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Maddalena Archipelago (Arcipelago della Maddalena) Tours

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Maddalena Archipelago (Arcipelago della Maddalena)
For deserted lagoons, turquoise waves, and fabulous beaches, set sail for the Maddalena Archipelago (Arcipelago della Maddalena), just off the Costa Smeralda. The group of seven islands and dozens of islets between Sardinia and Corsica is a national park, with crystalline waters for diving and unspoiled coastlines.  
 
The Basics
For decades, the Maddalena Archipelago was spared from the ravages of intensive tourism, because its largest island was a NATO base. When the base closed in 2008, Sardinia’s “yachterati” began visiting the islands, but their national park status has protected the ecosystem from unchecked development. Today, the islands retain an almost undiscovered feel, and many of the beaches are accessible only by boat. Most of the archipelago’s residents live in La Maddalena on the main island, but venture out of town a few minutes by land or sea, and you’ll feel like you have the islands to yourself.

A popular destination for divers and beach enthusiasts, the Maddalena Archipelago can only be reached from Sardinia by ferry or private boat. Join a boat tour to skip the crowded port town, and explore the coastlines and beaches farther afield. Or, opt for a scuba or snorkeling excursion.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Passengers must be agile enough to board and disembark from a boat—confirm accessibility if you have limited mobility.
  • The main port town of La Maddalena has several eateries, and there are a few waterfront restaurants scattered along the coastline that are accessible only by boat.
 
How to Get There
The Maddalena Archipelago lies in the Strait of Bonifacio between Sardinia and Corsica, about 20 minutes from Sardinia’s port city of Palau. You can get to the islands by ferry or via a private boat tour from a number of ports along the Sardinian coast.
 
When to Get There
The archipelago is most crowded in summer, when Italians head for its relatively remote beaches. Go in late spring or early fall for fewer people and warm temperatures perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
 
The Seven Islands of the Maddalena Archipelago
The largest island—and the archipelago’s main port and town—is La Maddalena, with a permanent population of just under 10,000 people. The nearby islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano are also inhabited, though there are no towns or ports on these largely wild expanses of coast and countryside. Spargi, Santa Maria, Budelli, and Razzoli are smaller, deserted islands, known for their pristine coastlines and rich marine life.
Address: Via Giulio Cesare 7, La Maddalena, Sardinia 07024, Italy
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Maddalena Archipelago (Arcipelago della Maddalena)

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La Maddalena & Caprera Island - SARDINIA - ITALY

La Maddalena & Caprera Island - SARDINIA - ITALY

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You cannot leave the Island of Sardinia without visiting La Maddalena! One of the Most Enchanting Island of Mediterranean Sea! A great mix of History, Panorama and RelaIx! This tour is one of the "Top Things to Visit In Sardinia - Italy! This is a different way to explore and get in touch with the local people. This shore excursion start from Olbia to La Maddalena, pick up also available also from surrounding areas.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.19
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Sardinia's La Maddalena and Caprera islands guided tour for small groups

Sardinia's La Maddalena and Caprera islands guided tour for small groups

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Visit two islands in Sardinia’s paradise archipelago of La Maddalena, just north of the Costa Smeralda. With a guide, you’ll cruise from Palau to Isola Maddalena, the largest island in the chain, to visit the main town and travel to the island of Caprera. Some of Sardinia’s finest stretches of sand abound here, so bring your bathing suit and request a beach break to cool down in the sea. Numbers are capped at eight people for an intimate, small-group tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$339.33
Price varies by group size
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$339.33
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Sailboat daily cruise in Sardinia: Maddalena Archipelago and Costa Smeralda

