frequently asked questions

On this page you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions that our customers have asked. For example: how to get off the boat to have a swim, which clothes to wear, if the tour is suitable for children, where to park near the port of Palau etc …

If you can not find your answer to these questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

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Road Informations

From Cagliari – Olbia SS131
Olbia  Palau SS 125
km 320

Oristano – Olbia SS 131
Olbia-Palau SS 125
km 210

Nuoro – Olbia SS 131
Olbia-Palau SS 125
km 144

Olbia – Palau SS 125
km 55

Arzachena – Palau SS 125
km 14

Cannigione – Palau SP 13
km 12

Alghero – Palau
SS127- SS291- (E25 SS131)- sp 3- sp68 -SS 672-SS127-SS 133
km 152

Castelsardo – Palau
KM 101

Santa Teresa Gallura – Palau SS133bis
km 25

Consider that summer traffic increases travel times and add the time to park (about 20 min)

There are few free parking spaces during summer season and are only available if you arrive early.

In Palau, not far from the boarding area, there are lots of paid parking. We know the area and the availability of car parks in summer season so we suggest you use the selection of car parks that we indicate below. To embark on time it is important to arrive early in this way you will have time to park and reach the embarkation point on foot.

Paid parking in Palau:

Parking area: Multipiano Porto Palau Via Capo d’Orso
⟶ How to get to parking area
⟶ How to get to boarding from parking area
Estimated time on foot: 5 min

Parking area: Via Fonte Vecchia Palau
⟶ How to get to parking area
⟶ How to get to boarding from parking area
Estimated time on foot: 4 min

Parking area: Isolotto Porto Turistico Palau
⟶ How to get to parking area
⟶ How to get to boarding from parking area
Estimated time on foot: 9 min

Parking area: Palau Vecchio
⟶ How to get to parking area
⟶ How to get to boarding from parking area
Estimated time on foot: 7 min

Parking area: Sciumarra Palau
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⟶ How to get to boarding from parking area
Estimated time on foot: 15 min

Free parking in Palau:

Parking area: Palasport Palau Palazzetto Comunale
⟶ How to get to parking area
⟶ How to get to boarding from parking area
Estimated time on foot: 9 min

Parking area: Via del Faro – Via Galatea Palau
⟶ How to get to parking area
⟶ How to get to boarding from parking area
Estimated time on foot: 7 min

The paid parking lots are equipped with columns for the distribution of tickets, we advise you to bring coins and arrive early because you might find a queue.

To pay for parking, you can use the EasyPark app. Once you have found the car park, make the payment from the app by entering the geolocation. It is really very convenient because you can skip the queue at the columns, you don’t have to carry coins and you can conveniently manage the hourly integration or interrupt it.

Download the app

⟶ EasyPark Android

⟶ EasyPark iOs

Register in advance, perhaps during the journey to get to Palau, in this way everything will be easier and faster.

Tour Informations

1 departure per day. The boat leaves the port at 10:30, it is mandatory to show up at check-in one hour early in August and half an hour in the other months.

The excursion of the Maddalena archipelago starts from Palau from the marina which is on corner of the Piazza del Molo

We leave at 10:30, to allow check-in operations it is mandatory to show up:

in August: 1 hour before
other months: 30 min before

We will be back at the port at 17:30.

It is not possible, sorry. During the day you can sit where you want in relation to available, take care to keep any luggage with you.

You can book the ticket in several ways:

– directly online with this link BOOK NOW

– book by phone, SMS, Whatsapp
Asia +393792427422
Roby +393807830853
Tony +39330783085

Ticket price depends on seasonality. Look at the prices by clicking BOOK NOW

If you notify before 9.00 (in August before 8.00) you will be redirected to the first available date without any penalty.

Boat Informations

Certainly, if you prefer a quieter tour, we do personalized  trips. CONTACT US NOW

The number of people on board depends on the season. In any case, the maximum number is 185

Boat excursions around the Maddalena Archipelago begin on June 1st and end on September 30th. Book online to secure your place!

