Day trip

Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

Activity provider: Elena Tour Navigazioni
Day trip

Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

Activity provider: Elena Tour Navigazioni

From US$ 53.90 per person

Dive into the emerald waters on a boat excursion through La Maddalena Archipelago. Spend a day in one of the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean as you swim or shop on one of the many stops.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian


  • Swim and snorkel in crystal-clear waters and sunbath in fluffy white sand
  • Enjoy a boat trip to the islands of La Maddalena, Spargi, Budelli and S. Maria
  • Discover the historical downtown of La Maddalena and taste the typical food
  • Use the Elena Tour card with lots of discounts in the traditional Sardinian shops
  • Get to know curiosities, history and nature of the La Maddalena archipelago
Full description

Enjoy an unforgettable 7-hour boat trip to the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago. You will visit all the most beautiful islands: Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and La Maddalena in a unique and informal setting. A restaurant bar service with typical Sardinian products is also available on board.

We guarantee new boats with large spaces and the highest standards of safety and comfort. A highly qualified crew, friendly and always caring of every need to offer a top experience.

Onboard you will also find a multilingual explanation (Italian, English and French). We are equipped with international certifications ISO 9001 and environmental ISO 14001.

Daily departures from both port of Palau and La Maddalena. Discover the historic center of La Maddalena with the church of Santa Maria Maddalena and the "Caruggi", the characteristic streets of the island. Use the Elena Tour card for your purchases in the traditional shops of the island.

Stop on the soft white sandy beaches of Cala Corsara on the island of Spargi for a swim in its crystal-clear waters. After skirting the east coast of Spargi, admire the Island of Budelli with its Pink Beach and swim in the natural pools from the boat and on the beach of the isle of Santa Maria.

After skirting Punta Sardegna and Porto Rafael with its small square, the boat returns to the ports of Palau and La Maddalena at 5:30 pm.  

  • Boat tour of La Maddalena Archipelago
  • Tourist tax (landing fee)
  • Live and multilingual local guide on board
  • Passenger insurance
  • Elena Tour Card with many discount coupons for shops
  • Food and drinks (optional, available to purchase on board)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • The boat tour may be canceled or the schedule changed if there are adverse weather conditions. Cancellations will be communicated via SMS
  • In case of a bad weather or at the National Park's direction the itinerary might be changed
  • For guests departing from Palau, check in at 9:15 AM
  • There is a lot of traffic and problems with parking in Palau. Please bring €10 for parking in the tourist port
  • In the months of May and October the boat trip take places with a minimum number of passengers (20 people)
  • It is possible to bring a packed lunch or buy food and drinks at the bar on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1467 reviews

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All was OK except when crossing to Isola Santa Maria when all of us on the foredeck were soaked by waves carried by crosswinds. One guest fell over and rolled across the deck, dangerously. The captain must have known what would happen in this wind but no prior warning was made to clear the deck. Irresponsible and reckless.

March 27, 2023

A full day trip to 4 locations, not including lunch (you can buy on board for 7 euros). The boat was really big so there were a lot of people, too many perhaps...La maddalena island itself is not so exciting but we had to stop there for 1 hour to pick up other people, and then we didn't get enough time at the Spargi beach and too much time at a less pretty one... Also it wasn't clear if we had to bring our own snorkeling equipment or not, so we didn't bring and we should have because they didn't provide it. The crew was great and Elena was informative.

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March 27, 2023

Everything is well-organised and the staff is helpful. You visit nice small islands and get time to swim too. You can buy drinks and food on the boat, which is good. However, the trip is better enjoyed during the low tourist season, this time it was too crowded when disembarking the small islands. All the passengers from the boats are on a conveyer when stopping in the beautful Spiarga. I think the day could be organised better; more time in la Maddalena (now only 1 hour-hardly time for a walk around), then the 20 min swim in the 'pool' is not needed as there are 2 other stops which you can swim. Just hectic! Also, the boat this time did not have a shaded area on the top deck as the other boats, this may be needed!

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 31486