Corsica is probably Europe’s greatest natural wonder, and it’s a popular summer destination for Mediterranean yachts. This unique French region is about 100 miles long, with a high mountainous spine that falls dramatically to the sea. At the end of each day, when the ocean waters disappear and a rosy light lightens the old stone around the quays, perfectly spaced harbours await you. If you are in the South of France, make sure to contact the professionals – Monaco yacht brokers will assist you in organising the perfect water tour around Corsica.
So, what are the benefits of visiting Corsica by boat?
1. Breathtaking Views
Corsica’s most stunning views are from the water. One of the most spectacular and famous views opens to your eyes when you enter the waters of the port of Bonifacio. The iconic rocks faceted by the sea will not leave even the most jaded sceptic indifferent.
From Bonifacio, you can take a boat trip to see the caves and inlets west of the entrance. The boats enter the larger caves directly and visit limestone lagoons and turquoise pools. Here you will find a famed Corsica-shaped cliff – do not miss it!
2. Cavallo and Lavezzi Islands
These Islands can only be visited by boat and this is a very important advantage for whn you are in Corsica. Cavallo and Lavezzi islands have beautiful anchorages, and Cavallo has a small marina. Cala Lazarina is tucked into Lavezzi’s south coast, protected by a low cordon of moonscape rocks – an idyllic spot for tohose coming on a boat. The well-known Hôtel & Spa des Pêcheurs welcomes guests with delicious Bellini cocktails and French Mediterranean seafood flavours.
3. Tailored Itinerary
When travelling by boat, you can choose which towns to visit without having to deal with mountain roads and traffic. An ideal tour of the island would last at least five days. Starting in Calvi, we recommend moving on to Ajaccio to learn more about the island’s history and its legend – Napoleon – before anchoring for a few days in Bonifaccio and Porto-Vecchio to enjoy the luxurious experiences, restaurants, and SPAs.