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Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

4.9 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Sicily Sailing Experience

Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

Activity provider: Sicily Sailing Experience
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From £66.58 per person

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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 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • 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.
  • 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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Meeting point

LIDO DI NAXOS: Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italia

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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. Medication is available upon request when booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 26 reviews

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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

7 August 2022

It was the highlight of our stay in Sicily. We received a very warm welcome. The sailboat was clean and there was enough space for everyone. We stopped at two bays around the beautiful city of Taormina. At each stop we were served delicious local dishes, white wine from the region and fruit. The highlight of our tour came at the end when a group of dolphins accompanied us for a bit. All in all a wonderful trip that we can only recommend to everyone. The crew was very friendly and professional. They told us a lot about the history of the country. We'd love to come back!!!

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13 August 2021

Emilio was an excellent host skipper, although most of his clients onboard were Italian, we were never left out of his detailed bilingual explanations. Nobody is in charge of the weather and sadly we had very light winds on the day, but still had a great afternoon. Next time I hope we Get some more wind!

4 September 2020

Product ID: 218247