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From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

1. From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

Start your trip at Palau or La Maddalena port, where the crew will meet you and make sure you get comfortable on board. Choose from a variety of drinks and food available for purchase as you enjoy the sea breeze. Take a swim during the first stop at Santa Maria island, known for its turquoise waters. Stop at Budelli to lie on the sand or swim in the natural pools of Spiaggia del Cavaliere, protected from currents and perfect for a relaxing swim. Once back to the boat, admire the Spiaggia Rosa and its unique pink sand. Visit Spargi to discover its white sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and turquoise waters. Go snorkeling in calm waters or lounge on the beach of Cala Granara. Along the way, see the Island of Santo Stefano, Caprera, and the Bear Rock of Palau from the boat. Listen to a multilingual explanation from your expert guide about the history of the archipelago. If you departed from Palau, have 1 hour of free time to shop for souvenirs or Vermentino wine in traditional Sardinian shops. Take a walk around the charming town. Admire the port of Cala Gavetta and the picturesque church of Santa Maria Maddalena before you get dropped off at Palau. If your journey started at La Maddalena, end your trip here.

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 9:00 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

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 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.

Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling & Boat Tour

5. Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling & Boat Tour

Join a half-day snorkeling adventure with PADI guides in the Tavolara and Punta Coda Cavallo Marine Protected Area. Swim with colorful fish, explore the ruins of the Chrisso ship. Board your zodiac in Località Sos Aranzos - Golfo Aranci and begin your snorkeling tour. Sail to Porto San Paolo and dive into the water to swim through the ruins of the ship Chrisso. Climb back aboard the boat and cruise to Molara Island. Swim among the fish in the natural pools and relax in the sun. Continue to Tavolara Island and sail past its towering cliffs before reaching the sandy beach. Explore Cala Tramontana and the tiny graveyard of the King of Tavolara. As you stroll through the island, spot the island's flora, animals, and several endemic species. As you return admire Punta Spalmatore: a strip of white sand washed by the sea on both sides, while you enjoy a glass of water or an iced tea.

Villasimius: Capo Carbonara Boat and Snorkeling Tour

6. Villasimius: Capo Carbonara Boat and Snorkeling Tour

Experience one of Sardinia's most pristine locations with a marine biologist as your guide. Tour the Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara on the southern tip of Villasimius to learn about the efforts to conserve the wildlife that now thrives on the islands of Cavoli and Serpentara. Reach the islands by boat and learn the meaning of Sites of Community Interest, or SCIs, that are crucial for the repopulation of maritime flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for the endangered Corsican seagull whose population has been recovering in this region. Next, don your snorkeling gear and take the opportunity to observe native species like octopuses, sponges, algae, and more. Learn from your guide about how the creatures are cared for here and see their fascinating behavior in their natural habitat.

From Palau: Caprera-Tahiti Tour and La Maddalena Archipelago

7. 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.

Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

8. Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Your tour departs at 9:30 AM from the Marina of Olbia Marina. Throughout your day, discover the "Caribbean of Europe" in a small group with a maximum of 12 people. After visiting the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, you will visit the Ulisse Ear Cave before returning to the port at 1:30 PM. After departing from the Marina of Olbia, travel along the granite promontory of Capo Ceraso and continue towards Tavolara. Admire the different shades of blue of the crystal clear waters of the Marine Protected Area and discover 4 beaches of fine white sand, red granite cliffs, and tiny islands. You will be able to enjoy breaks to swim or snorkel in places of undisputed beauty. The boat is equipped with an awning parasol, a small refrigerator, ample sunbathing, and pillows, and there are 4 stops that can vary depending on the weather conditions to best enjoy your day.

From Santa Teresa Gallura: La Maddalena Archipelago Cruise

9. 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.

Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

10. Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

Set sail for a dolphin watching boat trip from Moys Marina in Olbia Yacting Service, a 5-star port with ample free parking in front of the meeting point. Climb aboard a comfortable, latest-generation inflatable boat, an 8.50-meter 2Bar with a 250 horsepower Honda engine, equipped with every comfort. Enjoy an unparalleled experience with a small group of no more than 10 people. Take an adventurous excursion in the splendid emerald sea of Sardinia, near Figarolo Island and enjoy the view aboard a new small-group motorboat. Sail in search for a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat where the sighting probability is of approximately 80%. Enjoy several snorkeling stops to swim and explore the seabed rich with colorful fish. See a limestone cave and cliffs, and a world famous place where wild birds live. This excursion is fun and relaxing, suitable for everyone, and a great choice for friends and families. Savor an aperitif based on typical Sardinian products and a choice of water, tea, fruit juices or Sardinian beer. Allow our expertise in boat excursions in Sardinia and our captain with 30 years of experience at sea to guide you on this wonderful adventure.

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What people are saying about Sardinia

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4.6 / 5

based on 256 reviews

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.

It was a wonderful experience. Snorkeling and seeing the vivid fish were really fantastic and magical Adventures. Our day in Sardinia was made to remember by Antonio because he is such a kind, fun, and enjoyable person. Highly recommended tour.

Antonio is great and made us laugh many times. Full of knowledge about the locations we visited. so many fishes!

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

The trip was extremely organized and well staffed. I highly recommend this company!