Sardinia, Italy

Sailing holidays

25 °C
Average temperature (Jun-Sept)
Sailing experience level
Day Skipper

Sail the exclusive Costa Smeralda

Sardinia’s strong summer winds and narrow tidal range make it a favourite destination for sailors. Here you’ll find numerous cup competitions and regatta, attracted to the island’s famous Costa Smeralda by the strong mistrals that stir the surface of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Located in the middle of Sardinia’s exclusive Costa Smeralda, Cannigione is a small and lovely resort town offering easy access to many fabulous beaches and the popular Maddalena Archipelago.

The luxury resorts, golf courses and clean, white beaches of the Costa Smeralda attract the jet-set crowd, and you can spot many famous faces in Cannigione and beyond. If you tire of rubbing shoulders with millionaires and celebrities, then Cannigione is the perfect jumping off point from which to explore Sardinia, the Maddalena Archipelago and Corsica beyond. Sardinia’s craggy coastline provides dozens of natural inlets, secluded beaches and private anchorages where you can forget your troubles, drop anchor for the day and swim the warm, inviting waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Sardinia is globally renowned for its local cuisine and there are many excellent restaurants dotted along the coast, including several with prestigious Michelin stars. As you’d expect Sardinian cuisine is rich in seafood such as langoustines, rock lobster and tuna, as well as wild boar, suckling pig, cheeses and the region’s distinct saffron-infused pasta. Spoil yourself on an indulgent sailing holiday along the glamorous Costa Smerelda. 

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Costa Smeralda bareboat holidays

Charter a yacht from Cannigione and ride a mistral into the Gulf of Arzachena, north to the Maddalena Archipelago and Corsica beyond, east along the luxurious Costa Smeralda or west to the quiet inlets and fishing towns of Sardinia. A bareboat charter holiday is a chance for you to set your own agenda and sail wherever the wind takes you.

Sardinia one-week bareboat

  • Glamorous coast
  • Sardinian cuisine
  • Golf and yacht clubs
  • La Maddalena beaches
  • Boutique and designer shopping
  • Snorkel Tavolara Marine Protected Area
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
At least 10 days or 200 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Qualifications required

International Certificate of Competence
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Porto Pollo (Sardinia)


Via A.Vespucci 28

Cannigione (Sassari)

Sardinia, Italy

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