Boat trips Villasimius

Sergio Atzori
Sergio Atzori
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Boat trips Villasimius

  • Villasimius in Sardinia is located on the south-eastern coast of Sardinia.
  • Easily accessible from Cagliari, Carbonia, Iglesias, Costa Rei and Muravera.
  • In the area of Villasimius you will find the Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara, an absolute must-see during your holiday in southern Sardinia!

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Boat trips Villasimius, how much they cost

From 40 euros upwards.

The price of the excursion changes according to the type of boat or dinghy used, the duration and the services offered.

It also makes a difference whether the tour is a private tour or shared with other people.

Prices are indicative and not binding. Select the boat and the service you prefer to know the official price of the trip.

It is located 15 kilometres from Costa Rei, which is a resort south of Muravera, and is easily accessible from Cagliari.

It is one of the best known places in southern Sardinia for its unspoilt nature and incredibly beautiful beaches. 

Excursions depart from the port of Villasimius and from the Tanka Village in Villasimius. Check the details of each excursion and choose the one that suits you best.

It depends on the type of excursion you decide to book. If you choose a boat, yacht or motorboat trip, departures are normally in the morning and return in the evening. For snorkelling in the Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara there can be morning and early afternoon departures. For dinghy hire the duration is variable, choose between half a day, full day or several days. Consult the experience page and choose your departure time from those proposed. During the summer season there is availability every day.

There are free car parks near the port of Villasimus and Tanka Village. However, we suggest that you arrive at the embarkation point in advance so that you can park your car in a suitable place. Please check the information sheet of each activity where you will find up-to-date location information.

Tours from Villasimius are suitable for everyone and perfect for all ages. There are tours for families with children, groups of friends, couples and even single travellers. Choose the type of excursion you prefer, we suggest you check the "important information" section of each activity so that you can choose the trip and provider that best suits your needs.

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.

Of course, it's a shame not to swim in this beautiful piece of paradise. All excursions include swimming stops to enjoy the day on the boat.

Villasimius has a temperate, warm climate, typical of the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. We recommend that you bring a swimming costume and a towel for swimming during the breaks, and if you feel you need one, bring a jumper as well, as it may be useful for the return trip.

How to book

Booking online is a must, otherwise you risk not finding a seat. Also, online prices are often lower.
Se vuoi acquistare i biglietti per una gita in barca Villasimius su scegli la motonave che preferisci tra le proposte, puoi vedere subito a colpo d’occhio la durata, la tariffa e il porto di partenza.

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 48 hours in advance.

Tours in Villasimius are a must, one of the things to do in Sardinia. All tourists who choose to visit the south of Sardinia make at least one tour during their holiday, so we suggest you book as early as possible to avoid the risk of not finding availability. That would be a real shame.

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

During your holiday in south Sardinia you can visit the Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara by boat, Punta Molentis, the Isola dei Cavoli, Baia Cala Stellina, Cala di Scasciu, the 19th century lighthouse, the statue of the Madonna del Naufrago, Cuccureddu Beach, Porto Giunco and much more.

Yes, dinghies and boats are usually equipped with an awning to protect themselves during the hottest hours. It is usually opened during stops and not while sailing.

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.

Take with you:

  • swimming costume
  • beach towel
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses

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.

Boat trips Villasimius

The boat trip in theCapo Carbonara Marine Protected Area allows you to explore a very important stretch of sea from a naturalistic point of view. You can see the Isola dei Cavoli and admire the most beautiful beaches of Villasimius from the sea. You can choose to take a boat excursion on board a motorboat and a luxury yacht, on a catamaran and also on board an inflatable boat.

Inflatable boat hire Villasimius

Noleggiare un gommone, uno yacht o una barca a vela è il modo migliore per visitare in assoluta autonomia e libertà le coste del sud Sardegna. Durante la giornata in mare puoi decidere dove andare e dove fermarti, puoi visitare le spiagge più belle della costa sud e fermarti a fare il bagno. Puoi anche raggiungere un ristorante sulla spiaggia e mangiare con i piedi sulla sabbia, hai solo l’imbarazzo della scelta.

Snorkelling Villasimius

Lo snorkelling è un’attività che si fa in mare per godersi lo splendido panorama sommerso con un paio di pinne ai piedi e indossando una maschera dotata di un comodo boccaglio. È un’attività sportiva rilassante durante la quale non si pensa a nulla, si svuota la testa e si torna spensierati come bambini. Si passa un po’ di tempo ad osservare il blu del mare, a cercare animali o magari a guardare un pesce affaccendato nelle sue attività quotidiane. Durante lo snorkeling si possono avvistare ricci, polpi, stelle marine, murene e nei giorni più fortunati magari anche un paguro Bernardo l’eremita in pieno trasloco.

A tip for snokeling: When you are handed your mask, before wetting it, put some saliva on the inside of the lens, smear the saliva and rinse with sea water. If you don't wear the mask immediately after this practice, leave some water inside until you start snorkelling. This barbaric practice often seems strange to newbies, but professionals do it all the time, without thinking, because this way the mask doesn't fog up.
Another very important thing is to never, ever take starfish out of the water, even for a few seconds, as this will cause them irreparable damage.

Capo Carbonara Marine Protected Area

AMP Capo Carbonara è una delle Aree Marine Protette della Sardegna. L’Capo Carbonara Marine Protected Area is a marine natural area located in the south-eastern part of Sardinia, in the area of the Mediterranean Sea stretching from Capo Boi to the area in front of Serpentara Island.

The Capo Carbonara MPA includes the promontory of the same name, the island of Cavoli, the shoal of Santa Caterina located west of the homonymous cove and the shoal of Pescatelli in the sea area in front of Porto Saruxi. Also included are the areas of the secca dei Berni located in front of Villasimius between the island of Cavoli and the island of Serpentara and the secca di Mezzo and Libeccio to the south of Isola dei Cavoli.

Flora and fauna around Villasimius

The Marine Protected Area contains all the main species that populate the Mediterranean, including some allochthonous species. In particular, in the sea of Villasimius it is possible to admire, among the ichthyofauna, the brown grouper, the dentex, the amberjack, the barracuda, the seabream, the damselfish, the eel, the moray eel, the octopus, the gilthead bream, the corvina. There are also very colourful sponges and the presence of Pinna nobilisthe largest bivalve mollusc in the Mediterranean. Dolphins are often spotted and large marine mammals are more rarely seen.

The avifauna is likewise incredibly flourishing, in addition to the numerous gulls, it is possible to admire the peregrine falcon, the cormorant, the tufted maragon, the tern and the pink flamingo.

La flora vanta le specie che caratterizzano la macchia mediterranea, tra cui il ginepro, il mirto e il pistacchio.

Also worth mentioning Posidonia oceanicaIt is a very important plant for the conservation of the coastline, for the oxygenation of the water and for the conservation of species, as many animals find shelter in its underwater forests.

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