Sailboat Bavaria Cruiser 41 · 2018
Marina di Portisco, Portisco, Italy
- 7 beds
- 3 cabins
- 2 bathrooms
- 12.35 m long
- Captain optional
- Furling mainsail
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Sardinia is one of the most underrated sailing destinations in Italy, especially the town of Porto Rotondo. With a boat rental in Porto Rotondo, Sardinia you will be able to discover all the secluded beaches, bays and natural wonders of this stunning Mediterranean island.
There are many fun things to do in Porto Rotondo and the surrounding areas while enjoying your boat holiday sailing on the nicest turquoise waters. You can certainly plan more than just a relaxing day at the beach.
Casual dining in Porto Rotondo:
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Like many Italian and Sardinian towns, Porto Rotondo has a wonderful old town that you need to see. Traditional architecture surrounded by cute lampposts and flower arrangements make it the perfect place to stroll around and feel like travelling to the times when the dolce vita was still alive.
While there are not that many myths surrounding the town of Porto Rotondo, there are plenty about the church of San Lorenzo which is located in the town centre. One of them is a story about the changing faces of Madonna. Interestingly enough this always happened on the days when Juda was said to have his head turned from front to back. A coincidence or a spooky reminder of something?
The island of Sardinia, including the town of Porto Rotondo, is blessed with an average of 300 days of sunshine. Come here for a sunny vacation almost all year round. Sailing season starts in late April and lasts well into the month of October. Of course you can come to Porto Rotondo to enjoy a summer holiday in the busiest months July and August. However, if you want to skip the touristy crowds you should aim to come here in May or September/October. The advantage of coming here in late summer is that the sea is still warm. In April the sea still has to warm up.
Sailing conditions for anyone who plans on renting a sailboat in Porto Rotondo are ideal. the wind here is perfect and dominated by three different streams:
- the ‘Mistral’, which blows from the north to the west coast
- the west wind which blows throughout the season - cool and breezy to make your sailboat sail smoothly
- the ‘Scirocco’ which prevails in the eastern part of the island and is mostly warm and dry
Although the summer months experience winds that are not as strong as in other seasons and generally don’t exceed 25 knots, you can still expect winds between 8-20 knots. As the winds are not too strong, but strong enough to drive a sailboat, it is the perfect spot for novice sailors.
Renting a boat in Porto Rotondo doesn’t need to break the bank. It can be extremely affordable to book your boat here to start your sailing adventure in Sardinia. Sail around the island and discover the best hidden gems at an affordable price. Of course, prices can vary according to the season, the type and size of the boat as well as the amount of people travelling.
Renting a gulet in Italy doesn’t have to be expensive, on average it will cost 50 EUR per person per day. Renting a sailboat in Italy will cost you 58 EUR on average per person per day. If you opt to rent a RIB in Italy, you can expect to pay around 40 EUR per person per day. If you’re looking at renting a speedboat, you will need to keep in mind that they are not generally made for boat trips that last a week or longer. They are the type of boats you would rent for a day trip or trip that lasts a couple of days. It will cost you an average of 70 EUR per person per day to rent a speedboat in Italy. Renting a catamaran or a motorboat in Italy will be more expensive, but won’t break your bank either. On average it will cost you 150 EUR to rent a motorboat in Italy per person per day and 140 EUR to rent a catamaran in Italy per person per day.
It all depends on the type of boat holiday you would like to experience around Porto Rotondo, Sardinia. The island has very many hidden gems to offer and you can discover them in your own way, pace and time. Just choose the type of boat that feels right for you and embark on an adventure to discover this truly magical Italian island.
Pros of renting a catamaran in Porto Rotondo
A wonderful way to explore Porto Rotondo and Golfo Aranci nearby, is by renting a catamaran. As catamarans have a shallow draft rather than a keel, they are the perfect boats to explore the wild and fascinating Sardinian coast. Not just the stunning beaches, but also the interesting rock formations. You can sail closer to the shore than with other types of boats and get to explore everything from up close rather than a distance.
Another advantage of renting a catamaran in Porto Rotondo is the fact that catamarans come with a sail and an engine. This makes them rather flexible water vehicles. Sail with the sail when the wind is blowing and drive with the engine should the wind suddenly stop blowing. You really get the best of both worlds - and can choose when you want to do what. A relaxing boat holiday while driving along the coast or an adventure when sailing in the Mediterranean sea.
A fantastic catamaran you can rent in Golfo Aranci, not far from Porto Rotondo, is Catamaran Nautitech 40 Open which is equipped with hot water, a fridge, a freezer and a deck shower. Up to 11 people can fit on board the boat.
Cons of renting a catamaran in Porto Rotondo
One of the downsides of chartering a catamaran in Porto Rotondo can be their size. While it might often feel more comfortable, it can be challenging to get into the marina to your mooring spot and it might be a challenge even finding a spot as catamarans are often bigger than other types of boats. Especially during high season, you might be presented with some difficulties here.
