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Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Comfort Boat Tour with Stops

1. Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Comfort Boat Tour with Stops

A boat tour to the archipelago of La Maddalena: an authentic experience of contact with the beauty of the sea and nature. Choose our comfortable and never crowded ship. Are you looking for the best way to get to know the islands of La Maddalena, Spargi, Budelli, Santo Stefano and Caprera ( panoramic navigation ) and the coast in all its splendor? Book a relaxing excursion that can satisfy the desire to see with your own eyes how much the Sardinian sea shines in the most pristine and renowned places on the island. The nature will accompany you on an unforgettable boat excursion, a boat tour full of stops at the islands of La Maddalena archipelago. The itinerary is complete and full of magical moments, wonders to see and immortalize. You can dive into the most evocative waters in the world. Our boat excursion to La Maddalena depart from Palau. From here we set sail for the island of Spargi, the island of Budelli, the island of Santa Maria, and finally La Maddalena. The La Maddalena tour moves between the various islands. During the trip there are many stops: significant, unforgettable places, chosen for their rare beauty and for the importance they have at a naturalistic and historical level. The tour sails enjoying the panoramic view of the other smaller islands of the archipelago. When the sky is clear you can also see Corsica, the horizon is a breathtaking blue and it seems to touch the concrete image of an earthly paradise. It is difficult to describe, impossible to forget. We have reserved various special stops for you, to celebrate so much beauty with swimming in the best places. *The excursion First STOP - island of Spargi with the wonderful inlet of Cala Corsara, you will admire the famous rocks of the Head of the Witch, the Bulldog Dog and Italy in miniature. Second STOP - Natural pools-Island of Budelli. We will reach the Port of the Madonna, the famous natural pools known for the color, the slums and the transparency of the water: you will dive from the boat in front of the coast. Third STOP - Island of Santa Maria to the delight of young people and children, you will make a long stop for visit the omonimus beach Cala Santa Maria. Looking up, you will be able to admire the beauty of the bay. Fourth STOP - Maddalena historical center Our boat is very large, but we only carry only 80 passengers, much less passengers out of 250 of maximum capacity to make your trip unique and with the highest comforts on board, with us you will also visit this part of the archipelago, very suggestive, we will soon arrive at the center of La Maddalena. You can go down for a walk, enjoy an excellent ice cream and freely enjoy the town by shopping through the streets of the historic center and the alleys, the typical alleys of La Maddalena. *The itinerary may be subject to change without notice and according to the directives of the La Maddalena national park authority or the coast guard. The beaches are CROWDED during high season.

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Catamaran Tour

2. From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Catamaran Tour

The best way to know the true essence of a new place is to act like a local. And that’s why we have designed our catamaran excursion, to make you feel the protagonist and integral part of it. Departure at 9.30 AM directly from Palau. We will then sail to the archipelago of La Maddalena. Our captain will involve you during the navigation entertaining you with some information and curiosity, while those who want can try the thrill of being at the helm for a few minutes. Our itinerary includes several stops during the day and is focused on relaxation and nature. We will have more than 7 islands to choose from such as: Razzoli, Budelli, Santa Maria, Spargi, Caprera and Santo Stefano. Our captain will choose the most beautiful coves based on wind and sea traffic. You will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of this paradise, snorkel and sunbathe. During the day you will be served an aperitif based on Sardinian products, sea pasta or land, depends on the ingredients that we find fresh in the morning, snacks and fruit. you will have water all day and unlimited soft drinks. The aperitif will be accompanied by a glass of prosecco and during lunch you will be served white wine. To conclude you will taste the Mirto, the typical Sardinian liqueur. In short, you will only have to bring a beach towel, a hat and sunscreen. We will take care of everything else. The return is scheduled for 16.30/17 and we will take you back to Palau.

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 3, the most modern ship in the fleet that sails in the Maddalena archipelago, built in 2024, with the highest comfort and greater safety standards. Visit with us 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.

