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Porto of Giardini Naxos – Taormina (half day)

  • Panoramic view of Isola Bella, Taormina, Sicily
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“Baia di Taormina” – From “Porto of Giardini Naxos” to Taormina and back

Half-day tour by sailing to discover the Bay of Spisone, the Bay of Mazzarò and the beautiful Isola Bella with its hidden jewel: the “Grotta Azzurra”. 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 rich aperitif accompanied by a glass of wine included in the price.

AVAILABLE DAYS Every day, upon request
PRICE PER PERSON
  • 55€ per person (minimum 2 people)
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Giardini Naxos harbour
BOAT TYPE
  • Beneteau Oceanis 331
DEPARTURE/RETURN TIME
  • 10:00 a.m. / 2:00 p.m. (half day during the morning)
  • 3:00p.m. / 7:00 p.m. (half day during the afternoon).
LANGUAGES Italian and English (French and Spanish upon request and availability)
DURATION 4 HOURS – Half Day
BOOKING
  • You can take part in a group tour or rent the entire boat with the skipper available only for your group for a private excursion.
  • Max 9 guests (+1 crew)
  • For group with more than 9 participants, please inform us when you request availability.
INCLUDES
  • Trip on a sailboat
  • Rich aperitif on board (bread, cured meats, cheeses, oil and fruit products)
  • Water and white wine
  • Snorkeling equipment
NOT INCLUDED
  • Towels
  • Other drinks (not available on board, but on request)
CANCELLATION POLICY
  • Free cancellation 7 days before the tour
  • No show or late cancellation in the 7 days before the service: 50% of the total amount as penalty
BOOKING POLICY
  • First please send us a booking request and allow us to check availability
  • Then, to guarantee your reservation, we will ask you for credit card details to guarantee your reservation. You will not be charged any amount except in case of late cancellation or in case of no show; you will pay in cash directly to the skipper.
  • In case of adverse weather and sea conditions the skipper can decide to cancel the tour. In this case no penalty will be due.

Tips

We suggest you to bring your own swimsuit, a towel and sunscreen lotion. Wind jackets and hats can be needed since it could be windy while sailing.

If you think you can suffer from seasickness we suggest you to take pills and patches before the tour. If you don’t have the equipment required we will provide you with the necessary, ask for it when you book.

Highlights

1

Welcome on board!

Once you meet the skipper, you will board the boat that will be moored at the pier of the Port of Giardini Naxos. It will then begin your experience full of enchanting places and short routes where you will learn the basic principles of sailing.

2

Swimming and Snorkeling in the "Baia di Spisone"

At “Baia di Spisone” you can take your first bath of the day and practice snorkeling 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 that takes up the architecture of Gaudi.

3

Baia di Mazzarò

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

4

Visit of the "Isola Bella" Bay

Isola Bella, historical pearl of taormina connected by a natural strip of sand to the mainland, where over the centuries have alternated illustrious owners who have made it their precious home. During this stop you will have the opportunity to observe closely (sometimes under the skipper's decision even to enter with a tender) the Blue Grotto with its heavenly reflections of light.

5

Aperitif in the bay of Villagonia under the town of Taormina

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

6

Back to our home port

You can have a last sailing experience in a protected bay. You will return to the Port of Naxos Gardens around 14:00 (or 19:00 if during the afternoon)

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