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Golfo Aranci: Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Aperitif

1. Golfo Aranci: Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Aperitif

Experience the thrill of kayaking and snorkeling in the beautiful waters of Golfo Aranci with this day tour. Search for dolphins and enjoy a traditional Sardinian aperitif to complete your experience. Join your guides and depart from the renowned Spiaggia dei Baracconi Beach. Your guides will choose the best route based on daily conditions to ensure you have the best adventure. Visit some of the area's highlights, such as Cala Moresca, known for its incredible colors and natural surroundings, and the secluded island of Figarolo, which can only be accessed by kayak. Visit a fish farm in the middle of the sea well known for its resident dolphin colony. Before returning to the starting point, enjoy a traditional Sardinian aperitif on the paradise-like island of Figarolo.

From Cala Goloritzè: Cala Mariolu and Cala Luna Boat Tour

2. From Cala Goloritzè: Cala Mariolu and Cala Luna Boat Tour

Spend a relaxing day on the coast of Baunei and visit the coves of Cala Goloritzè, Cala Mariolu, Cala Biriala, Cala Gabbiani and Piscine di Venere to swim in the turquoise water. Snorkel with the amazing marine life of the Mediterranean Sea, including colorful fish, octopus and dolphins. See the most important sights of the "Caribbean" of Sardinia and access locations that can only be reached by boat. Discover secret bays, historic shipwrecks and caves used by pirates in days gone by. Spend almost 5 hours at 3 different beaches to experience all that of the natural park's delights. Enjoy a fully complete deluxe service on a comfortable boat with bar and restaurant inside, restrooms, solarium, sightseeing deck, and small music events onboard.

Cala Gonone: Gulf of Orosei Day Trip by Boat with Swim Stops

3. Cala Gonone: Gulf of Orosei Day Trip by Boat with Swim Stops

Discover the coves, caves, and beaches of the Gulf of Orosei on this boating day trip from Cala Gonone. Take in the views all the way up the coast until you reach Cala Goloritzè. Purchase drinks and tasty snacks onboard the comfortable boat.  Hop aboard a ship with plenty of deck space in the sun and a shaded and enclosed deck. Set sail from the port of Cala Gonone and make your way into the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Orosei.  Stop to soak up some sun and take a dip at the evocative beaches of Cala Luna and Cala Mariolu. Let your captain choose a third beach from Biriola, Cala Gabbiani or Cala Sisine depending on the weather and sea conditions of the day  Have the chance to extend your trip with a visit the Grotta del Bue Marino. Buy a ticket to enter this cave with colorful stalactites, stalagmites, and Neolithic wall carvings. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise. 

From La Caletta or Orosei: Gulf of Orosei Cruise

4. From La Caletta or Orosei: Gulf of Orosei Cruise

Discover the coves, caves, and beaches of the Gulf of Orosei on this boating day trip. Choose a departure from La Caletta or Orosei. Take in the views all the way up the coast until you reach Cala Goloritzè. Purchase drinks and tasty snacks onboard the comfortable boat Imperatrice.  Hop aboard a ship with plenty of deck space in the sun and a shaded and enclosed deck. Set sail from the port of La Caletta or Orosei and make your way into the turquoise waters of the Gulf.  Stop to soak up some sun and take a dip at the evocative beaches of Cala Mariolu and Cala Sisine. Have the chance to extend your trip with a visit the Grotta del Fico. Buy a ticket to enter this cave with colorful stalactites, stalagmites, and Neolithic wall carvings. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise. 

