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Emerald waters, white sandy beaches and wild landscapes await you on a sailing trip around the Italian island of Sardinia. With the glamorous Porto Rotondo, enchanting La Maddalena archipelago, ancient ruins of Nora and pristine beaches all along the coast, Sardinia offers a little something for everyone, making it an ideal destination to charter a yacht in Italy. Whether you are looking to cruise with the rich and famous on a deluxe motorboat charter or discover the historic ports and untouched landscapes on a classic sailboat rental in Sardinia, Zizoo offers the largest selection of sailing and motor yachts to hire.
Top reasons to charter a yacht in Sardinia:
Breathtaking beaches with crystal clear waters
Be seen at the famous Porto Cervo
Ideal wind conditions for sailing, windsurfing, and other water sports
Impressive historic sites and charming towns
Untouched, wild landscapes
Well-kept marinas and secluded coves
It’s a food and wine lover’s paradise
Sardinia enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate and is an ideal place to rent a boat in Italy from April through October. Sardinia’s winds are constant, though, you should mindful of strong gusts from the Mistral, which is prominent in the Spring sailing season. Because of its location and wind conditions, Sardinia is a sailing destination that is best suited for sailors and yachtsmen with some experience and a good sense of navigation. However, you can always get a crewed or skippered yacht with anyone of our sailboats, motorboats or catamaran hires in Sardinia.
⚓ Boat hires in Portisco, Olbia
The most sought-after sailing destination in Sardinia is Costa Smeralda, in the Northwest. Made famous by the resort, Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda has become one of Europe’s famous hangouts for the rich and famous. Charter a yacht in Portisco - the best place to book a super yacht or deluxe sailing yacht. If chic resort towns are not your thing, you can still enjoy cruising around the Italian island’s Northwestern coast and enjoy many beautiful beaches and quaint villages. La Maddalena National Park is also a popular stop for many sailors in Sardinia. The protected park is made up of several rugged islands that are surrounded by transparent waters with hues that vary from aquamarine to sky blue. From Portisco, you can also sail to Corsica, France’s romantic, yet laid back island with your Sardinia yacht charter. To get to Portisco, you can fly directly to Olbia Airport, you can also rent a boat in Olbia. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from mainland Italy.
⚓ Boat hires in Cagliari and Carloforte
You can also opt for boat hire in Cagliari or Carloforte in the south of Sardinia. Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, is rich in culture and history, making it a fantastic place to start exploring the island by land before you check into your yacht charter. Carloforte, a small fishing village on San Pietro island off the Southwestern of Sardinia is a true foodie’s paradise. Starting your sailing holiday in Sardinia from Carloforte is a great choice if you want to explore some of Italy’s best beaches and enjoy a walk along the island’s beautiful cliffs.
⚓ Top Marinas and Anchorages in Sardinia:
La Maddalena Archipelago: Passo Secca di Morto, Cala Lunga or Cala Granara
Costa Smeralda: Piccolo Pevero, the cove of Pevero
Cagliari and the southwest: Marina del Sole, Motomor Sarda, Poetto, Marina di Sant’Elmo
Northwest: Porto Pozzo, Isola Rossa, Porto Torres, Stintino, Asinara, Passo della Pelosa
Rent a sailboat in Sardinia
Perfect for family sailing holidays, sailboat hires in Sardinia allow you to take advantage of the island’s constant winds. Sardinia sailboat rentals also make a great option for budget-friendly holidays. Choose from popular brands of sailboats including Jeanneau, Bavaria, and Dufour.
Rent a catamaran in Sardinia
For a more luxurious option, we recommend chartering a catamaran in Sardinia. Jump on a floating villa in one of several popular ports including Portisco, Cannigione or Olbia and get ready for a trip of a lifetime.
Rent a motorboat in Sardinia
Whether you want to island hop around La Maddalena Archipelago or cruise along Sardinia’s coast, a motorboat hire in Italy gives you the freedom to discover one of Europe’s most enchanting destinations at your own leisure. Available for daily or week-long charters, a motorboat rental in Sardinia will be the perfect compliment to your island vacation in Italy.
Rent a luxury yacht in Sardinia
For the ultimate boat holiday in Sardinia, book a luxury yacht with Zizoo. Our fleet of crewed luxury yachts in Sardinia include some of the world’s top motorboat and catamaran models. Arrive in style on a crewed yacht as you explore Italy’s most glamorous hotspots like Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo or one of many picturesque beaches in Sardinia.
Snorkeling in La Maddalena - La Maddalena archipelago, off the northern coast of Sardinia, offers some of the most beautiful beaches and waters around the island. The protected park is perfect for nature and sea lovers, but do make sure to visit La Maddalena Park’s website to get more information regarding mooring and anchoring in this pristine location.
Dine in style in Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo - Looking to mingle with the rich and famous? The legendary resorts of Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo have become a magnet for Hollywood actors, royal families, and billionaires. You’ll be sure to see many super yachts moored at the ports and enjoy some of Italy’s finest restaurants during your visit.
Deep sea diving in Alghero - For diving enthusiasts, a sailing holiday in Sardinia cannot be complete without a diving expedition in Alghero. Here, you can find many caverns to explore and marine life to enjoy while diving in Capo Caccia and Punta Giglio.
Take in the sun on Sardinia’s best beaches - The best part of renting a yacht in Sardinia is the opportunity to discover some of Sardinia’s best beaches. Relax on the powdery white shores of Spiaggia Su Portu, Rena Bianca or Coda Cavallo.
Go kite or windsurfing in Olbia - Not only does Olbia make a great place to begin your yacht vacation in Sardinia, but it’s also a terrific place for kite and windsurfing. Make sure not to miss cruising along the waters of Badesi or La Cinta beach.
Get a different perspective of Sardinia - While many prefer to be on sea level during the boat vacation in Sardinia, some adventure seekers might need a rush of adrenaline. Climbers flock to Sardinia’s Aguglia, a cliff that towers above 148m above the sea, offering some incredible views of Cala Goloritze below.
Sardinia is one of the world’s most popular sailing destinations that match any and every holiday style. With constant winds and clear waters, Sardinia is a paradise for yachtsmen and sailors while the island’s glamorous hotspots and idyllic beaches make it a destination where you can really get away from it all. Whether you prefer a bareboat rental or desire a crewed yacht charter, Zizoo has the perfect boat for your holiday. Contact our team of boat holiday experts or book your boat or yacht charter instantly online for an unforgettable vacation.