Inflatable boat hire Costa Smeralda

Sergio Atzori
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Inflatable boat hire Costa Smeralda

  • Renting an inflatable boat in Costa Smeralda is an unrepeatable experience of the sea.
  • Inflatable boats with or without a licence are available
  • Minimum age 18 years


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From 100 euros upwards.

Many types of motor boats, yachts and dinghies are available for hire with varying rates depending on the duration of the hire and the season. You can rent Pirelli's luxurious "top of the range", fast inflatables and comfortable boats. Use the selection filters and choose the price range that best suits your needs. Discounts are also available for long term boat rentals, check the details of each boat.

Prices are indicative and not binding. Select the motorboat you prefer to find out the official ticket price.

If you want to visit the north-eastern area of Sardinia on board an inflatable boat, you can choose between several ports of departure. To see the Costa Smeralda and the La Maddalena Archipelago on board a rented dinghy you can choose to start from Cannigione, Portisco, Porto Rotondo, Palumbalza Porto Oro and also from Porto Pollo. If you want to visit the beautiful islands of Tavolara and Molara, Capo Figari and the small island of Figarolo you can start from Golfo Aranci.

It depends on the power of the engine. If the engine has a power of less than 40 horsepower, no licence is required, but if it has more than 40 horsepower, a licence is required. You will find boats and dinghies available for hire, both with and without a licence, and you can find this information in the activity preview.

North Sardinia and the east coast are dotted with beautiful beaches set in enchanting bays surrounded by crystal clear water. Need I say more?
In Costa Smeralda you can see famous beaches such as Capriccioli, Romazzino, the Prince's Beach or Cala di Volpe. In the archipelago you can see and visit the Maddalena islands. Renting a dinghy in Golfo Aranci you can explore Capo Figari, the island of Figarolo, Tavolara and Molara.


In general, in Costa Smeralda and the La Maddalena Archipelago, mobile phones have reception, including data traffic. Of course, some telephone companies have more and others less, if you have doubts consult your operator.

It is not difficult, but if you are a beginner without a licence, we suggest you choose an inflatable boat instead of a boat. If you have a licence but not much experience in driving a boat, choose an inflatable boat that can be driven without a licence. The more powerful and larger the boat, the more experience you will need to drive it. In general, it is always advisable to listen carefully to the initial briefing where you will be given all the information you need to spend a safe day at sea.

Sardinia has mild temperatures all year round. During the summer, we recommend that you bring a hat to protect you from the sun, a swimming costume and a towel for swimming during stops. If you wish, you can also bring a jumper depending on the time of day you choose to go on the sighting tour. If you take the dolphin watching tour in winter, bring a heavy jacket and a cap. Don't forget your camera.

The nécessaire for a perfect day at sea includes sunglasses, swimming costume, beach towel, a hat, sun cream, pareo/sunshirt for her, t-shirt/shorts for him, a sweater/fleece for everyone. Don't forget something to drink and light food for refreshment. Often in the sea during the high season there are travelling dinghies that visit all the beaches and sell drinks, ice cream and snacks.

Ask the staff to welcome you and listen to the introductory briefing. There are many places to eat in Costa Smeralda by the sea and on the beach. It can also be a good idea to bring something to eat and drink as you might get hungry while on a beautiful beach that you don't want to leave.

When sailing at sea it is important to keep your attention high, not get distracted and try to orientate yourself constantly, especially if you do not know the area well. In the areas you visit there may be shoals or rocky outcrops, so pay close attention, listen to the briefing and keep your eyes open. Stay away from shorelines and beach marker buoys. At sea sometimes the weather conditions can change suddenly, in this case approach the harbour or prepare to return or call the number of the supplier you were given in the morning during the explanation.

How to book

Booking online is a must, otherwise you risk not finding a seat. Also, online prices are often lower.
If you want to hire an inflatable boat in Costa Smeralda, choose the one you prefer from among those without a licence and those with a licence and the port of departure.

At least 2 days before in low season and 4 days before in high season. hours before.

Inflatable boat hire in Costa Smeralda is very popular and inflatable boats sell fast. Plan your rental in advance so you don't risk being stranded.

Inflatable boat hire Costa Smeralda

Renting a boat and a dinghy is the best way to visit the coast of Sardinia in total freedom. During the day at sea you can decide where to go and where to stop, you can visit the beaches and stop for a swim, you can go to a small restaurant on the beach and eat with your feet in the sand, you can even choose to visit a museum. You are spoilt for choice: Sardinia really does offer many things to do.

The Costa Smeralda

The Costa Smeralda is a stretch of coastline in Gallura in north-eastern Sardinia that stretches from Capo Ferro to the Gulf of Cugnana between the municipalities of Arzachena and Olbia.

Some locations

Porto Cervo nasce nella località Monti di Mola ed è certamente riconosciuto come il cuore della costa. È un piccolo borgo caratterizzato da un’architettura semplice ed essenziale, sviluppatosi tra gli anni ’60 e ’80 per volontà dell’Aga Khan. Tale architettura è talmente particolare che ha dato origine ad un vero e proprio stile architettonico – lo stile Costa Smeralda. L’estro di famosi architetti di fama internazionale ha plasmato costruzioni, ville e case che sono delle vere e proprie opere d’arte.

Residential resorts on the coast include:

  • Baja Sardinia, Poltu Quatu, Liscia di Vacca and Pitrizza
  • Capo Ferro, Cala Granu
  • Porto Cervo
  • Gulf of Pevero, Cala Romantica, Porto Paglia, Pevero
  • Porto Nibani
  • Porto Liccia, Romazzino, Prince's Beach, Capriccioli, Cala di Volpe

The territorial boundaries of the Costa Smeralda are well delineated, however to date we feel we can improperly include some formally excluded locations. This is because even though some areas are territorially located outside the original boundaries, tourists universally recognise them as part of the coast.


Le beaches in questo tratto di mare sono caratterizzate da sabbia bianca finissima, incorniciate in un mare dall’acqua smeraldo-cristallina. Proprio dal colore incantevole delle acque trae origine il toponimo Costa Smeralda.

Among the most famous beaches in Costa Smeralda are:

  • Baja Sardinia, Liscia di Vacca, Cala Granu
  • Great Beach Pevero
  • Romazzino Beach
  • Prince's Beach
  • Small Romazzino
  • Capriccioli Point
  • La Celvia
  • Cala di Volpe
  • Liscia Ruja
  • Razza di Juncu
  • Rena Bianca from Portisco

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