Throughout Italy, a country with a long sailing tradition, the Costa Smeralda or the Emerald Coast as it’s known to foreigners, is one of the country’s best sailing destinations and surely one of the best in Sardinia too.
Yacht charter Portisco is one of the most famous and most appreciated marinas on the Costa Smeralda, a great stretch of coast in Sardinia with lots of tourist potential that is sought not only by the locals but also by the foreign tourists.
Portisco is located on the north eastern coast of yacht charter Sardinia, south of the major port of Olbia and Port Cervo, in the Gulf of Cugnana. The reason why this particular stretch of coast has been so popular with summer crowds is the lovely turquoise color of the water (which give it its famous name) and the fine white sandy beaches.
Travel & Arrival
Just 17km from Olbia, one of the major entry ports on the island of Sardinia and link with the mainland through ferry connections, Portisco enjoys great accessibility either by water, sea or air. By air, the large Fiumicino airport that services the city of Rome, lies on the other side of the body of water that divides Sardinia from the mainland. It’s one of the largest and most frequented in the country, having links with many European cities which will make your boat charter crew hit the waves in no time.
By land, any route from the mainland will have to include a ferry ride into Olbia, since Sardinia is an island. Once on the island, follow the SP82, turn right on the SS125 and at the roundabout, take the first exit until you see a sign that says “Marina di Portisco”.
By water, just hop onto a ferry from either ports that connect with Olbia like Piombino, Civitavecchia, Salerno, Livorno or Genoa, or simply charter a yacht and sail from anywhere in the Mediterranean to these old coasts.
Avant & Apres Sail
Sailing to Portisco allows the skipper to explore the most exciting part of the island of Sardinia – the northern part. Here you can explore things such as the Tomb of the Giants of Su monte de S’Abe, a sacred nuraghic well called Sa Testa and the Castello di Pedres. For a more “urban” experience, you can always travel to Olbia and marvel at its Roman artifacts.
In Portisco itself, the main attraction is the marina, the beating heart of the small settlement, which attracts most of the visiting tourists with its charm and lures them with its facilities.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that despite the fact the region is frequented by big and luxurious yachts, the local restaurants and hotels are quite inexpensive, the reason being that the region is not as popular or frequented as other islands in the Mediterranean. So you can indulge on fancy meals in restaurants while here.
Events & Actions
The main attraction for people travelling to Portisco is definitely the sailing opportunities. With its privileged position, the Marina of Portisco offers itinerary possibilities to a number of locations such as Porto Rotondo, Olbia, Porto Cervo, Cala di Volpe and the Tavolara, not to mention the famous La Maddalena Islands that make up a National Park.