Private Daily Sailing in Catania
Discover the Coast of Etna and the Cyclopean Isles on an Exclusive Yacht
Catania Private Daily Sailing 6hr
Take to the waves off coastal Sicily by yacht on this sailing experience in Catania. With refreshments and a delicious lunch on board included, cruise through the clear waters and admire uninterrupted views over Catania’s volcanic shoreline. Swim in the sea or sunbathe on deck, master the basics of sailing from our crew, and enjoy a day on the waves in beautiful Sicily. You also have time for a goodbye drink on land afterward.
10:00 am / 4:00 pm
- Catania Port
- Etna Gulf
- Old Sulfur Chimneys
- Ulisses Grotto
- Medieval castle in Acicastello
- Faraglioni rocks in the Natural Reserve of the Cyclopean Isles in Acitrezza
- A bottle of white wine or Prosecco for every four people
- Pasta made on board
- Typical Sicilian aperitives
English, Italiano French and Spanish upon request and availability
Up to 10 Guests
Club nautico Catania – port of Catania
39 ft Private: 680€ per Boat
43/45 ft Private: 680€ per Boat
49 ft Private: 1180€ per Boat
Step by step excursion
Welcome at board
Once you meet the skipper, you will board our sailboat with three cabins (one of these will be available during the excursion), a bathroom with shower, an outdoor shower, a kitchen and a fridge.
Immediately after leaving the moorings the skipper will introduce you to the basics of sailing by collaborating, if you wish, in the opening of the sails that we will do immediately after leaving the port. Once out of the port you will admire the whole gulf of Catania with the magnificent ETNA in the background
During the navigation, direction caves of Ulysses, along th seaside you can admire the ancient factory of sulphur coming from the volcano
Swimming near the Caves of Ulysses
At the Caves of Ulysses you can take your first swim of the day. These caves were formed under a splendid lava cliff overlooking the sea. The colours of the backdrops are wonderful, ranging from blue, to green, to blue
While sailing towards Acitrezza, you will pass under the Medieval Castle of Acicastello. Spectacular will be the view of the castle from the sea. You can also observe the characteristic “lava cushions” that can be found under the castle and which were formed following the rapid cooling due to the encounter between the lava of the underwater eruptions and the sea water.
Once arrived in Acitrezza, the skipper will show you the Marine Reserve of the Cyclops Islands. After a short stop with the possibility of taking a bath, we will undertake the return navigation
During the return you can take a last swim offshore (weather and sea conditions permitting). You will return to the Port of Catania around 4 pm
- Tender boat (for four people to go snorkeling inside the Faraglioni Natural Reserve — we also provide masks): €80
- Kayak at the Cyclopean Isles: €22 per person
- Photographer on board with drone: €250
We recommend that you bring your swimsuit, beach towels and sunscreen with you. Windbreakers and hats could be useful as there may be wind during navigation.
If you think you can suffer from seasickness, we recommend taking pills or taking patches least 30min before the excursion starts. If you do not have the required equipment we will provide (where possible) with the necessary, but we kindly ask you to ask for it at the time of booking.
If you or anyone in your group can’t swim, please inform us while booking in the comments section.
A Relaxing Morning Sail What a fun and relaxing sail this trip brought! I took a morning cruise to the Ulysses Caves. Unfortunately the winds didn't cooperate for a sail out to our destination but the trip was smooth and so comfortable. We had plenty of time for an enjoyable swim. Our Captain Ivan was so friendly and had great knowledge of the area. His crew was also friendly and a joy to travel with. We were served a basic but very delicious lunch along with cold Prosecco for our journey home. I really enjoyed this excursion and recommend a trip with Captain Ivan on his boat with his crew!William M21/09/22
Great experience! We had a wonderful day at sea with captain Ivan and Ianita. We had this 3 hr trip booked and the night before we received an email stating they had a boat issue. We could take the 6 hr cruise at the same price if we could. We were able. Google couldn’t tell us with any accuracy how to get to the port location. After we finally found it we had gone an extra mile. When you are walking this makes a difference. The day was amazing. The food was delicious. The Prosecco was bubbly. We would definitely do this cruise again. We loved hearing the captains cruising stories. Thank you for also calling your favorite restaurant and getting us a special reservation. We loved the cave setting. You’re the best!!!diana m18/09/22
10/10 Giornata fantastica con il mitico Ivan che ci ha spiegato le basi della vela e ci ha mostrato gli scorci suggestivi della costa. Bagno al largo e aperitivo con prelibatezze del posto e prosecco. Assolutamente consigliato 😎Enrico C09/09/22
Best day on Sicily Very good experience. The day was incredible and the captian Ivan and his two skipper's were really nice and caring. Best feeling when you are on middle of sea just sailing to its end.Margarida D07/09/22
An extraordinary experience Yesterday was our second sailing experience with Ivan, and it was just as great as the first time. Ivan is very welcoming and interesting to talk to and listen about his sea adventures. The coast is wonderful and the trip was amazing. We'll definitely repeat it again with Ivan when we come back next time.Albina U04/09/22
Esperienza bellissima Esperienza straordinaria a diretto contatto con il magnifico mare della Sicilia. La barca è molto bella e dotata di tutti i comfort e lo skipper Ivan ha saputo offrirci un'esperienza bellissima che non vediamo l'ora di ripetere.Alessandro04/09/22
Spettacolare Ho partecipato tante volte a tour in barca a vela ma non ho mai incontrato uno skipper bravo come Ivan. Superlativo è dir poco per competenza, simpatia, conoscenza delle lingue ed insuperabile coach. Ivan ha reso la nostra gita unica e indimenticabile su una barca di 13 MT ben accessoriata e da fare invidia a tutte le altre che ci fiancheggiavano. Esperienza da ripetere assolutamente.frgabriella133103/09/22
Wundervoller Segeltrip Die Tour ist wirklich sehr empfehlenswert. Das Boot ist sehr gepflegt, die Leute sind so wundervolle Gastgeber und man kann einfach genießen. Neben der wirklich tollen Aussicht auf Catania und den Etna kann man viel über Sizilien und die Sizilianische Kultur lernen. Es gibt ausgezeichnetes Essen und viele tolle Eindrücke. Ich habe die Tour bereits viermal gemacht und jedes Mal gibt es was neues zu entdecken und zu lernen. Man fühlt sich bei Ivan sofort zuhause und wird herzlich aufgenommen. Sprachbarrieren gibt es nicht da Ivan ausgezeichnet Englisch spricht. Wer einfach nur entspannen will und die Ruhe des Meeres genießen will, findet auf dem Boot ein ruhiges Fleckchen zum entspannen. Ich empfehle die Tour jedem und komme jederzeit gerne wieder!Marie S03/09/22
Relaxing, food tasty, friendly Had a great day out. Skipper and host were excellent. Food was tasty too! (No lunch pic because I was too busy eating and forgot to take a picture).Pathfinder71249103/09/22