Things to do in
Olbia

Sardinia’s coastal city offers a taste of local life, brimming with cafés, shops, and bars by the waterfront.

Our most recommended things to do in Olbia

Golfo Aranci: Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Aperitif

1. Golfo Aranci: Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Aperitif

Experience the thrill of kayaking and snorkeling 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.

Olbia: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling Boat Tour

2. 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.

Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

3. 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.

Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

4. 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.

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

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

Visit the famous islands of Santa Maria, Spargi, and La Maddalena Archipelago on a boat tour from Olbia. See the Palazzo Comunale, the Naval Museum, and more before you snorkel, and swim in the Italian waters. Enjoy a local lunch served on board before continuing to the coast of Sardegna. From the meeting point in Olbia, head to Cannigione to board a boat and explore the La Maddalena Archipelago. Travel by the picturesque islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano on your way to the island of Maddalena. Next, enjoy an hour of free time in La Maddalena. Visit the historic center, the Palazzo Comunale, the Naval Museum, or the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art before re-boarding the boat. Continue to the islands of Spargi and Santa Maria. Dock, and try swimming in the magnificent crystal clear waters, snorkeling, or relaxing and sunbathing on the beach. At lunchtime, savor tomato pasta on board served by the crew. Then, you'll continue along a scenic route past the Manto della Madonna, a stretch of sea with shallow waters before traveling back along the coast of Sardegna past local villages. Glide past Punta Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau, and Capo d'Orso on the way back. Take the minivan back to Olbia once you dock.

Olbia: Gallura Winery Guided Tour with Tasting

6. Olbia: Gallura Winery Guided Tour with Tasting

Visit a winery in Sardinia's picturesque Gallura region on a guided tour from Olbia. Learn about local winemaking traditions and enjoy a tasting of 3 local wines. Meet your guide at the winery and embark on a scenic tour through a charming mountain hideaway. Your guide will lead you on an immersive journey through local winemaking customs. Feel the passion in every detail as the owners meticulously tend to their craft in this idyllic spot. Observe the grape's journey from ripening to fermentation in the very rooms where it all takes place. Savor the fruits of the winemakers' labor with a guided tasting of local wines and authentic Sardinian delicacies. Choose from a variety of wines (depending on availability, including Sentenzia, Su Soi Vermentino, Mirades, and Lumenera. Try 3 different wines paired with the appropriate appetizers as you enjoy the rural scenery. Under 18 is provided a soft drink or yogurt with a snack.

Olbia: Dolphin Watching Tour with Figarolo Island Snorkeling

7. Olbia: Dolphin Watching Tour with Figarolo Island Snorkeling

For this special excursion we will depart from the Marina of Olbia and, crossing the inner gulf, we will go towards Figarolo Island situated to approximately 25 minutes of navigation in a comfortable dinghy. Sailing at very low speed, we will begin the observation of the dolphins that attend assiduously this area. Without interfering with their activities, on the most fortunate occasions you can see them make jumps and evolutions a few meters from our boat, with insights from our marine biologist guide. At the end of dolphin watching, we will head to Capo Figari, where you can snorkel. There will be a second stop in the crystal clear waters of Cala Moresca or near the Figarolo Island, where there is a small colony of mouflons. Do you love sea and their animals? Then you can live a unique experience by booking your seats now! Itinerary - Meeting with the guide at 9:00 am - Departure from Marina di Olbia at 9:30 am - Dolphin watching at the island of Figarolo after about 30 minutes of navigation. Depending on the condition and quality of the sightings, the duration of the observations is about 30-50 minutes - Swim and snorkel stop near the limestone promontory of Capo Figari - Stop near Cala Moresca or close to the island of Figarolo - Re-entry The itinerary will be subject to variations in base to the conditions meteomarine and to the decisions of the skipper Dinghy Bwa: - Length: 7.50 m - Width: 2.95 m - Approved for up to 24 seats - Engine Honda 250 hp - Fixed awning also in navigation - Mandatory equipment for navigation within 6 miles - Echo sounder/Gps Raymarine Dragonfly 5pro - Steel ladder at the stern - Usb socket for smartphone/tablet charging - 3 large lockers for storing backpacks and personal belongings - 5 life jackets for children (in addition to those provided as mandatory onboard equipment or 1 for each passenger boarded) - Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins) - Paper guides on nature Equipment on board: - Life jackets: one for each person on board - Ring lifebuoy with floating top 30 m - 2 paddles - 1 fire extinguisher - 2 buoys - 2 burners hand red light - 2 red light parachute rockets - Regulatory lights - Sound signalling apparatus - Vhf apparatus - First aid kit "Tab. A"

Olbia: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Boat Tour

8. Olbia: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Boat Tour

Embark on a snorkeling and dolphin-watching boat tour to the islands of Figarolo and Cape Figari, with a departure from Olbia. Spot dolphins, swim in clear waters, and snorkel as you explore the underwater world. Depart from Olbia and sail towards the area of Cape Figari. There is a high chance of spotting dolphins frolicking in the waters surrounding the cape. Keep an eye out for dolphins breaching the surface and playing in the water. Your guide will provide information about their behavior, ecology, and behavior so you can learn a bit more about these magnificent creatures. Sail towards the scenic locations of Cala Greca, Cala Moresca, and Figarolo Island. The boat will pause at these locations so you can enjoy some time for swimming in the refreshing water, or do some snorkeling. 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. During the sighting, the operators are trained to educate you about ecology and dolphins in order to promote tourist education and sensibilization about these magnificent creatures. After the adventure, return to Olbia.

Olbia: Tavolara Park Cruise with Aperitif and Drinks

9. 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. 

Olbia: Tuk-Tuk City Sightseeing Tour

10. Olbia: Tuk-Tuk City Sightseeing Tour

Explore the historic town of Olbia in a tuk-tuk. The tour includes a 15-kilometer route through the narrow streets of the historic center until you reach the Basilica of San Simplicio which overlooks the most important street of the city. Then, visit Fausto Noce park, the Roman aqueduct and the Roman cistern. Continue on board the tuk-tuk until you reach the jewel of the city, the Church of San Paolo with its spectacular multicolored dome. This tour includes five stops to visit and photograph the various monuments covered by the tourist itinerary with the support of an audio guide in six languages.

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What people are saying about Olbia

Overall rating

4.6
(298 reviews)

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!

It's a small family business. It's very interesting to see the production process in wine-making and that the people there do it with lots of enthusiasm. Also the tasting with local products was perfectly organized. Definetly to recommend.

Antonio our guide/boat driver was a friendly and fun guy Plenty of local knowledge Considerate of the conditions and took us to beautiful spots out of the wind

loved to visit this place. we tasted excellent wines and had a tour of the property. we bought one bottle of wine for home. would recommend!

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