Maddalena archipelago

Multi day kayak tour La Maddalena archipelago

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Robin B. - UK

“College Expedition.”

We started by trying to choose a country and Sardinia just looked amazing, and then we chose to sea kayak. we found Claudio's website really easily and then booked him for three days paddling, each day trip was packed with paddling, snorkeling, beautiful sites and...

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Linda Rusk

Placerville, California

Just returned from a week of kayaking with Claudio in Sardinia! What an experience. The pride and knowledge that Claudio has for his island made all the difference for this trip. The food and accommodations were excellent as well. This is a must do trip that any...

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Fran Sticha - Fran Sticha

“Sardinian Sea Kayaking Extravaganza!!”

This 8 day trip (3-11 June 2015) coordinated and executed by Claudiao Desiati and Valentina M. was outstanding. Their knowledge of their home island was enhanced by their attention to every detail (scheduling, transportation, boats, gear, great hotels in Alghero and...

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Dave Olson

El Granada, California

Claudio and Valentina provided a wonderful sea kayaking trip for a group of us! It was well organized, and we went to a variety of interesting destinations as a series of day trips. Claudio was great at handling a group with a wide variety of skills and experience,...

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Christine B.

“Hiring kayaks for 4 day trip”

We have done kayak trips independently as a couple in Croatia and Scotland and this is the first time we have hired kayaks in Sardinia. Claudio was very helpful, very professional and helped us to plan our  trip and contacted us daily to check we were OK. The kayaks...

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Charles & Debbie

Oregon

Thank you so much for being our kayak guide + showing us the wonderful sights in your area. We are very appreciative that you are an excellent kayaker but also keep safety as priority and made our trip not only enjoyable but safe.

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Carol and Derek

Birmingham, United Kingdom

We found Claudio on Sardinian Discovery, and booked him for  half day sea kayaking near Portisco, and can honestly say we had an excellent time on both trips with Claudio as our guide. As a novice kayaker I was initially nervous, however he explained everything...

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Nancy Soares - San Francisco, USA

Tsunami Rangers (Extreme Sea Kayaking Adventures)

I Claudio, I really enjoyed meeting you and Valentina. Thank you for being such a wonderful guide.

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Eila Wilkinson

Sea Kayak Coach at SKUK (Sea Kayaking UK) - Holyhead, United Kingdom

 “If you're looking for something to do outside - look no further” Claudio is a true master and is an encyclopedia of history & local knowledge. A wonderful guide be it kayaking, hiking, biking, exploring then this is your stop. The area allows kayaking in all...

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CoventryDent - coventry

Sea kayaking

We contacted Sardinian Discovery before leaving and Claudio was back in touch very quickly to organise all the arrangements for our two hour sea kayaking trip. Lazzaretto is a lovely beach - busy like all in Sardinia in August - but we were talked through the...

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Mosez78 - Torreglia

Kayak course for adult

I had never been on a kayak before doing the basic course with Claudio, he pushed the curiosity and the desire for adventure. Thanks to the course, I lerned techniques of paddling and the risks and difficulties that you may encounter when you are at sea. I recommend...

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Louis F - Dublin, Ireland

Kayak rental

My girlfriend and I rented two sea kayaks from SardiniaDiscovery for one week in August 2012. The guide/owner Claudio was very friendly and very accommodating. We made a number of changes to our trip (start/finish, dates and choice of kayaks) and Claudio was...

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DLeach85 - London, United Kingdom

Sea kayaking

We were staying in Alghero for three days and contacted Claudio online asking to arrange a 2-hour sea kayaking trip for the following day. He was very quick to get in touch and confirm arrangements. We met on the gorgeous Lazzaretto beach. Claudio provided all the...

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kayak Maddalena


Welcome to our multi day tour to La Maddalena Archipelago National Park.


Our tour should cover 100 km in 5 days with an average of 20Km/day


You can join us from 1 to 5 days each day starting from Palau to one different destination of the National Park.


This is a tour for INTERMEDIATE LEVEL KAYAKERS: Kayakers who have good knowledge of kayaking, used to paddle 4-5 hours/day and able to manage a kayak in wind and waves. Those who doesn’t know rescue technique can learn it in a lesson before coming to us otherwise can practice with us before the trip.


Participants must be able to swim and be in good physical condition.

Our kayak centre is located in front of La Maddalena Archipelago National Park


It's exactly 45 minutes driving from Olbia Airport


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Our Kayak Centre is located between Cannigione and Palau, it's a sheltered bay called Golfo delle saline, it's also easy to reach from Porto Cervo, Poltu Quatu, Baia Sardinia and San Pantaleo.


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Our Kayak Centre is located inside Campsite-Village Capo d’orso, if you decide to stay here you can hire caravan, tukul, lodge tent, bungalows and place for a tent.


In the campsite there are also: restaurant, pizza, café,  food and camping gear store.


