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Sailing on a catamaran in Sardinia

Charter a catamaran in Sardinia if you’re keen on exploring the wonderful natural beauty of the island and want to see beautiful hidden beaches like Spiaggia di Piscinas surrounded by beautiful sandy dunes or the Su Tingiosu Cliffs where you visit a stunning beach in the middle of some very impressive cliffs standing high over the turquoise waters. Of course you should also stop at some of the beautiful towns and fishing villages to try some traditional Italian and Sardinian dishes.

The pros of renting a catamaran in Sardinia

One of the advantages of renting a catamaran in Sardinia is the fact that catamarans are great multitaskers. Coming with both a sail and an engine, you are much more flexible on the water than with other types of boats where you can only rely on one source to move the water vehicle. Driving a catamaran in Sardinia means that you can set the sail when the wind is blowing, but can also revert back to driving with the motor should the wind suddenly stop blowing. This is truly amazing, because you don’t need to wait in the middle of the sea for the wind to pick up again until you can move forward.

Another advantage of chartering a catamaran in Sardinia is their size, stability and comfort. As catamarans stand on two hulls, there is more space to create comfortable and bigger rooms for guests to sleep on and it creates more stability.

If you want to have another great reason why you should charter a catamaran in Sardinia, you need to know about the magical hidden beaches the island has to offer. Sure, there is a magical beach located in the midst of the Su Tingiosu Cliffs, but there are many more beaches, bays and coves to discover. If you rent a catamaran in Sardinia, you get the best opportunity to discover them - not just from afar, but from up close. As catamarans don’t have a keel, but a shallow draft, they are perfect for sailing in shallow waters and closer to the shore to enjoy these secluded spots and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

The cons of renting a catamaran in Sardinia

One thing that could be the root of some difficulties when you want to rent a catamaran in Sardinia is their size. While it is certainly a blessing to have more space on board the boat, you might face some problems finding a spot for mooring in the marinas - especially during high season. Even if you do find a spot for mooring, you are faced with navigating a bigger boat to the mooring spot. If it’s too complicated, you might be better of just anchoring in a bay that is keeping you safe from the winds at night. The views are better too. Imagine waking up to a stunning sunrise over the hilly landscape of Sardinia.

The most popular catamarans to rent in Sardinia

A great catamaran you can rent in Sardinia is Catamaran Nautitech 46 Fly which is available to charter in Cannigione, a picturesque seaside town in the Northern part of Sardinia. Up to 11 guests fit on board the boat and you can find a fridge, freezer and coffee machine on board the boat. Since catamarans are the perfect boats to take on a beach trip, make sure to stop by Spiaggia bianca before heading out into the sea.

Another great catamaran you can charter in Sardinia is Catamaran Lagoon 46 which you can rent in Cagliari. Up to 10 people fit on board the boat and you can find hot water on board. A fridge, freezer, stove and oven mean that you can prepare your own food while on board. This is perfect for anyone planning on taking a route with no easy access to civilization for a week.

Charter a private luxury catamaran in Sardinia

A stunning luxury catamaran you can charter in Sardinia is Catamaran Bali 5.4 which even has a jacuzzi on board for extra relaxing moments. You can charter this luxury yacht in the Port of Olbia. Up to 13 people can fit on board the catamaran, making it perfect for anyone looking at experiencing an exclusive boat vacation in Sardinia with their family and/or closest friends.

How many people can go on a catamaran in Sardinia?

It all depends on the size of the catamaran and the amount of bedrooms available on board, but most catamarans offer space for 10-12 people. Of course there are always bigger or smaller catamarans available to charter in Sardinia, but these are the most common sizes.

When is the best time to sail on a catamaran in Sardinia?

With an average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Sardinia is one of the most popular destinations for a boat holiday in the Mediterranean. Sailing season lasts from April until October, making it the perfect destination for a sailing holiday almost all year round. While July and August are the most popular months for tourists to come to the island, you will still find fewer crowds than in Sicily. September is a great month to visit Sardinia if you want to enjoy the sunshine, warm sea temperatures and fewer crowds. April and May are also fantastic times to visit the island, but the sea is not that warm yet. Just something to keep in mind if you don’t like swimming in cold water.

