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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 9:00 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. Go along the coast towards the island of Budelli for a photographic stop at the famous Pink Beach, the 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 to the island of Santa Maria for the next beach stop. Sunbathe, swim, or go on a walk to the old lighthouse. Depending on what day you visit, end the tour at a swimming stop in the natural aquarium at Cala Coticcio or the charming historical center of La Maddalena for shopping and exploring.

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 Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

3. 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: Caprera-Tahiti Tour and La Maddalena Archipelago

4. From Palau: Caprera-Tahiti Tour and La Maddalena Archipelago

Are you dreaming of discovering the islands of Caprera and La Maddalena archipelago, in north-eastern Sardinia, and snorkeling in the unmissable crystal clear waters of Cala Coticcio in Caprera island? Dedicate an entire day to Caprera and La Maddalena archipelago islands and their splendid beaches, departing from the port of Palau. Leave the port of Palau and make three stops, including three directly from the boat. The tour is private and the capacity is only 12 people. The first will be in the fantastic Tahiti. Then, the second will be in another beautiful cove between Santa Maria island, Spargi island, or Budelli. Your skipper will choose the stop based on the day's wind to ensure an unforgettable experience. Another stop could be in front of the beach of Santa Maria, where you can relax, swim, and take lots of photos with your friends. After the visit to the island of Caprera and Santa Maria, a stop for swimming is also planned on the island of Budelli, in its natural pools. Stop in front of the Cala Granara or Cala Corsara beaches of Spargi island, sheltered from the mistral wind. An aperitif based on typical Sardinian products will be served on board and the location will be truly unique. Snack on typical Sardinian cold cuts, pecorino cheese, olives, Carasau bread (typical Sardinian bread), Ichnusa beer, and water.

From Santa Teresa Gallura: La Maddalena Archipelago Cruise

5. From Santa Teresa Gallura: La Maddalena Archipelago Cruise

Immerse yourself in the quiet atmosphere of La Maddalena Archipelago's secluded islands. Embark on a boat tour from Santa Teresa Gallura to explore the rocky coastlines and crystal clear waters of four of the islands. Enjoy free time to swim, as well as a light lunch served on board. Set sail from the Port of Santa Teresa Gallura and head over to your first stop at La Maddalena Island. Take in the striking coastal views as you reach the shore, then hop off for some free time to shop and stroll through the historic center's narrow streets. Continue along the western part of La Maddalena toward the island of Santa Maria. Explore its long strip of white-sand beach and crystal clear waters, and even jump in for a swim if you feel like it. Up next, be amazed by the natural pools of Budelli at Porto della Madonna. Allow your captain to offer you a light lunch as you admire the clear seabed from the port. Move on to Spargi Island, with views of the iconic Pink Beach along the way. Make one last stop on the island to gaze at the calm inlet and unwind before returning to Santa Teresa.

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

6. 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.

La Maddalena: Archipelago Boat Tour

7. La Maddalena: Archipelago Boat Tour

Visit the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago on a boat tour. See the islands of Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria, and visit the charming historic center of La Maddalena. Choose from four different departure points: Cannigione, Baja Sardinia, Palau, or La Maddalena. Meet your tour at the pickup point and discover the northeastern coast of Sardinia. Sailing between the islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano. Once in La Maddalena, the first stop includes an hour of shopping and strolling through the old town, full of characteristic craft stores, typical Sardinian products, and bars. Set off again, skirting the island of La Maddalena on the south side, where you can admire the quaint little harbor of Cala Gavetta. Check out the majestic Villa Weber where Benito Mussolini spent a month and a half of his life in "exile." Leave La Maddalena and pass through Punta Sardegna, arriving on the island of Spargi. You'll have the chance to stop for about an hour to relax on the beach or go swimming. After about 20 minutes of sailing along the famous Bocche di Bonifacio, arrive on the island of Budelli to admire the prestigious Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach). Take a short photo stop and then head to Porto della Madonna for a short swim from the boat. Make your last stop at Santa Maria Island, the only island with residential housing. Explore for an hour and 15 minutes before returning to your pickup point.

From Santa Teresa Gallura: Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

8. 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: 7 Islands of the Archipelago Guided Day Trip

9. From Palau: 7 Islands of the Archipelago Guided Day Trip

Completely tour of the Arcipelago on a 11mt rubber boat with a skipper. 12 passenger maximum, from 11am until 6pm. The tour involves 7 stops in the 7 islands, in the most suggestive places of the Arcipelago della Maddalena: S. Stefano, Caprera, La Maddalena, Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli and Santa Maria islands, with a longer stop at lunch time in La Maddalena town so you can get out of the boat and have lunch in town or bring your packed lunch. In each stop you have the possibility to take a swim, listening to music, take pictures, dive in the crystal clear waters and do some snorkeling; we also have scuba masks and snorkels at your disposal.

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What people are saying about La Maddalena Archipelago National Park

The most fantastic trip. super nice trip with the best guides and lovely people, we were sailed around to 4 bathing spots where there was the most beautiful water and beaches. the whole boat was just in high spirits, can definitely give this trip all the stars it can get, but remember you also have to do something yourself to have such a great experience as we had. big thanks to the 2 captains.

Such an amazing experience. Our skimmer, also our guide was awesome, funny and he prepare a really good aperitif for as. Also, he prepared a bottle of champagne as a surprise for my boyfriend’s birthday. Really enjoyed the views, the beaches and all tour. I completely recomend.

Great day spent on a boat. Both our tourguide and wheelsman were perfect. Unfortunately we had a not so good weather (cloudy all day), but the experience was worth it anyway.

The tour was great. We have enough time to enjoy in most attractive locations in Maddalena archipelago.

Nice trip with nice guides. Would recommend and book again