Luxury Wellness Sailing in Sardinia & Corsica
- Vessel: Agave
- Where: Sardinia, Italy
- Duration: 8 days
- Embark: Marina Olbia - 3 August 2024, 17:00
- Disembark: Marina Olbia - 10 August 2024, 08:00
Indulge in a wellness sailing holiday on board luxury catamaran Agave as she explores the islands of Sardinia and Corsica.
With the perfect balance of steady catamaran sailing and relaxed wellness activities, luxury yacht Agave is the perfect choice for those looking to switch off from the modern world and re-connect with the natural environment. Sail the Italian island of Sardinia and the archipelago of La Maddalena before crossing the Strait of Bonifacio to explore the southern tip of the French island of Corsica.
Skipper Vincent and his nutritionist partner Vallery have been sailing in Sardinia and the Mediterranean for a number of years. Enjoy daily meditation, breath-work sessions and some yoga too, making use of the boats onboard SUP’s and snorkelling equipment as you dive into the crystal-clear waters that Sardinia is famous for.
- Professional wellness guide
- Beach Yoga
- Fresh, organic produce
- En-suite double cabins
- SUP’s & snorkel gear
- Smooth catamaran sailing
- No Experience needed!
- Package Travel Cover
Luxury Wellness Sailing in Sardinia
Set sail from Olbia…
The coastal city of Olbia sits in northeast Sardinia and its balmy palm-lined waterfront is a beautiful marina to join luxury catamaran Agave. Olbia airport is a short taxi ride away, so if you arrive early there are plenty of cafes dotted through the beautiful medieval piazzas to explore.
Once you step aboard, prepare to set the sails on a journey to the stunning bay of Porto San Paolo, where our first Italian dinner awaits. Spend the night at anchor, and as the sun rises, get ready for an early start to explore the awe-inspiring neighbouring island of Tavolara. This majestic limestone island serves as the perfect backdrop for your first meditation session on deck, followed by an opportunity to immerse yourself in the island’s natural wonders.
A few hours under sail sees Agave head north towards the famous Golfo Pevero. This traditional Sardinian harbour town has some unique dining experiences with some of the freshest seafood and traditional pasta dishes. Enjoy an early morning yoga session (optional!) on the beach before the tourists start to arrive and we retreat back to the tranquility of the boat and set the sails for the protected Maddalena archipelago.
La Maddalena archipelago
Nestled amidst the glistening waters, the La Maddalena archipelago is a true gem, often hailed as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. This serene collection of islands is renowned for its unparalleled natural beauty, boasting turquoise lagoons, hidden coves, and uninhabited isles. Countless secluded bays, fringed by majestic limestone cliffs, offer access to some of Sardinia’s most magnificent beaches, inviting you to revel in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters.
Immerse yourself in this captivating archipelago, both ashore and on the water, as you explore on foot and paddle with the boat’s SUPs. Wander through the rugged terrain of Caprera Island, where diverse flora and fauna await, leading you to breathtaking vantage points overlooking the bay. After a day of island exploration, Agave will dock at the charming marina of Porto Pozzo, renowned for its delectable seafood and fish restaurants, where the catch of the day is likely to have been sourced that very morning! Throughout the archipelago, numerous picturesque bays beckon, providing awe-inspiring backdrops for Agave’s wellness sailing experience.
The infamous Strait of Bonifacio
The voyage itinerary will largely be dictated by when Agave can make the sailing across the Strait of Bonifacio. Skipper Vincent will know more about the wind forecast about a week before you join and what weather window will ensure the smoothest crossing. Visiting the harbour Bonifacio by boat has to be one of the highlights of this voyage and it’s tipped to be one of the most impressive marina entrances in the world. The stunning white limestone cliffs against the deep turquoise sea is a breath-taking sight.
Explore the island’s rich history, culture and natural beauty. Bonifacio is known for its medieval citadel, old town and picturesque beaches. Be prepared for some serious Game of Thrones vibes!
Heading back towards the Maddelena archipelago, we’ll anchor in one of the most incredible bays we know in this area. The sunset hues of orange, pink and purple give a breath-taking backdrop as we enjoy a night of cooking together (or if guests wish, we can bring in a private chef who will prepare delicious Sardinian cuisine using fresh local ingredients).
Our last day sees an early morning yoga session before we set the sails south, through the Maddalena archipelago and back down the coast of Sardinia. There will be a slightly longer duration under sail as we glide through the water with stunning views of the diverse coastline that make Sardinia such a good destination for a luxury sailing holiday. This time on the water is great for spotting dolphins and sea birds. We’ll stop for lunch in a swim spot before heading back into Olbia marina for our last evening aboard together!
All voyages for Agave
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Lagoon 42
The first Catamaran to join our fleet, Agave is offering guests luxury wellness sailing in Sardinia. Built only last year, Agave is the newest yacht to our fleet with spacious and modern interiors. She combines the very best of Mediterranean sailing with a luxury wellness experience hosted by both the skippers and a specialist guide.
With two hulls, catamarans are renowned for stable, smooth sailing, reducing the chance of sea sickness and maximising the sailing opportunities in various wind directions. The Lagoon 42 is one of the fastest luxury catamarans on the market making Agave a joy to sail and cruise along in.
Agave is skippered by Vincent and his partner Vallery. Both have a real passion for the water, health, well-being and nutrition making Agave’s voyages the perfect balance of smooth sailing and luxury relaxation in one of the most picturesque locations in the Mediterranean Sea.
