Yacht Charter in Sardinia
Charter from Portisco on Sardinia's Costa Smerelda, "the Emerald Coast", famous for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and jet set lifestyle.
Start your yacht charter in Sardinia from Portisco, situated mid-way between Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo, stylish yacht marinas of the chic Costa Smeralda ("Emerald Coast"), an area buzzing with designer shopping, piazzas and stunning views.
Sail north into the Maddelena archipelago, a marine park scattered with islands and sandy beaches, including the famous pink beach "spiaggia rosa" on Budelli. The seven main islands offer peaceful anchorages, although there is a small overnighting charge for the mooring buoys provided by the park authority. La Maddelana has a delightful harbour.
Combine the flavours of Italy and France on this sailing holiday. Bonifacio on the French island of Corsica is within easy reach and the dramatic entrance through the narrow opening in the cliff, the “Bocche di Bonifacio”, is not be missed.
Sailing in Sardinia
Start your yacht charter in Sardinia from Portisco. From here you have easy access to the Maddelena islands, some 20 miles to the north. Once among the islands you could stop every 500 metres to enjoy beautiful bays, small beaches, clear water, so drop anchor only in the best places! Preserved as a marine park, the snorkelling and diving is superb.
In 2 weeks you can explore more of the Corsican coastline or discover the northern coast of Sardinia as far as the beautiful and untouched island of Asinara and the eastern coast as far south as the gulf of Osorei, which is the natural habitat of the monk seal.
DAY 1 : Embark at Portisco on the jet set Costa Smeralda ("Emerald Coast"), an area buzzing with designer shopping, piazzas and stunning views.
DAY 2 : Cannigione (15nm). A sheltered harbour with good seafood restaurants.bIf you keep going along the Caprera coast, the very deep bay of Porto Palma offers the best sheltered free mooring in the area. Here you can safely stay the night whatever the wind.
DAY 3 : Visit a couple of small bays in S.Stefano and on the mainland, then sail to La Maddalena harbour on the main island of the Archipelago. La Maddelena (6nm) is a traditional fishing harbour, picturesque and bustling, but sometimes in peak season the small harbour is very crowded, so you may have to overnight in Palau on the mainland.
DAY 4 : Lavezzi (15nm) is a marine park with fabulous snorkelling and diving.
DAY 5 : Bonifacio (21nm) is on the south coast of Corsica. A dramatic entrance through the cliffs opens into a beautiful bay with anchorages and moorings on the town quay.
DAY 6 : Porto Massimo (16nm) A small harbour on the north eastern coast of La Maddelena.
DAY 7 : Return to Portisco (18nm).
Sardinia enjoys typical Mediterranean weather, which makes the conditions for sailing ideal from May through to October. Winds from the north-north-west average Force 4. Stronger mistral winds can blow in August, lasting 1-2 days. Experience level 2.
Bareboat Yacht charter in Sardinia
Yachts in Sardinia are based at Portisco, just 20 minutes from Olbia airport. Charters start and finish on Saturdays.
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Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights.
If you want a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.
FLIGHTS TO OLBIA:
easyJet operate flights from Gatwck and Bristol to Olbia. Jet2 have flights from Leeds-Bradford and Edinburgh. Transfer time to Portisco 20 mins.