering unspoilt beauties.
All you need to know about the most mountainous region of the Mediterranean
The French island of Corsica lies southeast of the mainland in the Mediterranean Sea. Created by violent volcanic eruptions, Corsica is the most mountainous region of the Mediterranean.
In addition to its breathtaking natural beauty, Corsica is filled with history. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in the capital of Ajaccio, where his boyhood home is open to the public. Corsicans have their own language, which is more Italian than French, and they certainly have a lifestyle that is all their own.
A UNESCO World Heritage site
A gentle Mediterranean climate has promoted rich forests of evergreen oak and protects various bird species. The Scandola Nature Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Several endangered animals thrive in the southern alpine mountains of small, snow-capped glaciers, including the mouflon (a mountain sheep) and the Corsican red deer.
Nature & Activities
With one of Europe’s finest hiking trails, 40 varieties of orchids, rare lichens and mosses, and excellent cuisine, visitors to Corsica may be tempted to stay on land. But there is a strong water culture as well. Whale and dolphin sanctuaries surround the islands. Explore the sea caves near Bonifacio or take in some sea fishing. River and lake fishing for local trout is also a local pastime. Swimming, diving and paragliding are just a few of the activities to draw you to the spot that the Greeks called “Kalliste” – the Beautiful Island.
Enjoy this amazing French island while being pampered by well-experienced crew
The 1-week itineraries, starting from Ajaccio every Saturday, are ideally made to discover Corsica’s west coast with idyllic calls.
With Corsica Dream North, you’ll discover Cargèse, Porto, Girolata, Scandola Natural Reserve and Ajaccio.
Corsica Dream South will reveal all secrets of Propriano, Bonifacio, Lavezzi Archipelago and Ajaccio.
Our partners’ spacious sailing catamaran Poncin 82′ offers the 16 guests six standard cabins & 2 superior cabins perfectly equipped with a private bathroom in each cabin. The Crew consists of 3 (captain, hostess/cook, deckhand). Discreet and tactful, they will welcome you onboard, will assist you efficiently and will watch over your welfare. Water sport activities available onboard are sea kayak and snorkelling equipment.
North Corsica Route
Day 1 : Ajaccio
Boarding in Ajaccio late afternoon. Departure around 18:00, route to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay, dinner and night on board.
Day 2 : Ajaccio – Sagone – Cargèse – (04:00)
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 with a long white sandy beach. A few miles away, Cargèse is made of a harbour and a typical village, located in the heights. A Greek colony long ago settled the town. Lunch on board, nautical activities, relaxation, explore the town.
Day 3 : Sagone/ Cargèse – Golfe de Porto – Girolata (03:00)
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 spiralling carved into unique 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.
Day 4 : Girolata – Calvi (04:00)
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 quick visit, thanks to the tender, of this reef’s labyrinth. Snorkelling will let you admire underwater cliffs and countless fish – mooring and lunch in Scandola, then swimming and departure to Calvi. For centuries under Genoese domination, Calvi 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.
Day 5 : Calvi – Golfe de La Revallata – Girolata (03:00)
In the morning, free time to visit Calvi and then departure to the Gulf of La Revellata: swimming, relaxation, snorkelling, kayaking. After lunch, route to Girolata. The landscapes of Calvi 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 inaccessible by roads and still inhabited. Girolata has a dreamlike quality 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 a small castle on a bluff overlooking the cove. Nautical activities and mooring for the night in Cala Muretta or Cala Vecchia.
Day 6 : Bay of Girolata – Capo Rosso – Cala Di Palù – Sagone / Cargèse (03:00)
Another call around Capo Rosso and its numerous belvederes visited the sites not seen during the first stop. It is then sailing to Cargese, a typical harbour 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.
Day 7 : Bay of Sagone – Bay of Ajaccio (04:00)
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 enjoy the lively quays of the harbour.
Day 8 : Ajaccio
Disembarkation at 08:00
Contact us for the South Corsica Route
|Period||Price (p.p in a double shared cabin)|
|End of July||€1728|
|End of August||€1335|
|End of August||€1205|
Prices depend on the period and the cabin.