Sailing in the Calanques of Marseille

The perfect course to learn manouvres and become autonomous

  • Sailing course

Sailing in the Calanques of Marseille

From Marseille, come and improve your sailing skills on a comfortable catamaran. You will sail for 1 week along the Mediterranean coast and its most beautiful marine landscapes. You will sail between Marseille and Hyères, and will visit the superb calanques, the Golden Islands, and many others. Your professional trainer will teach you with enthusiasm, sharing all their knowledge on how to become autonomous at sea.

Cruise Highlights

  • Sail on a recent and well equipped catamaran
  • Learn harbour manoeuvres using both sail and motor
  • Sail in a sublime area
4.6 4.6 · 8 reviews

Your Boat

  • Lagoon 450 F
  • 4 total cabins
  • 10 people max
  • 1 crew members

Your course will take place on board a Lagoon 450 F. This 14 meter long catamaran is the ideal balance of performance and comfort at sea. The flybridge offers an ideal helm position to communicate with your crew and a clear 360° view to help you in your manoeuvres. Its large sail area and asymmetric spinnaker will allow you to evolve and progress rapidly in all points of sail. The common areas (inside and outside) are spacious, making it easy to move around. At the end of the day, you can share convivial moments in the cockpit.

  • Equipped kitchen
  • Electric winch
  • Speedometer
  • Anemometer
  • Sonar
  • GPS
  • Autopilot
  • VHF
  • Solar panels
  • Watermaker

Please note this boat does not have air conditioning

The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

This catamaran has 4 double cabins with a private bathroom and toilet as well as 2 single cabins. It can accommodate up to 10 people.

On sailing courses, we limit the number of participants to 7 people maximum.

Itinerary of your cruise

There is nothing like the incredible beauty of the Mediterranean coastline to improve your sailing skills. This course will allow you to improve your sailing and motor manoeuvres (changing tack, reefing, hoisting the spinnaker, entering and leaving the port, etc.) but also to learn more about the weather conditions and safety on board.

South of France

Day 1 : Marseille
Your instructor will meet you at the Corbières port at 2pm (free parking available). Once on board, you will get to know your crew members and draw up a list of supplies. After shopping, you will share a convivial dinner and discuss the programme for your next sailing trips.

Day 2 : Marseille Calanques
It's time to cast off and hoist the mainsail to start this first day at sea. You will sail in the harbour of Marseille before sailing along the magnificent Calanques National Park. This will be the perfect time to make your first anchorage and have lunch in this dream setting. Your navigation continues to the calanque of Port-Miou (the only one in the commune of Cassis). Here you can practise anchoring manoeuvres before enjoying the landscape.

Day 3 : Sanary-sur-Mer
Heading east! You will be in charge of the sails and optimise their setting according to your speed. This crossing will allow you to work on tack changes (tacking and gybing) and cartography (map reading, positioning techniques, etc.). You will pass by the Bec de l'Aigle (a rocky cape reminiscent of an eagle's head), a well-known area for sailors. You will make a stop in Sanary-sur-Mer, whose port is nestled in the town, for the night.

Day 4 : Port-Cros
After a weather briefing, you set sail for the islands of Hyères, also known as the Golden Islands. Here again, it will be easy to find your bearings on a map thanks to the landmarks. You will discover the Cap Sicié and its easily recognisable forest. Your instructor will suggest that you have lunch in the charming Langoustier Bay, located to the west of the island of Porquerolles. You will continue your tour of the Golden Islands and stop at Port-Cros at the end of the day.

Day 5 : Porquerolles
This morning, you will head west to Cape Benat. This crossing will be an opportunity to do some safety exercises such as: man overboard, use of the VHF in case of emergency, etc. After lunch, you will set sail again towards Porquerolles (the largest of the Hyères islands). You will appreciate its picturesque little village where you can have dinner if you wish. Depending on the weather, your trainer may also suggest that you anchor along the coast.

Days 6 & 7 : Port du Frioul
It is time to start your return journey to Marseille. These sailings will allow you to be more confident at the helm and to be autonomous. You will also be able to take advantage of the forward cockpit for a well-deserved nap. You will stop in the port of Frioul or at anchor (depending on the weather conditions) before heading to Port Corbières for your last night.

Day 8 : Marseille
You will disembark at the Corbieres port around 9h.

Please Note:

  • Restocking is planned during the cruise, at the time of stopovers.
  • Do not hesitate to tell your trainer regarding any subject which you would like to cover.

