The Don Vincenzo is a comfortable motor vessel that departs every day, at any time, from the port of Cala Gonone for a beautiful and economical excursion to Cala Luna and the Bue Marino Caves (optional visit), two of the most beautiful gems of the Gulf of Orosei. You can choose to stop at Cala Luna for the entire day, with a return to Cala Gonone every hour, or depart around 12:30 pm to continue the mini-cruise to discover the most beautiful beaches of the Gulf.
The Bue Marino Cave is part of a karst system that extends for over 70 km inland; its name comes from the nickname with which the shepherds called the monk seal, "Su Oe 'e Mare", which used the cave for weaning its cubs. The cave is divided into two branches, north and south, where the meeting of fresh water with sea water is well visible, and the springs create spectacular reflections, even near the entrance mouths. The southern branch of the cave can be visited with expert guides who will accompany you on a path of about 800 meters, artificially lit and crossed by a wide wooden walkway.
Cala Luna is one of the most well-known beaches in Sardinia. In the 1970s, it was chosen as the main setting for the famous film written and directed by Lina Wertmüller, "Swept Away" (Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto). The coastline has a mixed seabed of sand and pebbles and 5 caves accessible on foot, often frequented by climbers or those seeking shade during the hot hours of the day. The beach can be reached on foot starting from Cala Fuili, the last beach in Cala Gonone accessible by car: hiking enthusiasts can take advantage of the taxi service, walking the trail and returning by boat after spending the entire day at the beach.
Leaving Cala Luna, we will set course towards Cala Mariolu, the pearl of the Gulf of Orosei where our guests can take advantage of the two-hour stopover. During the journey, our crew will offer our guests a refreshing aperitif included in the price to brighten up your stay on board.
Before the beach stop, it will be possible to use the umbrella included in the ticket price free of charge. An audio guide, available in four languages, will provide detailed information on the wonders of the Gulf of Orosei that you will see during the navigation.
The beach, composed of small white pebbles, is a natural aquarium where you can immerse yourself and experience something unique. In some spots, freshwater springs from the heart of the Supramonte Marine meet with seawater, significantly lowering the temperature and forming the typical turquoise color of the Gulf's waters.
The next stop will be at Cala Gabbiani, separated from Cala Mariolu by the Punta Ispuligi promontory. The white seabed is made up of a constantly worked limestone grit by the sea, and the turquoise color of the water is given, in this case too, by the karst freshwater spring that flows into the sea, a frequent peculiarity of this stretch of coast.
We will then reach Cala Goloritzè, a beach with a unique setting due to the imposing Aguglia and the eponymous natural arch. This little corner of paradise is a UNESCO heritage site, so it is only allowed to reach it on foot or approach it by sea near the arch.
During the navigation, we will make short stops in front of the Cormorani Cave and Cala Biriola, to give you time to admire and photograph the beauties of our coast. Upon request, the boat can also be booked exclusively for mini cruises for groups along the Gulf of Orosei, to visit the most beautiful coves of the Selvaggio Blu such as Cala Sisine, Cala Biriola, Le Piscine di Venere, Cala Mariolu, Cala dei Gabbiani, and Cala Goloritzè.a
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