Sardinia Yacht Charter Guide

A Sardinia yacht charter to this beautiful island has so much to offer. Breathtaking coastlines, glamorous restaurants and legendary beaches flood the island, creating a unique getaway that simply does not compare to other destinations.

The northeastern coast is home to Costa Smeralda or the ‘Emerald Coast,’ an Italian gem surrounded by jewel-toned water and various landscapes. The architecture oozes history but showcases a luxurious aesthetic that perfectly complements the exclusive boutiques and jewelers found on the island. Sardinia is one of Italy’s most glamorous locations, offering an abundance of charm and elegance and providing the perfect backdrop for your yacht charter.

an Lorenzo Church and a harbor in Porto Rotondo
Sample Itinerary

DAY 1

PORTO CERVO

Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast, lies in northern Sardinia and is known for its extravagance. Porto Cervo is the hub of life here and offers spectacular restaurants and high-end shopping. Enjoy this bustling little town before meeting the yacht. Relax and have cocktails as you cruise the coastline. Anchor out to hit the green at the Pevero golf course or enjoy a spa treatment at the popular hotel Cala di Volpe in the afternoon, then enjoy afternoon aperitif. Head for Phi Beach or the uber-fabulous Billionaire Club to dance the night away with the glitterati as the sun sets.

DAY 2

PORTO ROTONDO

Cruising south, you’ll find the tiny resort community of Porto Rotondo. Petite coves are home to private, intimate beaches — the perfect spots to tender ashore for a beachside morning. Less haute than Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo has a more relaxed atmosphere but still offers luxury. Hotel sporting’s local seafood dishes and impressive wine list make this spot a must-visit.

DAY 3

CALA LUNA

As you continue to cruise southeast, you’ll be enamored by the beauty of Cala Luna. Anchor offshore to take in the stunning scenery, featuring steep limestone cliffs covered by lush flora. Early risers will be amazed by the beautiful sunrise illuminating the coastal caves. Created by a landslide in 1962, Cala Goloritzé is one of Sardinia’s most beautiful spots. Steep rocks tower over the sparkling sea that laps the white-pebble-and-sand beach. This dream-like shore is primed for exploration.

DAY 4

CAGLIARI

Since Roman times, Southern Sardinia has been home to Cagliari, the island’s capital. Il Castello, “old town,” is a delightful maze of medieval buildings boasting history and culture. But the best way to see Cagliari is by sea. Enjoy the views of the contemporary harbor juxtaposed to castles and the old districts. An archaeology museum in town will take you back in time — it’s home to the Nuragic complex, 4,000-year-old stone defensive structures found only in Sardinia. If history isn’t on the menu, enjoy some local shopping on Via Roma and Via Manu.

DAY 5

SARDINIA’S SOUTHWEST COAST

Continue cruising Sardinia’s coastline, dotted with tiny towns and cozy coves, and you will come to the Sardinian Islands. Sant’antioco, the larger island, and San Pietro-Punto di Cala fico are wild and ruggedly beautiful with deep waters and high cliffs. Charters with children will want to stop at Forte Village Le Dune. Not only does it boast the Thermae de Forte, a Leading Spa of the World, but also go-karting, ice skating, bowling and more can be found at Leisure Land. Be sure to stop at Le Dune, located close by, home to Italy’s highest sand dunes — a spectacular sight.

DAY 6

ALGHERO

Continuing up the west coast of Sardinia, you’ll find Alghero, which boasts a strong Catalan flavor. The influences can be seen throughout the old town. Walk the cobblestone streets along the old fort for scenic views. The Grotte di Nettuno is one of Alghero finest features. This whimsical cave is full of geological wonders. Wine lovers will rejoice as Alghero is home to a bevy of impressive vineyards. Enjoy a wine tasting before dinner in this beautiful old town.

DAY 7

LA MADDALENA

Sitting pretty on the coast of northern Sardinia, world-class beaches, both sandy and rocky, abound. Off the coast from these beaches is the island of La Maddalena. Declared a national park in 1996, it is part of an archipelago comprising six other beautiful islands. Anchor offshore and take a tender to explore.

Charter Experience

Sardinia’s coastline boasts miles of superlative beaches and secret grottos only accessible by boat. At the region’s main center sits Porto Cervo, home to Costa Smeralda. This area has become increasingly desirable for luxury yacht charters because of its remote location and exclusive atmosphere. South of Porto Cervo, you will find forested mountains, medieval villages and stunning seas. Another recommended site is La Maddalena National Park, a marine reserve that offers opportunities for secluded anchorages and overnight stays. Spotted with seven main islands and many islets, La Maddalena offers crystal-clear waters for an afternoon snorkel and access to the beautiful pink sand beach named Pink of Budelli. Sardinia’s coastal cuisine differs from inland; the seafood base and pasta dishes pay homage to the sea and further contribute to the laidback yet luxurious atmosphere of the island.

Location Highlights

  • Unwind on one of Sardinia’s luxurious beaches
  • Discover the beautiful but desolate island of Mortorio, Sardinia
  • Dine at one of Sardinia’s hot spots, Lo Scorfano Allegro
  • Dance at the exclusive nightclubs nestled in Porto Rotondo
  • Window shop high-end boutiques, Porto Cervo, Sardinia
  • Scuba dive or snorkel at one of Sardinia’s best diving locations, Cannigione

Expert Advice


Sardinia’s warm Mediterranean, subtropical climate makes it the perfect destination for a luxury yacht charter. The local cuisine can be described as exquisite in its simplicity, comprised of the most locally available and fresh ingredients. We recommend trying the local dishes and indulging in “Seadas,” round, sweet ravioli filled with cheese that is fried and covered in honey. Paired with a glass of the local digestivo Mirto or Limoncello, you will be yearning for more. Try your hand at kitesurfing or windsurfing in Porto Pollo or soak up the sun on the extraordinary beaches.

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