Boat Rental in Cala Gonone

Boat rental Cala Gonone

Rubber dinghies for hire suitable for every need

Book your inflatable boat right away and be sure to enjoy the Gulf of Orosei.  Cala Gonone is ideally located to rent a dinghy and to sail the 30 km (15 miles) of coastline, which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Its crystal clear water, its unique beaches make it a popular destination for those wishing to spend moments of complete relaxation surrounded by a sea unequalled in the world.                                                        

Book your dinghy. Visit one of our stores, fill out the contract and you will be ready to set off. After a brief explanation of what rules to follow, you will head for the gulf’s beaches in complete autonomy and freedom. You will steer your own boat, and choose where to stop and for how long. 

Schedule

The time of departure and return is at your discretion

DEPARTURE TIME: from 8.00 a.m.

RETURN TIME: max 5.30-5.45 p.m. 

If you wish, we can provide you with a cool box and a parasol which are included in the price. With a small supplement you can also request an awning for the dinghy to be used exclusively when the dinghy is stopped.

How to reach the beaches

You can reach the beaches in total comfort with your dinghy boat. Many of the beaches have got a fairway bordered by buoys that lead directly to the beach where you will be greeted by the authorized staff who will receive you and will help you with the manoeuvres and the process of disembarking/boarding. Once your passengers have disembarked or boarded, you have to move away from the shoreline to moor your boat. Before departure and included in the rental price, a briefing on how to use the boat is provided.

A paradise called Goloritzè

We have made the sea our business

We are Gonone Rental, seafaring people

We have been working in this Gulf since the early 1950’s when our grandparents, skilled fishermen, moved from the island of Ponza to the Sardinian sea where fish were plentiful .

In the 1960’s we brought the first passenger boat to the Gulf of Orosei enabling the first tourists to visit the Grotte del Bue Marino Caves and Cala Luna beach and to admire the monk seal that, at the time, inhabited this coast. We have not stopped since then and we offer our passion and our experience to those who come to enjoy our land offering a choice of the best possible services.  For Gonone Rental, quality service is everything.  Our goal is to do our best and ensure you a unique, fun and memorable day in total safety.

Cala Gonone boat rental - history

The rock bastions above Cala Mariolu

Rental rates

Rental cost of a dinghy in Cala Gonone

Our fleet includes the most famous and reliable brands of inflatable boats in the world (Bwa - Joker - Nuova jolly - Gommonautica ) / and our 40 hp engines are the best in the boat industry ( Yamaha – Suzuki – Honda ). No boat driving licence is required 

This is to guarantee the maximum safety and reliability even to those who are experiencing this adventure for the first time. 

Our boats vary in size and capacity to meet the needs of our customers. 

There is no fixed price. Prices vary depending on the season and the capacity of the dinghies. Prices start from € 70 + fuel for the whole day.

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Furthermore, as required by law, all boats are equipped with safety equipment such as light buoys, smoke signals, fire extinguishers and sirens, as well as a telephone number that can be reached at any moment.

Prezzo noleggio gommoni cala gonone
Emerald charm at Cala Luna

Dinghy rental

Types and onboard options

Gonone Rental has a fleet of 10 inflatable boats available for rental in Cala Gonone. You can book by contacting us via the request form. Your request will be processed, and we will contact you to advise you of the price and the boat that best suits your needs. 
Due to the high request, we recommend that you book your boat trip (with or without a skipper) ahead of time.

  • Nuova Jolly Winner 585

    Nuova Jolly Winner 585

    • Length: 5,72 m
    • Width: 2,40 m
    • MAX 10 pax
    • Yamaha 40hp Engine
    • Boat awning
    • Double locker in Bow trunk
    • Large glove department
    • Sun cushions

    It is the largest dinghy of our fleet.

    Its dimension offers the utmost of comfort and the large tubulars guarantee stability and excellent navigability.

    In order to guarantee the maximum comfort, we do not recommend renting this dinghy if you plan to be 8 people or more.

  • Joker 470

    Joker 470

    • Length: 4.95 m
    • Width: 2.18 m
    • MAX 8 people
    • Yamaha 40hp Engine
    • Awning
    • Luggage locker at Bow
    • Glove department
    • Sun cushions

    Its size makes this dinghy the most agile and responsive. Its build and excellently proportioned dimensions of length and width guarantee stability and navigability.

  • MSG Gemma 520

    MSG Gemma 520

    • Length: 5, 20m
    • Width: 2.40 m
    • MAX 7 people
    • Engine 40hp Yamaha Selva
    • Awning
    • Luggage locker at Bow
    • Glove department
    • Sun cushions

    Spacious inflatable boat equipped with large tubular that guarantee excellent stability and navigability.

