Corsica Sailing Vacation
You don’t have to ride a big ship in order to enjoy the ocean. This is
because there are yachts that you can rent in order to enjoy a sailing
vacation in the south of France like in Corsica.
Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea just south
of France and west of Italy. If you want to get a bargain coming here, it
is best to book your sailing vacation during the lean months of June and
When you lease a yacht, you have the option of sailing into one of its
many ports. These are located in the Corsican Cape, the east coast, the
Gulf of Valinco, the Gulf of Ajaccio and the Region of Calvi.
Majority of these are open during the winter but two of these namely
Cargese and Sagone are small harbors open all year round as well as
Bastia being a big harbor.
There are different sizes of boats to choose from should you decide to go
a sailing vacation in Corsica. The smallest can accommodate 4 to 6
passengers while the largest could hold 8 to 12.
The price per boat is on a weekly basis and if you know how to sail, you
can rent one at a cheapest price. For those who don’t want to do
anything, they can also get one that has a skipper and also a hostess or
The price you pay normally includes the insurance deposit, gas, water,
meals, outboard motor, inventory, end cleaning, local taxes, ports, linen
and towels. You will have to buy your own drinks before coming aboard or
buy it while you are on board.
One of the things you will enjoy in your Corsican sailing vacation is the
weather. You will enjoy the climate both on land and at sea. Along its
coast, there are many beaches to choose from so you can just drop anchor
and swim for shore.
A good example is the Gulf of Sagone that is known for its sandy beaches
that extend all the way up to Capo di Feno and Punti di Cargese. If you
want to move deeper inland, you can sail to the Gulf of Liscia where you
can visit the ruins of Castellu di Capraia or the 17th century
watchtowers of Genoa.
The island also produces its own wine so you can visit the vineyard near
the town of Cinarca. For those who want to interact with the locals, they
can visit the towns of Calcataggio and Sari d'Orcino.
For those that want to do some extreme sports, you can climb some rugged
mountains like those near the Scandola Reserve, Piana calanques, and the
Ascent of the Capo of Orto.
You can also scuba dive and explore an underwater cave located in the
Grotta di Nereo. While you are there, don’t forget to check out other
interesting sites like Dei Portici, Grotte di Punta Salinetto, and Grotta
So on your next trip, see what a Corsica sailing vacation has to offer.
You can get information about it online to see what inclusive in the
package or get some information from your travel agent. Not only do you
get to sail around this island but also get to see the sites when you
decide to travel inland.