CORSICA & SARDINIA

Beaches, mountains and luxury life

A charter in Corsica & Sardinia takes in clear turquoise waters, stunning small islands, mountainside towns and hundreds of golden beaches. The wild landscapes of Corsica are great for hiking, and Sardinia’s ultra-luxury Costa Smeralda yacht club is a favourite playground of the superyacht set.

Walk along the seaside rock wall at calvi. Explore cliffside bonifacio. Sip a cocktail at the hotel calada di volpe. dance the night away at the billionaire club

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Bonifaccio

The Maddalenas

27.6km / 14.9 miles

day 1

Bonifacio - The Maddalenas

Bonifacio - The Maddalenas

Natural wonder

Begin your charter in Bonifacio, at the southern tip of Corsica. One of the most beautiful waterfronts in all of Europe, buildings perch precipitously atop sculptured limestone cliffs. Cruising into this spectacular harbour is almost like cruising into a fjord, except with lively restaurants and shops awaiting you on the other side. Later, cruise to the Maddalena Islands.

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The Maddalenas

Porto Cervo

32.87km / 17.75 miles

day 2

The Maddalenas - Porto Cervo

The Maddalenas - Porto Cervo

Secret islands

In the morning, explore Sardinia’s Maddalena archipelago, a stunning collection of 7 islands and 55 islets surrounded by fresh clear turquoise waters. Highlights include Budelli, with its famous pink-sand beach, Spiaggia Rosa, which must be seen to be believed. Uninhabited and calm, the Maddalenas make a beautiful backdrop for lunch at anchor. Later, cruise to Porto Cervo, one of the most luxurious seaside retreats ever created, and enjoy a gourmet dinner ashore at a top-rated restaurant.

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Porto Cervo

Tavolara Island

31.5km / 19.5 miles

day 3

Porto Cervo - Tavolara Island

Porto Cervo - Tavolara Island

Watersports wonderland

The largely uninhabited island of Tavolara presents the perfect backdrop for a day of watersports. Your charter yacht crew will prepare tenders, kayaks, standup paddleboards, waterskis, wakeboards and more for a leisurely afternoon of activities. After you’ve worked up an appetite, cruise to the Hotel Cala di Volpi for a chic dinner of Michelin-quality food and fine wine.


Find peace among the islands of the Maddalena archipelago, party in Porto Cervo or escape to the cool streets and Caribbean-like beaches of Corsica.

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Tavolara

Liscia, Porto Veccio

95km / 59 miles

day 4

Tavolara - Liscia, Porto Vecchio

Tavolara - Liscia, Porto Vecchio

Fun on the sea

Spend a day beachcombing and doing watersports off the island of Liscia. Relax with your toes in the sand or take advantage of the calm, flat waters around the island to learn a new skill, from waterskiing to JetLev or paddleboarding. Later, cruise to Porto Vecchio for an afternoon round on one of the 18-hole golf courses or a session of sunbathing on a pretty beach.

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Porto Vecchio

Campomoro Bay

115.6km / 71.8 miles

day 5

Porto Vecchio - Campomoro Bay

Porto Vecchio - Campomoro Bay

Escape the world

This sweeping Corsican bay surrounded by lush green hills is a calm, protected anchorage ideal for yachts. A long sweep of golden sand nudges clear green waters with safe swimming and snorkelling, this feels like a different world. In the small town, take the path from the Genovese clocktower along 15km of idyllic coastline. In the afternoon, tour the bay by tender rides or kayak the mirror-smooth waters.

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Campomoro Bay

Girolata Bay

94km / 58.4 miles

day 6

Campomoro Bay - Girolata Bay

Campomoro Bay - Girolata Bay

Protected paradise

Best accessed by boat, Girolata lies at the southernmost end of the Scandola Nature Reserve and is highly protected from development. In Girolata Bay, walk through pine-scented mountains, where more than 16km of trails along beaches and over cliffs offer spectacular views. In the village of Girolata, stop for lunch at Le Bel Ombra. Order its locally caught langouste, or spiny lobster, and leave extra time to linger over dessert with a fantastic view.

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Girolata Bay

Calvi

47km / 29 miles

day 7

Girolata Bay - Calvi

Girolata Bay - Calvi

Enjoy the view

Spend the final day of your charter in Calvi, a charming port community with a beautiful stone wall and walkway that runs along the waterfront to the old town. Shop its boutiques, sip a coffee as you watch the world go by, and enjoy views over the distant mountains as they turn orange and purple depending on the day’s light.

Though just a short hop from the Cote d’Azur, Corsica & Sardinia feel a world away when you’re cruising stunning rugged coastlines with dolphins playing in the wake.
Sophie Aubertin Charter Broker

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