From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

From $54.57 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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 100 reviews

Review summary

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We came during September, so considered the off season, and the beaches were still a bit crowded. It was a bit hard to find room for the four of us together but not impossible. The beaches were stunning and the information was interesting. We appreciated the boat having it’s own dock to walk off of at the islands instead of having to ferry in on smaller boats. The only complaint was it was a difficult to know which boat we were supposed to be meeting at initially.

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September 9, 2020

A great tour with beautiful places, no problem even with toddlers. At the first stop you can only get into the water from the boat, limited to 10min. At the second stop the beach is very rocky, water shoes are an advantage, here you stay 1st. The third stop is the most beautiful, white sand, turquoise water here we were 1.45h. Finally, a 1 hour stay in Maddalena which makes the trip almost perfect. To complain there is really only that you hardly understand the announcements and there is no real English guide. Furthermore, you should have had enough breakfast in the morning, because lunch is pretty bad.

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October 9, 2019

nice staff, Domenica at the counter gave us also tips where to buy a really cheap swimming goggles. Annoying that the german translation of the offer is not explicitly excluding the lunch in COVID-times, we booked this trip cause of the lunch. In general for me it makes no sense why the boat is still selling snacks but can not compensate the lunch with a small packed-up toast or anything else (This should be the case for all boat tours) or prices should be lower.

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September 27, 2020

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