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Northern Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

1. Northern Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

Set sail for an exciting experience full of island vistas and stops at historical destinations, like the island of La Maddalena. Take in amazing views of the sea and the coasts of islands, and jump into the crystal clear waters during designated swimming stops. Savor a tasty pasta dish onboard. Depart from the ports of Laconia, Cannigione, and Baja Sardinia, and navigate the coasts of the islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano. Hop off on the island of La Maddalena for the chance to shop and visit sites of historical and cultural interest. Then, continue towards the most beautiful islands of the Maddalena Archipelago with stops on the islands of Spargi and Santa Maria. Continue towards the Manto della Madonna and the Island of Budelli, famous for its pink beach. During the boat tour, admire rocks sculpted by the wind and water erosion resulting in real natural sculptures, including the head of the witch, the dog, and the boot. On your way back take in views of Punta Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau, and Capo d'Orso.

From Palau or La Maddalena: Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour

2. From Palau or La Maddalena: Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour

Discover the islands and beaches of the Maddalena archipelago on this boat tour that takes off from the Palau Marina. Visit Cala Corsara and Cala Granara on Spargi Island, Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach) and the Cavalieri Beach on Budelli Island, and Porto Madonna and Cala Coticcio on Caprera Island. Departure From Palau & La MaddalenaFrom the meeting point at the Palau Marina, head to La Maddalena for a 15-minute stop at the Medaglie d’Oro in Via Amendola. At the end of boarding, leave towards Spargi Island. Enjoy traveling on a modern boat with state-of-the-art equipment and experienced staff that will guarantee a safe trip. Enjoy on-board services, a kitchen, double living room, restaurant bar, large solarium, and two bathrooms. Spargi Island: Cala GranaraThe first stop of the cruise is Cala Granara, a beach located on the southern coast of Spargi Island and only accessible from the sea. It is made up of four small beaches adorned by small dunes on which rare and endemic plants gain space. On the western side stands a rock that takes the name of Testa della Strega. Enjoy approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes of free time to swim the crystal-clear waters and enjoy unspoiled natural landscapes. During this time, lunch will be served on board. Afterward, set off again towards the northern side of the archipelago. Budelli Island: Spiaggia di Cavallieri, Spiaggia RosaArrive at the Cavalieri Beach (Spiaggia di Cavallieri) on the island of Budelli. This beach is located inside the Porto Madonna (a real natural pool) and is characterized by thin white sand facing a clear sea. Its crystalline waters make it a favorite destination. From the Cavalieri, it is possible to reach and visit the Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach). See the unique pink sand while making sure to pay attention to the rules of environmental protection. Paduleddi IsletsWhile sailing to Caprera Island, pass the Paduleddi Islets: Punta Presa Cavalli, Cala Santa Maria, Barrettini, and Corcelli. The latter is a small island on the east of Santa Maria and houses a small black light that stands on the highest part. Caprera: Cala CoticcioThe last stop takes you to one of the most beautiful bays of the archipelago. Located on the northern part of the eastern side of Caprera. Its location, close to the heights and stuck between steep cliffs, forms an evocative setting and makes it one of the beaches better sheltered from the west winds. Enjoy a dip in the blue-green sea of the bay in the company of numerous fish. Return to Palau & La MaddalenaThe first return stop will be in Palau and the second one, after 15 minutes, in La Maddalena.

From Palau: Caprera-Tahiti Tour and La Maddalena Archipelago

3. 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 Palau: Maddalena Archipelago Sailing tour

4. From Palau: Maddalena Archipelago Sailing tour

Sail across the picturesque Maddalena Archipelago on a relaxing 6-hour sailing tour. Take a plunge into the crystal clear waters on stops to beaches along the tour. Experience the one-of-a-kind pink-hued sands of the famous Pink Beach. Take a break with lunch on board and taste traditional sardine appetizers, as well as wine, pasta, coffee, sweets, and local liquors. Sail back to Palau across the Bonifacio Strait, the fifth windiest spot in the world. See if you can spot Porto Rafael and the oldest fort in Sardinia, where the only 21-year-old Napoleon Bonaparte embarked on his first battle. Round out your sailing experience with stops to the Spargi, Budelli, and Santa Maria islands.

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

5. 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.

From Santa Teresa Gallura: Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

6. 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.

Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

7. Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

Explore the charming town of Castelsardo on a guided tour. Pass by beautiful landscapes on the way to the town, and once you're there, wander through enchanting alleyways and visit the pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi. Begin your tour with pickup and a 3-hour drive in a comfortable minivan through the amazing Sardinian countryside towards the northwest of the island. Discover one of the monuments considered a unicum in Sardinia: the steep pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi which recalls the famous Mesopotamian Ziqqurat. The site, dating back to the fourth millennium BC, is surrounded by a mysterious mist. The excursion will continue in the beautiful city of Castelsardo (formerly known as Castel Aragonese and Castel Genovese), overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. The tour also includes a visit to the Elephant Rock, Domus de Janas, a symbol of the Anglican territory.

From Palau: 7 Islands of the Archipelago Guided Day Trip

8. 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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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 35 reviews

We were running a bit late coming from Olbia due to a major accident on our route. It delayed us by over 30 mins. The organizer kept in touch with us the whole time and held the boat for us until we arrived (10 mins late). We appreciated it so much. Tip for everyone: Leave earlier than you think.

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.

TOP experience, we would do it again anytime! Beautiful and very pleasant tour with breaks on (partly quiet and hidden) dream beaches, the service and food on board was excellent!

The start was late, and the dispatcher’s english was not understandable well. Everything else was perfect

Great trip! The crew is very friendly and smiling, everything is very well organized