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Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling & Boat Tour

1. Golfo Aranci: Tavolara and Molara Snorkeling & Boat Tour

Join a half-day snorkeling adventure with PADI guides 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 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.

Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

2. 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 12 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.

From Olbia: Dinghy Tour with Snorkeling to Tavolara Island

3. 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"

Dinghy trip of the islands of Tavolara and Molara

4. Dinghy trip of the islands of Tavolara and Molara

Experience four hours of pure relaxation among the coastal beauty of Tavolara and Molara, in the extreme north-east of Sardinia. Guided by an experienced skipper and aboard a comfortable and agile dinghy, you will stop in the most evocative bays to enjoy the regenerating baths and dives in the crystal clear waters. Do not miss this opportunity that will allow you, in just half a day, to explore and learn about the most beautiful places of the Protected Marine Area of Tavolara. Starting from Capo Coda Cavallo you will reach Molara and then Tavolara. Aboard a super comfortable, modern, safe and spacious dinghy, you can immerse yourself in fun and relaxation in one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. Book safely online and take part in this perfect excursion to share with a group of friends or family! The itinerary: - Departure at 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. from the Baia Salinedda beach (Capo Coda Cavallo) - Navigation in the direction of the Island of Proratora for suggestive photos to the Grotta del Forno - Stops in the most suggestive points, sheltered and accompanied by the stories of the skipper - Stop at the anchor of thirty minutes to swim in the most beautiful bays such as the Molara Pools - Visit to the Grotta della Chiave in Tavolara, with the particular cliff that descends overhanging the sea - Stop with mooring at the Porticciolo di Tavolara for a prolonged stop of one hour (with the possibility, for those who want, to visit the nature walk that leads from the beach of Cala Tramontana to the Spalmatore Beach or use the bar and bathrooms with a pleasant snack in the shade) - Sailing towards Cala Tartaruga (characterized by flat stones), Isola Piana and Spiaggia del Dottore. Depending on the weather conditions and the choices of the skipper, there will be another stop of 30 minutes at anchor - Return scheduled for 1:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Boat: Dinghy - Length: 7.20 m - Width: 2.80 m - Maximum capacity: 12 passengers + skipper - Cabins: no - Bathrooms: no - Freshwater - Outdoor shower - Ladder - Awning - Hi-Fi system for music

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What people are saying about Tavolara Island

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 158 reviews

This was a great tour and totally worth the money! Antonio our guide was very sweet and nice with lots of fun jokes and interesting facts to tell! I can’t swim but he was so nice and provided a life vest and let me enjoy the snorkeling experience with that while always keeping an eye on me making sure I was safe! The places we stopped were dreamy and a real paradise!! Highly recommended!!!

It was a wonderful experience. Snorkeling and seeing the vivid fish were really fantastic and magical Adventures. Our day in Sardinia was made to remember by Antonio because he is such a kind, fun, and enjoyable person. Highly recommended tour.

Well organized activities, friendly staffs, great snorkeling experience. Special shoutout to Francesca who kindly explained interesting facts about the surroundings and took a great care of us during the excursion. Totally recommend!

It was a super nice morning and we saw great fish. The group was super relaxed and we were provided with a snack and drinks. Be sure to pack sunscreen! The tour is highly recommended. :)

Antonio is great and made us laugh many times. Full of knowledge about the locations we visited. so many fishes!