8 day experience w/ 7 nights at sea | Exploring Local Treasures
In this seven-day voyage, we'll sail along the norther coastline of Sardinia's Emerald Coast and across the Strait of Bonifacio continuing to the illustrious Citadelle de Bonifacio along the southern point of Corsica. We will explore abandoned locations throughout this itinerary including Italian and French lighthouses, roman ruins, World War II bunkers, memorials, and sunken ships. We live aboard a modern 52' catamaran with 5 private double cabins with private bathrooms - A Sailing Collective professional captain and private chef will be curating a special menu from local ingredients and regional culinary techniques.
Accommodations: On this voyage, we live aboard a 4-cabin 46' modern catamaran. Each private cabin is designed as a double cabin occupancy - each cabin has a private washroom. We sail to a new locations daily where we set anchor or moor at a marina for the evening, sleeping aboard the catamaran.
Proposal Boat Option: Nautitech 46 Fly Catamaran 2019 model w/ 4-double occupancy cabins accommodating 8 passengers captain & local chef in private crew bunks
SC offered rate: $18,300 total - AO recommended markup rate by: 22%
Recommended cabin layout: 4-double occupancy cabins - 2 crew bunks
Included in the total trip cost:
• Private captain and chefs for each boat
• Travel support to help customize and guide your group's journey
• Delicious family style meals with seven breakfasts, six lunches, three dinners and snacks aboard, all prepared by your private chefs
• Marina fees, dockage, and moorings for overnight anchorages
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, local taxes, etc.
• And of course unabashed adventure and epic memories!
Tyler Sauter is a boatman that would fit in on a ship if you dropped him in the ranks anywhere throughout time. As a boat builder, he worked and taught at the WoodenBoat school where he studied traditional methods of construction and restoration and studied boat building at the Landing School in their Marine Industry program. As a sailor, Tyler taught small boat handling at the WoodenBoat school in Maine and has embarked on many voyages on ships big and small. He currently lives full time on his sailboat in the northeast sailing where work and whim may take him.
Alida Borgna is from Umbria and has moved between the academic and professional worlds of food over the past decade. She creates edible landscapes using traditional cooking techniques learned through years of working on farms around the world and as a private chef in her hometown of New York. Her food allows diners to engage and interact playfully while luxuriating in the flavors and textures of the seasons. Borgna holds a Masters Degree in Food Culture and Ecology from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piemonte.
Spend a week in the magnificent waters of Italy's prized island of Sardinia with the Sailing Collective. This seven-day sailing vacation explores the exotic Mediterranean wonders of the most spectacular water in Southern Europe. Experience local Mediterranean culture like never experienced before paired with phenomenal sailing and exploring. They blend the boutique shopping, fine dining, and lively nightlife of chic ports such as Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo with the quiet and scenic beauty of the largely uninhabited Maddalena Islands. Most of all the sailing in these waters is splendid, with good winds an almost everyday occurrence.
All marinas are within 30 minutes from the Olbia Airport - You will be notified upon booking with the exact location.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Meeting time is after 7 pm on Saturday. Upon arriving at the marina, you'll be greeted by your captain and chef and you will settle in aboard. There will be a 45 minute tutorial by your captain before getting underway around 10 am to your first island location.
We return to port at 5:00 pm on Friday on the final day. At the marina, we'll decide to dine out one last time or eat aboard. We must be off the boat on Saturday by 9 am. Taxis and shuttle services can be arranged to Olbia, your resort, or the airport in advance.
Olbia, Sardinia - Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB)
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. If you are traveling to the USA for this trip please check USA visa requirements for your nationality before booking.
The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt of your visa requirements, please contact your Embassy for full details.
CURRENCIES / MONEY EXCHANGE
Sailing Collective stocks each boat with healthy, fresh and flavorful local foods and produce from the region. The provisioning package includes:
7 Breakfasts (including coffee and tea), 7 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Snacks*, Bottled Water
Not included in provisioning package:
Soft Drinks, Juice, Liquor, Wine, Beer, etc.
Cooking Aboard: Passengers and crew cook family style aboard; cooking enthusiasts and foodies are welcomed to add their skills and experience. Sailing Collective skippers and crew are all talented cooks and will prepare meals as well. Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time in your Guest Form:http://thesailingcollective.com/guest-form
*We will have plenty of food to satisfy you for your trip. However, if there are special foods that will make you feel more comfortable for the duration of your trip, please pack or purchase in advance.
