The Captain Corrado

Corrado was born in Genoa and grew up in Olbia since he was a child. He has 25 years experience in commanding tourist boats all over the northeast of the island. He has been a scuba diving instructor for many years and is now a big fan of snorkeling. In autumn it collects hundreds of mushrooms and its risotto with porcini mushrooms is fantastic. You can meet him every day at the Boat Tour of Ecosport Sardinia.

Fun, safety and knowledge!

Always

His 5 Tips


b-2 2.jpg1. Go Snorkeling

The water starts to warm up in April, it becomes pleasant in June, it is perfect from July to September, then slowly starts to cool off.

43003389_10214407538116712_8442316527381774336_n.jpg2. Collect Mushrooms

There are many forests and few people, so after the rain, there are a lot of mushrooms everywhere. Porcini, ova, and chanterelles are the easiest and safest to find.

23 lug iceland 069 2.jpg3. Explore by Kayak

While you paddle, you can touch the sea water and the granite rocks. The birds and fish approach you without fear.

Spiaggia_rosa,_isola_di_budelli,_sardegna.jpg4. Enjoy Winter

The island in winter is almost uninhabited. There are many delicious sea urchins to gather and eat among the granite rocks.

maxresdefault.jpg5. Hike at Monte Pino

A huge block of granite that dominates the city of Olbia from the west, wild and majestic. It’s covered by forests of cork oaks, holm oaks, junipers and populated by foxes and wild boar.

Kayak Tour: its incredible playground

The Kayak Tour of Ecosport Sardinia starts from Le Farfalle beach, in the heart of the Tavolara Marine Park. They paddle on the emerald sea between small islands and white beaches, meeting wild herons, gulls, and cormorants. A must is the stop for snorkeling into the clear crystal water of a lonely bay: colorful fish, octopus, starfish .. And of course, relax on the warm white sand!


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It’s amazing how far you go with very little effort!

The kayak guide Daniele

Daniele was born in Olbia and is a biotechnology student at the University of Sassari. He likes to splash into the sea and enjoy the nightlife. A young and smart guide of the Kayak Tour at Ecosport Sardinia. Friendly, competent and experienced in kayaking, you can meet him every day at Le Farfalle beach. He speaks English, Spanish and French.

If you are a Millennial, it’s definitely your source for any advice on how to get the best out of your holiday.

His 5 Tips


1907761_10202196112118694_945152850_o1. Eat Sea Hurchins

Sea urchins are mainly eaten in the months with R because in these months they are full of meat, with a peak in spring. With bread, a glass of wine and the feet into the sea.

Gita snorkeling 22. Snorkeling at Capo Coda Cavallo

Grab a mask and discover the underwater world: starfish, octopus and hundreds of colorful fish. Swim gently, move slowly, breathe relaxed and think like a fish!

sam4564-2 23. Paddling at Sunset

Even on windy days, the sea calmed down at sunset. No boat, no one on the beaches, silence, and atmosphere. Really romantic and excellent for portraits because of the warm and side light.

phi-beach-sunset4. Aperitif at Phi Beach

It is in an incredible position among granite rocks on the sea just in front of the sunset. It is in the heart of the luxurious and fashionable Costa Smeralda, so it’s not cheap (gin tonic € 15). Good music and always fun.

luna-glam-club5. Dancing at Luna Glam Club

Opens after midnight and goes until dawn. Huge outdoor spaces with several bars and dance floors, comfortable at any time. Lots of special events in the summer with DJs from all over the world.
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The kayak guide Tommaso

Tommaso was born in Bologna in the north of Italy and he arrived in Sardinia at the age of 19 for windsurfing. Nowadays he’s really involved in the production of Vermentino skin contact wine.

You can meet him every day on the Kayak Tour of Ecosport Sardinia.

His 5 Tips


2621031 2.jpg1. Sunset at Capo Testa (Santa Teresa di Gallura)

Sit down on the rock you prefer and enjoy the most mystical sunset in Sardinia. When the Mistral wind blows hard, the waves break on the cliffs and produce high splashes.

snorkeling.jpg2Snorkeling at Cala Graca (Golfo Aranci)

Dive in this emerald paradise to swim with colorful fish, octopus, and starfish. The water starts to heat up in June, so it’s perfect until the end of September even without a wetsuit.