Boat tour of Cala Coticcio-Caprera and Maddalena Archipelago

4. Boat tour of Cala Coticcio-Caprera and Maddalena Archipelago

Embark on an exciting 7-hour boat excursion departing from the port of Palau and get ready to experience a unique adventure! Explore the splendid islands, including Caprera with Cala Coticcio (Tahiti) where we will make a long stop for snorkeling, we continue the tour with the panoramic navigation towards the "Spiaggia Rosa" of Budelli, we will stop at Spargi island with the splendid Cala Connari, and then we will arrive at the mother island : La Maddalena. Our boat tour from Palau offers a number of services to make your experience even more enjoyable. With a maximum group of 145 passengers ( out of 255 seats available ), you will be sure to have all the space you need to relax and enjoy the sea. The tour is available in four languages, ensuring that everyone can fully appreciate the fascinating history and natural wonders of these islands. The first stop: one of the highlights of this boat excursion is a visit to the enchanting Cala Coticcio on the island of Caprera. Also known as Tahiti, this secluded cove can be reached by both land and sea. Our organization is among the few to offer the possibility of a longer stop on the island of Caprera. We will moor at the buoy authorized by the La Maddalena park authority and we will give you enough time to explore the seabed rich in fish that distinguish this location on the island of Caprera. During the stop in the bay of Cala Coticcio (Tahiti) you will be able to swim by diving from the rear gangway of the ship and make a long stop for snorkeling, only in particularly favorable weather conditions and being excellent swimmers will you be able to approach the nearby beaches. Our staff will assist you during the snorkeling stop. The second stop: is a visit to the island of Spargi. The Island of Spargi is a real example of the unspoilt nature of the Maddalena Archipelago. The pristine beaches and turquoise waters are simply irresistible and invite you to take a dip and sunbathe. The Island of Spargi is a real example of the uncontaminated nature of the Maddalena Archipelago. We will moor in font of the bay and from here you can reach Cala Connari beach in just a few minutes of swimming, or you can dive from the comfortable stern gangway of the ship. The beach is only 50 meters away from the mooring of the ship. Third stop: after Caprera and Spargi islands you will experience the magic of La Maddalena, rich in history. Discover the fascinating landscapes of La Maddalena: an island not to be missed during your boat trip! Steeped in history, the town's cobbled streets are lined with beautifully preserved buildings that tell of a bygone era. Discover the charming boutiques, craft shops and traditional markets, where you can stock up on local handicrafts, typical fabrics and exquisite jewellery. Soak up the lively atmosphere as you stroll the streets, pop into the quaint cafes and lively bars, these offer a taste of the island's culinary delights. Whether you are a history buff, a shopaholic or simply looking for an unforgettable adventure, the historic center of La Maddalena is sure to leave you spellbound with its cultural wonders and shopping pleasures. Furthermore, navigating the coasts of the island of Budelli you can visit the splendid and famous "Spiaggia Rosa" and the natural pools from the sea, while sailing on the island of Spargi you can still admire the rocks of the "Head of the witch", the dog Bulldog and Italy in miniature. Leaving the mother island, La Maddalena, behind us and directing our route towards the port of Palau, we will visit the island of Santo Stefano from the sea with the Napoleonic fort and in front of the coasts of Palau, the famous granite rock of Capo d'Orso resembling a crouched bear, shaped by the action of the wind and the sea, which opens up to the eyes of the spectator and reaches the islands of the Maddalena archipelago and in particular La Maddalena itself and the island of Caprera. It is a unique sculpture in the world.

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What people are saying about Santo Stefano

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 609 reviews

Beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, nice stops and a relaxing smooth boat tour makes this your ideal gettaway to the Madalena archipellago! A must see in Sardegna! The staff is very friendly, professional, multi lingual and will gladly help with any questions. P. S try their pasta too ;) special thanks to Alex (Sarah/NL)

A must go, crew is super organized, helpful and knowledgeable about history of islands etc. islands are magical the combination of the clear blue water and mountains, rocks and greens and the sandy beaches are wow. I’m a solo traveller and really enjoyed it, get a camera with you to capture hundreds of photos

Fantastic tour on all levels! Stops in idyllic coves, high seas in turquoise water and very good cultural explanations about the islands. We would repeat without hesitation! The day flew by

fabulous boat trip to the Maddalena archipelago, with a very professional crew and scrupulously attentive to every detail, I highly recommend.

it's a very beautiful place and tha trip it's so nice