  • BWA Sport 17

    BWA Sport 17

    • Length: 5.10 m
    • Width: 2.19 m
    • MAX 8 people
    • Awning
    • Luggage locker at Bow
    • Glove compartment
    • Sun cushions 

    One of our five inflatable boats with the BWA brand. Its dimensions, slightly smaller, make it more agile and responsive than the other models without neglecting excellent stability and navigability.

  • Gommonautica 500

    Gommonautica 500

    • Length: 5.00 m
    • Width: 2.05 m
    • MAX 9 people
    • Honda 40hp Engine
    • Awning
    • Luggage locker at Bow
    • Glove Drawer
    • Sun cushions

    Equipped with a large seat aft ideal as a sundeck, this dinghy guarantees stability and navigability thanks to its tapered shape.

  • BWA 542

    BWA 542

    • Length: 5.42 m
    • Width: 2.34 m
    • MAX 10 people
    • Engine 40hp Honda and Suzuki
    • Awning
    • Luggage locker at Bow
    • Glove Drawer
    • Sun cushions

    One of our 5 ribs BWA brand dinghies. Its wide bow and its dynamic shape guarantee navigability and stability. In order to guarantee the maximum comfort, we do not recommend renting this dinghy if you plan to be 8 people or more.

Unwinding in the emerald green of Biriala

F.A.Q.

Find answers to frequently asked questions

Is the rental for a full day only?

You can also rent the dinghy for a half day although we recommend full day rentals in order to fully enjoy the gulf.

What time can I leave? How long can I keep the dinghy?

You can take out your inflatable boat once you have filled out and signed the contract,. Our office opens at 8.00 a.m. As for the return, you have to be in port by 5.00-5.30 pm maximum. On very busy days, we recommend you return to port by 17.00 to avoid long queues at the petrol station for refuelling. This rental allows you to enjoy the Gulf of Orosei in complete autonomy and freedom so you may make your own schedule and plan your own itinerary.

What equipment is provided on board?

Everything you need to make your sailing comfortable and safe is available on board. All our dinghies have the electric TRIM and include cushions. Security equipment provided:

Lifebuoy,  life jackets equal to the number passengers onboard, flares, signalling buoy, oars.

Do I need a boat driving license?

No, all our inflatable boats have a 40 horsepower engine, and therefore a nautical licence is not required.

The assistant who will deliver the boat, will provide you with a brief lesson about the rules at sea thus guaranteeing that your day in the Gulf of Orosei is a safe and enjoyable one.

What beaches can we visit?

Departure is from Cala Gonone and you may head south (maximum 30km (15 miles). 

Departing from Cala Gonone, the sites encountered are as follows:

The Bue marino Caves, Cala Ziu Santoru, Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Biriala, Piscine di Venere, the Grotta del Fico, Cala Mariolu, Cala dei Gabbiani, Cala delle Sorgenti, Cala Goloritzé. 

All the beaches can be accessed thanks to a fairway bordered by buoys that lead directly to the beach where you will find the authorized staff that will help you in the disembarking process.

Cala Goloritzé and Cala delle Sorgenti are not accessible and closed off (in their entirety) by signal buoys and therefore can only be reached by swimming.

What happens if the sea conditions are particularly bad?

If the sea conditions are bad, the excursion will be postponed to the next available date and on the basis of reservations.

If it is not possible to move/change your reservation, the entire amount paid will be refunded to you.

Is the dinghy safe with children on board?

Absolutely, the stability and safety of our inflatable boats are the foundations of our company.

We are certain that if you follow the few rules given to you, there shall not be any problems.

To ensure a high level of safety for your children, suitable life jackets are provided.

Is the dinghy insured? Can I do damage?

All our boats are covered by a third-party liability insurance with coverage for civil liability insurance. (Equivalent to automotive R.C. insurance but for nautical use)

By signing the contract, you will assume all responsibility for the run of the vehicle and the integrity of the boat itself.

Before your departure, the assistant who delivers the dinghy and you will examine its conditions.

The assistant will show you the most important parts, such as the propeller, the console, the steering wheel, the anchor, the oars and you will check each individual element together.

Once you and the assistant have assured that the dinghy is undamaged,  you will be ready to leave.

When you return to port, the assistant will inspect the dinghy with you and check for any damage.

What should I bring with me for the day?

We recommend, in addition to sunscreen, that you bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.

We will provide a cool box and a parasol free of charge.

Some beaches (Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Mariolu) have a bar/restaurant where you can grab a bite. Furthermore, if you have masks and a mouthpiece, do not forget them! These let you admire all the different varieties of fish you may encounter during the day.

