Catania – Acitrezza (full day)

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Description

Riviera dei Ciclopi – From Catania to Acitrezza and back

A full day excursion discovering the “Riviera dei Ciclopi”. During this relaxing day you will admire the Ulysses’ Caves, the Medieval Castle in Acicastello and the naturalistic area of Acitrezza and mythologic Cyclops’ Islands. While navigating, you will learn the basics of sailing and some curiosities and legends about our land. During the day you will have the possibility to do snorkeling and we will offer you also lunch.

Proceed to booking

AVAILABLE DAYS Everyday, upon request
PRICE PER PERSON
  • 65 € in the low season: October 1st – May 31st; children from 4 to 12 years: 45€
  • 85 € in the high season: June 1st – September 30th; children from 4 to 12 years: 59€
DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION Catania Harbour – Diporto Nautico Etneo
BOAT TYPE
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 34.2
  • Beneteau Oceanis 331
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42.2
  • Bavaria44
DEPARTURE / RETURN TIME 10 a.m. / 6 p.m.
LANGUAGES Italian and English (French and Spanish upon request and availability)
DURATION 8 HOURS – Full Day
INDIVIDUAL BOOKING
  • We accept bookings from individuals!
  • Max 8 guests (+2 crew)
  • Please tell us the number of participants in the booking request form.
  • For safety reasons, children from 0-3 are not allowed onboard.
PRIVATE TOUR
  • You can book the whole boat with skipper for a private tour
  • Max 8 guests (+2 crew)
  • For group with more then 8 people, please let us know in the booking request.
  • Please adjust the “private tour” option in the booking request form.
INCLUDES
  • Trip on a sailboat
  • Lunch on board
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Local wine and water
NOT INCLUDED
  • Towels
  • Other drinks (not available on board)
CANCELLATION POLICY
  • Free cancellation 7 days before the tour
  • No show or late cancellation : 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 booking, we’ll need your credit card info for guarantee or a deposit of 50% of the tour price.

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.

Itinerary

1

Welcome on board!

Once you meet the skipper you will get on board on a boat with three double cabins (one will be available during the excursion), a bathroom with shower and external shower, a kitchen and a refrigerator.

2

Swim and snorkle at Ulysses’ Caves (if permitted)

At Ulysses’ Caves you can have the first swim of the day and practice some self-guided snorkeling with our equipment (mask and flippers). These caves were formed in a beautiful lava cliff overlooking the sea. The colors of the backdrops are gorgeous, from dark blue, to green, to light blue.

3

Marvel at the Medieval Castle

While sailing towards Acitrezza, you will pass under the medieval castle of Acicastello. Spectacular the view of the castle by the sea. You can observe the characteristic “pillow lavas” found under the castle and due to the rapid cooling of submarine eruptions.

4

See Cyclops’ Islands, have lunch in Acitrezza

Once docked at the port of Aci Trezza, you will have about an hour and an half of free time and it is up to you to decide how to spend it (this time is not included in the daily charter and is your responsibility).   

You can, for example, take a walking tour of the picturesque fishing village of Acitrezza. Alternatively, to discover, swim and snorkel in the integral marine reserve “islands of the cycloplops”, you can hire a pedalo* or take advantage of a transport service on a small fishing boat that will take you to Lachea Island, the heart of the reserve. If you wish, we will provide you with a free loan of fins and masks for independent snorkelling.   

*The pedal boat or boat transport service is not included in the price, but the cost is negligible (around a few euros per person).

Back on the boat, we will offer you a tasty lunch on board (included in the price) based on: 

  • Appetizer with typical volcanic flavours (pickles, bread, cold cuts, cheese)  
  • First course with fish (linguine with clams) *  
  • Fruit and local white wine ETNA DOC  

*Possibility of requesting a vegetarian menu, based on pasta with pesto and cherry tomatoes. For any other dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan diet, etc.), please let us know when booking. 

5

Back to our home port

During the return trip you can take a bath offshore (weather permitting). You will be back in Catania around 6.00 p.m.

Price:From 59

BOOK YOUR STAY

    Please fill up the form to request your booking. We will contact you by email within 24 hours for confirmation.
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