Sardinia Snorkeling

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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.

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

2. 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.

Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

3. 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.

Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

4. 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.

Villasimius: Capo Carbonara Boat and Snorkeling Tour

5. Villasimius: Capo Carbonara Boat and Snorkeling Tour

Experience one of Sardinia's most pristine locations with a marine biologist as your guide. Tour the Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara on the southern tip of Villasimius to learn about the efforts to conserve the wildlife that now thrives on the islands of Cavoli and Serpentara. Reach the islands by boat and learn the meaning of Sites of Community Interest, or SCIs, that are crucial for the repopulation of maritime flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for the endangered Corsican seagull whose population has been recovering in this region. Next, don your snorkeling gear and take the opportunity to observe native species like octopuses, sponges, algae, and more. Learn from your guide about how the creatures are cared for here and see their fascinating behavior in their natural habitat.

Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Group Boat Tour

6. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Group Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia on this tour aboard an inflatable boat. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy.  Traveling from the beach at Chia to Teulada, make several stops in between and enjoy different itineraries depending on the weather. Dive into the shimmering, crystal-clear blue color of the waters of Chia. Marvel at the peach-colored sand that complements the stunning water and the lush green juniper trees are scattered among the dunes. With a little luck, see dolphins doing their magnificent dance, observe colonies of seagulls, cormorants, flamingos, colorful fish, and sea turtles laying their eggs in the most secluded beaches.  One of the coves you’ll visit is Cala Cipolla (depending on the itinerary). From here, admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landscapes (this is a military zone, and you can only swim around the boat).  Throughout your experience at Chia and Teulada, hear the stories, history, and tales of the area from your guide and enjoy a personalized experience. Standard itinerary departing from Chia (with normal sea and wind conditions):• Caletta del morto• Campana• Su Giudeu• Cala Cipolla• Capo Spartivento• Perdalonga• Tuerredda• Capo Malfatano• Piscinnì• Isola Rossa• Porto Scudo• Cala Zafferano

Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

7. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia by boat. Explore the coves and beaches that have twice been named the most beautiful in Italy and dive into the crystal clear blue waters of Chia. Visit Cala Cipolla Cove, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento and discover one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano for beautiful views of the natural landscapes, if the afternoon tour is selected. Look for the playful dolphins that sometimes frolic near the boat and swim in the pristine waters of one of the the most beautiful seas in Italy. Throughout your experience, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible.

Nuoro Province: Trekking Trip to Gulf of Orosei & Cala Luna

8. Nuoro Province: Trekking Trip to Gulf of Orosei & Cala Luna

Cala Luna is the jewel of the Golfo di Orosei and one of the most popular beaches in Sardinia. To begin, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Nuoro Province. The excursion starts from the heights and heads towards the coast.  Walk down the wide canyon of Codula di Luna and take fantastic pictures of breath-taking views on your way. You will be able to walk the paths excavated by the charcoal burners and discover the richness of Mediterranean flora and fauna. Upon arrival, enjoy a break on the beach and go swimming in the crystal clear waters. Once at the beach, you can choose to return by foot or by boat. The ferry transfer can be booked on spot.

From Arbatax: Goloritzé & Mariolu Coves Private Boat Cruise

9. From Arbatax: Goloritzé & Mariolu Coves Private Boat Cruise

The excursion lasts 8 hours: it starts in the morning from the tourist port of Arbatax and returns in the afternoon. Along the turquoise waters, it will be beautiful to photograph suggestive corners and/or the famous Cala Goloritzè and to be able to stop in the most famous beaches in the area: Cala Mariolu, Cala Biriala, Cala Sisine, and Cala Luna. Have the possibility of enriching the excursion with a visit guided to the Grotta del Fico sea cave.

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

10. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and coves in Sardinia between Chia and Teulada on an exclusive tour. Meet your guide at the cruise terminal and board your transportation for a 40-minute scenic drive towards the southwest. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. Visit Cala Cipolla, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Enjoy snorkeling or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax. Also, visit Malfatano Beach, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters. Head to Cala Antoni Areddu, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and stop at S'isola Manna. Also, find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks throughout the day. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your Cagliari cruise port after a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia. This itinerary is flexible for your cruise ship and can take from 5 to 8 hours.

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4.6 / 5

based on 256 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!!!

It was a great experience! The team was very nice, and consideration was also given to more anxious participants. A guide came into the water at both stops, you snorkeled as a group, so you always felt safe. There were no explanations about flora/fauna, which we didn't find bad, it was so great. Water and crackers were served. We were the only ones there 20 minutes before the start, we started half an hour after the official start. You can't arrive there with your German punctuality. All in all we would recommend it and do it again.

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

We had a wonderful time with Elizabeth and her colleague. Really enjoyed the trip and got to spend plenty of time with our underwater friends! Highly recommended.

Great captain! Great experience. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. One of the highlights of our trip