Wind conditions in Sardinia generally don’t exceed 25 knots and are only reaching 8-20 knots between June and August, making them the perfect time to explore the island on a catamaran. You can use your sail or your engine - just as you please. Sardinia is dominated by three winds: the Mistral, a cooler westwind as well as the warm, dry ‘Scirocco’.

How much does it cost to rent a catamaran in Sardinia?

Renting a catamaran in Sardinia doesn’t need to be expensive. It all depends on the season, the size, age and comforts on board the boat. On average it costs 140 EUR per person per day to charter a catamaran in Italy. However, keep in mind that this is only the average price and that you can always find cheaper options - especially off-season. Many Italian as well as international tourists alike come here to relax on the beach, enjoy delicious food and forget about their everyday sorrows. July and August are not just the busiest months, but also the most expensive months to visit Sardinia - but don’t worry, Zizoo offers great deals to rent a catamaran in Sardinia all year round.

What kind of boat licence do I need when renting a catamaran in Sardinia?

Anyone who wants to rent a catamaran in Italy, therefore also Sardinia, needs to be in possession of a valid boat licence. If you are a EU-resident, your boat licence is automatically valid, if you are from outside of the EU you might not be so lucky. It is always best to carry the International Certificate of Competency or short ICC.

If you just want to lean back or don’t have a boat licence, you can always hire a skipper in addition to your bareboat catamaran charter. It will cost a bit extra, but you don’t have to worry about navigating and operating the boat.

The best routes for catamarans in Sardinia

Start your sailing adventure on a catamaran in Sardinia in Poetto and sail all the way to St Pietro island. Discover the most beautiful bays and beaches the South West of Sardinia has to offer and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. It is a more peaceful and serene route than others you can take when sailing here, but driving a catamaran along the Sardinian coast means that you can actually stop by all these bays and beaches and admire them from up close.

Day 1 - Sail from Poetto to Nora bay: Before heading out, you should take your time to explore the town of Poetto and enjoy a day by Spiaggia del Poetto, a stunning white sandy beach surrounded by crystal clear blue water. Nora bay is the perfect spot for anyone looking at exploring the stunning natural beauty of the island as well as some old historic buildings nearby. A catamaran gives you the chance to sail closer to the shore.

Day 2 - Sail from Nora bay to Chia-Su Giudeu: Chia-Su Giudeu is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Sardinia. The vast sand beach, the turquoise waters and the impressive rock formations framing the whole beach make it the perfect place to stop for a quick swim and to enjoy the serenity of an Italian island.

Day 3 - Sail from Chia-Su Giudeu to Tuerredda: Even more beautiful than the previously mentioned beaches is Tuerredda. Upon entering the bay you will pass by some beautiful islets filled with lush green trees surrounded by stunning turquoise waters. You will feel like you have entered paradise. Imagine seeing a sunset here without any clouds - a truly magical experience.

Day 4 - Sail from Tuerredda to Cala Zafferano: Cala Zafferano is another magical place in Sardinia. Swim in the turquoise waters, dine with the most stunning view and sunbathe on deck of your catamaran rental without any worries. What more could you ask for on a boat holiday in Sardinia?

Day 5 - Sail from Cala Zafferano to Porto Pino: Have you ever been to a beach with white sand? This is a truly magical experience - especially in combination with the omnipresent turquoise water. Set on top of a dune, this beach is a truly fantastic find.

Day 6 - Sail from Porto Pino to Torre Cannai: As the name already gives away, you will stop by a historic tower overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Located on top of some very impressive cliffs you will get to enjoy the most beautiful view if you are brave enough to hike up there from a place that is a little bit more accessible. While you don’t have access to any amenities like toilets or a kiosk in close proximity, that’s also the beauty of it - getting away from everyday life for a bit.

Day 7 - Sail from Torre Cannai to San Pietro island: San Pietro island might look like a wild island when you first arrive here, but it turns out that it even has a small quaint seaside town. Stroll around the picturesque streets of the town and take in the stunning views from the top of the massive cliffs of the island.

Day 8/9 - Sail from San Pietro island to Poetto: It’s time to get back to where you started to end your sailing holiday on a catamaran in Sardinia. Make sure to stop by Spiaggia di Piscinnì, Grotta Cala Crabitu and Caletta di Torre Pixinnì on your way back.


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