Our most recommended things to do in Portopalo di Capo Passero

Boat tour from Portopalo to Marzamemi

Boat tour from Portopalo to Marzamemi

You will start right from Portopalo, exactly from Scalo Mandrie, and immediately you will be surrounded by a crystal-clear sea, dense vegetation and immense golden beaches. You will admire from the sea the Tafuri Castle, an elegant and majestic structure located right next to the ancient tuna fishery of Portopalo, and from here you will head to your next destination, one of the most beautiful maritime villages of Sicily: Marzamemi. Also characterized by the presence of the Tonnara, Marzamemi covered a very important role in the past thanks to the presence of two small ports from which the commercial ships of southeastern Sicily departed. Today, on the other hand, it is a center of youthful nightlife thanks to the numerous disco pubs. Circumnavigate the Island of Capo Passero, a small island of about 35 hectares that is about 300 meters from the coast, and before returning to the port you can enjoy a swim stop and relax immersed in the crystal clear waters.

Boat tour from Avola to Portopalo with visit of Marzamemi

Boat tour from Avola to Portopalo with visit of Marzamemi

We will navigate from Avola to Portopalo di Capo Passero. During the coastal navigation we will visit the following places: Avola, Calabernardo, Noto, Eloro, Marianelli, Pizzuta, Calamosche, Tonnara and Vendicari Island, San Lorenzo, Marzamemi and Portopalo. En route we will have the opportunity to admire: 4 tuna fisheries, 2 islands, Roman columns, reserves, fortresses and majestic sheer cliffs, beaches of the most varied colours and caves hidden by the blue sea. We will make many swimming stops where the sea is clearest and if it is possible we will anchor in front of the 3 Roman columns lying on the seabed at a depth of about 7 metres, we will provide everyone with fins and masks for snorkelling. A 40 minutes stop in Marzamemi to visit the fisherman village with the possibility of stopping at a few small restaurants and enjoy the view of this beautiful town. On board a rich aperitif with sicilian products and drinks will be served. Snorkeling gear is provided.

Tour in barca da Avola a Marzamemi/Portopalo di CapoPassero

Tour in barca da Avola a Marzamemi/Portopalo di CapoPassero

Set off with us on a tour to discover some of the most beautiful places on the south coast of Sicily. With this boat trip from Avola to Marzamemi you will navigate on board one of our boats, in the company of a professional skipper. We will pass fascinating places that can only be reached by sea, and you will be able to observe the rich seabed of the area during stops for swimming and snorkeling. We will meet in Avola, where our skipper will welcome you on board the boat, and start navigating south. The first point of interest we will encounter is the Spiaggia di Eloro and Spiaggia naturista di Marianelli. We will move on until we reach Spiaggia di Calamosche, where we will have our first swimming stop. The trip will continue to the Riserva Naturale di Vendicari (Vendicari Nature Reserve), a protected natural area that includes long unspoilt beaches with fine white sand. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the Vendicari seabed, swimming in its crystal-clear waters and snorkeling with the equipment our staff will provide you with. Still via sea, our boat will go as far as Marzamemi, a small and characteristic fishing village. One of the symbols of this village is the tonnara, an ancient architectural structure dedicated to tuna fishing, one of the oldest and most important in the region. Our last stop will be the Island of Cape Passaro, which is the southeastern tip of Sicily, where the Ionian and Mediterranean seas meet. It will then be time to return to Avola, our starting point, enjoying a glass of prosecco accompanied by typical local food

From Portopalo di Capo Passero: Marzamemi Half-Day Boat Tour

From Portopalo di Capo Passero: Marzamemi Half-Day Boat Tour

You will depart from Portopalo di Capo Passero, exactly from Scalo Mandrie, and immediately you will be surrounded by a crystal clear sea, dense vegetation and immense golden-colored beaches. You will head to one of the most beautiful seaside villages in Sicily: Marzamemi. Characterized by the presence of the Tonnara, Marzamemi played a very important role in the past thanks to the presence of two small ports from which commercial ships from southeastern Sicily departed. Today, on the other hand, it is a center of youthful nightlife thanks to the numerous disco pubs. The panorama will become increasingly unique and interesting as you approach the Vendicari Nature Reserve. You will see dense vegetation alternating with immense golden-colored beaches surrounded by a crystal-clear blue sea, places where the many animal species that inhabit the reserve live. If you are lucky, you will also be able to spot Flamingos, Herons and Storks. Circumnavigate the Island of Capo Passero, a small island of about 35 hectares that is about 300 meters from the coast, and before returning to the port you can enjoy an aperitif on board and a swim stop to relax immersed in the clear waters.

