Sardinia 8 Day Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary
Sardinia 8 Day Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary - Discover the Cala di Volpe, Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo, Bonifacio and the Maddalena National Park
Sardinia is a true gem of the Mediterranean. Chalky white sand and turquoise waters greet your eyes as Sardinia boasts arguably the best beaches in Europe! Sardinia is a truly striking island with an overwhelming amount of attractions, so take advantage of this and try hiking, snorkelling, horse riding or water sports! Of course, don't forget to bring your camera! Let us help you discover the real Sardinia; the secret swimming spots, captivating coves and fantastic food for a raw experience of this desirable destination.
Day 1: Olbia to Cala Gavetta
For your convenience we will begin the charter where you fly into, Olbia. The crew will welcome you on board and you can get to know the yacht that you will be spending the next week or so on! Olbia has unique features which are worth exploring; there is a multitude of wine bars and medieval monuments as well as thermal baths and local crafts. Begin the cruise to the Maddalena Archipelago and visit Caprera Island; this enchanting village is where Garibaldi spent the last years of his life. Cala Coticcio is a visually stunning beach where the soft sand merges with the gleaming green sea, this extraordinary beauty provides an unmatchable spot to swim to from your yacht! This beach has been described as a 'private swimming pool' by past guests, so matched with your private yacht, this will truly be a memorable and special day.
Day 2: Cala Gavetta to Cala Spalmatore
Another day gliding around the mesmerising Maddalena Islands, it's a hard life! You can enjoy unrivalled views of the national park and these protected islands are great spots for splashing around in the water. Enjoy a delicious lunch from your talented chef at Cala Garibaldi whilst sat on the aft deck of your luxury yacht with the warm sun beating onto the boat. Cala Spalmatore could be the clearest waters you have ever seen. With a beach suitable for children this is a fantastic family beach to swim, sunbathe and socialise! It will be hard to find a beach that compares to this sheltered spot with pink stones and a fabulous bar. Don't miss 'aperibeach' with cocktails and a DJ at sunset providing a magical atmosphere.
Day 3: Cala Spalmatore to Bonifacio
Continue your island adventure with some of the most gorgeous islands in the Mediterranean. Budelli has translucent waters, rose tinted sand and endless coves. This island is the home of the Sardinian treasure, the Spiaggia Rosa! The sand is a coral pink shade due to the shells and coral fragments turning the sand a floral colour. You will never forget this unique and idyllic looking beach, which you can only see from your yacht as it is protected. Razzoli is another gorgeous destination you can visit today, her rock formation makes her stand out and the endless supply of fish make an awesome snorkelling spot. After another day of fun in the sun, head to Bonifacio where you will be staying overnight.
Day 4: Bonifacio to Poltu Quatu
Bonifacio is an unmissable village, perched dramatically on the cliffs edge resembling a medieval village. After breakfast on deck, people-watching in the marina, the Captain will begin the cruise to Lavezzi and Piana Islands. Lavezzi is an uninhabited island, almost entirely off limits when not approached by yacht. The brilliant blue seas and shell sand beaches are a popular hub for divers and snorkelers because of the myriad of tropical fish that await under the surface. Tuck your feet into the powdered sand and relax whilst the waves gently lap against your feet. If the wind picks up and you fancy trying something new, this is a haven for kitesurfers and kayak enthusiasts! Fun fact; this was actually a refuge for pirates, so feel like you are in a scene of Pirates of the Caribbean as you slip off your swim platform in this emerald green bay.
Day 5: Poltu Quatu to Porto Cervo
Poltu Quatu is easily one of the most famous beaches in Sardinia, the village offers panoramic views and the swimming is irresistible. The hotel has also got great reviews, so if you fancy a spot of golf or some time on their private beach we can get you a reservation. Porto Cervo is an elegant and unique town where the marina is brimming with mega yachts and there are endless boutiques for the shopaholics in the group!
Day 6: Porto Cervo to Porto Rotondo
Today you will aim for the Marinella Gulf, a majestic and idyllic destination, said to be one of the most romantic and beautiful places on the island due to the views, restaurants and vibe floating through the town. Porto Rotondo shines like the brightest pearl on a necklace; jump off the boat to grab an ice cream at the popular ice cream parlour, offering a variety of flavours for a refreshing treat. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the warm breeze, aroma and village brimming with energy. As the sun sets, choose a bar with a view and sip a Mojito or Martini, the traditional sundowners here! For those who don't want the day to end, don't fret because there is an abundance of nightlife where you can dance the night away Sardinian style!
Day 7: Porto Rotondo to Marina Di Portisco
As the trip nears an end, savour the last few days on your yacht by using any pent up energy on the water toys in Cala di Volpe before enjoying a glorious home-made lunch on deck. Under the scorching sun, top up your tan as you cruise towards Mortorio Island. Named after its emerald waters, take the plunge in Costa Smeralda and enjoy a refreshing swim before retiring to your favourite siesta spot on board!
Day 8: Olbia
How did 8 days pass so quickly, you will ask! It is unfortunately time to disembark the yacht in Olbia after you've cruised back. Your yacht and crew will have exceeded your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next holiday.