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From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

Start your trip at Palau or La Maddalena port, where the crew will meet you and make sure you get comfortable on board. Choose from a variety of drinks and food available for purchase as you enjoy the sea breeze. Take a swim during the first stop at Budelli island, known for its turquoise waters. Stop at Santa Maria to lie on the sand or swim in the natural pools. Once back to the boat, admire the Spiaggia Rosa and its unique pink sand. Visit Spargi to discover its white sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and turquoise waters. Go snorkeling in calm waters or lounge on the beach of Cala Granara. Along the way, see the Island of Santo Stefano, Caprera, and the Bear Rock of Palau from the boat. Listen to a multilingual explanation from your expert guide about the history of the archipelago. If you departed from Palau, have 1 hour of free time to shop for souvenirs or Vermentino wine in traditional Sardinian shops. Take a walk around the charming town. Admire the port of Cala Gavetta and the picturesque church of Santa Maria Maddalena before you get dropped off at Palau. If your journey started at La Maddalena, end your trip here.

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Day Tour by Boat

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Day Tour by Boat

Our journey starts from the port of Palau at 10:30 (the story tells that Admiral Nelson also docked there and stayed here from November 1, 1803 to January 11, 1805) First stop: this will take place on the beach of Cala Corsara on the island of Spargi located west of the Archipelago of La Maddalena, this island is striking for its rounded shape which offers a wild and uncontaminated nature to the eye, on the coast stand out granite cliffs sculpted by the wind, the island of Spargi is the ideal place for sports lovers, in fact, snorkelling is very widespread but it also presents the ideal panorama to linger and enjoy the beauties of nature. once back on the boat after swimming, relaxing or walking on the incredible island of Spargi there will be a stop for lunch, the captain will choose the most suitable place (in the immediate vicinity) where you can eat and fully enjoy every second of your experience. Lunch is not included in the ticket price. Second stop: The fourth stop is scheduled on the Island of Santa Maria. The trip cannot ignore this stage: the purity of the light, the crystal clear sea and the white beaches will conquer you. The homonymous beach, whose name derives from the Benedictine convent built on the small island, welcomes travelers in search of relaxation and distractions. Third stop: The tour continues with a stop at the Natural Pools. A dip in the Natural Pools of the La Maddalena National Park restores body and spirit and feeds energy reserves. These natural pools are found on the island of Budelli and are truly known and renowned all over the world. After that we will have a panoramic visit to the famous Rosa beach, one of the most important and well-known symbols of the La Maddalena Archipelago, closed to all since 1998 to protect and give time to the ecosystem that allows you to give this fantastic color to the sand, to recreate yourself. consequently it is forbidden to trample on the beach or to swim within the area delimited by the buoys. Fourth stop: Leaving the Piscine Naturali we will sail towards La Maddalena. We will finally land in the characteristic historic center of Cala Gavetta, a settlement chosen by the first inhabitants, the Corsican shepherds, as it is more sheltered from the famous prevailing Maddalenian wind, the "mistral or mistral". This stop is ideal for enjoying the wonders of the ancient island, full of history and wonderful views. Leaving the island of La Maddalena we will resume navigation for the return to the port of Palau but not without showing you the most beautiful rock in Gallura, symbol of Palau and a national monument: the Bear's Rock. The arrival at the port of Palau is estimated between 18:00.

From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

Depart from La Maddalena or Palau to discover the beautiful National Park of the archipelago of La Maddalena, the crew will be at your disposal and thanks to our expert multilingual guide you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of this archipelago. In less than 15 minutes of navigation we will arrive at the island of Spargi, an unspoilt paradise and one of the pearls of the archipelago. Enjoy the beaches, crystal clear water and pristine nature or you can also explore the historical features found in the bay of Cala Corsara. On your return to the boat, there is the possibility of having some lunch or snacks while continuing to cruise the various coves of Spargi island. Admiring its fantastic eastern coast full of coves, we will cruise to the island of Budelli to go and photograph (from the boat) the famous Spiaggia Rosa and the Natural Pools of Porto Della Madonna, where the emerald color of the water will take your breath away. Continuing we will cruise to the island of Santa Maria (Cala Santa Maria) to make our second stop on the beach. Also here you can easily get off via the dock to reach the large beach or, if you want, you can go for a walk to the old lighthouse (1km). Depending on the day you choose (Monday-Tuesday-Friday) for the tour, we will cruise to the island of Caprera for the last swim stop from the boat in the bay of Cala Coticcio, known for its exotic characterists has taken over the years also the name of Tahiti and since it is a real Natural Aquarium, for this last stop we strongly recommend to take with you a snorkelling mask. During your return to Palau you can admire the island of Santo Stefano, former NATO base, Napoleon’s fort and the G8 works. While the remaining days (Wednesday-Thursday-Saturday-Sunday) we will make the last stop in the historic center of La Maddalena, where you can discover the characteristic streets, visit the church of Santa Maria Maddalena or go shopping. While cruising towards La Maddalena you will discover the old granite quarries of Cala Francese, the weather station of Guardia Vecchia, Villa Webber where Benito Mussolini was imprisoned and finally the historic port of Cala Gavetta.

Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

Enjoy an unforgettable 7-hour boat trip to the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago. You will visit all the most beautiful islands: Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and La Maddalena in a unique and informal setting. On board you will appreciate a bar-restaurant service with many typical Sardinian products. We guarantee new boats with large spaces and the highest standards of safety and comfort. A highly qualified crew, friendly and always caring of every need to offer a top experience. We are equipped with international quality certifications ISO. A multilingual audio guide (Italian, English, French) is available on board (the purchase is optional at 1 euro only). It's recommended to bring your own earphones. Daily departures from both port of Palau and La Maddalena. Discover the historic center of La Maddalena with the church of Santa Maria Maddalena and the "Caruggi", the characteristic streets of the island. Use the Elena Tour card for your purchases in the traditional shops of the island. Stop on the soft white sandy beaches of Cala Corsara on the island of Spargi for a swim in its crystal-clear waters. After skirting the east coast of Spargi, admire the Island of Budelli with its Pink Beach and swim in the natural pools from the boat and on the beach of the isle of Santa Maria. After skirting Punta Sardegna and Porto Rafael with its small square, the boat returns to the ports of Palau and La Maddalena at 5:30 pm.  

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour with Pasta

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour with Pasta

Spend the day exploring the archipelago of La Maddalena on a relaxing boat trip from Palau. Stroll through the quaint town of La Maddalena, swim at Cala Corsara on the Island of Spargi, marvel at the clear waters of Budelli's natural pools, and cruise past fascinating rock formations. Board your cruise in the morning in Palau and begin your adventure. Sail to Santa Maria Island and stop for 2 hours to sunbathe, swim, and relax on beautiful Santa Maria Beach. Next, cruise to the Island of Budelli where we stop for lunch. Before leaving Budelli, stop for photos at Rosa Beach. Continue your cruise to the picturesque Island of Spargi. Spend 1.5 hours swimming and relaxing at Cala Corsara, surrounded by fascinating rock formations, including The Bulldog, the Head of the Witch, and Italy. Finish your cruise with a stop at La Maddalena Island. Stroll through the historic center, down old and narrow streets. Stop to buy a souvenir or relax in one of the many bars and ice cream parlors. During your cruise, enjoy a plate of pasta with mussels and prawns. If you wish, purchase a drink from the onboard bar to enjoy as you sail.

Golfo Aranci: Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Aperitif

Golfo Aranci: Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Aperitif

Experience the thrill of kayaking and snorkeling with marine biologists in the beautiful waters of Golfo Aranci with this day tour. Search for dolphins and enjoy a traditional Sardinian aperitif to complete your experience. Join your guides and depart from the renowned Spiaggia dei Baracconi Beach. Your guides will choose the best route based on daily conditions to ensure you have the best adventure. Visit some of the area's highlights, such as Cala Moresca, known for its incredible colors and natural surroundings, and the secluded island of Figarolo, which can only be accessed by kayak. Visit a fish farm in the middle of the sea well known for its resident dolphin colony. Before returning to the starting point, enjoy a traditional Sardinian aperitif on the paradise-like island of Figarolo.

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Catamaran Tour

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Catamaran Tour

The best way to know the true essence of a new place is to act like a local. And that’s why we have designed our catamaran excursion, to make you feel the protagonist and integral part of it. Departure at 9.30 AM directly from Palau. We will then sail to the archipelago of La Maddalena. Our captain will involve you during the navigation entertaining you with some information and curiosity, while those who want can try the thrill of being at the helm for a few minutes. Our itinerary includes several stops during the day and is focused on relaxation and nature. We will have more than 7 islands to choose from such as: Razzoli, Budelli, Santa Maria, Spargi, Caprera and Santo Stefano. Our captain will choose the most beautiful coves based on wind and sea traffic. You will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of this paradise, snorkel and sunbathe. During the day you will be served an aperitif based on Sardinian products, sea pasta or land, depends on the ingredients that we find fresh in the morning, snacks and fruit. you will have water all day and unlimited soft drinks. The aperitif will be accompanied by a glass of prosecco and during lunch you will be served white wine. To conclude you will taste the Mirto, the typical Sardinian liqueur. In short, you will only have to bring a beach towel, a hat and sunscreen. We will take care of everything else. The return is scheduled for 16.30/17 and we will take you back to Palau.

Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Comfort Boat Tour with Stops

Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Comfort Boat Tour with Stops

