Northern Sardinia - we took a practically brand new Oceanis for a week charter from Canaglione to Olbia. Great winds, sunshine and spectacular scenery combined to make this a memorable week.
The boat was well equipped for sailing - furling sails and electronic navigation on deck. Our only problem was having to return the boat Friday by 4 pm which cut the charter a bit short. Otherwise helpful and friendly Sail Scicily team.
Perhaps a basic charter package would be nice on board like salt & pepper, tea towels, loo rolls and detergents.
We absolutely loved everything about our cruise from the boat, the Sardinian waters, to the good and not messy the crew, who were so professional and willing to go the extra mile. They made our time truly magical. We can't wait to return . Would recommend to anyone.
The Beneteau is very well equipped with all hoses connections etc etc. Good Elstrom tour sails, fully battened main.
Only thing missing was a good table to have dinner outside, Only small 'camp table' available,
Kind base personnel, supplies bought of good quality, Cannigione is a nice town with good atmosphere to start sailing trip.
Corsica anti-clockwise was a good idea to omit any need to sail against Mistral, however this did not occur during our trip,
Early -Mid July it starts to get a bit busy, few north-european sailors and italian and french for the weekend, After mid july it gets significantly more busy however 3rd week of july was not overcrowded in SW Corse or NE Sardinia.
here is my Review of our trip.
Dealing with Globe Sailor was a breeze, they arranged for us and answered every single question we had, and we had a lot being first time sailors. All our tiny requests from arranging wi-fi to snorkelling gear was also taken care of by Globe Sailor, you really cant find a better place on
the internet to book a boat with such ease and confidence.
Once we arrived in Sardinia, the charter company were brilliant. We were upgraded from a 36ft to a 46ft yacht because it was our honeymoon, such a lovely gesture. The boat was new, clean and modern. The stand up shower was particular nice to have. Everything on the boat worked perfectly and the main room bed was spacious and comfy. The process with Marta (the owner) was very easy, and she as well as our crew spoke perfect english, making it even easier for us. Marta arranged a car for us to go the local
supermarket, even though it was walking distance and our hostess came with us to help pick out food and amounts, this just made things so much easier on us. Our hostess was perfect, never to far away but also never crowding
us. The meals she cooked us were delicious and when we stopped in a marina, she always found something local and fresh to cook. Our skipper was wonderful, helping design a itinerary that included Corsica (somewhere we never intended to go) and are so happy we did as it was the highlight of the trip, he also always found the bay with the most sun and least wind and pushed our boat past all the other boats and got us the prime position. The
scenery of the north west area of Sardinia is amazing and I highly recommend it. The water is pristine, the little towns lovely and the scenery breathtaking.
Thank you again for making our honeymoon so special and we cant wait to go sailing again.
Paul & Adele