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Olbia: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling Boat Tour

1. Olbia: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling Boat Tour

Join a half-day snorkeling adventure with guide 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 Olbia MOYS, via Piovene n.8, 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.

Tavolara: Grand Tour of Archipelago from San Teodoro

2. Tavolara: Grand Tour of Archipelago from San Teodoro

Dinghy departure will take place daily from San Teodoro - La Cinta Beach. Aboard our dinghies we will guide you to discover all the natural beauty of the Tavolara Archipelago. After a stop at Cala Brandinchi also known as the "Little Tahiti," due to its particularly exotic appearance reminiscent of Polynesian, we will skirt the promontory of Capo Coda Cavallo with a visit to the Oven Cave of Proratora Island and the bay of the same name. This will be followed by a stop at Molara Island to admire its natural pools with crystal clear turquoise waters and snorkeling opportunities. An additional snorkeling stop is planned under the limestone cliff of Tavolara Island, and then disembark on the island itself where a stop for lunch will take place. During the stop on the island, it is possible to go on a completely independent visit to a really impressive place - Cala Tramontana. We will finally continue to Cala Girgolu to admire the remains of the "Rock Turtle" where a final stop is planned. Return to the embarkation point by skirting the Spiaggia delle Vacche (Cows' Beach) and the Sassi Piatti (Flat Stones) of Punta Molara.

Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling Dinghy Tour

3. Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling Dinghy Tour

Join a half-day snorkeling adventure with guide 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 dinghy 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.

Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

4. 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 10 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.

Tavolara: Mini Tour of Archipelago from San Teodoro

5. Tavolara: Mini Tour of Archipelago from San Teodoro

Dinghy departure will take place daily from San Teodoro – La Cinta Beach. Aboard our dinghies we will guide you to discover all the natural beauty of the Tavolara Archipelago. After a brief stop at Cala Brandinchi also known as the “Little Tahiti,” due to its particularly exotic appearance reminiscent of Polynesian, we will skirt the promontory of Capo Coda Cavallo with a visit to the Oven Cave of Proratora Island and the bay of the same name. This will be followed by a stop at Molara Island to admire its natural swimming pools with crystal-clear turquoise waters and snorkeling opportunities. A further stop is planned on Tavolara Island, where once disembarked it is possible to go and visit in complete autonomy a truly suggestive place – Cala Tramontana. Return to the embarkation point after a navigation of about 30 min.

Olbia: Tavolara Park Cruise with Aperitif and Drinks

6. Olbia: Tavolara Park Cruise with Aperitif and Drinks

Snorkel in the protected waters of the Tavolara and Molara Marine Reserves on this cruise from Olbia. Enjoy a aperitif as you cruise over pristine waters and admire breathtaking views. See the Spiaggia della Tartaruga bay and the Ceraso cape along the way.  Climb aboard a comfortable and spacious ship in the morning and relax as you glide over calm waters past cape Ceraso. Stop to swim at the "Spiaggia del Dottore" granite rock formation. Explore a vibrant underwater world with the included snorkeling gear at Cavalli island Piana island, Spiaggia di Cala Spalmatore beach, and the Pools of Molara. Relax with an rich aperitif and a heartly lunch that is served with Sardinian Vermentino (a light-bodied white wine). Then with a good coffee we continue on to uncover the hidden corners of the Sardinian coast, as you enter the bay of "I Sassi Piatti. Cool off with another swim stop at the "Spiaggia della Tartaruga rock formation.  Return to the port in the evening after sailing along the coast of Punta Ruia and getting up close to the splendid red granite formations of Capo Ceraso. 

San Teodoro: Tavolara and Molora Islands Dinghy Excursion

7. San Teodoro: Tavolara and Molora Islands Dinghy Excursion

Mi chiamo Fabio e vengo da una famiglia di pescatori, custodi dell’Isola di Molara, il cuore segreto del parco. I miei primi passi li ho mossi fra scogli, sabbia e posidonia; è stata la mia scuola d’infanzia, bruciato dal sole e dal sale. Sono nato quando l’Area marina protetta andava a formarsi, sono quindi figlio di una stagione di grande sensibilizzazione che mi ha fatto maturare la profonda consapevolezza di vivere in un paradiso da proteggere e rispettare. Ho sviluppato fin da piccolo la percezione che il mare possa essere al tempo stesso sereno e pericoloso; per questo motivo alle battute dissacranti con i turisti alterno una costante analisi di ogni minimo movimento del vento, della barca, del novello equipaggio. Di queste acque conosco molti segreti, e quando al tramonto rientro lentamente in porto con gli ospiti condisco a dovere questi racconti come solo i marinai del Mediterraneo sanno fare: simpatici mascalzoni, eternamente bugiardi. Mi chiamo Fabio e sono figlio di queste isole.

