You can find this beautiful port city on the southern part of Sardinia. Our article will help you decide when to go sailing in Cagliari. If you take our advice, you can even plan a one-week-long sailing trip. The winds present on the island provide particularly ideal conditions for sailing.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The climate of Cagliari: Mediterranean climate
- Ports around Cagliari
- Sail in Cagliari! Cagliari sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Cagliari: 1-week sailing plan
- 7 Days Cagliari sailing tour
- Marine gas near Cagliari
Cagliari belongs to the most beautiful towns of Sardinia.
The island has typical Mediterranean weather. Summers are long and hot, and winters are wet. In July and August, the average temperature is 24-25°C. November and December are the rainiest. On the parts near the sea, the weather hardly drops below 0°C. In January and February, the temperature is around 10°C. The dominant winds here are the Mistral and the Sirocco. The former is mainly present in the northern and western parts. Several wind turbines have been built, benefiting from the windy climate. If you do not insist on visiting on the hot days, you should visit the island in the spring and autumn as well. The weather is suitable both for traveling and hiking. Would you also like to swim? Then we recommend the period between the end of May and the beginning of September.Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Cagliari.
The port of Cagliari
Cagliari is not just the capital city of Sardinia, but one of the most impressive port towns of the Mediterranean. It is easily accessible from its international airport. Due to its geographical location, it has become one of the largest and most well-equipped Italian ports. For luxurious yachts, it is an idyllic port, indeed. Numerous services are at your disposal, such as water supply, electricity, deck cleaning, food supply or medical assistance. Regular ferries leave towards Civitavecchia, Palermo and Naples.
Port of Carloforte
Carloforte is Sardinia’s most beautiful town that enchants tourists at any time of the year. The marina of Marine Sifredi has 250 moorings for sailing yachts and boats up to the length of 60 meters. Information about sailing in Carloforte, or Carloforte yacht charters
The port of Bosa
There are 120 moorings, and the maximum allowed length of boats is 30 metres. They provide water, electricity, and fuel on the protected place. You can eat nearby, and there is also a supermarket. Info about sailing in Bosa, or rent a boat in Bosa.
The port of Alghero
The port is 150 metres long. There are 400 permanent moorings for boats with a maximum length of 50 metres. Ferries leave towards Civitavecchia, Palermo, and Naples. Information about sailing in Alghero, or boat rental in Alghero
The port of Porto Torres
They have 400 moorings for yachts as long as 40 metres. We can dock in the ferry port with larger boats. There are bars, restaurants and different shops nearby. There are ferries leaving for Genoa, Marseille, Toulon, Barcelona and Civitavecchia.
We are leaving from Cagliari, and this is where we will return after visiting the sights in the neighbouring areas.
Day 1. Cagliari – Quartu Sant’Elena
12.27 km (7.63 mi)
If you dock at Quartu Sant’Elena, you must try the excellent wines, the bread and the cakes. The town has a long, shallow coast, and there is a sailing school nearby. Spend the night in the port of the town.
Day 2. Quartu Sant’Elena – Villasimius
37.24 km (23.14 mi)
Villasimius can be found about 35 kilometers from Cagliari. You can find wonderful beaches here, including Cala Burroni, Cala Caterina, Campus, and Piscadeddus. Porto Giunco, Porto Sa Ruxi, Punta Molentis, Simius, Spiaggia del Riso and Timi Ama are also worth visiting. You can choose from several restaurants, pizzerias, and shops in town. Do you like buzzing nightlife? Then we recommend the period between July and August in particular. Spend the night in the port of the town.
Day 3. Villasimius – Costa Rei – Porto Corallo
40.47 km (25.15 mi)
Before going to Porto Corallo, we also visit Costa Rei, which is a popular tourist destination. If you would like to swim, this is one of the best places for you, as there is an impressively large beach here. There are outdoor cinemas, nightclubs and even a mini-golf course here.
Porto Corallo is located in the quiet bay of Villaputzu. After mooring go and visit the Tower of Porto Corallo, which was built during the Spanish domination as protection against attacks by the Barbarians and Corsairs. Today, the tower is one of the most popular tourist destinations, because after reaching the top of it, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the bay. Spend the night in the bay of Porto Corallo.
Day 4. Porto Corallo – Arbatax
59.02 km (36.68 mi)
After leaving Porto Corallo, Arbatax is our next stop. Crystal clear water, white-sandy beaches surrounded by red rocks await us. The settlement is a paradise for nature lovers. Less, than a 30 minutes walk away you can find the Bellavista Parco Naturalistico e Faunistico, which can be a great activity for kids also. If you have some spare time left, take a detour and visit the Lighthouse of Arbatax.
Day 5. Arbatax – Villaggio Colostrai
69.51 km (43.19 mi)
Before you go to Villaggio Colostrai, be sure to buy enough food for 1 day, as the village is almost completely uninhabited. You won’t find a port, so anchor near the beach and take your dinghy to reach the shore! Take a long walk on the beach and enjoy the beauty of untouched nature!
Day 6. Villaggio Colostrai – Isola dei Cavoli
31.79 km (19.75 mi)
This island is located less than a kilometre from Capo Carbonara. Besides using a private boat, you can also access the island on an organized tour from the port of Villasimius. The area, the size of which is only 43 hectares, has unique flora and fauna. The symbol of the island is the 37-meter-long Faro dei Cavoli lighthouse, standing on the highest hill.Spend the night in the port of Villasimius.
Day 7. Villasimius – Foxi – Cagliari
47.14 km (29.29 mi)
On our last day, we take a short detour in Foxi. Drop anchor in the bay, and approach the shore by dinghy.So you can easily explore the sights along the beach, like the Torre Foxi or the Foxi la Barca.
Finally, we return to our first spot, Cagliari. After bringing back the yacht it is worth looking around in Cagliari if you have some time Would you like to go to the beach? Poetto, which is a beach with fine sand, is a great choice. It is special because you can find one of the longest shore segments in Italy here. If you visit the place, you should go sailing, as the conditions are perfect. Discover its great restaurants, and try the delicious dishes made with fish and “frutti di mare”; local wines are perfect for these meals.
Day 1. Cagliari – Pula 27.73 km (17.23 mi), Day 2. Pula – Nora – Chia 16.97 km (10.55 mi), Day 3. Chia – Sant’Antioco 65.29 km (40.57 mi), Day 4. Sant’Antioco – Portocuso 16.58 km (10.30 mi), Day 5. Portocuso- Carloforte 9.73 km (6.04 mi), Day 6. Carloforte – Porto Pino 41.05 km (25.51 mi), Day 7. Porto Pino – Perda Longa – Cagliari 79.40 km (49.34 mi)
- CAGLIARI: Depth:7 m, Working time: 8-24, GPS Coordinates: 39.207, 9.122234
- BOSA: Depth:3,5m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 40.2972019, 8.4848895
- CARLOFORTE: Depth:4,5m, Working time: 9-22, GPS Coordinates: 39.1347, 8.2981
If you are a sea enthusiast, Cagliari and its neighbourhood is the perfect choice. Regardless of where you dock, you can swim or sunbathe on amazing beaches, not to mention the several watersport opportunities.Find more Sardinia sailing holidays or choose another Sardinia yacht charter.HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT