Sardinia luxury yacht charter

Sardinia’s scalloped bays, shimmering sands and dramatic coastline have long been the playground of screen starlets, royalty, first families and the yachting elite. With some of the most exclusive harbours, hotels and restaurants in the western Mediterranean, a luxury yacht charter around the Italian island of Sardinia seamlessly combines sun-soaked glamour with timeless elegance and natural beauty. A Tyrrhenian Sea yacht charter around this island can happily balance partying in hotspots like Porto Cervo on the Costa Smeralda with an escape to secluded islands and jaw-dropping marine parks in places such as the Maddalena archipelago.

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Sardinia yacht season and weather

Sardinia is hot and dry from May to October with the island enjoying an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. Peak charter months are July and August, though June is also an excellent time to charter. August is particularly busy as most Italians take their holidays during this month.

Most rain falls between October and February, giving much of Sardinia a lush and verdant character. Visitors may well experience balmy summer days in March and April, though evenings will be cool during this time of year. The prevailing wind is north westerly, which can be particularly significant on the Strait of Bonifacio at the north of the island.

Sardinia superyacht charter itineraries

Historic Cagliari crowns Sardinia’s southern edge, and a litter of pretty coves and tiny villages then await. With vineyards inland and towns steeped in history, it is a region rich in cultural and gastronomic offerings. Yachts up to 55 metres LOA can drop anchor at Marina di Cagliari. 

To the north, the superyacht haven of Porto Cervo is the central hub for the yachting elite that descend on Sardinia’s glittering Costa Smeralda each summer. Home to some of Europe’s most expensive residences and exclusive resorts, including the iconic Cala di Volpe hotel, Porto Cervo pulsates during the summer season and its bars and restaurants promise a great night ashore. 

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is based in Porto Cervo and organises a packed yacht racing season throughout the summer. Highlights of the Mediterranean cruising calendar in Sardinia include the Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, the Maxi Rolex Cup and Rolex Swan Cup – all lively events for sailing enthusiasts in Porto Cervo to get involved with. Yachts up to 120 metres can berth at the IGY marina in Port Cervo.

South of Porto Cervo, the resort village of Porto Rotondo’s turquoise waters, pristine beaches and charming piazzas will prove irresistible, and the port here has 25 berths for megayachts. Cruise 20 nautical miles and dock at Marina di Olbia (for yachts up to 80 metres) to discover the city’s café-lined squares. Further south explore the caves near Cala Luna, where the peaks of Gennargentu National Park provide a dramatic backdrop and the snorkelling is excellent. Nearby Cala Goloritzé is another natural wonder.

From the northern coast of the main island cruise about 10 nautical miles offshore toward the spectacular archipelago of La Maddalena. While away long, languid sunny days around Caprera, Spargi, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Budelli and Razzoli, and discover some of Sardinia’s best beaches and the island’s breathtaking lagoons. On Isola Maddalena, Cala Gavetta marina can host yachts up to 60 metres LOA, as can the marina of the Hotel Excelsior. On Capera, Porto Palma can accommodate yachts up to 40 metres.

Some luxury yacht charters will combine the magic of Sardinia with French-held Corsica – the islands lie in a north to south run, with Corsica sitting off Sardinia’s northerly tip.

On Corsica, visit the historic capital of Porto-Vecchio, discover the UNESCO wonders of the Lavezzi islands and marvel at the houses perched atop the windswept bluffs in Bonifacio before cruising south to the majestic La Maddelena archipelago.

Sardinia by superyacht

Getting to Sardinia

Olbia, Alghero and Cagliari airports handle commercial and private jets.

Many visiting charters will arrive from the west coast of Italy. Corsica and Sardinia run north to south.

Legal requirements

Sardinia is part of Italy, so the same yachting and travel regulations apply to this island as on the mainland.

