La Caletta

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La Caletta
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La Caletta is a former fishing village converted into a purpose-built yacht harbour, situated on the NE coast of Sardinia, 40 miles south from Olbia and 45 miles north from Santa Maria di Navarrese. It is a good base for car or motorbike hire to explore the wonderful landscape of the Orosei and Gennargentu national park. Nearby is a magnificent 10km long beach.


British Admiralty
1992 - 1:300,000 Portovecchio to Arbatax including Bonifacio Strait
M8 - 1:255,000 North Sardegna
M9 - 1:255,000 South Sardegna


See Italy.


Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.




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There are no dangers in the approach.


The harbour is organised as a marina (details below). Call on VHF channel 9. Telephone: (+39) 784 810 631.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The marina of La Caletta is run by the local yacht club and offers 174 berths for yachts up to 18 metres. Depths in the marina range from 2.0 metres to 6.0 metres. Water and electricity on the quays. Toilets and showers. Fuel station (0830 to 2100). Travel lift (20T). During the summer there can be an unpleasant smell of sewage from the river that drains into the sea south of the marina.


Anchorage in sand at Posada beach north of the harbour. Open to any winds from NE round to S.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.


Some electrical and mechanical repairs.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel, water and electricity in the marina.

Things to do Ashore


While the town of La Caletta is not particularly exciting, it is a good base for exploring the hinterland of NE Sardinia. Especially worth visiting from here are the Serra Orios nuraghic village; Su Gologone, a lovely spring issuing from a rocky gorge just north of the national park of Orosei and Gennargentu; the remote and wild gorge of Gorrupu; the Grotta di Ispignoli (‘bone in throat’), a huge cavern featuring the second tallest column stalagmite in the world; the Sa Ena’e Thomes ‘tomb of the giants’, an intriguing bronze age burial tomb; the mountain village of Orgosolo, renowned for its political and social murals, and the viewpoint of Monto Ortobene with its spectacular views and dramatic statue of Christ Redentore.

Nuraghic village of Sierra Orios
The spring of Su Gologone
Sa Ena’e Thomes ‘tomb of the giants’
Open air frescoes, Orgosolo

Grocery & Supply Stores

Small supermarket in the town.


  • Lunch is good at Il Toucano restaurant (run by an English lady from Durham!)




Small full-service laundry in the town.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Europcar rental outlet near the marina.

Garbage Disposal

Bins around the marina.


Transportation (local and/or international)


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


References & Publications

See Italy.


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