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 do 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 a glimpse of both rustic Italian life to the left and on the right, the lavish resorts tucked away along the cost. The islands offshore resemble 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 to-do list.
Boat - 2019 Lagoon 42 Catamaran
• Double - Occupancy Cabin: $2,700 per traveler | 1 Available
• Single - Occupancy Cabin: $3,200 per traveler | 2 Available
Embark: AFTER 7 pm on Saturday, September 5th | Disembark: 9 am on Saturday, September 12th (return to port Friday evening)
We will be departing from 3 different marinas on this trip, all within a 45-minute taxi transfer from Olbia Airport and Olbia City Center. You will be notified of the marina location by your captain as we approach the journey start date.
The Collective Package Includes:
• Collective captain and chef
• 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 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Before booking, please review CANCELLATIONS/CHANGES, INSURANCE, AND CONDUCT policy on the booking page. Our boat options listed are confirmed when the voyage is fully booked. For our reference, if you prefer to sail a monohull or catamaran, please contact us!
PRIVATE CREWED CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE JUNE - OCTOBER
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Paul Porter has had a love for life on the water since a very young age- sailing, surfing and competitive kite boarding. Being near or on the water has always been of great importance to him. Paul’s father has been his role model and teacher as a captain on boats up to 65 feet, during countless family boat trips to the San Juan and Gulf Islands. Sailing, crewing, anchoring, docking and hosting guests aboard is second nature to him. In 2010, Paul acquired the S/V Seaker, an Islander 30 moored in Seattle, Washington. Paul rebuilt and improved over 75 percent of the systems on board and restored her from the keel up into a fine sailing vessel, learning many helpful skills along the way. When not living a nautical life on the West Coast, Paul works in New York City as a documentary photographer and lighting director in the fashion industry. He is also a well recognized teacher of outdoor photography and lighting in Seattle and New York. As a member of the Sailing Collective, Paul happily shares his love for boating and photography as a captain who also can teach high-level photography to guests onboard in beautiful and remote locations.
Louise grew up in Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania, a truly small town (population of 197) surrounded by pastures, fields and woods. She and her three sisters were sports enthusiasts and enjoyed the great outdoors as their playground. They also taught special needs athletes and assisted their father who started and coached the Special Olympics soccer team. Every year the family vacationed on the eastern seaboard. It was a great adventure. They never visited the same spot twice. Visiting new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new things became Louise’s lifelong passion.
In 2009, Louise graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage and made the exciting move from land-locked Pennsylvania to the sandy shores of the Virgin Islands.
She recalls: “Never did I think I would work on boats until my first power boat excursion to the British Virgin Islands. I was nothing but smiles, felt extremely blessed, and made it my goal to work on the water.”
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: Porto di Cannigione
Boat name: Dignity
Embarking: Meeting time is after 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th, at the Porto di Cannigione. Upon arrival, look for the boat donning a Sailing Collective flag or ask a Sail Sicily rep to point you towards Dignity or Cpt. Paul Porter. If you arrive earlier in the day, you can store your laugage at the marina and explore the area. If you plan on arriving after 7 p.m., please let us know as soon as possible and we so we can make accomodations!
Disembarking: You will arrive back to the marina by sunset on Friday September 11th, you will dine in town and spend the last night on the boat at the marina. Disembarking is by 9 a.m. the next morning. Your crew can help arrange a taxi for you if needed.
Olbia, Sardinia - Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB)
Head here for some of our favorite spots.
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 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 chef/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.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Tips are split evenly between the crew and it is common to offer 10% to 20% of the cost of the carter. Gratuity can be offered in Euros or Dollars, PayPal or Venmo.
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 42 is the sublime successor to the best selling 421. Italian design legends Nauta have created stunning curved wood finishes which deliver supreme elegance and outstanding functionality. Defined by sleek curves and a ground breaking single level cockpit… this boat offers limitless possibilities for an enviable on water lifestyle.