• Recommended spending for the week, $200 - $400 per person, varying on your spending habits.
• Additional food/beverages including alcohol, plus snacks, $30-100 average per person
• All expenses on shore including meals and drinks.
• Flights and transportation to and from the marina location.
• Tipping captain and crew is welcomed (10% to 15% per person satisfactory)
Life aboard a Sailing Collective journey is uncomplicated so we recommend packing appropriately. Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. Island attire is very casual at all times so we recommend packing light and embracing the simple life.
• Rain Coat/ Foul weather gear
• Rain pants
• Warm clothes – it can be cold any day of the year in Maine
• boat shoes or other non-slip shoes
• hat / sunglasses / sailing gloves (optional)/ sun screen
• warm clothes just in case / fleece
• swim / beach towels (bath towels are provided)
• iPod/music player
• any special dietary foods or medications
• Overnight - Marina di Olbia
• Start - Olbia
• Day - Capo Ferro Lighthouse
• Overnight - Isola Budelli
• Start - Isola Budelli
• Day - Iles Lavezzi Lighthouse / Crimean War Troop Shipwreck Memorial
• Overnight - Iles Lavezzi
• Start - Iles Lavezzi
• Day - Citadelle de Bonifacio
• Overnight - Bonifacio
• Start - Bonifacio
• Day - Isola di Caprera / WWII Bunker
• Overnight - La Maddalena
• Start - La Maddalena
• Day - Il Porco WWII Bunker
• Overnight - Tavolara
• Start - Tavolara • Day - Royal Family Memorial / Shipwreck • Disembark - Olbia
We’ll meet and spend the first night aboard our catamaran and home for the week at Marina di Olbia. After getting settled into your cabin, there will be a brief pre-sail orientation during which the captain will give a safety and chart briefing, followed by a chart briefing discussing the itinerary for the week. For dinner, we will head towards town and get to know on another over classic Sardinian cuisine and wine. Then back to the boat; this first night we’ll stay anchored at the marina.
Sunday morning, after a light breakfast onboard, we will set sail. Sailing north along the Costa Smeralda, we will stay close to shore in order to get your first glimpse at the rustic and wild landscape, which will be the beautiful backdrop of your. During this first leg of the journey, you’ll begin to find your sea legs.
Isola Budelli is one of several uninhabited islands in La Maddalena Archipelago, and has become famous for Spiaggia Rosa (Italian for “Pink Beach”), which is colored pink due to the microscopic fragments of coral and shells. This island has been considered by many to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterannean Sea, and the rise of tourism has taken a toll. We’ll dinghy to shore and meet with the island’s long-time caretaker Mauro Morandi to discuss the current ecological concerns facing Isola Budelli and view his makeshift home on the island.
Razzoli is another uninhabited island in the La Maddalena Archipelago. Here, we will hike to the Isola Razzoli Lighthouse, which is the most northern point of Sardinia. Built in 1858, the 12-meter tall lighthouse itself is still active. This was the last lighthouse to be inhabited in the area and regarded with highly because of its navigational importance along the Strait of Bonifacio.
We will spend a night in the historic Coriscan city of Bonifacio. One of the most magnificent approaches in the Mediterannean, Bonifacio is a medieval town built on a cantilever that juts out from the southern Corsican cliffs. We’ll spend anchor outside the harbor and photograph the iconic seaside city before entering the port. Once docked, we’ll explore the citadel fortress and roam around the medieval city walls within.
The islands of La Maddalena and Caprera have been important hosts for the Italian navy since World War II. The U.S Navy has also been active on the islands, with a long standing facility for U.S. nuclear submarines in one of the harbours. While exploring La Maddalena , we will rent cars and scooters drive around the island of Caprera visiting many beaches and WWII bunkers with vantage points looking beyond Costa Smeralda.
The BAVARIA NAUTITECH 46 OPEN has been designed for people who love traveling on the sea. It doesn’t matter whether this is only for a few days or for an extended journey. The joy of lying at anchor in secluded coves, or sailing at speed from port to port – with the NAUTITECH 46 OPEN you can experience all this without sacrificing comfort or luxury.