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Catania: Full-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza with Lunch

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Catania: Full-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza with Lunch

Activity provider: Sicily Sailing Experience
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From US$ 83.39 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.

About this activity

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

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the breathtaking scenery of Ulysses’ Caves from the boat
  • Sail under 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. Be amazed by the gorgeous underwater scenery of vibrant blues and greens as you sail past these breathtaking lava-formed caves. 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.
Includes
  • 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)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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Participants

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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
  • Unfortunatly, if you suffer from seasickness and therefore wish to cancel the tour still in progress and/or get off the boat before the end of the tour, there will be no refund
  • Please take your seasickness pills with you (you can purchase them in pharmacies)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Unfortunately due to the weather and the rough seas, 3 out of 4 of our party were seasick, so we asked the captain Diego if we could cut the trip short and return to land. Diego and his colleague were great and dropped us of at a small marina just outside Catania, having called ahead for a taxi to meet us and take us back to Catania.

May 14, 2022

A very very nice sailing trip with two great hosts who took excellent care of their guests on board. In addition to extremely tasty food (special requests such as allergies and intolerances were taken into account), we learned a lot about Sicily and had a fantastic day on and in the water! Highly Recommended!

October 4, 2021

Fantastic experience, total relax, delicious lunch and wine. We had a lot of fun, snorkeling was great. For Acitrezza I would recommend to add water shoes to the list of things which should be taken, because rocks on the island are hot and also can hurt. Besides it, it was just perfect and definitely worth the money we spent.

August 9, 2021

Product ID: 218160