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From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

Activity provider: Maggiorleggerotour

From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

Activity provider: Maggiorleggerotour
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From US$ 47.50 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 activity

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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish


  • 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
  • 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 may vary depending on the 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 721 reviews

Review summary

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Recommended excursion! Rarely seen something so beautiful - fantastic beaches/bays, crystal clear water like a huge pool. You have the opportunity to swim from the boat and also enjoy the beautiful beaches. Service on board is great, catering provided (for an extra charge). All in all a perfect day, 100% recommendation!

June 16, 2022

Good organization, good welcome, multilingual guide and attentive crew. The circuit allows a general view of the archipelago and the stopover at La Maddalena a quick discovery of the city. All this in a short day. It is well designed and swimming enthusiasts will find what they are looking for.

June 6, 2022

The boat tour was a great experience! We had enough time at all beaches to explore the area, snorkel and swim. Already close to the port in Palau we could see dolphins, which was our absolute highlight. The crew is very concerned and makes sure everyone is on board at all times. Definitely recommendable! :)

June 2, 2022

Product ID: 397679