Charter a catamaran in Porto Rotondo
Pros of renting a sailboat in Porto Rotondo
Charter a sailboat in Porto Rotondo if you’re up for an adventure. Sailboats are not for those who just want to sunbathe all day long, sailboats are for those who want to feel the wind on their skin and become one with mother nature on the water.
A great thing about sailboats is the fact that they run on fuel. This often makes them the cheapest option for a boat holiday. Rent a sailboat in Porto Rotondo if you want to save money, but are willing to put in the work of operating a sailboat.
A great sailboat to rent in Golfo Aranci, not far from Porto Rotondo is Sailboat Dufour 425 which can carry up to eight guests and can be chartered with or without a captain, depending on your personal preferences.
Cons of renting a sailboat in Porto Rotondo
One of the downsides of renting a sailboat in Porto Rotondo is the fact that they have a keel. This makes it harder to sail close to the shore and discover the natural beauty of the island from up close.
Another downside of chartering a sailboat in Porto Rotondo is the sole dependency on the wind. You can easily use the wind as fuel when it’s blowing, but should it suddenly stop, you’re in a bad place and get stuck in the middle of the sea.
Sailboat rental in Porto Rotondo
Pros of renting a motorboat in Porto Rotondo
One of the advantages of renting a motorboat in Porto Rotondo has to do with the fact that they have a shallow draft and no keel. This makes them the perfect boats to discover the Sardinian coast around Porto Rotondo and sail closer to the shore. The risk of hitting something below the water is quite slim.
Another advantage of chartering a motorboat in Porto Rotondo is the fact that they are generally faster than other types of boats. Your limited time on the island of Sardinia doesn’t have to feel limited at all. Hop on a motorboat and discover all the beautiful sites you intend on seeing.
A great motorboat to charter in Porto Rotondo is Motorboat Bavaria Sport 32 . This slick gem of a boat is the perfect choice to discover Sardinia. Up to eight people fit on board the boat and it comes with a crew.
Cons of renting a motorboat in Porto Rotondo
One of the downsides of renting a motorboat in Porto Rotondo is that they only run on fuel. This makes them one of the most expensive options for a boat holiday in this part of Italy. If you plan on going to many different places, this might mean that you receive a huge bill at the end of your holiday in addition to your bareboat charter.
Motorboat rental in Porto Rotondo
To experience a truly relaxing boat vacation you don’t need to rent the most luxurious one, however, if you do have the necessary funds available and really want to treat yourself for a week, you should opt for one of the luxury yachts available in Porto Rotondo and the surrounding area. A wonderful luxurious motorboat that is available in the marina of Porto Rotondo is Motorboat Aicon 62 SL which is equipped with a coffee machine, a fridge and a stove. The crew is also included in the price, making it the perfect boat for a relaxing boat vacation where you can just lean back and have someone take care of your every need while enjoying the sun.
Keep in mind that you need a boat licence if you want to charter a boat in Italy and therefore also in Porto Rotondo. EU-citizens who carry a boat license will be pleased to know that their licences are automatically valid in Italy. Non-EU-residents might have a harder time getting their boat licence accepted. It is always best to carry the International Certificate of Competency or short ICC.
Anyone who doesn't have a boat licence or doesn’t want to deal with navigating and operating a boat while on vacation, can always hire a skipper in addition to a bareboat charter. This makes your vacation a bit more expensive, but you will be able to relax on your boat vacation in Italy and can enjoy the benefits of a boat rental in Porto Rotondo.
One of the most scenic routes you can take around Porto Rotondo takes you from here to the beautiful town of Portisco. In Portisco you can enjoy a relaxing beach day at Spiaggia Di Portisco. Step foot onto the white sand and swim in the turquoise waters. You can also enjoy a delicious meal in one of the trendy restaurants in the town. From Portisco head to Porto Cervo where you can sail to the beach Cala Granu. This is one of the most stunning beaches you can visit in this part of Sardinia. Your next stop is Cannigione. Surrounded by green hilly landscapes that you can hike and enjoy the stunning views, filled with wonderful seafood restaurants and offering a beautiful town where you can stroll around the picturesque streets. From Cannigione, sail to Palau. Palau is just as beautiful as the other Sardinian towns and offers the best of everything to travellers, but before you get there make sure to stop by Capo D’orso. Admire the unique natural landscape and discover an incredible spot in Sardinia. Your next stop is Maddalena Island, an incredible place you need to see with your own eyes. Pictures won’t do it justice. The emerald green-turquoise waters surrounded by the most beautiful rock formations make this place a real gem. You should definitely stop by one of the most stunning beaches, but also admire the natural beauty of the island itself. Caprera is your last stop before heading back to Porto Rotondo. As Caprera is also part of the La Maddalena National Park, you can discover the beautiful marine wildlife here and discover Sardinia from a different perspective.
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