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SUP tour to the island of Ortigia

SUP tour to the island of Ortigia

2 hours


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  • Come to Syracuse, learn how to balance on a board and set off on a 2-hour SUP tour
  • Paddle 2.5 km towards a new adventure and immerse yourself in the enchanting natural surroundings
  • Go as far as Ortigia and discover the Arethusa spring and other natural beauties there
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Full description

Did you know that the charm of Ortigia and its fountain Arethusa has been extolled by writers of the calibre of Ovid, Virgil and D'Annunzio? With reviews like these you can play it safe and choose thisSUP experience to visit the island!

Departing from Syracuse with a SUP instructor, you'll paddle 2.5 km, stopping occasionally to admire the area's natural beauty and monuments such as the statue of Archimedes and Maniace Castle.

It will be 2 hours dedicated to exploration during which you will admire enchanting landscapes and get in tune with nature!

What we will do

We will meet at the Sbarcadero beach in Syracuse, where our SUP instructor will be waiting for us. Together we will have a short briefing of about 15 minutes, during which we will be explained how to paddle correctly. We will then get on the SUP board and begin our experience.

We will paddle together with the instructor and our fellow adventurers to the Umbertino bridge that connects Syracuse to the beautiful island of Ortigia and pause for a few minutes in front of the statue dedicated to Archimedes, the well-known mathematician and inventor who was born in the area. Once past, we will head towards the Maniace Castle and, immediately afterwards, make a short stop to admire the crystal-clear waters of the Arethusa spring.

During the experience, more or less halfway along the route, we will also stop at a small beach for about 15 minutes that we can use as we please, relaxing in the sun or cooling off with a swim.

We will paddle for about 2.5 km. The experience, including briefing, will last a total of 2 hours.

Who it is aimed at

The activity is suitable for everyone from the age of 10 . Unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 may participate subject to signing a waiver from a responsible adult.

Swimming skills and good health are required for the experience. Pregnant women cannot participate in the activity.

Other information

The activity takes place daily from May to September and will be confirmed upon reaching a minimum of 2 participants.

It is possible to request a life jacket on site; no waterproof bags are available at the facility.

The route may vary depending on weather conditions.

The meeting point can be reached by public transport.

Recommended clothing

Swimming costume

What is included

  • Instructor
  • Board, paddle and leash
  • Liability insurance
  • Changing rooms and toilets
  • Storage for valuables
  • Life jacket (optional)
  • Watertight bag

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 last minute. You get a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours from the activity start. You can find the full policies in the Policy di cancellazione 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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