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From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

1. 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 Cala Gonone: Gulf of Orosei Cruise to Cala Goloritzè

2. From Cala Gonone: Gulf of Orosei Cruise to Cala Goloritzè

Every day you can depart from the port at 9:00 10:00 11:00 and 12:00 for a beautiful excursion in the Gulf of Orosei , during the day there are three stops at the beach including a stop at the very famous Cala Luna beach. Leaving Cala Luna you will sail to Cala Mariolu considered the pearl of the gulf where our guests will stop for about 2 hours .On the way you will be offered a cool drink included in the price to cheer your stay on board . The next stop will be in the beach of Cala dei Sisine , we will then reach Cala Goloritzè protected natural park reachable only by land and you can take a beautiful souvenir photo in front of the natural arch. Between stops you can admire the whole picturesque landscape, we will also stop for photos at the pools of Venus and we will approach the cave of the Cormorants. You will depart from the last beach at approximately 17.30 p.m., and return to port at approximately 18.00 p.m. N.B. The later you leave, the fewer hours you will spend on the first beach you go to. Consequently, it will not be 8.5 hours but 7.5, 6.5 or 5.5 hours. 9.00 a.m. departure, 8.5 hours 10.00 a.m. departure, 7.5 hours 11.00 a.m. departure, 6.5 hours 12.00 a.m. departure, 5.5 hours punctuality is required, no refund in case of delay.

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Day Tour by Boat

3. 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 17:30/18:00.

Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

4. 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 Catamaran Tour

5. 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.

Golfo Aranci: Eco-Friendly Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

6. Golfo Aranci: Eco-Friendly Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Increase your chances of seeing dolphins with a sightseeing tour from Golfo Aranci to Figarolo island. Head to where these majestic and playful creatures are most active and hear about these mammals from your guide. Stay hydrated with complimentary soft drinks.  Meet your guide at the activity provider's shop and hop aboard the comfortable zodiac. Settle in on the comfortable boat and embark on your dolphin-watching adventure with a provider that focuses on sustainability of the practice and the well-being of the dolphins.  Cut through the water on the way to Figarolo island where a pod of bottlenose dolphins has been frequenting these waters for over ten years. Head to a fish farm near the island where large quantities of sea bass and sea bream are raised and dolphins are drawn to the presence of these fish.There are always 2 crew members on board our boats: 1 captain and 1 hostess/steward. The presence of 2 crew members makes this a very comfortable experience. Listen as your experienced and knowledgeable guide tells you fascinating facts about dolphin traits and habits. Get information on ecology and dolphins and what humans can do to help our flippered friends. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

From Cannigione: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

7. From Cannigione: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

Board the Luxury Virginia, our motor yacht. The boat has three decks. The first two floors are dedicated to the Ponte Standard, an open space area where seats are not allocated. The third floor of the boat is dedicated to the VIP Deck, an area with limited access for adults where each will have its own chaise longue assigned for the whole day. Experience the archipelago of La Maddalena away from the crowds on this full-day cruise. Swim in the crystal clear waters around Cala dell'Amore and Porto della Madonna. Visit the town of La Maddalena and enjoy the view of Bear Rock and Porto Rafael. Start your adventure at Cala dell'Amore on Spargi Island. Take in sight inaccessible to many tourists as your motor yacht is the only licensed tourist boat that can stop in this fabulous bay. Continue to the famous Port of the Madonna and experience the striking shades of blue water.   Next, continue to Pink Beach on Budelli Island. Finally, stroll around the island of La Maddalena, the only inhabited island and the largest among the more than 60 islands that make up the archipelago. Go shopping or visit the historic city center during your free time. 

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour with Pasta

8. 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. Spend about 30 minutes bathing in the island's famous natural pools and their stunningly clear waters. 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.

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

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

Embark on an adventure to discover the stunning coastline and outlying islands of Sardinia on a boat. Cruise to the islands of Spargi, La Maddalena, and Santa Maria, and enjoy their pristine beaches, waters, and nature. Check-in between 9:00 AM and 10:15 AM, leave Palau at 10:30 AM, and cruise towards the wonderful island of Spargi. When the boat arrives, take your beach bags straight onto the white sandy beaches of Cala Corsara, and choose to sunbathe, snorkel, or explore some of the cove's historical features. Travel along the coast and stop for a photo opportunity from the boat in front of the island of Budelli at the famous Pink Beach. Head to the Spiaggia Rosa for another opportunity for photos from the boat at the natural swimming pool of Porto Della Madonna, where the emerald color of the water will take your breath away.  Head to the island of Santa Maria for the next beach stop. Sunbathe, swim, or go on a walk to the old lighthouse. Depending on what day you visit, end the tour at a swimming stop in the natural aquarium at Cala Coticcio or the charming historical center of La Maddalena for shopping and exploring.

Cagliari: Underground Cagliari Walking Tour

10. Cagliari: Underground Cagliari Walking Tour

Discover the secrets that lie beneath the sunny streets of Cagliari on a guided tour of the city’s underground. Enhance your experience with an optional walk through the Old Town, and choose from private and shared group options. Meet your guide to begin your tour of the caves, crypts, and tunnels under the city. Wander between the districts of Stampace and Marina and visit a private tunnel shelter beneath a school that was used as a bomb shelter during World War II. Then, explore the magnificent and rich history of the crypt of Saint Restituta. See the frescos that still stand, and hear the damp dripping of water as you study the place of pagan worship during the 5th century. Finally, if you’ve selected the option including a guided walking tour of the Old Town, your experience continues. Stroll through the city’s streets and admire the highlights of the historic center with your guide before concluding your tour.

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I just booked this adventure via the reviews and i booked it in off season but that was amazing definitely a recommend to go with that tour! Anthoniooo made our day! Even in off season we saw a lot of things. Anthonio showed us a lot and informed as well about the Olbian historical sea and place. He was the best Thank you again for everything. We loved that!

Paulo is intelligent and tells a wonderful history lesson while sailing. It was a perfect day and he made us feel even better as our journey progressed. He gave details about the landscape and managed every person’s needs on the boat. Highly recommended! Bravo!

Valentina was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and great at making sure everyone was comfortable. The bikes were easy to use and we were able to cycle up the hills with barely any effort

An incredible experience in the turquoise waters of Sardinia! Good music, a caring guide... I recommend 100%

Lovely Guides Dolphins Sunset Good food A lot of fun Very good company