A skipper and cook cruise to discover the North coast of Sardinia aboard a sailing boat equipped with every comfort. Starting from Porto Torres, you will sail the most beautiful Caribbean islands of Sardinia, sleeping under the stars of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, swim in the turquoise and uncontaminated water of the Asinara Park, and finally you will have the opportunity to admire a real natural jewels with crystal-clear sea and breathtaking landscapes. Spend with us the holiday of your dreams of relaxation, exploration and good food.
|DEPARTURE BASE||Marina of Porto Torres, Sardinia|
|HOW TO GET||
The airport of Alghero (AHO) is located a few kilometers from Stintino. The marina of Stintino is easily accessible by bus or taxi. Alternatively we can arrange a transfer from Olbia. Do not hesitate to contact us for any information.
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in from 9:00 pm on Sunday - Check-out by 9:00 am on the following Sunday|
From €790 (low season) to €1.140 (August) per person for accommodation in a double cabin.
|HOW TO ARRIVE||
Alghero airport (AHO) is located a few kilometres from Porto Torres; otherwise, we can organize a transfer from Olbia.
By bus: direct connection to Porto Torres. The service is available every day of the week, including holidays. There are 2 outward rides and return rides. Journey time is approximately one hour. The stop at the airport is on the right, approximately 200 meters from the exit. The cost of the ticket on the Airport - Porto Torres route is €3.10 per person.
By taxi: in case the bus line schedule doesn't coincide with your arriving or departing flights, or if you want to find a driver at the airport, you can ask us to book it for you starting from €15 per person (1 or 2 people €30; 3 or 4 people €25; 5 or 6 people €20; 7 or 8 people €15)
By ferry: from Genoa or Civitavecchia, the ship docks near the embarkation marina.
This cruise is entirely organised by a BeBlue skipper partner, who will be your contact person on site.
|Language||Italian and english.|
|How to come||AIR: Olbia Airport (OLB), AIRPLANE: Alghero airport (AHO)|
Route Stintino and Asinara Gulf, Northern Sardinia - ID 450 View MoreLess
Day 1: Check-In
Boarding available after 16:00 on Saturday afternoon at the Marina di Porto Torres. After the accommodation on board and briefing with the Skipper for safety instructions and description of the route, you can decide to sail immediately and make route in a sheltered cove for the night, or spend the evening in the beautiful streets of Porto Torres.
In the morning, the skipper will give you some basic instructions and rules to enjoy your holiday at best. Once you are ready, you will sail to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, La Pelosa. White dunes covered with junipers are in front of turquoise crystal-clear waters: it's time for the first swim, gazed by the Spanish towers ashore. You will spend the night in the sea, cuddled by the sea that centuries ago was navigated by pirates and merchants.
Inside a group, there are those who always wake up early and those who can't do anything unless they don't have a coffee. But no worries, there is enough time for anybody: breakfast, swimming, and then we start our day. Once we sail in front of Capo Falcone, we head towards Argenteria beach to have lunch. You will have the chance to explore the ancient mining plants that give the name to this place. Later we move towards Porto Conte: this natural park and its beabed are marine protected area.
It is not possible to leave this inlet without exploring its caverns. Where the rocky coasts meet the water, the faces are full of caverns and the most famous on is the Neptune's Grotto. In the evening Alghero awaits you, with its Catalan origins, it's also known as the capital of fine coral. You can walk around the bastions of the port and then head towards the city center, which is full of restaurants.
Since we are near the port, we can take advantage and have a coffee at the bar before sail back to the north of Sardinia. For those who are into sailing operations, this is the perfect time to pratice: you can study the wind, control the sails and head towards Asinara, passing Passo dei Fornelli. For those who aren't at the boat's wheel, it's the perfect time to relax: you will be cuddled by the boat, with a view on the sea. The only risk: a few refreshing spurts. At sunset, you still have time for swimming, before having dinner.
After a rich breakfast, you can take your time to enjoy the wonderful Asinara from all the points of view. This place is fascinating not only because of its beautiful colours or the richness of its seabed, but also because of its history. For more than one century, this island was the seat of a maximum security prison: although now disused, the atmosphere of isolation is still present. Cala Reale is the perfect departure point for excursions on shore: you can rent bicycles, reach the turtles' recovery and care centre or you can visit the factories where natural cosmetics are made with local plants and donkey milk.
You will wake up at Cala d'Oliva, a little fisherman village until 1885, when the ex-penal colony was built. Ashore there are two different routes for trekking lovers: the first one, know as "del Leccio", till the wood of Elighe Mannu, and the second one, known as "del Faro", till Punta Scorno, the north end of the island. If you prefer to stay on board, we will take you to the bay with the deepest turquoise waters for the last swims before heading back to Porto Torres.
Day 8: Check-out
Disembarkation is scheduled by 9 a.m., there is time to have breakfast, arrange the luggage and say goodbye calmly. It is time to exchange phone numbers, email addresses, social accounts: we share photos of this holiday to make it last as long as possible. Happy return and good wind, always.
The itinerary may be subject to variations based on the weather, safety and technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.
AVAILABLE BOAT CLASSES
Boat models, technical specifications and options may be subject to change. BeBlue organises crews by balancing age, gender and specific requests of participants and reserves the right to make free upgrades to higher classes if needed. All boats are selected with care and experience.
BeBlue reserves the right to replace any boat in or out of the catalogue with another of similar class and quality.