Before you arrive:
Fill out crew list
We want your holiday to get off to the perfect start, so please ensure your crew list is completed 4 weeks prior to arrival. Simply log-in to your booking and add your crew following the steps given. Cabin bookers please only add the name of the friend you'll be sharing a cabin with. If you don't do this, you might not get your yacht in time.
Once you have completed your crew list, you can save a lot of time on site if you all check-in online. Each member of the crew must do this before arrival, which will make getting your yacht on time that much easier.
Getting to Sardinia
Sardinia is well connected to the rest of Europe by air. Ferries also serve the island from Corsica, Toulon and Marseille (France), Sicily, Genoa, Livorno and Naples (Italy), and Barcelona (Spain).
International Airport Olbia Costa-Smeralda (OBL) is the closest airport to the starting marina however you can also fly into Cagliari Airport (CAG). We recommend using a search engine to find the best flights:
Expedia – www.expedia.com
SkyScanner – www.skyscanner.com
We recommend using VisaHQ to find out if you require any visas to enter the country - www.visahq.co.uk
Getting to your marina
Airport to Olbia Marina
The International Airport Olbia Costa-Smeralda is less than a kilometre away from the base marina of Olbia. The International Airport Olbia Costa-Smeralda offers rental car options as well as taxi services to the base.
Please check your booking profile for your starting marina:
- Porto Olbia, Olbia, Italy
- This marina is a 15min taxi journey from the airport
- Marina Cala dei Sardi, Olbia, Italy
- This marina is a 25min taxi journey from the airport
- Marina Olbia, Olbia SS, Italy
- This marina is a 10min taxi journey from the airport
We recommend pre-booking a taxi with this company - Airport taxis
If you get to the airport and need a taxi on the spot, call +39 333 8336223
Time to arrive/depart
We recommend you arrive at your base marina around 3pm. This will give you time to register with us, check in with the charter company and complete your food shopping, before you get access to your yacht by around 6pm.
On the final day you will check out and leave the yacht by 9am on Saturday morning.
Onsite registration for yacht bookers and skipper
The Yacht Week staff will be ready and waiting for you at your marina where you will register and collect your TYW wristband.
Lead Booker: Bring cash/credit card to pay the security deposit* and your passport.
* The security deposit is the maximum cost you can be charged if you damage your yacht or lose equipment. The amount can be found in your booking profile.
Onsite registration for cabin bookers
The skipper will go to the yachting company who is in charge of your yacht. Each cabin guest should give the skipper their deposit in cash. The exact amount will be communicated in your welcome email a couple of weeks prior to departure.
Luggage at check-in
Find a safe place to leave your luggage for the day. The Yacht Week staff do not take responsibility for any lost luggage or items.
Please keep away from the yachts
You will not be able to board your yacht until it has been declared ready by the charter company. Use the time to grab a beer or do your grocery shopping.
We recommend shopping close to the marina. Most islands will have supermarkets to stock up throughout the week as well. The team onsite will be able to direct you to the nearest supermarket.
If shopping for a whole week/crew feels overwhelming, use this shopping list as guidance, it will make sure you won't miss out on any essentials.