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From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

Activity provider:Maggiorleggerotour
Water activity

From Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Boat Tour

Activity provider:Maggiorleggerotour
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From US$ 53.66 per person

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Explore La Maddalena Archipelago on a boat trip from Palau or La Maddalena, accompanied by a local multilingual guide. Benefit from plenty of options for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

About this activity

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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish


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    2 starting location options:

    Palau, La Maddalena

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    Santa Maria, Maddalena Archipelago

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    La Maddalena

    Free time, Shopping

  • 2 drop-off locations:

    La Maddalena, Palau

Main stop

For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • Learn about La Maddalena Archipelago from a multilingual local guide
  • Discover the islands of Budelli, Spargi, and Santa Maria with beach stops
  • Explore the historic center of La Maddalena at your own pace with option to shop
  • Swim and snorkel in emerald waters and natural pools or sun on sandy beaches
Full description

Start your trip at Palau or La Maddalena port, where the crew will meet you and make sure you get comfortable on board. Choose from a variety of drinks and food available for purchase as you enjoy the sea breeze.

Take a swim during the first stop at Santa Maria island, known for its turquoise waters. Stop at Budelli to lie on the sand or swim in the natural pools.

Once back to the boat, admire the Spiaggia Rosa and its unique pink sand. Visit Spargi to discover its white sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and turquoise waters. Go snorkeling in calm waters or lounge on the beach of Cala Granara. Along the way, see the Island of Santo Stefano, Caprera, and the Bear Rock of Palau from the boat. Listen to a multilingual explanation from your expert guide about the history of the archipelago. If you departed from Palau, have 1 hour of free time to shop for souvenirs or Vermentino wine in traditional Sardinian shops. Take a walk around the charming town. Admire the port of Cala Gavetta and the picturesque church of Santa Maria Maddalena before you get dropped off at Palau. If your journey started at La Maddalena, end your trip here.

  • Transportation by boat
  • Passenger insurance
  • Multilingual guide on board
  • Landing tax to be paid upon arrival in cash (2.50€ - 5.00€)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase onboard, cash only)
  • Guided tour in La Maddalena
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Snorkeling gear

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • You can bring your own packed lunch or buy food or drinks on board the boat
  • The tour may be subject to delay or change of route in the event of adverse weather conditions or changes in regulation
  • Spaggia Rosa can be seen from the boat
  • Landing tax is 5.00€ from June to August and 2.50€ in May, September, and October (children from 0 to 6 years do not pay)
  • People departing from La Maddalena do not pay the landing tax since they will have already done so upon arrival at the island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1165 reviews

Review summary

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Well run ship! Crew are very well organised and friendly! Didn’t much like the seating arrangement (bit cramped in rows of two or three) but was able to move around the boat freely most of the time so made the most of it. Good amount of time spent at each stop! Wouldn’t want to pay anymore like some of the tours charge you. Much cheaper in Turkey….and you get a free lunch!!! Haha!

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October 9, 2022

Lovely trip through the islands! The crew were super friendly, efficient, and helpful. The tour guide (Claudia) was amazing, so much information abut history, culture, landscape, etc., all in 3 languages! The trip itself was well planned, plenty of time at each stop for swimming and relaxing.

October 9, 2022

We had a great day. The beautiful boat is a bit like a water bus taking us to four stops but it does it with great care, and the spots are well-chosen. They also go into other inlets to show and explain things. The woman guide was fantastic, spoke all four languages excellently. The islands are breathtaking, the blues are so mixed, I have never seen such white sands and colours.

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October 6, 2022

Product ID: 397679