Sailing in Sardina, Italy

      07026 Olbia, Province of Sassari, Italy

      Walker Wellness Retreats
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      43 reviews
      Sep 13 - 19, 2025
      Group size: 8 - 8
      Sailing in Sardina, Italy
      07026 Olbia, Province of Sassari, Italy

      Walker Wellness Retreats
      • Email address verified
      43 reviews

      Sep 13 - 19, 2025
      Group size: 8 - 8

      About this trip

      Escape to the breathtaking shores of Sardinia, Italy, with Walker Wellness Retreats and Sailing2Wellness on an exclusive, all-inclusive luxury sailing expedition! Embark on a seven-night journey aboard our private catamaran, reserved solely for our intimate group.

      Experience the timeless allure of classic sailing as we explore the stunning landscapes of Sardinia and Corsica, Italy. Our meticulously crafted retreat seamlessly blends relaxation, wellness, and adventure, ensuring a rejuvenating getaway unlike any other.

      Indulge in pampering with a luxury spa day, savor the flavors of the region with a curated wine tasting, and delight in seven exquisite dinners under the Mediterranean sky. Our itinerary strikes the perfect balance between structured activities and leisure time, allowing you the freedom to tailor your experience to your desires.

      Partnering with Sailing2Wellness, we're dedicated to providing a sanctuary for holistic rejuvenation of body and mind. Our mission is to reconnect guests with the natural world, offering rejuvenating activities and empowering education to cultivate healthier lifestyles.

      In a world filled with constant hustle, our retreat offers a precious opportunity to disconnect from the chaos and reconnect with yourself. Join us on a transformative journey towards lasting balance and vitality, where you can pause, recharge, and embrace a mindful way of living.

      Trip Style: Rest and Relaxation. Unwind in style as you settle into our private boat, where you'll unpack just once for the duration of the trip.

      Please note that this custom catamaran charter requires a 50% non-refundable deposit, and we adhere to the charter boat's terms, conditions, and cancellation policy.

      Meet Your Hosts

      Vincent Braakman:

      From a young age, Vince has been on the water, sailing with his family. The meditative state and soul-calming experience of sliding over the water using a natural element are what he wanted to integrate into the Sailing2Wellness experience.

      Personal growth has been crucial in Vincent's life. Self-help books and inspiring podcasts are part of his weekly routine, providing balance during life's challenges. These exercises and rituals are essential to his personal development, and why he believes they add significant value.

      Vallery Melcher:

      Growing up in a multinational family exposed Vallery to various cultures, especially in culinary aspects. Her interest in healthy and delicious food deepened through experiences in different restaurants and the catering industry.

      As a certified nutritionist, Vallerys goal is to educate people on the power of good food. Combining sports, well-being, healthy nutrition, being surrounded by nature, and maintaining balance are fundamental concepts of wellness for her. This translates into an escape from hectic everyday life, bringing individuals closer to themselves.

      Amy Walker

      Amy Walker, MSW, LCSW, CCM, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Owner of Walker Wellness Retreats. Amy started Walker Wellness Retreats in 2016 due to her love for travel and helping others experience the world. When Amy is not leading international retreats, she works as an online mental health therapist. Amy is passionate about helping individuals and couples work through barriers and find new ways to communicate, connect, and thrive. In addition, Amy loves international travel, wine tasting, whale watching, and the outdoors. Amy works alongside her husband, Brian Walker, to run Walker Wellness Retreats. 

      To meet more of the Walker Wellness Retreats team, visit the About Us page on our website. 

      Packing List


      • Debit card (with a four-digit PIN)
      • Credit card
      • Petty cash (in euros, ~100)
      • Cross-body bag or travel purse (to avoid theft when out walking around)

      Helpful Tip: You can withdraw euros from ATMs, and it's usually the most convenient way to get local currency. However, it's always a good idea to bring some petty cash just in case of an emergency. Be mindful of the denomination you carry, as some shops and vendors may not accept large bills.

