boat rental and minicruises with Skipper to discover the fantastic Gulf of Orosei

the orosei's gulf

In the morning before the delivery of the boat, our staff provides for an exhaustive explanation on the use of the boat and the rules to follow during the day. The first advice we give it is related to our gulf, oriented to the east, the beaches between Cala Biriola and Cala Goloritzè with the high cliffs behind them are sunny until 2.30 pm. For this reason we recommend to reach the southern part of the Gulf by navigating below the coast and then make a stop along the return navigation at the beaches of Cala Sisine and Cala Luna which, having the Codula (the river bed) in the rear part, remain sunny until about 5.00 pm. The section between the port of Cala Gonone and Goloritzè doesn't have dry rocks emerging less than 100 meters from the coast, for this reason, respecting the indications given, you can spend a day in complete safety and relax.

bue marino cave

The Bue Marino cave, takes its name from the monk seal that "lived" here until the Eighties and by the fact that the local inhabitants called the seal "sea ox". The cave is divided into two branches. The south branch, equipped to be visited, is formed by a large gallery, in which the sea water enters to form numerous lakes with clear waters. Throughout the route it is possible to admire stalactites and stalagmites of different shades, which thanks to the play of the lights offer a chromatic show of rare beauty. The overall visit lasts about an hour and ends, as far as the southern branch is concerned, in the beach of the Seals, where the monk seal gave birth to her cubs.

At the entrance to the south branch you can admire the petroglyphs, graffiti dating back to the Neolithic age, a series of stylized human figures dancing around bas-reliefs that are assumed to represent the sun.

cala luna

Is the most famous cove in the Gulf of Orosei. Seven hundred meters of beach and a sea with beautiful blue reflections that intertwine with the green of the vegetation, a forest of oleanders that surrounds the entire beach and the freshwater lake behind it, flanked by steep limestone walls where there are six large caves where you can find shelter from the summer heat. The shallow water makes it an ideal destination for children as well. Behind the beach there is a bar/restaurant.

cala sisine

Cala Sisine is together with the more famous Cala Luna, one of the most interesting beaches both for its size (it is over 100 meters deep and about 500 meters long) and for its environmental characteristics. Set between the rocky promontory of "Punta Plummare" (415 meters) and the rocky ridge of "Dolài", the beach is in fact the result of the accumulation of sandy debris at the river mouth, the "Codula di Sisine", after the winter rains, when it swells significantly, it drags down everything it encounters along its path from the Golgo plateau to the sea.

cala biriola

After Cala Sisine and the section of cliffs overlooking the sea, you reach another beauty of the Ogliastra coast, which just precedes the Grotta del Fico, Cala Biriola also known as Biriala. A delightful beach of white rounded pebbles, protected by a limestone cliff of pink hue dominated by a luxuriant wood made up of centuries-old holm oaks, junipers clinging to the rocks and Mediterranean bush. It is framed by a rocky arch on the surface of the water against which the waves break with the extremely clear water and rich in fish, making it suitable for snorkeling.

piscine di venere

Located in "Su unglone de Bilariccoro", at the base of "Su Piggiu 'e Interiscalas", toponym of the locality, only recently replaced by the more turisticv "Piscine di Venere", they are about an hour of navigation from the port of Cala Gonone, and a short distance from the entrance to the Grotta del Fico and Cala Biriola. The tiny cove of the Piscine di Venere can be reached by rubber dinghy or booking the mini-cruise with skipper (a dive here is a must!).

cala mariolu

Its real name is "is pùligi de nie" (snow fleas) for the round pebbles, white and pink, mixed with the sand, which make it up. Cala Mariolu, in the territory of Baunei, owes its name to the legend about the monk seal that 'stole' the catch from the nets of fishermen coming from the island of Ponza but settled in Cala Gonone, which in their dialect defined it as the "mariolo" (the thief). Its panorama is striking for its infinite shades of blue, emerald green and light blue and for the pebbles that look like snowflakes. The cliff that surrounds it reaches 500 meters in height and falls steeply into the water, making Cala Mariolu accessible from the ground only through a challenging trek (for experts) in the midst of dense Mediterranean bush.

cala dei gabbiani

Immediately to the south of Cala Mariolu the cliffs recede, leaving space for a wide detrital escarpment covered by the dense forest framed by the ridge of the limestone mountain of "Serra 'e Lattone". This beach, about 250 meters long, owes its name to the fact that every evening, towards sunset, dozens of seagulls gather there. It is one of the favorite beaches of boaters because the large boats that shuttle along the shores of the coast do not stop there and therefore not very crowded even in high season. The beach "dei Gabbiani", like that of Goloritzè, is made up of white pebbles smoothed by the waves, with an immediately deep and rocky seabed. It is a particular type of sandy shores, called “landslides”, since they originated from landslide material reworked by waves and currents.


The limestone spire overlooking the beach, the rock arch that plunges into the sea, the transparent water framed by mountain ridges hundreds of meters high covered by the intense green of the Mediterranean bush are the characteristics of Goloritzè (declared a "Natural Monument" by 1993). According to the stories of the shepherds of Baunei who lived in the sheepfolds in the area, the beach was formed starting from the 1950s, following a landslide that broke off the sandstone wall. Until the Eighties the beach was mainly frequented by free climbing enthusiasts, today it is the preferred destination of who wants to combine the view of a spectacular mountain with an incomparable sea. Since 1989 is forbidden to moor less than 300 meters from the shore and therefore the beach can be reached by land, starting from the Golgo plateau, in the municipality of Baunei, or by mooring the dinghy and reaching the beach by swimming!

Lampu society cooperate with Cooperativa Ghivine del G.r.a. which organizes environmental excursions in the Supramonte.



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