One of the best ways to visit the Island of Elba is to rent a sailboat or motorboat, to explore its 80 nautical miles of coastline, full of hidden coves, beaches accessible only from the sea and cliffs of different colors and shapes, which run around the entire perimeter of the island.
Elba is the perfect destination for those who want to explore the Tuscan Archipelago by sailing in its crystal clear waters: in fact, it offers buoy fields, equipped nautical centers, public and private tourist ports and landings equipped with services.
There are many nautical centers on the Tuscan coast where you can rent sailing or motor boats. Thanks to the island's proximity to the Tuscan coast (Cavo is just 5 nautical miles from Piombino), Elba is a perfect destination for a quiet cruise or a first stop for those who want to reach Corsica.
A sailing cruise is also suitable for those who have no particular experience at sea, in fact with the nautical charter service, it is possible to rent a sailboat with the presence of an expert skipper, an important reference also for choosing or changing the destination. according to the weather conditions.
There are numerous proposals from private skippers who also organize personalized weekends to discover Elba from the sea, letting yourself be lulled by the magic of the sea.
On Elba, it is possible to moor in any cove or in front of any beach, but it is advisable to inquire in advance about the particular characteristics of the location where you intend to dock and the weather conditions (wind direction and intensity, direction and height of the waves).
If, on the other hand, you prefer to moor in a port, the coast of Elba Island offers numerous ports and tourist landings: Marina di Campo to the south, Cavo, Rio Marina and Porto Azzurro to the east, Portoferraio and Marciana Marina to the north.
Marina di Campo: the port consists of two piers, one inside and one outside the port.
Recommended moorings near Marina di Campo: Lacona, Margidore, Lido di Capoliveri, Cavoli, Fetovaia, Seccheto.
Porto Azzurro: port well sheltered from the wind. For those who cannot find a place in Porto Azzurro, to the west of the port there is the bay of Cala di Mola, which offers the possibility to moor at the shipyards of the Gulf of Mola or to remain in the harbor. (http://www.marinaportoazzurro.com/la-marina).
Recommended beaches for mooring near Porto Azzurro: Barbarossa, Naregno, Capo Perla, Straccoligno, Ferrato, Calanova, Istia.
Portoferraio: in high season it is advisable to book to make sure you can find a place to moor. In addition to the port, it is possible to moor in the wide bay of Portoferraio in front of the beach of Schiopparello. (https://www.portialtotirreno.it/i-porti/porto-di-portoferraio/).
Marciana Marina: berths can be booked by telephone, e-mail and the port's website. ( https://www.portodimarcianamarina.it/).
Nearby beaches recommended for mooring (on the coast between Portoferraio and Marciana Marina): Viticcio, Biodola, Scaglieri, Procchio, Enfola.
Rio Marina: with about 100 berths.
Cavo: pier of about 180m with about 200 berths.
Recommended moorings on the east coast: Ortano, Fonacelle, Frugoso (exposed to the east wind).
Sailing on the Island of Elba allows you to discover the most secret corners of its coasts and often be the protagonist of unforgettable adventures, such as observing dolphins, turtles, manta rays and other wonderful inhabitants of the sea in their natural habitat. Are you a sailing lover who makes you run fast on the water or do you simply want to see the island from a different perspective? The sailing school is the one for you. You will be immersed in the blue of the sea in a unique experience. If you want to take sailing lessons, on the Island of Elba you will find a wide range of courses: for adults or children, for beginners or for experienced sailors. Courses are always made up of theory and practice and lessons can be held weekly or daily. Professionals and often multilingual teachers will lead the courses. Navigating around the Island of Elba by boat is a unique experience, surrounded by the blue of the sea and the blue of the sky.
Among the numerous sailing schools we point out:
Sailing school of the Club del Mare - Marina di Campo
The sailing school of the Club del Mare is held by expert instructors accredited by the Italian Sailing Federation and takes place on the following dinghies: Tridente 16, Optimist, Topaz, L'Equipe, O'pen Bic, Laser, Catamaran and Windsurf.
The course of the sailing school of the Club del Mare is suitable for all types of sailors. Depending on their experience, it is possible to attend:
_Course for beginners: it takes place over 5 mornings (Monday to Friday) for 3 hours a day of lessons which include a theoretical part on land, at the club headquarters, and a practical phase at sea.
- Intermediate course: it takes place over 4 afternoons (from Monday to Thursday) and on Friday morning for 3 hours a day, according to the same procedures as the beginners course.
- Advanced course: takes place over 5 afternoons (Monday to Friday) for 3 hours a day.
- Competitive activity: the training of the competitive team are on average two per week and are taken care of all year round, as well as participation in regattas at the zonal and national level.
For more information visit the page https://www.clubdelmare.it/.
ontacts: +39 0565 976942 - Mob. +39 388 1523019
Zephyr Windsurf School
In the beautiful bay of Marina di Campo, on the main beach of the village, we find the ZEPHYR windsurfing school: it is the perfect place for beginners and experts who want to practice this sport immersed in the blue of the Island of Elba, between the adrenaline caused by the windsurfing and the amazement of what you see around.
The position of the beach of Marina di Campo with respect to the winds that blow on the island, makes it privileged for windsurfing: it is safe for the first outings and exhilarating for experts, both in calm sea conditions and in sparkling and adrenaline-pumping waves. they will test your wind surfing.
For further information: Loc. La Foce 57034 - Campo nell'Elba - Cell. 338 9048348 - www.zephyr-w.com
Naregno Sailing Center
It offers a very useful service: those who want to take a course are picked up at the port of Porto Azzurro and taken to the nearby beach of Naregno for lessons. The sailing center of Naregno also offers catamaran and windsurfing courses. Lesson times can be agreed based on commitments and weather conditions.