Yacht Charter in Tuscany
Discover the charms of Elba and the nearby islands of the Tuscan archipelago.
From the west coast of Italy explore the enchanting Tuscan islands. This is a popular cruising area for yachts and Elba, the largest and most beautiful island in the archipelago, has an indented coastline sheltering many attractive harbours and anchorages.
You may end up staying longer than you planned just exploring the bays and harbours on Elba, seduced by the charm and beauty of this island that was home to the exiled Napoleon. However don't miss the other islands of the Tuscan archipelago, including Gorgona, Capraia, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri, dramatic islands rising steeply from the sea.
The islands form a convenient stepping stones between the Tuscan coastline and Corsica, allowing you to combine the flavours of Italy and France on your sailing holiday. Explore the east coast of Corsica before heading back to the islands or Tuscan mainland.
Sailing in Tuscany
Start your yacht charter from Etrusca Marina at Puntone di Scarlino, accessible by train from Pisa airport. Explore the island of Elba and other islands of the Tuscan archipelago or visit the French island of Corsica.
DAY 1 : Embark at the newly built Etrusca Marina of Scarlino at Puntone.
DAY 2 : Anchor at Golfo della Biodola for a swim or some lunch before making your way to the laid-back town of Marciana (25 nm) on Elba. Here you can re-stock your provisions in the supermarket or explore the many delightful shops in the back streets. Alternatively, you could visit the old town up in the hills or make use of the beach just along from the harbour.
DAY 3 : Capraia (26nm)s an island to the north-west of Elba. Its large marina has good facilities, plenty of small pizzarias and fresh fish restaurants. Spend the day pottering around the bustling port or take a short bus ride to a neighbouring town whilst taking in the beautiful scenery.
DAY 4 : Macinaggio (20 nm). Sail across to the French island of Corsica. Anchor in the small bay and dinghy ashore to the restaurants and bars. The beach here is ideal for swimming with beautiful clear waters.
DAY 5 : Sail to the large bay of Golfo Stella (30 nm). Here there are several restaurants where you can relax in the evening.
DAY 6 : The bay of Porto Azurro (14 nm) offers a choice of anchorages or a small marina. The town has many restaurants, bars and ice-cream parlours. Enjoy exploring the alleys and small streets filled with shops or stop for a cold drink and soak up the atmosphere of this lively town.
DAY 7 : Return to Puntone (25nm).
The prevailing wind in the summer is from the west to north-west. There will frequently be south-east winds around Capraia, Elba and the mainland coast down to Giannutri, and frequent periods of calm. Often there will be a light westerly wind at night. Experience level 2.
Yacht charter in Italy - Tuscany
From one of the largest fleets of bareboat charter yachts in the Mediterranean, these yachts are based at Etrusca marina in Puntone di Scarlino and can start and finish any day of the week, giving you total flexibility over your holiday dates. We can also offer yachts from other fleets so please ask.
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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 PISA:
British Airways run daily flights from Heathrow to Pisa. easyJet operate from Gatwick, Luton & Bristol. Jet2 have flights from Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds-Bradford & Manchester. Ryanair fly from Bournemouth, East Midlands, Edinburgh & Prestwick. Transfer time to Puntone 90 mins by train.