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Private Daily Sailing in Catania

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

  • DAILY TOUR - PRIVATE TOUR

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.

Information

  • DURATION

6 Hours

  • STARTING/RETURN TIME

10:00 am / 4:00 pm

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

English, Italiano French and Spanish upon request and availability

  • CAPACITY

Up to 10 Guests

  • DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION

Club nautico Catania – port of Catania

  • PRICE

39 ft Private: 480€


43/45 ft Private: 680€


49 ft Private: 1180€

Step by step excursion

1

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.

2

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

3

Sulfur Chimneys

During the navigation, direction caves of Ulysses, along th seaside you can admire the ancient factory of sulphur coming from the volcano

4

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

5

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.

6

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

7

Return

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

Extra

  • 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.

Where

TripAdvisor

  • 5 star ratingWill book again I have done a few sailing trips already and this was definitely the most enjoyable one in Sicily! Ivan is an excellent, charming, professional guide. He knows a lot about Catania, history, about sailing and is always up for a joke 🙂 Together with Andrea they are a very pleasant team. During the trip, we enjoyed delicious, fresh local food accompanied by a glass of Prosecco. The weather was sunny, warm, and totally enjoyable, even though it was already November! I will definitely book again and can highly recommend this experience to everyone visiting Sicily.

    tomas-from-ch
    12/11/20

    5 star ratingWunderschönen Nachmittag mit Freunden Haben heute mit Freunden einen kurz Segeltrip vor der Küste Catanias gemacht. Dauer 4 Stunden. Es war ein tolles Erlebnis. Wir hatten das Boot nur für uns und haben den Tag voll genossen. Die Skipper waren super nett und haben uns sogar mit kleinen Snacks zum Mittag überrascht. Ein unvergessliches Erlebnis mit Traum Wetter im November. Wird aufjedenfall nochmal wiederholt. Uneingeschränkt sehr empfehlenswert

    alexandra h
    08/11/20

    5 star ratingEsperienza superlativa con incontro ravvicinato dei delfini Esperienza stupenda, personale altamente qualificato sia nella gestione della barca che nella descrizione di ciò che stavamo ammirando, barca perfetta e pulita con persone gentilissime e simpaticissime. Consigliatissimo per una giornata rilassante da trascorrere con amici o in coppia per godere delle meraviglie della Sicilia e che il mare Offre. Durante il tragitto abbiamo avvistato anche un super branco di delfini che ci hanno fatto assistere ad uno spettacolo magnifico. Durante il ritorno al porto abbiamo assistito anche al tramonto.

    W8040IWandream
    03/11/20
  • 5 star ratingGreat Trip:) My Girlfriend and i went sailing with Ivan and Andrea. Great Trip, delicious food and would do it again anytime. Thanks a Lot

    308philippj
    21/10/20

    5 star ratingEolie&friends Veleggiando tra le isole Eolie ci avete regalato una esperienza indimenticabile. Ivan super professionale e Andrea super creativo. Sempre pronti a soddisfare le nostre esigenze e perché no anche ad esaudire Inaspettatamente qualche desiderio. Ottime cene al chiaro di luna e una straordinaria atmosfera. Ci vediamo il prossimo anno per una nuova ed emozionante avventura. Grazie. Anna e Gabriele

    annapA4CC
    29/09/20

    5 star ratingBest part of the holiday! The 3 hour sailing trip was perfect. Ivan’s a great guy and couldn’t have been more hospitable if he tried. The boat was really
    nice, we went out into the Med, Ivan explained a bit about what we sailed past. For example coastal caves formed from Etna lava. We dropped the anchor and swam in the warm sea. We had plenty of Prosecco, delicious olives, bread, capresse, sun dried tomatoes etc. Highly recommend.

    SachMcFW
    28/09/20
  • 5 star ratingProfessionalità! Questa esperienza vi farà innamorare ancora una volta di Catania. La barca é completamente attrezzata e lo skipper estremamente professionale.

    chiarabZ8911RB
    25/09/20

    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!!

    danielamR8335XM
    20/09/20

    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!

    Manuhschi
    19/09/20
  • 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
    18/09/20

    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
    11/09/20

    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!!!

    X2470SEnancys
    11/09/20

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