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Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling & Boat Tour

1. 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 Areas. Swim with colorful fish, explore the ruins of the Chrisso ship, and sunbathe on Cala Girgolu. Board your speedboat in 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. Head to the Cala Girgolu and explore the fascinating rocks at the beach. Climb back aboard the boat and cruise to Molara Island. Swim among the fish in the many 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, Punta Spalmatore, 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 to Golfo Aranci, enjoy a glass of water or an iced tea.

Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

2. 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.

Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

3. 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 Olbia: Full-day Boat Tour of La Maddalena Archipelago

4. 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.

Sardinia: Food and Wine Tour with Tuk Tuk

5. Sardinia: Food and Wine Tour with Tuk Tuk

Meet your expert guide and set off on your Tuk Tuk adventure through the Sardinian landscape. You will stop at a wine cellar and learn the craft, the ancient instruments and the ways the barrels ferment the wine. At the vineyard, you can enjoy an aperitif and a selection of three wines, accompanied by delicious local food. Your guide and the operator of the vineyard will give you all the information you need during the tasting, to discover the flavors and sensations like a master. Whilst in Sardinia, make sure you try the local wine Cannonau, famous for its antioxidant properties (in moderation, of course).

Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm

6. Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm

On arrival, you'll be directed to your table in the tasting room by your guide. Your table will already be set with 5 different glasses and a small tray containing your appetizers to pair with the wines during the guided tasting. Your guide will start by sharing information about the farm history, the local area, and the culture, followed by the guided tasting of each wine. You'll learn about the variety of grapes, perfume, taste, and suggested food pairings for each wine. The experience ends with a proof of a top quality extra-virgin olive oil prepared by traditional cold pressing techniques and served with traditional bread. At the end you'll have the opportunity to purchase some of the products you've tried to take home with you. After the tasting, take a nice walk through the vineyard on your own to take some pictures.

Olbia Sightseeing Tour with Tuk-Tuk

7. Olbia Sightseeing Tour with Tuk-Tuk

Explore the historic town of Olbia in a tuk-tuk. The tour includes a 15-kilometer route through the narrow streets of the historic center until you reach the Basilica of San Simplicio which overlooks the most important street of the city. Then, visit Fausto Noce park, the Roman aqueduct and the Roman cistern. Continue on board the tuk-tuk until you reach the jewel of the city, the Church of San Paolo with its spectacular multicolored dome. This tour includes five stops to visit and photograph the various monuments covered by the tourist itinerary with the support of an audio guide in six languages.

From Olbia: Costa Smeralda Tuk-Tuk or Minivan Tour

8. From Olbia: Costa Smeralda Tuk-Tuk or Minivan Tour

Start the tour with pickup from the meeting point in Olbia. Visit places of extraordinary beauty on a tuk-tuk, with stops at the famous Belvedere where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the entire northeastern coast. Don’t miss the renowned Porto Cervo, the city of VIPs, where you will have plenty of time for a leisurely stroll right into the center of the town. Admire the beautiful and unique architecture of the buildings and pamper yourself with a shopping trip. Visit the famous Church of Stella Maris. The next stop on your tour will be the idyllic village of Baja Sardinia. Here you’ll have time to stop and enjoy time to go shopping in the typical boutiques of the village. Spend time on the beach and admire its captivating colors or sip a drink and admire this natural paradise.

Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

9. Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

Learn to prepare typical Sardinian dishes during this home-cooking class. Make your way to a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside outside Alghero, where you’ll be welcomed by your friendly hosts. Immerse yourself in regional food culture as you’re introduced to gourmet products and locally-grown ingredients.  Roll up your sleeves and start cooking, learning to make dishes like bruschetta and vegetable fritters. After the first course of gnocchi with lamb ragu, prepare a plate of scallops and roasted potatoes. Finally, whip up something to satisfy your sweet tooth with a soft cheese-based dessert flavored with a hint of orange.  At the end of the class, gather around the table to feast on the fruits of your labor. Wash every bite down with fine Sardinian wines. Bring your meal and the experience to a close with a tasting of homemade mirto, a liqueur flavored with myrtle, and tangy limoncello.

Sardinia: Costa Smeralda Day Trip

10. Sardinia: Costa Smeralda Day Trip

Visit of the small village of San Pantaleo and after a little walk continue along the famous Costa Smeralda. Visit of the glamorous towns of Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo and drive along the coast to the small resort Baia Sardinia.

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What people are saying about Province of Sassari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 204 reviews

It was really a nice tour, our guide knew exactly where to look for a couple of dolphins and it was very impressive when we discovered them. The arrival and the greeting were very nice and you were in good hands at all times felt. We recommend!

From beginning until the end everyting was perfect. We highly recommend the cooking course with Irene. She was a great Teacher and host.Besides the delicious dinner we have met great people frim all over the world.

Wonderful boat trip in the waters around Olbia. Antonio was a great guide, and was very good with my 10-year-old son. He took us to some beautiful spots! We enjoyed the entire experience very much.

Was a great trip with dolphins and a super friendly guide who tried very hard to take care of all of us. Drinks and small hospitality included. We'll be back anytime

Amazing experience. Antonio was the best tour guide. He was friendly and made the trip super fun for us. Would highly recommend!