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Guided Motorboat Tour of the La Maddalena Archipelago

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of the unspoiled beaches and towns of the archipelago of La Maddalena on this guided boat tour.

Highlights

  • Explore the stunning landscapes and pristine golden beaches of the Archipelago of Maddalena on this guided motorboat tour.

  • Discover the island of Spargi, the most inaccessible and wildest of the archipelagos, uncontaminated by the outside world.

  • Unwind at the island of Budelli, famous for its turquoise waters and world-renowned pink beach.

  • Sunbathe and swim in the crystalline waters on the island of Santa Maria, and walk through the historic town of La Maddalena.

  • Fun Fact: The last known house of Italian hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi, is located in the town of La Maddalena.

Inclusions

  • Full-day motorboat tour of La Maddalena

  • Multilingual guide

  • Swimming stops

  • Passenger insurance

Exclusions

  • Landing tax to be paid upon arrival in cash (€5 from 7 years old)

  • Food, water & drinks (available to purchase on board)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Spargi, the Jewel of the Maddalena Treasure Trove

Your first tour stop will be at the Island of Spargi, where you’ll visit the Bay of Cala Corsara. Here, a wooden walkway will lead to you the island’s beaches. You may enjoy a swim in the crystalline water or admire the soft golden sand, and lunar-like rock formations. The stop here will last for an hour.

Continuing the tour, you'll see granite rocks carved by the wind over the years, including the Witch's Head rock, the Bulldog dog, and a miniature version of Italy. Then, you’ll travel up to beaches on the Island of Budelli, the most unique one of which is the ‘Pink Beach’. It has famously banned visitors from walking or swimming.

Travel Through the Center of 3 Islands

The motorboat will take you through Porto Della Madonna, where the islands of Budelli, Razolli, and Santa Maria meet. At Santa Maria, the boat will stop for half an hour so that you can swim in its turquoise waters and view the scenic villas that are home to VIPs like Roberto Bengini, a celebrated actor, comedian, scriptwriter, and director.

Revel in a Historical Experience

Touch down on the Island of Capera and get some free time to explore some popular attractions which you can visit at your own cost are the ‘Memorial Giuseppe Garibaldi Capera’, also known as the Museum House. Then, the tour will circle back to the commercial port of La Maddalena where you’ll have an hour to marvel at buildings constructed in the 18th century.

Itinerary

Start from Port of Palau – Spargi island – Budelli island – La Spiaggia Rosa beach (view from boat) – Santo Stefano island (view from boat) – La Maddalena – Return to Port of Palau

Important Information

  • The languages spoken aboard the boat include English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes or slippers and bring a swimsuit, towel, snorkeling equipment, sunscreen, and a hat.

  • The boat can carry 250 passengers but it only accepts 80, leaving 2 seats available for each passenger.

Timings

Daily: 10:30am onwards

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Circonvallazione Palau Vecchio.

  • Address: 07020 Palau, Province of Sassari, Italy.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Palau. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses Linea 601, Linea 9328 to get you there.

By Ferry

  • The closest ferry station is Porto di Palau. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board ferry La Maddalena-Palau to get you there.

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