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Syracuse: Ortigia Sunset Cruise with Aperitif or Platter

4.9 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: LUCIA MORTELLARO

Syracuse: Ortigia Sunset Cruise with Aperitif or Platter

Activity provider: LUCIA MORTELLARO
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From US$ 51.50 per person

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Explore the grottoes of Ortigia Island before marveling as the sun sets over crystalline waters on this private sunset cruise. Enjoy a platter of typical Sicilian produce with included prosecco.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy the spectacular colors at sunset from the water
  • Discover various caves, coves, and grottoes on a boat tour
  • Taste local produce and savor included prosecco
  • Take a dip in crystal-clear waters
Full description

Discover the caves and coves of Ortigia Island and admire a spectacular sunset on a sunset cruise. Savor prosecco with a tasting platter showcasing the best of local restaurant produce during your boat tour.

Begin the cruise by sailing toward the exit from the small port and heading toward the north coast. Here, meet the Capuchin cove and the first Capuchin cave before passing in front of the dolphin-shaped rock.

Next, enter the Coral Caves and marvel at the walls of soft red coral in each cave. Continue to the Grotta Dell’Amore, where the local partner will take photos you can collect at the end of the tour.

After, enter the largest cave on the Syracusan coast, the Grotta delle Stalattiti. See the impressive variety and play of colors formed inside the cave, as well as the strange shapes created naturally by the force of the waves and humidity.

Then, tuck into the onboard platter and uncork a delicious prosecco as you begin to return to Ortigia Island. On the way, stop for a swim in crystal-clear waters near Maniace Castle.

Hop back on the boat and wait for the sunset to arrive as you listen to the onboard music, played throughout the cruise. After admiring the sunset, conclude the tour by passing under the Umbertino Bridge.

  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Platter of typical Sicilian products
  • Prosecco
  • Photos
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. All participants who are under 18 years old must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner's office 15 minutes before the activity starts. You must exchange your voucher at the ticket office before the tour starts.

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  • If you wish, you can change clothes and leave luggage at the local partner's office
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 19 reviews

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We had a really good time my partner and I !! Beautiful experience together with Otto who led us to discover the island of Ortigia. He took us to the various caves of the coast, bathed and ate a good and original aperitif prepared by the Burgio brothers accompanied by sparkling wine and seasonal fruit. Super recommended experience, beautiful sunset.

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June 30, 2022

I would highly recommend this tour. It's a must for those who likes sunset and a bit of romance. Regret, I did not wear my swimming suit to get a dip in the crystal clear water. The boat captain is a great photographer. He took a fantastic sunset photo of me. A great memobila of my happy times in Sicily.

June 18, 2022

What a great evening! There were only two of us on the boat and at first I thought that was a pity, but our skipper was so great and it was obviously natural for him to go out for just two guests. He explained a lot to us, answered questions and was very relaxed on the road with us. After visiting the caves and walking around the old town, we docked briefly and then our aperitivo platter was brought on board and that was the biggest surprise of all: so stylish and creative, so delicious and fresh!! Simply fantastic! And so we drove out into the sunset and enjoyed the rest of the time and even saw flamingos. THANKS!!! A perfect evening around beautiful Siracusa. Highly recommended!

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June 10, 2022

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