Water activity

Sicily: Ortygia Boat Ride

Sicily: Ortygia Boat Ride

From US$ 28.22 per person

If you are wondering what to do in Syracuse, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the Sicilian sea, with an excursion to discover Ortygia and the Sea Caves.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1 hour
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Italian, English


  • See Ortygia Island by boat
  • Discover myths and legends
  • Explore the sea caves
Full description
Meet at the convenient meeting point and head to meet your professional and informative skipper. An Ortygia boat ride is one of the best ways to visit this beautiful place: between the sound of the wind and the intoxicating smell of the sea you will discover one of the jewels of the Sicilian tourist panorama. Admiring Ortigia by boat will allow you to admire some of its most significant monuments and historic buildings: the Venetian Palace, the Umberto I Bridge and the Small Port, the former Bourbon Prison, the Spanish walls and the Lungomare di Levante, the Viliena Fortress, the Maniace Castle and the Fonte Aretusa. You will continue with the exploration of the sea caves on the north side of Syracuse, entering the caves and admiring stalactites, stalagmites and coral formations up close. This excursion in Ortygia will also offer you the opportunity, in non-adverse weather conditions, to take a short stop for a dip, where the water is a deep blue.
  • Guided boat tour
  • Italian and English-speaking skipper
  • Food and drinks (purchasable on board) 
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • In order to respect the timetable of the "Ortygia Boat Ride", please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes in advance.
  • The captain could cancel the excursion on the basis of the weather conditions.
  • The excursion time may vary according to the season: From 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (From 1st April to 31st October); From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (From 1st January to 31st March / November and December)
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Kids available and attentive to every detail. Truly a wonderful experience to repeat.

October 18, 2021

October 20, 2021

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