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Sailing boat excursion to Catania with aperitif

Sailing boat excursion to Catania with aperitif

3 hours


Very flexible

From 1 to 11


  • Set sail from Catania and enjoy 3 hours on board a sailing boat along the Riviera dei Ciclopi.
  • Discover a stretch of coastline with characteristic lava formations overlooking Mount Etna.
  • Enjoy a tasty aperitif on board offered by the skipper with snacks and white wine.
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Full description

On this sailing trip to Catania you will discover the Riviera dei Ciclopi with its crystal-clear sea and distinctive lava formations.

The experienced skipper will take you to discover the Caves of Ulysses, Aci Castello with its famous Aci Trezza, and in the meantime tell you the legends of the area.

You will enjoy a few hours of relaxation and diving, of which we will take advantage to snorkel and admire the colourful fish swimming in the water. We look forward to seeing you on board!

What we will do

The rendezvous is at the port of Catania at the time chosen when booking (if you choose the 17:00 departure time, you can also enjoy the sunset!). On our arrival, we will be welcomed by the skipper who, before setting sail, will give us a short briefing on the basics of sailing.

We will set off in a northerly direction and shortly afterwards reach the Ulysses Caves, formed inside a volcanic lava cliff overlooking the sea. Here we will be able to dive in to enjoy our first swim and, wearing our mask, we will dive to discover the inhabitants of these waters.

Back on board, we will pass the rocky spur on which the Norman Castle of Aci Castello stands in black lava stone. We will be able to dive down to admire the characteristic pillows of lava that can be found under the castle.

Back on board we will reach Aci Trezza, the heart of theIsole Ciclopi marine protected area. Here we can get off the boat and enjoy a short walk through the fishing village or we can take another swim.

When we return on board, a tasty aperitif with various snacks and white wine will be waiting for us. Before returning to port, those who wish will enjoy a last dip in the sea with a view ofMount Etna.

The excursion lasts three hours.

Who it is aimed at

The tour is aimed at everyone from 3 years old and up. The boat is not wheelchair-accessible.

Other information

The tour takes place all year round, weather permitting, and is confirmed with a minimum of 6 persons.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult of legal age.

If you have any allergies, intolerances or special dietary requirements , please contact the organiser once your booking is confirmed.

The boat at your disposal will be a Sun Odyssey 44 sailboat, 13.75 m long and 4.37 m wide.

Recommended clothing

  • Comfortable beachwear
  • Swimwear
  • Slippers

Don't forget to bring

  • Snorkelling kit
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

What is included

  • Skipper
  • Aperitif
  • Fuel

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 very flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 0 days from the activity start date. Within 0 and 0 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.

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