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Sailing in the Cetacean Sanctuary - Capraia and Corsica

Next Departure:

July 20, 2024

Italy:

Tuscany

Duration:

7 days - 6 nights

Max number of passengers:

4 people

Available:

July - August

Suitable for travellers:

> 16 years

Boarding from:

Livorno

What's included

Cancellation policy

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Organised by:

Mauro T.

Member since 2017 -

Private

Italian

French

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4 travellers have booked this experience

This experience, in a nutshell

If even for a moment it was a dream of yours, you really have to participate in this vacation. You will be able to experience the sea as you have never done before, learning to sail, to get to know new places and admire the landscapes from another wonderful point of view: from the sea to the land.


We will sail inside the Cetacean Sanctuary, a vast Marine Protected Area extending from the Gulf of Genoa to Monte Carlo, the North of Sardinia and the Argentario. In this area there are a large number of cetaceans that have found here, despite the traffic of ships, an environment rich in food. If we are lucky we may spot some dolphins, some bottlenose dolphins or some striped dolphins, but if we are really lucky we could even see the fin whale!!


We will visit the extreme north of Corsica, the so-called finger, a wild area that is never too crowded, not even in the middle of the bathing season. We will swim at the beach of Saleccia, considered one of the most beautiful in all of Corsica with its crystal clear water and white sand that contrasts with the Mediterranean scrub and the maritime pines behind it.


We will make a stop at the island of Capraia, formed by the eruptive lava of two distinct volcanoes about 7 million years ago. Home to an agricultural penal colony for more than a century until about 40 years ago, the few inhabitants have chosen not to distort the environment, so it has remained very wild with few concessions to the needs of tourism.


If you are interested you can participate in the management of the boat, I will teach you the basics of sailing. If you already have some experience, it can be an opportunity to deepen your knowledge.

If you just want to relax, you can enjoy the sea, the sun and the beautiful places we will visit.


Life on board is spent in close contact with the other participants, it takes wisdom and tolerance, it is true, to sail side by side, but the experience of deep and at the same time exciting and fun contact with the nature of the sea and the air always produce as if by miracle an intense cohesion with fellow travelers..... until they become a real crew


The program described below is the general program, subject to change according to weather conditions.


We will spend the nights at anchor in the most beautiful coves available in the area. Whenever possible in the evening we will go ashore with the tender.


€590

7 days - 6 nights

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Boat & Classes of Service

Cantiere Navale 71 Impala 35 - 1973

Type

Sailboat

Length

10.5 m.

Toilets

1

Cabins

1

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Our itinerary

Our trip starts here:

Livorno.

Check-in: 12:00 PM

Our trip ends here:

Livorno.

Check-out: 3:00 PM

Our itinerary

We will leave Livorno in the very early afternoon, destination Capraia, where we will arrive in the evening.

We will continue the next day towards the far north of Corsica, where we will arrive in a few hours: we will decide based on the weather situation where to anchor to enjoy the coves in the area and spend the night.

The next day we will circumnavigate Cap Corse and head to the beach of Saleccia, one of the most beautiful in Corsica, where, if the weather permits, we will spend the night.

On Tuesday we will stay in the area, going to explore some other beach nearby, in the evening we could go to anchor in the roadstead of S. Florent and visit the lively town.

The following day we will return north, towards the fishing village of Centuri where we can go ashore to visit the picturesque village and spend the night in the harbor in front.

On Thursday we will leave for Capraia, where we will anchor in one of the beautiful coves that can only be reached by sea. Towards evening we will move near the port to go ashore.

On Friday, return to Livorno

Frequent questions

The organiser reviews

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Organised by:

Mauro T.

Member since 2017 -

Private

Italian

French

4.9/5

out of

19

reviews

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Sailing in the Cetacean Sanctuary. Capraia and Northern Corsica

08/21/2022

Davide M.

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Italy

Ottima esperienza di viaggio (Livorno, Capraia, Corsica) in tutti i sensi, Mauro è più che uno skipper: un maestro, ci ha introdotto alla navigazione dandoci responsabilità nei compiti da svolgere e consapevolezza di quello che sia navigare a vela. Di grande esperienza, è riuscito a prevedere il rischio di una tempesta imminente con largo anticipo, cambiando rotta, ha messo in condizione di sicurezza tutto l'equipaggio e l'imbarcazione senza sacrificare le giornate di mare. Ottima persona, coinvolgente e disponibile, si possono fare delle belle chiacchierate e ti fa sentire sempre a tuo agio.
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Discovering Northern Corsica

08/14/2022

Massimo A.

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Italy

Bella esperienza con lo skipper Mauro che ci ha permesso di vivere al meglio la vacanza assecondando le nostre richieste di visita tra mare e terra gestendo da marinaio navigato le varie tappe in dipendenza della situazione atmosferica variabile. Ho imparato molto sulla conduzione della barca , sull'ormeggio in rada e sulla lettura delle previsioni atmosferiche.
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Discovering Northern Corsica

05/1/2022

Elena B.

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Italy

Se in certe situazioni puoi non sentirti a tuo agio in mezzo al mare, basta guardare la tranquillità di Mauro sulla sua barca, e tutto cambia prospettiva. Skipper che trasmette preparazione, competenza ma sopratutto passione, insegnadoti per quanto possibile, nozioni tecniche, teoriche e pratiche! Skipper e vacanza consigliata!
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Sailing in the Cetacean Sanctuary. Capraia and Northern Corsica

08/16/2021

MARIO A.

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Italy

Ho trascorso una piacevole vacanza. Grazie a Mauro, skipper preparato e competente ed alle 3 "sirenette" del mare. Buon vento!!!!

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