Departure form Giardini Naxos
You will meet our skipper by the Port of Giardini Naxos and start sailing on board our boat Beneteau Oceanis 331.
The tour can take place both in the morning (9.15 am- 1.30 pm) and in the afternoon (2.00pm- 6.15pm)
Sailing or engine navigation according to the weather and sea conditions. In case of sail navigation, our skipper will teach you the basics of sailing.
We will then reach the Bay of Isola Bella, maybe the most iconic spot of the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Covered by lush vegetation, this little island was classified as a natural reserve in 1990. We will stop to have the first swim of the day.
Spisone and Mazzarò
We will then sail towards the Bay of Mazzarò; during the sailing, you will be able to observe the beauty of the coast enclosed by two rock spurs and experience the dreamy atmosphere of the Dolce Vita and catch a glimpse of a movie-like Taormina. If possible, you will also reach the Grotta Azzurra by tender and marvel at its crystal-clear water.
We will get to the Bay of Spisone, where we will stop again for another swim; then we will offer you a tasty aperitif including a platter of cold cuts and cheese paired with pickled/in-oil vegetables and local bread, local white wine, fruit and water.
With Capo Taormina behind us, we will stop by the Bay of Villagonia, where you will enjoy the gorgeous view of Mount Etna, Taormina and Castelmola. As we will get back to Giardini Naxos, you will be able to admire the Taormina-Giardini train station: with its Art Nouveau style, it is considered one of the most beautiful train stations in Italy and was indeed chosen several times as a movie set.
At the end of the experience you will return to the port of Giardini Naxos.
Included in the booking
English-speaking skipper- insurance, equipment for snorkeling, aperif and wine.
English and Italian. Spanish and French are available upon request, if informed with adeguate notice.
If you think you can suffer from seasickness we suggest you to take pills and patches before the tour. If you don’t have the equipment required we will provide you with the necessary, ask for it when you book. We suggest you to bring your own swimsuit, a towel and sunscreen lotion. Wind jackets and hats can be needed since it could be windy while sailing.
The itinerary might be subjected to variations due to factors such as weather conditions and/or if deemed necessary.