Fishing in Sardinia


Located south of Corsica, Sardinia is a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. Not only is it renowned for being the favorite holiday destination of some ...

Located south of Corsica, Sardinia is a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. Not only is it renowned for being the favorite holiday destination of some of the wealthiest people in the world, its stunning white (and rose) sand beaches and extravagant nightlife, it's also a great fishing destination with outstanding inshore and offshore conditions. Sardinia is a great place for offshore bluefin tuna fishing. Whilst Amberjack, Dentex and Grouper are the top species when inshore fishing. Check out what deep sea fishing in Sardinia is all about!

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Sardinia

Sampei I

4 30,18 ft

Cagliari, Sardinia (IT)

From $1291
Deposit non-refundable

Pursuit 2570 Offshore

4 26,25 ft

La Caletta, Sardinia (IT)

From $1022
Deposit non-refundable

Black Devil

5 31,17 ft

Cannigione, Sardinia (IT)

From $2018
Deposit non-refundable

Boston Whaler Outrage 25

4 25,59 ft

Villasimius, Sardinia (IT)

From $941
Deposit non-refundable

4 boats for charter near by Sardinia

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

The seafloor around Sardinia is rocky with some sandy areas. The drop-off is pretty close to shore, especially on the north east and east side of the island where the depths fall quickly to 500m and more. Inshore, in the areas with stones, rocks and holes Grouper, Dentex and Amberjack feel at home.

Bottom fishing is another technique used during the sea fishing trips. Anglers anchor on the reef where they fish for scorpion fish, sea bream, jack, snapper and other smaller bottom fish with worms, cut squid or sardines.

Bluefin tuna, albacore, spearfish and - in September & October - mahi mahi love the area around the drop off and further off shore.

Top sport fishing species in Sardinia


All year round locals and visitors can target Grouper, Dentex and Amberjack with life bait. Fishing trips use to start pretty early (before the sun comes up) to catch life squid or cuttle fish. Later, the fishing guide will troll these close to the rocky bottom hoping a nice predator attacks the bait.

Between April and August, nice tuna frenzies appear off shore. These tuna weigh between 30kg and 60kg and can be targeted with a heavy spinning rod using all kind of specilized tuna lures: poppers, rubber lures, walk-the-dog, jigs, etc. This fishing technique requires fast, smaller and agile centre console boats in order to be able to chase the frenzies.

During the summer months (June, July, August and early September) the most popular fishing technique in Sardinia is chumming. Anglers head out with sardines, mackerel or anchovies to attrackt the giant bluefin tuna. Drifting, they make a trail of bait to attrackt these magnificent fighters. The advised tackle here is 80lb or 120lb Tiagra reels to be able to land (and release) a massive tuna. The tuna caught this time of the year can weigh between 80kg and 250kg (with some exceptions weighing over 300kg).


After a day fishing, you can visit one of the 8,000 Nuraghi (structures believed to be religious temples or military strongholds), don't miss beaches like Cala Gonone, Li Coggi beach, or the touristic Costa Smeralda.

Sardinia has a unique wildlife with many different types of birds, unique mammal species, turtles and seels. Also visit the National park of Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Di La Maddalena.

In Cagliari visit the monuments such as the Bastione San Remy or the  Cathedral of Cagliari.

On the Costa Smeralda, the Porto Cervo Marina is a must-visit-place. The richest people in the world have their holiday homes here.

The archaeological findings of the former Roman civilization can be found at Nora or Tharros. When the fishing is slow one can also Taste the local food and drinks, do kite surfing, diving, shopping, mountain biking and much, much more


You need a fishing license to fish in fresh water and salt water. The fishing charters in Sardinia normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 4 people
Popular fishing techniques: Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $942 per day
High season price: $2691 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Sardinia

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Sardinia can accommodate up to 5 passangers, although most charters are for 4 people.

Typically in a charter in Sardinia, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

On average, the prices for a fishing trip in Sardinia are around $248 per hour. However, prices can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trip, the size of the boat, and the number of people. For shorter fishing trips and smaller boats, prices can start as low as $942 for 7 hours and 4 people. During the high season, prices can increase up to $2691 for a 9-hour-trip with 4 people.

The types of fish you can catch on a fishing charter in Sardinia will depend on the time of year. Some common fish species that can be caught in Sardinia include: Grouper, Bluefin Tuna, Dentex, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Dorado.

In Sardinia you can do a variety of fishing methods including Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Spin Fishing, Squid Fishing, Deep sea fishing. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.



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