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15 Watersports to Do in Sardinia

The best watersports activities in Sardinia: from canyoning to water skiing to the magic of fliteboarding
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Watersports to do in Sardinia

Diving, Canyoning, PaddleboardingWatercraft, Water Skiing, Canoeing and Kayaking, Kite & Wind Surfing are just some of the sports you can do on holiday.

Holiday is synonymous with sea, fun, sport and natureSardinia is in fact the ideal destination for lovers of all the water sports.

Some watersports can be practised in summer because of the water temperature and weather conditions. Other watersports can be practised tutto l’annopaying attention to weather conditions.

Here are some examples of water sports to do during your holiday in Sardinia.

  • there are 6 Marine Protected Areas and hundreds of places to dive; Wherever you are in Sardinia, the diving is sure to be wonderful;
  • for water sports of speed and adventure come le moto d’acqua, la Costa Smeralda is definitely the place to be: jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, parasailing and all the fun you want;
  • for the Kitesurf la spiaggia La Cinta by San Teodoro which is a famous kite spot in Sardinia suitable for professionals and beginners, perfect with both Mistral and Scirocco;
  • for the canyoning in Sardinia you can choose one of the most popular and renowned canyoning spots: Monte Nieddu Rio Pitrisconi;
  • you have what are known as the windsurfing and wave surfing capitals Porto Pollo, Capo Mannu and
  • Discover also the experiences for children and adults of avvicinamento all’immersione subacquea in Villasimius, in Cannigione, in Golfo Aranci.

No matter whether you are a beginner or a professional, on YepSea you will find water sports to do in Sardinia for all ages and levels.

Sport adventure fun in Sardinia

Here are the tips for a holiday in Sardinia fun in nature. Discover the watersports you can do in Sardinia.

01. Diving

Diving Diving in Sardinia
Immersioni Tavolara

Fare diving in Sardegna significa fare un’scuba diving in one of the most beautiful seas and known to the world, the Mediterranean Sea.

La subacquea ti consente di respirare sott’acqua con l’ausilio di una cylinder and dispenser therefore to experience and experience the sea like a fish.

You do not need to be an experienced diver to have this experience. You can choose the Discover Scuba Diving introductory diving lessons for children and adults.

If the experience excites you, as it always does, you can take a diving course to get a diving licence and become a diver.

The diving centres and diving schools on yepsea.com are all certified centres (PADI, SSI...) and have experienced diving instructors who will accompany you and your children on this experience, ensuring that you have fun in complete safety.

Of course, the instructor will ensure that the activity is conducted safely. Bear in mind that it is more dangerous to bowl :-) because there are few sports that have such a strong teaching organisation and emphasis on safety. However, it is essential that you are in good health.

Yes, the equipment used for scuba diving is checked regularly for proper functioning of all instruments.

Bear in mind, however, that if your problem is mild (i.e. you do not have serious vision problems), you will most likely not have any difficulty seeing because the water correction factor tends to make you see things closer than the 25% and larger than the 30% or so. If you get hooked in the future and want to pursue diving certification, you can buy masks with graduated lenses.

02. Moto d’Acqua Jet Ski

Jet Ski Watercraft at Sunset
Jet Ski Watercraft at Sunset

If you are on holiday in Sardinia and want to do un’esperienza che ti conquisterà per sempre, devi proprio noleggiare una moto d’acqua.

With a Jet Ski you can speed along the sea and reach the most beautiful beaches in the area.

Find the centri che noleggiano moto d’acqua vicino a te. Read the description in the tab of each experience for information on the vehicle you wish to hire.

Kawasaki, Sea Doo, Yamaha are just some of the brands of jet skis you can rent on YepSea.

Make your choice and get ready to visit the wonderful sea of Sardinia.

Yes, these boats have a powerful, high-performance engine and can only be hired by those with a valid boat licence. Remember to bring it with you on the day of hire as you will need to show it together with an identity document.

03. Canoeing and Kayaking

Sardinia Exploring Watersports Kayak
Sardinia Exploring Watersports Kayak

The term Canoe and Kayak is often used in a general sense to identify a wide range of small boats that are propelled by a paddle.

In a narrower sense, the kayak is moved with the use of a 2-bladed paddle, the canoe with a 1-bladed paddle.

If you are on holiday in Sardinia and want to enjoy the beautiful sea while exploring coasts and beaches in an environmentally friendly way, kayaking is the ideal means.

