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Cannigione, Italy

Sardinia Yacht Charters

Inspiring Itineraries

What is the best route to sail Sardinia?

Our Sardinia sailing itinerary takes you to Italy’s stunningly beautiful Maddalena Archipelago National Park and Marine Reserve and the world-famous Emerald Coast, well known for its superb beaches and myriad of coves and bays. 

On longer cruises you can sail northward to the island of Corsica, France, or transit the Strait of Bonifacio and head south down the northwestern side of the island of Sardinia, where it’s a little less expensive than on the Emerald Coast and much more laid-back. Typically, though, sailors focus on the exquisite cruising in the Maddalena Islands and the bays and harbors of Sardinia’s Emerald Coast, with upscale Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo as the centerpiece. 

How easy is it to island hop in the Tyrrhenian Sea?

The Tyrrhenian Sea has so many incredible wonders to discover, with many islands being very easy to get to. From Sardinia. A short sail north from Sardinia is the Maddalena Archipelago National Park and Marine Reserve, comprised of seven main islands:

  • Maddalena
  • Caprera
  • Santo Stefano
  • Spargi
  • Budelli
  • Razzoli
  • Santa Maria

Across the Strait of Bonifacio in Corsica, France, which is also very easy to get to!

How many days in Sardinia is enough?

The duration of your Sardinian adventure entirely depends on how much exploring and sightseeing you plan on doing. Whether you spend a week in Sardinia before exploring other parts of Italy, or you take a couple of weeks to relax and soak up the sun on some of Sardinia’s divine beaches, it’s your choice.

Our Sardinia itinerary is based on a 1-week yacht charter which gives you plenty of time to explore islands, ports, beaches, coves, archaeological sites and also relax on the golden beaches. If you follow our itinerary, you will visit:

  • Porto Cervo
  • Porto Rotondo
  • Mortorio Island
  • Caprera Island
  • Maddalena Island
  • Cannigione

Want to discover what else Italy has to offer? Take a look at our Procida itinerary and Sicily itinerary.

What are the best things to do in Sardinia?

While you are in Sardinia take the opportunity to visit these breathtaking cultural attractions:

  • The Gulf of Arzachena, which reaches so deeply into the mainland that it seems like a fjord, ends in a sensational lagoon that is well worth the visit
  • Go scuba diving or snorkeling in the exquisite turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In order to save you from carrying extra luggage, The Moorings provides snorkeling equipment: flippers, mask and snorkel for your use. The equipment is stored in the office. Just ask the customer service representative for the sizes needed for you and your crew. Learn more about our water sports options.
  • If you’re a fan of history, take a trip to the Temple of Antas, an ancient Carthaginian-Roman temple
  • The Nuraghe Palmavera is a fascinating archaeological site containing a cluster of large limescale structures, dating back over 3,500 years. Offering you a slice of history, you can learn all about the Nuragic civilization

Sardinia also offers numerous opportunities for fishing either inland on the countless lakes and rivers, or on the coast off the rocks and jetties. You can even see the locals catching octopi and taking them home for dinner!

Some hotels in the north of the island offer trips on The Poseidon, a 14m sport fishing boat with excellent equipment, a very comfortable cabin and sundeck. Inland near to Mandra Edera Farm is Lake Omodeo with stunning scenery and coarse fishing. There is also fishing on the lakes and lagoons that surround Oristano on the west coast. In the south there is excellent fishing at Cala Carbonara where there is an abundance of marine life.

When is the best time to sail Sardinia

The sailing season in Sardinia runs from April-October, with the best times to channel your inner sailor generally considered to be April-May and September-October. This is very similar to our other Mediterranean yacht charter destinations in Greece and Croatia! Our Moorings base is closed between early-November to mid-March so if you’re looking for a Winter yacht charter, take a look at our Caribbean destinations.


What does Exclusive Plus, Exclusive and Club mean?

Exclusive Plus – Exclusive Plus class yachts are up to 1 year old, and feature the latest innovations and complimentary WI-FI in British Virgin Islands, Thailand, Seychelles, and all Mediterranean locations (excluding Italy).

Exclusive – Exclusive class yachts have been in our fleet approximately 1 to 3 years and feature many of the same amenities as our Exclusive Plus yachts as well as complimentary WI-FI in British Virgin Islands, Thailand, Seychelles, and all Mediterranean locations (excluding Italy).

Club – Club class yachts have some of the Exclusive class amenities, and are generally 3+ years of age (up to 10 years in the Exotics and Mediterranean) .

Can I rent just a single cabin?

Yes!  Perfect for couples or singles, you can enjoy the experience of a Luxury Crewed Charter for the price of a single cabin.

Is there Wi-Fi on board? 

The Moorings is proud to announce that Free Wi-Fi is now included on all Exclusive and Exclusive Plus models, and all-inclusive Crewed Yachts in select

destinations worldwide*, including the British Virgin Islands, Thailand, the Seychelles, and all Mediterranean locations (excluding Italy). Wi-Fi is also available for rent on our Club model yachts in participating destinations.*Internet connectivity and speed may vary within cruising grounds.

What type of equipment and amenities will I find on board?

The Moorings carries the most up-to-date equipment and all the extras a sailor or powerboater could ask for, including GPS satellite navigation

systems, autopilots, The Moorings SailMate mainsail stacking system and CD players with cockpit speakers. Some even have generators and air conditioning. The below deck areas are modified from standard factory production models to give you more room, comfort, and luxury. Our newest models include flatscreen TV’s and DVD players

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