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

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

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. 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 swimming stop in the natural aquarium at Cala Coticcio (Tahiti). On Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, the final stop after Santa Maria is in the charming historical center of the mother island, La Maddalena, for shopping and exploring. Arrive back in Palau at around 5-5:30 PM.

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Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

2. 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.

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

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

After pick-up from the meeting point in Olbia, you'll head for Cannigione where you'll board your boat to explore the La Maddalena Archipelago. You'll travel by the picturesque islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano on your way to the island of Maddalena. You can use your hour of free time in La Maddalena to visit the historic centre, the Palazzo Comunale, the Naval Museum, or the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art. Back on the boat, you will continue on to the islands of Spargi and Santa Maria, where you'll also have an hour to enjoy some swimming in the magnificent crystal clear waters, snorkelling, or relaxing and sunbathing on the beach. At lunchtime, the crew will serve tomato pasta on board the boat. Then, you'll continue along a scenic route past the Manto della Madonna, a stretch of sea with shallow waters. Finally travel back along the coast of Sardegna past the villages of Punta Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau, and Capo d'Orso. When you arrive back at the dock in Cannigione, the minivan will be waiting to take you back to Olbia.

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Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

4. 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.

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Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

5. 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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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 Teuada, 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

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From Chia: Private Jeep Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

7. From Chia: Private Jeep Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

You will explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. The waters of Chia are absolutely pristine and a shimmering, crystal clear, blue color. Dive in and enjoy. The peach-colored sand complements that stunning turquoise water and lush green juniper trees are scattered among the dunes. The colors are really striking. Heading to the beach is a tradition of the locals and visitors alike. You will clearly see why the coves and beaches in Chia are popular. As this is your private excursion, you can decide to spend more time at one cove or even skip one if you wish. One of the coves you will visit is Cala Cipolla; from here, you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Your guide can provide you with the snorkel gear, or you are welcome to bring your own or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax! Another amazing beach is Malfatano, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters, and it offers amazing vistas of Capo Malfatano bay. Cala Antoni Areddy can be considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and it also offers great snorkeling. You will also make stops at S'isola Manna. You will find restroom facilities at some of the beaches (Cala Cipolla and Malfatano), although some may be rustic. Please see the notes section. You will also find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks. Your guide will gladly assist with suggestions. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will give your 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 hotel after such a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia!

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From Chia: Full-Day Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

8. From Chia: Full-Day Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

Have a full-day tour where you will be able to explore the hidden beaches of Sardinia. This itinerary will start from an ancient path known as Nora Bithia, a starting point which will take you to beautiful beaches. These unknown and isolated beaches, hidden by the Mediterranean vegetation, will let you experience the beauty of this island. The Spanish towers, Capo Teulada (Sardinian's southernmost point, 200 kilometers from Africa), the Capo Spartivento Lighthouse and the ancient docks are just some of the main beauties that you will visit. During this excursion, it will be possible to snorkel in the amazing, crystal clear sea. During your afternoon break, have lunch (not included) at Capo Malfatano Beach, where a delicious fish menu will be prepared with the freshest catch by the local fishermen.

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Cagliari: Hidden Coves of Chia & Teulada Jeep & Boat Tour

9. Cagliari: Hidden Coves of Chia & Teulada Jeep & Boat Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Chia, and then travel by jeep to visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia. Get stunning views of the island of Su Cardolinu and the magnificent bay of Cala Cipolla. See the lighthouse and the sheltered beach of Tuerredda on the headlands of Capo Spartivento. Continue to Porto Larboi and Cala Crabittu on the way to the pristine beach of Malfatano. Board an inflatable boat to explore the protected beaches from the water. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landscapes. Look for the friendly dolphins that sometimes frolic by the side of the boat, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the most beautiful sea in Italy.

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Cagliari: Half-Day Sulcis Boat Shore Excursion

10. Cagliari: Half-Day Sulcis Boat Shore Excursion

Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest sea ports in the Mediterranean and travel to Iglesias, on the south west coast of Sardinia. Board the boat with your expert, local guide and enjoy a 2-hour boat tour of the west coast of the island.  Discover sea caves and admire the Pan de Azúcar, an island famous for glowing in the sunlight. Snorkel in the crystal clear water and, if you're lucky, swim with curious dolphins who like to play close to the boat. Visit beautiful enclosed beaches and coves that can only be reached from the sea. View a wide range of stunning aquatic life as you pass by reefs, close to the shore. Experience the picturesque landscape as it is illuminated by the sunset, while you return to the port. 

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What people are saying about Sardinia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 256 reviews

Dear, Today is our last holiday day in beautiful Olbia and tomorrow we leave for Rome. Yesterday, Wednesday, September 8, is a day that I will remember for a long time. We were blessed with La Maddalena archipelago: a boat trip! Before booking, I had read the reviews here that were not positive. But, because we wanted to experience it in our own way, we booked it anyway, looking at the weather conditions, it was 27 degrees and no rain was expected. And, I'll tell you! It's unbelievably beautiful! Charge your phone battery well and bring an extra charging bank if you can because you won't stop filming and photographing. With such weather, it is better to put on your swimming trunks before you get on the bus. Enjoy the trip!

There were 4 of us: me, my wife and two children aged 9 and 8. Punctual departures and immediately towards Golfo Aranci to find dolphins, thanks to the skill of Antonio seen several times, then great baths in fantastic coves with lots of refreshments. Antonio the number one, besides being very nice is very professional, I highly recommend it, TOP excursion

A very beautiful afternoon at sea, a beautiful moment of sharing! This outing allowed us to get to know other very nice French people. Antonio was great, he took the time to let us enjoy every stop in a cove. His tasting of a Sardinian specialty is really perfect after swimming well among the fish and seeing the dolphins!

Everything about the trip from start to finish was excellent. If I had one small criticism it would be that the English of the guide giving information on the boat was very hard to understand !

Go smoothly, see everything that is budgeted for, I'd say it's worth it.