10300210_436341876508723_4715315730501677206_n.jpg3Restaurant Manzoni (Golfo Aranci)

This is a restaurant where the locals go all year long. It is located in a small fishing village, 100 meters from the port. Go when the sea is calm, fishing boats do not work when it’s windy

malvasia-porcu-1-5.jpg4.  Malvasia White Wine (from Bosa)

It is an ancient wine, straw-colored with golden reflections thanks to the oxidized tones. It is alcoholic, dry and warm. Visiting the cellars of Bosa is a dive into an unknown past.

spaghetti-con-la-bottarga-di-tonno-2-3.jpg5. Spaghetti with Bottarga

The bottarga is made from mullet fish eggs, salted by hand and then dried by the wind. Scratch the bottarga, add the olive oil and the parsley. Spaghetti will come as a marvel.
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Kayak Tour: before the start​

In the wonderful location of Le Farfalle beach Ecosport Sardinia has its nautical base. Single or double kayaks, there are models for the expert as for beginners. Before the tour starts, the crew prepares kayaks: snorkeling equipment, water, and waterproof bags on every kayak. Then a short lesson in the shade of the pine forest teaches everyone how to enjoy kayaking and snorkeling. Two tours depending on the direction of the wind: a tour to the northwest with mistral wind and a tour to the south-east with sirocco wind.

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It’s a 2.5-hour tour, daily departures at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm.


The winemaker Roberto

Roberto Gariup was born and raised in Friuli. A historical wine region in the northeast of Italy, famous for dry white wines. He arrived on the island in 2006 to join his Sardinian wife Marianna, and here he produced unforgettable wines for several wineries. Today he’s one of the main experts in Sardinia of skin contact wines.

His touch is elegant and brave, he puts the whole island in a sip of wine.

His 5 Masterpieces


panzale-cantina-berritta-vino-dorgali.jpg1. Panzale 2015 (Berritta Winery)

It comes from the cultivation of an old grape variety that gives us a white wine with a great aromatic impact, a distinct freshness, and a persistent mineral and sapid note.

photo-2019-01-16-18-35-102. Abal’Abà 2016 (Venas)

Abalabà is white wine made from Vermentino grapes, skin contact for 14 days then aged in small oak barrels. It reminds wines from the border between Italy and Slovenia.

47-giorni-1170x5293. 47Giorni 2017 (Secret Winery)

An overwhelming white wine, which tells about that hot and dry summer in the island. An African wine, skin contact for 47 days: mineral, sapid and tannic.

PHOTO-2019-01-16-18-35-09.jpg4. Tanca Raina 2017 (Cau Winery)

From the hills that surmount the small village of Monti comes this Vermentino di Gallura Superior. A white wine fruity and soft, enveloping with a strong hint of almond on the persistent finish.


photo-2019-01-17-10-31-005. Entu 2011 (Masone Mannu Winery)

It’s a red wine obtained from Carignano and Cannonau grapes. The nose is full of small fruit undergrowth. A warm and wide start in the mouth, then ripe flavors are felt – very thick. [fareharbor shortname=”ecosportsardinia” fallback=”simple” full_items=”yes” flow=”137075″ items=”128473″ type=”responsive”]

The kayak guide Gabriele

Gabriele was born in Olbia and is a law student at the University of Sassari. He loves the sea and the good life. He’s a really trustable guide at sea and also a great mate for a cool aperitif. An experienced and passionate kayaker, excellent swimmer and professional lifeguard. You can meet him every day at the Kayak Tour of Ecosport Sardinia.

He speaks English and Spanish and is very good at relating to people who speak languages unknown to him.

