Boat trips Tavolara

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Sergio Atzori
Sergio Atzori
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Boat trips Tavolara

  • La gita a Tavolara è una delle escursioni più apprezzata per il turista in Sardegna
  • Tavolara fa parte di un’Area Marina Protetta ed è un territorio incontaminato, ricco di tesori naturalistici
  • E’ possibile fare snorkelling e immersioni
  • Bars, restaurants and other services can be found near the embarkation points.

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  • Adult tickets: from € 40
  • Children's tickets: from € 20 
  • Infant tickets: free

The price of excursions varies depending on how long the tour lasts, the boat being used, the season and the services offered on board. Generally speaking, rates for excursions to Tavolara start at around € 40.00. Of course the cost depends on the type of service you choose between "exclusive boat" and "shared boat".

Prices are indicative and not binding. Select the motorboat you prefer to find out the official ticket price.

Tours generally depart from Olbia, Porto San Paolo, Porto Ottiolu and Golfo Aranci. You can choose your favourite excursion, snorkel in crystal clear waters and visit the island of Tavolara.

Usually departures are in the morning and the excursion lasts half a day. However, there are also afternoon departures or you can choose a private full-day excursion.

from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and return from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Depending on the location of departure and the individual motor vessel operating the excursion.

It is necessary to arrive early - at least 30 minutes and 45 minutes in August - in order to be able to carry out all boarding check-in operations correctly.

There is no particular type of dinghy.

All suppliers, however, use stable inflatable boats with robust, high-performance engines for maximum safety. Inflatable boats for Tavolara are generally 7 to 12 metres.

From 6 to 12 people.

It depends on the individual experience and the type of dinghy but usually Tavolara dinghy trips take a maximum of 12 people.

However, there is a reduction due to the Covid-19 regulations. In general all boats have reduced the load capacity of the 30% in order to provide more space for each passenger. Check the experience page for official information.

How to book

Booking online is a must, otherwise you risk not finding a seat. Also, online prices are often lower.
If you want to buy tickets for a trip to La Maddalena On, choose the motorboat you prefer from the proposals, you can see at a glance the duration, the fare and the port of departure.

On the page of each activity you can see the activities then choose your departure date and enter your details. There is no need to print the ticket, you can simply show it from your smartphone on the day of embarkation.

At least 24/48 hours in advance.

The trip to the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago is one of the best boat trips in Sardinia and is very popular.

Especially in the high season, there is a risk of not finding a place if you book at the last second. For this reason, we recommend that you book as early as possible.

It is generally not possible to reserve a specific place on the motorboat.

All seats on any boat have a good view and there is always something to see in the park.

If you want a more exclusive service that is closer to your needs, you can choose private tours. In this case you will have the whole boat and crew at your disposal for you and your family.

You will be refunded your ticket or asked to choose another date.

All boat trips require suitable marine weather conditions that can guarantee safe navigation.

For this reason, it is up to the captain - for the safety of his passengers and the boat - to decide whether or not to carry out the excursion.

Trip information

Yes, the skipper of the dinghy or a sailor will describe the sights to be encountered during the trip to Tavolara

If you want to go snorkelling, the sea guide leading the group will point out the schools of fish and the special sea vegetation.

Parking spaces differ depending on which port you choose for your departure. However, we recommend that you arrive at your port of departure early enough to park your car in a suitable place and avoid any unpleasant penalties.

Porto San Paolo
There are paid and free parking spaces near the marina. There are not many, so come a little earlier.

Golfo Aranci
Parking is not difficult to find. In any case, arrive early because during the high season there may be a lot of traffic.

Always check each activity's card for up-to-date location information.

Yes, the dinghies are usually equipped with an awning but this is usually opened during stops and not while sailing.

Take with you:

  • swimming costume
  • beach towel
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses

Some motor vessels provide free of charge:

  • snorkelling mask
  • parasol

Check whether the ticket you are buying includes these services or not.

Yes, there is water to drink.

These tours usually include water to drink, beverages and some snacks to break the hunger pangs.

No, there is no bathroom. The tour lasts half a day.

These excursions are suitable for everyone, great for families with children, couples, groups of friends on holiday and solo tourists wishing to explore Sardinia.

The marine weather conditions are usually very calm and navigation always takes place below the coast. For this reason it is a very pleasant trip in a unique area.

If you have any special requirements, please check the activity sheet in the important information section so that you can choose the most suitable tour and supplier.

Of course! Swimming in a wonderful place like Tavolara is a priceless experience! The water is crystal clear, the seabed is sandy and there are plenty of fish.

Dive from the tubes or climb down the stern ladder.

It is possible to get back on board with the same ticket.

We recommend that you bring a swimming costume and a towel, for swimming during the stops in the most beautiful bays of the Archipelago. If you want to take a jumper with you, it might be useful for the return trip. Don't forget your sunglasses or hat! In short, bring everything you would bring for a day at the beach.

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