Top 3 sailing destinations in picturesque Italy

If you haven’t visited the Italian coastline by boat, you probably have missed some unique destinations. A sailing holiday can offer you an exciting new experience to discover what this versatile country has to offer.

Have a look at 3 top destinations where to go sailing in this magnificent peninsula.


Sardinia is one of the best sailing destinations in Italy. The food, blue sea, beaches, sun, restaurants, and the local people are just so authentic. By visiting the Emerald Coast by boat you will reach unique beaches and secluded islands on assessable by yacht.

Aerial view of the famous Cala Luna Beach in Sardinia, Italy. Location: Gulf of Orosei, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.

The Emerald Coast is one of the most beautiful and famous coasts in the world, you will be able to visit bays, coves, and white sandy beaches. The perfectly clear turquoise waters seem to come straight out of a Caribbean dream!

You absolutely cannot miss visiting La Maddalena Archipelago! A National Park which consists of seven islands that could be compared to paradise on earth! We have a large selection of day yachts that are available for exploration through the park.

Mistral winds from the North West can set in for a few days during summer, which brings a pleasant breeze in the evenings. Exposed beaches on the North coast are the main areas affected by this wind, especially towards the straits of Bonifacio. This is why Porto Pollo is known as one of the best windsurfing beaches in the Mediterranean.

If this wasn’t enough very close to north Sardinia, there lays a beautiful island. Corsica. You are able to reach this island by sailing in just 2 and a half hours! You must visit the small island called Cavallo and the Bonifacio town.

Amalfi Coast

One of Italy’s most picturesque regions, the Amalfi Coast. This exclusive coast offers bays, coves, and unique landscapes. The houses almost look like they’re tumbling into the sea.

Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano, Capri, and Ischia are breathtakingly and beautiful spots where you can stop and try traditional Italian cuisine! Pizza with fresh mozzarella, pasta with clams, tiramisu and why not a good wine, all of this in one of the many restaurants with the sea view.

Not too far from the coast there is the wonderful island of Capri, classified in 2018 as one of the 20 most beautiful islands in the world.  Surrounded by clear turquoise waters, rocky coves, emerald green grottos, beach clubs and stunning restaurants where you can spend your time.

In a one-week charter, you can also visit the Island of Procida and Ischia, two tiny islands off the coast of Naples, both rich in uncontaminated nature and history.


With perfect winds, unique landscapes and a sunny season that starts in mid-April and lasts until mid-October, Sicily turns out to be a perfect sailing destination, but these are only some of the reasons why you should visit this amazing island. This island is abundant in both history and culture. Sicily also possesses a coastline with pristine warm waters and a cuisine to die for.

The most popular destination is the Aeolian Islands, a Unesco World Heritage site due to their outstanding natural beauty. It is a volcanic archipelago composed of seven enchanting islands: Stromboli, Vulcano, Panarea, Salina, Lipari, Alicudi and Filicudi.

The islands are extremely diverse, all with spectacular views and black rock formations, quiet picturesque villages and exclusive ports all within hours of each other.

Only accessible by boat!

Top 3 Sardinian destinations only accessible by boat!

Aerial view of the famous Cala Luna Beach in Sardinia, Italy.

The Emerald Coast, based on the authentic island of Sardinia is one of the most beautiful and famous coastlines on the earth.

Sardinia one of Boatbookings most favorite places to rent a yacht a cruise through the warm, turquoise water. White sandy beaches, sun, restaurants, landscapes what more could you wish for?! By visiting the dreamy Emerald Coast with a yacht, it gives you the unparalleled opportunity to reach destinations that can only be visited by boat. So why not splash out and hire your own private yacht!

Cala Granara

Hire a yacht for the day from Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo or any of the Emerald Cost destinations.

Cala Granara is one of the most enchanting beaches of Northern Sardinia. It is situated on the island of Spargi and is characterized by the powdery, ultra soft sand, and the crystalline water. If one stunning beach is not enough, close by are two stunning bays that you can reach by foot through a small, hidden pathway. Contact us today to find out how to get there! A Boatbookings tip: There are no food or drink services here! So remember to bring some food and drink with you!

Cala Corsara

Cala Corsara is another unique beach on Spargi Island. Composed of four small beaches, compared by many as Bahamian bays! It’s not hard to understand why; the bright water clear water resembles landscapes similar to the Exumas. A soon as you arrive, you are engulfed by panoramic views of the sublime coastline. The beaches are totally irresistible, as soon as you see them you cannot help but be amongst it all! Why not cool off and immerse yourself in the most crystalline blue water. You own, private corner of paradise, just like a living postcard.

Isola delle Biscie

Isola Delle Biscie is situated very close to Caprera island in La Maddalena Archipelago National Park. The wild and uncontaminated nature of this island will impress you for years to come. The mix of blue, turquoise and green is pure poetry. The island is practically uninhabited, covered with the tropical vegetation, offering shade from the Sardinian sun.

One of our day charter yachts Alfamarine 50!

All these exclusive destinations are reachable only by boat and are perfect for those who want to escape the noise pollution. Being on a yacht offers you relaxation like no other – there is something very soothing for the soul when you are on the water.

Contact us now if you are interested in a day charter yacht. We would be delighted to organize your trip in Northern Sardinia

French Riviera 3 Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Juan Les Pins to Santo Stefano Al Mare

Welcoming you on board at 12 noon, your crew will be ready to get you settled in on your yacht. Onc will serve you a delightful lunch on deck as you depart from Juan Les Pins. Cruise towards Roquebrune Cap Martin, and take in the stunning natural beauty of the Medieval Castle and mountains in the distance.

Moor in the bay and take the chance to dive into the stunning blue waters of this natural inlet, or perhaps relax on the foredeck of your yacht as you soak up the afternoon sun, before cruising to Santo Stefano Al Mare. Take the time to freshen up and have a relaxed drink on your aft deck before heading to Aigua Beach and Restaurant for dinner; enjoy some incredible Italian cuisine and stroll the beautiful promenade at dusk.

Day 2 – Santo Stefano Al Mare to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Enjoying a leisurely breakfast on board, leave Italy behind and head back towards France. St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is your next stop, but first, stop along the way to take a dip and try out the water toys on board! For lunch, your chef on board will have prepared a delicious meal for you to enjoy before you arrive at St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Take in the views of Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Eze, mooring near Paloma Beach; head onto land and settle in for the afternoon at Paloma Beach with some cocktails before swimming in the sparkling waters.

Day 3 – Cap Ferrat to Billionaire’s Bay, disembark Juan les Pins

Wake up to a lovely breakfast on board, as you relax whilst cruising towards Billionaire’s Bay for a swim. Head back to Juan les Pins; sadly this is where you must disembark at midday after your incredible charter! Make sure to contact Boatbookings in future and leave us a review on social media; we love to see your pictures.