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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: La Maddalena and Caprera Day Tour by Ship

2. From Palau: La Maddalena and Caprera Day Tour by Ship

Board the motorboat and get ready to visit the most famous and fascinating places in the Maddalena Archipelago. This itinerary will touch places such as Cala Corsara, Spargi Island, Budelli's Pink Beach and Caprera Island all places, loaded with natural charm to be amazed. This day trip is perfect if you are looking for total relaxation because the boat is spacious and equipped with a large sun deck perfect for enjoying the sun, admiring the view and having an ice cold drink. There will be two stops, one at Cala Granara and another at Cavaliere Beach, of one and a half hours each. A third and final stop will be at Cala Coticcio where it will be possible to dive directly from the boat. The latter will be for one hour. If you get hungry The excursion price does not include meals or drinks, but there is a bar on board the motorboat that serves salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and drinks.

From Santa Teresa Gallura: Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

3. 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.

From Palau: Caprera Island and La Maddalena Speedboat Tour

4. From Palau: Caprera Island and La Maddalena Speedboat Tour

Are you dreaming of discovering the islands of Caprera and La Maddalena, in north-eastern Sardinia, and snorkeling in the unmissable crystal clear waters of Cala Coticcio? We are the only shipping company that dedicates an entire day (a 7-hour tour) to the islands of Caprera and La Maddalena and its splendid beaches, departing from the port of Palau or the port of La Maddalena; Then book this day trip aboard a modern speedboat! Departing from the port of Palau, you will make three stops including two directly from the boat. The first will be in the fantastic Tahiti, which needs no introduction, while the second will be in another beautiful cove between Cala Napoletana, Cala Serena or Candeo, which our expert skipper will choose for you based on the wind of the day and to ensure a unrepeatable experience. Another stop could be on the beach in Cala Garibaldi, where you can relax, swim and take lots of photos with your friends! After the visit to the island of Caprera, a stop for swimming is also planned on the island of La Maddalena, we could stop in front of the beaches of: Cala Lunga in Porto Massimo, Giardinelli or Cala Spalmatore, sheltered from the mistral wind. An aperitif based on typical Sardinian products will be served on board and the location will be truly unique. Book now your unforgettable summer day full of lots of diving and fun! This excursion is aimed at a dynamic clientele and it is essential to know how to swim well. Swimming and snorkeling equipment will be provided (mask and rigid board, not snorkel for hygienic reasons) ITINERARY The itinerary includes three stops: Stop in Tahiti - Cala Coticcio (swim stop from the boat, you can reach the beach by swimming from the boat and with the equipment provided, swimming board and swimming goggles) Stop in a second cove which could be Cala Napoletana, Cala Serena or Candeo according to the best marine weather conditions (swim stop from the boat) It is possible to stop at Cala Garibaldi where there is a dock to go directly to the beach. In addition, a stop for a swim is also planned on the island of La Maddalena in the places described in the itinerary, anyway, during the navigation the captain will take you to visit the town of La Maddalena from the sea, for a panoramic tour (no descent to the center of the island) APERITIF The aperitif served on board is based on: typical Sardinian cold cuts, pecorino cheese, olives, Carasau bread (typical Sardinian bread), wine and water BOAT The "Ribelle Extreme" speedboat is a modern, fast and spacious boatup Length: 9 mL Width: 3 m Maximum capacity: 13 passengers 2 Yamaha 250 hp engines Cruising speed up to 25 knots.

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.

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

6. 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.

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.

Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm

8. 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.

Alghero: Snorkeling and Capo Caccia Cliffs Tour

9. Alghero: Snorkeling and Capo Caccia Cliffs Tour

The Capo Caccia Marine Protected Area is a great treasure chest of biodiversity waiting to be discovered. This activity will be your ticket to go exploring the underwater life of this area. Even before you put your face down you will surely be amazed by the beauty of the rugged coastline characterized by majestic cliffs that characterize the surroundings of Alghero. Among the must-see stops on this itinerary we specify Isola Foradada and Isola Piana, and among the surprises that might occur during the excursion, there might be the visit of playful and friendly dolphins while sailing.

Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Province of Sassari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 270 reviews

It was a unique and wonderful experience! Mr. Antonio showed us places to take your breath away, terrestrial paradises with intense colors, impossible to forget! We left on time and our first stop was the "doctor's beach" where we took our first swim and we reached the shore. We were provided with masks to better admire the bottom and the many fish around us. Then we headed to the flat island for a second swim, got back on board, we had an aperitif (kindly offered) with soft drinks and savory and sweet snacks. As a third stop we sailed under the walls of Tavolara, greeted the statue of the Madonna protector of fishermen and then chose the place to take a last dip and eat the ice cream purchased from one boat to another. Thanks especially to Mr. Antonio for his kindness, shrewdness and sympathy, a really sunny and sociable person.

Irene was a lovely instructor! It was a warm experience getting to learn about Sardinian cooking in such an authentic way. I booked this as a birthday surprise for my husband, and he absolutely loved it. Irene even had a small present for him for his birthday. She also gave us some other helpful food recommendations for the rest of our visit in Sardinia. Cannot recommend this experience more!

If you hesitate to do it, do it. If you don't have a snorkel, don't worry, the two stops for bathing are 10 and unless you want to see stones, a hedgehog and sand, don't go loaded. Enjoy them. Crew, animation, perfect bar service and top boat.

Irene was a great host and the cooking class was fun, informative and tasty. All that in a beautiful setting!

We spent half a day with Antonio, a very attentive and professional skipper! A great time!