A boat tour to the archipelago of La Maddalena: an authentic experience of contact with the beauty of the sea and nature. Choose our comfortable and never crowded ship. Are you looking for the best way to get to know the islands of La Maddalena, Spargi, Budelli, Santo Stefano and Caprera ( panoramic navigation ) and the coast in all its splendor? Book a relaxing excursion that can satisfy the desire to see with your own eyes how much the Sardinian sea shines in the most pristine and renowned places on the island. We leave every day from the port of Palau at 10.30 am with return expected at 5.30 pm, the tour takes over 7 hours. The itinerary is complete and full of magical moments, wonders to see and immortalize. You can dive into the most evocative waters in the world. Our boat excursion to La Maddalena depart from Palau. From here we set sail for the island of Spargi, the island of Budelli, the island of Santa Maria, and finally La Maddalena. The La Maddalena tour moves between the various islands. During the trip there are many stops: significant, unforgettable places, chosen for their rare beauty and for the importance they have at a naturalistic and historical level. The tour sails enjoying the panoramic view of the other smaller islands of the archipelago. When the sky is clear you can also see Corsica, the horizon is a breathtaking blue and it seems to touch the concrete image of an earthly paradise. It is difficult to describe, impossible to forget. We have reserved various special stops for you, to celebrate so much beauty with swimming in the best places. *The excursion First STOP - island of Spargi with the wonderful inlet of Cala Corsara, you will admire the famous rocks of the Head of the Witch, the Bulldog Dog and Italy in miniature. Second STOP - Natural pools-Island of Budelli. We will reach the Port of the Madonna, the famous natural pools known for the color, the slums and the transparency of the water: you will dive from the boat in front of the coast. Third STOP - Island of Santa Maria to the delight of young people and children, you will make a long stop for visit the omonimus beach Cala Santa Maria. Looking up, you will be able to admire the beauty of the bay. Fourth STOP - Maddalena historical center Our boat is very large, but we only carry only 80 passengers, much less passengers out of 250 of maximum capacity to make your trip unique and with the highest comforts on board, with us you will also visit this part of the archipelago, very suggestive, we will soon arrive at the center of La Maddalena. You can go down for a walk, enjoy an excellent ice cream and freely enjoy the town by shopping through the streets of the historic center and the alleys, the typical alleys of La Maddalena. *The itinerary may be subject to change without notice and according to the directives of the La Maddalena national park authority or the coast guard. The beaches are CROWDED during high season.

Maddalena Archipelago: Island-Hopping Sailing Tour and Lunch

Maddalena Archipelago: Island-Hopping Sailing Tour and Lunch

Explore the Maddalena Archipelago on a sailboat trip, and enjoy a provided lunch and drinks. Stop at the islands of Spargi, Budelli, and Santa Maria, and enjoy stops for swimming and snorkeling on this daytime sailing tour. Enjoy a journey in a comfortable yacht that departs from the Marina Cala Camiciotto. Leave the marina, and relax while the boat sails for over an hour until Isola Spargi, Isola Budelli, and Isola Santa Maria. Admire a beautiful and unique view of the coastline during the trip to the islands, before dropping anchor in Cala Santa Maria, famous for its white sands and turquoise waters. Then, take an aperitif with snacks, beer, and cold fresh drinks. Savor lunch on board and try pasta, bruschetta, bread, and local sausage and cheeses with a glass of wine. Next, move on to visit the Spiaggia Rosa on Isola Budelli and stop for two hours, where you will travel by dinghy to Isola Budeli and walk at Spiaggia Rosa. Take time to enjoy a delicious lunch with wine, beer, and cold fresh drinks. Sail to Cala Granara, Isola Spargi, and take some free time to swim from the deck, snorkel, and Stand Up Paddle Board experience. Return to Cala Camicotto at the end of the tour.

From Palau: La Maddalena Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

From Palau: La Maddalena Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

Set out from Palau on a full-day tour of La Maddalena Archipelago aboard a comfortable and stylish catamaran. Sail along the coast and stop at uninhabited islands along the way. Sunbathe, swim, and enjoy refreshments throughout the day. Depart from Palau harbor in the morning and set sail onto the crystal clear waters of Sardinia. Admire panoramic views of the island as you travel along the coast, watching out for Porto Raphael and its famous villas along the way. Pass by the Punta Sardinia lighthouse before arriving at the first stop of the day, the island of Spargi. As the boat pulls into the bay of the island, marvel at your tranquil and uninhabited surroundings. Enjoy some time to swim in the crystal clear waters at Cala Soraya, named by Princess Soraya in the 60s, or visit the bay just next to it, Cala Corsara, or maybe head to the unique Cala Connery and Cala del'Amore. After your swim, regain some energy with a refreshing drink and Sardinian aperitivo. Later, the captain will decide on the next island to visit, depending on the weather and the tide. Arrive at either the Natural Pools of Budelli, Razzoli, Santa Maria, or La Maddalena, and spend some more time cooling off in the water, or relaxing on deck.  If the conditions are right, there is even the chance of visiting the beautiful Lavezzi Islands in Corsica, France! Finally, arrive at the last stop of the day for more swimming around. If you've brought your snorkeling gear, you can explore the marine wildlife of the area. Put your adrenaline to the test with a big jump from the catamaran, or stay onboard and sunbathe if you’d rather relax. Please note that the exact beaches change every day, as they will be decided on the moment by the captain based on the wind conditions and boat traffic. Our priority is always the safety of our passengers, so the itinerary may receive last minute changes if the captain deems it necessary. On very windy days it might not be possible to visit all the islands. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee that you will use the sails, as this depends on the wind conditions of the day. The captain is the only person who can decide if there are suitable wind conditions to sail, and what beaches can be visited on each day. Once again, this is to ensure the safety of our passengers.

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