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Caprera: Our most recommended tours and activities

Northern Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

1. Northern Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Trip

Set sail for an exciting experience full of island vistas and stops at historical destinations, like the island of La Maddalena. Take in amazing views of the sea and the coasts of islands, and jump into the crystal clear waters during designated swimming stops. Savor a tasty pasta dish onboard. Depart from the ports of Laconia, Cannigione, and Baja Sardinia, and navigate the coasts of the islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano. Hop off on the island of La Maddalena for the chance to shop and visit sites of historical and cultural interest. Then, continue towards the most beautiful islands of the Maddalena Archipelago with stops on the islands of Spargi and Santa Maria. Continue towards the Manto della Madonna and the Island of Budelli, famous for its pink beach. During the boat tour, admire rocks sculpted by the wind and water erosion resulting in real natural sculptures, including the head of the witch, the dog, and the boot. On your way back take in views of Punta Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau, and Capo d'Orso.

From Palau: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

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

Explore the beauty of North Sardinia on a full-day boat cruise of the La Maddalena archipelago. Sailing onboard the Lady Luna 2, visit the most beautiful islands of a magnificent natural park, stop to swim on sandy beaches, and more. Depart from the harbor in Palau for the short, 35-minute sail to Budelli. Marvel at the pink sand of Spiaggia Rosa, the dramatic rock formation of Roccia del Coccodrillo, and splash in the sea from Piscine Naturali. Continue to Santa Maria island and feel the warmth of the Mediterranean Sea. Make a long stop at the beach there to sunbathe and relax. After the stop, take a break for lunch, and if you wish, you can buy typical Sardinian dishes on board or bring your own food. Arrive next at Spargi island, where the beaches of Cala Corsara or Cala Granara are lapped by emerald waters and protected from the wind to create perfect conditions for sunbathing. End the tour with a stop at La Maddalena island and visit the town of La Maddalena. Wander the colorful streets to find souvenir shops or gaze at the boats in the Cala Gavetta marina. En route back to Palau, sail past Santo Stefano and Caprera islands for the last look at the high life of the seas.

From Palau: Caprera-Tahiti Tour and La Maddalena Archipelago

3. From Palau: Caprera-Tahiti Tour and La Maddalena Archipelago

Are you dreaming of discovering the islands of Caprera and La Maddalena archipelago, in north-eastern Sardinia, and snorkeling in the unmissable crystal clear waters of Cala Coticcio in Caprera island? Dedicate an entire day to Caprera and La Maddalena archipelago islands and their splendid beaches, departing from the port of Palau. Leave the port of Palau and make three stops, including three directly from the boat. The tour is private and the capacity is only 12 people. The first will be in the fantastic Tahiti. Then, the second will be in another beautiful cove between Santa Maria island, Spargi island, or Budelli. Your skipper will choose the stop based on the day's wind to ensure an unforgettable experience. Another stop could be in front of the beach of Santa Maria, where you can relax, swim, and take lots of photos with your friends. After the visit to the island of Caprera and Santa Maria, a stop for swimming is also planned on the island of Budelli, in its natural pools. Stop in front of the Cala Granara or Cala Corsara beaches of Spargi island, sheltered from the mistral wind. An aperitif based on typical Sardinian products will be served on board and the location will be truly unique. Snack on typical Sardinian cold cuts, pecorino cheese, olives, Carasau bread (typical Sardinian bread), Ichnusa beer, and water.

La Maddalena: Archipelago Boat Tour

4. La Maddalena: Archipelago Boat Tour

Visit the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago on a boat tour. See the islands of Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria, and visit the charming historic center of La Maddalena. Choose from four different departure points: Cannigione, Baja Sardinia, Palau, or La Maddalena. Meet your tour at the pickup point and discover the northeastern coast of Sardinia. Sailing between the islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano. Once in La Maddalena, the first stop includes an hour of shopping and strolling through the old town, full of characteristic craft stores, typical Sardinian products, and bars. Set off again, skirting the island of La Maddalena on the south side, where you can admire the quaint little harbor of Cala Gavetta. Check out the majestic Villa Weber where Benito Mussolini spent a month and a half of his life in "exile." Leave La Maddalena and pass through Punta Sardegna, arriving on the island of Spargi. You'll have the chance to stop for about an hour to relax on the beach or go swimming. After about 20 minutes of sailing along the famous Bocche di Bonifacio, arrive on the island of Budelli to admire the prestigious Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach). Take a short photo stop and then head to Porto della Madonna for a short swim from the boat. Make your last stop at Santa Maria Island, the only island with residential housing. Explore for an hour and 15 minutes before returning to your pickup point.

From Palau: 7 Islands of the Archipelago Guided Day Trip

5. From Palau: 7 Islands of the Archipelago Guided Day Trip

Completely tour of the Arcipelago on a 11mt rubber boat with a skipper. 12 passenger maximum, from 11am until 6pm. The tour involves 7 stops in the 7 islands, in the most suggestive places of the Arcipelago della Maddalena: S. Stefano, Caprera, La Maddalena, Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli and Santa Maria islands, with a longer stop at lunch time in La Maddalena town so you can get out of the boat and have lunch in town or bring your packed lunch. In each stop you have the possibility to take a swim, listening to music, take pictures, dive in the crystal clear waters and do some snorkeling; we also have scuba masks and snorkels at your disposal.

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What people are saying about Caprera

We were running a bit late coming from Olbia due to a major accident on our route. It delayed us by over 30 mins. The organizer kept in touch with us the whole time and held the boat for us until we arrived (10 mins late). We appreciated it so much. Tip for everyone: Leave earlier than you think.

Such an amazing experience. Our skimmer, also our guide was awesome, funny and he prepare a really good aperitif for as. Also, he prepared a bottle of champagne as a surprise for my boyfriend’s birthday. Really enjoyed the views, the beaches and all tour. I completely recomend.

Punctuality, perfect organization, perfect stopovers, well prepared pasta with tomato sauce. I recommend only a more detailed information on the meeting point for the departure.

I had a wonderful tour! ⛵️ The staff were very friendly and they looked after us! The beaches were amazing and I enjoyed the swimming a lot! I highly recommended!

Great trip! The crew is very friendly and smiling, everything is very well organized