Your cruise in Sardinia
The beautiful island of Sardinia is less crowded and touristic than nearby Corsica or Sicilia, and well worth a visit due to its stunning natural landscape, its mountains, inlets, bays and turquoise waters. Diving fans with love it here as the waters teem with dolphins, seals and many species of fish and other creatures. Sardinia is a true paradise and the perfect place to enjoy a serene and relaxing sailing holiday.
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Your cruise in Sardinia on the Mediterranean Sea
With an area of approximately 24,000 km², Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and offers over 100 beaches for your holiday. Almost 1,630,500 inhabitants live on the island, which is close to the island of Corsica, which belongs to France. Sardinia has been autonomous since 1982. The island's capital, which politically belongs to Italy, is called Cagliari and is known for the Castello district, located on an impressive hill in the city of Sardinia. At the top of this hill, you can find a brilliant view of the city.
On your catamaran charter, you can discover the island of Sardinia and be enchanted by the bountiful beaches and bays. Enjoy your holiday with a view of the dreamlike coasts and try the island's culinary specialities for your lunch - all with a view of the turquoise blue water. Enrich your sailing holiday on the catamaran of your choice with a visit to the Parco del Sulcis National Park. This is located close to the city of Cagliari. It's common for guests to combine their visit to the city of Cagliari with a trip to the national park to get the most out of their day in the area.
The Costa Smeralda is another highly-rated spot for you to visit. Here you can spend hours relaxing on the coast and admiring the emerald-coloured water (hence the name Costa Smeralda). Porto Cervo, one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean, is located on the Costa Smeralda. Stroll along the shore and enjoy a meal in one of the excellent restaurants or take a short break in a charming café. Costa Smeralda is one of Sardinia's main tourist attractions and is definitely worth a visit during your week.
One of the most beautiful seaside towns on the Costa Smeralda is named Cannigione. Cannigione offers guests a stretching coast of popular beaches and coves. The port of Cannigione is great for tourists who wish to moor their catamaran yachts or motorboats as it has a good offering of services for those who moor here. The fame of Cannigione is evident in the stunning beauty of its coastline and beaches.
If you want to travel further north in Sardinia, we recommend exploring the Maddalena archipelago; it is a worthwhile visit! The Unesco World Heritage Site consists of seven small islands strung together. The islands are named the 'seven sisters', and they are as follows: La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and Razzoli. The beautiful Maddalena Archipelago is also a protected national park home to a rich and diverse marine ecosystem.
Maddalena archipelago has an important historical and cultural heritage too! Personalities such as Horacio Nelson and Domenico Millelire are part of the islands' history. A mosaic of different shades of blue water, endless beaches with fine sand, and fascinating historical sights... what more could you need!
The island of Corsica is also close enough for you to visit. Once you arrive in Corsica, take some time to explore the island's magnificent beauty. Bonifacio, Calvi, and Ajaccio are popular destinations for sailors and offer plenty of sightseeing, hiking, and beachcombing opportunities. Walking around Corsica, you may spot a statue or monument dedicated to a famous celebrity. Many famous figures were born in Corsica, such as Napoleon Bonaparte! Another celebrity is French singer Tino Rossi, who was famous for his romantic ballads. The singer was proud of his Corsican descent and often included aspects of traditional Corsican music in his work.
Besides beaches and idyllic towns, Sardinia also offers breathtaking landscapes to experience; visit the mysterious grottos, including the Grotte di Nettuno, located in Alghero. It stretches over six kilometres and can be reached by ship or via a 600-step staircase. Don't forget the beautiful mountains of Sardinia, which are the perfect background for your sailing trip. A postcard view of the mountains as you relax on the deck of your yacht, with a good book and a drink by your side, is truly a slice of heaven.
Sardinia also boasts many coves and lagoons along its coast. The most famous lagoon in Sardinia is the Stagnali lagoon, located in the southern part of the island near the town of Pula. It is a large, shallow lagoon with various plant and animal species, including pink flamingos, and is a popular spot for birdwatching and nature photography.
