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  • From Milazzo: Panarea and Stromboli Boat Trip by Night

    1. From Milazzo: Panarea and Stromboli Boat Trip by Night

    Experience the glitz and glamour of the Aeolian Islands on this full-day tour. Departing from Milazzo, sail to Panarea, the smallest of the islands. Soak up the glamorous atmosphere of the island, favored by VIPs, as you stroll around the narrow streets of its historic center. Afterward, pay a visit to the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese, where you can learn more about Panarea's ancient origins. You must also visit Cala Junco Bay, a spectacular beach in the shape of an amphitheater that is ideal for underwater swimming. Finally, relax on the sandy beach of Cala degli Zimmari before continuing your journey. Having left Panarea, sail through the picturesque inlets which form a micro-archipelago between Lipari and the island of Stromboli, your next stop. Enjoy some free time to discover this island, which is home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, at your own pace. Vis...

    The boat was on the crowded side, but there was plenty of ventilation and the staff was vigilantly instructing guests to keep their masks in place. Time on each island and after dark to watch Stromboli do her stuff was just right. Unfortunately, only a little bit of eruption action to see, but that’s just how it goes sometimes.

  • Catania, Isole Ciclopi: Snorkeling Trip

    2. Catania, Isole Ciclopi: Snorkeling Trip

    Meet your guide in Catania and drive along the rocky volcanic coast of the municipality of Aci Castello. Here you will find various diving spots suitable for snorkeling and easily accessible directly from the coast or by using boats. Get equipped with snorkeling equipment all suited to your needs in order to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Begin your underwater adventure and admire the incredible volcanic formations including columnar basalts, corded lavas, and submarine cushion lava floes. Marvel at the colorful flora and marine fauna, learning about the incredible wildlife from your expert marine biologist guide. 

  • From Taormina: Chic Panarea and Stromboli Full-day Tour

    3. From Taormina: Chic Panarea and Stromboli Full-day Tour

    Take a tour of Stromboli and Panarea, both belonging to the Aeolian Archipelago.  Enjoy this is unique chance to see volcanic eruptions and learn the history of these ancient islands. On a private motor boat equipped with toilets and bar, you will arrive at Panarea onto Calajunco Bay and the small Zimmari Beach. Take in the quiet beauty of these stunning beaches as you explore the second smallest of the islands. Meander along its winding streets and gravel beaches, taking in the the perfect Sicilian backdrop.  Back on board again and sail around the rocks in front of Panarea and then proceed to Stromboli, home to one of Italy’s 3 active volcanoes. Constantly active, you will be able to see the eruptions from the sea and the many viewing points on the island. This spectacular phenomenon has given the island the nickname of 'Lighthouse of the Mediterranean'. After looking over the small ...

    The tour guide Alexandria was great! She told different things along the way in Italian, English and German. We first went to Panarea, which was really nice. We had 2 hours to walk around and visited the prehistoric village. Next was de island Stromboli with the beautiful black beatches. Here we could walk around for about 3 hours. Our tour guide organised a little tour and showed us the highlights of the island. When we were on the boat again we went to the other site of the island and saw an amazing sunset and a lot of little errutions of the vulcano Stromboli. It was a really great day!

  • Taormina: Coastline Boat Tour and Swimming at Isola Bella

    4. Taormina: Coastline Boat Tour and Swimming at Isola Bella

    Relax on this 2-hour boat tour of the Taormina coastline. The tour will depart from the Giardini Naxos port before taking you out into the expansive turquoise sea, sailing past many beautiful sights along the way. The tour includes visits to some stunning places around Taormina, such as Cape Schisò, Cape Taormina, Cross Rock, Prickly Pears Rock. See the Cave of the Mermaids, Grotta Azzurra, the Coral Cave, the Ziu Innaru Rock and the Bay of Mazzaro. You have the chance to stop at the breathtaking Isola Bella bay and plunge yourself into the crystal clear waters for some swimming or snorkeling. You will enjoy a snack and a drink at the bay before returning back to the port. This is a truly unmissable way to see the natural beauty of Taormina from the sea. 

    Amazing experience - fantastic boat, crew and views. Highly recommend, a highlight of our trip. Recommend bringing snorkelling mask for the swim (buy beforehand, shops along the seafront)

  • Gulf of Catania: Diving Tour

    5. Gulf of Catania: Diving Tour

    Be guided by qualified marine biologists in your dive into the marvelous lava bottoms of the Gulf of Catania and the enchanting protected marine area "Isole Ciclopi". Swim amongst basalt pillars, lava ropes, lava pillows and colorful marine flora and fauna in this perfect setting for an exciting underwater experience. Live a unique diving adventure as you explore the world of silence between old lava flows and stretches of white sand. Dip in to underwater canyons, volcanic faults and pass Second World War shipwrecks. Watch as groupers, white breams, octopus, sponges, gorgonians join you as diving buddies. Whether it's your first time or you're an experienced scuba diver, you'll have all the care and assistance you need. Travel light with the knowledge that you will be equipped with the latest generation of diving equipment for maximum comfort and security.

