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La Maddalena Archipelago National Park

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

1. 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 Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

2. 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

3. 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 Santa Teresa Gallura: La Maddalena Catamaran Tour

4. 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.

Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

5. 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.  

Sardinia: La Maddalena National Park Boat Trip with Lunch

6. Sardinia: La Maddalena National Park Boat Trip with Lunch

There are many excursions to La Maddalena, but only a few of them are operated aboard an elegant vessel with classic lines and the smell of wood pervading every room. Welcome aboard your relaxing day trip of comfort and fun to Spargi, Budelli and Razzoli. The day will feature passage around islands of rare beauty conveniently from the boat. Two or three stops are always planned during the outing, which can vary, as can the itinerary, depending on weather conditions and the skipper's decisions Your lunch Lunch will be served on board and includes: a typical aperitif based on typical products; followed by lunch, cooked on board, based on fresh local fish according to recipes of the characteristic Sardinian cuisine; and in addition: vermentino wine, beer, fruit, Sardinian sweets and myrtle, the typical Sardinian liqueur extracted from the characteristic Mediterranean vegetation of these islands. Itinerary Departure from Palau at 9:45 Sailing toward Spargi Island Possible stops in: Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria, Razzoli o Caprera Onboard lunch Return to Palau by 5:30 PM

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What people are saying about La Maddalena Archipelago National Park

Hi all my girlfriend and I have tried this wonderful experience. On board you will spend a day in the company of well-prepared and very nice people and in close contact with one of the most beautiful places in Sardinia. A wonderful sea with coves, natural pools, beautiful backdrops and a truly uncontaminated place where you can only get there by boat. On board you can buy a bit of everything from bar products such as coffee, snacks, drinks to mussel soutè and finally with Nutella crepes. I recommend this experience to everyone and say thank you and see you next time.

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.

The crew of 10, the boat very correct, the beaches very cool, but they look like the boulevards, they are super crowded and lose their charm

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