Private Sailing in Catania
Discover the Coast of Etna and Ulisses Grotto
Catania Private Sailing 3hr
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 / 1:00 pm
1:00 pm / 4:00 pm
3:00 pm / 6:00 pm
- Catania Port
- Etna Gulf
- Old Sulfur Chimneys
- Ulisses Grotto
- A bottle of white wine or Prosecco for every four people
- 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.
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
During the return you can take a last swim offshore (weather and sea conditions permitting).
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.
Fantastic boat trip by Catania coastline Ivan and Manuela were a great crew, very fun and friendly. They gave us a los of information and told us nice stories. We had amazing time a lot of fun. The trip included some prosecco and nice food with excellent appetizers. Hihgly recommendable.Manuel R07/11/22
Cancelled last minute for spurious reasons I arrived at the marina to find my trip had been cancelled. Very little effort was made to inform me of this before hand - I later found an email in my spam folder later on informing me of a "problem with the boat". I find this exceptionally hard to believe as they were taking a different group out when I arrived so obviously there was no problem with the boat. I can only conclude that I was lied to. My guess is that they found a bigger group which means more money for them and fobbed me off with a poor excuse, ruining my day and leaving me with a €20 taxi bill back to the hotel.I'd recommend against booking if you have only a small group or are a couple because you may find your trip cancelled at the last minute when it's too late to make alternative arrangements.Very disappointed. What's infuriating is that I have no recourse as I was refunded, but I didn't want a refund, I wanted what I paid for and not to be lied to.Ashley H03/11/22
A great day out Great day out. The guys were so sweet and the trip was perfect. Food was also beautiful.Would suggest private hire even for a group of four as we imagined it might be quite cozy with 8 passengers.Highly recommend - a beautiful day out.Highlight was the snorkelling.Lucy J22/10/22
Great day out on the water We had Ana amazing experience with Sicilian Sailing Tours. Started already with the friendly and fast answers per What's App to clarify details about the booking. Booking and reservation went easy online. Arriving at the port, we could park in a secured location, in front of the pier. We were greeted by Captain Ivan and after the short formalities where on board the boat.He explained us a lot about the island, the mythology, the geography and the Volcano Etna. We had a easy ride to the Cyclops Island with many stops (as many as we asked for) to swim and enjoy the water. We had a nice lunch with a Tomato Mozzarella salad and fresh cooked pasta with tomato sauce. Ivan always made sure the kids were well and safe and was really nice to them as well. Towards the end, already on the way back, we spotted some dolphins and we were able to follow them for a while and take many pictures and enjoy the view. We then sailed back to the marina and said our good byes to the amazing crew. When we are back to Sicily, we'll definitely book again and hopefully will meet Ivan again!Eduardo22/10/22
Perfect sailing vibes! The sailing tour was amazing, we could swim in the warm sea, there was delicious food on the boat, the two guides were very friendly. We can fully recommend the trip!Sebi G10/10/22
Catania vista dal mare Catania vista dal mare è una esperienza da fare. Il punto di vista calmo e silenzioso della barca a vela contrasta con il traffico infernale della città e hai la sensazione di essere su un altro livello. Ivan è professionale simpatico e spontaneo.Paola P07/10/22
Absolutely spectacular A truly fantastic experience I'll never forget! We enjoyed an incredible morning sailing on beautiful blue waters, stopping for a divine swim in an idyllic location, and enjoying an exceptional lunch of mouthwatering appetisers and Prosseco. It was a dream! What made this experience even better was Ivan's deep knowledge of the local history, which provided some fascinating insights into what we were seeing during our sail. An amazing crew, a perfectly planned trip, a beautiful modern boat, and an unforgettable experience...I cannot recommend this wonderful tour highly enough!Selina H06/10/22
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