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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 arc...

    We had a great time during the boat tour around La Maddalena. the boat was easy to find and we had the option to sit upstairs or downstairs. The boat is large and can probably seat over 100 people. There is a bar on board as well as a lunch service, but you can also bring your own lunch. We started off at Palau and made a stop at Maddalena to pick up additional guests. Then we made a quick 15 min swim stop in the middle of the sea followed by 2 beach visits and an hour-long stop on Maddalena island. In-between we had a lunch break on the boat and also viewed a few beaches from afar. Overall an interesting experience.

  • From Palau: La Maddalena Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

    2. From Palau: La Maddalena Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

    The tour departs from Palau harbor in the morning where you board your boat for the day and set sail onto the crystal clear waters of Sardinia. Admire the breathtaking 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 beautiful 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, unlike any other place on Earth. 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 the next island to visit, dependent on the weather and the tide. Arrive at either Razzoli, Santa Maria, o...

    The tour started with the organizer telling us that we we paid to rent the boat and not for an organized tour, so we had to “vote a skipper and a group leader following their recommendation” - clearly a scam to avoid any responsibility in case anything happened and not what we expected for this price. Anyway after this bad start the tour was actually very nice, we saw some astonishing places and the 2 guides were very friendly. I’d recommend the tour and the guys but definitely not the agency organizing the tour.

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

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

    Boarding at 9:45 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, there you can choose to sunbathe, snorkel, or explore some of the coves 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 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 swimmin...

    The crew was very nice. The problem Is that the stops are in the most crowded islands and you can barely move around. I would def not do it again. Sorry!

  • Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

    4. 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 ...

    We had a great time with Antonio. He was very considerate with the kids and took great care of our group. We managed to see a dolphin and had a great snorkeling experience.

  • La Maddalena Archipelago: Full-day Boat Tour

    5. La Maddalena Archipelago: Full-day Boat Tour

    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 S...

  • Cala Gonone: Full-Day Diving Trip in The Gulf of Orosei

    6. Cala Gonone: Full-Day Diving Trip in The Gulf of Orosei

    Discover the Gulf of Orosei on a diving expedition from Cala Gonone. Explore the underwater beauty of this marine oasis known for its white-sand beaches & clear waters. Start the experience at the diving center. Meet your instructor for a short briefing. Try on the diving equipment. Learn the exercises to be repeated underwater and understand the rules to be adopted during the dive. You can also undergo the briefing and equipment trial a day before the activity. Reach the port of Cala Gonone in a few minutes by boat. Load the boat with all the necessary equipment and start navigating towards the first dive site of the day. With the help of the staff, prepare your equipment and get dressed. Once ready to enter the water, dive in and discover the magic of the marine world of the Gulf of Bue Marino. Make 2 first dives, each lasting about 30-60 minutes, depending on the depth and air cons...

  • Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

    7. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

    Travel by jeep to visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia. On the boat you will explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. The waters of Chia are absolutely pristine and a shimmering, crystal clear, blue color. Dive in and enjoy. Complementing that stunning turquoise water is the peach-colored sand, and scattered among the sand dunes are lush green juniper trees. The colors are really striking. Heading to the beach is a tradition of locals and visitors alike. One of the coves you will visit is Cala Cipolla, from here you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Your guide can provide you with the snorkel gear or you are welcome to bring your own. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landsc...

    The pick up location was around the corner from what is stated on this website, but give the local operator and call to confirm. Our guide was great, he even provided fresh figs. Took us to four swimming spots around the island. Water is stunning and sun was beaming - saw plenty of wildlife. Exactly what we wanted - bring a snorkel.

  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

    8. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

    Enjoy some of the most beautiful beach coves in Sardinia just outside the coastal town of Chia on a small group tour. Meet your guide at the cruise terminal and board your transportation for a 45-minute scenic drive to Chia. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy.  Time allowing, stop at up to six of the prettiest coves, depending on how much time you spend at each. Visit the bay of Cala Cipolla, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Enjoy snorkeling or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax. Also visit Malfatano Beach, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters. Head to Tuerredda, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area and stop at Porto Larboi and S'isola Manna. Also find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase...

    Great excursion with a local guide who provides you not just with the information about the nicest beach spots (and the vehicles to get there) but also may explain (really a lot!) about history, geography, vegetation and local traditions. I’ve been impressed how well managed this tour was, and it felt like to be with a good friend from the island for half a day. It’s been quite the right balance of everything, thanks Iunio and Matteo!

  • From Chia: Full-Day Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

    9. From Chia: Full-Day Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

    Have a full-day tour where you will be able to explore the hidden beaches of Sardinia. This itinerary will start from an ancient path known as Nora Bithia, a starting point which will take you to beautiful beaches. These unknown and isolated beaches, hidden by the Mediterranean vegetation, will let you experience the beauty of this island. The Spanish towers, Capo Teulada (Sardinian's southernmost point, 200 kilometers from Africa), the Capo Spartivento Lighthouse and the ancient docks are just some of the main beauties that you will visit. During this excursion, it will be possible to snorkel in the amazing, crystal clear sea. During your afternoon break, have lunch (not included) at Capo Malfatano Beach, where a delicious fish menu will be prepared with the freshest catch by the local fishermen.

  • From Chia: Private Jeep Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

    10. From Chia: Private Jeep Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

    You will explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. The waters of Chia are absolutely pristine and a shimmering, crystal clear, blue color. Dive in and enjoy. Complementing that stunning turquoise water is the peach-colored sand, and scattered among the sand dunes are lush green juniper trees. The colors are really striking. Heading to the beach is a tradition of the locals and visitors alike. You will clearly see why the coves and beaches in Chia are popular. As this is your private excursion, you can decide to spend more time at one cove or even skip one if you wish. One of the coves you will visit is Cala Cipolla, from here you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Your guide can provide you the snorkel gear or you are welcome to bring your own or just spread out your...

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What people are saying about Sardinia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 256 reviews

Very nice crew who shared their knowledge about history and nature of the places we passed. The tour was flexible and we sailed to places the group wanted to see. Since we had very good wind conditions, we could sail most of the time. The boat was fully booked, but there was enough space for everybody. Nice lunch including fruit in the afternoon (remember, it's a boat and not a restaurant ;-)) and drinks. All in all a wonderful day and highly recommended!

Nous avons passé une très bonne journée avec la visite de lieux incontournables à voir si vous allez en Sardaigne. Le temps entre la visite de chaque plage était suffisant. Notre guide était très gentille et le fait qu'elle donne des explications en Français est un vrai plus. En revanche un peu plus de temps dans la petite ville de la Madalena aurait été bien mais 1h sur place reste déjà très bien.

There were 4 of us: me, my wife and two children aged 9 and 8. Punctual departures and immediately towards Golfo Aranci to find dolphins, thanks to the skill of Antonio seen several times, then great baths in fantastic coves with lots of refreshments. Antonio the number one, besides being very nice is very professional, I highly recommend it, TOP excursion

The tour was wonderful. We visited very beautiful beaches and have an hour stop at La Madalena Harbour for visiting the town. Safety of tourists concerning COVID and other dangers was priority to the crew and the captain. Worth doing!

Very very good and fun !! The guide Claudia was amazing !!! Worth the cost. You see all the islands and la Magdalena . Amazing