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  • Boat tours generally run from late March or early April to October. They are an excellent way to see Sardinia’s more inaccessible coastal highlights.
  • Services are cut back considerably over the winter months, so always check ahead. If taking a car in summer, try to arrive in good time as boats fill up quickly.
  • The most popular tours include trips out of Cala Gonone and Santa Maria Navarrese along the majestic Golfo di Orosei. Also highly recommended is a cruise from Palau around the islands of the Maddalena archipelago.
  • Boats frequently head out of Porto San Paolo, south of Olbia, for trips around Isola Tavolara and the nearby coast. From Alghero you can take boat trips up to Capo Caccia and the Grotta di Nettuno; from the Sinis Peninsula, boat tours head over to Isola di Mal di Ventre.
  • Most trips are by motorboats or small ferries, but a handful of sailing vessels are also on hand.
  • Delcomar connects Palau with the Isola di La Maddalena. In summer services run every 30 minutes and cost €3.40 to €5 for the 15-minute crossing (depending on date and time of travel. A car costs €7.30 to €12.50, depending on vehicle size and date and time of travel.

  • Delcomar also operates nightly crossings from Portovesme to Carloforte, as well as between Carloforte and Calasetta.