Visit Sardinia aboard a boat is one of the best ways to appreciate the peculiarities of this island, its bays, its sea caves, its stunning sights spread along the coasts.
In Sardinia no stretch is the same as the next: this diversity is a great attraction for worldwide travellers, so we suggest an itinerary to follow by boat, with the help of Delphina, a collection of hotels and resorts located in Gallura, in the North of Sardinia.
Charter a sailing boat in Sardinia is the favorite travel experience by VIPs and demanding tourists: for this reason we introduce you to this charming destination choosing the main sights and the top activities to do during a vacation.
Porto Cervo, the main centre of the Costa Smeralda
Cannigione is the starting point of a sailing itinerary, is located in the Northern Sardinia and is reachable by pullman, car or taxi by Olbia Airport. Once arrived, it’s possible to rent a boat and head out to the first port of call, the amazing Porto Cervo in Costa Smeralda.
The Emerald Coast is probably the most renowned area in Sardinia and also the most expensive; you'll be astonished by Porto Cervo, a village populated by luxury stores, top restaurants and bars, designed in the '50s and '60s by prestigious architects as Jacques Couelle, Luigi Vietti and Michele Busiri Vici. Porto Cervo boasts white stucco buildings with red-terracotta tile roofs that give a suggestive look to the village, merging Sardinian tradition with a strong vocation for elegance, shown by jewellers, designer shops and exclusive nightclubs.
Go for a walk at Porto Cervo marina at dusk, it will be very romantic and relaxing.
Porto Rotondo and Caprera Island
Porto Rotondo is the second stage of our sailing route, a jewel close to Tavolara natural reserve, featuring white sand beaches, a beautiful church and a stunning amphitheater which you can see in a day. We recommend visiting the Saint Lorenzo Church, which houses sculptures by Mario Cerioli, and San Marco square, designed by the famous sculptor Andrea Cascella.
Caprera Island, part of the Maddalena Archipelago, is located in the Strait of Bonifacio and is a must for travellers who are looking for quietness and wildlife: here live some rare species of seabirds (royal seagull, cormorant and peregrine falcon), furthermore is a very important place for Italian history, because Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian patriot, lived and died here. The house where Garibaldi lived is now a museum and the island itself is a national monument; explore Caprera means to pay tribute to one of the most important Italian heroes, who fought for the independence of its country.
The island, linked to La Maddalena by a bridge, is characterized by steep cliffs and is also one of the main scuba diving sites in Italy.
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, an event that you cannot miss
Every year in Sardinia take place many prestigious events: this is related to sailing and is a great chance to admire the biggest yachts in the world, is the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup competition in Porto Cervo.
This regatta is reserved to the yachts larger than 18 meters and came to its 30th edition; Rolex is the main sponsor of the event, who's-who of international yachting and a statement of the evolution of yacht racing. The Rolex Cup, scheduled from 31st August to 6th September, is an important test for Maxi Yachts quality; follow the calendar to know why Sardinia is the best destination in Italy for sailing: www.yccs.it
Rally Costa Smeralda in the heart of Gallura
After a long trip by boat it's time to advice another trendy event, Rally Costa Smeralda, a competition came to 33rd edition. From 4th to 7th September the top international racers will drive through the amazing Sardinian landscape, a really exciting motor racing suggested to the fans of high velocity and powerful cars.
Sardinia is, at the same time, a refuge for tourists who like wildlife and a dreamy place for people who love to rub shoulders with actors, princesses and billionaires.