Water activity

Syracuse: Ortigia Island Boat Trip with Marine Grottoes

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: LUCIA MORTELLARO

Syracuse: Ortigia Island Boat Trip with Marine Grottoes

Activity provider: LUCIA MORTELLARO

From US$ 21.11 per person

Embark on a boat excursion from Syracuse to see the marine grottoes of Ortigia Island. Enjoy stopping to swim and snorkel as you see a heart-shaped sea cave and the Arethusa fountain.

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Duration 1 hour
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Irish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the pristine natural beauty of Ortigia Island on a relaxing cruise
  • Marvel at a heart-shaped sea cave and the breathtaking Arethusa fountain
  • Enjoy plenty of opportunities to swim and snorkel in the glittering sea
  • Explore the impressive and secluded marine grottoes of Ortigia Island
  • Feel the sunshine on your face as you sail with ambient music on board
Full description

See the natural beauty and old-world wonders of Ortigia Island from the water on this boat tour from Syracuse. See a heart-shaped sea cave, the Arethusa fountain, and the rock of the two brothers. Sip on two acholic drinks as you listen to ambient music on the boat.

Meet at the activity provider's office and be escorted to the comfortable boat. Hop aboard and cruise around Ortigia Island. Capture pictures of its stunning ancient monuments from the water.

Glide past the 13th century Castello Maniace and head towards a local cove where you can take a dip in the crystal clear waters. After your swim enjoy a glass of Sicilan prosecco.

  • Boat tour
  • Skipper
  • Music
  • 2 drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Check-in at the Ortigia Island Excursion Office and they will accompany you to the point of embarkation.

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  • This tour may be subject to sea and weather conditions
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

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The tour was initially canceled due to bad weather, but the company offered us a 2 hour tour (instead of 1 hour, like the one we had originally booked) for the next day and without price changes. Very nice boat ride, driving the boat was a fantastic gentleman who was born and raised in Ortigia and then explained many things to us about the history and mythology related to Syracuse and Ortigia. Experience highly recommended!

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August 30, 2022

Beautiful walk to discover Syracuse by sea. Large caves with crystal clear water and pleasant swimming in front of the ramparts. Thank you for this moment. To do

July 27, 2022

Perfect Experience! Exceed expectations! Competent and very nice guide, Crazy tour!

July 18, 2022

Product ID: 410055