Tour da Avola A Portopalo con sosta e visita a Marzamemi

Tour da Avola A Portopalo con sosta e visita a Marzamemi

Starting from Avola, famous for its golden sandy beaches, you can admire the coast that extends southwards, with its cliffs and hidden coves. Along the way you can make a stop at the Vendicari Nature Reserve, a true oasis of biodiversity which is home to various species of migratory birds and offers pristine beaches where you can take a break for a swim. Continuing the journey you arrive in Marzamemi, a charming fishing village that retains an authentic atmosphere and a unique charm. Here you can taste delicious fresh fish dishes in the seaside restaurants and stroll through the characteristic streets of the historic center. Finally, you reach Portopalo di Capo Passero, with its beautiful island, the southernmost point of Sicily. Here you can enjoy one of the most evocative views of the Ionian coast, with its beaches of fine sand and crystal clear waters that invite you to take a regenerating dip.

From Syracuse: Noto, Portopalo & Marzamemi Private Day Trip

From Syracuse: Noto, Portopalo & Marzamemi Private Day Trip

Experience the Sicilian Baroque firsthand on a full-day trip from Syracuse. Explore Noto, Portopalo, and Marzamemi on a private tour with included hotel transfers. After pickup in Syracuse, make your first stop at Noto. Discover its historic buildings, palaces, and churches, all built with a local stone with a golden hue and pinkish shades. Begin your tour of Noto at the Porta Reale, the real city. Then, visit the Duomo Cathedral of Saint Nicolò, the Palazzo Ducezio town hall, and Nicolaci Street, which hosts the Infiorata Flower Festival. Next, head to Portopalo di Capo Passero, a seaside village at the extreme southern point of Sicily. Enjoy spectacular sea views at the watershed between the Ionian and the Mediterranean Sea. A few kilometers away, Marzamemi awaits you. Venture down a succession of alleys tinted with colored windows, an uninterrupted stream of images to tantalize the eyes. Arriving at the heart of the village, admire the square in front of the Palace of the Prince of Villadorata. Finally, the tour concludes with drop-off at your original pickup point in Syracuse.

Tour in barca privata da Avola a Marzamemi con snorkeling

Tour in barca privata da Avola a Marzamemi con snorkeling

Visit some of the most beautiful beaches in southern Sicily with one of our boats. Our private boat trip from Avola to Marzamemi will allow you to rent a boat entirely for you and your loved ones. You can also customize the stops on your itinerary and enjoy a few hours on board, sipping a glass of prosecco. You will leave from Avola, where our skipper will welcome you on board the boat. It will be up to you to decide which points of interest to pass by during the navigation, and our staff will be available for any suggestions. Going down the south coast, we will encounter Spiaggia di Eloro and Spiaggia naturista di Marianelli. We will move on until we reach Spiaggia di Calamosche. The trip will continue to the Riserva Naturale di Vendicari (Vendicari Nature Reserve), a protected natural area that includes long unspoilt beaches with fine white sand. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the Vendicari seabed, swimming in its crystal-clear waters and snorkeling with the equipment our staff will provide you with. Still via sea, you can go as far as Marzamemi, a small and characteristic fishing village. One of the symbols of this village is the tonnara, an ancient architectural structure dedicated to tuna fishing, one of the oldest and most important in the region. Our last stop will be the Island of Cape Passaro, which is the southeastern tip of Sicily, where the Ionian and Mediterranean seas meet. It will then be time to return to Avola, our starting point, enjoying a glass of wine accompanied by local rustic products