His 5 Tips


 

1Snorkeling at Capo Coda Cavallo

A highlight of the kayaking tour is definitely the snorkeling stop. With our equipment, you will discover the underwater world: starfish, octopus and hundreds of colorful fish. Very pleasant both for experts and for those who have never done it before.

lake-tahoe-chimney-beach-jump-1024x6822. Diving from the Rocks

Of course, you have to be very careful, but around here there is a lot of excellent points for jumps from any height. Swim in the sea before jumping to make sure there are no rocks underwater. Cala Greca near the fishing village of Golfo Aranci is a great spot.

camping in the galapagos islands3. Wild Camping by Kayak

Wake up at sunrise in front of the sea and paddle every day between small islands, white beaches, and granite cliffs. Wild birds, dolphins and you! Do not do it in July and August.

birra-ichnusa-non-filtrata-50cl.jpg4. Unfiltered Ichnusa Beer

Ichnusa was the ancient name of the island, and the Sardinian flag is drawn on the label. It is an easy lager beer like a Heineken, but with a deeper taste and a more amber color.

10557247_246975882179881_2160309397307814306_n.jpg5. Dancing at Blue Beach

Fantastic bar on the trendy beach of Marinella, near Porto Rotondo. You can have umbrellas and luxury lits during the day and eat on the sea at lunchtime, but the best is the DJ set after sunset!


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The food guide Luciano

Luciano grows up in Rome and moved to Olbia 30 years ago to live by the sea with his Sardinian wife. Author of two books about Mediterranean fish and about the infamous Olbia mussels and clams, you can call him a foodie, he won’t get upset. Nowadays he takes tourists and locals on short cruises and manages culinary experiences where he cooks traditional recipes in innovative ways.

You can meet him daily at the Food Tour of Ecosport Sardinia or on the boat of Insula Felix

His 5 Tips


muriscu1. Pick up Fresh Fruits
Sardinian fruits are fantastic, and one of the most pleasant of activities is walking around the countryside and pick up fresh fruits straight from the plants.

local-cheese2. Cheese and Salami
Sardinian cheese, especially Pecorino (from sheep’s milk) is among the best in the world and is very easy to find it around, but strolling in a local market and taste some of them with dry sausage and salami is fantastic!

pesce-locale 23. Eat Local Fish
Mediterranean sea has a large variety of fishes, and often the smaller is the best. Try Triglia (Red Mullet) fried or with a tasty tomato sauce: you won’t be disappointed!

Cozze.jpg4. Eat Raw Mussels
Only the bravest tourist have the guts to eat raw mussels, but we have to tell you a secret: they are better than oysters!

Carasau2.jpg5. Hand Made “Carasau” Bread
Once the bread for the shepherds (going away from the villages with sheep for a long time) as it can last for weeks or even months, is a fantastic resource nowadays. You can use as a regular bread or make up new fantastic recipes for it!


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Boat Tour: a classic on the island

A boat ride is a super classic because in a short distance there are a lot of wonderful places with clear crystal water one after another.


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Discovering the island coming from the sea is a unique privilege.

The 5 Highlights


1. Swimming in a Lonely Bay

The captain has 20 years of experience and every day he finds the best places. We make several stops in solitary bays with crystal clear water. Jumping from the boat is a must!


2. Snorkeling with Colorfull Fish

Fish likes to stay off the coast, by boat you can reach small bays with the largest number of fish. We are specialized in snorkeling and on board we bring equipment for everyone.


3. Discover the Marine Parks

A protected marine area with small islands, wild birds and an incredible variety of aquatic colors. The secret is to anchor where the wind blows from the shore so the colors are at their best!


4. Relax on Lonely White Sandy Beaches

Even in the middle of the summer, you will find a deserted place to relax on the white sand, because Sardinia has hundreds of small beaches that can only be reached from the sea.


5. Tasting Sardinian Cheese and Wine

Enjoy a tasting of traditional cheeses, wine and “carasau” bread on board in a quiet bay. The white Vermentino wine is mineral, dry and fragrant. Believe me, it’s great after a swim.



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The Kayak Tour: stop for snorkeling


During the Kayak Tour at Ecosport Sardinia the stop for snorkeling is a must. They land on a lonely white sandy beach and the guides have snorkeling equipment for everybody. After a short lesson the magic of the underwater world: starfish, octopus and hundreds of colorful fish. There are no dangers, just be careful not to step on a sea urchin, they are not poisonous but really painful.

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Swim gently, move slowly, breathe relaxed and think like a fish! Usually, the water is nice and warm from June to October