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Yacht Charter In Cagliari

On a Cagliari yacht charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore southern Sardinia within an easy sail. Whatever you want from a Sardinia yacht charter, from enjoying the vibrant culture to beautiful beaches, a Cagliari sailing charter is going to be an unforgettable experience.

With a name almost as flamboyant as its pastel coloured medieval buildings, the capital of Sardinia is a beautiful and stylish starting point for a Sardinian sailing holiday. Occupied for millennia by different empires, it has architectural relics dating back to Roman times - indeed you can still enjoy a concert at the Roman ampitheatre today.

For a fix of Sardo culture you should visit the Castello district with its fort, churches and museums that detail the long and distinguished history of the city. Though there aren't marinas there the Marina district, originally set up as a fortified area for warehouses and the workings of the port, is also a must do.

As to the beaches and nightlife? These are world-class too, and an important part of your Cagliari sailing charter holiday before or after you leave to explore southern Sardinia on your sailing holiday!

Explore Cagliari By Renting A Yacht

Southern Sardinia is less well known than the Costa Smeralda at the northern end of Sardinia but is no less interesting and good for a break from the real world on your yacht charter vacation.

Expect to find a quiet lagoon, to relax on a beautiful beach, and to gorge on excellent Mediterranean cuisine. Outside of Cagliari itself you won't find boutiques like that in the superyacht destination of Marina di Portisco on the Costa Smeralda. You will find villages and islands with hardly any residents, astounding coastline and some of the best sailing on the Mediterranean.

Towns like Villasimius and Carloforte are unpretentious Sardinian towns that are relaxed yet stylish destinations on your Cagliari yacht charter, and will go down in memory for years to come as some of the nicest places you have been to in your sailing career. Toward the northern reach of a week long Cagliari sailing charter, you will find Stagno di Feraxi that now has a beautiful beach but was once an important Roman town.

So what are you waiting for? Book your boat rental with Borrow a Boat today to start your Cagliari yacht charter and visit a part of Sardinia that others never get to enjoy!

How To Get To Cagliari

Cagliari Airport

This has flights from many Italian airports and much of Europe in summer months. Take a bus or taxi to your charter base in the city.

Marinas In Cagliari

There are four mid-sized marinas in Cagliari Harbour and one smaller one for superyachts

Marina di Bonaria

Operated by the Italian Lega Navale, this is for members of the organisation only. It is a yacht charter hub with boatowners offering crewed yacht charter as well as bareboat monohull sailing yacht charter, luxury yacht charter, and motorboat charter.

Berth Characteristics:

300 berths

Max Length 30m (99 Feet)

Max Draught 10m (32 Feet)

List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, shower/WC, launderette, garbage disposal, cash machine, restaurant.

Marina del Sole

This is another mid-sized marina that has a number of charter yachts available that include catamaran charter, luxury yacht charter, monohull sailing boat and motor yacht rental.

Berth Characteristics:

220 berths

Max Length 30m (99 Feet)

Max Draught 9m (30 Feet)

List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, shower/WC, launderette, garbage disposal, cash machine, restaurant.

Marina di Sant' Elmo

Another mid-sized marina that has a fleet of charter yachts available that include catamaran charter, luxury yacht charter and motor yacht rental.

Berth Characteristics:

200 berths

Max Length 36m (118 Feet)

Max Draught 9m (30 Feet)

List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, shower/WC, launderette, garbage disposal, cash machine, restaurant.

Port Karalis

Specialising in larger luxury yachts, this has a fleet of charter yachts available that include catamaran charter, luxury yacht charter and motor yacht rental.

Berth Characteristics:

140 berths

Max Length 45m (147 Feet)

Max Draught 10m (32 Feet)

List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, shower/WC, launderette, garbage disposal, cash machine, restaurant.

Motomar Sarda

The smallest marina and also specialising in larger luxury yachts, this has a fleet of charter yachts available that include catamaran charter, luxury yacht charter and motor yacht rental.

Berth Characteristics:

108 berths

Max Length 35m (114 Feet)

Max Draught 3.5m (11 Feet)

List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, shower/WC, launderette, garbage disposal, cash machine, restaurant.

Suggested Sailing Routes From Cagliari

Whether on a sailing boat or motor boat on a bareboat charter or crewed luxury yacht charter you can explore southern Sardinia out on your Cagliari yacht charter. Let's look at what such an itinerary will involve.