The Sardinian area has a rich history and culture, so many interesting tours are available for cruise guests. Many tour companies will offer special prices and deals for group bookings or early bookings, so keep this in mind! Spend hours getting lost in the soul of Sardinia with some of the unique tours the area has for you to book during your week or two of sailing:
- Wine-tasting tours in the vineyards of the Cannonau wine region.
- Guided tours of the ancient Nuraghe ruins and unique stone structures found only in Sardinia.
- Jeep tours of the rugged Supramonte mountain range and Gennargentu National Park.
- Food tours to try the traditional Sardinian cuisine, including cheese, cured meats, and seafood.
- Guided hikes to explore the natural beauty of Sardinia, including the Selvaggio Blu trek and the scenic coastal trails.
- Cultural tours to learn about the rich history and architecture of the towns and cities, such as Alghero and Cagliari.
- Water sports tours such as snorkeling and scuba diving excursions to see the abundant marine life and underwater caves.
- Horseback riding tours to explore the Giara di Gesturi nature reserve and see the famous wild horses.
How to get to your charter in Sardinia
No matter which charter/cruise you choose, whether catamaran, yacht etc., flying to the island is the main way to get there (as it is the fastest and cheapest option). For your trip to Sardinia, you can fly to the following airports: Olbia, Alghero and Cagliari. Your trip on the ship usually starts in the port of Marina di Portisco, 20 kilometres from Olbia airport. Other ports from which you could start your cruise include Cagliari or Carloforte.
Alternatively, you can also start your journey by car. For this, you can get to your port in Sardinia via ferry connections (prices per ferry and times vary).
The other main ports in Sardinia include the Port of Olbia, Port of Porto Torres, Port of Golfo Aranci, and Port of Arbatax. Many of these ports offer different services to guests who moor there.
Nightlife in Sardinia
Sardinia offers a diverse nightlife scene, with options ranging from lively bars to upscale nightclubs. Here are some of the best places to spend your nights in Sardinia:
- Costa Smeralda - a glamorous area of Sardinia with upscale nightclubs and bars.
- Porto Cervo - a town in Costa Smeralda known for its vibrant nightlife, luxury yachts, and designer shops. You may spot a celebrity walking around here and enjoying the lavish lifestyle.
- Alghero - a town with a charming historic centre and plenty of bars and restaurants.
- Cagliari - the capital city of Sardinia with a lively bar scene and a range of music venues to dance the night away.
- Baja Sardinia - a popular resort area with various bars and nightclubs.
- San Teodoro - a town with an energetic nightlife scene, particularly during summer.
- Piazzetta di Porto Rotondo - a bustling square in Porto Rotondo with many bars and restaurants.
- Olbia - a town with a range of bars and nightclubs, particularly popular with locals for a night out.
- La Maddalena - a small island with a more relaxed atmosphere for a calmer night and a few bars and clubs.
- Villasimius - a popular beach resort with a variety of bars and nightclubs.
Climate and sailing conditions for your catamaran in Sardinia
On this Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, you can expect very pleasant temperatures for your charter during the (six-month) summer. From May to October, your cruise will be hot and dry (temperatures of up to 40 degrees), so you can perfect your sun tan and read a good book on the deck of your yacht or catamaran or use the good weather for shore excursions. These shore excursions are ideal for discovering the popular city of Cagliari and then enjoying the turquoise waters of the Costa Rei coastline. Costa Rei is close to the city of Cagliari. There is often a fresh breeze because the island is located in the Mediterranean Sea. However, this is no obstacle to your charter - Sardinia offers excellent weather for your holiday, and you can sail across the water on your catamaran or yacht in gorgeous sunshine. During the night, the weather in Sardinia can vary depending on the season and location on the island. In general, during the summer months, temperatures can range from around 20-25°C (68-77°F), while in the winter months, temperatures can drop to around 5-10°C (41-50°F).
Cruise options with GlobeSailor in Sardinia
Chartering ships in Italy is the best way to experience the beauty and culture of this iconic area. With its sparkling blue waters, charming coastal towns, and delicious restaurants, Italy is a main destination for travellers worldwide. After spending time sailing along the coast, you'll understand the raving reviews left by many!
