SARDINIA YACHT CHARTERS
IDEAL TIME TO CHARTER: June – October
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean that boasts a more “relaxing atmosphere” than the mainland of Italy. Only a 55 minute flight from Rome, you can escape the tourists and find a proud culture welcoming you. The coastline of Sardinia is one of the world’s most unique natural environments, perfect for those looking for a classic Italian getaway without the crowds you will find on the mainland. This island offers secluded coves, luminous blue waters and ever-present aromatic scent of the “Macchia Mediterranea” (Mediterranean evergreen forest). With a coastline running for approximately 1800km, Sardinia is the second largest island of the Mediterranean, located approximately 130 n.m. away from Ostia, Metropolitan city of Rome to Port Cervo, Sardinia. Combine its natural beauty with a history that dates millennia before Christ, the Sardinians are rightly a proud nation, always welcoming visitors to experience their unique culture.
PORTO CERVO (COSTA SMERALDA)
Porto Cervo is the address for luxury and elegance in Sardinia, and the center of Costa Smeralda. Offering large parks, elegant boutiques and exciting nightlife, this is “The Place to be” for those who prefer a sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere. A visit to Stella Maris, a church containing a painting that is thought by many experts to be an El Greco, should not be missed.
Nestled in a beautiful and perfectly sheltered harbor, Porto Cervo Marina is one of the Mediterranean’s best equipped and most welcoming ports with its modern marina at the Marina Village.
Porto Rotondo is a stylish small port surrounded by chic boutiques, contemporary art galleries, beautiful gardens, friendly people and exquisite food. To visit Porto Rotondo is to visit a magical, dreamy atmosphere of a long – ago lagoon city.
Portisco is an ideal starting point to cruise the unspoiled waters of Sardinia. The well-protected and organized harbor is situated in the Gulf of Cugnana on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. Providing easy access to all of the main attractions of the Costa Smeralda and Northern Sardinia, Portisco is the most likely place to charter a sailing yacht if you are looking to start your charter in the Costa Smeralda.
Portisco has many inviting little restaurants and excellent local facilities that provide for relaxed holidays at one of the most beautiful coastlines of Sardinia, the Costa Smeralda.
SANTA TERESA GALLURA
The unique natural harbor of Santa Teresa Gallura is a portrait of an enchanting coastal village that offers a variety of excellentoptions and excellent leisure facilities.
The well sheltered marina, carved out by nature, provides a perfect break from wind and weather. The neighboring Capo Testa is the most Northern point of Sardinia. This rocky coast has been shaped by the winds of time, transforming the immense granite stone into sculptures that will peak your imagination.
An old lighthouse, overlooking Cala di Luna, is casting its guiding light to the white cliffs that mark the entrance to the port of Bonifacio, Corsica.
The charming little fishing village of Stintino overlooks the Gulf of Asinara on the outermost edge of land in northwestern Sardinia. The island of Asinara is situated in the territory of the Porto Torres municipality with its numerous archaeological complexes and Nuraghic monuments. It is one of the most spectacular islands in the Mediterranean as it has kept its naturalistic charm unaltered over the years.
The eastern coast is particularly rich in evocative soft sandy beaches and pink granite bays. The western side of the Asinara Island is characterized by the height of its coasts, the highest point being Punta dello Scorno, upon which is placed a gorgeous lighthouse.
Alghero is situated on the northwestern coast of Sardinia and a real treasure with a strong Catalonian influence. It underwent Spanish colonization for a lengthy period of time which left its mark on the local language and in many vivid traditions.
The old town center on the sea front with its architecture, the labyrinthine network of narrow, car-free lanes and quaint little shops is very reminiscent of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona. The Port of Alghero is right underneath the ancient walls of the town’s historical center opening towards the sea.
Carloforte is a picturesque fishing village located on Isola di San Pietro (Saint Peter’s Island), world renowned for its tuna fish, which reaches the best restaurants in Japan.
Located approximately 7 km from the South Western Coast of Sardinia, its pastel-colored houses and cobbled streets, Carloforte maintains the intrigue of an ancient village.
Carloforte has many traditions but its wine and food continues to gain importance especially thanks to the two festivals: ‘The Tabarkan Couscous Festival’ in honor of the Tunisian dish revisited in Genovese style and the ‘Girotonno’, the main event of the summer which crowns this tasty fish dish, prepared in thousands of ways, as king of the cuisine, in a huge feast of flavors and taste.
Cagliari is located on the southern side of the island and is the regional capital of Sardinia (164,250 inhabitants). This vibrant place full of fascinating traditions and friendly people is a historical city and the leading center of the Sardinian economy at the same time.
Walk the streets of its historical district and discover the cosmopolitan flair of this unique town where culture, folklore and cuisine are not clichés. Excellent local facilities and inviting little bars and restaurants create an enjoyable atmosphere and fill the air with the aroma of spices and delicious food.
TEMPERATURE AND CLIMATE
Sardinia has a Mediterranean subtropical climate that is perfect for yachting holidays. It has long, dry summers and mild, damp winters with snow only in the higher regions. The average temperatures lie between 14° C and 20° C, and temperatures in the In Sardinia the duration of the seasons is different from other Central European countries. Winter lasts from December to February, and around Christmas the so-called Saint Martin Summer (“estate di San Martino”) normally brings mild temperatures of around the 18° C for 4 to 5 days.
Spring begins in March, which gives way to an early summer in the middle of May. July and August are high summer months. September it is still summery warm (and much less crowded), and in October late summer temperatures still prevail. The month of November represents however the short Sardinian autumn, before it becomes winter in December with humid days. The island is surrounded by warm Mediterranean waters and sees plenty of sun. Sardinia enjoys 7 hours of sunshine each day in April, rising to 11 hours in July.
SEA TEMPERATURE – The Sardinian region of the Mediterranean Sea not only looks beautiful but it stays warm all year. Even in the coldest months, January to March, the sea temperature does not fall below 13 °C. From June to September its 21-23 °C and in July and August it’s up 24 °C. Summer months rise, particularly in the coastal regions to approximately 30° C.
WINDS – The dominant wind is the Mistral, which blows from the northwest. It is most prevalent in winter and spring but doesn’t blow periodically throughout the year.