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From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

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Discover the Sardinian islands of Santa Maria, Budelli, Spargi and La Maddalena on a tour of the archipelago from Palau. Stop at 4 different islands in the natural park to swim in the clear waters.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Cruise the islands of La Maddalena Archipelago
  • See the pink sand beach of Spiaggia Rosa on Budelli
  • Wander the streets of La Maddalena town
  • Take multiple dives into emerald waters at Budelli island
  • Catch the sun's rays on the beaches of Cala Granara in Spargi
Full description

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.

  • Transportation by sightseeing cruise
  • Stops at each island
  • Passenger insurance
  • Onboard translation of the tour
  • Food (pasta €10, salad €7 and Sardinian appetizers €12)
  • National park fee (€5 by cash per person)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the maritime station of Piazza del Molo, Palau (boarding no. 4) at 9:30am.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Snorkeling gear

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Tour departs at 10:30 AM and returns at approximately 5:30 PM
  • Please arrive at 9:30 AM for priority boarding
  • Please be aware that the boat has a capacity of 145 people. It is a group trip
  • You can buy the meal on board at reasonable prices. You can also bring your own food from home if you do not like the local cuisine
  • The national park fee of (€5/person) must be paid on the day of the tour and to be paid by cash only because it is a municipal fee. It is not included in the ticket price
  • You are covered by passenger insurance
  • The tour may be subject to delay or change of route in the event of adverse weather conditions. Any cancellation of the trip will be notified via Whatsapp, SMS, email, or phone call
  • Onboard translation of the tour is available in English, French, Spanish and Italian
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 410 reviews

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Good tour, staff were super friendly and accommodating. The time spent at each stop was really well balanced. A helpful tip is to bring your own water on board, they do not supply water for free here and each small bottle is 2 euros, which is a lot more than you'd pay in the store. Over the whole 7 hours I had to purchase 4 bottles!

August 8, 2022

The excursion in general is very good, 4 stops along the way with bathrooms included, The last stop is on Maddalena Island for only one hour, that is what I did not like, I would prefer more time. So many people were also negative on my part, almost 145 people on the boat.

August 4, 2022

A truly unique experience, the excursion was practically perfect. Going in a day to swim in three of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia and also visit the Maddalena was wonderful. Cala Granara beach was perhaps the most evocative and popular, even if Budelli is beautiful and Cala S. Maria very beautiful. The staff was polite and friendly, very professional and precise in their directions. Even the shrimp pasta aboard Lady Luna 2 was appreciated. I recommend going to boarding at least half an hour before the time suggested by the staff to secure outdoor seats (meeting at 9:30 with departure from Palau at 10:30, so I recommend going there for 09:00) . Definitely super recommended!

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July 9, 2022

Product ID: 46338