Palau Blue Tours
Palau Blue Tours
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Palau Blue Tours offers unforgettable daily trips amongst the islands of the extraordinary National Park of La Maddalena as well as to the Southern tip of Corsica, on board of the comfortable motor-yacht «The Blue Rider!». A day with us means a day of joy and delight, sailing through blue waters in all their shades of aquamarine, blue sky, emerald, turquoise, azure. The excursion in fact meanders through a breathtaking scenery of wild islands where majestic granite rocks, scented Mediterranean vegetation, and hidden coves of fine white sand are surrounded by a sea whose waters are shimmering like a kaleidoscope. Plenty of safe excitement aboard the «The Blue Rider!»: – Comfort and relaxation: a very open view and comfortable lounge at the bow, an ample aft cockpit, and a super-panoramic flying-bridge. – Safety: stable and robust boat hull. – Warmth, sympathy and good feelings, with a professional crew and the polyglot captain Franco with long time experience of the Strait of Bonifacio. They will satisfy any curiosity concerning the history and culture of Sardinia and its sea and land. – Professionalism: the boat is regularly registered in the records of “Capitaneria di Porto” for the activity of driver. The crew is registered in the roles of “Gente di Mare” and in possession of professional qualifications required by law in force.
Palau, Italy

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2023

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David Z
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We simply had one of the best days ever. All of Franco's reviews are 5 stars and I can see why, definitely the best boat tour not only in Palau but all of Sardinia. He took us out nice and early before the crowds, to the most beautiful beaches and water that we've ever seen - spending 40+mins at each stop. We had a few families on board with us too and it was perfect for kids to have a snorkel and explore. Then we stopped for lunch on the boat, starting with aperitivo; prosecco, salami and sardinian pecorino. Then Andrea (Franco's colleague) made us some absolutely delicious pasta for lunch, very fresh ingredients paired with delicious wine. Then we had some digestifs followed by coffee and some amazing small pastries. We spent the whole day exploring the small islands near Maddalena and Franco was entertaining, funny, and most importantly extremely attentive and kind. He even lent us some snorkels and went snorkelling with us in one of the bays. We didn't want the day to end so we even asked if we could book the same again for the next day but unfortunately he was fully booked. The size of the group on the boat was perfect (about 12 people) a good mix of families and couples. Would highly highly recommend, we will definitely be booking it again next time we are in Sardinia. I never usually leave reviews but this was so amazing that I felt compelled to. Grazie Franco and Andrea, the trip really made our holiday.
Written July 21, 2022
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FoodieWineloverTN
Johnson City, TN40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Excellent day trip among the Magdalena isles even more ruggedly beautiful than our Carribean Virgin Islands. An appertivo with sparkling and still wine, cheese and charcuterie at mid morning, wonderful freshly cooked pasta at lunch, and Vermentino and fruits in the afternoon. Also, 3 gorgeous beach stops for swimming and/or snorkeling.

I especially liked the roominess on the vessel compared with other much smaller boats we saw who had the same 12 people more tightly packed.

Highly recommend this boat tour of the natural beauty of this Palau area in NE Sardinia.
Written September 17, 2022
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Ingo D
Switzerland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Dear Franco,

It is always a pleasure to go with you and your crew on a Boat trip to the island of Madalena. If you want to have a perfect day in your holidays i can recommend everyone to book this trip. You are in a good company, you can enjoy the Sardinien livestyle with some specialities from this area and go swimming and on a adventure to discover the beautiful islands around Madalena.
I was with Franco in the last years more than 10 times and every day was different. Just enjoy.
I. D.
Written October 10, 2022
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Gabriel G
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
A very good way to spend the day exploring the area around la maddalena. We took off around 9:30 am after a brief introduction from the captain Franco. During the trip we had 4 stops to swim and snorkel on the different sites. Franco was a very communicative captain, who explained the historic developments around the bay and some interesting facts about the villas etc. The food and drinks were excellent and there was plenty enough. After a day of fun and good conversation on board the blue rider we came back to the harbor at around 5 pm. We can certainly recommend this trip.
Written August 20, 2021
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Peto M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Really exceptional, we enjoyed it very much. Really worth visiting. Skipper as a tour guide was giving us plenty of interesting info and 4 beaches what we went ti were relly beautiful. Only 12 guests in the board with enty of space (upper deck, lower deck - stern and bow). Hope to repeat in future!
Written August 22, 2021
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Nathaniel W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
We met Marinela while walking along the port in Palau looking for a boat trip with our children. Marinela was lovely to talk to and so happy to tell us about a day out on the Blue Rider with Captain Franco! We didn’t look up any reviews or enquire elsewhere as the trip sounded perfect - and it was!

Stunning beaches, great company, lovey food and time to enjoy to islands. The weather was windy so the boat was thrown about (which I really enjoyed!), but Franco found quiet beaches sheltered from the wind and entertained us all the way.
Written May 31, 2022
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VanessaBettiol
Muenchenstein, Switzerland24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We did a tour as a family with a child of 3 years with franco and andrea. It was really amazong and they were so friendly!!! The told us all the things about the small islands and a lot more. We did a few stops and the water was really cristalblue! I lost my golden earring in a very deep place in the water.. and franco and andrea searched about 10 minutes and they really found it!!! Incredible!! Soooo soooo niceeee! Thank you so mich for this really familiar experience. My daughter talks every day about capitano franco and andrea!!! So i recommend really this tour!
Written August 1, 2021
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Jonathan G
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Franco and Andre wee fantastic! Took us to some great spots and had great stories to tell. Server really nice food, not to mention the vino 😃. The other guess on board were ever so nice and we all had a blast together. I couldn’t recommend Franco and Blue Tours more. You will not be disappointed!
Grazie Franco !!
Written July 20, 2022
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Malene P
Oesterbro, Denmark11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Best tour with the blue rider and Franco.
Top service all day and fantastic snorkeling. Really cozy. Franco is amazing, really friendly and the best host. Only 12 guests on the boat. Delicious lunch and snack.
Written August 12, 2021
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Ian
United States8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This is an awesome experience and my second trip with Captain Franco. This time I was able to bring my son who had a great time too. If you are in Palau you should do this. The team is excellent and very knowledgeable. The food is awesome. The drinks are even better. Good for all Ages. Really one of the best tours you can do anywhere.
Written August 16, 2022
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