I have never driven dinghy before! Can I rent it anyway?

Our dinghies are all 40hp and do not require a nautical licence.

Even for those who have no experience, using a dinghy is not difficult.

At the signing of the contract the office assistant will give you some information on how to use the boat.

Furthermore, when you are handed the dinghy the assistant will give you a brief lesson on its use. Following those few rules will ensure you spend a day in total safety and fun.

A telephone number will be provided to you in case of any other request or should you need assistance, our assistants will be ready to come and provide it.

The beaches of the Gulf of Orosei

What you can visit by dinghy boat?

The Bue Marino Caves

The Bue Marino Caves

These are the first natural wonders you will encounter during your day and after only a few minutes of sailing from Cala Gonone. The Bue Marino caves owe their name to the monk seal, in Sardinian "Boe Marinu", which used these caves as a refuge during rough seas and as a place to breed.

These splendid animals inhabited the Gulf of Orosei until the 1980s, and then they slowly disappeared mainly because of the decrease of their main and fundamental food, that is fish, in continuous decline due to the intensive fishing carried out in our seas.

The caves are divided into two branches: the North and the South branches, both of which can be visited and reached by sea and by land through a path immersed in the largest juniper forest in Europe.

The guided tour of the southern branch is available all day long. It lasts about 50 minutes and you will take you about 1km inside the cave. The price of the ticket is €8 for adults. Children’s tickets have a reduced price.

Ziu Santoru

Ziu Santoru

Once passed the Bue Marino caves, you will encounter the first beach named Cala Ziu Santoru. It is not very large, and measures about 50 metres. This beach resembles most those of the Caribbean; Fine sand, crystal clear sea, a low sea bottom extending up to fifteen meters ahead, and an imposing mountain behind it. Moreover, it is perhaps the most particular of the Gulf beaches; It is possible that during the winter season the sea eliminates it, changes its length and width, but be sure that if it resists changes, its beauty will amaze you.

Cala Luna

Cala Luna

Leaving Cala Ziu Santoru you will come to Cala Luna, the largest beach in the Gulf. It is characterized by a mix of fine sand and small pebbles and it is surrounded by the water of the little river with steep mountains rising behind it, marking the boundary between the territory of Dorgali and Baunei.

At the far end of the beach, there are some magnificent caves offering protection from the sun in the hottest hours or where you can do some free climbing.

Cala Luna owes its name to the shape of the beach that resembles the crescent shape of the moon which when in its full moon stage illuminates the beach .

For the most demanding customers, there is also a bar/restaurant located among the Mediterranean scrub easily reachable by a footpath.

A Coast with numerous surprises

A Coast with numerous surprises

The stretch between Cala Luna and Cala Sisine is full of spectacular reflecting pools and caves that penetrate into the cliffs. This part of coast is quite steep and overlooks the sea. You can admire unique concretions and erosion of the rock. A deep knowledge of the area is needed in order to explore these areas and many of these wonders. This area of coastline can be explored with Bonny during one of the guided hikes.

Cala Sisine

Cala Sisine

Continuing south, we come across Cala Sisine beach. Its conformity makes it one of a kind. It is nestled between two cliffs overlooking the sea measuring over 500MT, which are also home to the mouth of a river born inside the canyon

The beach is made up of large light pebbles of different sizes that highlight the crystalline and transparent colour of the sea which slopes down very quickly up to 15 meters. This beautiful beach is also equipped with a bar among the Mediterranean scrub that is easily reachable on foot along a 5 minute-path.

Cala Biriala

Cala Biriala

About 20 minutes from Cala Sisine, you will encounter Cala Biriala, a beautiful beach of white and pink pebbles which enhances the beach’s turquoise and limpid waters.

Overlooking the beach is a forest of Holm oaks and junipers, after which you can admire a cliff with a natural arch used by the bravest of the beachgoers as a diving point. The wall on the left side hand of the mountain is also used by many to practice free-climbing and offers a breathtaking view to those who arrive at the top.

Piscine di Venere

Piscine di Venere

Just ahead of Cala Biriola, we find the Piscine di Venere (The Pools of Venus) a corner of the coastline characterized by its emerald green waters created by the rays of the sun reflecting on the sandy seabed.

This natural wonder is only accessible by dinghy allowing you to swim in this beautiful corner of paradise surrounded by the many fish that “crowd” the area.

A mask and mouthpiece are highly recommended.

Grotta del Fico

Grotta del Fico

Next to the Piscine di Venere, we find the Grotta del Fico.