The saloon sits between the two hulls at deck level and with a spacious galley and saloon area, it’s certainly the heart of the boat. Sliding doors open directly onto a comfortable outdoor seating area, perfect for alfresco lunches. There’s also plenty of space to lounge, sun-bathe and meditate at the front of the boat. Each hull has a dropped stepped transom making getting on and off the boat really easy.
Two sets of steps lead into each hull from the saloon with both offering two luxurious double en-suite cabins. The crew sleep in separate cabins in the fore of each hull so there’s plenty of space for its 8 guests!
Deck planMore about Agave
Life on Board
It’s at the forefront of everything that Agave offers. From daily meditation and breath-work sessions to yoga at sunset on the beach, daily swims in bath-like, azure clear waters or hiking island trails. Skipper Vincent truly believes that smooth sailing brings a meditative state that calms the soul, while his partner and host Vallery is a qualified nutritionist who prides herself on healthy and delicious meals aboard.
All activities are optional, with guests getting involved as much or as little as they’d like. Agave has four stand-up paddle-boards (SUP’s) for guests to use and a wellness guide (included in the ticket price) will join each voyage to lead breath-work and yoga sessions. Extra activities can also include a Corsican vineyard wine tour and a spa treatment afternoon, just let us know if you’d like to add this on.
Working closely with local Sardinian farmers and suppliers, Vallery cooks fresh breakfasts and lunches throughout your voyage using organic produce, fresh fruit and vegetables. Vibrant, healthy dishes that delight the eyes and truly satisfy the tastebuds, Vallery can cater for most dietary needs. Evening meals are not included in the ticket price as to give guests the chance to enjoy the delicious local cuisine ashore that this little island is renowned for. Vincent and Vallery will guide guests on the best restaurants to eat at to suit all budgets, sometimes eating as part of a group and sometimes exploring alone – the choice is yours.
Sleeping & Relaxation
Newly-built in 2022, Agave was designed for the charter market so her communal spaces are well-considered and truly comfortable. Fitted with all the modern amenities, sailing with her is a luxurious experience. All her cabins feature large double beds with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning throughout and plenty of windows to soak in the breath-taking views.
The saloon sits between the hulls at deck level with a large galley, sofa area and sliding doors out onto the alfresco dining space. There is plenty of space both above and below decks for relaxation, reading a book, listening to music or just simply taking in the stunning views of the Madallena archipelago.
Weather in Sardinia
June temperatures begin to push into the mid-20s, with hotter days and mild nights. July and August are the hottest months with average day time temperatures of 29°/30°. September cools a little with highs of 26°.
The average sea temperature throughout the summer months sit at an average of 23°
- (Half board) breakfast, lunch, snacks
- All bedding & wash towel
- All meditation, breath-work and yoga sessions
- Use of the boats 4 stand-up paddle-boards
- Use of the boats snorkel gear
- Full crew and wellness guide
- Marina and fuel fees
- All tender trips to/fro the boat
What’s not included
- Extra swim towel
- Waterproofs (although it’s unlikely you’ll need them!)
- Evening meals (to be eaten ashore at guests expense to experience the local cuisine!)
- Corsican vineyard tour (optional – just let the boat know once you’ve booked)
- Sardinian Spa treatment (optional – just let the boat know once you’ve booked)
- Any flights
- Transit hotels
- Travel to/fro the boat on the day of arrival and/or departure
- Personal travel insurance
- Crew tips
- Personal expenses
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.
This voyage will not be more than 12miles offshore.
Package Travel Regulations
THIS TRIP IS COVERED BY our PACKAGE TRAVEL REGULATIONS. MINIMUM PASSENGER = 4
If the minimum number of participants is not reached within 60 days of the departure date then the tour may be cancelled or rescheduled. If the tour is cancelled you will receive a full refund of all payments made including the deposit made at the time of booking. We have yet to cancel a tour on Agave but we operate with transparency and honesty!
Are all meals included?
Agave is half board. So breakfast, lunch and snacks are included. Dinner is eaten ashore to experience the local cuisine at guests expense. BYOB!
Are there any added extra's?
The ticket price includes all breath-work, meditation and yoga exercises, use of the boats SUP's and snorkel equipment. There are optional extras if guests would like to book them- wine tasting and/or a spa treatment ashore.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes - Vallery is a nutritionist so food onboard is a real treat. Vegetarian, vegan, dairy and gluten free diets can all be accommodated.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 4 double en-suite cabins for guests to use.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
There 4 en-suites and 1 for the crew.
Is there WIFI?
No! Time to disconnect from the modern conforms and reconnect with nature!
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes - there are plenty of USB sockets available.
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a need to try a different style of holiday.
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. Ginger tea and biscuits also help with sea sickness.
Is bedding included?
All bedding and shower towels are included. Please bring your own swimming towels.
From: Marina Olbia
To: Marina Olbia
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.
Fly direct to Olbia airport from either Bristol or London with Easyjet,
- Bristol to Olbia – flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
- All London airports offer daily flights throughout June, July, August and September.
Agave has a taxi partner that guests can use to get to/from the airport. This information will be shared a week or two before departure, when added to the boat’s Whatsapp group and everyone’s travel plans have been confirmed.
- Marina Olbia (via Piovene, 12, 07026 Olbia SS, Italy) is only ten minutes from the airport.