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Catania: Full-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza with Lunch

4.8 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Sicily Sailing Experience
Water activity

Catania: Full-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza with Lunch

Activity provider: Sicily Sailing Experience

From US$ 99.17 per person

Discover the Cyclops Riviera on a boat tour from Catania to Acitrezza. Admire Ulysses’ Caves and enjoy a delicious lunch on board.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Admire the breathtaking scenery of Ulysses’ Caves from the boat
  • Sail under the medieval castle of Acicastello
  • Discover a marine reserve in Acitrezza dubbed "The Cyclopean Isles"
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch on board of pasta with mussels and local white wine
Full description

Begin your adventure by meeting your captain on board your boat, decked out with three double cabins, a bathroom with a shower, an outside shower, a kitchen, and a refrigerator.

Set sail to Ulysses’ Caves. Be amazed by the gorgeous underwater scenery of vibrant blues and greens as you sail past these breathtaking lava-formed caves.

Next, sail toward Acitrezza, and pass under the medieval castle of Acicastello. Enjoy a spectacular view of the castle by the sea. Marvel at the characteristic pillow lavas found under the castle due to the rapid cooling of submarine eruptions.  

Once you reach Acitrezza, see a marine reserve dubbed "The Cyclopean Isles,” which is only accessible by pedal boat. If you wish, for an extra charge, reserve a pedal boat and visit The Cyclopean Isles. 

If the boat isn't available or you prefer not to use it, visit the charming little village of Acitrezza for one hour. When you arrive back on board, eat a delicious traditional lunch including an appetizer, pasta with mussels, fruit, water, and local white wine.

Finally, during your return trip, take a short stop for another quick swim before arriving back in Catania at around 6:00 PM.

  • Sailboat tour along the Cyclops Riviera
  • Lunch on board
  • Snorkeling and snorkel equipment
  • Local wine and water
  • Fruit
  • Towels
  • Other drinks (not available onboard)
  • Sunscreen

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Meeting point

Meet your skipper outside Caffè del Porto.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops

Know before you go

  • If you're prone to seasickness it's recommended that you take appropriate medication prior to the tour
  • Unfortunatly, if you suffer from seasickness and therefore wish to cancel the tour still in progress and/or get off the boat before the end of the tour, there will be no refund
  • Please take your seasickness pills with you (you can purchase them in pharmacies)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 44 reviews

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Ferragosto indimenticabile, in ottima compagnia di Antonella e Davide che ci hanno regalato una esperienza entusiasmante e che ricorderemo per un pezzo. Nostra figlia e' rimasta estasiata dai delfini che hanno accompagnato l'imbarcazione per qualche minuto, ottimi il pranzo e i vari spuntini, chiare ed esaustive spiegazioni (in italiano ed inglese) del capitano, ricca di aneddoti, mitologia e informazioni sul territorio.

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March 26, 2023

Unfortunately due to the weather and the rough seas, 3 out of 4 of our party were seasick, so we asked the captain Diego if we could cut the trip short and return to land. Diego and his colleague were great and dropped us of at a small marina just outside Catania, having called ahead for a taxi to meet us and take us back to Catania.

March 26, 2023

Fantastic experience, total relax, delicious lunch and wine. We had a lot of fun, snorkeling was great. For Acitrezza I would recommend to add water shoes to the list of things which should be taken, because rocks on the island are hot and also can hurt. Besides it, it was just perfect and definitely worth the money we spent.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 218160