North Corsica Cruise

The Corsica Dream North cruise offers visits to quaint villages, water sports, and plenty of time for relaxation.

Explore beautiful Corsica and its incredible nature reserve on this glorious adventure

7 Nights: Various dates May – September

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The Corsica North cruise offers visits to quaint villages, water sports, and plenty of time for relaxation. Beginning in Ajaccio, you’ll sail to Sagone or Cargèse, Cala di Palù, and Calvi. The Scandola Nature Reserve is a blooming Mediterranean paradise and hints at the volcanic activity that formed Corsica in ancient times. Capo Rosso and Cargese round out the list after a night in the bay of Girolata.

Suited To

Couples, Groups, Individuals

Difficulty

No previous experience required

Nights Onboard

7

Vessel Type

Lagoon 620 Catamaran, 62ft

Crew

Skipper & Steward/Cook

Berth Style

Modern double cabin with air-con

Local Airport

Ajaccio Airport, Figari Airport

Day 1: Ajaccio

Boarding in Ajaccio late afternoon. Departure around 06.00 pm (18h00), route to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay, dinner and night on board.

Day 2: Ajaccio – Sagone – Cargèse – (04h00)

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 harbour 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.

Day 3: Sagone/ Cargèse – Golfe de Porto – Girolata- (03h00)

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 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.

Day 4: Girolata – Calvi – (04h00)

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. Snorkelling 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.

Day 5: Calvi – Golfe de La Revallata – Girolata – (03h00)

In the morning, free time to visit Calvi and then depart to the Gulf of La Revellata: swimming; relaxation, snorkelling, kayaking. After lunch, the 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, and 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 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.

Day 6: Bay of Girolata – Capo Rosso – Cala Di Palù – Sagone / Cargèse – (03h00)

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 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 – (04h00)

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 harbour.

Day 8: Ajaccio

Disembark at 09.00 am

  • Accommodation in air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom (A/C in service from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Drinks at meals (table wine and water), local aperitifs (punch, rum, fruit juice)
  • Service of the crew: 2 persons (captain, steward/cook) 2 sets of linen, towels and beach towels per person/week
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
  • Water sports on board: snorkelling equipment, sea kayak, fishing gear
  • Airfares
  • Transfers
  • Extra beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks that are not included in the full board.
  • Cash box (mandatory): 180 Euros per person per cruise payable in cash on spot upon arrival
  • LAGOON 620 – 6 + 2 CAB.

  • Type: Catamaran

  • Number of cabins: 6

  • 12 Passengers

Day 1 – Ajaccio

Boarding in Ajaccio late afternoon. Departure around 06.00 pm (18h00), route to Sainte Barbe in Ajaccio Bay, diner and night on board.

Day 2 – Ajaccio – Valenco – (03h00)

Setting sails to the gulf of Valenco which beauty has been sung in many Corsican traditional songs. Mooring in Porto Pollo for lunch after sailing around the reefs of Taravù: swimming, kayaking, farniente.

For our guests who like snorkelling: take a ride with the tender to the rocks of Taravu, a beautiful snorkelling spot.

After lunch, the route to the gulf of Valenco and the bay of Campo Moro. The town of Campo Moro was originally a simple fishermen village made of a few grey granite houses. It has kept its genuine and authentic charm. Ashore, you will find a few bars, restaurants and shops. Visite of the bastion, located on the headland of Campo Moro. This historical site has been entirely restored and displays the unspoiled architecture of a fortified Genoese building. Mooring for the night.

Day 3 – Golfe de Valenco – Sénétose – (02h00)

Route to Sénétose and its magnificent wild moorings, lunch in Arana cove: swimming, farniente, kayak, snorkeling.

Departure to Bonifacio. The whole coast after Acula is indented with tiny fjords. On Rocapina headland, a heap of rocks looks like a lion lying down. Arrival late afternoon in the pearl of South Corsica: Bonifacio, so beautiful as spectacular! Entering the port of Bonifacio is very impressive because the harbour is dominated by a huge cliff, on which is located the fortified city. The inhabitants use to say that this vast fjord would be where Ulysses’ black vessel sheltered once during his Odyssey. Mooring for the night.

Day 4 – Bonifacio – Lavezzi Archipelago – (03h00)

After breakfast, depart to the Lavezzi islands.

The extraordinary aspect of this heap of rocks gives the feeling that we’re back in the Stone Age. This marine and ground sanctuary mainly protects a rare species of seagulls that nest within the vast rocks, as well as countless fish in turquoise waters. The boulders, piling up high, shape small inside rooms whose walls are polished by erosion. Lunch in this heavenly mooring, then swimming and nautical activities. Mooring in Piana island, a natural reserve where the waters are so limpid that one can see the white sandy bottom, 3 or 4 meters deep.

Day 5 – Ile Piana – Anse de Rocapina – (03h00)

After breakfast, farniente and snorkelling in a natural aquarium.

After lunch, the route to Rocapina and its small cove, dominated by its “lion”. Mooring for the night.

Day 6 – Anse de Rocapina– Golfe de Valenco – Propriano – (03h00)

Nautical activities, farniente and swimming after breakfast. Departure to Propriano after lunch. Sailing along the coasts for the Gulf of Valenco and arrival in Propriano. The shore is boarded by houses around this typical Corsican harbour, lively with many bars and restaurants. The town is absolutely charming and not too crowded even in high season. Visit to the village, shopping. Moorings for the night in Propriano.

Day 7 – Propriano – Ajaccio – (03h00)

Setting sail in the morning to Ajaccio, with a call in front of the Isolella tower. Lunch at a mooring in front of a nice beach where you will have a good time kayaking, snorkelling and swimming, prior to departing to Ajaccio.

Arrival in Ajaccio late afternoon, visit to the city. You will appreciate its historical and napoleonian background or simply enjoy the lively quays. Mooring for the night in Ajaccio.

Day 8 – Ajaccio

Disembarking at 09.00 am.

  • Accommodation in air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom
  • (A/C in service from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, diner)
  • Drinks at meals (table wine and water), local aperitifs (punch, rum, fruit juice)
  • Service of the crew: 2 persons (captain, steward/cook)
  • 2 sets of linen, towels and beach towels per person/week
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
  • Water sports on board : snorkelling equipment, sea kayak, fishing gear

  • Airfares
  • Transfers
  • Extra beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks that are not included in the full board.
  • Cash box (mandatory): 180 Euros per person per cruise payable in cash on spot upon arrival

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