Canoeing and Kayaking, Kitesurfing, Sailing and Windsurfing, Diving

The wind and the sea makes the island a true paradise for lovers of water sports. Swimming, of course, can be your first target, but you can find out and try much more than this...


Descend to the sea beds of Sulcitan Islands is such an unforgettable experience: you can be in touching distance of amazing underwater marine wildlife (sea breams, barracudas, groupers, octopus, snappers, eagle ray, moray eels, crustaceans, nudibranchs, the largest mussel species in the world, the Pinna Nobilis).

The islands are surrounded by marine caves, walls, canyons, pinnacles, wrecks, and cliffs shearing into the sea, with extraordinarily blue clear water. You can dive here all year round, but the most pleasant months for diving are from April to October/November.

Diving centers hire the equipment and allow you to get by RIBs (rigid-hull inflatable boats) to the smaller islands of the archipelago: Corno, Vacca, Vitello, and the wonderful Toro, plenty of pelagic fish species, a great experience.

In San Pietro Island you can also try a new weird dive with tuna (known as the Maserati of the sea) in net pens, especially in May and June.

Sant'Antioco: Diving Coral Reef www.coral-reef.it

Calasetta: Shardana Diving Center https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=19fabDqkl1j9Phkb9dugxuSXI96g&hl=en_US

Isola San Pietro: Carloforte Tonnare Diving Center www.carlofortediving.it

Isla Diving www.isladiving.it

Kitesurf, Windsurf, Kiteboard

The Sulcis Iglesiente coasts are an extremely popular destination for sailing and its sport variants: Porto Botte, Sant'Antioco and Carloforte are the paradise of kite surfers, windsurfers and surfers. Kiteboarding is a surface water sports, mixing wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding into one extreme sport. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard of a small surfboard; Kitesurfing is a style of kiteboarding specific to wave riding, using standard surfboards or boards shaped specifically for the purpose. KiteSardegna, in Porto Botte, offers lessons to beginners and advancers. Porto Botte is a wide bay, located on Golfo di Palmas coast, (south west Sardinia), just in front of Sant'Antioco Island, close to the villages of San Giovanni Suergiu and Giba. The sea bed is sandy, the best winds there are Mistral, South West and South east. Porto Botte, with a good 57% of profits days, is among the windiest spots in southern Sardinia. The windiest months are usually March, December and February, and in summer July and June. Kitesurfing in Porto Botte is easy for beginners, which can safely make practice and go back to the start point simply walking, but is good also for experts: they can enjoy the big spaces for their fun.

For more info http://www.kitesardegna.it/

Sant'Antioco is one of the best spots to windsurf: the turquoise waters are crystal clear and clean, the wind is present anytime, from every direction, wave condition is excellent, and you have natural beaches, made of fine golden sand, surrounded by stunning ragged rocks. A team of experienced professionals will teach the techniques from a beginner stage (enjoyable also for kids) to intermediate and advanced level, helping you to improve your skills and have fun. It's never too late to learn, and to get from good to great.

For more info http://sabarra.it


One sailing cruiser and jet setters enjoy from spring to autumn. From May to September NW winds are predominating. You will find in Carloforte and Calasetta (the main ports), pastel-coloured houses and a seafront tree-lined boulevard full of nice restaurants. A lot of beautiful beaches, both sandy and rocky. There are coves and nice anchorages to explore around the islands if the conditions allow it.

Latin sailing

It is the latest, local trend: a small boat with one or two triangular sails, particularly flexible with the wind. You can also enjoy sport fishing, touristic fishing, boat trips.

Canoeing and Kayaking

The best possible way to explore Sant'Antioco and San Pietro detailed coastline is by taking to the waters in a sea kayak or canoe. It makes an active outdoor holiday to remember: to paddle at a relaxed pace through sea caves and under natural bridges carved into the magnificent cliff walls, discover secret coves, isolated sandy beaches and stunning scenery. Romantic sunsets are awaiting for you. Of all the activities, kayaking (as well as canoeing) is the one that requires least experience and is suitable for complete beginners. The hire service, available at the main beaches, is active over the summer season.