      Important Documents:

      • Travel insurance details (including emergency contact information)
      • Passport / Visa
      • Copy of passport (both in physical and digital form)
      • COVID-19 vaccination records
      • Trip itinerary (including accommodation and transportation details)

      Helpful Tip: Make two copies of your passport, travel insurance papers, and other essential travel documents. Diversify your copies by storing them electronically on your computer/smartphone and separating them in your money belt, carry-on bag, and checked luggage. Keep your vaccination records with your passport.


      • Hat (with string/retainer)
      • Sunglasses (with string)
      • Swimwear
      • Casual summer wear
      • Flip flops/deck shoes (non-marking soles)
      • Sweatshirt / Quick dry UV top
      • Beach Towel (one bath size is provided per person)
      • Mask (can be rented on board)

      Helpful Tip: Pack for the season and be mindful of local customs and dress codes. If you run out of outfits, plan to do laundry or purchase clothes locally.


      • Wash bag
      • Sunblock & Aloe
      • Sea/travel sickness pills (not often necessary)
      • Insect Repellant
      • Anti-histamine
      • Shampoo, conditioner & shower gel

      Other Stuff:

      • Soft-sided duffel bag
      • Waterproof Camera
      • Waterproof Case
      • Jack to Jack cable (for music on board)
      • Chargers - USB (12V)
      • Headphones
      • Water bottle
      • Phone
      • Books
      • Notebook & Pen

      Always keep an eye on your belongings and be mindful of pickpockets and scams. If possible, leave valuable items at home or store them in a secure location such as a hotel safe. And remember to leave room in your luggage for souvenirs and gifts!

      European Travel Tips


      • Take out Euros from an ATM. Conversion rates are about equal to the dollar.
      • Be mindful that some ATMs charge a crazy conversion rate, like 11-15%. Do not use these ATMs. Also, avoid taking money out of EuroNet ATMs, as they charge a lot of conversion fees.
      • Use the XE currency conversion app to show you the conversion rate when you buy something. 
      • Don't pay in USD. They probably won't take it, and if they do, you won't get a good conversion.
      • Always use the local currency, the Euro, if a merchant asks if you want to process your card in USD or Euro.
      • Cash is widely used, especially for small things like drinks. Keep small bills and coins for the bathroom.
      • If you leave a tip anywhere, round up. No need to tip out the standard 20%.
      • Make sure you use up all your coins before leaving Europe, as you cannot exchange them back.

      Financial Safety:

      • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid displaying large amounts of cash in public.
      • Split up your cash, cards, and important documents into different places (e.g., some in a wallet, some in a money belt, and some in your luggage).
      • Keep your wallet or purse close to your body, and never leave it unattended.
      • You can use ATMs located in secure, well-lit areas and avoid those with suspicious-looking devices attached to them.
      • Check your credit card and bank statements regularly for any unauthorized charges or transactions.
      • Use credit cards for larger purchases as they offer better protection than debit cards.
      • Use a travel credit card that offers benefits such as no foreign transaction fees and travel insurance.
      • Please let your bank and credit card company know about your travel plans to prevent them from flagging your purchases as suspicious and freezing your account.
      • Be cautious when using public Wi-Fi to avoid identity theft and fraud. Use a virtual private network (VPN) and avoid accessing sensitive information (e.g., bank accounts) on public Wi-Fi networks.

      Personal Safety:

      • Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert.
      • Avoid carrying valuables or expensive jewelry.
      • Use a money belt or cross-body purse to keep essential items secure.
      • Avoid walking alone at night, especially in unlit areas.
      • Keep your wallet in a front pocket or money belt.
      • Use a cross-body purse with a secure zipper or buckle.
      • Be wary of strangers who approach.
      • Stay alert in crowded places, such as train stations and tourist attractions.
      • Register with the embassy or consulate in case of emergency.
      • Always keep emergency contact information with you.
      • Learn basic phrases in the local language, including how to ask for help.


      • Make sure to validate your ticket before boarding.
      • Use trusted ride-sharing apps or licensed taxis when taking a taxi.
      • Official transportation services should be used at airports and train stations.

      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

      How do I get to Olbia Airport?

