Sardinia Bareboat Sailing Itinerary
Sardinia Seven Day Bareboat Itinerary Including Porto Cervo, La Maddalena and Bonifacio
Overview | Day One - Portisco to Tavolara| Day Two - Tavorlara to Caprera | Day Three - Caprera to Bonifacio | Day Four - Bonifacio to Budelli | Day Five - Budelli to Spargi | Day Six - Spargi to Maddalena | Day Seven - Maddalena to Pevero | Day Eight - Pevero to Portisco
Explore the Maddalena Archipelago on your exquisite Sardinian bareboat charter. Starting in the exciting town of Portisco, explore the coast of Sardinia all the way up to Bonifacio in Corsica, visiting many of the fascinating and beautiful islands of the Maddalena inbetween.
Sail from Portisco through Capo Figari and the Gulf of Olbia for approximately 16 nautical miles to beautiful Tavolara. This island is a limestone massif, 5 km in length and just 1 km across with impressive cliffs at either end. The bay of Spalmatore has a fantastic beach where you can anchor for the night.
Take the first swim of your trip while soaking up the incredible views. The Ristorante da Tonino Re di Tavolara is an iconic, family run restaurant perfect for your evening meal where you can digest the adventures of the first day on your charter yacht.
After a leisurely breakfast on board, get underway for the Maddalena Archipelago and Caprera Island, about 21 nautical miles north of Tavolara and the second largest in the archipelago with about 45 km of coastline.
Caprera has been declared a natural reserve in order to protect its full time (and only) residents the royal seagull, cormorant and peregrine falcons, so be to sure to take your binoculars as you climb the volcanic peak of Monte Teiolane from where you can see the entire archipelago stretched out in front of you.
Visit the House of Garibaldi, the famous Italian’s retirement retreat. Nowadays it is a museum and memorial chapel – the island itself is also a national monument to this father of Italian independence. The south western side of the island provides many great coves and anchorages.
You will have a stunning sail from Caprera to Bonifacio, one of the most dramatic natural harbours in the world. Situated on the southern coast of Corsica this town with its medieval citadel sits atop towering limestone cliffs and the entrance to the harbour is only accessed through a channel in these incredible “falaises”. A definite safe harbour from all winds!
Enjoy a walk though the streets with its cafes, shops and restaurants serving the best of the local French and Corsican cuisine and marvel at the views from the top!
Back to the crystal waters of the Maddalena Archipelago and to Isola Budelli, considered one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean. Head to the south eastern part of the island to the world famous “Spiaggia Rosa” or “pink beach”. The colour comes from microscopic fragments of corals and shells and is a stunning contrast to the greenery of this uninhabited island.
Swim, snorkel and explore the transparent water of the bays of Isola Spargi, including Cala Corsara, said to be one of the most beautiful, Cala Conneri and Cala Petranera until you reach Cala Grano where you can moor for the night on the protected east coast of the island.
Lie back on deck with a glass of delicious local wine and enjoy the peace and quiet that only bareboating can offer.
If you fancy some time onshore, the port town of Cala Gavetta on Isola Maddalena is where you can spend your next evening. The town offers shops, restaurants and pizzerias for you to explore, but there are other bays and beaches possible for your overnight anchorage.
Renowned for its fabulous beaches, the island is also recognisable for its rocky granite terrain and there are ancient ruins to discover for those wishing to indulge in the history of the area.
Leaving the archipelago of La Maddalena behind you, head back to the Costa Smeralda or “Emerald Coast” and anchor in the bay of Pevero just south of the jet set hub of Porto Cervo.
A perfect anchorage when the Mistral is blowing, the bay is framed by two white sandy beaches and you all no doubt want to take advantage of the crystalline waters here to swim and snorkel on your last day on board.
You can reach Portisco from Pevero in an hour to disembark and end your charter. But maybe have one last swim before you return to base!
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