Snorkeling in Tavolara with Guide

Departure from Golfo Aranci and Olbia

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Adults from € 65
Children from € 55

Snorkeling Tavolara

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Duration 4 hours

water and tea on board

salty snack

Masks, fins and jackets for all

ideal for adults and children

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Suggestive half-day snorkeling excursion with PADI guides in the Marine Protected Area of ​​Tavolara and Punta Coda Cavallo. During the excursion, in according with the weather conditions, we will visit the wreck of the ship Chrisso in Porto San Paolo and we'll swim between dozens of fishes in the natural pools of Molara Island. Come to contemplate the spectacular sheer cliff of Tavolara and then relax in his fantastic beach: a strip of white sand washed by the sea on both sides.

During the stop on the island you could see some interesting place: Cala TramontanaPunta Spalmatore and the small graveyard of the King of Tavolara undoubtedly fascinating.

During the walk you can also spot peculiar flora and fauna of the island, and some endemic species. The limestone is predominant and the pleasant smell characteristic of the mediterranean vegetation completes the visit.

The points of interest during the tour are variable in relation to the marine weather conditions. The commander will illustrate the best route for the day.


After checking in, we will board the dinghy and sail to reach the Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo Marine Protected Area.

A suggestive navigation where it is possible to admire the coast and the beaches of Olbia.

Capo Ceraso

Capo Ceraso is the promontory that delimits the beginning of the Tavolara MPA to the north, and the Gulf of Olbia to the south. On the top of the promontory there is a fort overlooking the island of Tavolara.

This strip of land is characterized by wild and unspoiled nature and has small coves of very white sand. The beaches at the end of Capo Ceraso are generally uncrowded and difficult to reach from land. Among these of particular interest is the Spiaggia del Dottore, a very coveted bay with water that has breathtaking colors

The Wreck of the Chrisso

The Chrisso wreck is a famous point of interest in the Marine Protected Area, a popular destination for snorkelling, freediving and photography enthusiasts. It is a cargo ship flying the Cypriot flag that ran aground during a storm in the mid-1970s in the waters off Porto San Paolo.

Today the completely submerged wreck offers hospitality to a multitude of animals – damselfish, salema, bream, grouper, moray eels, small nudibranchs – which can be admired in a truly unique suggestive environment. The wreck is located in a particularly exposed area of ​​the sea, therefore it is not always possible to stop there


Molara is a granite island of particular relevance from a naturalistic point of view due to the luxuriant and uncontaminated flora that covers it.

The island of Molara is entirely private and is an integral part of the Marine Protected Area. It is famous for a stretch of sea with particularly blue water and a shallow seabed of very fine sand.

The natural pools of Molara are populated by sea breams, damselfishes and white breams which are the protagonists of snorkelling at the Molara pools.


Tavolara is a parallelepiped-shaped massif with a prevalence of limestone. The island is formally divided into two parts: to the east where the military base is located, to the west where the part that can be visited is located.

On the island there are Cala Tramontana, Spalmatore di Terra and the very small inhabited center with small landing places for boats. The island is characterized by the enveloping and intoxicating scent of the Mediterranean scrub that covers it.

Location of the excursion: The Marine Protected Area of Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, Olbia, Province of Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia

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 season: May, June, July, September, October
High season: August

Low season
High season
10 years+
2-9 years
0-1 years

Recensioni Snorkeling Tavolara

In more than ten years, DST Sardegna has taken thousands of people to see dolphins in Golfo Aranci close Olbia and Tavolara and many decided to share their experience and leave reviews on Google, Facebook and Tripadvisor.Read the reviews received!


Why choose DST Sardegna

We love the sea, Sardinia and Tavolara. Taking part in an excursion with our ribs means discover the poetry of this ancient and so wonderful territory. It is no a coincidence that from more than twenty years, 15,000 hectares between Olbia, Loiri Porto San Paolo and San Teodoro became part of the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara which protects a great variety of native species that would otherwise be lost forever

DST Sardegna team carries out snorkeling excursions with its qualified PADI guides in Tavolara Marine Protected Area following an eco-friendly code and respecting the sea and its inhabitants.
P.S. read reviews on excursions in Tavolara Marine Protected Area to find out advices and opinions of those who have already been with us!

Snorkeling with PADI guides

The stops for snorkeling in the company of our expert PADI guides, at the wreck or at the natural pools of Molara or at the island of Tavolara, will be chosen according to the daily weather conditions.

Mask, fins and floating support jacket for everyone!

the territory

The Marine Protected Area of ​​Tavolara

The Marine Protected Area of ​​Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo – located on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia – was established in 2003 and extends between the territories of the municipalities of Olbia, Loiri Porto San Paolo and San Teodoro.

The AMP was created with the aim of protecting, conserving and safeguarding the area concerned. Another important aim is the dissemination of the ecological importance of the area. To preserve the area, a differentiation of zones was introduced, with different rules and the possibility of carrying out human activities or not.

Zone A is an integral reserve area: an area that cannot be visited where protection and research activities are carried out

Zone B is a general reserve area where certain activities such as diving and snorkelling are permitted

Zone C is a general reserve area where the regulation is less restrictive and even small fishing activities are allowed for authorized fishermen

DST Sardegna is a diving center authorized to operate in a Marine Protected Area, the snorkelling activity is conducted in full compliance with the legislation.

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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 parking is located about 50 meters from the embarkation point and is free