Canoeing and Kayaking are very relaxing and fun activities for which no special physical preparation is required.

You can choose to rent a single or double canoe and take a kayak trip at sunset to be in direct contact with the sea and nature.

Yes, the canoe is very easy to use, in fact it is suitable for both children and adults (minimum age 14). Children can generally be transported in a double canoe in the company of an adult.

You will experience one of the most beautiful seas in the world... on the surface of the water! The sea at Golfo Aranci is among the cleanest and clearest in the world and canoeing will give you the thrill of feeling at one with this wonder.

04. Canyoning

Canyoning, torrentismo in Italian, is a water sport that consists of descending torrents in gorges and canyons.

During canyoning, one travels along the bed of a stream on foot, without the aid of means such as an inflatable boat or canoe.

The route is dotted with waterfalls, rock jumps, toboggans (slides), corridors and ponds. Canyoning is not exclusively an extreme sport; the level of difficulty varies depending on the type of route.

The Monte Nieddu canyoning in San Teodoro è uno dei più famosi della Sardegna perchè l’acqua è presente quasi tutto l’anno; è suitable for allfun and ideal for beginners and experts.

If you want a less adventurous but equally rewarding activity in total contact with nature, suitable for everyone in the family, choose a 4×4 Monte Nieddu Natural Pools and Rio Pitrisconi Waterfalls Tour from San Teodoro.

Canyoning (canyoning in English) is a water sport that consists of descending gorges, canyons, traversed by small streams. During canyoning, one travels down the stream on foot, without the aid of an inflatable boat or canoe. The route is dotted with waterfalls, rock jumps, slides, corridors and small lakes. Canyoning is not exclusively an extreme sport; the level of difficulty varies depending on the 'obstacles' encountered along the way. The Monte Nieddu canyoning in San Teodoro is one of the most famous in Sardinia and is suitable for everyone, fun and ideal for beginners and experts alike.

The San Teodoro canyoning route is suitable for both beginners and experts. It is necessary to be able to swim and not suffer from vertigo.

The minimum age required to do this canyoning is 10 years.

If you are a beginner you don't have to worry, the guide will take care of everything, you just have to have fun and enjoy the route. Before starting the experience there is an introductory briefing where the route is explained and the main techniques and operations are described. It will be exciting, nay, unforgettable!

You will be provided with all the necessary equipment to do this experience: helmet, wetsuit/suit depending on the season and water temperature, harness, ropes, carabiners. You must bring a swimming costume, a beach towel and a pair of shoes that you will use for the descent. Consider that the footwear you will be wearing will get wet, so bring a spare pair of shoes or slippers

05. Kitesurfing

Exciting Watersport KiteSurfing
Exciting Watersport KiteSurfing

Kitesurfing, also known by the name kitesurfing or kiteboarding or simply kite, is a sailing sport that was initially created as a variant of surfing.

The principle is much the same as when flying a kite, you use the wind as propulsion and manoeuvre the bar that is connected to the wing (the 'sail') with thin, strong cables.

Quite simply: with a board on your feet you can planare sull’acqua trainato da un aquilone.

Kitesurfing for beginners is recommended with winds defined as light breezes, possibly blowing towards land so as not to stray too far from the coast.

Professional kite surfers, on the other hand, practice kite sufing in any wind strength.

Sardinia is ideal for kitesurfing, on any given day you can find a slope, coastline or beach where you can kite at any level of experience.

La sipaggia La Cinta of San Teodoro is one of the most famous kite spots in Sardinia for kite surfing.

You can then take a kite surfing course and rent kite surfing equipment in San Teodoro. Ready to kite surf in the most famous spots in Sardinia?

The school is located almost at the end of La Cinta beach in San Teodoro, near the Peschiera. At this spot, the beach is very deep, free and frequented by few people. There is therefore plenty of space to have fun and do all the kite exercises.

The minimum age required to participate in this activity is 10 years.

06. Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Paddle SUP
Stand Up Paddle SUP

SUP or Stand Up Paddle is, so to speak, a variant of surfing that now lives a life of its own. Stand Up Paddling consists of standing on a board using a paddle as propulsion to glide across the water.

The Stand Up Paddle Board is similar to the one used for surfing but is larger in order to provide more stability.

SUP practice in Sardinia is also spreading rapidly due to the fact that it is an extremely easy sport to learn and that gives enormous satisfaction.

