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Boat Tour La Maddalena Archipelago from Palau

La Maddalena, Italy

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  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Day trip by boat to La Maddalean Archipelago from Palau
  • Visit every island in the archipelago
  • Stop along the way to hang out on gorgeous beaches or go swimming in theemerald water
  • Admire the rugged natural beauty of this protected area

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • From 2017 there is a landing fee of €5 per person, payable as a sperate ticket, at the boarding process to the Town hall of La Maddalena.
  • Snacks

Departure & Return

Possible departure locations

Departure Point

  • Banchina medaglie d'oro, Banchina medaglie d'oro, La Maddalena SS, Italy

    This is a starting point ONLY for passengers who are already in La Maddalena. Please note that the boat leaves the port of La Maddalena at 08:30. Thank you

  • Palau, Piazza del Molo, 07020 Palau SS, Italy

    For check in, our office is inside of the ferry station, at the commercial port of Palau, boxes 4 and 5. There is nearby parking in Via Fonte Vecchia (cost 1€ per hour and accepts only coins) Check in opens at 9am and closes at 10:15am.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • Please note: Due to heavy traffic in Palau, it is advised that you allot plenty of time to arrive and park. The parking area is in Via Fonte Vecchia. Parking is €1 per hour and the machine accepts only coins
  • Please note that from April 2017 there is an landing fee tax charge of €5 per person, payable at boarding to the town hall of La Maddalena, you will receive a separate ticket for this once you have paid.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please leave a mobile contact number with the relevant international dialling code at time of booking as we may need to contact you regarding weather conditions. Thank you
  • Check in is located inside the ferry station in the commercial port of Palau, box numbers 4 and 5. Check in opens at 9am and closes at 10:15
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
Operated by Linea delle Isole

