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Boat day at the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve

Boat day at the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve

7,5 hours



From 1 to 20


  • Sail for 7 hours on board a boat with a crew at your disposal
  • Enjoy 2 swimming stops in the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve
  • Enjoy Sicilian gastronomic specialities with lunch and an aperitif on board

Your guide

Paolo M.

Hello, I am Paolo, your captain! My sailing experience and detailed knowledge of the locations I will take you to visit will remain indelibly in your memories. Palermo, a land of sea and sun, to be enjoyed in absolute relaxation with its experiential excursions to the marine reserves of Isola delle Femmine, Capo Gallo, Secca delle Formiche, Capo Zafferano, and Ustica are the jewel in the crown of sea experiences!

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Full description

The Mediterranean Sea. A boat with crew at your disposal. Sicilian gastronomic specialities.

The combination you are looking for is contained in our tour to the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve. Swim in the Bay of the French and admire attractions such as Cape Mongerbino, Napoleon's Hat and the Castle of Solanto. Enjoy traditional dishes on board with lunch and an aperitif overlooking our Sicily.

After 7 hours of sailing, you won't want to say goodbye to this sea!

What we will do

I will be waiting for you at 10 a.m. at the meeting point in Palermo. You will find me with thecrew at the side of my boat, ready to welcome you.

Once we have finished boarding all the passengers and served a welcome cocktail of prosecco or spritz (included), we will set sail at 10:30 a.m. for the Secca delle Formiche - Capo Zafferano Marine Reserve.

We will sail along the Gulf of Palermo, cross the Porta Marina and stop in the Bay of the French to dive into the irresistible sea. There will be two one-hour bathroom stops during the navigation, at the participants' discretion. Masks and fins are available on board for snorkelling.

We will then sail back towards Cape Mongerbino, the Blue Arch, Napoleon's Hat, the Lighthouse of Cape Zafferano, the Seno di Sant'Elia, the Secca delle Formiche and the Castle of Solanto. Off Porticello it will be possible to admire clouds of bream, which will keep us company along the way.

During the navigation, lunch will be served on board (included) based on Sicilian gastronomic specialities such as busiate al pesto and seasonal fruit, followed by coffee and limoncello. There will also be an aperitif on board (included) based on local delicacies such as pane cunzato, sfincionelli, bruschette, chips, pretzels and olives.

We will return to the meeting point at 17:30. The navigation lasts 7 hours; the experience lasts a total of 7½ 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, a motor boat 16.5 m long and 4.34 m wide, max. capacity 20 persons, equipped with a 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)
  • Light lunch
  • Aperitif

How it works

  • Book
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  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.

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