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Boat trips Tavolara

The boat trip to Tavolara is one of the most popular excursions for tourists in Sardinia. You can snorkel, dive in natural pools and see breathtaking landscapes and waters.
Excursions Tavolara

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Boat trips Tavolara

  • The trip to Tavolara is one of the most popular excursions for tourists in Sardinia
  • is part of aMarine Protected Area and is an unspoilt area, rich in natural treasures
  • It is possible to make snorkelling and diving
  • Bars, restaurants and other services can be found near the embarkation points.
Snorkelling Excursions Tavolara


  • 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 and on board. In general, the rates for excursions to start at around € 40.00.

Tours generally start from from Porto San Paolo, from Porto and by . You can choose the excursion you prefer, do 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 excursion lasting a full day.

from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and return from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. It depends 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, the reduction brought about by the Covid-19 regulations must be taken into account. In general, all boats have reduced the load capacity of the 30% to provide more space for each passenger. Check the experience page for official information.

How to book

Online booking is a must, otherwise you risk not finding a place. Moreover, online prices are often lower.
If you want to buy tickets for a trip to La Maddalena On yepsea.com choose the motor vessel you prefer from the proposals, you can see at a glance the duration, tariff and port of departure.

On the page of each activity you can see the 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.

A trip to the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago is one of the best in Sardinia and is in great demand.

Especially in high season, you risk not finding a place if you book at the last second. That is why we suggest 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 an excellent 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 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 vessel - 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

In case you want to do the sea guide leading the group will point out the shoals of fish and the special sea vegetation.

The place for parking differs depending on which port you choose for departure. However, we recommend that you arrive at the port of departure well in advance so that you can park your car in a suitable place and not incur unpleasant penalties.

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

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 special requirements, check the activity sheet under important information so that you can choose the tour and supplier that suits you best.

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 feel like it, take a jumper with you as well, it might be useful for the return trip. Don't forget sunglasses or a hat! In short, bring with you what you would bring for a day at the beach.

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