It is both fun and a great mix of balance and physical training for the whole body.

If you are on the beach and want to experience new thrills, you can rent a SUP. With a SUP you can explore the coastline and ravines, enjoying otherwise unapproachable views.

By doing SUP you experience a rewarding sense of freedom and well-being, ploughing through the sea in total contact with nature

Using the SUP is quite simple, you just need to get a bit of confidence once you get on it. Before each rental, the basics of safe use will be explained to you.

For safety reasons, the minimum age for SUP rental is generally 12-14 years.

Your safety is our first concern. If bad weather or rough seas are forecast, you will not be able to go on the water. We will then either move your booking to the first available date or make a full refund.

07. Water skiing

Water Skiing
Water Skiing

Water skiing, or water skiing, is a discipline in which you can race across the water towed by an inflatable boat while balancing on a pair of skis.

It is also a sport suitable for beginners because, at least in the basic manoeuvres, it requires no special skills or knowledge.

If you think you need a lot of arm strength to water-ski, don't worry, it's not, it's mainly a question of balance.

Once you stand up on skis, the sensation of speed is very exciting. In the beginning you have to find the right position and before you find it you may even crouch a few times.

Don't worry, after a few tries it will all be very simple and standing will be really exciting.

Do you want to know where to water-ski in Sardinia? If you are on holiday in Cannigione or Porto Rotondo, take a look at the adventures you can do and get ready to spend a wonderful day of divertimento e dell’adrenalina.

See all the places where you can water-ski, choose the beach closest to you, Cannigione, Porto Rotondo... and start the adventure!

The experience lasts about 15-20 minutes. This is generally more than enough, especially for a beginner. However, if you wish to enjoy yourself for longer, you can purchase 2 tickets. The duration for you will then be 40 minutes of water skiing. Pure adrenaline!

08. Speed Banana, Sumo and Donut

Speed Banana Boat and Donut
Speed Banana Boat and Donut

Whether you choose a speed banana, a speed doughnut or the brand new sumo get ready to experience a speed, adrenaline and pure fun.

These activities need no introduction. Who has never seen a banana whizzing through the sea at full speed with people laughing loudly on top?

Book a banana experience or a speed doughnut and let yourself be pulled along the surface of the water with friends and children.

If you've never done it, you must try the Sumo Tube, an electrifying mix between a water ski race and jumping on an inflatable. Absolutely must try it!

No, they are not dangerous activities. Of course, these activities are safe when operated by professionals in the field.

09. Windsurfing


Wind surfing is a speciality of sailing, a very fun sport that can be practised during a holiday in Sardinia even without being a professional.

Wind surfing consists of gliding over water driven by the wind and wavesusing a board and a sail.

The speed that can be achieved with a windsurfer can also be very high, depending on the level of experience, the equipment used and the weather conditions.

Se vuoi avvicinarti a questo sport durante la tua vacanza puoi scegliere una scuola di wind surf a San Teodoro sulla Cinta oppure le due grandi baie della spiaggia di Porto Pollo a Palau sono uno dei wind spot più famosi in Sardegna.

With an instructor you can take wind surfing courses for beginners or introductory lessons to find out if this sport is right for you.

The combination of windsurfing and children is perfect, but in this case it is always recommended to use a recognised windsurfing school, so that the approach is professional and the child's experience is safe and enjoyable.

If you are a professional and do not have the possibility of bringing your own equipment, you can choose a wind surf rental in San Teodoro.

You can find many types of boards and sails to rent, you're sure to have a good time.

10. Wave Surfing

Wave Surfing
Wave Surfing

Wave surfing is a well-known and popular sport in Sardinia. With a surfboard you can glide over the water riding the waves.

È un’excellent physical and mental exercise that helps you keep fit and free your mind from daily tasks.

The technique consists of gliding along the wall of the wave and doing acrobatics, possibly while standing on the board.

It is a really fun sport and not too difficult to get into, as long as you listen to the right advice.

Surfboards vary in size and are chosen with various factors in mind, including body size, marine weather conditions, experience and style.

If you are a beginner, choose a surf school and rely on a professional to take your first steps. If, on the other hand, you are already an experienced surfer and are looking for a place to surf and rent a board, you can enjoy the most popular surf spots in Sardinia.

