Discover the Mediterranean sea whilst living on a boat with UCPA. Learn to sail or improve your knowledge on unforgettable cruises. You will explore islands, lively ports, rocky coastlines and secluded coves. Setting off from Port de la Vieille Darse, Toulon you are right in the heart of the historic city. With it’s beautiful old architecture and wide range of shops, it’s a great place to explore before setting sail.
The Ancient Greeks were the first to realise the value of this favourable anchorage
Toulon airport (25km)
As your set off point, meet at the port of Vieille Darse in Toulon (at the level of the harbor master's office), the boats are located on the pontoon R. They will be obvious to spot as they have the UCPA red logos on the side of the boats. Parking is available at the Mayol shopping center (3 min walk from the port) If you are coming by train Toulon SNCF station (Paris / Marseille / Toulon TGV line), then go to the seaport (20 min walk) or take bus n°3 or 23 and get off at Mayol stop.
UCPA use boats that are 9-11m in length and are very comfortable, making life on board a real pleasure. Featuring double berth cabins, a fully equipped galley (kitchen) and toilet. Each port you'll stop at has showering facilities. We use a variety of sailing boats, but this style is the most common.
Sun Odyssey 389 yacht. As you can see from the below layout, the yacht has 3 separate double berth cabins and a flip up table in the seating area which can also be used as a bed. Therefore the yacht can sleep a maximum of 8 people (including the skipper). UCPA boats that are 9-11 metres in length and are very comfortable, making life on board a real pleasure. There is a toilet and shower on board, however at each port you'll stop at showering/toilet facilities. With a fully working kitchen on board, there is no excuse for not making fantastic meals for everyone. Each night people often take it in turns to cook and you can either eat below deck or up on top deck.
– 3 separate double berth cabins and a flip up table in the seating area
– Fully working kitchen on board
– Toilet and shower on board (also available at most ports)
– Dining area with table downstairs and facilities on deck for eating too
– 12V electrical points on board
Sailing courses are slightly different to other UCPA trips. Food, fuel for the boat, and port fees are not included in the cost. Please budget around €15 per day for these additional costs for the duration of the trip.
If you are new to cooking aboard, don't expect too much of a yacht's kitchen. Creativity, patience and cooperation is key to a successful meal! People tend to take it in turns to purchase food for the boat and cook for everyone. You obviously can buy food just for yourself, but UCPA love to encourage the social side of everyone eating together and chipping in to help each other out.
Toulon airport is the closest airport to the marina. Rome2Rio is a great website to check how to get from the airport to the marina by various means of transport. Ponton R Vieille Darse, 83000 TOULON.
If you are coming by train Toulon SNCF station (Paris / Marseille / Toulon TGV line), then go to the seaport (20 min walk) or take bus n°3 or 23 and get off at Mayol stop.
Parking is available at the Mayol shopping center (3 min walk from the port). Meeting point address: Ponton R Vieille Darse, 83000 TOULON.
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