ELBA ISLAND: SPECIAL ITINERARY WITH OUR SAILBOATS AND CATAMARANS

Speaking of the sea in Tuscany, we cannot fail to mention the local people who have always been whole some and nature based and the and the incomparable beauty of the golden beaches lapped by crystal-clear waters.

With this sailing route you willbe experiencing an area with a natural beauty unique in the world.

In a few hours of sailing by boat or catamaran we will also have the chance to reach the other islands of the Tuscan Archipelago: Giglio and Giannutri, the hidden treasures at the very wildheart of Tuscany. The dramatic coastal route continues, with more beautiful beaches at Fetovaia, Cavoli, Biodola and Cavo. We can provide youthe right full equipment for divingand snorkeling.


Itinerary on sailboat - Sardinia

Cannigione

is a small harbour at the head of the Gulf of Arzachena in Sardinia, some ten miles due south of Isola Caprera in the Maddalena group of islands. It offers secure marina berths at a rather more reasonable cost than the glitzy marinas of the Emerald Coast.    


La Maddalena Island

great destination on any itinerary. The island of Maddalena is renowned for its beaches; It is connected by causeway with the nearby island of Caprera, famous as the residence of the Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. Spalmatore and Bassa Trinita are two popular beaches.


Budelli Island

there are some great anchorages, around the southern part of the island. You’ll find the most beautiful beaches like Cala Piatto with its emerald coloured sea and white sand. Budelli Island is famed for its pink sand , from coral that’s been shattered and smashed by the sea.


Bonifacio

even though officially part of France, it has more of an Italian feel to it. There are plenty of places to choose from for your night’s frivolities, there is a choice of restaurants around the marina, but for a true taste of Corsica you can enjoy local dishes surrounded by the sights and sounds of the locals.


Tavolara

when you arrive at this marvellous place you can anchor in Spalmatore Bay, a great little place to see and spend a night in tranquil surroundings.  There is a restaurant on the beach called ‘King of Tavolara’ where you can enjoy some wining and dining fit for a king.


Portisco

is a natural green cove between Porto Cervo and Porto Rontondo, where you can sail to many destinations to take in the best that Sardinia has to offer. Located on the famous Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) on the Gulf of Cugnana, Portisco has a natural harbour that makes a great start a sailing holiday.


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Sardinia

Board in Cannigione or La Maddalena and navigate between the islands of the Archipelago. Cannigione is a truly delightful place. Formerly an old fishing village, only following the growing interest aroused for the "Emerald Coast" became one of Sardinia's top tourist draws. There are plenty of great fish restaurants and local patisseries offering a selection of typical Sardinian handmade sweets. Between the port and wharf private Cannigione can hold about 1000 berths. All equipped with electricity, water, and and any kind of "comfort" for a good stay. Cannigione is also the perfect starting point to explore and discover the Archipelago of La Maddalena. During the summer months there are a lot of festivals and cultural events in the island, all perfect chances to taste fresh sea food, sea urchins and exquisite local meat all accompanied by some excellent wines.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

By plane there are many direct flights to Olbia from several cities on the Italian mainland. It is advisable to book in advance. Bus or taxi from the airport to Olbia city center. We recommend to join by train one of these cities from the mainland: Genoa, La Spezia, Livorno or Civitavecchia and take a ferry to Olbia. It is advisable to book the ferry in advance ! From Olbia Porto you can take the shuttle line 2 to Olbia city center and from there you can take a bus line connecting Olbia to all of the important tourist destinations in northern Sardinia , Emerald Coast and all the countries of northern Sardinia: Golfo Aranci, San Pantaleo, Cannigione, Arzachena, Palau, San Pasquale, Santa Teresa Gallura and Porto Pozzo. There are also taxis, of course from the port take you to your destination.


INFORMATION TO REACH THE ISLAND OF SARDINIA

The island is accessible by ferry from Genoa, Savona, La Spezia, Livorno, Piombino, Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Naples, and from Palermo and Trapani in Sicily. Ferries also run from Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio in Corsica. French ferries running from Marseille andsometimes call in at Ajaccio and Propriano (in Corsica) en route to Sardinia. The arrival points in Sardinia are Olbia, Golfo Aranci, Palau, Santa Teresa di Gallura and Porto Torres in the north; Arbatax on the east coast; and Cagliari in the south. Italy’s main ferry company is Tirrenia ( 081 017 19 98; www.tirrenia.it). It runs ferries to Porto Torres, Golfo Aranci, Olbia, Arbatax and Cagliari from all the above Italian ports, except Savona, La Spezia, Livorno and Piombino. Listed with their main routes, other companies include: Grandi Navi Veloci ( 010 2 54 65; www1.gnv.it) Has year-round luxury ferry services from Genoa to Porto Torres and Olbia. La Mèridionale ( 081 021 13 20; www.cmn.fr) Has twice-weekly boats from Marseille to Porto Torres. Moby Lines ( 061 111 40 20; www.mobylines.com) Operates year-round between Genoa and Olbia, Porto Vecchio, Livorno and Piombino and Civitavecchia to Olbia. Also has ferries between Sardinia and Corsica. Sardinia Ferries ( 199 940 05 00; www.sardiniaferries.com) Operates from Civitavecchia and Livorno to Golfo Aranci and Civitavecchia to Cagliari. Saremar ( 0789 75 41 56; www.saremar.it in Italian & French) Operates regular ferries between Sardinia (Santa Teresa di Gallura) and Bonifacio, across the straits in Corsica. SNCM ( in France 08 91 70 18 01, in Sardinia 079 51 44 77; www.sncm.fr) Runs ferries from Marseille to Porto Torres (via Corsica). There are two to four sailings weekly, but in July and August some leave from Toulon instead. For tickets and information in Porto Torres, go to Agenzia Paglietti ( 079 51 44 77; fax 079 51 40 63; Corso Vittorio Emanuele 19).


Lucas, the owner

Yachtcharter Sardinia

Cannigione - Maddalena - Budelli
Bonifacio - Tavolara - Portisco