Sardinia Explorer

Experience the beautiful white sand beaches and charismatic port towns of the Italian coastline.

Enjoy the serene emerald waters of Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda

7 Nights: Various dates June – September

Please enquire for price.

In this Italian sailing adventure you’ll discover some of the best beaches, Tavolara Island, La Cinta and its sand bar and lagoon, and the shops at Porto Cervo. You’ll sail from Porco, to Santo Stefano and Palau, and sail through the La Maddalena archipelago to see Corsica’s Bonifacio. You’ll also explore Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli and much more.

After a long day of sailing and site-seeing, you’ll have the chance to relax in your comfortable double cabin with a private bathroom, while the crew takes care of the rest!

Suited To

Couples, Groups, Individuals

Difficulty

No previous experience required

Nights Onboard

7

Vessel Type

Lagoon 620 Catamaran, 62ft

Crew

Skipper & Steward/Cook

Berth Style

Modern double cabin with air-con

Local Airport

Olbia Airport

Day 1 – Saturday: Olbia – Tavolara

After boarding your catamaran at the yacht charter base in Olbia, your captain will set sail for 9 nautical miles to the protected marine area of Tavolara Island in Punta Spalmatore. With its two beaches facing each other, it offers perfect shelter against the prevailing winds. Dinner and night onboard.

Day 2 – Sunday: San Teodoro – Porto Rotondo – Porto Cervo

After breakfast and a swim, a short 9-mile navigation will take you to San Teodoro to reach “La Cinta”, a long and thin stretch of golden sand between the sea and the lagoon renamed “Tahiti”, thanks to its waters similar to tropical paradises.

In the afternoon, sail to Porto Rotondo (approximately 11 miles) to anchor in the Gulf of Marinella for dinner and overnight. From there, with the dinghy, reach the port and one of the most popular tourist points of Gallura, Porto Cervo. Dinner and night onboard.

Day 3 – Monday: Baia Sardinia – Cala Bitta – Canniggione – Roccia Dell’orso

A beautiful sail of 14 miles is waiting for you along the Costa Smeralda towards the Gulf of Arzachena, where you can choose from the many anchorages and small buoys to spend the day. Sail between Baia Sardinia, Cala Bitta and Canniggione, or enjoy the Gulf of Saline. Dominated by the typical colours of Capo d’Orso, this coast is also known for Roccia dell’Orso, a rock which, with erosion by the Mistral, looks like a crouching bear. Dinner and night onboard.

Day 4 – Tuesday: Palau – La Maddalena

After spending the evening in the port, you can discover the beaches and bays between the small islands of “Porco”, Santo Stefano and Palau, crossing one of the most picturesque natural canals of the Mediterranean where the wind and the sea have shaped each rock. In the afternoon you will arrive at the small port of Mangiavolpe, in the centre of the inhabited area of “La Maddalena”. Dinner and night onboard.

Day 5 – Wednesday: South Corsica – Bonifacio

You will leave the port to head for the south of Corsica through the wonderful islands of Spargi and Spargiotto and the “Bouches de Bonifacio” to the spectacular fjord of the town of the same name. With a magnificent port built at the end of the 19th century, it was then colonized by the Genoese who, to protect themselves, made structural changes, including the construction of the citadel of Bonifacio as we know it today. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the heart of the medieval fortifications and discover the 187-step staircase that King Alphonse of Aragon had carved out of the rock. Dinner and night onboard.

Day 6 – Thursday: Capo Pertusato – Budelli – Razzoli – Santa Maria – Gulf Of Pevero

Leave Corsica and take a swim at Capo Pertusato where you will find an impressive rock that, both for its shape and for its position, has been renamed “Le Gouvernail de la Corse” (The Rudder of Corsica). Then, you will set off for 12 miles to the islands of Budelli, Razzoli, and Santa Maria in the far north of the Maddalena archipelago, protected by the regulations of the National Park.

The “Rosa” beach on the island of Budelli, is often named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It owes its name to the colour of the sand, rich in tiny fragments of coral, granite, and shells. From there you will sail around Maddalena Island and Caprera. Caprera is the second largest island of the archipelago, and a fully protected area. Connected by a 600-meter bridge built in 1958, in addition to its beauty and unspoiled nature, the island is famous for having been the last residence of Giuseppe Garibaldi. He lived there for 26 years and left many relics preserved in the Garibaldi Compendium, one of the most visited museums in Italy.