      There are several great flight connections available. Many airlines connect with European hubs such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Rome. From there, you can easily connect to Olbia airport with a short flight operated by European carriers, including Alitalia, EasyJet, or Ryanair, among others.

      What kind of Wellness experiences are included? 

      We will visit specific locations and have special activities tailored to them. A wellness coach will guide all our wellness activities. Yoga, meditation, breathwork, hiking, and water activities are part of the program included on this trip. We also offer an optional special Spa visit during the week, which you can book with us directly.

      What is the food like? 

      We work closely with local farmers to have fresh fruits, vegetables, and protein for our meals. We view this as an essential element of our wellness concept.

      What is the usual planning for dinner? 

      Depending on our daily destination, we usually look for the best restaurant in town and go out for dinner as a group. If you prefer to do your own thing, we are happy to recommend a good restaurant as well. One night, we plan to anchor in a quiet bay to cook a delicious and healthy meal as a group.

      What if I am vegan or have dietary requests or allergies? 

      We are pleased to offer vegan options with all of our meals. To make sure that all dietary needs are accommodated, we ask all our guests to mention any allergies or special requests during the booking process.

      Payment & Cancellation Policy

      Please note that this is a custom catamaran charter and a 50% non refundable deposit is required to reserve the private charter and therefore Walker Wellness Retreats will have to adhere to the charter boats terms, conditions and cancellation policy. 

      The deadline to book an international retreat is 30 days before the retreat begins; however, some exceptions can be made based on availability. Email us at to inquire about booking after the deadline has passed.

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        7-night Luxurious Catamaran Accommodation including fuel and port fees
      • Airport Transfers
        Pick-up and drop-off from Olbia Airport
      • Excursions
        Daily group excursions as listed on the itinerary
      • Gratuity
        Gratuities for tour guides, restaurant staff, and onboard staff
      • Healthy Meals & Snacks
        Delicious organic meals and drinks during the retreat (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
      • Onboard Staff
        Expert Skipper & Gourmet Chef
      • Paddle Boards
        Onboard and available for guest use
      • Retreat gift
        Spa day with massage included
      • Snorkel Sets
        Onboard and available for guest use
      • Wellness Activities
        Guided wellness activities as listed on the itinerary
      • Wi-Fi
        Wi-Fi Onboard Connectivity

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Airfare to and from Olbia Airport
      • Additional Items
        Souvenirs, drinks, snacks, additional excursions, or other personal items
      • Additional Gratuity
        Gratuities of a personal nature (hotel staff, spa services, etc.)
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Any alcoholic beverages (unless listed on itinerary)
      • Insurance
        Travel insurance and medical insurance (required)
      • Travel Fees
        Any travel-related fees (visas, passports, baggage, etc.)

      Available Packages

      Cabin #1 (Double Bed Cabin)
      Available until August 14, 2025Sold Out

      Solo occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 1 person.

      Cabin #2 (Double Bed Cabin)
      Available until August 14, 2025Sold Out

      Solo occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 1 person.

      Deposit: $1,524
      Cabin #3 (Bunk Bed Cabin - 2 Beds)
      Available until August 14, 2025Sold Out

      Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.

      Deposit: $1,149
      Cabin #4 (Bunk Bed Cabin - 2 Beds)
      only 2 left

      Bunk Bed Cabin.  Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.

      Deposit: $1,149
      Cabin #5 (Double Bed Cabin - 1 Bed)
      Available until August 14, 2025Sold Out

      Solo occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 1 person.

      Deposit: $1,524


      Day 1
      Welcome to Sardinia

      Day 1:  Arrival, embarkation, and sailing to Tavolara.

      Arriving at Olbia Airport in Sardinia sets the stage for your wellness sailing adventure. Amy Walker will greet you at the airport before group transport to Olbia Marina. 

      5:30/6:00 PM - Embarkation. Upon embarking on the ship at the Marina Olbia, we'll be greeted with champagne and Sardinian delicacies, marking the start of our journey!

      7:00 PM - Set sail. Our first destination is the enchanting island of Tavolara, accessible only by boat. This Micro Nation offers an authentic restaurant renowned for its delectable fresh seafood, where we will dine tonight. Afterward, we'll return to our yacht anchored nearby. Whether you choose to indulge in some stargazing or head straight to bed for a peaceful night's rest is entirely up to you.

