For those seeking a truly captivating island experience, the Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling excursion is a must. Venture out to the stunning Tavolara Island, where towering granite cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise waters await. Led by an expert naturalist guide, you’ll explore protected marine areas and discover the island’s rich biodiversity. But the adventure doesn’t stop there – dive in and learn about the vibrant underwater world, equipped with top-notch snorkeling gear. As you indulge in Sardinian delicacies and refreshments, you’ll be left wondering what other treasures this enchanting island has in store.

Key Points

Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling - Key Points

  • The Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling experience showcases the stunning island of Tavolara, featuring granite cliffs and turquoise waters.
  • The tour provides access to protected marine areas and includes an expert naturalist guide to share local knowledge.
  • Complimentary Sardinian snacks and drinks, as well as all necessary snorkeling equipment, are included in the tour.
  • The tour departs from the MOYS – Marina di Olbia Yachting Services meeting point, with easy access via public transportation.
  • The tour has a strict 5-minute departure policy, and the itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions.


Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling - Overview

This boat tour and snorkeling experience showcases the stunning island of Tavolara, offering visitors the chance to explore its granite cliffs, turquoise waters, and protected marine areas.

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Guests will have the opportunity to skirt along the Capo Ceraso cliffs and visit the vibrant waters of Tavolara. Snorkeling is available in picturesque spots like Molara Island, Doctors Beach, and Porto Istana Beach.

Relax on board with Sardinian snacks and drinks as an expert naturalist guide provides commentary.

A shuttle service and all necessary equipment are included, making this an easy and enjoyable way to discover the natural beauty of this island destination.

Tour Inclusions

Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling - Tour Inclusions

The Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling experience includes a variety of amenities to enhance guests’ enjoyment, such as complimentary Sardinian snacks and drinks, as well as all necessary snorkeling equipment. The tour also provides an expert naturalist guide to share their knowledge of the local marine environment and ensure a memorable experience.

Inclusions Details
Snacks Sardinian specialties
Snorkeling Equipment Masks, snorkels, fins
Fees and Taxes All included
Expert Naturalist Guide Shares local expertise
Shuttle Service Provided to meeting point

With these thoughtful inclusions, guests can fully enjoy the beauty of the Tavolara region and its protected marine areas.

Meeting Point

Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling - Meeting Point

The meeting point for the Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling experience is at MOYS – Marina di Olbia Yachting Services.

Guests should check in at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

There is large free parking available at the meeting location.

Guests can’t wait more than 5 minutes after the departure time, so it’s crucial to arrive on time. The tour won’t depart if guests are late.

Getting to the meeting point is easy, as it’s located near public transportation.

Following the meeting point instructions ensures a smooth start to this exciting boat tour and snorkeling adventure in Sardinia.

Additional Information

Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling - Additional Information

Guests will receive confirmation of their booking, though the tour isn’t wheelchair accessible despite being located near public transportation.

The experience may not be suitable for those with back problems, pregnant travelers, or those with serious medical conditions, as children under 3 years old aren’t allowed on the tour.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, the boat is constantly sanitized, and only small bags are permitted on board.

The itinerary may change due to weather conditions, and guests should be aware of the cancellation policy, which allows for full refunds up to 24 hours before the tour.

Cancellation Policy

Guests can cancel their Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling experience up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, guests will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Similarly, if the minimum traveler requirement isn’t met, guests will be offered a different experience or a full refund.

The cancellation policy ensures flexibility and customer satisfaction, allowing guests to plan their trip with confidence.

Whether it’s due to unforeseen circumstances or personal preferences, the tour operator prioritizes providing a hassle-free experience for all participants.

Exploring Tavolara Island

The Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling experience offers guests the chance to explore the stunning island of Tavolara, situated off the coast of Sardinia.

Skimming along the granite cliffs of Capo Ceraso, the boat tour provides breathtaking views of Tavolara’s turquoise and cobalt waters, inviting visitors to discover its protected marine areas.

Highlights of the tour include:

  • Snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters around Molara Island, Doctors Beach, and Porto Istana Beach
  • Witnessing the island’s diverse marine life, from vibrant schools of fish to captivating sea turtles
  • Relaxing on board with delicious Sardinian snacks and refreshing drinks
  • Learning about the island’s rich history and ecology from the expert naturalist guide
  • Admiring the rugged beauty of Tavolara’s dramatic, towering cliffs.

Snorkeling Opportunities

One of the highlights of the Tavolara Boat Tour is the opportunity to snorkel in the protected marine areas surrounding the island, immersing visitors in the crystal-clear waters and diverse aquatic life.

The tour includes snorkeling equipment, allowing guests to explore the vibrant underwater world of Molara Island, Doctors Beach, and Porto Istana Beach. Snorkelers can expect to see a wide variety of marine species, from colorful schools of fish to captivating coral formations.

The protected status of these areas ensures the preservation of the fragile ecosystem, providing a unique and sustainable way for visitors to connect with the natural beauty of Sardinia’s coastal regions.

Sardinian Refreshments

Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling - Sardinian Refreshments

Aboard the Tavolara Boat Tour, visitors can savor a taste of Sardinia with a selection of traditional snacks and refreshing drinks. The onboard experience offers a chance to indulge in the island’s culinary delights.

Guests can enjoy:

  • Sardinian cheeses and cured meats
  • Fresh-baked breads and savory pastries
  • Local fruits and vegetables
  • Crisp white wines or refreshing juices
  • Specialty Sardinian liqueurs and digestifs

These Sardinian specialties are the perfect accompaniment to the stunning natural scenery and turquoise waters of the Tavolara Marine Protected Area. Visitors can relax and recharge while seeing the flavors of this enchanting Mediterranean island.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Bring My Own Snorkeling Equipment?

The tour provides all necessary snorkeling equipment, so guests don’t need to bring their own. This ensures everyone has the proper gear and can fully enjoy the snorkeling experience.

Is There a Minimum Number of Participants Required?

This tour has a minimum of 2 participants required. If the minimum number isn’t met, travelers will be offered an alternative experience or a full refund, as stated in the cancellation policy.

Are There Any Restrictions on the Types of Food/Drinks Allowed?

Participants are allowed to bring small bags with only snacks and drinks for personal consumption. The tour operator provides Sardinian snacks and beverages on board. No outside catering is permitted during the excursion.

Can I Request a Specific Departure Time?

Guests can request a specific departure time, though the tour operator may not be able to accommodate it due to other scheduling constraints. The set departure time is indicated in the meeting point details.

Is There an Option to Extend the Tour Duration?

According to the provided information, there doesn’t seem to be an option to extend the tour duration. The tour appears to have a set itinerary and timeline, and the cancellation policy doesn’t mention the possibility of extending the tour.


The Tavolara Boat Tour and Snorkeling experience offers a chance to discover the island’s breathtaking natural wonders.

Guests can explore protected marine areas, observe diverse wildlife, and indulge in Sardinian snacks and drinks, all while guided by an expert naturalist.

With a focus on punctuality and seamless operations, this tour provides an unforgettable adventure on the stunning Tavolara Island.

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