From Cala Gonone: Orosei Gulf Cruise with Stops

5. From Cala Gonone: Orosei Gulf Cruise with Stops

Experience the fantastic east coast of Sardinia, departing from Cala Gonone. On this tour on board a comfortable motorboat, perfect for a getaway from the routine, you will have all the comforts and facilities to enjoy the beauty of the area to the full. Stops will be made at the most famous beaches in the Gulf of Orosei, such as Cala Mariolu, Cala Luna and Cala Sisine And that's not all! Along the way, you will have the opportunity to admire fascinating caves and hidden corners, including the beautiful Cala Goloritzè. Your adventure will also be guided by an expert voice who will share interesting facts about the region in several languages. Enjoy an experience perfect for families and the little ones. Itinerary: - Departure from the port of Cala Gonone - Direction Cala Luna and optional stop at the Grotte del Bue Marino (those who visit the caves will have a reduced stop of about 1h in Cala Luna, while those who do not visit the caves will spend about 2h there) - Stop at Cala Luna - Stop at Cala Mariolu or Cala Gabbiani - Photo stop in front of Cala Goloritzè (access by sea is not possible, but for information you can access the beach only by land via trekking) - Stop at Cala Sisine - Return to port The itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions. The visit to the Bue Marino Caves is optional and tickets can be purchased autonomously, online or at the municipal ticket office before the departure of the motorboat (the time to be requested is the same as the departure of the motorboat). In this case, you will have to inform the guide that you have tickets for the guided tour of the Bue Marino Cave after you have booked, by promptly contacting our guide at the telephone number on the booking voucher. The Motorships are all safe, modern, elegant, spacious, comfortable boats, heated for low season voyages and cool and airy during summer sailings: - Length: 22 m - Width: 5,80 m - Room in the first deck with 100 seats on sofas, and organized tables for 4-6 people - Upper deck with other 80 seats - Bar organized and with free use

From Cala Gonone: Gulf of Orosei Dinghy Trip

6. From Cala Gonone: Gulf of Orosei Dinghy Trip

A unique experience, in contact with the natural beauties of the Gulf of Orosei, on the east coast of the Sardinian island. A mini rubber dinghy cruise that will not only make you admire the coast and the crystal clear waters, but you can explore them by diving in! You will discover seabeds of rare beauty through guided snorkeling experiences rich in underwater life. An expert guide will accompany you throughout the day, not only to lead you to the best places, but also to tell you anecdotes and curiosities. You will admire Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè, the Venus Pools and much more. At the end of the day you will be offered an aperitif on board. There will really be nothing missing in this excursion that you will definitely never forget. Book with friends and relatives and fully live the east coast of Sardinia! Itinerary - Stop at the beach in Cala Luna (about an hour and a half) - Venus Pools and Inflatable Snorkeling Stop (about half an hour) - Passage in front of Cala Goloritzè (about half an hour) - Stop at the beach in Cala delle Sorgenti (about an hour and a half) - Stop at the beach in Cala Sisine for lunch, there is a restaurant and WC (about an hour and a half) - Stop at the beach at Caletta Zio Santoru (about an hour and a half) The itinerary may change at the discretion of the skipper due to weather and sea conditions. On board will be served an aperitif of: sweets, fruit, white wine and soft drinks dinghy maximum capacity: 12 people (skipper included)

From Cala Gonone: Gulf of Orosei Speedboat Trip and Aperitif

7. From Cala Gonone: Gulf of Orosei Speedboat Trip and Aperitif

An excursion in the wonderful Gulf of Orosei by boat. Departing from Cala Gonone, you will live this perfect experience for those who want to live a day in contact with the extraordinary nature of the east coast of Sardinia. Crystal clear waters and beautiful coves await you, with a customizable itinerary that will touch the most beautiful points such as: Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè, the Pools of Venus and Cala Sisine. Accompanied by a local skipper who will guide you and tell you many anecdotes related to the places. Finally, at the end of the day, an aperitif will be offered on board, crowning a day to remember. Book with friends and family and get on board for this adventure! Itinerary: - Stop at Caletta Ziu Santoru - Stop at Cala Luna - Lunch stop in Cala Sisine (where there is a refreshment and toilet) - Piscine di Venere - Passage to Cala Goloritzè by boat