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MIDORI

Sunreef Yachts  Price from €38,500 p/w •  21 m

SERENDIPITY I

Perini Navi - The Italian Sea Group  Price from €150,000 p/w •  45.3 m

ENIGMA

Absolute  Price from €40,000 p/w •  22.38 m

KOKONUT’S WALLY

Wally  Price from €53,500 p/w •  26.23 m

VANQUISH

Riva  Price from €18,000 p/w •  19 m

SPRING

Dynamiq  Price from €100,000 p/w •  39 m

INSOMNIA

Price from €55,000 p/w •  26.3 m

INSPIRANTE

Fountaine-Pajot  Price from €38,000 p/w •  20.46 m

NEW STAR

Benetti  Price from €50,000 p/w •  30.24 m

BROADWATER

Feadship  Price from $280,000 p/w •  55.5 m

HARLE

Feadship  Price from €250,000 p/w •  44.65 m

MANA I

Mulder  Price from €135,000 p/w •  36 m

FAST AND FURIOUS

AB Yachts  Price from €189,000 p/w •  44.6 m

A&A

CRN  Price from €38,000 p/w •  30.82 m

LIONSHARE

Heesen  Price from $130,000 p/w •  39.62 m

SUNLINER X

Siar-Moschini  Price from €53,400 p/w •  36 m

JAAN

Intermarine - Italy  Price from £85,000 p/w •  42.06 m

SKYFALL

Trinity Yachts  Price from $290,000 p/w •  57.91 m

ENDEAVOUR 2

Rossinavi  Price from €275,000 p/w •  49.9 m

TO ESCAPE

Ferretti  Price from €22,000 p/w •  21 m

SOARING

Abeking & Rasmussen  Price from €800,000 p/w •  68.2 m

DA VINCI

Overmarine  Price from €225,000 p/w •  50 m

SILVER DREAM

Warren Yachts  Price from €140,000 p/w •  43.8 m

CONSTANTER

Nautor's Swan  Price from €16,500 p/w •  19.82 m

CLEAR EYES

Pax Navi  Price from €65,000 p/w •  44.7 m

BIG CHANGE II

Proteksan  Price from €87,500 p/w •  38.13 m

WHEELS I

Horizon  Price from €82,000 p/w •  35.5 m

GIRAUD

Admiral - The Italian Sea Group  Price from €180,000 p/w •  40 m

VICKY

Baglietto  Price from €230,000 p/w •  59.4 m

VICTORIA DEL MAR

Delta Marine  Price from €235,000 p/w •  49.99 m

VERTIGE

Tankoa Yachts  Price from €250,000 p/w •  50 m

VELVET GLOVE

Mulder  Price from €32,000 p/w •  23.1 m

EXCELERATE Z

Sunseeker  Price from €46,000 p/w •  28.13 m

ESMERALDA OF THE SEAS

Monte Carlo Yachts  Price from €80,000 p/w •  29.5 m

ARMONEE

Couach Yachts  Price from €28,000 p/w •  23 m

ARIONAS

Clelands, Wallsend, Uk  Price from €75,000 p/w •  39.56 m

EMERALD

Silvers  Price from €20,000 p/w •  26 m

JAZ

Amels  Price from €185,000 p/w •  51 m

ADESSO

CCYD  Price from €35,000 p/w •  32.3 m

HOOLIGAN 2

ISA  Price from €90,000 p/w •  32 m

HEMILEA

Baglietto  Price from €85,000 p/w •  41 m

A SULANA

Holland Jachtbouw  Price from €70,000 p/w •  37 m

2 LADIES

Rossinavi  Price from €190,000 p/w •  46.4 m

NAMASTE 8

Tamsen Yachts  Price from €130,000 p/w •  40 m

MR. T

Baglietto  Price from €200,000 p/w •  46.3 m

SOULMATE

DL Yachts  Price from €70,000 p/w •  34.3 m

DON'T ASK

Azimut  Price from €26,000 p/w •  22.94 m

W EXPLORER

Benetti SD  Price from €70,000 p/w •  36.2 m

VIRGINIAN

Feadship  Price from €245,000 p/w •  62.23 m

PERSUADER

OCEA  Price from €49,000 p/w •  32.79 m