Water activity

Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

4.8 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Sicily Sailing Experience

Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

Activity provider: Sicily Sailing Experience

From US$ 122.82 per person

Discover the Bay of Spisone, the Bay of Mazzarò, and the beautiful Isola Bella on this half-day boat trip from Giardini Naxos to Taormina, learning the basics of sailing and the history of the land along this special journey.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel in the Bay of Spisone
  • Admire the beauty of the Bay of Mazzarò
  • Discover the stunning Isola Bella Bay
  • Enjoy a delicious aperitif in the Bay of Villagonia
Full description

Your tour will begin when you meet your captain and board your boat at the Port of Giardini Naxos before setting sail on an unforgettable adventure. Your first stop will be at the Bay of Spisone, where you’ll have the chance to take your first swim of the day and to snorkel independently. You’ll marvel at the stunning stone islets that emerge from the waters and the Atlantis Bay hotel built in Gaudi style. Next, you’ll set sail to Mazzarò Bay, widely considered one of the true treasures of the Sicilian and Taormina coasts. You’ll then stop off at Isola Bella, a historical pearl of Taormina, where you’ll have the chance to explore the Blue Grotto and to discover its gorgeous reflections of light.

Against the breathtaking backdrop of Taormina, you'll then be served a tasty selection of local cold cuts, cheeses, and seasonal fruit, all washed down with a fine local white wine. Finally, you’ll have the chance to take another swim before beginning your journey back to the Port of Naxos Gardens.

Includes
  • Boat ride with captain
  • A tasty aperitif on board (i.e. bread, cured meats, cheeses, and fruits)
  • White wine and water
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Full lunch
  • Towels
  • Extra drinks (available upon request)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

The skipper will wait for the customer at the meeting point for a maximum of 10 - 15 minutes. We will contact the customers the day before the tour to confirm the exact meeting point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Flip-flops

Know before you go

  • If you're prone to seasickness it's recommended that you take appropriate medication prior to the tour
  • Please consider that the itinerary may be subjected to variations and/or cancellation in case of bad weather conditions for safety and operational reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very nice experience to see the coastline under Taormina, have a glimpse of sailing and also a tasty apero. The guide, Gregorio, is very well prepared and gave us many interesting information on sailing and the city of Taormina. We were able to do some snorkeling and swim a lot, enjoying some refreshment on that very hot day! The boat was very comfortable but we had not enough money to buy it.

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September 14, 2022

Our morning on the boat was one of our highlights of the holiday. Davide was the most welcoming, calm and insightful skipper. Everything felt easy and smooth because of him. We had plenty of time to snorkel, swim and relax on the boat taking in the scenery. He let us play some music while we enjoyed the snacks and wine provided. Couldn’t recommend this trip with Davide more!

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September 11, 2022

A wonderful afternoon, aboard Davide's sailboat, which does everything possible to ensure that everyone has a good time. Go along the coast, swim, dream, and as a bonus an aperitif on board. A moment of relaxation, allowing you to discover the coast from the sea and to swim with mask and snorkel in splendid places. To do absolutely

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 218247