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Half-day boat trip to the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve

Half-day boat trip to the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve

4 hours



From 1 to 20


  • Explore the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve with a 4-hour boat tour
  • Swimming in the Bay of the French, one of the most beautiful and wildest in the Gulf of Palermo
  • Have fun on board to the rhythm of music and enjoy an aperitif with local products

Your guide

Paolo M.

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Full description

Get ready for 4 hours of pure delight on a boat in the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve in Sicily.

Departing from the Gulf of Palermo, you will immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this nature reserve beloved for snorkelling and admire the views of Capo Mongerbino, Cappello di Napoleone and the lighthouse of Capo Zafferano. Between swims, you can enjoy the best of Sicilian gastronomy with an aperitif on board.

The crew is waiting for you, set sail with us!

What we will do

We will meet at the selected time at the meeting point in Palermo. Theboat crew will be ready to welcome us and take us on board to begin our tour.

Once we have finished boarding passengers and served a welcome cocktail of Prosecco or Spritz (included), we will set sail for the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve.

We will cross the Gulf of Palermo and Porta Marina and stop for a swim in the Baia dei Francesi, one of the most beautiful and wildest beaches on the Palermo coastline.

Back on board, we will continue on to Capo Mongerbino, theBlue Arch, the Tre Piscine cove, Napoleon's Hat, the lighthouse at Capo Zafferano and the Seno di Sant'Elia, a picturesque cove at the bottom of a rocky inlet. Each stop will offer us the opportunity to take wonderful souvenir photos of our tour.

Amidst music, sunbathing and postcard-perfect scenery, on board we will also be able to enjoy an excellent aperitif with specialities from Palermo and elsewhere, such as pane cunzato, sfincionelli, bruschetta, chips, pretzels and olives.

After the stop at the Seno di Sant'Elia we will reverse course to return to the meeting point. The activity will last a total of 4 hours.

Who it is aimed at

The tour is suitable for everyone with no age limit. Minors must necessarily be accompanied.

The boat is not wheelchair-accessible.

Other information

The experience is available all year round; no bathing stops are planned during the winter months.

The activity is confirmed upon reaching a minimum number of 4 participants.

Dogs are allowed on board.

Depending on the size of the group, one of the following boats is used for the excursion:

  • Acquamar 28.50, motor boat 10 m long, max. capacity 10 persons, equipped with awning, sofas, shaded area, bathroom, kitchen, 2 cabins, freshwater shower, Bluetooth stereo;
  • San Lorenzo 40, motor boat 13 m long, max. capacity 15 people, equipped with bathroom, 2 cabins, galley, large sunbathing area, shaded aft area, shower, Bluetooth system
  • Rivercraft 50 Fly, motor boat 16.5 m long and 4.34 m wide, max. capacity 20 persons, equipped with freshwater shower, shaded sundeck area, WC, kitchen and bedrooms. Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth sound system are also available on board.

In the summer months, departures can also be made from the port of Mondello, subject to the skipper's availability. Contact the organiser at the contact details given in the booking confirmation to arrange this option.

Recommended clothing

Clothing suitable for the season

Don't forget to bring

  • Beach towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Slippers
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream

What is included

  • Crew
  • Fuel
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask and fins)
  • Welcome cocktail (Prosecco or Spritz)
  • Aperitif

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.