What you'll do
Spend a week sailing the crystalline waters of Sardinia, an island and Italian autonomous region with a history, culture, cuisine, and language all its own. From our home on a modern 46-foot catamaran, we’ll trace the story of these coastlines through abandoned lighthouses, Roman ruins, bunkers built during Napoleon’s invasion of the region, World War II naval bases, sunken ships, and ancient cairns used by seamen in search of nearby civilizations, still peaking above the waterline. Along the way, we’ll take daily opportunities to swim from remote beaches, or directly from the catamaran at anchor in a secluded cove. Throughout this voyage, your captain will be on the lookout for hidden wonders to visit, and your onboard chef will be curating a special menu from local ingredients and regional culinary techniques. Our group will be staying aboard a 46-foot modern catamaran with four private cabins, plus additional space for crew members. Each cabin is designed to efficiently accommodate up to two people with a double bed, private bathrooms, and shelves for storing belongings. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Olbia are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 8 travelers.
Paisley At Atlas Obscura
I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Tyler Sauter will be leading your trip. As a boat builder, Tyler has worked and taught at the WoodenBoat School, where he studied traditional methods of construction and restoration. He has also studied boat building at the Landing School in their Marine Industry program. As a sailor, Tyler has taught small-boat handling in Maine and has embarked on many voyages on ships big and small. He currently lives full-time on his sailboat, sailing wherever work and whim may take him.
About the organization
An Atlas Obscura Adventure
This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.
Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.
6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners, snacks
Water, tea, coffee, wine
7 nights in a boat
Where you'll be
After meeting in Olbia, we'll spend a week tracing Sardinia's most spectacular coastlines—from uninhabited Isola Budelli and Iles Lavezzi, through the Strait of Bonifacio, to tiny Tavolara Island (once home to the world's smallest kingdom).
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Guests ages 18 and up can attend. The total cost of this trip is $3,580. Each cabin on the boat has one double bed. For those traveling solo, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $1,675. Please…
8 day trip
Sailing Sardinia’s Hidden Coastlines
$3,580 / person
$3,580 / person