Board in Bonifacio. Set sail and delight in the views of the steep limestone cliffs which this city is famous for. Navigate to Stintino with its crystal clear, warm waters and fine white sands. Slightly off the beaten track, Stintino is pleasantly calm, without too many tourists. Moor in an inlet for the day and after lunch onboard the boat, enjoy taking a dip in this naturally formed pool with inviting turquoise waters. The afternoon will be spent swimming and snorkelling or simply relaxing in the sun. Dinner onboard, overnight stay in the inlet.
Enjoy watching the sunrise and having breakfast in the cove. From Stintino head east along the coast to Portobello which is known for its rugged, natural coastline and unspoilt beaches. Here take time for lunch before moving onto the town of Santa Teresa just slightly to the north. While in Santa Teresa, it is worth visiting the Longonsardo tower, located between the port and the beautiful Rena Bianca beach. For dinner there are several good restaurants to choose from, including L’Osteria which serves good quality local dishes. Stay overnight in the port.
This morning sail to secluded Santa Maria, one of the main islands in the spectacular Maddalena archipelago. Moor in the Cala Santa Maria, renowned for being the most enticing bay in the area, and enjoy swimming in the sublime waters, which also offer great diving opportunities. For those of you who like walking, you can follow the path from the beach through the tranquil natural surroundings to visit the remains of a local monastery. Lunch and dinner onboard the boat and moor overnight in the bay.
Today sail through the Maddalena archipelago to see some of the other islands which make up this outstanding natural park. As well as the seven main islands, there are over 60 smaller islands, each more beautiful than the last. Anchor for lunch in the warm turquoise waters and then later set sail for Poltu Quatu to spend the rest of the day. Poltu Quatu is a magnificent port set at the end of a fjord and the foot of a mountain. For dinner we recommend the refined atmosphere of the Ristorante Tanit. Overnight stay in the port.
This morning set sail for the luxurious Cala di Volpe bay on Italy’s exclusive Emerald coast. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on the boat taking in the views of the grand hotels and then take a dip in the inviting waters. Later in the day head further south to Porto Rotondo, a resort village with sumptuous, tranquil beaches. In the village it is worth visiting the Mario Ceroli amphitheatre and also the unique San Lorenzo church. There are several restaurants to choose from for dinner, but why not try Da Giovannino which has an excellent reputation?
Distance: approximately 15 nautical miles.
Today travel from Porto Rotondo to the opulent village of Porto Cervo. Picturesque, with its cheerful pastel buildings, Porto Cervo is a playground for the rich and famous who are drawn by the designer boutiques and upscale nightlife. Just 10 minutes drive from Porto Cervo is the panoramic Pevero golf club. The nearby Billionaire nightclub, famous for attracting VIPs, is the place to party on the Emerald coast. Dock overnight in the port.
On your final day cross to the Lavezzi and Cavallo islands off Corsica. The uninhabited Lavezzi islands are a nature reserve with plenty of inlets for a spot of snorkelling or swimming. For those of you who enjoy diving, this is a great place to indulge. Cavallo is equally inviting with its smooth granite boulders and wild beaches. From here navigate back to Bonifacio where you will disembark.