From San Teodoro: Tavolara Island Sailboat Cruise with Lunch

8. From San Teodoro: Tavolara Island Sailboat Cruise with Lunch

Get on board an elegant and spacious sailing boat equipped with all comforts, starting from the Marina of Puntaldia, in San Teodoro, in the north east of Sardinia, to discover the magnificent Protected Marine Area of Tavolara. Our experienced skipper will accompany you to the best coves and beaches such as Cala Brandinchi, Lu Impostu and Coda Cavallo, where you will make more stops to dive from the boat or directly to the beach, nestled among the many shades of blue sea that contrast the beaches with fine sand and white. At lunchtime, fresh local fish products will be served. Itinerary: - Navigation to the Protected Marine Area of Tavolara - Possible stops at: Cala Brandinchi, Lu Impostu and Coda Cavallo - Lunch on board - Reentry The itinerary always includes two or three stops, which will be chosen by our expert skipper according to the weather conditions of the day. You can dive directly from the boat, swim, snorkel and, wind permitting, make stops directly at the beach thanks to the transfer in tender (when available)

Sardinia: Morning Kayak Tour with Snorkeling and Fruit

9. Sardinia: Morning Kayak Tour with Snorkeling and Fruit

Discover the Marine Park of Tavolara Paddle on the mesmerizing emerald sea between small islands and white beaches. Discover the marine park and meet wild herons, gulls, and cormorants. It’s an unforgettable experience! Dive into the crystal clear water of a lonely bay. Snorkel with colorful fish, octopus, and starfish, then relax on the warm white sand. We have easy-to-use double kayaks for beginners and single kayaks for experts. We’re professional guides, and we provide you with a great day out at sea.

From Olbia: Dinghy Tour with Snorkeling to Tavolara Island

10. From Olbia: Dinghy Tour with Snorkeling to Tavolara Island

The Marine Protected Area of Tavolara-Punta Coda Cavallo extends south of the Gulf of Olbia, in north-eastern Sardinia. It starts from Capo Ceraso to San Teodoro and includes the two main islands of Tavolara and Molara, as well as a long series of islets and small rocks. With this half-day dinghy tour, you can admire the depths rich in life, thanks to the effect of the conservation measures of the marine reserve.  Making at least three stops, you can relax aboard a comfortable dinghy, dive, swim and snorkel in complete safety, surrounded by a landscape full of islands, rocks, rocky coves and sandy bays, that allows you to propose different routes chosen according to the best weather conditions. Among the various possibilities, a stop under the imposing limestone cliff of Tavolara, where the light backdrop quickly descends to considerable depths, or a stop in the pools of the island of Molara, notes for the incredible clarity of the water that generates wonderful contrasts with the granite rocks and the vegetation of the island. Book now with family and friends, come and discover another island on the island! Itinerary: - Departure from Marina di Olbia - Stop at Capo Ceraso after half an hour of navigation, with the possibility of snorkeling  - Stop at Tavolara Island - From Tavolara ten minutes of navigation to reach the Pools of Molara Island: clear water and rich in fish - Re-entry The itinerary may undergo changes according to the weather conditions and the decisions of the skipper Dinghy Bwa: - Length: 7.50 m - Width: 2.95 m - Approved for up to 24 seats - Engine Honda 250 hp - Fixed awning also in navigation - Mandatory equipment for navigation within 6 miles - Echo sounder/Gps Raymarine Dragonfly 5pro - Steel ladder at the stern - Usb socket for smartphone/tablet charging - 3 large lockers for storing backpacks and personal belongings - 5 life jackets for children (in addition to those provided as mandatory onboard equipment or 1 for each passenger boarded) - Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins) - Paper guides on nature Equipment on board: - Life jackets: one for each person on board - Ring lifebuoy with floating top 30 m - 2 paddles - 1 fire extinguisher - 2 buoys - 2 burners hand red light - 2 red light parachute rockets - Regulatory lights - Sound signalling apparatus - Vhf apparatus - First aid kit "Tab. A"

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4.9 / 5

based on 158 reviews

Amazing experience, truly. If you have the opportunity to afford this tour you should definitely go! Marco made sure the experience was great even though mother nature was giving a lot of wind and big waves! It was pretty cold the day I went and I wasn’t prepared for it, so Marco borrowed me his jacket cause he knew I would freeze otherwise. Super service and really satisfied with the experience :) made my whole solo trip worthy!

AMAZING!!! BEST DAY OF OUR TRIP….. DO NOT EVEN THINK TWICE AND BOOK, YOU WILL THANK ME LATER ! WE ARE A TUFF CROWD WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND GOT BLOWN OUT THE WATER!! BEST DAY EVER, THANK YOU CAPTAIN MARCO!!

Great trip! Even in October there was beautiful, clear turquoise water and swimming-friendly temperatures :)

We had a wonderful time, thanks above all to our commander.... top, we will certainly return

Clarissa, Anthony and anton were all very friendly and the snorkelling was very fun!