Crystal Clear Waters, Excellent Italian Cuisine, Modern Marinas. Discover Sardinia!
The sailing season runs from April to October. On the Costa Smeralda there are many comfortable and modern marinas.
Sardinia has a coastline of 1,848 km that includes many small islands, rocky shores and white sand beaches. As a result it is a very popular destination for sailors, skippers, surfers, and other water sport enthusiasts for a long time.
The scenery and the sailing conditions in Sardinia provide a paradise for true yachtsmen. Sailing in Sardinian waters requires some experience and good navigational skills.
Popular coastal areas:
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... more
Emerald Beach (Costa Smeralda) between Palau and Olbia
Small, hidden bays:
Costa Paradiso between Isola Rossa and Portobello die Gallura,
Costa Verde on the Golfo di Gonnesa
“King’s Coast”, between Punta di Santa Giusta and Capo Ferrato Costa de Sud is framed by Capo Teulada and the town Pula.
Other Coastal and beach towns with nice bathing opportunities and mooring available for sport boats: are Arabatx by Tortoli, San Teodoro, Budino, Capo Comino near Sinsicola, Berchidda, Cala Libretto.
Bays accessible by water: Porto Quao, Cala Biriola, Costa di Cala Sisine, Costa di Cala Luna, Costa Goloritze, Costa di Cala Marilu, and Cala Gonone on the Golfo di Orosei.
Along the Sardinian coast there are almost 40 marinas, many ports, and anchorages. In the north-east of the island, Sardinia has an excellent infrastructure with modern and comfortable marinas.
Most of which are in the:
Northeast - Golfo Aranci near Olbia and Palau
South - Caligari.
Other marinas and moorings are in:
Alghero, Fertilia, Porto Conte, Stintino, Porto Torres, Castesardo, Santa Teresa di Gallura, La Maddalena, Cannigione, Poltu Quatu, Porto Cervo, Portisco, Porto Rotondo, Punta Marana, Baia Caddinas, Puntaldia, Porto Ottiolu, La Caletta, Porto Corallo, Capitana, Su Siccu, Perd’e Sali, Cala Verde, Sant’Antioco, Carloforte, Portoscuso, Buggerro, Oristano, and Bosa.
In addition, bays like the Aquarium or Rondinara are good alternatives for anchorage.
Sardinia has a Mediterranean climate and experiences hot summers and mild winters. In spring and autumn, temperatures are pleasantly warm. There is a lot of sunshine and little rain. The best time for sailing is from April or May to September or October. The area offers ideal weather, but strong winds can occur. On the northern and western coast of Sardinia the winds are fairly constant. The Mistral can occur from west and the hot Sirocco that comes from the south/southeast, can create sport sailing conditions. The nozzle effect occurs between Corsica and Sardinia in the Strait of Bonifacio, and the wind speed increases by 1 to 2 Bft. On the south coast circulating winds predominate. The east coast is dominated by south/ southeast winds.
With its many picturesque grottos and rocky shores, Sardinia is a beloved and highly regarded destination for divers.
Northwest Capo Caccia - has numerous tunnels and caves.
Olbia - dive among the ruins of a crashed plane.
Northeast - Capo d’Orso
North - Capo Testa
Grotta del Bue Marino in the Golfo di Orosei
Grotta di Nettuno in Alghero.
Capo Caccia - Nature Preserve
West (Sinis peninsula) - Capo Teulada and Isla Rossa
Restricted Areas: allowed but with restrictions, due to nature conservancy efforts.
La-Maddalena-Archipel national park, around the small Asinara and Mal di Ventre islands.
Punta Coda Cavallo peninsula with its two islands Tavolara and Molara.