Yacht Charter Cannigione

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Yacht Charter Cannigione

## Guide To Sailing In Cannigione, Sardinia

On a Cannigione yacht charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore the Emerald Coast and La Maddalena Islands within an easy sail. Whatever you want from a Sardinia sailing holiday or motorboat charter, from the turquoise waters and beautiful beaches to the fashionable restaurants and nightlife, a Cannigione sailing vacation is going to be an unforgettable experience.

On the western side of the largest and deepest rias on Sardinia, Cannigione is one of the quieter destination on the Costa Smeralda. Notable for its seagrass underwater habitats, the town is one of the best places to enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving in Sardinia thanks to its marine life. On the surface, the town is close to Stagno di Padula, a haven for wildfowl ranging from ospreys and flamingoes to black stork and purple heron.

Nearby, and towards the Maddalena islands is Punta Occhione where you can enjoy a walk through the woodland and scrub high up the hill to enjoy some of the best views of the gulf.

The chilled and laid back atmosphere of the town gives it an authenticity that you might not find in Porto Cervo down the road with its focus on the tourism. Yes, there is one of the best beaches in Sardinia that falls gently into crystal clear waters, but this is nowhere near as crowded and busy as other tourism centres on the Sardo islands. You will find some top end boutiques and delicatessens here offering excellent food and local wares, as well as some of the best hotels in Sardinia - a step away from the madness of other former fishing ports here.

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## Explore Cannigione By Renting A Yacht

Where else can you and your fellow charter guests go on your yacht charter Cannigione?

To the west of Cannigione is a natural harbour known for its water sports - Porto Pollo. Home to the tallest Genoese tower in the archipelago, Porto Pollo is now a water sports mecca thanks to its sheltered yet windy natural harbour and excellent sandy beach that you can enjoy while watching the world go by.

The Maddalena archipelago of 60 islands and islets is one of the top reasons that people begin a boat rental in Cannigione. Just to the north of the town, and a short sail from mainland Sardinia, it is renowned for its excellent beaches and secluded coves where you can find yourself completely alone with a sandy beach all to yourself. Though just off the Costa Smeralda coast, La Maddalena archipelago is one of those places where sailors and their guests often spend a few days to enjoy them to their full, perhaps moored in secluded bays while enjoying the peace and quiet of the archipelago.

To the south of the islands is Porto Cervo, the highly acclaaimed capital of the Emerald Coast. A quiet and sleepy fishing village until the Aga Khan chose to develop it in the 1980s, it now has some of the best nightspots, restaurants and boutiques in the region. One of the attractions that makes it so popular with the ultra high net worth who leave their mega yachts in the marina, is that the new development sits well within the architectural vernacular of the older parts of town. As such, though much of it is so new, you could easily imagine yourself in the likes of San Tropez or the better parts of the Balearic Islands for its style and culture.

On your boat rental the southern end of the Emerald Coast is Porto Cervo is Porto Rotondo to the SE. This is well away from the tourist crowd and one of the most authentic Sardinian villages you will likely find on your sailing holiday with the Piazzetta San Marco where locals go to socialise and relax at the centre.

For your Cannigione yacht charter, you need to know a few things about getting there and the marinas - read on to find out more.

## **How to Get to** **Cannigione**

**Olbia Airport**

Olbia Airport is around an hour by bus from Cannigione. The airport is served by airlines flying from regional and major airports across Europe.

## Marinas in Cannigione

**Cannigione Marina**

Cannigione Marina has a number of boat owner and charter companies with charter yachts available that include catamaran charter, private yacht charter, luxury yacht charter, monohull sailboat and motor yacht charter.

Berth Characteristics:

400 berths

Max Length 25m (82 Feet)

Max Draught 4.5m (14.7 Feet)

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

## Suggested Sailing Routes From Cannigione

Whether on a sailing boat or motor boat charter on a bareboat charter or private yacht charter with skipper and crew you can explore the the Maddalena archipelago and Costa Smeralda on your charter yacht. A longer trip can take you to right around Sardinia too. Let's take a look at two such itineraries.

**7 Days -** **La Maddalena** **Islands and** **Emerald Coast**: As a first port of call, head for La Maddalena village to get acquainted with the archipelago and spend a couple more nights sailing around the archipelago, enjoying the secluded coves and water sports. Porto Cervo on the mainland will be your next port of call, to see what the buzz is all about! You may want to spend another night here and then head down to Porto Rotondo to relax a bit. For the final day's sail, return your charter yacht to Marina di Cannigione for handover.

**14 days - Round Sardinia an excursion to Corsica:** The first night and day ashore will be at La Maddalena to enjoy the peace and quiet, before heading on to Porto Pollo for a day of water sports. Santa Teresa will be your next port and perhaps have lunch in one of the secluded bays nearby before crossing 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 next night will be in Carloforte, a fishing port on San Pietro Island, a then a night in Cagliari, the capital of Sardina. This is followed by 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. Porto Cervo will be your next port of call, and then return to the charter base at Cannigione Marina.

## Best Times To Hire A Yacht In Cannigione

The sailing season in Sardinia 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 June or September when the sea is still warm but the marinas and towns relaxed and quiet. If you want Sardinia at full throttle in the maximum heat of summer the high season may well be for you!

## The Climate

Sardinia is known for its excellent sailing conditions, making many locations meccas for all sorts of wind sports.

During much of the sailing season in this part of the west Mediterranean Sea you will find sea breezes that build during the day and ease off at night, making for a perfect sailing holiday.

The NE Maestrale is an important wind here. Generally blowing from October to April, and originating from the Rhone Valley, it can pipe up for a week at a time and blow at gale force for days on end even in summer.

The hot, humid southerly Scirocco can make things extremely uncomfortable at night toward the southern half of Sardinia 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!

## 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 Cannigione?**

Marina Cannigione has 400 berths that can take luxury yachts of up to 25 metres LOA.

### When are the best times to hire a boat in Cannigione?

While the sailing season runs from April to October in the region, 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 June 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 Cannigione?

You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the yacht hire and the balance on arrival as part of the charterconditions. 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 Cannigione?

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.