Sail to the Gulf of Pevero 14 miles away where you will spend the night. Near Porto Cervo, you can easily reach the marina in a few minutes with the dinghy, for those who wish to spend a lively evening. The pedestrian area offers many shops and bars. Night onboard.

Day 7 – Friday: Pevero – Romazzino – Principe – Cala Di Volpe – Olbia

The morning of the last day will allow you to enjoy a magnificent sunrise in front of the spectacular beach of Grande Pevero. It is one of the most popular beaches for tourists who come to discover Costa Smeralda. It is shaped like a half moon and at night it reflects its own light.

You will continue to the beaches of Romazzino and Principe (named after the Arab prince Aga Khan, founder of the Costa Smeralda) and Li Ittricceddi 6 miles away. After 3 miles of navigation opposite the promontory of “smeraldino”, you will discover four charming beaches: Cala di Volpe, Liscia Ruja, Petra Bianca and Petra Niedda, with their very fine and clear sand, protected by yellow-pink granite. Here you can dive into the brilliant blue sea before continuing to sail to our base in Olbia for the last 16 miles. Dinner and night onboard.

Day 8 – Saturday

Disembarkation at 9 a.m.

N.B.: Itinerary subject to change due to meteorological or/and technical conditions

  • Accommodation in air-conditioned standard double (2 triple cabins) with private bathroom.
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Drinks at meals (table wine and water), local aperitifs (punch, rum, fruit juice).
  • Service of the crew: 2 persons (captain, steward/cook).
  • 2 sets of linen, towels, and beach towels per person/week.
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel, and water).
  • Insurance for the yacht and the passengers.
  • Water sports on board: snorkelling equipment, sea kayak Crew is in charge of cleaning common parts only.
  • In case of dietary requirements (allergies, intolerances, special diet), you receive adapted menus but not specific menus. Such requirements must be communicated at least 2 weeks prior to the charter. Passengers are not allowed to bring their own beverages onboard.
  • Airfares
  • Transfers
  • Extra beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks that are not included in the full board.
  • Cash box (mandatory): payable by cash on arrival for departures until 31 December 2022
  • Destination fee (mandatory): payable in advance – for departures from 01 January 2023
  • LAGOON 620 – 6 + 2 CAB.
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Number of cabins: 6
  • 12 Passengers

Phlegraean Islands, Capri, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast

Day 1 – Saturday

After the check-in on board at DYC base in Pozzuoli (18:00 / 06:00 pm), we will sail for just 6nm arriving in Corricella bay in Procida. The bay is famous for its village with tightly packed houses built on top of each other in a myriad of different colours. The village is known to be a cheerful place, and offers a breathtaking view, especially when the sun is shining on the coloured houses.
It is car-free and it’s possible to enjoy an aperitif, dinner or walk to the main village using just stairways and snaking passages to Terra Murata or Casale Vascello. Dinner on board and night at the anchor in the bay.

Day 2 – Sunday

After a dip in the sea and a typical traditional breakfast (lingue al Limone), we head to Ischia, the largest island in the Bay of Naples and a popular coastal destination. We will pass close to Vivara, which is connected to Procida by a bridge. This island is home to a nature reserve with rare plants, rabbits and birds. After sailing 8nm, we will arrive in Sant’Angelo bay and Maronti beach. Certainly, the bay is amazing but don’t miss visiting its small, fashionable village or Le Fumarole beach, which can be easily accessed using a small path from the heart of this village.
Around 16:00 / 04:00 pm the catamaran will move in a bay close to Ischia Ponte (4nm from Sant’Angelo). Ischia Ponte is famous for its medieval castle that overlooks the bay below (Castello Aragonese). A boat dinner under the castle and a walk among the shops in Ischia Ponte will be an unforgettable experience.