Marseilles  Calanque  Sanary-sur-Mer  Port Cros  Porquerolles  Port of Friuli  Marseilles

The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions.
The photographs and visual products presented have no contractual value.


No date matches your requirements? Contact us!

Sat 01 Jun
Sat 08 Jun 2024
Sat 28 Sep
Sat 05 Oct 2024
Sat 05 Oct
Sat 12 Oct 2024
Sat 12 Oct
Sat 19 Oct 2024
Sat 19 Oct
Sat 26 Oct 2024
Sat 26 Oct
Sat 02 Nov 2024
Double Cabin to Share
price per person
Double Cabin for Single Usage
price per person

No date matches your requirements? Contact us!

Price includes

  • Accommodation in a shared double cabin
  • Licensed sailing instructor, french speaking (notions of English)*
  • Final cleaning
  • *Sailiong course in French but the instructor can also adapt to English speaking trainees

Price does not include

  • Transport to the base
  • Cash box** (obligatory) to be paid on site (around 150 euros per person)
  • Sailing passport 20€ /person (valid for the year of purchase - to be paid when booking)
  • Bedding and towels (option) : 40€ /person
  • **The fund includes the cost of fuel, port taxes and mooring fees.

Our customers' reviews of this boat

4,6 · 8 reviews

  • 4

    Great Intro to Catamaran Sailing

    Romain was a great captain and teacher. Boat could have been in better shape but overall positive experience in learning how to sail a big cat

  • 5

    Very good trip and skipper.

    Very good trip and very good skipper!

  • 5

    Trés belle expérience !!

    Formation " perfectionnement " sur 1 semaine le long des côtes en Marseille et Hyeres . Laurent notre formateur au top!!!! Bateau dernière génération , rien à redire sur l'ensemble de la semaine !!! Bravo et Merci

  • 5

    Un stage de voile de bonne qualité

    Un skipper très agréable et très pédagogue. Nous avons beaucoup appris lors de notre stage de voile.

  • 4

  • 4

  • 5

  • 5

Frequently asked questions

  • How to get to Port Corbières

    You will find below the different means of access to Port Corbières:
    By car:
    If you come by car, ask us for the digicode allowing you to park your car within the port enclosure.

    By train:
    Marseille Saint Charles TGV station.

    By plane:
    Marseille Provence Airport (Marignane)
  • How are meals organised on board the boat?

    Refuelling is managed by the crew during the cruise.
    You can do a pre-fueling on Saturday when you arrive in order to start the course as soon as possible. There is a supermarket 200m from the catamaran.
    You will be 6 or 7 team members on the boat + your instructor. It is customary that the food of the
    skipper is taken care of by the crew. We have estimated the on-board cash box at €150 per
    person. This remains an estimate.

    Note that there are also a lot of things in the boat (drawer/water bottoms, garbage bag...). A quick glance at the boat will allow you to adjust your list.

    Please inform us as soon as possible if you are allergic to certain foods or follow a particular diet.
  • What equipment should I bring with me?

    For your comfort, we advise you to bring the following equipment with you:
    • Raincoat or windbreaker jacket and trousers
    • Closed shoes (with white soles) and/or boots
    • Trousers
    • Fleece jumper
    • Swimsuit
    • Cap or hat
    • Sunglasses (2 pairs in case one falls in the water)
    • < li>Sunscreen (high factor strongly recommended)
    • Lip stick
    • Beach towel
    • Toiletry items (including earplugs in case of presence of a snorer and calm seas if you are prone to seasickness)
    • First aid kit
    • Flashlight
    • Water bottle or personal bottle easily identifiable (with first name for example)
    • Disposable handkerchiefs
    • Masks for travel on land
    • Dishcloths for the boat
    • Bath mat
    • Clothespins
    • Notepad and pen

    There is a 220V transformer in the saloon. But if you want to be independent in the cabins to recharge, you can bring cigarette lighter chargers.
  • What payments do I need to make to confirm my booking?

    To confirm your reservation, you must inform your GlobeSailor adviser who will make an option for you while collecting your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), of 30 to 50% of the amount of the reservation. A 100% deposit will be required for any reservation within 45 days of departure. The balance will be due no later than 45 days before the boarding date.

  • What happens in case of cancellation?

    In the event of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor adviser as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 25% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// 29 days until departure: 100% of the amount of your reservation.
    We advise our customers to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance:

    For COVID-related conditions, please speak to your Globe Sailor advisor.