Its name is Petagus. And our two dachshunds Peta and Gus 🙂

The white boat with a red stripe. On the stern you find the Petagus logo

Various Informations

No, you just need to keep it on your smartphone!

(you can download the PDF file from the mail we send you once the booking is accepted)

It is recommended to bring the children in low and mid-season

Certainly, we have electrical outlets.

Typical beachwear. We also suggest you to wear a hat and sunblocks, tanning or protective creams, it depends on you!

Yes, we have two bridges: one lower always well protected from the sun and one above where we can open the gazebo if needed

If they are small, yes! However, I recommend using the leash and muzzle. They will make friends with our mascot Peta and Gus

Service information

No, it is absolutely forbidden by the law. The Harbor Master’s Office applies sanctified sanctions in case a person finds sand, rocks or other natural indigenous elements.

Fishing is absolutely forbidden, we are in fact in a protected area. The Maddalena Archipelago is a National Park

There is a quay in Spargi, so we will be ascending and descending from the stern.

In Santa Maria, the same thing, there is a quay but in this case you will descend from the bow gangwa

Of course, bathing in these clear waters is wonderful! But remember that it is forbidden to take the sand away!

Yes!!! In the lagoon of Budelli, the most beautiful part of the archipelago and the strong part of the tour with Petagus. You can dive into the fantastic NATURAL POOLS

Lunch is not included. If you wish on board you can order: toast, hot sandwiches, shepherd’s appetizer (sausage, pecorino, olives with Sardinian spianata bread), penne alla marinara, mussels marinara, prawns in white wine, drinks and coffee.

Yes, have look at the whole itinerary with our VIRTUAL TOUR

In addition to the excursion, the guide service is included

It is a pleasure to tell the story of the places we are going through.

On the boat we have a ladies bathroom and a gentlemans bathroom

Yes of course, we always have ample availability of water, soft drinks, snacks, sandwiches, sandwiches, appetizers, first and second courses.

Yes. La Maddalena is a beautiful small town with an enchanting historic center where we will stop for a walk. It is an island with 25 km of coastline, beaches and wonderful coves

The island of Maddalena is home to about 12,000 people. There are about 20 summer houses on the island of S. Maria.

Tax of landing

The contribution of landing, is an alternative to the tax, and it is set up, in implementation of the ‘Article 4 of Legislative Decree 23/2011, mod. by Law 44/2012 of the DL 16/2012 converted amended by ‘Art. 33 of the Law of December 28, 2015, # 221, as amended by Decree “Thousand extensions” 2016, DL 30 December 2016 n. 244, already passed into law 27 February 2017 n. 19, with Regolamento Comunale  C.C. n. 16 of 30.4.2016 supplemented and amended by Del. CC. 12 and 13 of 31.03.2017;

It must be paid by all individuals, to reach the islands of the municipality of La Maddalena, using carriers that provide scheduled services or carrying out transportation of people for commercial purposes, enabled and allowed to make connections to the islands the Municipality of La Maddalena; The landing contribution is payable per passenger and must be received in the period from January 1 to December 31 of each year.

The measure of the tax is equal to:

– € 0.50 in the period from October 1 to March 31

– € 2.50 from 01 April to 30 September;

– € 5,00 from 01 June to 31 August for landings only in the smaller islands.

The contribution is not cumulative. They are exempted from payment of the contribution the people residing in the town, the commuters, commuter students and those who visit the island in hospitals for health reasons and their companions as well as the natives of our common although non-resident, are exempted minors from zero to six years and for residents in the municipality of Palau is considered useful the first payment of the landing fee, valid for all the additional inputs in the calendar year of payment, upon presentation of the same ticket and the appropriate document to attest to the residency

in the municipality of Palau; They are likewise obliged to pay for those who own properties eligible to an IMU in the municipality of La Maddalena and the members of their families.