Find out more about the village by clicking here: Campsite-Village Capo d’orso

 

Nearest towns:

Palau 4,2 Km

Cannigione about 8 Km


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PLANNING


DAY 1 - Bay of Cannigione and lagoon

DAY 2 - Caprera - Garibaldi’s island south coast

DAY 3 - Caprera - west coast and La Maddalena

DAY 4 - Santo Stefano Island - Napoleon’s path

DAY 5 - Palau - Admiral Nelson’s path


DAY 1 - Bay of Cannigione and lagoon

Trip duration: full day 

Estimated paddling time: 4-5 hours

Trip length: 19 Km

Highlights: beautiful beaches, lagoon, waterbirds

The bay of Cannigione is located in front of La Maddalena Archipelago, it’s a wind protected bay which allows to paddle safely relaxed. There are nice beaches, the little Figs island, a nice lagoon, where with a little luck we may see the amazing pink flamingos.


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DAY 2 - Caprera - Garibaldi’s island south coast

Trip duration: full day  

Estimated paddling time: 4-5 hours

Trip length: 20 Km

Highlights: beautiful coves, ancient fortifications, “spiaggia del relitto” beach

Discover why and when the Giuseppe Garibaldi has lived in this beautiful island !


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DAY 3 - Caprera - west coast and La Maddalena

Trip duration: full day  

Estimated paddling time: 4-5 hours

Trip length: 23 Km

Highlights:  La Maddalena Island and its “Capocchia du purpu” rock formation


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DAY 4 - Santo Stefano Island - Napoleon’s path

Trip duration: full day  

Estimated paddling time: 4-5 hours 

Trip length: 19

Highlights:  beautiful coves, old Nato Base, fortification of the Napoleon age, ancient granite quarry, II world war monuments.

Find out why and when the Napoleon’s Navy has been on this island !


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DAY 5 - Palau - Admiral Nelson’s path

Trip duration: full day  

Estimated paddling time: 4-5 hours

Trip length: 18

Highlights:  beautiful coves, amazing rock formations, Palau, Nelson Bay.

Find out why and when the British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson has been along this amazing coastline !


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INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED DURING THE TOUR

Solo kayak built of fiberglass or polyethylene with spray deck, paddle, dry bag, Personal Flotation Device


GROUP EQUIPMENT PROVIDED DURING THE TOUR

Pump, tow line, paddle float, spare paddle, First-aid kit and more safety gear.


OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Snorkelling mask, plastic maps, tent, camping pad and other camping gear and more…


EQUIPMENT REQUIRED BY PARTICIPANTS

Synthetic shirt, swimsuit, sandals or other beach shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen cream.



MAIN STAFF

Claudio Desiati


I live in San Pantaleo, from my veranda I see La Maddalena Archipelago and I really love it !  As a prisoner in Alcatraz, I’ve spent 10 months of my life in Santo Stefano Island when I was Sergent of the N.A.T.O. base during the military service, nowadays I come back as a guide with pleasure !

 

My certifications:

- AIGAE (Italian Outdoor Guide Association): certified Outdoor Guide

- FICK (Italian Canoe Kayak Federation): sea kayak instructor level 2

- SOTTOCOSTA (main Italian kayak club): sea kayak instructor level 2

- EPP (Europe Paddle Pass Standard): sea kayak instructor level 2


I've also joined the British Canoe Union in some courses:

- BCU 3 Star  Sea

- BCU 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader


I speak Italian and English.

Massimo Desiati


I’m Claudio’s cousin, born in Brazil I come to Sardinia to work some  week in the summertime, I really enjoy the crystal water here !


My certifications:

- ACA (American Canoe Association): instructor level 4

- Brazilian canoe (slalom) champion (5 times)

- South American canoe (slalom) champion (2 times)

- Pan-American canoe (slalom) champion

- IRF (International Rafting (FEDERATION): Rafting assessor

- Brazilian rafting champion (2 times)

- Auditor of the ISO system “Adventure Tourism - Safety Management Systems”

 

I speak Portuguese, Italian and English.


Yannick Sevi


I’m French, founder of Alpine Paddle, I come to Sardinia every summer to enjoy this amazing island !

 

My certifications:

- FICK (Italian Canoe Kayak Federation): sea kayak instructor level 2

- SOTTOCOSTA (main Italian kayak club): sea kayak instructor level 2

- EPP (Europe Paddle Pass Standard): sea kayak instructor level 2 


I speak French and Italian.


RATES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


This is an Organized Small Group Trip

An Organized Small Group Trip is the best for those who are eager to join other people.

What could travellers get from the Organized Small Group Trip:

•good chance for you to meet and make new acquaintances from all over the world

•enjoy a worry-free vacation with our careful arrangements from the very beginning to the end

•normally the maximum number of participants per guide is 8 persons, but we guarantee departure even with 4 persons


Special offer 2017 to promote our new base

if you book 1 day   €   80,00

if you book 2 days € 150,00

if you book 3 days € 210,00

if you book 4 days € 260,00

if you book 5 days € 300,00


Easy booking with PayPal, credit card or bank transfer.


After booking our trips you’ll get 10% discount for your accommodation in Campsite Capo d’orso


Depending on the number of participants, we can organize evening tours (archaeological, sightseeing, wine tasting) and group dinners in the near towns or Agriturismo

SCHEDULED TOURS


Schedule Number of days
May 27 to May 31    5
June 17 to June 21    5
July 8 to July 12    5
September 2 to September 6    5
September 11 to September 15    5
September 20 to September 24    5


If you don't find the right period for you, contact us and we'll do as much as possible to open a new tour.

Maddalena archipelago