Catania Private Sailing (3hr) - Sicilia Sail Tour

Private Sailing in Catania

Discover the Coast of Etna and Ulisses Grotto


Catania Private Sailing 3hr

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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.



3 Hours


10:00 am / 1:00 pm
1:00 pm / 4:00 pm
3:00 pm / 6:00 pm

  • Catania Port
  • Etna Gulf
  • Old Sulfur Chimneys
  • Ulisses Grotto
  • Return
  • A bottle of white wine or Prosecco for every four people
  • Water
  • Pasta made on board, 1pm tour
  • Typical Sicilian aperitives10:00 am / 4:00 pm

English, Italiano French and Spanish upon request and availability


Up to 10 Guests


Club nautico Catania – port of Catania


39 ft Private: 480€ per boat

43/45 ft Private: 480€ per boat

49 ft Private: 680€ 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.


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



During the return you can take a last swim offshore (weather and sea conditions permitting).

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 ratingFun! This tour was a great way to enjoy time out on the water and have a refreshing day! We enjoyed swimming and had a light but tasty lunch.

    Ana D

    5 star ratingsailing experience It was a very nice experience, we had so much fun at the sea! Also the food for lunch was very delicious. I can really recommend this trip!


    5 star ratingWonderful morning sail Wonderful, worthwhile and great value for money trip on an amazing boat. The hospitality is first class; both hosts go the extra mile, providing a lovely, authentic lunch and their vast knowledge of all things Catania. The water is sky blue and an absolute dream to swim in. Overall, an amazing experience and one I would absolutely recommend. 10/10

    Jacqui H
  • 3 star ratingUn manque de convivialité ! Un peu déçu du déroulement de la journée, une communication absente entre les 2 membres d’équipage et nous ( barrière de la langue ?). Nous avons fait une promenade en mer sans aucune explication et avons dû réclamer une 2ème baignade ( en pleine mer). Côté boisson, il faut réclamer, un petit jus sans alcool aurait été le bienvenu pour les jeunes. Bref, habitués des sortie en mer, celle ci ne restera pas dans nos mémoires.


    5 star ratingWorth every penny! If we had done this at the start of our trip, we’d probably have booked again! We spent a lovely morning on a wonderful boat, with a great crew on a beautiful sea!Skipper Ivan was just great to hang out with and have a conversation with and the boat is beautiful.


    5 star ratingIMPECCABILE Siamo stati in tour per il compleanno di mia sorella. Lo consiglierei a tutti, un'esperienza meravigliosa, emozionante! Tour organizzato e reso impeccabile da un equipaggio da 10 e lode. Simpatici, disponibili, gentili, integrati alla nostra compagnia come se fossero gli amici di sempre. La barca è molto comoda, pulita, dotata di ogni comfort. Aperitivo squisito, anch'esso curato nei minimi dettagli. Non mancava niente. E' un tour organizzato con grande passione.

    Lucia G
  • 5 star ratingBest boat tour in Catania This was the best boat tour (by far) out of the 3 trips we took during our vacation. Beppe and Andrea were excellent hosts and really focused on making everyone happy. We had a group of 6 including grandparents, parents, and teenage kids, and everyone had a blast.The tour was very relaxing and catered to everyone's individual needs. 4 of us were able to take a smaller boat (that Beppe pre-arranged for us) to snorkel and explore a nearby nature reserve. He also helped our older parents get comfortable and helped them get in and out of the boat for a swim in the sea. Beppe had some great stories of his travels and also knew a lot about the area. He entertained us throughout the trip and made it extremely memorable. Andrea worked extremely hard throughout and cooked a delicious lunch. I would highly recommend booking a tour with Sicilian Sail, their boats are beautiful, and their captains are the best we've encountered anywhere in Italy.


    5 star ratingtour Catania via 🌊 Bellissima esperienza ripartiremo ancora⚓️🔱⚓️🔱 abbiamo fatto un tour per la costa di Catania con Bagno alle grotte di Ulisse . Personale qualificato e disponibile.

    Fabio C

    5 star ratingA great boat trip in Catania We had a very nice boat trip with Ivan and his crew. The sea was beautiful and calm, a perfect day. They were a great company, both speak English very well. We also had a delicious aperitive on the boat and stopped for a nice swim. We dearly recommend this experience

    Afina K
  • 5 star ratingFreedom relax and enjoy 3 hours to disconnect with the world, to immerse yourself in beauty lulled by the waves and kissed by the sun! Exceptional staff attentive to every need, prepared and very niceI can not wait to come back!Erika

    Erika Z

    5 star ratingConsigliato Tour molto ben organizzato. Puntuali alla partenza , equipaggio professionale, gentile e simpatico. Molto interessante scoprire le caratteristiche geologiche di Catania (ETNA). Le isole ciclopi raccontano storia . Infine il servizio a bordo con aperitivo e pranzo super cool . Consigliato

    Giuseppe A

    5 star ratingDa rifare Esperienza che resterà per sempre nella mia memoria. Il tour piacevole,rilassante ,divertente. I racconti narrati da capitan Ivan interessanti e piacevoli da ascoltare. Ottimo aperitivo e pranzo. Iani impeccabile.

    Emanuele A

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