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La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour from Palau

Palau, Italy

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


While vacationing on Sardinia be sure to cruise the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This boat tour takes you to the Maddalena Archipelago on the rugged northwest coast of the island, where you can spend the day swimming and shopping. The spacious vessel stops at several islands, including Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach) on the Isle of Budelli. Daily departures from the Palau port make this a convenient getaway.
  • Spend an entire day among the gorgeous landscapes of the Maddalena Archipelago
  • Immerse in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea during plenty of swimming stops
  • Typical lunch of pasta and drinks available at an additional cost
  • Included discount card offers coupons for shops in La Maddalena, with free time to explore

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Local multilingual guide (italian, english, french)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Skip the line
  • Passenger insurance
  • Elena Tour Card (with many discount coupons for the shops at La Maddalena)
  • Food and drinks. Bar items available at additional cost
  • City tour of La Maddalena by a cabriolet bus (€ 5,00 p/person, children from 0 to 3 are free. Tickets directly on board) - OPTIONAL

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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

    Departure Point: Palau Port in front of the Ferry Terminal Address: Boarding point at Palau 41°10'52.3"N 9°23'10.3"E or 41.181194, 9.38619 Dates: See Availability Return point: Palau port at 5:30pm

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • In case of a bad weather or for directive of the National Park the itinerary might be changed
  • For guests departing from Palau, check in at 9:15 am
  • There is a lot of traffic and problems of parking in Palau. Please bring 10 euros for the parking of the tourist port
  • Landing fees (€ 2,50 p/person in May, September and October; € 5,00 p/person from June to August. Children from 0 to 6 are free) is DUE. Cash payment at the boarding
  • In the months of May and October the boat tour takes place with a minimum number of passengers (20 people)
  • On board are allowed just small bags and strollers
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Operated by Elena Tour Navigazioni

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour 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 La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour from Palau?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Traveler Tips

A very good trip well worth the visit to these places.
524 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Sardinian trip
Anatoly_K, Oct 2021
We had a great time today. The Stuff was very nice and friendly they took us to see the places to die for just unforgettable. Thank you.
Boat trip: nice! Viator: worse company!
Tim_K, Sep 2021
The boat trip was very nice, despite the pre-specified program was not quite right. So we didn't stop at Spiaggia Rosa, but sailed past it. Along the way and during the stops you see very beautiful things. The staff on the boat is also very friendly. But you should definitely not have high expectations of Viator. What an amateurish company that is! For example, it is indicated in advance (in the advertisement of the boat trip) that the lunch is included. This turned out not to be the case, so you still have to pay extra for lunch on the boat: 5 euros per person. If you check this at Viator, you get the following response: too bad, bad luck... Parking at the harbor is also very difficult. Viator should have pointed this out. There is enough parking space, only paying is difficult: only by credit card or cash (note: no shop or catering business can exchange!). Viator also does not clearly indicate which boat you should have, so you are looking drowsy. We were just in time! Our tip: book the boat trip, but not at Viator. A cheaper tour is offered (for example by GetyourGuide). But: the boat trip itself makes up for everything, which is recommended!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Happy wife - happy life 🙂
Annika_S, Sep 2021
Beautiful places, nice Organisation, very friendly and funny crew! I would recommend to do the big tour! Absolutely worth it 🐟☀️🇮🇹
Nice day
Matteo_A, Sep 2021
Friendly staff, nice excursion, and good balance of breaks/activity. The beauty of the La Maddalena is shown in its entire range. The stop at the main island, though, seemed a bit unnecessary.
🎉🎉🎉🎉Best experience ever Highly recommended
Katherine_A, Jun 2021
Alessio (el alma de la fiesta) 🕺was super fun and funny! The tour was in Italian/English and a lil french, I noticed a super nice lady from the crew knew German and provided extra translation for the German speakers onboard which honestly I think can be categorized as a great customized service ! The food was good (pasta al dente with 🦀 and 🧀 for a fair price) you can also order drinks 🍷🍸🍺🍹and ice cream 🍦and some other items in the boat for fair prices, everything was clean and tidy, kudos to the awesome crew 👬👬👬👭👫, they were super kind and awesome, all the time checking on us to know how we were feeling, they all were super chill, helpful, fun and kind. It was my birthday and they all sang the happy birthday song in Italian to me 😍😍😍😍🎂🎉 and gave me a delicious ice cream with a candle ❤️❤️❤️❤️ It was a wonderful surprise, even more special because I was traveling alone but they never made me feel lonely which I consider a success ! One of them was specially caring and lovely, he even took some pictures of me with my phone so that I could send those to my family and friends ( you know when you're traveling alone apart from selfies is hard to make a nice picture of you with the wonderful background) . Honestly I highly recommend this crew, they all work very well together, you can feel the sinergy and great sense of humor, very respectful and above all very fun !!!!!!!!! Thanks a lot for everything, you made my day ❤️ Grazie Mile Ti amo Italia 🇮🇹❤️🎉🎉🎉
2 travelers found this review helpful
Well organised beautiful tour
Gozde_I, Jun 2021
Very professional, well planned and prepared tour, loved the beaches and stops we went to. We had enough time to chill and swim.
1 traveler found this review helpful
La Maddalena
AmyJ, Sep 2020
This didn't live upto expections. Could be due to covid but the journey felt really impersonal, there was no food or drinks provided, the bar was really expensive. The places they took us they didn't really provide any information about. The staff were friendly, however the tour guide had really poor English so it was hard to understand what he was saying. The views were beautiful and la Maddalena was really worth the visit.
Totally recommended
Daniela_S, Jul 2020
Awesome day trip to that beautiful archipelago. The installations are very well maintained and the staff is super nice. We went for a birthday surprise day and they sang with us Happy birthday with a nice muffin for my friend. Very easy as well to do the reservation. Please notice that the best is to bring your own food and drinks since in the boat you don't have many options for lunch (other than sandwiches and stuff like that). Very calm, not much party feeling, more relax. Wish it was longer to enjoy more the beaches!
Highly Recommend
Jadwiga B, Sep 2019
Everything went very good ,cruise crew with Claudia’s excellent commentary about La Maddalena spot on. We enjoyed every minute and will definitely come back.
Beautiful beaches
Lisa_K, Aug 2019
the beaches were absolutely stunning! We waded and swam and enjoyed it very much. Don't waste time hiking to the lighthouse at the last stop, nothing to see there. We really enjoyed the shopping in the small town.


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