The Captain Corrado

Corrado was born in Genoa and grew up in Olbia since he was a child. He has 25 years experience in commanding tourist boats all over the northeast of the island. He has been a scuba diving instructor for many years and is now a big fan of snorkeling. In autumn it collects hundreds of mushrooms and its risotto with porcini mushrooms is fantastic. You can meet him every day at the Boat Tour of Ecosport Sardinia.

Fun, safety and knowledge!


His 5 Tips

b-2 2.jpg1. Go Snorkeling

The water starts to warm up in April, it becomes pleasant in June, it is perfect from July to September, then slowly starts to cool off.

43003389_10214407538116712_8442316527381774336_n.jpg2. Collect Mushrooms

There are many forests and few people, so after the rain, there are a lot of mushrooms everywhere. Porcini, ova, and chanterelles are the easiest and safest to find.

23 lug iceland 069 2.jpg3. Explore by Kayak

While you paddle, you can touch the sea water and the granite rocks. The birds and fish approach you without fear.

Spiaggia_rosa,_isola_di_budelli,_sardegna.jpg4. Enjoy Winter

The island in winter is almost uninhabited. There are many delicious sea urchins to gather and eat among the granite rocks.

maxresdefault.jpg5. Hike at Monte Pino

A huge block of granite that dominates the city of Olbia from the west, wild and majestic. It’s covered by forests of cork oaks, holm oaks, junipers and populated by foxes and wild boar.

Wild birds in the Marine Park of Tavolara!

Sardinia island is in the middle of the Mediterranean and many birds live here or stop during their migrations, finding favorable conditions to feed themselves and nesting.

A great way to see a lot of wild birds in their natural environment is to join a Kayak Tour with Ecosport Sardinia. From Capo Coda Cavallo until an island full of local birds.

The 5 Best

1.  Seagull

Gulls are typically medium to large, usually gray or white, often with black markings on the head or wings and webbed feet. They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls. Their food often includes crabs and small fish. They are great fliers and you can see them flying everywhere every day.

2. Pink Flamingo

The most common of the plumage is pinkish-white, but the wing coverts are red and the flight feathers are black and the legs are entirely pink. The call is a goose-like honking. It resides in mudflats and shallow coastal lagoons with salt water, sucking water through its bill and filters out small shrimp, seeds, algae, and mollusks.

3. Shearwater

These birds fly with stiff wings very close to the water “shearing” the tips of waves, to move across wavefronts with the minimum of active flight. They feed on fish, squid, and similar seafood. Their primary feeding technique is diving, with some species diving to depths of 70 m.

4. Cormorant

Cormorants are medium-to-large birds, the majority of species have dark feathers. The bill is long, thin and hooked. Their feet are like fins. All species are fish-eaters. They are excellent divers, underwater they propel themselves with their feet with help from their wings, diving as deep as 45 meters.

5. Heron

The Herons have long legs and long beaks. You can easily see them in humid areas but sometimes we meet them in the sea as well. Although herons resemble birds in some other families, such as the storks and cranes, they differ from these in flying with their necks retracted, not outstretched.