La Maddalena Archipelago National Park
Snorkeling

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended La Maddalena Archipelago National Park Snorkeling

From Palau: La Maddalena Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

1. From Palau: La Maddalena Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

Set out from Palau on a full-day tour of La Maddalena Archipelago aboard a comfortable and stylish catamaran. Sail along the coast and stop at uninhabited islands along the way. Sunbathe, swim, and enjoy refreshments throughout the day. Depart from Palau harbor in the morning and set sail onto the crystal clear waters of Sardinia. Admire panoramic views of the island as you travel along the coast, watching out for Porto Raphael and its famous villas along the way. Pass by the Punta Sardinia lighthouse before arriving at the first stop of the day, the island of Spargi. As the boat pulls into the bay of the island, marvel at your tranquil and uninhabited surroundings. Enjoy some time to swim in the crystal clear waters at Cala Soraya, named by Princess Soraya in the 60s, or visit the bay just next to it, Cala Corsara. After your swim, regain some energy with a refreshing drink. Later, the captain will decide on the next island to visit, depending on the weather and the tide. Arrive at either Razzoli, Santa Maria, or La Maddalena and spend some more time cooling off in the water, or relaxing on deck.  Finally, arrive at the last stop of the day for more swimming around the islands. If you've brought your snorkeling gear, you can explore the marine wildlife of the area. Put your adrenaline to the test with a big jump from the catamaran, or stay onboard and sunbathe if you’d rather relax.

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

2. From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

Explore the beauty of North Sardinia on a full-day boat cruise of the La Maddalena archipelago. Sailing onboard the Lady Luna 2, visit the most beautiful islands of a magnificent natural park, stop to swim on sandy beaches, and more. Depart from the harbor in Palau for the short, 35-minute sail to Budelli. Marvel at the pink sand of Spiaggia Rosa, the dramatic rock formation of Roccia del Coccodrillo, and splash in the sea from Piscine Naturali. Continue to Santa Maria island and feel the warmth of the Mediterranean Sea. Make a long stop at the beach there to sunbathe and relax. After the stop, take a break for lunch, and if you wish, you can buy typical Sardinian dishes on board or bring your own food. Arrive next at Spargi island, where the beaches of Cala Corsara or Cala Granara are lapped by emerald waters and protected from the wind to create perfect conditions for sunbathing. End the tour with a stop at La Maddalena island and visit the town of La Maddalena. Wander the colorful streets to find souvenir shops or gaze at the boats in the Cala Gavetta marina. En route back to Palau, sail past Santo Stefano and Caprera islands for the last look at the high life of the seas.

From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

3. From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark on an adventure to discover the stunning coastline and outlying islands of Sardinia on a boat. Cruise to the islands of Spargi, La Maddalena, and Santa Maria, and enjoy their pristine beaches, waters, and nature. Check-in between 9 AM and 10:15 AM, leave Palau at 10:30 AM, and cruise towards the wonderful island of Spargi. When the boat arrives, take your beach bags straight onto the white sandy beaches of Cala Corsara, and choose to sunbathe, snorkel, or explore some of the cove's historical features. Leave the island of Spargi and go along the coast towards the island of Budelli for a photographic stop at the famous Pink Beach "Spiaggia Rosa". Enter the natural swimming pool of Porto Della Madonna for photos, where the emerald color of the water will take your breath away. Head on to the island of Santa Maria for our next beach stop, once again you can easily get off the boat with your things to sunbathe, have a swim or go on a lovely walk to the old lighthouse on the island. The last stop varies — on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after Santa Maria, the Island of Caprera will be visited for a fantastic swimming stop in the natural aquarium at Cala Coticcio (Tahiti). On Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, the final stop after Santa Maria is in the charming historical center of the mother island, La Maddalena, for shopping and exploring. Arrive back in Palau at around 5-5:30 PM.

From Olbia: Full-day Boat Tour of La Maddalena Archipelago

4. From Olbia: Full-day Boat Tour of La Maddalena Archipelago

After pick-up from the meeting point in Olbia, you'll head for Cannigione where you'll board your boat to explore the La Maddalena Archipelago. You'll travel by the picturesque islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano on your way to the island of Maddalena. You can use your hour of free time in La Maddalena to visit the historic centre, the Palazzo Comunale, the Naval Museum, or the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art. Back on the boat, you will continue on to the islands of Spargi and Santa Maria, where you'll also have an hour to enjoy some swimming in the magnificent crystal clear waters, snorkelling, or relaxing and sunbathing on the beach. At lunchtime, the crew will serve tomato pasta on board the boat. Then, you'll continue along a scenic route past the Manto della Madonna, a stretch of sea with shallow waters. Finally travel back along the coast of Sardegna past the villages of Punta Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau, and Capo d'Orso. When you arrive back at the dock in Cannigione, the minivan will be waiting to take you back to Olbia.

From Golfo Aranci: La Maddalena Archipelago Speedboat Tour

5. From Golfo Aranci: La Maddalena Archipelago Speedboat Tour

Explore the shores of the National Park of the Maddalena Archipelago on this speedboat tour from Golfo Aranci. Admire breathtaking views and pristine wildlife on this full day tour with swimming breaks, beach visits, snacks, drinks, and a visit to La Maddalena's historical center. Meet your skipper at the activity provider's shop and hop aboard a comfortable speedboat. Feel the wind in your hair as you pass stunning Mediterranean beaches like Spiaggia Rosa di Budelli, Cala Corsara, Cala Granara, Cala Brigantina and Cala Coticcio. Weave between the islands of Budelli, Razzoli, and Santa Maria, on the Manto della Madonna stretch of sea that has shallow waters that take on unique colors in the world. Stop to swim through turquoise waters and snorkel with the provided gear. Head to shore with the life jacket and dingy for the chance to explore the town of La Maddalena. Spend some free time exploring the Old Town which is just of brightly colored buildings and fine squares. Return to your meeting point at the end of the tour.

Frequently asked questions about La Maddalena Archipelago National Park Snorkeling

What are other things to do than La Maddalena Archipelago National Park Snorkeling that are worth visiting in Sardinia?

The other unmissable things to do in Sardinia are:

Which La Maddalena Archipelago National Park Snorkeling are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in La Maddalena Archipelago National Park

Want to discover all there is to do in La Maddalena Archipelago National Park? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about La Maddalena Archipelago National Park

An unforgettable day out on the boat in the Maddalena Islands!! Being that it was October, it was hard to find tours to visit islands. I was very lucky to find the Palau Catamaran group Sport Outdoor Viaggi that still operated to some of the areas in Maddalena. Upon arrival I was greeted by the two skippers Alberto & Mauro. These two guys were top from start to finish making sure everything was perfect onboard throughout the whole experience. The food made and places visited were some of the best. The water even on a cloudy day is so blue and beautiful! We visited multiple spots and had the opportunity to swim for a great amount of time in beautiful coves. The Catamaran was huge and very comfortable. I was also accompanied by Claudio and Cristina who were just great people to spend the day with talking about different stories and enjoying each others company. Truly amazing people each one of them. I would highly recommend this tour and look forward to visiting again!

Crystal clear water. great tour Good aperitif and wine. Perfect day. All in all, it couldn't be more successful. Skipper and colleague are super nice and even film us jumping off the boat into the sea.

It was the best day of all. Very nice guides who explained everything you wanted to know. Fantastic beaches... just great!!!

Super nice tour with great bays, delicious local snacks and friendly guides! There were only six of us - perfect!

Great day out. Fun and informative guides. Highly recommend.