Luxury Sailing & Island Hopping to Sardinia
- Vessel: Chronos
- Where: Italy
- Duration: 8 days
- Embark: Baia, Italy - 20 July 2024, 18:00
- Disembark: Golfo di Marinella, Sardinia - 27 July 2024, 10:00
Sail from the Italian Amalfi coast and island your way in luxury to Sardinia with classic yacht Chronos.
Join luxury yacht Chronos on the southwestern coast of Italy in the harbour town of Baia nestled in the Gulf of Naples. Explore the vibrant islands of Capri, Procida, Ischia and Ponza before sailing to the island of Sardinia.
This voyage is perfect for those seeking a luxury adventure exploring the coast of Italy under sail. Visit quaint harbour towns, explore ancient Roman ruins and relax in secluded bays on remote islands.
- Fully crewed sailing yacht
- Island hopping & onshore exploration
- 5-star professional service
- En-suite cabins
- Sail area & highlights
- Life on board
- Travel planning
- The boat
- What's included
- Boat schedule
YOUR SAILING AREA
The Roman city of Baia is a melting pot of ancient history and legend. According to the legend Hercules, the mythical Greek hero, son of Zeus, buried his friend Bajos there. Rising seas left much of the ancient town underwater, making the submerged city a paradise for scuba divers. This bustling harbour city is a picturesque backdrop to join Chronos and begin your luxury sailing holiday. Spend the evening settling in before you set sail to explore this breath-taking coastline and it’s quaint islands.
Leaving the mainland on the horizon, our first stop is the sweet island of Capri sitting in Italy’s Bay of Naples. The island has something for everyone, from the rugged landscape with walking trails to the up-market hotels and designer fashions to the island grown limoncello and hand-made leather sandals, Capri blends Italian traditions and the modern trends seamlessly. The Blue Grotto caves are one of the best known natural sites on the island where a dark cavern glows electric blue as the sunlight passes through this fascinating underwater cave.
Our next Italian island wonder is the colourful harbour of Procida. This vibrant water-side town is bustling with that wonderful laid back, easy-going island vibe. It’s a great town to wander and explore, enjoying alfresco coffee or discovering the walled medieval village on top of the hill – with great views of our anchorage!
Ponza is the largest island of the Italian Pontine Islands archipelago, located 33 km south of Cape Circeo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Both Ponza and Procida boast vibrant bustling balmy waterfronts with that wonderful laid back, easy-going island vibe.
Part of the Campanian Archipelago, the picture-perfect island of Ischia is one of the most beautiful islands in the Bay of Naples. Offering exotic landscapes with flowing hills, Ischia is an easy going version of Capri and is very proud of its fishing traditions. Hot springs bubble away in Maronti Beach and Roman ruins lie beneath the sea floor in Cartaromana. Ischia is the perfect island escape and Chronos can anchor up in secluded bays while guests enjoy its natural wonder.
Leaving the islands dotting the horizon, Chronos will set course for a longer passage to the island of Sardinia. This open water sailing will be a great chance to watch this elegant sailing classic glide seamlessly through the water. Our first stop should be the coastal town of Costa Smeralda where vivid turquoise waters meet fine-sand beaches – perfect for some shore-side relaxation after a day on the water.
Sardinia boasts over 2000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a rugged mountainous interior. Dotted with thousands of mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives, Sardinia is well worth exploring once you’ve have waved goodbye to Chronos.
All voyages for Chronos
Guest berths: 26 Rig: Bermudan Ketch
Our luxury sailing yacht Chronos was built and registered in Bodrum, Turkey but spends her days sailing the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Chronos was purpose-built as a charter vessel in 2013, with a two-masted, 54m staysail ketch rig.
Designed by Klaus Röder who based his design on a classic yacht whilst keeping up with the modern-day ketch; Chronos has been built for performance sailing and guest comfort.
Built with luxury in mind, the outline on deck is of teak and mahogany with plenty of space to sun-bath, read a book and enjoy the views. All the sails are electronically retractable, so no need to learn the ropes here. (The crew are, however, more than happy for guests to get involved with the operating and sailing of Chronos as much as they would like!)
An admiralty ladder provides the perfect place to jump off into the warm Caribbean waters, have a swim and climb back aboard with ease. Chronos also offers her guests the options of using her water skiing, wake-board, tube riding, kneeboard, banana boat, kayak and snorkelling & dive equipment and even a sail dinghy (QubaRS)
The deckhouse offers its very own small bar whilst below decks offers still more space to relax with a saloon with a plasma TV! Her private cabins, offering both double and single beds, all have air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.
The professional crew consists of the Skipper, first mate, mechanic, bosun, cook and 4 stewards, so you will most certainly be looked after during your time aboard Chronos.
Read more about what to expect from life on board Chronos here
Deck planMore about Chronos
Life on board
Our sailing holidays on board Chronos are ones of luxury, style and comfort while exploring sunshine destinations and unforgettable locations. A purpose built charter vessel, Chronos was designed with the elegant sailing lines of a traditional classic boat but has been paired with all the comforts and luxuries of a modern yacht.