From Santa Maria Navarrese: Maxi dinghy tour in Orosei Gulf

8. From Santa Maria Navarrese: Maxi dinghy tour in Orosei Gulf

Explore the marvelous Gulf of Orosei aboard a maxi dinghy departing from Santa Maria Navarrese. You will sail through crystal clear waters, paradisiacal coves of rare beauty and wild natural landscapes that will leave you breathless. Among the many nooks and crannies the coast has to offer, during the navigation you will admire the imposing Pedralonga spire, the Baus waterfalls, the Cave of the Pigeons and Cala Goloritzè. You will discover the wonderful beaches of Cala Luna, Cala Mariolu and Cala Biriala, visit the Fig Cave and dive into the water of the azure Orosei coast. During the excursion you will enjoy a delicious aperitif made with genuine local products. It will be a day you will remember forever! The aperitif consists of local products such as: ham, bacon, cheese, jam, wine and homemade bread. Accommodations for allergies, intolerances, and vegetarian and vegan alternatives are available with prior notification to the number on the reservation voucher at least two days before the experience. The itinerary may vary at the discretion of the skipper due to sea weather conditions. 3 beach stops will be made: - 1:30 h Cala Luna - 1:30 h Cala Mariolu - 1:30 h Cala Biriala During the tour it is also possible to visit the Fig Cave. You can buy the ticket directly at the entrance of the cave at a price of 10€ for adults and 5€ for children. Those who do not make the visit will extend the stop in Cala Biriala. Before returning to port, a passage will be made in the fjords between the walls of Capo Monte Santo, inside Portu Cuau and Portu Pedrosu. Bsc Dinghy: Length: 7.80 m Width: 3 m Maximum capacity: 12 participants Climbing ladder Awning Large and comfortable lounge

From Orosei or Dorgali: Gorropu Gorged Guided Hiking Tour

9. From Orosei or Dorgali: Gorropu Gorged Guided Hiking Tour

Get back to nature as you explore the Gorropu canyon with a local guide on this walking tour with pickup from Orosei or Dorgali. Be surrounded as you walk by 500 meters of high rocky walls in a secret location full of streams, lakes, huge boulders, small caves, rare animals, and flowers. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Orosei or Dorgali in a comfortable Land Rover. Stop at a car park and begin your hike. Cross the Flumineddu river on foot and enter a forest of straw-berry trees. Stroll under large holm oaks and through dense Mediterranean shrubs which line the walls of Mount Oddeu up to the rocky ravine's arresting entrance. Step into Gorropu Gorge and admire the majestic and steep walls of Italy's deepest canyon. Take some nature photographs as you hear small waterfalls and the chirping of swallows. Search for the purple Aquilegia Nuragica plant which is a an endemic species to the Gorropu Canyon. Keep an eye on the skies for the chance to spot g golden eagles silhouetted in pairs against Supramonte. Look for small flocks of mouflons which may be seen cavorting among the limestone rocks or high up on the ridges. Try to find rare creatures like the scurrying Speleomantes lizzards and the Sardinian Euproctus salamander. View many of the old specimens of mock privets (Phillyrea Latifolia) and yews (Taxus Baccata) buttressing the gorge's slopes. Descend deeper into the canyon and muscle your way between massive boulders. Stop for a break where you can eat the packed lunch that you brought. Double back to the car park for a comfortable return trip your pickup point.

Dorgali: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views

10. Dorgali: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views

Meet your guide in Orosei or Dorgali before starting the adventure with some off-road driving to descend into the valley where the trek path begins. The hike starts with some water wading through the Flumineddu river to enter the woodland area formed of Old Oaks, Arbutus and Mediterranean shrubs. Walk along the cliffs of Monte Oddeu and arrive at the entrance to the Gorroppu gorge in less than 2 hours. Admire the incredible rocky walls which rise for more than 400 meters over the dry river bed, making this gorge one of the deepest canyons in Europe. Today the canyon is a natural border between the Italian territories of Urzulei and Orgosolo. The canyon was formed when the Flumineddu river excavated the Jurassic limestone that formed when Sardinia was covered by the sea. Learn from your guide how the marine rocks are full of fossils from ammonites, fish and algae found in the area, and hopefully catch a glimpse of such an artifact. During the trek, discover the unique micro climate of the canyon that allowed the giant growth of the trees including the Phyllirea and the Old Yew. As you continue on the hike, the path becomes harder and harder, you may have to use your hands to proceed through the boulders. When it is no longer possible to go further, it’s time to head back.

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What people are saying about Orosei

Overall rating

4.6
(526 reviews)

Friendly guide, lovely sites despite the cloudy weather. The only misunderstanding was that we expected to see free roaming dolphins, while they were just those lazily feeding off the fish farm. Did not see much of them.

To do a liver in your life, to see a few dolphins is truly an unforgettable experience, the guides were very warm, and the typical Sardinian aperitif very pleasant, I recommend!!

A very organized attraction and everything on time. Nice and friendly guides. I highly recommend it because the kayak offers a different perspective.

The most beautiful tour I have ever done in my life, a fantastic experience that I will carry in my heart ❤️

Lovely Guides Dolphins Sunset Good food A lot of fun Very good company