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La Maddalena Archipelago National Park

La Maddalena Archipelago National Park: Tours & Tickets

La Maddalena Archipelago National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Northern Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

1. Northern Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

Set sail for an exciting experience full of island vistas and stops at historical destinations, like the island of La Maddalena. Take in amazing views of the sea and the coasts of islands, and jump into the crystal clear waters during designated swimming stops. Savor a tasty pasta dish onboard. Depart from the ports of Laconia, Cannigione, and Baja Sardinia, and navigate the coasts of the islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano. Hop off on the island of La Maddalena for the chance to shop and visit sites of historical and cultural interest. Then, continue towards the most beautiful islands of the Maddalena Archipelago with stops on the islands of Spargi and Santa Maria. Continue towards the Manto della Madonna and the Island of Budelli, famous for its pink beach. During the boat tour, admire rocks sculpted by the wind and water erosion resulting in real natural sculptures, including the head of the witch, the dog, and the boot. On your way back take in views of Punta Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau, and Capo d'Orso.

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

2. 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 Palau: La Maddalena and Caprera Day Tour by Ship

3. From Palau: La Maddalena and Caprera Day Tour by Ship

Board the motorboat and get ready to visit the most famous and fascinating places in the Maddalena Archipelago. This itinerary will touch places such as Cala Corsara, Spargi Island, Budelli's Pink Beach and Caprera Island all places, loaded with natural charm to be amazed. This day trip is perfect if you are looking for total relaxation because the boat is spacious and equipped with a large sun deck perfect for enjoying the sun, admiring the view and having an ice cold drink. There will be two stops, one at Cala Granara and another at Cavaliere Beach, of one and a half hours each. A third and final stop will be at Cala Coticcio where it will be possible to dive directly from the boat. The latter will be for one hour. If you get hungry The excursion price does not include meals or drinks, but there is a bar on board the motorboat that serves salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and drinks.

From Palau: La Maddalena Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

4. 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 Santa Teresa Gallura: La Maddalena Catamaran Tour

5. From Santa Teresa Gallura: La Maddalena Catamaran Tour

Create unforgettable memories as you spend a full day sailing among the wonders of La Maddalena Archipelago on a trip from Santa Teresa Gallura. Visit 3 unique islands and enjoy the opportunity to swim, snorkel, explore, and enjoy a delicious aperitif, lunch, and wine. Depart from Santa Teresa and make 3 stops along the way at different islands within the archipelago, depending on tidal and weather conditions. Take in the unbelievable ocean views as you sail along and relax while you bask in the sun on your way to each destination. Visit the wonderful natural pools of Budelli to admire the characteristic turquoise water. Explore hidden bays, viewpoints, and even reefs suitable for snorkeling, then take a break to taste a typical Sardinian aperitif, lunch, and white wine.

From Santa Teresa Gallura: Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

6. From Santa Teresa Gallura: Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

Explore the Maddalena Archipelago on a full-day motorboat trip and see eastern Sardinia. Stop at the most important islands such as Santa Maria and Spargi, and visit La Maddalena town center. Wander the city alleys and perhaps take the opportunity to buy some souvenirs. Board a modern motorboat with toilets and a panoramic deck and set sail for the Maddalena Archipelago. Enjoy an onboard lunch and see the legendary Pink Beach, from Budelli Island. To protect its very fragile ecosystem, no boats have been allowed to anchor or swim there since 1992. Stop on Santa Maria Island home to about 20 seasonal residents. Enjoy sunbathing and swimming in crystal clear waters. Visit the walkway at the Port of Our Lady, so named because it is considered a safe landing in almost any wind. Marvel at the blue of this stretch of sea, unspoiled and clear down to the shallow seabed. Stop ashore for about an hour to visit the town of La Maddalena and its historic center, and wander through its charming streets. Stop at the beach at Cala Corsara on Spargi Island, and admire the beauty of the views of the north coast of Sardinia on the return voyage, including Punta Falcone, Marmorata with its Isolotto dei Gabbiani, the forts of Batteria Ferrero, and the exciting entrance to the fjord of Santa Teresa di Gallura.

