Off the west coast of Italy, is a diverse group of islands, ideal for chartering a luxury yacht. The two principal islands, Sardinia and Corsica, offer their own unique and very different sailing experiences to visitors, despite their proximity.
Corsica, a French territory, is a lush mountainous island which blends both French and Italian cultures. Edged by plunging cliffs and beaches boasting warm Mediterranean Sea, Corsica has an inspiring wild landscape to enjoy. For keen snorkellers and divers there is a fantastic underwater world waiting to be discovered. Dotted around the island are historic towns oozing character and charm. Visit Ajaccio the charming capital of Corsica or the bustling town of Bastia. The port of Bonifacio is also a must-see stop for any private yacht charter—the port is surrounded by an inspiring medieval town comprised of a citadel, cobblestone streets and eccentric architecture. What this island also offers in abundance, is fantastic food and drink. Unsurprisingly, with its French and Italian cultural blend, Corsica is bursting with delights to taste. Renowned around the world for its wine production, you can enjoy the local produce on board your very own private yacht. Embarking on a luxury crewed yacht charter in Corsica will always deliver a dream vacation.
Sail south of Corsica to Sardinia, an Italian territory, and explore this gem of an island. There are incredible rock formations resembling sculptures, stunning scenery, azure waters, powder-soft white sand, a wonderful combination of glamour and wilderness. The Costa Esmeralda is renowned for its luxury and sophistication, with many of the world’s rich and famous making it a must stop on their summer holidays. Some of the most famous super yacht regattas are held in Porto Cervo. We recommend spending few days on land, before or after the charter. It’s really worth it.
St Pantaleo is a beautiful village full of arts and crafts, good restaurants and incredible views. Talk to us about some very special places out there, the best restaurants and best hikes for the view of the archipelago that you’ll be sailing around on your yacht charter.
On the south side, there is Sardinia’s capital, the pretty port of Cagliari, surrounded by flamingo-dotted salt plains and beautiful remote bays. Food is incredible in this area, with the focus on ingredients and freshness. It is more simple and rustic. The emphasis on tradition is even more pronounced in this area.
Sardinia has something for everyone. Quiet wildernesses and beautiful beaches can be found around every headland. Surrounded by smaller outer lying islands, there are plenty of secluded bays to anchor up in and head to shore to enjoy high quality restaurants, spas and late night parties.
As well as the Costa Esmerelda, it’s also worth exploring, while on board, the Maddalena Archipelago National Park and Marine Reserve. They provide clear waters ideal for swimming, white sandy beaches and fantastic coves waiting to be discovered on your very own crewed yacht charter. Take your charter to the next level by enjoying the wide choice of dining options both on board your own yacht and in local restaurants, boasting freshly caught seafood and local wines.
There is no better way to see Corsica and Sardinia than by boat. Below are a selection of yachts that we know will offer a trip of a lifetime. If you have a specific yacht, style or size in mind that you cannot see listed here, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can source you the ideal floating villa.