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Corsica Yacht Charters

Established in 2003 STN Yacht Charters are agents specializing in Corsican charters. We work with only carefully selected operators of well maintained vessels based throughout the island and can offer you the best choice of boats. And by sharing our agency commission with you, the client, we can also give you the very competitive prices. We have a great range of monohulls, catamarans and motor yachts available for bareboat or skippered charter. We would love to show you what we can offer so please contact us by email or use our enquiry form here

We have boats in the following locations; Ajaccio; Bastia; Bonifacio; Calvi; Macinaggio; Porto Vecchio; Propriano; Solenzara

See a full list of boats for charter from Corsica here

Corsica, also known as the "island of riches", is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. After Sicily, Sardinia and Cyprus, Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean It is located southwest of Italy, southeast of France and to north of the island of Sardinia. Corsica is an exceptional place for a yacht charter holiday. Known for its rugged mountains and towering cliffs, Corsica contains many fishing villages and unspoiled places that make for ideal yacht anchorages.

Clear waters and the warm climate have made Corsica a popular place to charter a yacht and with six hundred miles of coastline to discover, there is a lot to explore on Corsica. A two week charter is necessary if you aim to completely sail around the island, a trip of 330 NM. A popular alternative is to combine Corsica and Sardinia in as charter holiday. The southern part of Corsica is separated form Sardinia by the Bonifacio Strait, only few miles wide.

Some of the larger towns include; Ajaccio or Aiacciu which is also known by its Latin name of Ajax, Bastia, Corte or Corti, Sartène or Sartè. Smaller towns and villages that are worth a visit are; Saint-Florent or San Fiurenzu, Calvi, L'Île-Rousse or Isula Rossa, Porto-Vecchio or Porti Vechju, Bonifacio or Bunifaziu and Aleria.

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Sailing Area - Many consider the south of Corsica to be the most beautiful with its main harbour in Bonifacio. Characteristic of Bonifacio is its setting, high on the cliffs overlooking the sea. The location is an ideal point of departure for the Bonifacio channel and Lavezzi Islands.

Also in the south of Corsica, Porto-Vecchio hosts hundreds of luxury yachts in its harbour.

On the west coast lies Ajaccio, from which you can explore unspoiled bays not accessible from land. Ajaccio is of historical importance as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.

On the northeast shore of Corsica lies Calvi with its fortress and the beautiful beaches of l'Ile Rousse.

Suggested Itineraries & Routes - Click the following link for a selection of suggested yacht charter itineraries in Corsica

Marinas - Detailed reports and information on Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages in Corsica can be found in our Cruising Guide

Experience & Qualifications - Normally the proposed skipper of a bareboat charter is required to hold a sailing license. ICC or equivalent. In certain circumstances we may be able to consider experience rather than formal qualifications. In addition, usually, one member of the crew will need a VHF license. If you have any doubts as to whether you have the necessary qualifications please do not hesitate to contact us

Visa Requirements - France is a member of the European Union. See the following link for EU Visa Regulations

Charter Season - Many of our yachts can be hired year round. While November to February see many sunny days with pleasant temperatures they also see a number of stormy days accompanied by heavy rain. July and August are the most popular months, they also tend to be the most expensive and many marinas and resorts will be very crowded. The months either side of the peak summer period offer good value for money, temperatures are that little bit more comfortable and the area is will have less of a "busy" feel.

Climate - The climate of Corsica is typically Mediterranean and provides sunny warm and dry summers. In the height of summer, the coast of Corsica sees average temperature of 25°C but it can rise to 35°. As a general rule the north is hotter than the south. The sun shines for an average of 280 days per year, concentrated from April to October. See the following link for detailed information on the weather of the Corsica complete with monthly averages for air and sea temperatures, sunshine hours and UV Index

How to Get There - The largest airport in Corsica is the Aéroport de Ajaccio Campo Dell'Oro (AJA). The airport is about 15 minutes from the city centre. A shuttle bus service runs frequently to the city centre. Bastia (BIA), Calvi and Figari are minor airports. Click on the following link for airlines and carriers operating out of Corsica airports. The major ferry ports on Corsica are Calvi, Bastia, Ajaccio, Ile Rousse, Propriano and Porto-Vecchio. The ferries service the island of Corsica from Marseille, Toulon, and Nice in France and Genoa, and Livorno in Italy.

Time Difference - GMT+1

Currency - Euro. Major credit cards are widely accepted and there is an extensive network of ATMs throughout the area

Language - French. English is widely spoken

Terms & Conditions -These vary depending on the individual boat. Normally a deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the date of your charter. Please contact us if you require further information.

Get a quote for your Corsica yacht charter here. Or contact us by email