Catania: Half-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza

Catania: Half-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza

From $69.81 per person

Discover the Cyclops Riviera on this half-day boat tour from Catania to Acitrezza, admiring Ulysses’ Caves, the Medieval Castle in Acicastello, and the natural beauty of Acitrezza along the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4 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"
Full description
Your tour will begin 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". After a short stopover with the chance for another swim, you’ll then begin your journey back to Catania, arriving back at either 1:30 or 6:30 PM, depending on your choice of departure time.
  • Boat ride with captain
  • Appetizers onboard
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Local wine and water
  • Full lunch
  • Towels
  • Other drinks (not available onboard)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Caffè del Porto WINTER: Banchina Centrale, Via Cardinale Dusmet, 95121 Catania CT, Italia

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Windbreaker
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Towel
    • 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 2 reviews

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    August 6, 2019


    Very beautifull boat trip with great swimming moments. Greg was very nice, attentive and he gives good comments on the trip.

    September 26, 2020

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    Product ID: 218238