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From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

From US$ 52.18 per person

Explore La Maddalena Archipelago on a boat trip from Palau or La Maddalena, accompanied by a local multilingual guide. Benefit from plenty of options for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish

The Original experience

  • Explore the historic center of La Maddalena at your own pace
  • Discover the islands of Budelli, Spargi, and Santa Maria
  • Learn about La Maddalena Archipelago from a multilingual local guide
  • Shop for souvenirs or Vermentino wine in traditional Sardinian shops
  • Swim and snorkel in emerald waters and natural pools or sunbathe on sandy beaches
Full description

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 Santa Maria island, known for its turquoise waters. Stop at Budelli to lie on the sand or swim in the natural pools of Spiaggia del Cavaliere, protected from currents and perfect for a relaxing swim.

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.

  • Transportation by boat
  • Passenger insurance
  • Multilingual guide on board
  • Landing tax to be paid upon arrival in cash (2.50€ - 5.00€)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase onboard, cash only)
  • Guided tour in La Maddalena
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Snorkeling gear

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • You can bring your own packed lunch or buy food or drinks on board the boat
  • The tour may be subject to delay or change of route in the event of adverse weather conditions or changes in regulation
  • In Spiaggia del Cavaliere (Budelli stop) the use of towels or umbrellas is not allowed for greater protection of the beach
  • Spaggia Rosa can be seen from the boat only, due to the government regulations
  • Landing tax is 5.00€ from June to August and 2.50€ in May, September, and October (children from 0 to 6 years do not pay)
  • People departing from La Maddalena do not pay the landing tax since they will have already done so upon arrival at the island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 564 reviews

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Great tour, even on an overcast day with intermittent drizzling! We still saw all of the listed sites and had plenty of time to swim and hang out during the two beach stops we made. Once the cloud cover lifted and the sun came out, we got to see some truly stunning views. The boat provided was large with lots of outdoor seating. You were required to wear your mask while walking around which we appreciated, but you did not have to wear them while you were seated. The tour company may want to consider spacing out the seating so that people sit every other row, as we felt like we were sitting a little too close to the folks in front and behind us. The tour guide, Claudia, was incredible and had so much information to share. Others had noted that her English translation is definitely a little briefer/less detailed than her Spanish/Italian/French translations, but if you know a little of another language you'll catch the rest :) The crew was also very friendly and helpful.

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October 7, 2021

It is a nice trip, we have seen some amazing beaches and places. Very careful personal, very good guide. I didn't like that we had to sit in our seat like in a bus, not free to walk around the boat. Only a place for those who want to smoke, but if you don't like the smoke, you prefer to stay in your seat. Awuful food. I do not recommend the pasta.

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October 2, 2021

We had a great time during the boat tour around La Maddalena. the boat was easy to find and we had the option to sit upstairs or downstairs. The boat is large and can probably seat over 100 people. There is a bar on board as well as a lunch service, but you can also bring your own lunch. We started off at Palau and made a stop at Maddalena to pick up additional guests. Then we made a quick 15 min swim stop in the middle of the sea followed by 2 beach visits and an hour-long stop on Maddalena island. In-between we had a lunch break on the boat and also viewed a few beaches from afar. Overall an interesting experience.

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September 26, 2021

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