Sailboat daily cruise in Sardinia: Maddalena Archipelago and Costa Smeralda

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This daylong sailing & aquatic adventure begins when you're arrived in our dock on Marina di Porto Rafael, Punta Sardegna. Board at 9.30 on one of ours wonderful sailing boats . With a small group of no more than 12 people, sail along the Archipelago of La Maddalena , about few minutes of sailing navigation you admire the pristine waters of Spargi , beautiful views, and the best transparent and turquoise waters of the Mediterannean sea Learn about sailing techniques from the skipper and hear about " Bocche di Bonifacio" wind and currents. You can even assist the captain with some sailing maneuvers and steer the boat for a short time.You can swim and make snorkelling in incredible clear turquoise waters. Spend an hour on a wonderful  white beach. Back on board, refresh yourself with a snack and a plats of spaghetti of the sardinia tipical regional cuisine, soft drinks, bottled water, beer and a bottle of Wine ( 1 for 2 person )  . Return to the marina at 5.30 pm.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.68
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Scenic Boat Tours La Maddalena Archipelago from Palau

Scenic Boat Tours La Maddalena Archipelago from Palau

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Explore the stunning La Maddalena Archipelago by boat with this day trip from Sardinia. Visit each island in the gorgeous archipelago, with many opportunities for swim breaks or stopping at beaches. Enjoy the pristine scenery of this protected area with sandy beaches, emerald water and ruggedly beautiful islands.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.17
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$58.17
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Tour Olbia-Cannigione in Tuk Tuk + La Maddalena Archipelago Tour by Boat

Tour Olbia-Cannigione in Tuk Tuk + La Maddalena Archipelago Tour by Boat

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Have you ever tried the experience of a unique tour that combines an excursion by land and by sea? On board a Tuk Tuk you will take a panoramic tour from Olbia to Cannigione where you will board at 9:00 am to explore the La Maddalena Archipelago. While sailing, you will skirt the islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano to get to the island of La Maddalena, where you will stop for shopping in the typical local craft shops. Resumed navigation will continue towards the most beautiful islands in the area, in particular around the Islands of Spargi and Santa Maria, which will be appreciated through stops of about an hour for swimming in the crystal clear waters. The panoramic tour will take place on the Manto della Madonna, a stretch of sea with shallow waters and will skirt the Island of Budelli, returning along Punta Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau and Capo d'Orso. The return is scheduled between 17:00 and 17:30.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.05
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$168.05
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La Maddalena (Sardinia-Italy) Sailboat Private Cruise

La Maddalena (Sardinia-Italy) Sailboat Private Cruise

Why not escape and spend a beautiful all inclusive day on the water onboard of our boat?! We will take you to any location (within reason) for this fully customizable day, while catering to your needs and making it extra special! Your captain will plan your itinerary for the day based on your preferences, and sea conditions, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing boat trip
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  • 8 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$896.77
per group
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$896.77
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Sailing weeks in the stunning Sardinia (July 4-12/13-19, August 1-8)

Sailing weeks in the stunning Sardinia (July 4-12/13-19, August 1-8)

These place are really unique in Sardinia, probably the best coast with stunning sceneries, incredible clear waters, and the possibility to make the tour on board a special sailboat, equipped with alla comforts including air conditioning, large swimming platform, large Bimini for shadow, a fridge and a freezer, a new dinghy with a powerful 15hp outboard. Plus, we have been sailing these seas for ten years now and know all their secrets... YOU CAN ALSO RESERVE THE WHOLE BOAT AT SPECIAL PRICES, WRITE US FOR DETAILS
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  • 7 days
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$554.00
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Private tour on sailing boat Maddalena Archipelago

Private tour on sailing boat Maddalena Archipelago

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A private tour on a sailing boat in absolute safety, The most exclusive and close to nature way to fully enjoy the beauty of Sardinia and these islands is undoubtedly aboard luxurious and exclusive sailing boats, which will allow you to visit the the most beautiful bays and beaches of this true paradise at sea. You will be enchanted by the crystal clear water of the incredibly turquoise bays, the most beautiful in the world, which will surprise you with the contrast with the white beaches of the islands of the Maddalena Archipelago. You can swim and snorkel. The tour starts in the morning around 9.45 am and ends in the afternoon around 5.30 pm. During the day you will visit several islands and beaches, and a typical aperitif based on typical Sardinian products will be served on board, followed by lunch, cooked on board, based on fish of the characteristic Sardinian cuisine. Navigation is carried out in compliance with ministerial security protocols.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,554.40
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