Porto Vecchio Boat Rentals
About Porto Vecchio
Porto Vecchio is a small seaside town on the French island of Corsica. It’s a beautiful vacation destination, known for the sparkling water of the Mediterranean, sandy beaches, and relaxing atmosphere. While Corsica has its own language, mostly everyone speaks French and English, to accommodate tourists that visit. There are lots of shops, bars, and cafes to pop into, as well nature reserves and other points of interest to explore.
The best time of year to visit Porto Vecchio is during the shoulder seasons of summer. Peak summer months of July and August can be really busy, with high temperatures and huge crowds that swarm the beaches. The winter can be cold, with a higher chance of rain. If the cold doesn’t bother you, this can be a very affordable time to visit Porto Vecchio, albeit you won’t be able to enjoy a day of sunbathing.
To get to Porto Vecchio, you can take a flight to the nearby airport of Figari-Sud, less than a 30-minute drive away. You can also arrive directly in the port of Porto Vecchio by ferry from Napoli, Marseille, and other cities in France and Italy. If you want to explore Corsica, it’s advisable to rent a car while staying in Porto Vecchio, to give yourself maximum mobility to get around the island.
Boat Rentals in Porto Vecchio
With the stunning sea and coastline to admire, renting a boat during your stay in Porto Vecchio is a must. Choose from a variety of boat rental and charter options with GetMyBoat. Rent a rib boat and spend a few hours cruising and exploring. Take a guided boat tour around Corsica to learn about the interesting history of the island.
For a luxurious cruising experience in Porto Vecchio, opt for a motor catamaran charter or a motor yacht. Your captain can take you to the best spots around Corsica from Porto Vecchio, stopping to swim or enjoy a meal onboard.
Sailing is a popular boating experience in Porto Vecchio, and learning onboard a catamaran is a fun experience for travelers here. Rent a Hobie Cat, an easy-to-sail boat for beginners, and spend a few hours zipping by the coast of Porto Vecchio.
With brilliant blue waters that stay calm along the shore, Porto Vecchio is the perfect place to rent a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard. Paddle sports rentals are a fantastic way for athletic travelers to fit a workout into their visit to Porto Vecchio.
Scuba diving is the most popular water sport for visitors to Porto Vecchio to enjoy. Choose a full-service scuba charter to take you to great dive spots around Corsica. Under the sea of Porto Vecchio, you'll encounter lots of fish and other marine life. If you've never been but want to earn your dive certification, you can do so with a divemaster on a charter in Porto Vecchio.
If wind sports are more your interest, check out windsurfing rentals and lessons in Porto Vecchio. Learn from the pros and sail your windsurfing board through the Mediterranean. You'll glide through the sea and admire the stunning beauty of Corsica from an entirely new perspective.
Boating Events in Porto Vecchio
The harbor at Porto Vecchio hosts the Corsica Classic Sailing Regatta. It's a fun event with sailors of all backgrounds coming together for a little competition. Admire the flock of white sails cruising around the waters of Porto Vecchio.
Other Things To Do
While on land in Porto Vecchio, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy. For a beach day, head to Palombaggia Beach, the most famous on the entire island of Corsica. Known for its fine white sand, it’s a must while staying in Porto Vecchio.
For nature enthusiasts, a visit to the Parc Regional de Corse is a must for hiking and taking in the natural beauty of Corsica. Natural Reserve of Bonifacio is another option to see wildlife, hike along seaside cliffs, and enjoy stunning views.
Marinas in Porto Vecchio
Some of the top marinas in Porto Vecchio include Nautical Club Palombaggia, Base Nautique les Fauvettes, Moorings Santa Giulia, and Port Captaincy Porto Vecchio. The marinas are beautiful locations within the town to take a walk. Here you’ll see dozens of boats moored in their berths, and more sailing in and out of port. Stop at a nearby restaurant or one in a marina for a meal and a lovely view. Many of the marinas also have combined accommodation options, like apartment rentals, for visitors who intend to spend most of their time in Porto Vecchio on a boat.