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

7. 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: Caprera Island and La Maddalena Speedboat Tour

8. From Palau: Caprera Island and La Maddalena Speedboat Tour

Are you dreaming of discovering the islands of Caprera and La Maddalena, in north-eastern Sardinia, and snorkeling in the unmissable crystal clear waters of Cala Coticcio? We are the only shipping company that dedicates an entire day (a 7-hour tour) to the islands of Caprera and La Maddalena and its splendid beaches, departing from the port of Palau or the port of La Maddalena; Then book this day trip aboard a modern speedboat! Departing from the port of Palau, you will make three stops including two directly from the boat. The first will be in the fantastic Tahiti, which needs no introduction, while the second will be in another beautiful cove between Cala Napoletana, Cala Serena or Candeo, which our expert skipper will choose for you based on the wind of the day and to ensure a unrepeatable experience. Another stop could be on the beach in Cala Garibaldi, where you can relax, swim and take lots of photos with your friends! After the visit to the island of Caprera, a stop for swimming is also planned on the island of La Maddalena, we could stop in front of the beaches of: Cala Lunga in Porto Massimo, Giardinelli or Cala Spalmatore, sheltered from the mistral wind. An aperitif based on typical Sardinian products will be served on board and the location will be truly unique. Book now your unforgettable summer day full of lots of diving and fun! This excursion is aimed at a dynamic clientele and it is essential to know how to swim well. Swimming and snorkeling equipment will be provided (mask and rigid board, not snorkel for hygienic reasons) ITINERARY The itinerary includes three stops: Stop in Tahiti - Cala Coticcio (swim stop from the boat, you can reach the beach by swimming from the boat and with the equipment provided, swimming board and swimming goggles) Stop in a second cove which could be Cala Napoletana, Cala Serena or Candeo according to the best marine weather conditions (swim stop from the boat) It is possible to stop at Cala Garibaldi where there is a dock to go directly to the beach. In addition, a stop for a swim is also planned on the island of La Maddalena in the places described in the itinerary, anyway, during the navigation the captain will take you to visit the town of La Maddalena from the sea, for a panoramic tour (no descent to the center of the island) APERITIF The aperitif served on board is based on: typical Sardinian cold cuts, pecorino cheese, olives, Carasau bread (typical Sardinian bread), wine and water BOAT The "Ribelle Extreme" speedboat is a modern, fast and spacious boatup Length: 9 mL Width: 3 m Maximum capacity: 13 passengers 2 Yamaha 250 hp engines Cruising speed up to 25 knots.

Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

9. Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

Enjoy an unforgettable 7-hour boat trip to the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago. You will visit all the most beautiful islands: Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and La Maddalena in a unique and informal setting. A restaurant bar service with typical Sardinian products is also available on board. We guarantee new boats with large spaces and the highest standards of safety and comfort. A highly qualified crew, friendly and always caring of every need to offer a top experience. Onboard you will also find a multilingual local guide (Italian, English and French). We are equipped with international quality certifications ISO 9001 and environmental ISO 14001. Daily departures from both port of Palau and La Maddalena. Discover the historic center of La Maddalena with the church of Santa Maria Maddalena and the "Caruggi", the characteristic streets of the island. Use the Elena Tour card for your purchases in the traditional shops of the island. Stop on the soft white sandy beaches of Cala Corsara on the island of Spargi for a swim in its crystal-clear waters. After skirting the east coast of Spargi, admire the Island of Budelli with its Pink Beach and swim in the natural pools from the boat and on the beach of the isle of Santa Maria. After skirting Punta Sardegna and Porto Rafael with its small square, the boat returns to the ports of Palau and La Maddalena at 5:30 pm.  

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about La Maddalena Archipelago National Park

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,211 reviews

Great tour! The boat is a little smaller than some other tours we have done, which allowed for a smaller group-not like those overcrowded tours that aren’t very intimate. They cooked us some tasty pasta for lunch and fed us plums, bread, cured meat, and cheese for snacks. Of course, wine was included. The water is beautiful and clear but we got stung by a few jellyfish, a problem I think may be exacerbated by the warm water temperature (we went in summer). Overall, would recommend!

If you hesitate to do it, do it. If you don't have a snorkel, don't worry, the two stops for bathing are 10 and unless you want to see stones, a hedgehog and sand, don't go loaded. Enjoy them. Crew, animation, perfect bar service and top boat.

This is definitely recommended. Beautiful beaches and clear water. Nice atmosphere on the boat. The only downside is that it becomes an expensive trip when you have a large family, and that for a 7-hour trip.

Very pleasant day, well organized and well paced. Crew at the top and very friendly.

Great day!! Left on time, the staff was nice and helpful and the trip was amazing!!