      Wellness activities: Evening swim

      On board overnight stay: At anchor at Island Tavolara.

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      Walker Wellness Retreats
      43 reviews
      Welcome to Walker Wellness Retreats! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We created Walker Wellness Retreats to share the positive impact travel can have with as many people as possible. Travel makes the world seem not so large. It opens your mind to new ways of thinking. Together we can use our diverse skills and experience of traveling the world to design and plan incredible adventures to bring like-minded travelers together to unique places around the globe!


      To say I was forever changed by this trip would be an understatement. This was my second retreat with Walker Wellness and everything was perfect. I always believe the yoga, hiking and gourmet meals will be my favorite part. But I find the people I meet to be the most moving part of the entire experience. I have developed a deeper sense of myself, increased inner peace and lasting friendships. What more could you ask for?
      By Abby C for Sedona Hiking & Yoga on Jun 12, 2024
      Thank you, Abby, for your kind words and ongoing support! We look forward to traveling with you again soon.
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on Jun 12, 2024
      Phenomenal from start of finish, first-class accommodations in a private home, nestled in the mountains near Zion. Our retreat host/yoga instructor lead beautiful practice in the mornings and evenings, complete with mandala and essential oils. Yoga mats and props were provided. The beauty of having a van transport you to and from the park every day was a huge plus. The food was delicious and nutritious with plenty of options for the vegan or vegetarian. Breakfast was served and dining was serene outside on the deck overlooking the mountains and forest. Lunch fixings were laid out where you assembled, and then were able to put into your backpack and take on your hike. Returning from a day of hiking, we had restorative yoga in the evenings and then were treated to gourmet dinners with healthy and decadent options. The hot tub underneath the stars was a nice bonus after a day on the hiking trails. Sleeping rooms were spacious, showers were nice and clean with good pressure. Snacks were provided and we never were wanting for anything. Every need was taken care of for a particularly relaxing experience, unplugged. Hiking Scout's Lookout and Angel's Landing, one of our retreat members received the lottery and the Narrows opened up on our last day. The beauty of Southern Utah with the luxurious experience that Walker Wellness provides, we were very prepared with the Zoom call prior to the event. I will definitely be back, hopefully to Sedona or Yellowstone. Walker Wellness is the way to go!
      By Shari M for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 22, 2024
      Thank you for your kind words, Shari! We loved hosting you and hope to see you again soon at another retreat!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 22, 2024
      The Zion / Bryce Canyon Hiking + Yoga Retreat was all I wished for and more! Super well organized, delicious food, lovely yoga sessions! Highly recommend!
      By Cheryl G for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 22, 2024
      Thank you for your feedback, Cheryl! We're so happy to hear you had a great time in Zion. We'd love to see you on another retreat soon!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 22, 2024
      Kudos to Alle(Alley cat💕) a superb yoga leader and retreat guide extraordinaire! I am fresh back from Walker Wellness’s Zion/Bryce Canyon yoga retreat and I have to say it is one of the best trip experiences in my life to date. The yoga was tailored to our group of warm, friendly, and interesting women’s needs. I feel so blessed to have met such a nice group of women! The parks were stunning and the hikes were spectacular! There were plenty of opportunities for photo ops and shopping in the parks and in the quaint town just outside of Zion. Meals were prepared by Amber who was creative and inventive and a smiling face every morning over coffee /tea and breakfast. And just in case meals were not enough there were plenty of yummy snacks available. I will definitely be planning another trip with Walker Wellness! My thanks and praise to Alle and Amber!!
      By Jill D for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 11, 2024
      The Zion & Bryce Canyon Retreat was INCREDIBLE. Perfect blend of yoga, hiking, nature and community. The food was delicious and nutritious. The facilitator Alle was an absolute delight. I'd highly recommend this experience!
      By Emily H for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 08, 2024
      Thank you Emily! So glad to hear to had a wonderful time. Hope we see you on another retreat here soon!
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