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Syracuse: Boat Trip to Ortigia Island with Caves

4.8 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: Syracuse Excursion

Syracuse: Boat Trip to Ortigia Island with Caves

Activity provider: Syracuse Excursion

From US$ 20.77 per person

Discover the beautiful island of Ortigia on this boat trip in Syracuse. Admire ancient monuments that line the coast and visit sea caves while listening to live commentary from your skipper.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian


  • Make a swim stop to experience the crystal clear Mediterranean waters
  • Engage with landmarks as you hear the historical tales the lie behind them
  • Glide under Ortigia's bridges and admire the sea caves that dot the coast
  • Capture pictures of coastal views of Ortigia to share with friends and family
  • Enter the Port of Syracuse and enjoy views of the Alfeo Promenade of Ortigia
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Immerse yourself in Ortigia, the historical heart of Syracuse as on this guided boat tour. Enjoy listening as your skipper tells you about geological formations and step back in time with stories and information regarding the area's rich history.

Board a comfortable boat and embark on your water adventure. Glide from the bridges of Ortigia and will enter the "big port" of Syracuse where you can gaze out of the the stunning Alfeo Promenade of Ortigia.

Sail outside the port to circumnavigate the entire island. Follow the coast north of Syracuse to see some naturally-formed sea caves. Cruise into the "small port" and navigate inside the Ortigia canal that divides the island from the city.

Have the chance to stop and take a dip in the turquoise waters with views of the shore. Pass under the bridges to return to the starting point of the tour.

  • Skipper
  • Live commentary
  • Boat tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • This tour is subject to sea and weather conditions
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4.8 /5

based on 51 reviews

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It was great, you could see a lot and the shore line of the city is beautiful. The guide was great, he told a lot of interesting facts and could answer all questions, he is very knowledgeable. His English is great (the best I encountered so far in Sicily).

November 8, 2022

Excellent friendly guide that explained all the sites to us, comfortable boat with good sun canopy. Great to explore the caves and circle Ortigia

October 24, 2022

The caves were amazing to see. Defiantly recommend

October 22, 2022

Product ID: 397117