Sizzle in Sardinia this Summer

The second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a European paradise. Located closer to Africa than to Italy, the turquoise sea and white sandy beaches of Sardinia rival anything you would see further afield. Add to this the local cooking of hearty pastas and pungent cheeses such as pecorino and smoked ricotta washed down with the local wines, and you have yourself the ideal charter destination.


Begin your Sardinia yacht charter from Portisco, a short taxi ride from Olbia airport, and immerse yourself in the Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast. This coastal resort is renowned as the playground of the rich and famous since the Aga Khan made it his playground in the 1960s. Sail north to La Maddelena National Park, scattered with islands and sandy beaches, including the famous spiaggia rosa, with pink sands, where peaceful anchorages await, or head for Corsica and the harbour town of Bonifacio for some French flair.


If you’re a fan of bareboat sailing, set sail aboard the Jeanneau 57 which accommodates up to 12 guests in 5 cabins.


In order to whet your appetite we have come up with the following one week itinerary in Sardinia.

Starting in Portisco, head towards Tavolara (12 nautical miles). Anchor in the bay of Spalmatore with its beautiful beach and fantastic view. In the evening, head ashore to dine at the restaurant “Re di Tavolara”.

Day 2, from Tavolara to Isola Caprera (21 nautical miles). The island is part of the Maddalena Archipelago and home to the House of Garibaldi (which is now a museum).

On the third day, sail to Bonifacio (18 nautical miles). The beautiful harbour of Bonifacio is a sight in itself with its split limestone cliffs, as well as the baguettes and crepes of France which await!

Leaving Bonifacio, head to Isola Budeli (11 nautical miles). Part of the Maddalena Archipelago and famous for the spiaggia rosa.

Set sail to Isola Spargi (3 nautical miles). This part of the route offers many small bays with stunning transparent waters.

Explore the island with the same name as the archipelago, La Maddalena (3 nautical miles). The main town in the islands offers all kinds of shops and restaurants for your perusal.

Leave La Maddalena in the direction of Pervero (9 nautical miles). A stunning bay just behind Porto Cervo marina where you will find two sandy beaches against a backdrop of green hills dotted with the villas of the Costa Smeralda.

Finish your journey by sailing back to Portisco (5 nautical miles), when it is time to head home!

Do you want a taste of this sailing experience? Contact Boatbookings today in order to start planning your summer sailing!

Brand New Prestige 500 Flybridge – THE top boat for a South of France day charter!

A  luxury day charter on the French Riviera is one of the best ways to experience the glamour, fun and sun of this famous stretch of coastline. Whether you’re staying in a hotel, a villa or you permanent residence is on the Riviera; a day charter should be a must for you this summer!

The beautiful Ile Saint-Marguerite
The beautiful Ile Saint-Marguerite

The brand new Prestige 500 Flybridge is the perfect yacht for your luxury day charter. Spacious, sporty and with an eye catching modern design she’ll be turning heads up and down the Riviera this summer.

Elegant and powerful!
Elegant and powerful!

Cannes is the perfect place to start your charter, cruise out to the Lerins Islands, and spend some time enjoying the crystal clear waters that surround them before cruising to St Tropez where your table at Club 55 or one of the other famous beach clubs is waiting for you. Moor off the famous Pampelonne beach before taking the tender direct to the restaurant, enjoy a delicious lunch and rub shoulders with the world’s A-List before boarding  your yacht and slowly heading back to Cannes perhaps stopping for a refreshing swim en-route.

Cruise the Riviera at speed this summer!
Cruise the Riviera at speed this summer!

 To speak to one of our experts about a charter this summer in the South of France, or anywhere else in the world enquire today!

Discovering the Beauty of Sardinia on your Luxury Yacht Charter! – Part 5 – Cagliari

CagliariCagliari is yet another highlight and how could it not be, having been one of the most important cities in Sardinia for over 2500 years? This bustling and energetic city is nestled in Golfo degli Angeli right on the South coast of Sardinia. It possesses a unique combination of history and culture that blends with the capitals economic and business interests to become a truly intriguing yet harmonious city. You can walk amongst the medieval alleys and beautiful porticoes to the stunning facade of the 13th-century Cathedral and then if feeling brave, climb to the Bastione Saint Remy that has wonderful views over the city. However, when done with the culture, there are also plenty of boutiques and shops

to keep even the most voracious shopper busy.

Having perhaps spent a couple of days exploring the city you could then charter a Sun Odyssey 43 to take you on a luxurious tour of the surrounding coves and gorgeous white sandy beaches that are so numerous in the South of Sardinia! There is no better way to recuperate and truly relax as you should on a holiday (especially after a few days sight seeing) than chartering a yacht! The  Sun Odyssey 43 is a fantastic yacht to charter in order to properly visit the South Coast of Italy and Cagliari is a super place to start!

She accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins and is beautifully designed by naval architect Daniel Andrieu and the Jeanneau Design Team. Her sleek lines and super sailing performance will make her a dream to charter and is a fun and engaging way to visit Southern Sardinia.

Interested in chartering? See here for a our guide to chartering in Southern Sardinia! At, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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