Day 3 – Monday

In the morning, we set sail for 19 nm from Ischia to Capri. Get to know the island’s Faraglioni rocks, visit the Blue Grotto and watch the amazing colour of the water as the sunlight hits the caves. Take a tour of the island, passing close the famous Faro and stop to enjoy the ambience at Marina Piccola.
Don’t worry, we won’t forget Capri. We will land on the most famous concrete pier in the world to visit Capri village and its narrow streets full of shops, La Piazzetta, Via Tragara, Via Camerelle etc. Every day, famous people from all over the world land on this pier with their mega yachts.

Day 4 – Tuesday

Passing through the Faraglioni Rocks, we will head towards Amalfi coast where high mountains, with particular colours, overlook the bays of Nerano, Positano and Amalfi. After a sail of 8.5nm, you will swim in the deep water of Li Galli.
The Li Galli islands are three rocky, remote islands (Gallo Lungo, Castelluccio and Rotonda) located a few miles from the beach of Positano and mirrored in the clear sea facing the pearl of the Amalfi coast. According to legend, the islands were inhabited by the mermaids who seduced sailors with their melodious voice, making them lose control of their ships so they crashed on the rocks (a mythological tale highlighting the dangers of navigation). The last inhabitants of these isles were the choregrapher Leonide Massine (who built a wonderful villa on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa decorated by the architect Le Corbusier) and the ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev.
After a short sail to Positano, 4.5nm, we will stop to see the undisputed beauty of the landscape which has contributed to making Positano and the Amalfi Coast famous worldwide. In Positano don’t forget to buy the fresh linen dresses, leather sandals, colourful ceramics and Limoncello.

Day 5 – Wednesday

After breakfast we will head to Amalfi (6nm from Positano), passing close to Praiano and Cona dei Marini. We’ll make a short stop visiting the amazing Furore Fjord, a deep rift into the rock at the mouth of a steep valley that falls into the sea, which retains a small beach with a tiny and a picturesque fishing village. Here among the charming ‘monazzeni’ began the stormy relationship between Roberto Rossellini and actress Anna Magnani also known as ‘Nannarella’ during the filming of ‘L’Amore’. The houses are inhabited and have been transformed into an interesting Eco-museum.
The fjord is overridden by a bridge suspended at 30 meters high, along which runs the main coast road. Here, on the first Sunday in July, a high diving championship takes place. Just behind Capo Conca we’ll be in Amalfi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the four Italian republics. It is full of history, rich in amazing and ancient buildings and museums. The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Piazza Duomo, the Basilica del Crocifisso, the ancient arsenal of the Maritime Republic and the paper museum are just some of the wonders of Amalfi.

Day 6 – Thursday

In the morning we suggest taking a bus from Amalfi to Ravello. Perched on a rocky outcrop, at 365 meters high, Ravello is set right in the middle of the Amalfi coast and overlooks the whole Gulf of Salerno. It is one of the most popular destinations of the Divine coast, due to the irresistible fascination and fame that made it famous in the world. It has a perfect combination of art and music that deserves its UNESCO cultural acknowledgement and recognition as a city of music. Villa Ruffolo, Villa Cimbrone, Villa Rondinaia and the famous Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium will enchant you.
In the early afternoon, the catamaran will head to Sorrento, leaving the Amalfi coast and entering the Sorrento coast. It’s 18nm from Amalfi to Sorrento, where you can admire the fantastic landscape and swim in beautiful bays (Nerano bay or Marina di Puolo). Night in Sorrento bay and a visit to the village at night.

Day 7 – Friday

At the mooring, you can take a last swim in Sorrento bay or walk through the town.
In the early afternoon, we head back to Pozzuoli passing along Naples coast and admiring the city of Naples by the sea with its Castel dell’Ovo, Posillipo hill and Nisida island. Night in Pozzuoli Marina.

Day 8 – Saturday

Disembarkation at 09.00 am

N.B.: Itinerary subject to change due to meteorological or/and technical conditions

  • Accommodation in air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom (A/C in service from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Drinks at meals (table wine and water), local aperitifs (punch, rum, fruit juice)
  • Service of the crew: 2 persons (captain, steward/cook) 2 sets of linen, towels and beach towels per person/week
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
  • Water sports on board: snorkelling equipment, sea kayak, fishing gear

  • Airfares
  • Transfers
  • Extra beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks that are not included in the full board.
  • Cash box (mandatory): 180 Euros per person per cruise payable in cash on spot upon arrival

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