Choosing between a crewed cabin cruise and a bareboat yacht charter (sailing without a crew) can be tough! Both options offer guests a unique boat experience. Many guests choose to reverse a bareboat option as it allows them to sail alone and spend the day as they like. A cabin cruise with a crew is a good option for guests with less experience who just wish to relax and have the details taken care of on their behalf. The luxury of a cabin cruise is the services you receive from the crew.
We have many ships and cruises to offer guests who wish to travel here. Whether you wish to spend your days lazily cruising along the coast, relaxing on the ship's deck, or exploring what the Sardinian shore has to offer, we have a package to suit any person! A cabin cruise is a complete luxury experience as it includes all the comforts onboard in our price.
On board our ships, we also have different types of cabins for you to reverse. There are double and single cabins available, along with double cabins for individual use for those who are travelling solo but enjoy the luxury of larger sized cabins.
The itinerary during your sailing days shall be fully taken care of by our skipper and crew, freeing you from worry and stress as they offer you exceptional luxury services. A skipper will select the best route for sailing, and the other crew members remain at your disposal to take care of all the essential details (no matter how small!) onboard and in your cabins to make your trip outstanding and special. Booking a cabin or suite on a sailing cruise can be a great way to meet new people and make friends while exploring the area and on the ship's deck.
You will have all the comforts in your private cabin or suite without worrying about anything. The crew will take care of the onboard dining (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, depending on the cruise package) with traditional gastronomic flavours, which are included in the full board. You will also enjoy the luxury of having the deck regularly cleaned by the hostess. Our experienced crews can take care of all the details, leaving you to do all the relaxing in the sun.
View our cruise options and select the ship of your dreams which fits the needs of you and your guests and spend your days sailing around Sardinia in utter bliss.
The best time to set sail around the Italian island
Cruises in Sardinia are basically possible all year round. However, the months from April to June and September to October are best for your holiday on the ship. June and August are considered the peak season for charters and tourists, so cruise prices are comparatively high here. Nevertheless, at this time, you can discover the hidden bays and places of the island while sailing aboard your catamaran. From June to mid-October, the turquoise waters are perfect for swimming and bathing. Finally, in August, the waters of the Mediterranean reach their highest temperature of 24 to 26 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, most precipitation is recorded in autumn, with October and November being the most affected.
Book your Cabin Cruise in Sardinia now!
We have many cruises available for your group in Italy: sailboat, catamaran or gulet in a private cabin or suite with board and excursions included. A sailing trip along the Mediterranean sea is one of our most demanded cabin cruises and receives rave reviews yearly. Even if you are not an expert in navigation, a crewed cabin cruise includes the experience of living closely with the ins and outs of crewing the ship for the week.
If your ideal vacation day consists of relaxing on the deck of a ship in the sun, then a GlobeSailor cruise is the thing for you! The cruise price may often seem higher than usual, but this includes a paid skipper and crew to take care of all your cruise needs. Under the care of a professional skipper, the yacht or catamaran will be managed expertly. Allowing cruise guests to fully focus on discovering some of the many best destinations in the area. Crewed cruises are also an opportunity to visit their itinerary's many places of interest. Each stop during the cruise at one of the ports offers many sightseeing or relaxation activities, allowing you to make the most of your trip! So don't worry about how many days your cruise lasts because the itinerary is designed so that no places of interest are missed!
The primary information is available in the description of each cruise, but do not hesitate to contact your cruise consultant with any queries you may have. As a travel agency, we are happy to advise you about life onboard, the characteristics of the cabins, your flight, and the complete itinerary included in each cruise offer. Call, email or find our free quote form on our website to get in contact and learn more!
Do you already have dates in mind for your trip? If not, then we can help you! When choosing dates for your cruise, consider the weather conditions most suitable for you. If you prefer a gentle breeze of crisp air, it is often better to travel to Italy in winter. However, if you are not afraid of the heat, summertime dates might suit you better. But don't worry; our ships also come with the convenience of air conditioning onboard so that all passengers can fully enjoy the summer heat! The sailing high season in Italy starts in May and ends in September, with June and July being the main time to rent one of our ships.
A sailing holiday is a truly special experience that will give you and your crew a lifetime of memories. It's an opportunity to disconnect from the fast-paced world and reconnect with nature and yourself, all while doing so on a luxurious yacht!
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