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  • From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

    1. From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

    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 arc...

    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.

  • From Palau: La Maddalena Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

    2. From Palau: La Maddalena Full-Day Archipelago Catamaran Tour

    The tour departs from Palau harbor in the morning where you board your boat for the day and set sail onto the crystal clear waters of Sardinia. Admire the breathtaking panoramic views of the island as you travel along the coast, watching out for Porto Raphael and its famous villas along the way. Pass by the beautiful Punta Sardinia lighthouse before arriving at the first stop of the day, the island of Spargi. As the boat pulls into the bay of the island, marvel at your tranquil and uninhabited surroundings, unlike any other place on Earth. Enjoy some time to swim in the crystal clear waters at Cala Soraya, named by Princess Soraya in the 60s, or visit the bay just next to it, Cala Corsara. After your swim, regain some energy with a refreshing drink. Later, the captain will decide the next island to visit, dependent on the weather and the tide. Arrive at either Razzoli, Santa Maria, o...

    The tour started with the organizer telling us that we we paid to rent the boat and not for an organized tour, so we had to “vote a skipper and a group leader following their recommendation” - clearly a scam to avoid any responsibility in case anything happened and not what we expected for this price. Anyway after this bad start the tour was actually very nice, we saw some astonishing places and the 2 guides were very friendly. I’d recommend the tour and the guys but definitely not the agency organizing the tour.

  • Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

    3. Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

    Enjoy a unique 7-hour boat trip to the islands of La Maddalena Archipelago. The boat stops at many of the isles, including Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and La Maddalena. Swim or have a look in some of the shops. A bar and restaurant service is available on board. Tour departures are scheduled every morning, from both Palau and La Maddalena harbors. Enjoy a walk and some shopping in La Maddalena city center. There is an optional panoramic tour of La Maddalena available, by convertible city bus (for an additional fee). Stop for a swim at the Isle of Spargi. Visit of the Rock of the Witch and see the eastern cost of Spargi and Budelli Island with its famous pink beach. You can also swim in the natural pools on the Isle of Budelli or St. Maria Isle.  After passing the coast of Punta Sardegna and Porto Raphael the boat heads back to Palau and La Maddalena harbors.

    Incredible tour with plenty of opportunities to stop off and swim at different beaches, absolutely loved it!

  • From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

    4. From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

    Boarding at 9:45 AM, leave Palau at 10:30 AM  and cruise towards the wonderful island of Spargi. When the boat arrives, take your beach bags straight onto the white sandy beaches of Cala Corsara, there you can choose to sunbathe, snorkel, or explore some of the coves historical features. Leave the island of Spargi and go along the coast towards the island of Budelli for a photographic stop at the famous Pink Beach "Spiaggia Rosa". Enter the natural swimming pool of Porto Della Madonna where the emerald color of the water will take your breath away. Head on to the island of Santa Maria for our next beach stop, once again you can easily get off the boat with your things to sunbathe, have a swim or go on a lovely walk to the old lighthouse on the island. The last stop varies — on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after Santa Maria, the Island of Caprera will be visited for a fantastic swimmin...

    The crew was very nice. The problem Is that the stops are in the most crowded islands and you can barely move around. I would def not do it again. Sorry!

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,331 reviews

We had a wonderful day on board! There were a total of four stops with the opportunity to swim throughout the day: two beach stops at 1:15 a.m. and two opportunities at 15 minutes to jump straight from the boat into the water. During the boat trip, our guide shared some interesting information about the surrounding islands and beaches. Since the boat trip on the beaches was counter-cyclical to the larger tourist boat tours, the beaches visited were often mostly filled with only the other guests of the boat. Overall a nice experience at a very fair price.

Nous avons passé une très bonne journée avec la visite de lieux incontournables à voir si vous allez en Sardaigne. Le temps entre la visite de chaque plage était suffisant. Notre guide était très gentille et le fait qu'elle donne des explications en Français est un vrai plus. En revanche un peu plus de temps dans la petite ville de la Madalena aurait été bien mais 1h sur place reste déjà très bien.

After reading all the comments i wasn't sure what to expect. It was the best decision ever. The tour was amazing, all the beaches and stops were perfect. We dont want it to end. The captain and all the staff are very kind and funny. I dont remember the name of the tour guide, but that lady was amazing. Even with COVID, we felt very safe and had space on the boat. I would do it again, and again.

Very nice day trip on a great ship. Family atmosphere, as the motor glider is not a "classic excursion steamer". Stops in the bathing bays or the opportunity to go straight into the sea from the ship are great. Great value for money; very nice crew. The tour is absolutely recommendable !!!!!

The tour was wonderful. We visited very beautiful beaches and have an hour stop at La Madalena Harbour for visiting the town. Safety of tourists concerning COVID and other dangers was priority to the crew and the captain. Worth doing!