Ports of embarkation from the mainland: San Vincenzo
Ports of embarkation on the island: Alghero, Palau, Cannigioni
Northern Sardinia is one of the most exclusive places in the Mediterranean Sea. The typical postcard sceneries with clear water and beautiful beaches are not a legend: they really exist. And visiting them on a sailboat is a privilege available to everyone.
The archipelago of La Maddalena
The archipelago of La Maddalena is a protected park, where very strict regulations apply to protect the environment. Paying a modest entrance fee and respecting the rules, you can visit the island of Caprera and the house of Giuseppe Garibaldi, now a museum, or anchor in some of the most spectacular bays in the area, such as Cala Coticcio, known to locals as “Tahiti”: white sand and blue sea.
With Mainè you can circumnavigate the Maddalena, go ashore to take beautiful walks, sleep in the most suggestive bays or go sailing next to the small islands of Spargi and Budelli, the latter known for its famous pink beach.
Between the Maddalena and Asinara the waters are those of the Bocche di Bonifacio, the most famous place in the Mediterranean for sports sailing: even when elsewhere is dead calm, at the Bocche the wind will not lack and, consistently with the skills of the crew, you can take advantage of the condition to improve your knowledge of sailing.
Asinara and Alghero
Also Asinara is a natural park, reopened to the public after a long period hosting a high-security prison. You can anchor for the night under its rocks.
The wonderful Catalan town of Alghero, with its ancient walls overlooking the sea, its historic alleys and restaurants where you can taste all the famous sardinian dishes, is the last stop of Mainè exploring the northern part of Sardinia.