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Catania: Full-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza with Lunch

Product ID: 218160
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Discover the Cyclops Riviera on this full-day boat tour from Catania to Acitrezza. Admire Ulysses’ Caves, the Medieval Castle in Acicastello, and the natural beauty of Acitrezza and enjoy a delicious lunch of pasta and mussels on board.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel around Ulysses’ Caves
  • Marvel at the medieval castle of Acicastello
  • Discover a marine reserve in Acitrezza dubbed "The Cyclopean Isles"
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch on board of pasta with muscles and local white wine
Full description
Your adventure begins when you meet your captain on board your boat for the day, decked out with three double cabins, a bathroom with a shower, an outside shower, a kitchen, and a refrigerator.

You’ll then set sail to Ulysses’ Caves, where you’ll have the chance to have your first swim of the day and snorkel among these beautiful caverns formed in a lava cliff overlooking the sea. You’ll be amazed by the gorgeous underwater scenery of vibrant blues and greens.

Next, while sailing towards Acitrezza, you’ll pass under the medieval castle of Acicastello and enjoy a spectacular view of the castle by the sea. You’ll notice the characteristic pillow lavas found under the castle due to the rapid cooling of submarine eruptions.  

Once you reach Acitrezza, you’ll be shown a marine reserve dubbed "The Cyclopean Isles”. The only way to access the reserve is via a pedal boat, which is included in your tour depending on seasonal availability. If the pedal boat isn’t available or if you prefer not to use it, you’ll instead have the chance to visit the charming little village of Acitrezza for one hour. When you arrive back on board you’ll be served a delicious traditional lunch including an appetizer, pasta with mussels, fruit, water, and local white wine.

Finally, during your return trip, you’ll make a short stop with the chance for another quick swim before arriving back in Catania at around 6:00 PM.
Includes
  • Sailboat tour
  • Lunch on board
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Local wine and water
  • Pedal boat in Acitrezza (depending on seasonal availability)
What’s Not Included
  • Towels
  • Other drinks (not available onboard)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your skipper outside Caffè del Porto.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Windbreaker
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• If you're prone to seasickness it's recommended that you take appropriate medication prior to the tour. Medication is available upon request when booking
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Sicily Sailing Experience

Product ID: 218160