I first sailed Sardinia with pals in 2013, so it felt complete circle to go back in 2023 and constitution a catamaran with Dream Yacht Constitution for a circle of relatives holiday!

The original islands and turquoise waters make Sardinia the very best crusing vacation spot.

We chartered a 42’ catamaran and employed a skipper which made the go back and forth so at ease. The one factor I’d have completed another way on our go back and forth is opting to additionally rent a hostess so anyone else may just store, cook dinner, and blank for us.

My son used to be 11 months previous in this go back and forth and it will were great to totally chill out and benefit from the crusing with out every other tasks. Another way, I wouldn’t trade a factor!

Our week at sea integrated stops at other seashores and islands within the Los angeles Maddalena Archipelago (the place we continuously have been the one boat anchored in a single day) and we additionally crossed over to Corsica for an evening in Bonifacio (the place we celebrated my birthday)!

Listed here are my pointers and itinerary for crusing Sardinia’s Maddalena Archipelago!


Yacht Constitution Main points:

Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42′ Catamaran

Booked with: Dream Yacht Constitution

Saturday to Saturday: Would possibly 27-June 3, 2023

Base: Olbia, Sardinia

Skippered (subsequent time we’ll additionally rent a hostess!)

Catamaran Structure

Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 Catamaran

I extremely counsel a catamaran for a crusing constitution (particularly with children). They provide far more deck area for lounging and are extra strong, so there may be a lot much less rocking than with a monohull.

The Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 Catamaran used to be the very best yacht for our circle of relatives.

It options 4 (just about an identical) inside cabins with ensuite toilets + two further v-berths. If you happen to rent a skipper and a hostess, they are able to sleep within the v-berths leaving the 4 inside cabins in your workforce.

We traveled as 3 adults and a toddler, however there used to be numerous area to sleep 8 with ease.

Take a look at the complete main points of the catamaran right here!


Early Test-In

Isola Tavolara

Day 1: Test-In Day

Early check-in (additional price) on the Olbia marina — it’s the one solution to set sail the similar day as check-in (and completely value it)!


Sail to Isola Tavolara.

This small however fascinating island is situated at the northeastern coast of Sardinia, Italy. With its rugged attractiveness, crystal-clear waters, and distinctive herbal formations, Isola Tavolara is a haven for sailors and nature fans alike.

The island’s centerpiece is the enforcing Tavolara Mountain, which rises dramatically from the ocean, growing a shocking backdrop in your crusing journey.

You’ll be able to experience dinner at the island however bear in mind the costs are beautiful steep!


In a single day anchorage.

Spiaggi di Cala Coticcio

Day 2: Spiaggi di Cala Coticcio

Experience a gradual begin to your day and head to the seashore at Isola Tavolara. If you happen to’re feeling adventurous, you’ll pre-book a guided hike to the summit. Hikes meet at 6:00 a.m. and take 6-7 hours.


Sail to Spiaggi di Cala Coticcio on Caprera Island.

Positioned at the uninhabited island of Caprera, this secluded seashore is famend for its breathtaking attractiveness and pristine atmosphere. As you manner the cove with its turquoise waters and comfortable, white sand, the colourful Mediterranean plant life frames the coastline.

This bay can get extraordinarily crowded however it clears out within the night time. This used to be one in all our favourite spots of all the go back and forth!


In a single day anchorage.

Cala Napoletana

Capocchia d’u Purpu

Day 3: Los angeles Maddalena

Sail to Cala Napoletana, a secluded cove characterised by means of its clean azure waters and pristine white sands. Benefit from the seashore and swim off the boat.


Subsequent, sail to Capocchia d’u Purpu on Maddalena Island.

Capocchia d’u Purpu interprets to “octopus head” within the native dialect, named after a small rocky outcrop that resembles an octopus head. We took the dinghy to the seashore for a swim, after which had lunch again at the boat.


In spite of everything, sail to the city of Los angeles Maddalena.

There are two marinas right here:

Cala Gavetta is true within the middle of the city, so it’s standard and louder. If you wish to be in the course of the motion, make a selection this marina.

We opted for Marina di Cala Mangiovolpe which is at the reverse finish of the city however nonetheless inside of strolling distance of the whole thing. If you happen to desire a relaxed and quiet environment, make a selection this marina.

Walk the city, perform a little buying groceries, experience a neighborhood, freshly stuck seafood dinner, and finish the night time with a walk alongside the waterfront with gelato in hand!


In a single day in marina.

