Corsica Sailing Cruise

The Cruising Capital of the Caribbean!

Corsica is one of the Mediterranean’s best kept secrets that the French have rather kept to themselves. For those savvy few who have been fortunate enough to experience her charms, the rewards in terms of dramatic natural beauty and character are considerable. A Dream Yachts catamaran cruise is arguably the ultimate way to explore and discover this stunningly beautiful island, its unique culture somewhere between that of France and Italy.

Starting from Ajaccio every Saturday, our alternating weekly itineraries – Corsica Dream North and Corsica Dream South – have been carefully planned to discover Corsica’s wonderful west coast with the most idyllic ports of call.
Corsica Dream North explores Cargèse, Porto, Girolata, Scandola Nature Reserve and the island’s fascinating capital, Ajaccio. Corsica

Dream South reveals all the secrets of Propriano, Bonifacio, the Lavezzi Archipelago and also returns to lively Ajaccio. If you want the best of both worlds why not combine both cruises for a relaxing two week sailing holiday?

Our spacious sailing catamaran, a spacious Poncin 82′, caters for up to 16 guests in 6 standard cabins & 2 superiors cabins, each with private shower and WC.

The experienced and knowledgeable crew of three consists of your skipper, hostess/chef and deckhand. Attentive yet discreet, they will welcome you on board, pamper you with fine cuisine throughout your stay (mostly with fresh local ingredients) and show you all the best places. Swim, snorkel in crystal clear waters, go sea kayaking, go exploring ashore or just sit back and enjoy wonderful sailing in the most idyllic of locations.

Corsica Dream - North Itinerary

Ajaccio

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

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 consists of a harbor 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.

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 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 spiraling 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.

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. Snorkeling 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.

In the morning, free time to visit Calvi and then departure to the Gulf of La Revellata: swimming; relaxation, snorkeling, kayaking. After lunch, 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, deserted creeks. Further south, discover Girolata a small fisherman’s village, one of the last places on the coast that is unaccessible 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.

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 harbor 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.

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 harbor.

Disembarkation at 09.00 am

British Virgin Islands Sailing Cruise

Corsica Dream - South Itinerary

Corsica

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

Setting sails to the gulfe of Valenco which beauty has been sung in many Cosican traditional songs. Mooring in Porto Pollo for lunch after sailing around the reefs of Taravù : swinming, kayaking, farniente. For our guests who like snorkeling : take a ride with the tender to the rocks of Taravu, a beautiful snorkeling spot. After lunch, route to the gulfe 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.

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 harbor 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.

Departure to the Lavezzi islands. The extraordinary aspect of this heap of rocks gives the feeling that we’re back to the Stone Age. This marine and ground sanctuary mainly protects a rare specy 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 which 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.

After breakfast, farniente and snorkeling in a natural aquarium. After lunch, route to Rocapina and its small cove, dominated by its “lion” Mooring for the night.

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 harbor, lively with many bars and restaurants. The town is absolutely charming and not too crowded even in high season. Visit of the village, shopping. Moorings for the night in Propriano.

Setting sail in the morning to Ajaccio, with a call in front of the Isolella tower. Lunch at mooring in front of a nice beach where you will have a good time kayaking, snorkeling and swimming, prior departing to Ajaccio. Arrival in Ajaccio late afternoon, visit of the city. You will appreciate its historical and napoleonian background, or simply enjoy the lively quays. Mooring for the night in Ajaccio.

Disembarkation at 08h00

British Virgin Islands Sailing Cruise

Note: The Itinerary may vary during the season according to weather and operating conditions. Your crew will keep you fully briefed each day

The Weather

The average weather in the summer period from June till September is 20 degrees Celsius and during the winter period between October and April is on average 10 degrees Celsius.

Special Offers

Loyalty discount:
● 5% on all Dream Yacht Cabin Cruises for clients who have been on a DYC cruise within the past 24
months before the date of booking of the new cruise. ”

Early booking discount:
● 10% for bookings made at least 180 days prior to departure date
● 5% for bookings made at least 90 days prior to departure date

Cruises combination discount:
● 10% on the second cruise for combination of north & south cruises

Only loyalty and early booking discounts are cumulative

Honeymoon and wedding anniversary (every 5 years):
“●  25% for the bride, valid in June, July and all departures from 19/08/17 to 16/09/17

Honeymoon / Anniversary discount is not cumulative with any other discount

The Yacht

Catamaran Specifications

Catamaran Details

Dream 82

Year built:2009
Length23.99 m
BEAM12 m
DRAFT1.50 m
Water Tank2 x 1000 litres
Fuel Tank2 x 1000 litres
Engine2 x 220 hp
Cabins10
Showers10
Number of heads10
  • Full batten mainsail
  • Furling gennacker
  • Electric windlass
  • Air-conditioning in every cabin
  • Water maker
  • Generator
  • LCD TV screen
  • GPS
  • Autopilot
  • Chart plotter and depth sounder
  • Radar and VHF radio
  • Wind speed and direction indicators
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Semi- rigid dinghy 40HP outboard
  • 2 man kayak

Prices

Corsica Sailing Cruise 2017

8 days / 7 nights, Ajaccio - Ajaccio on board our catamaran Dream 82
Price in £ per person per cruise in full board
Embarkation: Ajaccio at 6.00 pm
Disembarkation: Ajaccio at 9.00 am
ItineraryDepartureStandardSuperior
South10/06/2017£906£1,087
South17/06/2017£1,030£1,236
South24/06/2017£1,030£1,236
North01/07/2017£1,175£1,410
South08/07/2017£1,231£1,477
South15/07/2017£1,231£1,477
North22/07/2017£1,231£1,477
South29/07/2017£1,231£1,477
South05/08/2017£1,543£1,851
North12/08/2017£1,543£1,851
South19/08/2017£1,231£1,477
South26/08/2017£1,141£1,369
North02/09/2017£1,030£1,236
South09/09/2017£1,030£1,236
South16/09/2017£1,030£1,236
  • 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), local aperitifs (punch, rum), fruit juice, sodas
  • Service of the crew : 3 persons (captain, steward/cook, deckhand)
  • 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 airport – base – airport (optional)
  • Extra beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks that are not included in the full board.
  • Cash box (mandatory): 145 Euros per person per cruise payable in cash on spot upon arrival

(Cash box includes, depending on the destinations)
● Custom Taxes
● National park fees
● Tourist taxes and landing fees on the islands
● Mooring fees
● Possible re-fills of water, fuel, gas, fresh products
● Miscellaneaous : repurchase of broken crockery, lost fishing lines or lures, …

The amount of Corsica Dream cash box is of 145 Euros per person, payable cash on spot

● + 90 days before embarkation : 25%
● 89 – 60 days before embarkation : 50%
● 59 – 30 days before embarkation : 75%
● 29 days and less before embarkation : 100%

All prices subject to change without prior notice.
“The shipowner reserves the right to allocate another type of catamaran offering the same conditions of
comfort and service”
Itinerary subject to modifications without any notice for technical and/or weather reasons

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