Sailing holidays near Bonifacio

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Bonifacio. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Bonifacio

Bonifacio is a stunning city in the southern part of the island of Corsica. It locates on limestone rocks.

 

It is a picturesque marina and a beautiful natural yacht port. There are many restaurants and shops here. In summer, yachts from all over the Mediterranean stop at the port.

Sailing season
May - September
Travel season
May - September
Marinas in this location
1
Boats in this location
3

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+33
Language:
French
Timezone:
UTC+1, in summer UTC+2
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
3,118

Best places to sail in Bonifacio

Sailing vacation Bonifacio includes the best sandy beaches in the Mediterranean. The excellent location of the city allows you to explore Sardinia and visit the beautiful National Park «La Maddalena».

 

In Bonifacio and nearby ports, you can choose any yachts (catamarans).

 

Napoleon Bonaparte lived here when he was preparing troops for his first sea skirmish. Not far from the city is the strait of the same name. It divides Corsica and Sardinia. Here the coast is very indented, and large white cliffs rise above the sea. You can sail to the interesting bays on a yacht.

 

Sailing destinations in Bonifacio should include the Maddalena archipelago. There are Lavezzi, Monachi, Bruzzi, and Cerbicalle on the islands with quaint natural formations and white sandy beaches.

Bonifacio - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bonifacio - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bonifacio - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bonifacio - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bonifacio - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bonifacio - Yacht Charter Sailica

Bonifacio travel itinerary

The most popular Bonifacio sailing routes are the southern coast of Corsica.

 

Here's an example of a 7-day itinerary:

  • Bonifacio — Tizzano — Propriano — Figari — Cavalo — Porto Vecchio — Bonifacio. 

You can also sail to the northern part of the island of Sardinia and visit several small archipelagos in the Bonifacio Strait.

Nearest airports

The international airport Sud Corse, Figari (FSC) is located 16 km from the center of Bonifacio.

Best time to travel and weather in Bonifacio

The strait of the resort is a sailor's dream. Because of the nozzle effect, there is always a nice Bonifacios tradewinds.

 

The wind in Corsica blows from any direction. The island influence by Tramontana, Mistral, Grekale, Levante, Sirocco, Libeccio, and Ponente winds.

 

Before starting a yacht trip, check the wind forecasts that can reach very high speeds.

 

The high season in Bonifacio begins in late spring. In summer, the climate is rather mild, and there are rarely strong gusts of wind. Bonifacio water temperature in July and August sometimes exceeds the air temperature.

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+24 °
Air temperature in sailing season +25...+28 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for Bonifacio

Port Services is the most trusted source of information.

 

You can check the weather forecast and storm warnings on the following sites:

  • marine.meteoconsult.fr — marine weather forecast for the Mediterranean coast;
  • meteofrance.com — Marine weather forecast for the coast of France;
  • windfinder — a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures;
  • Marine Weather Guide — Marine weather guide from METEO France.