Cala Corsara

Spiaggia Rosa

Cala Lunga

Day 4: Purple Seaside

Discover the the city of Los angeles Maddalena within the morning. There are some adorable cafes and markets so you’ll experience a espresso and restock your meals & provides for the following few days.

I like to recommend visiting the fish marketplace to get some contemporary seafood to cook dinner at the boat for dinner!


Sail to Cala Corsara on Spargi Island.

Cala Corsara, nestled at the enthralling Spargi Island in Sardinia, is a real slice of paradise. This secluded cove boasts powdery white sand that meets the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

In top season, this bay will likely be PACKED so it’s possible you’ll now not be capable of anchor (we went in early summer time and nonetheless opted towards staying lengthy on account of what number of boats have been within the house).


Sail to Spiaggia Rosa (Purple Seaside) on Budelli Island.

Spiaggia Rosa, or “Purple Seaside,” is a exceptional herbal surprise situated on Budelli Island. What makes this seashore in reality distinctive is its faded crimson sand, which derives its unique hue from the presence of microscopic fragments of crimson coral, shells, and granite.

This seashore is a safe house, and its uncommon attractiveness has resulted in rules that limit direct get right of entry to to the sand so as to keep its subtle ecosystem. You’ll be able to dinghy to the trailhead for a brief nature stroll that follows the coastline.

Regardless that you’ll’t stroll at the seashore, you continue to get superb perspectives of the crimson sand and turquoise sea!


Sail to Cala Lunga on Razzoli Island.

This safe bay graces Razzoli Island’s west coast, a pristine haven the place nature in reality presentations off. It boasts white sands and crystal clean waters, all framed by means of hanging orange-hued granite formations.

We dropped anchor and raised a tumbler of Aperol Spritz simply prior to the solar set—the most efficient sundown of our go back and forth!


In a single day anchorage.

Razzoli Lighthouse

Cala della Chiesa

Cala Ferrigno

Day 6: Cala della Chiesa

Spend the morning playing Bonifacio.

We have been up early with the newborn so we made up our minds to trek as much as the fortress by means of foot. It’s a steep trail, however the perspectives from the highest are properly value it!

Spend 1-2 hours winding the slender walkways and discover the previous cemetery. Maximum eating places and retail outlets within the fortress don’t open till 9 a.m. or later, so stay that during thoughts as you intend your adventure to the highest.

Make your means go into reverse and perform a little ultimate buying groceries within the marina.

There are two Spars (chain grocer) and Chez Lucerne Yacht Products and services (a distinctiveness provision provider with connoisseur merchandise) on reverse ends of the quay.

For freshly baked French pastries and bread, take a look at Pâtisserie Sorba (conventional baked items) and Anthony Barralon x Ciccio (connoisseur pastries and distinctiveness gelato).


Sail to Cala della Chiesa within the Lavezzi Islands.

This used to be my favourite anchorage of the entire go back and forth (and we took place to be there on my birthday!). The bay is safe and the water is SO blue. It’s additionally some of the very best spots for snorkeling—there have been such a lot of fish!

Experience lunch at the boat, then head to the seashore or take a hike across the island. There are many well-marked climbing paths and the terrain is most commonly flat. Notice that there isn’t a lot coloration, so put on coverage and convey water!


In spite of everything, sail to Cala Ferrigno on Spargi Island.

The attract of Cala Ferrigno lies in its exclusivity, out there only by means of boat. There’s a pier so that you’re ready to moor in a single day and feature direct get right of entry to to the seashore.

The original amber-sand seashore is exclusive to the opposite locations we visited alongside our go back and forth.

You’ll be able to additionally take a stroll of about 45 mins to the fortifications of Petrajaccio and Punta Zanotto (previous army batteries) embedded and camouflaged in granite rock.


In a single day mooring on pier.

Dream Yacht Base in Olbia

Day 7: Go back to Base Marina

Experience a gradual morning at the seashore at Cala Ferrigno prior to crusing again to the quay in Olbia in your final night time!

Head out and discover the city of Olbia—you’ll to find retail outlets and eating places alongside Corso Umberto and in Piazza Regina Margherita.


Evening in marina.

Day 8: Bon Voyage

Disembark within the morning!

Ultimate Guidelines!

As discussed firstly of the publish, there’s no unmarried solution to sail Sardinia! Some days you might wish to improvise because of climate or crowds, or you might choose to sail to fully other locations.

I’m hoping that sharing our itinerary is helping you intend your personal go back and forth and will give you inspiration in your personal journey!


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