Private Daily Sailing in Catania

Discover the Coast of Etna and the Cyclopean Isles on an Exclusive Yacht


Catania Private Daily Sailing 6hr

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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.



6 Hours


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
  • Return
  • A bottle of white wine or Prosecco for every four people
  • Water
  • Pasta made on board, typical Sicilian aperitifs
  • Typical Sicilian aperitifs

English, Italiano French and Spanish upon request and availability


Up to 10 Guests


Club nautico Catania – port of Catania


39 ft Private: 480€

43/45 ft Private: 680€

49 ft Private: 1180€

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.


Etna Gulf

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


Sulfur Chimneys

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


Medieval Castle

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.


Cyclops islands

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

Useful Tips

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.



  • 5 star ratingProfessionalità! Questa esperienza vi farà innamorare ancora una volta di Catania. La barca é completamente attrezzata e lo skipper estremamente professionale.


    5 star ratingEolie in Famiglia Vacanza con Sicilian Sail Tour da ripetere assolutamente, servizi e pulizia impeccabili, attenti alle esigenze dei Clienti (anche con bambini), nella massima sicurezza e serenità! Buon cibo su sfondi naturalistici indimenticabili, relax, albe e tramonti, colori indimenticabili!!


    5 star ratingHighly recommended We could see Catania from a different view, swim in the sicilian sea and enjoy great food! The crew is professional and friendly. Ivan provided lots of information and curiosities about local history and traditions. We really had a great time...thank you guys!

  • 5 star ratingPerfect! Our Skippers made this day to a great one!
    I had booked another day but the weather (and the waves) had been too bad. The Guide did everything what's possible to search the perfect day and it was 🙂
    Always enough and really fresh food (they're cooking on board) and really nice skippers. Thank you! 🙂

    Danica S

    5 star ratingunique I highly recommend this to everyone because it is one of the greatest thing to do in Catania. I definitely enjoyed it a lot and will for sure do it again.

    Obaid M

    5 star ratingTour privato romantico A dir poco un'esperienza entusiasmante!
    È stata la mia prima uscita in barca a vela e non potevo scegliere un team migliore, il Capitano e il personale di bordo si sono rivelati molto professionali e simpatici.
    Mi hanno fornito le informazioni che volevo ed ho finalmente potuto vedere la costa della mia città da una prospettiva unica.
    A completare una giornata meravigliosa è arrivato un aperitivo delizioso gustato al tramonto.
    Una giornata magica da ripetere assolutamente, la consiglio vivamente!!!

  • 5 star ratingCatania Sailing vibes! This was a really good experience, very happy with the whole morning. The crew were warm and welcoming, made you feel comfortable. Had great/interesting local knowledge and stories to tell. The food that was prepared was fresh and tastes great!
    Communication was also great in the run up to trip, with details of meet up spot and what to bring.

    10/10 really fun experience.

    Thank you!


    5 star ratingWorth it! Very happy to experience a different view of Catania and of Mt. Etna as well.
    Also, Ivan is a great skipper and he has entertained us with historical facts and legends about Sicily. Definitely recommended if you want to relax.


    5 star ratingMeraviglioso Bellissima esperienza in barca a vela posti bellissimi faraglioni dei ciclopi ottimo pasto seguito da un buon vino con i due skipper Luigi e il grande narratore Carlos grazie di tutto

  • 5 star ratingESPERIENZA AL TOP !!! Fantastica esperienza vissuta con Ivan e la sua Crew. Barca a vela pulitissima. Ivan e Andrea oltre ad essere molto gentili e simpatici ci hanno raccontato diversi aneddoti dei luoghi visitati attraverso questa gita in barca e fatto ammirare la
    Meravigliosa Catania da una prospettiva diversa , quella del mare !
    Esperienza sicuramente da ripetere e da consigliare a chiunque passi da Catania!
    Un abbraccio da Gianluca Romina e Nicole.


    5 star ratingEsperienza entusiasmante Ottimo equipaggio e barca affidabile. Skipper vivace e rassicurante, ha affrontato il vento tenendoci allegri e sicuri.


    3 star ratingSchön aber nicht herausragend Es war zwar ein besonders Ereignis, da Segeltrips für uns nicht alltäglich sind, jedoch hätten wir uns mehr Highlights gewünscht. Die Besatzung war einwandfrei, kompetent und hilfreich. Die Tour hingegen ausbaufähig. Schön wäre es gewesen, wenn an einer schönen Badebucht Gelegenheit zum Baden gewesen wäre. Stattdessen ist vorhergesehen, dass die Gäste an einem unspektakulären Ort ca. 300 Meter vor der Küste Cataniens in das Wasser springen. Auch wurden die Zyklopeninseln weder angefahren noch wurde uns über sie etwas erklärt. Positiv hervorzuheben sind jedoch die servierten Canapés.


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