Dolphin watching + Snorkeling Figarolo

Departure from Golfo Aranci and Olbia

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Adults from € 70
Children from € 60

Olbia Dolphin Spotting And Snorkelling Figarolo

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duration 3h30 minutes

water and tea on board

salty snack

Masks, fins and jackets for all

ideal for adults and children

Dolphin spotting tour with snorkelling Figarolo Island. Departures from Olbia and Golfo Aranci

Beautiful excursion to discover the island of Figarolo and Capo Figari, where we will attempt the sighting of dolphins, we will make swimming stops and snorkelling stops.
In the Capo Figari area there is a good chance of spotting dolphins of the bottlenose species that they have been swimming in these waters for years.
Cala Greca, Cala Moresca and the island of Figarolo are some of the places where we will stop for a swim and, for the more sporty, snorkelling.

The points of interest during the tour are variable in relation to the place where the dolphins are and according to the marine weather conditions. The commander will illustrate the best route to carry out the sighting.


After checking in, we will board the dinghy and sail to reach the dolphin spot.

Near the island of Figarolo there is a fish farm, where, inside huge cages, sea bass and sea bream are raised in large quantities. The presence of these fish attracts dolphins in search of food. Sailing near the island and the plant, the chances of spotting dolphins are very high.

The guide on board will illustrate the characteristics and habits of these specimens.

Isola Figarolo

The islet of Figarolo, located in the waters in front of the bay of Golfo Aranci, amazes with the beauty of its uncontaminated nature.

A community of moufflons lives on the island, it is often possible to spot the specimens that overlook the cliffs to graze on the appetizing bushes salted by the sea. At the end of summer, the island is populated by gray herons that rest on its ridges.

Cala Moresca

Cala Moresca is a bay with crystal clear water located at the beginning of the path that leads to the summit of the Capo Figari promontory and Punta Filasca.

The main feature of this bay is the blue color of the water which can be admired especially in the morning when the sun rises from the mountain and illuminates the clear waters.

Some scenes of the Disney live-action remake "The Little Mermaid" were filmed on the beach of Cala Moresca

Capo Figari

The promontory of Capo Figari is a SCI area - Site of Community Interest - characterized by imposing limestone cliffs overlooking the sea. Its white cliffs are made up of rocks shaped by the action of water and wind and offer shelter to a multitude of animals.

The fauna of this site includes among the major exponents the mouflon, the wild boar, the fox, the hare, the tortoise, the Corsican gull and the herring gull, the peregrine falcon, the lesser shearwater, the cormorant and the shag.

The flora that populates the promontory is made up of the typical Mediterranean maquis. Among the species present, you can admire myrtle, juniper, wild olive, holm oak, strawberry tree, cistus, helichrysum, heather, lavender and rosemary, mastic, rush and euphorbia.

Location: Navigation in the seas between Capo Figari and Golfo Aranci

This excursion departs from Olbia and Golfo Aranci. Choose your preferred departure point

Embarkation in Golfo Aranci
loc. Sos Aranzos c/o Hotel Baia Aranzos - 07020 - Golfo Aranci (SS)
beach hotel

Remember to check-in to the board at least 20 minutes prior to departure

Recommended beachwear, bring a bathing suit, beach towel, sunglasses and sunscreen with you

Drinks on board includes water and iced tea

You will receive an immediate confirmation at the time of booking via email

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended in pregnancy

No heart problem or other serious illness

This experience requires good weather conditions. If it’s canceled due to bad weather, you could choose a different date or a full refund

For this experience is required a minimum number of travelers. In case of cancellation for the failure to reach the minimum number, you could choose between a different date or a full refund.

Snorkeling is suitable for children over 4 years old. The tour lasts a few hours, for the little ones it could be a bit long. Furthermore, younger children often have little confidence in the sea and do not like to wear a mask to see the fish.


Pets are not allowed to take part in this activity

To obtain a full refund of the ticket, ask for the cancellation of the reservation at least 24 hours before departure.

In case of cancellation due to bad weather, you can choose between another date or a full refund without penalty.

Departures: from Olbia and Golfo Aranci
Low seasonMay, June, September October
High season: July, August

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High season
10 years+
2-9 years
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Reviews Olbia Dolphin Sighting and Figarolo Snorkelling

In more than ten years, DST Sardegna has taken thousands of people to see the dolphins at Golfo Aranci, Olbia and Tavolara and many have decided to share their experience by leaving reviews on Google, Facebook, Tripadvisor and Yelp. Read the reviews!

Did you know? From 2023 the dolphin-watching excursion will also depart from Olbia! Book here

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Why choose DST Sardegna

A Gulf Oranges, Sardinia you can observe i dolphins at their environment natural, where play, eat, swim, jump and yes take care of their small at complete freedom.

The DST Sardinia team performs with its operators the activity of Dolphin Watching departing from Olbia and Golfo Aranci with responsibility and complete respect for animals and the environment.

The DST Sardegna team carries out the Dolphin Watching activity with its operators responsibly and with complete respect for the animals and the environment.


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Want to see dolphins?

We operate dolphin spotting and snorkelling departures from Olbia and Golfo Aranci Sailing near Figarolo Island, the chances of meeting dolphins are very high! Experienced guides on board will show you the habits of these magnificent specimens.

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Curiosity about bottlenose dolphins

The dolphins community which lives in the water nearby Golfo Aranci belongs to the gender of bottlenose. Dolphins are marin mammals so they live under water all their life and they do daily activities as eat, sleep and play. Underwater they mate, they give birth and breastfeed their babies continuing to breathe putting out of the water their “nose”.

Some numbers:

  • The dolphins community in Golfo Aranci is numerous, by the way the habits of these mammal is to live in small group composed by 2 or 3 until 10 members. In most of case they are female. Male members prefer to live alone and to join the group just in some period…
  • They can swim at 30km per houres .
  • Dolphins have lungs like us, marine mammals can stay under water from few minutes till few hours (like sperm whales)
  • Gestation is around 12 months, babies born underwater and they are feed till 18 months, they live nearby their moms till 4 years;
  • Are dolphins dangerous? They’re usually peaceful and playful but the females, like every mammals mum, care a lot about their puppies so if they hear presence of a danger, they could became aggressive, like every mother do!
  • Dolphins in some case live more than 50 years, however during their life they meet many dangers and infant mortality rate is quite high. Main threats are: sea fishing net, intensive fishing, chemical and noise pollution, plastic, collision with boat’s propellers…

It is essential to maintain a responsible conduct at every stage of dolphin watching for the protection and safety species.

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To obtain a full refund of the ticket, ask for the cancellation of the reservation 24 hours before departure.

If you request cancellation within 24 hours of departure, you will not receive a refund.

In case of cancellation due to bad weather, you can choose between another date or a full refund without penalty.

👍 The unattended car park is about 50 metres from the boarding point and is free of charge