7 Days - SE Sardinia: Sailing out of Cagliari you head east to Sant Elena for your first night. After a night tasting the excellent food and wine, you aim for Villasimius for the next evening and chill out on some of the best sandy beaches in Sardinia. If nightlife is your thing then you will have lots of fun in the peak season of July and August! Porto Corallo will be your next destination - the famous tower built by the Spanish is very popular. From Arbatax, your next stop, wander up the coast to the national park of Bellavista Parco Naturalistico e Faunistico. Staying out of the way, Villagio Colostrai will be your next landfall - remember to stock up on food for a couple of days at Arbatax as you won't find any here. A quiet island - Isola dei Cavoli - is another place the world has forgotten, albeit with ferries from Vallasimius taking day trippers there! Cagliari is the next and final port of call. Do try to spend the day here before flying home - you won't regret it!

14 days - Corsica and Sardinia: Your first day at sea will be a short hop east to Villasimius for a relaxing night before a long leg - 40 or so NM - to Olbia, the gaeway to the Emerald Coast. The party town of Porto Cervo will be your next night and day ashore, before heading north again to Maddalena Island for a break from the wild fun. Across the strait to Corsica and to the west coast port town of Propriano and then Ajaccio for another day ashore. South to the protected Sardinian island of Asinara - take a day ashore to enjoy this beautiful place. Alghero on the west coast of Sardinia will be your next evening ashore, and then take a night at anchor in the Gulf of Oristano and spend time ashore looking at the Stagno de Cabras, one of the largest saltwater lagoons in the region. Your 12th night will be in Carloforte, a fishing port on San Pietro Island, and then final night aboard before handover will be in Porto Pino, a stunning beach resort on the south coast.

Best Times To Hire A Yacht In Cagliari

The sailing season in Italy is from May to October. Outside of the high season in July/August you will find many marinas have enough room to meet demand and will often be cheaper than Greece or Croatia.

In some parts of Italy's sailing meccas the prices rocket in July/August and you may end up paying hundreds of Euros for the last available berth if you're lucky enough to get one!

As such the best times to sail in Italy are during school term in September or October when the sea is still warm but the marinas and towns relaxed and quiet. If you want Italy at full throttle in the maximum heat of summer the high season may well be for you!

The Climate

Much of the sailing season you will find sea breezes that build during the day and ease off at night, making for a perfect sailing holiday.

The hot, humid southerly Scirocco can make things extremely uncomfortable at night in southern Italy and around Sicily from time to time. Expect temperatures to hardly dip at night from the high 30s in the day. Orange hued fog (coloured by Sahara Desert sand) is another issue, adding to the discomfort!

In July and August however, many of the winds seem to take a rest for the year. You could end up motoring for much of your sailing holiday!

FAQs:

What should I consider when hiring a Yacht or Boat?

The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.

What are the Marinas in Cagliari?

There are five marinas in Cagliari itself and a number closeby. Marina di Bonaria has 300 berths reserved for the Lega Navale. Marina del Sole has 220 berths. Marina di Sant' Elmo, 200, and the two superyacht marinas are Port Karalis and Motomar Sarda that have 140 berths and 108 berths respectively.

When are the best times to hire a boat in Cagliari?

While the sailing season runs from April to October in Sardinia, it can get very busy and hot at the peak times of July and August with the marinas often very full and expensive. As such if you can get on a sailing vacation outside the school holidays, perhaps in May or September the sailing conditions are better and the crowds are less intense.

Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Yacht in Cagliari?

You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the yacht hire and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual charter companies themselves.

What happens if my Yacht breaks down?

If you are at sea and in danger, call MAYDAY on VHF Ch16 or ring the coast guard on your phone if you have reception. If you have a mechanical fault and can make it to or are on a mooring you will be able to phone a help line number given by the boat charter company.

What should I think of before I hire a Yacht or Boat in Cagliari?

You should consider do you have the experience to handle the yacht charter or boat hire before you book and where do you want to go along with what the weather will be like. Dress for warm weather but do have something for tropical rains - light but waterproof.

What Qualifications Do I need to hire a boat or yacht?

If you want to sail without a skipper then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC)/ASA 104 Bareboat certificate or the US Sailing Certificate. For small 'day boats' or if you choose to have a crewed yacht charter you typically don't require licences.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I consider when hiring a Yacht or Boat?

The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.