Authentic Sailing Fun
Sailing with Chronos is certainly one of comfort and relaxation. Think of a boutique, intimate classic sailing experience where nothing is too much trouble. Her dedicated and professional crew are highly trained and well-versed in a smooth sailing operation.
She has an impressive sail area and her rig is electronically operated with retractable sails so there is no need to “learn the ropes” here! That being said, there are still traditional pin and tails if guests want to have a taste of authentic sailing. Her crew are always on-hand and happy to discuss the sailing operations with guests.
Although there is less focus on the “hands-on” sailing of Chronos, the Captain and crew offer interesting sailing talks and information briefs for guests during the voyage. Learn about the history of the boat, its sailing terms and even take a tour of the engine room if you fancy! Understanding these elegant classic vessels and feeling their power with the wind is truly an unforgettable experience.
Sleeping and Relaxation
Every space on Chronos is considered with the guests at the forefront of all design. From the spacious saloon, private ensuite cabins clad in tropical wood to the sweeping open decks with plenty of sun lounging spaces – the boat is certainly oozing 5* luxury.
The generously proportioned cabins all have plenty of luggage storage, full size domestic showers and air conditioning units. Versatile beds mean that cabins can be made from a comfy double to a sharing twin and even a three bed family cabin as needed. All bedding, towels and a robe per person are included in the ticket price. Each cabin is named by the winds of the sea and this matches the allocated swim towel set for guests, so if you leave it drying on deck, a member of crew will deliver it back to your cabin when dry.
Daily cabin service is also part of the offering. A member of the crew will make your bed and freshen up your bathroom every day and if you want a towel change or full cabin clean, just leave the relevant sign on the cabin door!
Eating and Entertainment
Although the day is punctuated by meal times, you certainly don’t feel like you’re running on a schedule. The relaxed nature of both the boat and the crew give a perfect balance.
Depending on the voyage location, the daily routine can change and is flexible depending on the wishes of the group. Perhaps sit back and relax as the crew set the sails to another remote anchorage to enjoy a freshly cooked lunch and the on-board water toys! Or spend the morning swimming in a secluded bay or exploring an ancient port city before setting the sails to a new location.
Start the day with a rich buffet style breakfast, on to a light 2-course lunch at noon, coffee, tea and cake in the afternoon. Finish the day with a freshly cooked 3-course dinner aboard and on the final night of the voyage, enjoy an authentic Captains dinner. For every voyage on Chronos, guests enjoy a meal ashore at their own expense to really immerse themselves in to the local culture and cuisine. Guests tend to go off in their own groups but sometimes the crew can join in if guests are unsure of the best spots!
Depending on the mood of the group, the crew can arrange some light hearted entertainment too – from local musicians over dinner to a friendly on-board music quiz (which is always amusing with international guests!) or even a wine tasting session (at an extra cost).
For those water lovers with a sense of adventure, Chronos has a multitude of water-sport activities and equipment available for guests. Stand-up paddle0boards and adult-size snorkelling equipment is free for guests to use. Water-skiing, wakeboarding, banana boat and tube riding are all chargeable once on board.
Chronos offers this at a moderate price and suggests an average of 10% of the voyage price to serve as a guide for consumption. The onboard currency is EUROS and guests can open an on-board account which can be paid at the end of your voyage.
- All inclusive* (breakfast, lunch, dinner and filter coffee and tea)
- All bedding (pillow, sheets & duvet), wash and swim towels and bath robe per person
- Full crew plus tuition
- Marina and fuel fees
- All tender trips to and fro the boat
- Adult snorkelling equipment
- Stand-up paddle-boards
What’s not included
- Alcohol and soft drinks
- *One meal is eaten ashore at the customers own expense
- Any flights
- Transit hotels
- Travel to and from the boat on the day of joining/leaving
- Travel insurance
- Sailing Insurance (Please read our Sailing Insurance page for more information)
- Crew tips
- Personal expenses
- Water-skiing, wakeboarding, banana boat and tube riding are all chargeable once on board. > Chronos offers this at a moderate price and suggests an average of 10% of the voyage price to serve as a guide for consumption.
Travel insurance notes
As this is an active adventure holiday, we advise that everyone has the appropriate personal accident travel insurance whilst onboard in addition to standard travel insurance which would cover you in the time between making your booking and departing for your adventure. These policies can sometimes be combined so please check with your travel insurance provider.
Please read more information on our Insurance guidelines page.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price (breakfast, lunch, dinner and filter coffee and tea). Alcohol and soft drinks are not included. One meal is eaten ashore at the customers own expense.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What language is spoken onboard?
Is there an age limit?
Yes. Minimum age of 5, and as long as the child can swim.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Chronos has 1 Master Super King Cabin Ensuite(14 m²), 2 Standard Double Cabins Ensuite (11 m²) and 10 Deluxe Cabins Ensuite (12-13 m²) all sleeping 2 people.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
All cabins have their own ensuite.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
From: Baia, Italy
To: Golfo di Marinella, Sardinia
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.