Boat tour of Ortigia, sea caves and snorkelling

Siracusa, Italy
Boat tour of Ortigia and Marine caves

From $45.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Unique experience
    • Fruit and Prosecco
    • Stop for a dip and snorkel
    • Snorkeling goggles

      Meeting And Pickup

      Meeting point

      • Sicily in Travel - Agenzia di Viaggi | Vacanze in Sicilia | Offerte Viaggi in Sicilia
        Via Eritrea, 2, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

        The starting point is located next to the small port of Syracuse, a few steps from the Umbertino Bridge. You can find us at our office which will be easily identifiable. Via Eritrea, 2, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

      End point

      This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      What To Expect


      1 hour Admission Ticket Free

      Isola di Ortigia

      1 hour Admission Ticket Free

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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      45 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      Nice boat ride
      Yelena_C, Sep 2023
      The boat ride was nice, it would have been great if the guide shared some history and information about Siracusa and the landmarks that we were seeing or the caves that he masterfully navigated. The snorkeling wasn't that great because there wasn't much sea life to observe. The fruit was a bowl of grapes and pears and one bottle of prosecco for the group.
      Ortigia Boat Ride (not snorkeling)
      Mitchell_F, Sep 2023
      Stephan the Captain was great. However, there was no snorkeling or swimming in the caves as the picture/description on the site described.
      Response from Host, Sep 2023
      Thanks for your review, i am so surprised about this review as the tour is explained in details on Viator and all the other reviews are positive. you didn't write that you came by my office the night before and we talked for 20 minutes because you wanted explained the tour in details again plus i've explaned that it is a boat tour not a snorkeling tour + i've spent 10 minutes explaining what the snorkeling activity was going to be and that we provide only masks and not snorkels after the covid and you seems really agree with this, i am sorry you didn't enjoy it anyway, i have other activities in the catalogue just for snorkeling tour.
      Although the boat ride...
      Kathy_G, Jun 2023
      Although the boat ride was pleasant the trip was advertised to be for sea caves and snorkeling, the boat did not have enough masks for everyone on board ( maybe half the 18 people on board) and no snorkels! So really just a swim and cave ride. A little disappointing.
      Response from Host, Jun 2023
      We regret receiving this review even though we always welcome your feedback in order to improve our services. This specific tour is one of the most popular, which includes (as you have seen) a visit to the sea caves, the island of Ortigia and a swim stop. This tour has very positive reviews, however we apologise for the mishap that happened on that tour but it was just a small inattention on the part of the skipper, as we disinfect the masks on every tour and an error was made in the counting, only 3 were missing. Regarding the snorkel, it is specified in the trip description that we only give goggles. However, we hope you enjoyed the excursion and were able to enjoy the beauty of Syracuse.
      Great, relaxing boat ride in a beautiful area
      Brian_B, Apr 2023
      We ended up being the only couple on the tour but Enzo was great showing us around the island and letting us swim even though it was a bit cold. Had a great time
      Lovely couple of hours
      John_P, Oct 2022
      Relaxed Atmosphere and great trip around Ortigia. Crew were great. , nice and friendly . Nice refreshing swim in the sea off the boat
      Just a boat ride
      Matt_b, Oct 2022
      It was just a boat ride. No history. No geography. No archaeological interest. Water was nice though.
      Fun boat ride
      Tanya_W, Oct 2022
      Beautiful boat ride around the island and in some caves. We were given fruit and drinks. We stopped twice to jump in and swim. Great trip, super fun

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