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Picture of a boat from 18 Isola Bella Ortigia in the port of Syracuse during the Boat Trip to Ortigia and the Sea Caves with Apéritif at Sunset.



Boat Trip to Ortigia and the Sea Caves with Apéritif at Sunset

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English, Italian
Food & Drinks
Meeting place

At the beginning of Ponte Umbertino (Corso Umberto I, 16, 96100 Siracusa SR)

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  Important for Families

Please add separate kids and adults bookings to your cart. Kids up to 2 years participate for free, for them the reservation is therefore not necessary.


For a unique experience during your holiday in Syracuse, our boat trip to Ortigia and the sea caves with apéritif at sunset is definitely for you. A dip in the clear waters surrounded by history, and a toast to the sun embracing the sea. All this to be experienced with the people you love most.
We will start from Umbertino Bridge, considered one of the most beautiful bridges in Italy. The next stop of our trip will be the Small Port of Syracuse, before heading towards three natural sea caves, including a very characteristic heart-shaped one. We will then continue to the Levante promenade of the island of Ortigia, from where you can admire the Castello Maniace, an imposing fortress that soars solemnly in the heart of ancient Syracuse. Our excursion will continue, and there will be more attractions, such as the Arethusa Spring: a freshwater spring framed by Syracusan architecture that meets the Ionian Sea. You will be amazed at how the colours of the setting sun make the city's attractions magical.
Before returning to Ponte Umbertino, you will have the opportunity to dive into the crystal-clear waters of Porto Grande, in a swimming stop of about 30 minutes. A delicious apéritif of local products and Prosecco DOC will accompany you until the end of the trip.

- View of the most beautiful monuments and buildings of Ortigia from the sea
- Visit of the sea caves
- Apéritif on board at sunset
- 30 minutes swimming stop

Departure & Return
We meet at our stand at the beginning of Ponte Umbertino 15 minutes before departure. There are paid parking spaces in the vicinity of the bridge. At the end of the excursion, we return to the starting point.

Characteristics of the boat
- Number of passengers: 8
- Number of boats available: 3 (max 20 people)
- Sun-protected area
- No restrooms
- Accessible to folded strollers
- Not accessible to wheelchairs
- Pets allowed

Included services
- Apéritif with local products (vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request)
- One bottle of DOC Prosecco for every 2 people (non-alcoholic options available upon request)

Not included
- English-speaking guide upon request (€80 per boat to be paid in cash on site)

Bring along
- Beach towel
- Swimsuit
- Mask and snorkel for those who want to snorkel

Recommendations for Boat Trip to Ortigia and the Sea Caves with Apéritif at Sunset

ValentinaSeptember 9, 2022verified1 day (1.5 hours/day)

Excellent experience and perfect for those who want to relax a bit on the boat and enjoy the view of the splendid Sea Caves (including the heart-shaped one) of Syracuse. Enzo, our captain, was very available to tell us some anecdotes of the city of Syracuse, clarifying all our doubts about the history of the buildings and monuments. Our excursion included an aperitif on the boat at sunset which was served accompanied by an excellent prosecco. Enzo also allowed us to swim near the Fonte Aretusa which offers a unique and unmissable sensation of contrast between the warm water of the sea and the cold water of the Fonte. A very pleasant and unmissable excursion!

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AliceSeptember 4, 2022verified1 day (1.5 hours/day)

Very well chosen aperitif swimming spot Skipper at the top

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HelmutAugust 30, 2022verified1 day (1.5 hours/day)

Was very nice. Everything perfect

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