We are presently anchored just outside the Maddalena archipelago. It gets very crowded July through the end of August and there are no free anchorages
within the nation park. You must pay and obtain a permit
. The best deal is to head
into town and purchase
a weekly or monthly permit
which brings the cost down significantly. Instead of paying nearly 100 euros per night, the extended permit for sailboats is reduced to maybe 20 euros per night. But we've found the best anchorages
in the area are uncrowded and free and just outside the national park.
You won't even be able to drop your anchor within the park for 15 minutes before an official will approach and start filling out the billing information which will cost around 100 euros per night if you dont already have a permit. They are very nice about it, but you will only have about 10 minutes to be out of there if you don't plan on paying.
If you're looking for free anchorages, please PM me and I'll give you a list of our favorites.