We have an idea of what the Mediterranean looks like if you closed your eyes and picture the Southern European landscape. Little coffee cups and terraced buildings with terra-cotta roofs with opaque siding. Sardinia and Corsica does not fit into this category. Although you can find the typical Southern Europe vibes, this landscape is unlike anything imaginable. To the extent the northeast coast of Sardinia is rugged and wild, with glimpse of both rustic Italian life to the left and on the right, the lavish resorts tucked away along the cost. The islands offshore, resembles more of a foreign world than the Mediterranean. With endless alcoves surrounded by the most paradise of waters, the Sailing Collective experience along this coastline is left for your own interpretation, confused by the beauty and captivated by its mystique, the Sardinia - Corsica Collective itinerary must be on everyone’s too do list.
The Collective Package Includes:
• Collective captain and chef (for a week of the best food of your life)
• Journey Coordinator travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
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PRIVATE CREWED CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE JUNE - OCTOBER
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.
Marina di Portisco, Olbia, Sardinia
Meeting time at the marina is between 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Please notify your captain in advance if you are delayed and will not arrive by 6pm. Upon arrival, the front desk at the marina will direct you to the Sailing Collective boats. Each Sailing Collective sailboat dons our banner with logo where your captain and crew will be waiting for your arrival. After everyone arrives and settles in aboard, we will dine ashore for our first outing of the journey.The evening of Day 1 and the morning of Day 2, passengers should purchase alcohol or other and beverages for the week as well as any last minute personal provisioning.
We will arrive back at the marina by 6pm on day 7 and spend the last evening there on the boat. Disembarking is 9am the following morning. Your crew can help arrange taxis to your next destination.
Olbia, Sardinia - Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB)
Taxi transfers: The taxi stand is just outside the airport with accessible and affordable taxi service to Marina di Portisco. Transfer is 23 miles and should cost roughly $30.
For further information, please visit the Sailing Collective recommended travel service of ROME2RIO http://www.rome2rio.com/s/Olbia-Italy/Marina-di-portisco for other transfer options from the airport to the marina.
If you arrive early and wish to explore Sardinia, taxis can be rented for a full date at the price of 60EUR.
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
We may spend a day sailing to Corsica so please ensure you have visa access to go into France ahead of time. Please tell a Sailing Collective representative ahead of time if you are unable to go into France.
During summer Sardinia has a virtual sunshine guarantee. The southern coast counts on average no more than three rainy days between June and August. The water temperature at Sardinia's beaches is warm all year. With highs in the mid 80s with nearly tropical water temperature, expect to experience summer temperatures when vacationing in Sardinia.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Please note, soft drinks, alcohol, wine, beer, etc. are not included in the provisioning package, but your crew can assist you in purchasing your desired beverages for your group.
Dietary Restrictions: It is important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Marina di Portisco is on the north east tip of Sardinia in the Gulf of Cugnana, sheltered from the Mediterranean currents by its inland location. With its beautiful setting between the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean and the soft rolling hills of Portisco, the marina is a popular destination for mariners and tourists alike. The area has a wide range of quality restaurants serving fish, pasta and local cuisine, shops and bars, as well as a number of attractions including the Archipelago of La Maddalena National Park, found just up the coast from Marina di Portisco. 17km away lies the city of Olbia which has a rich history dating back to the 8th Century BC. Among its significant monuments include a Catherdral, Pedres Castle and a Roman Necropolis.
12km Sail: Tavolara is a small island off the northeast coast of Sardinia, Italy. The island is a limestone massif 5 km (3 mi) long and 1 km (0.6 mi) wide, with steep cliffs except at its ends. Its highest point, Monte Cannone, is 565 metres (1,854 feet) above sea level. A cove and beach can be found at each end of the island, Spalmatore di Fuori at the northeast, and Spalmatore di Terra at the southwest. Currently, the island is inhabited by only a handful of families, and has a small cemetery and summer restaurant. The water around the island is a popular spot for scuba diving.
Caprera is a small island off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, located in the Maddalena archipelago. In the area of La Maddalena island in the Strait of Bonifacio, it is a tourist destination and is famous as the place to which Giuseppe Garibaldi retired (1856–82).This island has been declared a natural reserve for the particular species of seabirds living on it (royal seagull, cormorant and peregrine falcon). The island's name is linked to that of Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian patriot and fighter who lived in the 19th century and was one of the fathers of the Italian independence. He bought the island in 1855 and died there in 1882. His house is now a museum and a memorial chapel and the island itself is a national monument.
Bonifacio is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio. It is a city placed on the best and only major harbor of the southern coast and also is a commune covering a somewhat larger region including the offshore Isles Lavezzi, giving it the distinction of being the southernmost commune in Metropolitan France.The southern coast in the vicinity of Bonifacio is an outcrop of chalk-white limestone, precipitous and sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean. Slightly further inland the limestone adjoins the granite of which the two islands, Sardinia and Corsica, are formed. The port of Bonifacio is placed on the Bay of Bonifacio, a drowned ravine of a fjord-like appearance separated from the ocean by a finger-like promontory 1,500 meters long and 200 meters wide.
The island belongs to the National Park of La Maddalena and with an area of 4.20 km ² is the third largest of the archipelago. It has a coastline of 11 km and the tip of Police Officers, the highest of the ' island reach an altitude of 153 meters above sea level. Nature of granite, rich in water and vegetation is home to many protected species of birds.
The Pevero beach is located at only 3 km from Porto Cervo, along the popular and beautiful Emerald Coast. The beach is characterized by a fine and white sand, clear water and a not deep sea bed, which make the beach the right place for families with children. It is also one of the most favorite destination of vip and paparazzi.
The Lagoon 450 has everything you could want in a cruising boat: Incredible performance under sail, wide open deck space for lounging, and an incomparable comfort in the saloon and the cabins. The wide hulls of Lagoon 450 offer comfortable cabins with larger floor space than other catamarans of the size. An airy saloon contains an open concept modern galley (kitchen) and comfortable seating all with stunning panoramic visibility of the natural beauty that you came for. The aft deck is covered by a hard top bimini so that there is always plenty of breezy shaded space for lounging when you are taking a break from the sun drenched foredeck. Up front the netted "trampoline" between the hulls is the ultimate place to enjoy this boat under sail with the sun beaming down and the water rushing below you.
One of Sailing Collective's favorite monohulls, the 53 built by Jeanneau, is perfect for larger groups and families, looking for a combination of sailing performance and comfort. Above and below deck, her layout allows for plenty of room for socializing, but also offers practicality and performance where required. Headroom: Entry to Cabins: 6' 1" Galley and Cabins: 6' 5" Headroom at helm: 6' 6" The Jeanneau 53 is a pleasure to sail and is responsive to touch, her electric winches and bow thrusters make her surprisingly easy to handle.