It is quite easy to learn the basics of surfing, let's just say that it requires some balance skills. In fact, most surfers will tell you that surfing has a relatively smooth learning curve and that you can start fairly quickly. As in any other sport, there will be people who will say that they learned it quickly, a small minority found it arduous and some will tell you that they started feeling discouraged and eventually quit. But from the moment you stand up on your surfboard and glide over the surface of the water for a couple of seconds, you become a surfer! A beginner surfer - sure - but already a member of the surfing tribe!

Of course, there are differentiated boards available for adults and children. Beginners and professionals.

Your safety is our first concern. In case the weather conditions are not optimal, you will not be able to go on the water. You can then decide to postpone your booking or ask for a full refund.

11. Sailing Courses

Sailing Boat Sailing in the Sea of Sardinia
Sailing Boat Sailing in the Sea of Sardinia

Sailing courses in Sardinia are a wonderful way to approach the sea and sport at all ages.

Whether you are a beginner or a professional, Sardinia will always satisfy you, the wind is an inexhaustible resource of emotions that always delivers adrenaline and unforgettable moments.

You can take a sailing course on laser dinghies and Hobie Cat catamarans and learn the basic techniques for ploughing through the waves.

Sailing courses on cabin cruisers are also available to learn how to drive a sailing boat and hone sailing techniques.

Safety on board, sailing manoeuvres including spinnaker, mooring in port, night sailing and many drills.

All sailing courses for beginners can start any day of the week and you can organise lessons over a summer season.

At the end of the course you will be autonomous and able to sail safely. Choose the right sailing course for you and get ready to set sail!

Like any activity, sailing requires attention and practice. Rely on a certified sailing instructor and follow his or her advice. You will see that it will be an unforgettable experience.

12. Noleggio Derive Laser & Hobie Cat

If you are already an expert sailor or simply wish to spend a few hours of your holiday sailing on the sea of northern Sardinia, you can renting a small laser dinghylight, fun and fast.

The Hobie Cat is a sailing catamaran, a multihull that needs no introduction. Hobie Cats are extremely competitive and very fast boats whose performance cannot be compared with any other type of sail.

The best way to spend some fun time at sea is to hire a Hobie Cat or a fun Laser dinghy. Sardinia is a perfect natural gym for learning to sail and perfecting your technique.

The approximate number of passengers that can board a Hobie Cat catamaran depends on the model:

Hobie Cat 15 2/3 persons
Hobie Cat 15 Club 2/3 persons
Hobie Cat 16 2 persons

13. Wakeboard


Wakeboarding is a watersport that is a mix of snowboarding and water skiing. It is a recently popular water sport in which, with a board on your feet, you are towed by a boat.

If you want to experience new emotions during your holiday in Sardinia, this activity is really ideal, pure adrenaline.

Wakeboarding boards are thin and rectangular in shape with rounded edges. Once the board is in place, it is simply a matter of balance.

Listen to the wakeboard instructor's instructions and you will see that standing is not difficult at all.

Il wake board è uno sport acquatico molto diffuso, in tutta la Costa Smeralda si possono trovare esperienze avventurose e divertenti.

Like any activity, it is necessary to pay close attention to the explanations given in the initial briefing. The experiences are carried out with the utmost attention to safety, and then to maximum fun.

14. Sea Bob Jet Skis

The Sea Bob is a jet ski, an electrically propelled device that allows you to move both on the surface of the water and underwater in a safe, fast and fun way.

It is a ecological means which allows you to move freely in the sea with the same agility as a dolphin.

Il Sea Bob è silenzioso e ti consente di esplorare il meraviglioso mare della Sardegna senza ostacoli e senza limiti, soprattutto senza spaventare i pesci. È il mix perfetto tra un’esperienza di snorkeling e di apnea, assolutamente entusiasmante!

Battery life depends on many factors and in particular on the rider's riding style. With normal use the battery lasts about 8 hours. If, on the other hand, you are already an experienced SeaBob rider and practise sporty driving, the battery lasts about 4 hours. If you wish, you can also rent the fast charging station in the checkout.

15. Subwing

The Subwing consists of two underwater wings slowly towed by a boat, you can attach yourself to these devices to volare sott’acqua.

The wings are joined by a joint and are independent, so you can tilt them at different angles and change your direction.

You can tilt both wings downwards to dive and upwards to resurface. Incredibly fun!

Like any activity, it is necessary to pay close attention to the explanations given in the initial briefing. Our experiences are carried out with the utmost attention to safety, and then to maximum fun.

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