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Maddalena Archipelago: Full-Day Sailboat Tour with Lunch

1. Maddalena Archipelago: Full-Day Sailboat Tour with Lunch

Start your unforgettable activity either from Palau or La Maddalena Piers. Meet your captain and board our comfortable sailboat to start your full day tour. First, head over to meet one of the most important celebrity in the La Maddalena Archipelago: Mady: The granite rock, dog shaped. He's been looking after Spargi island for centuries. In Spargi, you will be able to enjoy the day's first swim by jumping off into turquoise waters. Then, cruise along the east coast of Spargi and enjoy the panorama. You will pass by extraordinary beaches like Soraya Bay and Granara Bay. Your captain will ask which site you like the most and can stop for 2nd swim and some free time. Then, head to Budelli and pass by the Pink Beach. Although stopping at the beach is not allowed, you can view it from the boat and take some stunning pictures. From here, head to Porto della Madonna. The site is best known for its Natural Pools and is one of the most magnificent and mind boggling sites ever seen. The water is a different color of blue, emerald, green, the beaches are white sand. You will be in for a WOW moment. Here, you will have the option of taking a swim directly from the boat. Your last visit is to Santa Maria Bay. This is the largest, white coloured beach in the Archipelago. Your captain can take you ashore with the tender so that you can relax on the beautiful beach. During the trip, the captain will prepare some appetizer and will open a bottle of quality sardinian white wine. One important thing to note: your captain loves good music and will have a charming playlist for you to listen to during your journey.

Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling & Boat Tour

2. Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling & Boat Tour

Join a half-day snorkeling adventure with PADI guides 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 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 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.

La Maddalena: Island-Hopping Sailiing Tour with Lunch

3. La Maddalena: Island-Hopping Sailiing Tour with 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.

Northern Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

4. Northern Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

Set sail for an exciting experience full of island vistas and stops at historical destinations, like the island of La Maddalena. Take in amazing views of the sea and the coasts of islands, and jump into the crystal clear waters during designated swimming stops. Savor a tasty pasta dish onboard. Depart from the ports of Laconia, Cannigione, and Baja Sardinia, and navigate the coasts of the islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano. Hop off on the island of La Maddalena for the chance to shop and visit sites of historical and cultural interest. Then, continue towards the most beautiful islands of the Maddalena Archipelago with stops on the islands of Spargi and Santa Maria. Continue towards the Manto della Madonna and the Island of Budelli, famous for its pink beach. During the boat tour, admire rocks sculpted by the wind and water erosion resulting in real natural sculptures, including the head of the witch, the dog, and the boot. On your way back take in views of Punta Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau, and Capo d'Orso.

Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

5. Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

Learn to prepare typical Sardinian dishes during this home-cooking class. Make your way to a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside outside Alghero, where you’ll be welcomed by your friendly hosts. Immerse yourself in regional food culture as you’re introduced to gourmet products and locally-grown ingredients.  Roll up your sleeves and start cooking, learning to make dishes like bruschetta and vegetable fritters. After the first course of gnocchi with lamb ragu, prepare a plate of scallops and roasted potatoes. Finally, whip up something to satisfy your sweet tooth with a soft cheese-based dessert flavored with a hint of orange.  At the end of the class, gather around the table to feast on the fruits of your labor. Wash every bite down with fine Sardinian wines. Bring your meal and the experience to a close with a tasting of homemade mirto, a liqueur flavored with myrtle, and tangy limoncello.

Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

6. 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

7. 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 12 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.

Alghero: Snorkeling and Capo Caccia Cliffs Tour

8. Alghero: Snorkeling and Capo Caccia Cliffs Tour

Uncover a treasure chest of marine biodiversity on this tour in the Capo Caccia Marine Protected Area. Sail aboard a dinghy from Alghero to an excellent snorkeling location. Have all the gear you need to snorkel provided for you and enhance your chance of spotting wildlife with a guide.  Meet your guide at the pier in Alghero and set off from shore aboard a comfortable dinghy. Feel the sea breeze in your hair as you cruise along the rugged coastline that is characterized by majestic cliffs.  Make your way to the pristine waters of the Capo Caccia Protected Area. Stop at the small islands of Foradada and Piana along the way. Put on the provided gear and follow your guide through schools of silver fish as you explore this area.  Keep an eye out for the playful and friendly dolphins that can sometimes be spotted in the area. Bring snacks and a packed lunch to enjoy at a picturesque setting along the way. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

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

9. 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 Sightseeing Tour with Tuk-Tuk

10. Olbia Sightseeing Tour with Tuk-Tuk

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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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,225 reviews

Great tour, beyond mass tourism. A maximum of 8 people are taken along, so the sailing boat offers a lot of space. The support was warm and familiar, communication was possible in English, German and Italian. The route can be customized to avoid the crowds of boats, especially in high season. The captain has 35 years of experience and uses this for the benefit of the guests. A dream landscape, crystal clear water, various bathing stops and beaches. Starters antipasti and pizza, the main course is cooked by the captain himself. Everything is local and included in the price, including the drinks! The wine was delicious ;-) Certainly a bit more expensive compared to other tours, but it's definitely worth it!!!

Sailing trip for a day in the islands around Maddalena with Marco, Massimo and Chiara. A day out of time, between admiring the landscapes, swimming, diving, laughing, sharing a local meal carefully prepared by Captain Marco. We have a superb day, all the more pleasant in the off season and in small groups! Grazie Mile

Tutti perfecto! Captain Marco and Massimo took us on an amazing sailing trip through the maddalena archipelago! Everything was just perfect, so for sure we are going to repeat this wonderful experience. Thanks Christine and Julia

Had a Fantastic day. Beautiful beaches and lovely little town. Friendly staff.

The booking was moved to a different time, but we saw 6 dolphins.