Marzamemi: Half-Day Boat Tour

Marzamemi: Half-Day Boat Tour

Experience an out-of-the-ordinary holiday where you can unwind and enjoy salty sea breeze and shades of sunset colours that have been lost in the routine of city life. Departure is scheduled from Marzamemi, more precisely from the Yacht Club Marzamemi, at 10 a.m. and return at 2 p.m The 4-hour tour takes place on an American 18-metre yacht, the legendary Hatteras 52 convertible, which has been totally refurbished. The entire boat will be reserved for you, up to a maximum of 10 passengers. The tour includes the following destinations: - Vecchia Tonnara di Portopalo; - Spiaggia dei Due Mari. This is an all-inclusive offer with Skipper, Seaman, Aperitivo, beverage and fuel included in the price. During the tour you will enjoy an Italian Aperitivo on board with bruschetta, fruit, juices and prosecco. You can also make free use of the kayak and snorkelling equipment. This experience is ideal for people who love the sea, who want to relax under the warm rays of the sun and be gently rocked by the waves of the sea. You will spend some time in peace and in harmony with nature and your fellow travellers. Discover idyllic landscapes, unspoilt beaches and spectacular sea life with Sàmos.

Group Tour - South Gulf of Noto from Avola to Capopassero

Group Tour - South Gulf of Noto from Avola to Capopassero

Departure from Avola, heading south, with a first stop at the White Rocks of Lido di Noto; you will enter the Vendicari Nature Reserve crossing the magnificent areas of Eloro and Marianelli, and then stopping for a swim in front of the Calamosche beach; the tour will continue in the heart of the reserve to admire the beautiful remains of the Vendicari tuna fishery with, immediately afterwards, a stop at the white beach behind the island of Vendicari. You can then observe from the RIB the 4 Roman columns dating back to the second century AD, which are located about 5 meters deep near Marzamemi. Sicily Boats provides all participants with snorkeling equipment, such as fins, masks and snorkels. The navigation continues towards the island of Capopassero where it will be possible to admire the Tafuri castle and visit the octopus cave under the Spanish fortress. We will then make a stop to enjoy an aperitif with Sicilian sparkling wine, arancini with meat sauce, fresh fruit, beer and non-alcoholic drinks. We will then move to Marzamemi for a stop on land of about 30 minutes to visit the ancient sailors' village and, at your leisure, taste one of the many local culinary specialties. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, we will decide whether to make the last stop above the volcanic source of Calabernardo or in front of the Cicirata beach, just before returning to the port. The average total navigation time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, therefore all the rest of the time is dedicated to swimming stops and visiting Marzamemi.

Tour in barca da Avola a Marzamemi/Portopalo di CapoPassero

Tour in barca da Avola a Marzamemi/Portopalo di CapoPassero

Set off with us on a tour to discover some of the most beautiful places on the south coast of Sicily. With this boat trip from Avola to Marzamemi you will navigate on board one of our boats, in the company of a professional skipper. We will pass fascinating places that can only be reached by sea, and you will be able to observe the rich seabed of the area during stops for swimming and snorkeling. We will meet in Avola, where our skipper will welcome you on board the boat, and start navigating south. The first point of interest we will encounter is the Spiaggia di Eloro and Spiaggia naturista di Marianelli. We will move on until we reach Spiaggia di Calamosche, where we will have our first swimming stop. The trip will continue to the Riserva Naturale di Vendicari (Vendicari Nature Reserve), a protected natural area that includes long unspoilt beaches with fine white sand. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the Vendicari seabed, swimming in its crystal-clear waters and snorkeling with the equipment our staff will provide you with. Still via sea, our boat will go as far as Marzamemi, a small and characteristic fishing village. One of the symbols of this village is the tonnara, an ancient architectural structure dedicated to tuna fishing, one of the oldest and most important in the region. Our last stop will be the Island of Cape Passaro, which is the southeastern tip of Sicily, where the Ionian and Mediterranean seas meet. It will then be time to return to Avola, our starting point, enjoying a glass of prosecco accompanied by typical local food

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Carlo was an excellent driver. He picked us up on time and was very personable and polite. We enjoyed the flexibility he allowed us to explore each site at our own pace. He is learning English and made good use of Google Translate to communicate with us. Thanks, Carlo!

Activity conforms to the description, very friendly host, to recommend