Best cruising time: from May to September
The West Mediterranean offers famous and select yacht charter destinations.
In just an day cruising time, you can experience the French Riviera’s prestigious yachting destinations such as St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Villefranche, St Jean Cap Ferrat and Monaco. The cruising season begins in May with the Cannes Film Festival. Connect via Nice international airport, an hour drive from most ports and with regular helicopter shuttle services.
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Corsica overflows with natural beauty, its white sand beaches and crystal clear seas are remarkable. Huge marine sanctuaries make it a unique cruising destination. Best cruising spots are found along the west coast of Corsica near Saint-Florent, L’Ile-Rousse, Calvi, Girolata, Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio.
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Facing Bonifacio, on the northern Sardinian coast lays Porto Cervo, a long time jet set destination. Its pristine clear waters have given it its name “the Costa Smeralda” with some of the best cruising waters found in the Med. Olbia is the region’s main airport. Sardinia’s west coast offers pristine white sand beaches and quiet anchorages.
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The isle of Capri reminiscent of the Dolce Vita days, Positano, an artist’s dream village come true and the historical setting of Pompei are within easy reach of Naples international airport.. On the northern side, the isles of Ischia, Palmarola and Ponza are the preferred yachting destination of those looking for the true Italian experience.
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Easily accessible through Palermo international airport, Sicily is one of Italy’s best kept chartering secrets, a natural treasure island with unique historical possibilities. Only a short cruising time north are the Lipari islands, Stromboli, Panarea and Filicudi with active volcanoes, fabulous fish restaurants and intense nightlife.
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Discovering the Balearic islands has a unique flavor. Drop your anchor on the famous bay of Palma de Mallorca, experience Ibiza’s exciting night life and take pleasure in the sparsely populated Formentera island with unique spots only accessible to yachts. Pursue your trip to Minorca home to over forty unspoiled coves and beautiful pine-fringed beaches with lovely fishing harbours. The main international airports are located in Palma and in Ibiza.
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