Guided tour

Syracuse: Ortigia Island and Sea Caves Boat Tour

Activity provider: Dolci Escursioni

Syracuse: Ortigia Island and Sea Caves Boat Tour

Activity provider: Dolci Escursioni

From US$ 24.50 per person

Navigate around Ortigia Island, attached to Syracuse, on a scenic cruise. See beachfront landmarks like Castello Maniace, and sail into the peculiarly shaped sea caves on the north side of the city.

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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Isola di Ortigia
  • Duomo
  • Grotte marine
  • Castello Maniace
Full description
During this guided tour you will see the following monuments and historical buildings: Venetian Palace, Umberto I bridge, small harbour, Bourbons prison, old spanish walls and Eastern seafront, Viliena Fortress, Jewish Quarter, Maniace Castle, Aretusa Source, Cathedral, St. Lucy alla Badia Church, Alfeo seafront and Porta Marina. Then we will continue our tour by the coast to the sea caves visit and you can live a unique experience: the boat will go into the sea caves wich is the best place to admire stalactites, stalagmites and corals. Some of these caves have peculiar shapes that you will recognize by approaching them, as Dionisio's ear cave, Lovers cave wich has a heart shape and the Doves cave. Last but not least, if you wish, you can also have the chance to enjoy a stop for swimming in our crystal waters.
  • Our local guide will explain you everything you need to know.
  • You will have the opportunity to take some pictures into the sea caves.
  • Food or drinks are not included but there are some structures next to the boarding where you can by it.
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Gorgeous boat ride. Very professional and easygoing staff!

July 23, 2022

Great boat tour and swim.

August 10, 2022

A cause du temps, nous n'avons pas pu voir les grottes. Pour autant, nous pensions que l'excursion en bateau nous permettrait d'en apprendre plus sur la ville se Siracuse, mais cela n'a pas été le cas. Le guide était très peu bavard et s'est limité au strict minimum sur les explications. Nous sommes très déçus par cette prestation et le coût/qualité est excessif vis-à-vis de la prestation.

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October 2, 2022


Product ID: 419880