It gets its name from the fig plant that is located in front of its entrance and it was the last refuge of the monk seal in the 1980s. The seal accessed the cave through an underwater siphon located at about 15m in depth. The monk seal used this cave to reproduce or to seek shelter during storms.

It has been open to the public for about 10 years and the guided visit is approximately 50 minutes long. The visit takes you about 800 Mt inside the cave.

Just drop your anchor in the appropriate space as indicated by the staff and you will be accompanied to the cave for your visit.

Cala Mariolu

Cala Mariolu

Cala Mariolu is a beach of rounded white pebbles and is divided in two by a limestone cliff which is loved by the beachgoers as a diving point. The varieties of colour of the sea, from an intense blue to a light blue and the clarity of its water, make this beach the most beloved of the Gulf. Recently voted by TripAdvisor as the most beautiful beach in Italy, it continues to remain in the top 10 position as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It owes its name "Cala Mariolu" to the fishermen from Ponza who called the Monk Seal "Mariolu"(thief in Ponza's dialect) because it stole the fish from their nets.

Cala Gabbiani

Cala Gabbiani

Cala Gabbiani gets its name from the seagulls which are present at dawn and at sunset and is known as the "sister"of Cala Mariolu beach. The two “sister” beaches are divided only by a thin strip of land. Once again, you will find clear and crystalline waters with light coloured pebbles that make up the beach. Its peculiarity is a cliff overlooking the beach, with a cave that creates much needed shade and convenient during the hottest hours.

Le Sorgenti

Le Sorgenti

The beaches Le Sorgenti are two very tiny beaches of fine sand mixed pebbles. Behind them we find a 400 meter-wall. They are named after the two freshwater springs that pass under the beaches and flow directly into the sea making the water very cold.

Cala Goloritzè

Cala Goloritzè

Cala Goloritzè is the last beach of the Gulf of Orosei. Born from a landslide in 1962, it is closed by demarcation buoys that forbid access to any type of boat, making it accessible only by swimming.

The major characteristic of the beach is the presence of the natural arch on the right, overlooked by the 143 m high-pinnacle that drops sheer to the sea called the spire (Punta Caroddi).

Sand and small pebbles help in making this beach, nestled in the mountain, something unique. As well, the colours of its water of a turquoise blue explain why it was declared an Italian national monument.

Another feature of this beach is the presence of underground freshwater springs that in some places make the water really cold.

Cala Goloritzé is also accessible on foot, starting from the Golgo of Baunei and along an easy 2-hour path.

It is the beach that marks the southern boundary and the end of the Gulf of Orosei.

  • The Bue Marino Caves

    The Bue Marino Caves

    These are the first natural wonders you will encounter during your day and after only a few minutes of sailing from Cala Gonone. The Bue Marino caves owe their name to the monk seal, in Sardinian "Boe Marinu", which used these caves as a refuge during rough seas and as a place to breed.

    These splendid animals inhabited the Gulf of Orosei until the 1980s, and then they slowly disappeared mainly because of the decrease of their main and fundamental food, that is fish, in continuous decline due to the intensive fishing carried out in our seas.

    The caves are divided into two branches: the North and the South branches, both of which can be visited and reached by sea and by land through a path immersed in the largest juniper forest in Europe.

    The guided tour of the southern branch is available all day long. It lasts about 50 minutes and you will take you about 1km inside the cave. The price of the ticket is €8 for adults. Children’s tickets have a reduced price.

  • Ziu Santoru

    Ziu Santoru

    Once passed the Bue Marino caves, you will encounter the first beach named Cala Ziu Santoru. It is not very large, and measures about 50 metres. This beach resembles most those of the Caribbean; Fine sand, crystal clear sea, a low sea bottom extending up to fifteen meters ahead, and an imposing mountain behind it. Moreover, it is perhaps the most particular of the Gulf beaches; It is possible that during the winter season the sea eliminates it, changes its length and width, but be sure that if it resists changes, its beauty will amaze you.

  • Cala Luna

    Cala Luna

    Leaving Cala Ziu Santoru you will come to Cala Luna, the largest beach in the Gulf. It is characterized by a mix of fine sand and small pebbles and it is surrounded by the water of the little river with steep mountains rising behind it, marking the boundary between the territory of Dorgali and Baunei.

    At the far end of the beach, there are some magnificent caves offering protection from the sun in the hottest hours or where you can do some free climbing.

    Cala Luna owes its name to the shape of the beach that resembles the crescent shape of the moon which when in its full moon stage illuminates the beach .

    For the most demanding customers, there is also a bar/restaurant located among the Mediterranean scrub easily reachable by a footpath.

