An excursion discovering the “Cyclops Riviera”. During these hours you will admire the Ulysses’ Caves, the Medieval Castle in Acicastello and the naturalistic area of Acitrezza and mythological Cyclops’ Islands. While navigating, you will learn the basics of sailing and some curiosities and legends about our land; you will have also the possibility to do snorkeling and we will offer you also an appetizer.
|AVAILABLE DAYS||Every day, upon request|
|PRICE PER PERSON||
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Catania Harbour – “Diporto Nautico Etneo”|
|DEPARTURE / RETURN TIME||9:00 a.m. (during the morning, finishing at 1:00 pm) / 2:00 p.m. (during the afternoon, finishing at 6:00 p.m.)|
|LANGUAGES||Italian and English (French and Spanish upon request and availability)|
|DURATION||4 HOURS – Half Day|
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, please ask for it when you book.
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, an external shower, a kitchen and a refrigerator.
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.
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.
Once you will reach Acitrezza we will show you the marine reserve “Cyclops’ Island”. After a little stop there with the possibility to take a bath, you will start again the navigation to come back in Catania.
During the return trip you can take a bath offshore (weather permitting). You will be back in Catania around 1:30 p.m. (or 6:30 if during the afternoon)