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Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

1. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Once we reach the beach of Masua, you will meet your English guide on the boat. Relax and enjoy this fantastic 2 hours boat tour to visit the west coast; you will discover many caves on the way, admire the Sardinian Sugar Loaf, and also swim in amazing crystal water. On lucky days, it's possible to enjoy the dolphins and be in touch with them than in their natural habitat. Visit gorgeous beaches and secret places only reach by boat. The impressive, white, calcareous cliffs surrounding the beaches make it feel like you're in the corner of paradise, where uncontaminated nature rules. The seabed is low and sandy, with a few rocks out to sea near the promontories. Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Board the boat with your expert local guide and enjoy a 2-hour boat tour of the island's west coast.  Discover sea caves and admire the Sugar Loaf, an island famous for glowing in the sunlight. Swim in the crystal clear water and, if you're lucky, swim with curious dolphins who like to play close to the boat. Visit beautiful enclosed beaches and coves that can only be reached from the sea. View a wide range of stunning aquatic life as you pass close to the shore.

Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

2. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia by boat. Explore the coves and beaches that have twice been named the most beautiful in Italy and dive into the crystal clear blue waters of Chia. Visit Cala Cipolla Cove, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento and discover one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano for beautiful views of the natural landscapes, if the afternoon tour is selected. Look for the playful dolphins that sometimes frolic near the boat and swim in the pristine waters of one of the the most beautiful seas in Italy. Throughout your experience, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible.

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

3. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and coves in Sardinia between Chia and Teulada on an exclusive tour. Meet your guide at the cruise terminal and board your transportation for a 40-minute scenic drive towards the southwest. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. Visit Cala Cipolla, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Enjoy snorkeling or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax. Also, visit Malfatano Beach, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters. Head to Cala Antoni Areddu, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and stop at S'isola Manna. Also, find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks throughout the day. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your Cagliari cruise port after a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia. This itinerary is flexible for your cruise ship and can take from 5 to 8 hours.

From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

4. From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

Join this beautiful hike along one of the most picturesque coasts of Sardinia in the southern coast between Santa Margherita di Pula and Chia. Pinus village will be the starting point of the Ancient Roman road that linked Bithia to Nora, an ancient Phoenician Roman outpost created since the 7th century BC in the southwest of Sardinia. Travel along a beautiful trail that overlooks the turquoise sea surrounded by a lush Mediterranean vegetation. Meet a small island where once stood the Tophet Phoenician Punic Bithia. At the end of the excursion, the Bitan guides will have the great pleasure to offer you "Sa Picchettada," typical Sardinian snack.

From Chia: Private Jeep Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

5. From Chia: Private Jeep Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

You will explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. The waters of Chia are absolutely pristine and a shimmering, crystal clear, blue color. Dive in and enjoy. The peach-colored sand complements that stunning turquoise water and lush green juniper trees are scattered among the dunes. The colors are really striking. Heading to the beach is a tradition of the locals and visitors alike. You will clearly see why the coves and beaches in Chia are popular. As this is your private excursion, you can decide to spend more time at one cove or even skip one if you wish. One of the coves you will visit is Cala Cipolla; from here, you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Your guide can provide you with the snorkel gear, or you are welcome to bring your own or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax! Another amazing beach is Malfatano, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters, and it offers amazing vistas of Capo Malfatano bay. Cala Antoni Areddy can be considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and it also offers great snorkeling. You will also make stops at S'isola Manna. You will find restroom facilities at some of the beaches (Cala Cipolla and Malfatano), although some may be rustic. Please see the notes section. You will also find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks. Your guide will gladly assist with suggestions. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will give your stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your hotel after such a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia!

Cagliari: Hidden Coves of Chia & Teulada Jeep & Boat Tour

6. Cagliari: Hidden Coves of Chia & Teulada Jeep & Boat Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Chia, and then travel by jeep to visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia. Get stunning views of the island of Su Cardolinu and the magnificent bay of Cala Cipolla. See the lighthouse and the sheltered beach of Tuerredda on the headlands of Capo Spartivento. Continue to Porto Larboi and Cala Crabittu on the way to the pristine beach of Malfatano. Board an inflatable boat to explore the protected beaches from the water. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landscapes. Look for the friendly dolphins that sometimes frolic by the side of the boat, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the most beautiful sea in Italy.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Great excursion with a local guide who provides you not just with the information about the nicest beach spots (and the vehicles to get there) but also may explain (really a lot!) about history, geography, vegetation and local traditions. I’ve been impressed how well managed this tour was, and it felt like to be with a good friend from the island for half a day. It’s been quite the right balance of everything, thanks Iunio and Matteo!

The pick up location was around the corner from what is stated on this website, but give the local operator and call to confirm. Our guide was great, he even provided fresh figs. Took us to four swimming spots around the island. Water is stunning and sun was beaming - saw plenty of wildlife. Exactly what we wanted - bring a snorkel.

wonderful experience ❤️ we celebrated a hen party and we had a great time.Thanks to our skipper who despite the windy day managed to take us to beautiful places. We will definitely be back for other excursions too ❤️

Our guide was super nice! They made us discover magnificent places which without it would have been impossible to visit!

An excursion to do absolutely, beautiful beaches, fantastic skipper Toto thank you