Catania: Full-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza with Lunch

Catania: Full-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza with Lunch

From $115.15 per person

Discover the Cyclops Riviera on this full-day boat tour from Catania to Acitrezza. Admire Ulysses’ Caves, the Medieval Castle in Acicastello, and the natural beauty of Acitrezza and enjoy a delicious lunch of pasta and mussels on board.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Swim and snorkel around Ulysses’ Caves
  • Marvel at the medieval castle of Acicastello
  • Discover a marine reserve in Acitrezza dubbed "The Cyclopean Isles"
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch on board of pasta with muscles and local white wine
Full description
Your adventure begins when you meet your captain on board your boat for the day, decked out with three double cabins, a bathroom with a shower, an outside shower, a kitchen, and a refrigerator. You’ll then set sail to Ulysses’ Caves, where you’ll have the chance to have your first swim of the day and snorkel among these beautiful caverns formed in a lava cliff overlooking the sea. You’ll be amazed by the gorgeous underwater scenery of vibrant blues and greens. Next, while sailing towards Acitrezza, you’ll pass under the medieval castle of Acicastello and enjoy a spectacular view of the castle by the sea. You’ll notice the characteristic pillow lavas found under the castle due to the rapid cooling of submarine eruptions.   Once you reach Acitrezza, you’ll be shown a marine reserve dubbed "The Cyclopean Isles”. The only way to access the reserve is via a pedal boat, which is included in your tour depending on seasonal availability. If the pedal boat isn’t available or if you prefer not to use it, you’ll instead have the chance to visit the charming little village of Acitrezza for one hour. When you arrive back on board you’ll be served a delicious traditional lunch including an appetizer, pasta with mussels, fruit, water, and local white wine. Finally, during your return trip, you’ll make a short stop with the chance for another quick swim before arriving back in Catania at around 6:00 PM.
  • Sailboat tour along the Cyclops Riviera
  • Lunch on board
  • Snorkeling and snorkel equipment
  • Local wine and water
  • Pedal boat in Acitrezza (depending on seasonal availability)
  • Towels
  • Other drinks (not available onboard)

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    Meeting point

    Meet your skipper outside Caffè del Porto.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Windbreaker
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Flip-flops

    Know before you go

    • If you're prone to seasickness it's recommended that you take appropriate medication prior to the tour. Medication is available upon request when booking
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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    A must try in Catania! Gianpiero and Luigi are the best! We had a great time, thank you Gianpiero for the delicious lunch!

    June 25, 2021

    helpful, pleasant, informative - just perfect :)

    June 15, 2021

    Really nice Trip with 3 opportunities to swim (one of them included snorkeling), good meals and a very nice and chilled crew. I can highly recommend :)

    July 21, 2021

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