Taormina Bay Private Tours (4hr) - Sicilia Sail Tour

Private Sailing in Taormina

Discover the Coast of Taormina Bay

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Half day tour sailing to discover the Bay of Spisone, the Bay of Mazzarò and the wonderful Isola Bella with its hidden jewel: the Blue Grotto. While sailing, you will learn the basics of sailing and some legends and stories about our beloved land. During the day you will also have the opportunity to snorkel alone and enjoy a full-bodied aperitif accompanied by a glass of wine included in the price.



4 Hours


Morning 9:30 am / 1:30 pm

Afternoon 3:30 pm / 7:30 pm

  • Giardini Naxos Port
  • Bay of Spisone
  • Bay of Mazzarò
  • Isola Bella / Grotta Azzurra
  • Return
  • A glass of white wine or Prosecco for every four people
  • Water
  • Typical Sicilian aperitives

English, Italiano French and Spanish upon request and availability


Up to 10 Guests


Giardini Naxos Port


580€ 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.


Swimming and Snorkeling in the Bay of Spisone

At the Baia di Spisone you can take your first swim of the day and snorkel independently (without a guide). We will provide you with masks and fins. You will admire the suggestive stone islets that emerge from the waters and the Atlantis Bay hotel which incorporates the architecture of Gaudì


Baia di Mazzarò

You will sail into Mazzarò Bay, famous for being considered one of the small jewels of the Sicilian coasts and of Taormina, which is set between two rock spurs covered with Mediterranean vegetation.


Visit of the Bay of ``Isola Bella``

Isola Bella, historic pearl of Taormina connected by a natural strip of sand to the mainland, where illustrious owners have alternated over the centuries and have made it their precious home. During this stop you will have the opportunity to observe from the boat, the Blue Grotto with its heavenly reflections of light.


Aperitif in the bay of Villagonia under the city of Taormina

You will stop at anchor with the breathtaking view of Taormina that will be the backdrop for your tasty moment of refreshment. We will serve you a platter full of local cold cuts and cheeses, along with products in oil and seasonal fruit. Everything will be accompanied by water and a good local white wine. At this juncture you will be able to take the last bath of your memorable experience.



During the return you can take a last swim offshore (weather and sea conditions permitting). You will return to the Giardini Naxos Port around 1:30pm or 7:30pm


  • 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 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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