Route Suggestion Sardinia – Sail along the Maddalena National Park

Sailing around the Maddalena National Park

Sardinia boasts pristine white sand beaches and turquoise waters amongst all the rustic charm and history of southern Europe. Hidden bays, rocky coves, caves and grottos litter the coasts. By boat you can explore untouched islands that seem to belong to another world.

  1. Portisco - Collect the boat from the Marina
  2. Caprera - Visit Casa Garibaldi
  3. La Maddalena - The picturesque port town
  4. Spargi - Explore the uninhabited island
  5. Budelli - See the Spiaggia Rosa pink beach
  6. Cala Santa Maria & Porto Massimo
  7. Return to Portisco


From Portisco sail up the emerald coast to the Maddalena Islands

Beginning your trip from Marina di Portisco, we suggest sailing north to La Maddalena National Park. This is an excellent charter area that is still somewhat undiscovered. There are several absolutely beautiful islands to sail to, and a first stop could be the island of Caprera. Caprera is where Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of Italy’s ‘fathers’ spent his retirement, and it is possible to visit the villa he inhabited. Next, the port of La Maddalena, here you can perhaps have lunch in the pretty port town or go to any of the islands famous beaches. Spargi is an uninhabited island, and on Budelli there is the Spiaggia Rosa in the southeast, an extraordinary pink sand beach. Then, Cala Santa Maria and Porto Massimo on the northern tip of La Maddalena island. All these islands have wonderful anchorages and provide opportunities for snorkeling, swimming and exploration. 

Sailing Conditions

Sardinia has a Mediterranean climate and the sailing season runs from May to October. However, it is not an area for beginners. Sardinia experiences the Maestrale, Ponente, and Scirocco winds that can cause challenging conditions. Always be sure to check the local weather forecast. Note: This is a protected marine area, be sure never to anchor in sensitive or prohibited areas



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