Partenza: Meeting at the pier “diporto nautico Etneo” at the port of Catania at 9.50 am. Departure on board of a sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odissey 34.2 accompanied by our skipper. During the day you will learn the basics of sailing.
Stop at the Ulysses Caves. The colors of the backdrops are gorgeous, from blue to green to blue water. During this stop, you can take the first swim of the day. We will give you a mask and flippers to make snorkeling.
Sailing tour stop ad Acitrezza and Acicastello: Navigating to the fishing port of Aci Trezza, passing under the medieval castle of Acicastello. Spectacular views of the castle by the sea. You will see the typical “pillow lavas” under the castle and due to the fast cooling of submarine eruptions.
Cyclops’ Islands: Once docked at the port of Aci Trezza we will accompany you to take the pedalo* or small boat, the only way to go inside the marine reserve of Cyclops’ Islands.
*Please note: the pedalo is available according to the season (from June to August).
Lunch: Returning to the boat, we will offer you a lunch, made of:
*It is possible to request a vegetarian menu made of pasta with pesto and pomodorini. In case of any other food requirement (gluten free, vegan diet, ecc) please tell us upon booking.
Afternoon: During the return sailing, if weather and marine conditions are favourable you will have the opportunity to have a swim in the open sea.
Return: The Etna Sailing Tour will finish at 6:00 p.m., once back at Catania port.
From 1 October to the 31 May the price is 59 euro per person.
From 1 June to the 15 july and from the 1 to the 30 September the price is 68 euro per person.
From 16 July to the 31 August the price is 77 euro per person
If you choose join 2 excursions (Etna Sicily Sailing + Experience Experience) you will have a discount of 10% on the second tour booked!
For the other sailing excursions from Catania and Taormina, please check our sailing department.
Throughout the month of June 2020 our tours will be available every day upon request without the transfer service; customers are required to use their own vehicle and meet the guide by an agreed meeting point. The standard rate will be reduced by 50%. Besides the tours upon request, we have created a calendar of special events for Sicilians, consultable in R-Estate in Sicilia 2020 section. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.