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Olbia: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling Boat Tour

Olbia: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling Boat Tour

Join a half-day snorkeling adventure with guide 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 Olbia MOYS, via Piovene n.8, 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 overlooking the sea. 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. 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 to the story of the King of Tavolara, a splendid island with 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.

Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

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 10 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.

Tavolara: Grand Tour of Archipelago from San Teodoro

Tavolara: Grand Tour of Archipelago from San Teodoro

Dinghy departure will take place daily from San Teodoro - La Cinta Beach. Aboard our dinghies we will guide you to discover all the natural beauty of the Tavolara Archipelago. After a stop at Cala Brandinchi also known as the "Little Tahiti," due to its particularly exotic appearance reminiscent of Polynesian, we will skirt the promontory of Capo Coda Cavallo with a visit to the Oven Cave of Proratora Island and the bay of the same name. This will be followed by a stop at Molara Island to admire its natural pools with crystal clear turquoise waters and snorkeling opportunities. An additional snorkeling stop is planned under the limestone cliff of Tavolara Island, and then disembark on the island itself where a stop for lunch will take place. During the stop on the island, it is possible to go on a completely independent visit to a really impressive place - Cala Tramontana. We will finally continue to Cala Girgolu to admire the remains of the "Rock Turtle" where a final stop is planned. Return to the embarkation point by skirting the Spiaggia delle Vacche (Cows' Beach) and the Sassi Piatti (Flat Stones) of Punta Molara.

Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling Dinghy Tour

Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling Dinghy Tour

Join a half-day snorkeling adventure with guide 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 dinghy 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. 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. Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable, and during the activity they provide useful information and facts about the environment, the animals encountered and the conservation of the marine environment.

Olbia: Tavolara Park Cruise with Aperitif and Drinks

Olbia: Tavolara Park Cruise with Aperitif and Drinks

Snorkel in the protected waters of the Tavolara and Molara Marine Reserves on this cruise from Olbia. Enjoy a aperitif as you cruise over pristine waters and admire breathtaking views. See the Spiaggia della Tartaruga bay and the Ceraso cape along the way.  Climb aboard a comfortable and spacious ship in the morning and relax as you glide over calm waters past cape Ceraso. Stop to swim at the "Spiaggia del Dottore" granite rock formation. Explore a vibrant underwater world with the included snorkeling gear at Cavalli island Piana island, Spiaggia di Cala Spalmatore beach, and the Pools of Molara. Relax with an rich aperitif that is served with white wine and water. For personal needs, it is advisable to bring extra food and drinks with you to consume during the day. Then with a good coffee we continue on to uncover the hidden corners of the Sardinian coast, as you enter the bay of "I Sassi Piatti. Cool off with another swim stop at the "Spiaggia della Tartaruga rock formation.  Return to the port in the evening after sailing along the coast of Punta Ruia and getting up close to the splendid red granite formations of Capo Ceraso. 

Tavolara: Mini Tour of Archipelago from San Teodoro

Tavolara: Mini Tour of Archipelago from San Teodoro

Dinghy departure will take place daily from San Teodoro – La Cinta Beach. Aboard our dinghies we will guide you to discover all the natural beauty of the Tavolara Archipelago. After a brief stop at Cala Brandinchi also known as the “Little Tahiti,” due to its particularly exotic appearance reminiscent of Polynesian, we will skirt the promontory of Capo Coda Cavallo with a visit to the Oven Cave of Proratora Island and the bay of the same name. This will be followed by a stop at Molara Island to admire its natural swimming pools with crystal-clear turquoise waters and snorkeling opportunities. A further stop is planned on Tavolara Island, where once disembarked it is possible to go and visit in complete autonomy a truly suggestive place – Cala Tramontana. Return to the embarkation point after a navigation of about 30 min.

San Teodoro: Tavolara and Molara Islands Dinghy Excursion

San Teodoro: Tavolara and Molara Islands Dinghy Excursion

Explore the waters of Tavolara and Molara on a local-led boat trip from San Teodoro. Listen to stories of the region as your guide safely takes you on an adventure around the seaside landscape with a chance to snorkel in stunning natural pools. Your tour begins at Cala Suaraccia Beach to meet your guide and board your dinghy. Set sail into the open waters and discover the area with your guide who comes from a family of fishermen. Feel at ease as your guide navigates the sea, taking you to hidden caves, narrow ravines, and peaceful coves. Jump into clear waters and have a snorkeling experience before heading back. Conclude your excursion by listening to the secrets of the waters, full of stories about scoundrels and sailors as you return to the meeting point under a sunset sky.