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Boat Tour La Maddalena Archipelago from Palau?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Boat Tour La Maddalena Archipelago from Palau?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Boat Tour La Maddalena Archipelago from Palau?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boat Tour La Maddalena Archipelago from Palau?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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327 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Beautiful islands, boat itself is very crowded
Ha_L, Oct 2021
Well priced excursion stopping by some very beautiful beaches with the most amazing water! However the boat itself (which you do spend a lot of time on) is very crowded with little personal space. You are competing with hoards of people to get a good seat, as well as having to line up to get on/off the boat as well as lining up for activities such as swimming. There was no food available on the boat (I wished they signposted this in the description better) and no bar/restaurant facilities on some of the stops on the islands, so please come prepared with your own food and drinks. I was starving until 4pm! Although the stops and the places this tour takes you on are great, if you could afford it, I would suggest going with a different company for a more private and intimate experience.
Fun and relaxing experience
Robert_O, Aug 2021
Overall nice experience. The boat is big enough to handle several people but can get a bit crowded sometimes (regarding the Covid period). We boarded at around 9 - 9:30 and the boat left at 10:30 from the port. We had the 2nd itinerary so the last stop was in a very beautiful golf with fishes where we swam. The beaches are wonderful, and the time spent on them is enough to enjoy each stop, around 1 hour - 2 hours on each beach, 15 - 30 minutes for the boat stops. Don't buy the sandwich, it's one of the worst things i eat, 2 old slices of bread, 1 ham 1 cheese and that's it. It costs 5 euros and it just breaks the experience. You are better of removing it from the offer entirely. On the other hand, the pancakes are good. Other minus is the bad quality of the sound on the boat, I didn't understand anything the guide said because the sound was coming only from the front of the boat and there was a lot of noise.
Boat trip to Madalena
Helena_M, Aug 2021
Couldn’t understand what was being said. Bar service not very good. On the site where we booked the lunch was included and nothing was served and the route was changed.
Not worth the price
Chona_L, Jul 2021
Poor speaker quality. It was hard to understand the guide. Departure time on ticket is 10:00, we leaved at 10:30. The boat was full, no covid restrictions at all.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Elham_S, Jul 2021
It was a unique experience! Weather was nice and the tour guide was really good. We enjoyed a lot 👌
Worth it
Yolanda_C, Jul 2021
We saw beautiful beaches and had at least 1,5 hour to stay there. I wish we could have stayed longer at La Maddalena 😁
spectacular sightseeing
Titiana_1, Jul 2021
the tour with explanation was interesting. And we enjoyed the relaxing day with the calm and serenity of the staff.
The beauty of the La Maddalena Islands is spectacular
Kate_H, Sep 2020
Well organised tour with good communication beforehand so we knew exactly where we needed to meet the boat and where to park. A beautiful day. The islands are truly stunning. Beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Swim stop at the Bay of Madonna was fun. Friendly staff on board. Commentary in 3 languages. Adequate time spent at each spot. We did itinerary 1. We got lunch on board. We are vegan so were pleased there was a veg cous cous option which was lovely. The crew kept reinforcing the rules re using masks when not able to socially distance. Most passengers paid attention to this.
La magdalena boat Tour enjoyed this boat tour visited some beautiful beaches for stop offs
GlobeTrotting563200, Aug 2019
Had fun enjoyed the boat trip lovely places to see lunch of pasta included Lovely swim stop off shopping stop off
Best boat trip ever
Mohamed_B, Jun 2019
Fantastic tour from start to finish, staff are very good,friendly and helpful always . Even booked another tour straight after with them to do the other trip they offer.. most important the places you visit on this tour are stunning .. get ready to be wow-ed . Thank u
Excellent trip
hachkar, Sep 2018
It was an excellent trip , good food , good service , time enough for each island , great service and great boat
Great trip
marcia_K, Sep 2018
We had enough in every stop to enjoy the view and the beach. Very friendly people , good customer service. Deliciou lunch!
BEWARE!!!! If your looking for a...
BARBARA M, Aug 2018
BEWARE!!!! If your looking for a party boat then this is the tour for you. I booked this tour thinking it was going to be a family-friendly boat experience and this was not the case at all. Viator will not provide a refund or any payment adjustment. I DO NOT recommend this tour if your looking for a pleasant family friendly boating experience.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Ana_S, Aug 2018
very good trip. the only thing is it was too many people and there weren't enough seats but the views and water was amazing
The area itself is just fantastic...
Aleksandr B, Jun 2018
The area itself is just fantastic, as well as stops areas! But logistics could be way better. The boat is exactly as on photos - comfortably small, cosy and new. However in our case operator merged two boats together after the first stop - it resulted in tons of people on board and absolutely no place to chill comfortably. Also, crew allows to smoke on board - and this is totally weird when enjoying such a wonderful nature. Food is fine, but in order to get a real sea food, you will need to pay extra.
Response from Host, Jun 2018
TOUR OPERATOR COMMENT: Thank you for your feedback. Please note, the boats were regrettably merged due to the captain of the other boat being hospitalized, as we explained to everyone on our tour. We're sorry to hear this affected your experience so negatively as to leave a 1-star review despite all the positives mentioned. We hope you will consider us again for your return-travel needs.
This tour was fantastic !!! The trip...
Joe_A, Oct 2017
This tour was fantastic !!! The trip around the islands and the stops to some beaches was amazing. The water is stupendous: so crystal clear and clean as far as the eye can see. The deck hands were great and helpful. The meal on the boat was great made from the fresh seafood that is so readily available. It would have been nice to at least have one drink included with the meal and the rest available for purchase as required. The water stops along the way were great too, including the natural aquarium of Caprera. It was just beautiful and peaceful to be in the water in such a naturally beautiful setting. This tour is highly recommended and should not be missed. It's a TO DO!!
The tour through the the archipelago...
Srgio_R, Sep 2017
The tour through the the archipelago is wonderful and stops at 2 beaches, the natural pools and the village of La Madallena. The only point that could be better was the lunch. It is a somewhat uninteresting pasta with tomato and shrimp served on plastic dishes and on a crowded table. However, the overall experience is great.
Great beaches! Crew was very...
Chad d, Aug 2017
Great beaches! Crew was very friendly and helpful, boat was a little crowded but overall great value for money. Get to Palau early because it is hard to find a park and there is traffic getting in. The boat is actually a few mins walk from the car park and we had to call the tour guide twice for directions - so it might be helpful if the website could have a little map on when the boat will be in Palau. Also they leave right on time so don't be late hence get to Palau early.
Nice boat, friendly crew. Beautiful...
Emilia v, Aug 2017
Nice boat, friendly crew. Beautiful islands and beaches. The last stop is not that interesting, unless you like souvenirs :
This trip was much better than we...
Aaron J, Sep 2016
This trip was much better than we did along the eastern coast - better stops, beaches and not so many people - I would recommend it for the price!


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