Cruising Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda Yachting


Italy is easily one of the most versatile destinations in Europe, not to mention the most attractive. And cruise-wise, it’s home to the best sailing waters in the whole of the Mediterranean Sea. To prove, you will find nestled in the heart of European waters, off the coast of Italy, the mountainous beachy island called Sardinia.

The sophisticated island is no mainstream destination. It’s a haven where unspoiled coastlines extend into the horizon, with turquoise seas lapping into its beautiful beaches. It’s one of the most diverse places to visit in Italy with so many varied activities to do across its coast and inland valleys. However, there’s no denying that the best way to explore Sardinia is by chartering a luxury boat to cruise its waters, especially towards the bewitching beaches of its emerald coast, Costa Smeralda. It’s the ultimate playground for calm and quiet sailing, thanks to the world-class moors that shelter yachts from an otherwise windy city.

Costa Smeralda draws yacht enthusiasts from all over the world because of its immaculate coastline of rocks and sand, pristine turquoise waters, and luxury marinas where tourists can watch boats come and go. The salty air will enchant you into the emerald coast paradise where you can swim with fishes, laze away until sunset, and spend hours listening to the sea breaking into the white sands.


Punta Coda di Cavallo

The Marine Protected Area of Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo is a great starting point for your yacht charter cruising Costa Smeralda. The area is one of the most interesting destinations in the Mediterranean region owing to its sandy coastline that’s rich with suggestive coves and pink granite that makes up the island. The spectacular view of Tavolara Island can also be enjoyed from its natural beach.


Golfo Aranci

Sailing northward transparent waters and towards the Sardinian mainland is Golfo Aranci. Its shallow seabed makes it a great diving spot, accompanied by its teeming marine life that includes quite a population of dolphins. These agile and playful creatures are well-protected by the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute nearby. Tourists will enjoy swimming in the sun-streaked aquamarine waters, walking along the long sand strip of Cinque Spiagge di Golfo Aranci, or even dolphin-spotting and scuba diving.


Porto Rotondo

A luxury charter in Sardinia would not be complete without a stop in Porto Rotondo. This famous destination receives over 20 thousand tourists and visitors from all over the world every year and is recognized as one of the entire Mediterranean region’s most coveted destinations. The works of famous artists dot the place and exciting nightlife makes the beach more vibrant. It’s a well-loved destination by many celebrities, especially Spiaggia Ira, where you can sail, windsurf, dive, and snorkel.


La Maddalena Archipelago

On the northwestern coast of Sardinia, just adjacent to Costa Smeralda,/is La Maddalena Archipelago, distinguished for its beautiful beaches and national park. It’s composed of seven major islands and other smaller, uninhabited isles which are best explored via charter yacht. You can enjoy the private harbor of La Scogliera Restaurant, a favorite among sportsmen and politicians alike. Or tour your yacht and cruise towards the distinct pink beach of Isola di Budelli. Cala Granara, Sardinia’s most enchanting and exclusive bay, awaits your arrival. And if it’s an immersion in the culture of the island that you seek, then a stroll among the charming buildings and cobbled alleys will take you back to the 19th century.


Porto Cervo

Known for the exquisite marina frequented by yachts and boaters, the picturesque town of Porto Cervo will cinch your tour around Costa Smeralda. It’s famous for its promenade, the Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere, where luxury shops and boutiques are aplenty. The charming town lures in many celebrities and jet setters in the summer. The town also offers breathtaking views and stunning beaches, along with delectable wind and tasty food. With year-round sunshine, Porto Cervo is the best addition to your Costa Smeralda itinerary.

These and more await you at Costa Smeralda.


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