Porto San Paolo: Tavolara and Molara Boat Tour with Aperitif

Porto San Paolo: Tavolara and Molara Boat Tour with Aperitif

Departing from the Wave Marina harbor in Porto San Paolo, embark on a boat tour through Molara and Tavolara in the Sardinian Sea. Under the guidance of the skipper, drop anchor to swim in fish-rich waters, while the coastal panorama contributes to making your adventure unique. On board a comfortable, modern, and safe dinghy, enjoy short stops of 30 minutes in beautiful bays such as Piscine di Molara, allowing you to immerse yourself in transparent and lively waters. Take advantage of this time to swim and snorkel, exploring the rich marine habitat. Next, head towards the picturesque Grotta della Chiave in Tavolara, admiring the cliff that extends over the sea. After an extended stop at the Tavolara harbor, with options for lunch and exploring the area, reboard to continue the journey towards Cala Tartaruga, Sassi Piatti, and Isola Piana. Additionally, stop at the stunning Punta Est beach, where you can anchor for swims and dives, as well as a visit to the Grotta del Forno di Proratora for some breathtaking photo opportunities.

From San Paolo: Tavolara and Molara Island Cruise with Lunch

From San Paolo: Tavolara and Molara Island Cruise with Lunch

Combine adventure, relaxation, and discovery on this cruise from San Paolo to the islands of Tavolara and Molara. Explore the natural beauty of the Tavolara Archipelago aboard a classic sailboat. Check-in at the San Paolo Port and be welcomed aboard by the excursion tea and the captain. Start with a short briefing on the safety rules on board, ensuring a comfortable and safe experience for all participants. Throughout the journey, the captain acts as your point of reference, providing detailed information and stories about the destinations you visit along the way. Get comfortable on cushions that run along the entire length of the boat and the shading provided by the awning. Listen to chill music on the stereo system and have access to a freshwater shower on board. Stay refreshed with an icebox brimming with bottles of prosecco, wine, still and sparkling water, and soft drinks. Head to destinations like Isola dei Cavalli or Isola Piana, where you can explore pristine beaches and snorkel among rich marine life. Continue towards the imposing Tavolara, an iconic island with breathtaking cliffs and crystal-clear waters where you can go for a walk on land or enjoy a refreshing swim in turquoise waters. Head to the island of Molara to explore the western side of the Marine Protected Area (weather permitting), where numerous secluded coves and natural pools are located. Here, you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of enchanting landscapes and vibrant colors, savoring the peace and beauty of the surrounding environment. Go to destinations like the area of flat stones, Cala Girgolu, which is famous for the turtle rock and its crystal-clear waters. are stories and anecdotes about the region, enriching your experience with their local knowledge. Have the chance to visit 4-5 different locations, ensuring you discover the best that Tavolara and Molara have to offer. After a day of exploration and adventure, the captain offers you a refreshing aperitif, allowing you to relax and enjoy your memories on the boat as you head back to the port.

Porto San Paolo: Tavolara Island Sailboat Cruise with Lunch

Porto San Paolo: Tavolara Island Sailboat Cruise with Lunch

Get on board an elegant and spacious sailing boat equipped with all comforts, starting from the Marina of Porto Sana Paolo close to San Teodoro, in the north east of Sardinia, to discover the magnificent Protected Marine Area of Tavolara. Our experienced skipper will accompany you to the best coves and beaches such as Cala Brandinchi, Lu Impostu and Coda Cavallo, where you will make more stops to dive from the boat or directly to the beach, nestled among the many shades of blue sea that contrast the beaches with fine sand and white. At lunchtime, fresh local fish products will be served. Itinerary: - Navigation to the Protected Marine Area of Tavolara - Possible stops at: Cala Brandinchi, Lu Impostu and Coda Cavallo - Lunch on board - Reentry The itinerary always includes two or three stops, which will be chosen by our expert skipper according to the weather conditions of the day. You can dive directly from the boat, swim, snorkel and, wind permitting, make stops directly at the beach thanks to the transfer in tender (when available)

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4.9
(158 reviews)

Michele is a fantastic guide, born and raised in Sardegna, he’s a funny, smart, and stellar capitan. He provided a cooler with plenty of beverages (and plenty of Prosecco), a delicious couscous and charcuterie lunch, and snorkeling equipment. His boat was 7 hours of pure bliss as we stopped in the most peaceful, crystal clear waters to swim, feed the fish, and bask on the warm sand. I cannot recommend this tour enough!! By the end the whole boat was a big group of friends. I’ll definitely be on Michele’s boat again!!!

We had an absolute blast and would 100% do this experience again! Francesco our guide was absolutely amazing, and he even catered the experience based on what the groups wanted… for example, we saw a pod of dolphins and he let us follow them for over 20 minutes. Definitely would recommend this!

Thank you very much for a wonderful cruise, it was great and fun. Beautiful places... Antonio, a very nice, smiling and helpful Captain. We recommend it wholeheartedly...😍

Absolutely loved this tour! The staff and guides made the trip even better! They were incredible. Highly recommend the tour. We saw so many dolphins.

Marco is a great captain and guide. we had a great day!