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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.

Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling & Boat Tour

2. 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.

From Palau or La Maddalena: Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

7. 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.

Porto Pollo: La Maddalena Islands Snorkeling Tour

8. Porto Pollo: La Maddalena Islands Snorkeling Tour

Explore a beautiful archipelago and see some of the La Maddalena islands by a rubber dinghy on this day tour. Visit stunning beaches and enjoy sightseeing while traveling between the islands. Depart from Porto Pollo to explore the most beautiful beaches in the archipelago, including the magnificent Manto Della Madonna between the islands of Razzoli, Budelli, and Santa Maria, where the tour will make a stop for snorkeling. Visit the Pink Beach of Budelli, Cala Granara, or Punta Zanotto, and make a second stop to snorkel (the site of the stop will depend on the weather and wind conditions). Enjoy another stop at Cala Corsara on the island of Spargi, and take the chance to snorkel in a third location. Feel free to ask the guide to make specific stops along the way, as some of the islands are accessible by foot.

From Palau: Maddalena Archipelago Sailing tour

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Province of Sassari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 270 reviews

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.

We’ve never been to wine tasting, but are definitly going again after this experience! Anna Maria was really good at explaining (in english) all about the wines, and also had a history introduction about Sardinia! The wines and the scenery are absolutely worth a visit.

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.

Irene and Gabriele are very welcoming hosts. We learnt how to make a variety of different pasta and then they cooked up a delicious meal for us with produce from their garden. Grazie mille.

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