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Catania: 4-Hour Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Product ID: 208782
Join a 4-hour snorkeling tour over the region of Isola dei Ciclopi, an underwater volcanic region. Explore the diverse underwater environment and you may even have a chance encounter with some of the local marine life.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel above a protected volcanic underwater region
  • Discover a unforgettable underwater scenery
  • Learn from a marine biologist and underwater environmental guide
Full description
On a 7-meter boat, discover about 20 kilometers of volcanic coast between the La Timpa Natural Reserve and the Marine Protected Area of Isola dei Ciclopi. In the company of a marine biologist and underwater environmental guide, you will follow a path over the beautiful lavic seabed of Isola dei Ciclopi (Aci Castello), a marine protected area.

Discover underwater basalt pillars, lava ropes, lava pillows, and colorful sea life and plants which will all provide the scenery for an unforgettable snorkeling excursion. Experience a unique underwater adventure, as you explore a world of silence between old lava flows, stretches of white sand, underwater canyons, and volcanic faults. Whilst snorkeling, you will have a good chance of encountering groupers, white breams, octopus, sea sponges, and much more.
Includes
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Light refreshments
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

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Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Nice experience with lots of fish and nice people

The snorkeling was very nice. We were given an explanation about all the fish and were allowed to hold starfish. The rest of the group only did the diving but was friendly and pleasant. Because the water was somewhat cold (end of June, 20 degrees) we were given a wetsuit. Lorenzo showed us the way while snorkeling and was attentive throughout the activity. In the end the snorkeling itself took half an hour, but there was time to snorkel longer. The collection and delivery went well and was well organized despite the short time between booking and booking. The boat was covered with toilet and food and drinks.

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June 24, 2019

Great experience with a super kind guide who has a lot of fun explaining everything. We went snorkeling and even saw dolphins on the boat! We were under water for at least 1,5 hour and saw beautiful fish and starfish. The water is extremely clear. I would certainly recommend this experience! Easy to reach from the centre of Catania. This was one of my best experiences during my holiday in Sicily.

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September 1, 2019

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Had an unforgettable experience

Friendly and welcoming service both describe the beautiful scenery, good help for fun snorkelling and refreshing talk afterwards.

July 14, 2019

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Etna and Sea Excursion

Product ID: 208782