  • A Coast with numerous surprises

    A Coast with numerous surprises

    The stretch between Cala Luna and Cala Sisine is full of spectacular reflecting pools and caves that penetrate into the cliffs. This part of coast is quite steep and overlooks the sea. You can admire unique concretions and erosion of the rock. A deep knowledge of the area is needed in order to explore these areas and many of these wonders. This area of coastline can be explored with Bonny during one of the guided hikes.

  • Cala Sisine

    Cala Sisine

    Continuing south, we come across Cala Sisine beach. Its conformity makes it one of a kind. It is nestled between two cliffs overlooking the sea measuring over 500MT, which are also home to the mouth of a river born inside the canyon

    The beach is made up of large light pebbles of different sizes that highlight the crystalline and transparent colour of the sea which slopes down very quickly up to 15 meters. This beautiful beach is also equipped with a bar among the Mediterranean scrub that is easily reachable on foot along a 5 minute-path.

  • Cala Biriala

    Cala Biriala

    About 20 minutes from Cala Sisine, you will encounter Cala Biriala, a beautiful beach of white and pink pebbles which enhances the beach’s turquoise and limpid waters.

    Overlooking the beach is a forest of Holm oaks and junipers, after which you can admire a cliff with a natural arch used by the bravest of the beachgoers as a diving point. The wall on the left side hand of the mountain is also used by many to practice free-climbing and offers a breathtaking view to those who arrive at the top.

  • Piscine di Venere

    Piscine di Venere

    Just ahead of Cala Biriola, we find the Piscine di Venere (The Pools of Venus) a corner of the coastline characterized by its emerald green waters created by the rays of the sun reflecting on the sandy seabed.

    This natural wonder is only accessible by dinghy allowing you to swim in this beautiful corner of paradise surrounded by the many fish that “crowd” the area.

    A mask and mouthpiece are highly recommended.

  • Grotta del Fico

    Grotta del Fico

    Next to the Piscine di Venere, we find the Grotta del Fico.

    It gets its name from the fig plant that is located in front of its entrance and it was the last refuge of the monk seal in the 1980s. The seal accessed the cave through an underwater siphon located at about 15m in depth. The monk seal used this cave to reproduce or to seek shelter during storms.

    It has been open to the public for about 10 years and the guided visit is approximately 50 minutes long. The visit takes you about 800 Mt inside the cave.

    Just drop your anchor in the appropriate space as indicated by the staff and you will be accompanied to the cave for your visit.

  • Cala Mariolu

    Cala Mariolu

    Cala Mariolu is a beach of rounded white pebbles and is divided in two by a limestone cliff which is loved by the beachgoers as a diving point. The varieties of colour of the sea, from an intense blue to a light blue and the clarity of its water, make this beach the most beloved of the Gulf. Recently voted by TripAdvisor as the most beautiful beach in Italy, it continues to remain in the top 10 position as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It owes its name "Cala Mariolu" to the fishermen from Ponza who called the Monk Seal "Mariolu"(thief in Ponza's dialect) because it stole the fish from their nets.

  • Cala Gabbiani

    Cala Gabbiani

    Cala Gabbiani gets its name from the seagulls which are present at dawn and at sunset and is known as the "sister"of Cala Mariolu beach. The two “sister” beaches are divided only by a thin strip of land. Once again, you will find clear and crystalline waters with light coloured pebbles that make up the beach. Its peculiarity is a cliff overlooking the beach, with a cave that creates much needed shade and convenient during the hottest hours.

  • Le Sorgenti

    Le Sorgenti

    The beaches Le Sorgenti are two very tiny beaches of fine sand mixed pebbles. Behind them we find a 400 meter-wall. They are named after the two freshwater springs that pass under the beaches and flow directly into the sea making the water very cold.

  • Cala Goloritzè

    Cala Goloritzè

    Cala Goloritzè is the last beach of the Gulf of Orosei. Born from a landslide in 1962, it is closed by demarcation buoys that forbid access to any type of boat, making it accessible only by swimming.

    The major characteristic of the beach is the presence of the natural arch on the right, overlooked by the 143 m high-pinnacle that drops sheer to the sea called the spire (Punta Caroddi).

    Sand and small pebbles help in making this beach, nestled in the mountain, something unique. As well, the colours of its water of a turquoise blue explain why it was declared an Italian national monument.

    Another feature of this beach is the presence of underground freshwater springs that in some places make the water really cold.

    Cala Goloritzé is also accessible on foot, starting from the Golgo of Baunei and along an easy 2-hour path.

    It is the beach that marks the southern boundary and the end of the Gulf of Orosei.

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