Sardinia
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Our most recommended Sardinia Outdoor Activities

Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

1. 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.

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Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

2. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia by boat. Explore the coves and beaches that have twice been named the most beautiful in Italy and dive into the crystal clear blue waters of Chia. Visit Cala Cipolla Cove, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento and discover one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano for beautiful views of the natural landscapes, if the afternoon tour is selected. Look for the playful dolphins that sometimes frolic near the boat and swim in the pristine waters of one of the the most beautiful seas in Italy. Throughout your experience, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible.

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Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

3. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and coves in Sardinia between Chia and Teulada on an exclusive tour. Meet your guide at the cruise terminal and board your transportation for a 40-minute scenic drive towards the southwest. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. Visit 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 Cala Antoni Areddu, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and stop at S'isola Manna. Also, find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks throughout the day. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your Cagliari cruise port after a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia. This itinerary is flexible for your cruise ship and can take from 5 to 8 hours.

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Chia: Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Half–Day Tour

4. Chia: Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Half–Day Tour

Your tour starts from Chia, as you hop into a Jeep and drive directly to the Is Cannoneris Natural Park. A panoramic approach leads you to discover the reserve. The real green Sardinian space is represented by Is Cannoneris, the biggest European holm–oaks majestic forest, set over 4800 hectares. In this magic setting, encounter deers, eagles, mouflons, wild boars, the most important species inhabiting the Is Cannoneris Reserve. This itinerary includes 9 kilometers of trekking to reach the waterfalls. At the waterfalls it's possible to swim and relax before your return.

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

5. 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. The peach-colored sand complements that stunning turquoise water and lush green juniper trees are scattered among the dunes. 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 with the snorkel gear, or you are welcome to bring your own or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax! Another amazing beach is Malfatano, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters, and it offers amazing vistas of Capo Malfatano bay. Cala Antoni Areddy can be considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and it also offers great snorkeling. You will also make stops at S'isola Manna. You will find restroom facilities at some of the beaches (Cala Cipolla and Malfatano), although some may be rustic. Please see the notes section. You will also find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks. Your guide will gladly assist with suggestions. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will give your stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your hotel after such a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia!

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

6. 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.

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From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

7. From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

Join this beautiful hike along one of the most picturesque coasts of Sardinia in the southern coast between Santa Margherita di Pula and Chia. Pinus village will be the starting point of the Ancient Roman road that linked Bithia to Nora, an ancient Phoenician Roman outpost created since the 7th century BC in the southwest of Sardinia. Travel along a beautiful trail that overlooks the turquoise sea surrounded by a lush Mediterranean vegetation. Meet a small island where once stood the Tophet Phoenician Punic Bithia. At the end of the excursion, the Bitan guides will have the great pleasure to offer you "Sa Picchettada," typical Sardinian snack.

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Cagliari: Hidden Coves of Chia & Teulada Jeep & Boat Tour

8. Cagliari: Hidden Coves of Chia & Teulada Jeep & Boat Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Chia, and then travel by jeep to visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia. Get stunning views of the island of Su Cardolinu and the magnificent bay of Cala Cipolla. See the lighthouse and the sheltered beach of Tuerredda on the headlands of Capo Spartivento. Continue to Porto Larboi and Cala Crabittu on the way to the pristine beach of Malfatano. Board an inflatable boat to explore the protected beaches from the water. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landscapes. Look for the friendly dolphins that sometimes frolic by the side of the boat, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the most beautiful sea in Italy.

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Alghero: Secret Beaches Bicycle Tour

9. Alghero: Secret Beaches Bicycle Tour

Discover the beauty of the Porto Conte Regional Park in Northwest Sardinia on a guided bicycled tour. Explore this area of unspoiled beauty in the company of a local guide, who will help you to discover the Mediterranean vegetation, natural caves, and coves filled with crystal-clear waters. Travel along wonderful bike trails that combine nature and history. Visit one of the largest military settlements from World War II, with stations for weapons, bunkers, tunnels and even a barracks. Admire the bay of Porto Conte and Capo Caccia from a unique perspective. At the end of your tour, head to a local café for a tasting of local products.

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Cagliari: Half-Day Sulcis Boat Shore Excursion

10. Cagliari: Half-Day Sulcis Boat Shore Excursion

Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest sea ports in the Mediterranean and travel to Iglesias, on the south west coast of Sardinia. Board the boat with your expert, local guide and enjoy a 2-hour boat tour of the west coast of the island.  Discover sea caves and admire the Pan de Azúcar, an island famous for glowing in the sunlight. Snorkel in the crystal clear water and, if you're lucky, swim with curious dolphins who like to play close to the boat. Visit beautiful enclosed beaches and coves that can only be reached from the sea. View a wide range of stunning aquatic life as you pass by reefs, close to the shore. Experience the picturesque landscape as it is illuminated by the sunset, while you return to the port. 

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What people are saying about Sardinia

Antonio arranged for us to go on his speedboat, to some amazing spots around Tavolara which are great for snorkelling. In our 4 hour ride we stopped at roughly 3-4 spots which had some great waters and views. The boat is comfortable and Antonio our guide is great at handling it. We were offered some refreshments on the boat as well. Snorkelling equipment is provided, but you could also use your own. We usually stopped at a depth between 3-6 metres, so be sure to be comfortable with that before signing up. Also, it can get hot for some, since it is an open boat out on the sea.

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

A very beautiful afternoon at sea, a beautiful moment of sharing! This outing allowed us to get to know other very nice French people. Antonio was great, he took the time to let us enjoy every stop in a cove. His tasting of a Sardinian specialty is really perfect after swimming well among the fish and seeing the dolphins!

Myself and my partner really enjoyed this experience. We were brought to some beautiful swimming spots and took some amazing views in along the way. The host Antonio was also very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend

Fantastic time, the boat feels safe with an experienced guide