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

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

From US$ 48.65 per person

Explore La Maddalena archipelago on a full-day cruise on the Sea Star. Enjoy time on island beaches and swim off the boat. Add a memorable day at sea to your Sardinia holiday.

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Duration 7 hours
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English, Italian


  • Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic of the archipelago while relaxing in comfort onboard the motorboat
  • Relax on white sandy beaches while soaking up the glorious sunshine
  • Swim in unbelievably crystal clear aquamarine blue waters, from the beach and at the swimming stop
Full description

Embark on an adventure to discover the stunning coastline and outlying islands of Sardinia on a boat. Cruise to the islands of Spargi, La Maddalena, and Santa Maria, and enjoy their pristine beaches, waters, and nature.


Check-in between 9:00 AM and 10:15 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, and choose to sunbathe, snorkel, or explore some of the cove's historical features.


Go along the coast towards the island of Budelli for a photographic stop at the famous Pink Beach, the Spiaggia Rosa. Enter the natural swimming pool of Porto Della Madonna for photos, where the emerald color of the water will take your breath away. 


Head to the island of Santa Maria for the next beach stop. Sunbathe, swim, or go on a walk to the old lighthouse. Depending on what day you visit, end the tour at a swimming stop in the natural aquarium at Cala Coticcio or the charming historical center of La Maddalena for shopping and exploring.

  • Boat cruise
  • Captain/guide
  • Live commentary onboard in multiple languages
  • Public restrooms
  • Fuel surcharge
  • La Maddalena commune entrance fee (€5 per person)
  • Food or drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at the Port of Palau, in front of the Maritime Station.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Passengers only leave the boat at La Maddalena, Santa Maria, and Spargi Island, all other beaches mentioned will only be seen from the boat
  • The captain reserves the right to change the itinerary if the weather conditions are not favorable and an alternative route or stop will be chosen
  • All passengers going to the archipelago of La Maddalena have to pay a €5 (per person) entrance fee to the La Maddalena commune, this is a separate ticket which can be bought from the supplier or from the box office in Palau before departure
  • On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after Santa Maria, the final stop will be the Island of Caprera for swimming at Cala Coticcio
  • On Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the final stop will be La Maddalena
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 975 reviews

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The boat was a decent size - it wasn't the crowd event feared. The lunch offered was tasty and the price was right. The length of the stops was well chosen. The communication with the organizer in advance was very good. The crew was very nice and helpful with boarding and disembarking. The only (small) point of criticism: The explanations for the individual points were very difficult to understand. All in all a very nice trip and I would take part again at any time.

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October 17, 2022

Excursion quality price highly recommended. Friendly staff. It doesn't say Spanish but there is a girl who explains it in Spanish and is kind. It makes the right and necessary stops and the time on each beach is adequate. Eating there is affordable. Thank you very much to the team.

September 2, 2022

Generally a very nice day trip! Swim twice in beautiful bays, but of course overrun by tourists, and then on La Maddalena. The only big minus point was that we were supposed to be at the meeting point at 9:15, according to the plan the tour was supposed to start at 9:45, but it didn't start until 10:30. As a result we waited 1 hour AM boat to depart. Due to the sometimes extreme waves and the relatively small boat, I felt terribly nauseous.

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August 26, 2022

Product ID: 46596