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Ortigia Island escursion boat provided by Ortigia Island Excursion

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Ortigia Island escursion boat

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2 adults
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Discover the spectacular beauty of the Syracusan island of Ortigia by going on this boat tour. See incredible natural coastal sites that you wouldn’t be able to access by car or bus, such as the calcareous caves, and coastal rock formations. Highlights include seeing the beautiful “Cave of Love” that’s shaped like a heart, and feasting on a delicious aperitivo of local wines and cheeses.
  • See Ortigia coastal highlights in a short space of time on this boat trip
  • Enjoy the perk of having an aperitivo of local wine and snacks included
  • Lots of great photo opportunities, including the “Cave of Love”
  • Ideal for nature lovers—see incredible scenery, caves, and rock formations
Important Information
  • Private tour
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Your tickets will be held at the theater box office for collection on the day of the performance
  • Seats are assigned by the theater box office and will not be known in advance of the performance date
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Irene wrote a review Nov 2019
Surf City, New Jersey192 contributions137 helpful votes
Very happy with this small boat excursion. Seeing the city from the sea was wonderful. Saw the sea caves and the cave entrance that was eroded to be in the shape of a heart and some beautiful red coral in the water. Thoroughly enjoyed the end where we had to kneel down in the
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Date of experience: October 2019
Julia wrote a review Oct 2019
Adliswil, Switzerland29 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a great time with our captain Stefano who took us to some lovely caves and around the beautiful Ortigia island. Everything was perfect and we can definitely recommend this tour.
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limeygolfer wrote a review Oct 2019
Kent, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a nice hour plus boat trip to see the local sea caves and around the island of Ortigia. I booked through Trip Advisor and then quickly received an email from the Captain and an accurate point to meet the following day. We communicated through WhatsApp. The Captain had
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Steven S, Manager at Ortigia Island escursion boat
Responded 24 Oct 2019
grazie della bellissima recensione e buon rietro
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dpopillo wrote a review Oct 2019
Glastonbury5 contributions
This is a must do when visiting Ortigia - Francesco & Capitano Gaetano are great hosts & provided a wonderful party boat excursion- a fun filled ride hosted by 2 molto simpatico gentleman - my daughter booked this excursion for our party of 8,included 2 children, 8 & 5, a
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Date of experience: October 2019
marguerita23 wrote a review Sep 2019
Marbella, Spain61 contributions26 helpful votes
We took the boat trip around the island before exploring it on foot and it gave us great insight to where we wanted to explore. We were also shown all the caves & rock formations further up the coast
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Response from Steven S, Manager at Ortigia Island escursion boat
Responded 27 Sep 2019
Un grazie. Va a tutti voi per la recensione e fiducia
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About the operator

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By: Ortigia Island Excursion
Theresa H
A highlight of our stay in Ortigia!
Gaetano was our expert skipper and we had a lovely hour-long tour for our group of 13, with delicious snacks and a
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Wonderful and friendly boat trip
We had a great time with Gaetano on board his new boat. He told us a lot of stories about Ortigia. He mixes english
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Fun and beautiful locations!
This excursion will be one of the best memories of our trip to Sicily : very nice people, wonderful places and low
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Jorge F
Wonderful boat trip
Exceeded our expectation. Really nice trip around the island and to the caves which took 1 hour. The guide Roberto
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Key Details
  • Ortigia Island Excursion
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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