    First time diving and it was amazing. Great for beginners. Instructor spoke fluent English. He made everything easy. Also, he helped my wife the entire time because she was terrified. He helped her to feel more comfortable.

  • Catania: 4-Hour Boat Tour with Snorkeling

    6. Catania: 4-Hour Boat Tour with Snorkeling

    On a 7-meter boat, discover about 20 kilometers of volcanic coast between the La Timpa Natural Reserve and the Marine Protected Area of Isola dei Ciclopi. In the company of a marine biologist and underwater environmental guide, you will follow a path over the beautiful lavic seabed of Isola dei Ciclopi (Aci Castello), a marine protected area. Discover underwater basalt pillars, lava ropes, lava pillows, and colorful sea life and plants which will all provide the scenery for an unforgettable snorkeling excursion. Experience a unique underwater adventure, as you explore a world of silence between old lava flows, stretches of white sand, underwater canyons, and volcanic faults. Whilst snorkeling, you will have a good chance of encountering groupers, white breams, octopus, sea sponges, and much more.

    It was a great trip. The boat was a little on the smaller size for how many people were on it. The 1st water spot was amazing and full of fish and coral the second spot was just rock and water not a lot of fish. They did not provide life jackets so if you aren’t an amazing swimmer or have low energy it would be hard.

  • From Lipari: Panarea and Stromboli Boat Excursion

    7. From Lipari: Panarea and Stromboli Boat Excursion

    Spend the day on a memorable boat excursion through the Aeolian Islands. Enjoy the afternoon and evening exploring quaint villages and seeing stunning landscapes of the Mediterranean.

    Meet in Lipari and aboard your boat to begin your excursion through the Aeolian Islands. Have impressive views as you go along the pumice quarries and Monte Rosa. Head towards the island of Panarea, the smallest of the Aeolian islands. Admire the beautiful bay of Cala Junco before docking and have some free time to wander around the village.

    After time on Panarea, resume your boat excursion along Basiluzzo, the largest islet of Panarea, and the village of Ginostra before reaching the port of Stromboli. Arrive in Stromboli and be overwhelmed by the wild colors of nature. From the green scrub of the Mediterranean to the black volcanic landscape, from the blue frame of the sea to the ...

  • Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

    8. Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

    Your tour will begin when you meet your captain and board your boat at the Port of Giardini Naxos before setting sail on an unforgettable adventure. Your first stop will be at the Bay of Spisone, where you’ll have the chance to take your first swim of the day and to snorkel independently. You’ll marvel at the stunning stone islets that emerge from the waters and the Atlantis Bay hotel built in Gaudi style. Next, you’ll set sail to Mazzarò Bay, widely considered one of the true treasures of the Sicilian and Taormina coasts. You’ll then stop off at Isola Bella, a historical pearl of Taormina, where you’ll have the chance to explore the Blue Grotto and to discover its gorgeous reflections of light. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Taormina, you'll then be served a tasty selection of local cold cuts, cheeses, and seasonal fruit, all washed down with a fine local white wine. Finally, yo...

    Great experience. Boat captain was friendly ans very informative. The food was yummy. Probably need more water on boat but otherwise great day.

  • Alcantara River: Body Rafting & 'Pasta Alla Norma' Lunch

    9. Alcantara River: Body Rafting & 'Pasta Alla Norma' Lunch

    Your guide will meet you at your hotel, or a meeting place of your choice, and take you by comfortable private car the Alcantara river. The river is an ecological wonder, with limestone rocks that make it perfect for letting the rapids take your body on an exciting descent. When you arrive, our specialized guides will take you on your body rafting adventure. Enjoy the views of the rocks as this unique experience allows you to use your body as the raft, with the upmost confidence in your safety. At the end of the tour, your guide will accompany you to the nearby village of Giardini Naxos where you can have lunch with the traditional "pasta alla norma" with good local wine – a just reward for all of your exercise earlier.

  • Catania: Full-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza with Lunch

    10. Catania: Full-Day Boat Trip to Acitrezza with Lunch

    Your adventure begins when you meet your captain on board your boat for the day, decked out with three double cabins, a bathroom with a shower, an outside shower, a kitchen, and a refrigerator. You’ll then set sail to Ulysses’ Caves. Be amazed by the gorgeous underwater scenery of vibrant blues and greens as you sail past these breathtaking lava-formed caves. Next, while sailing towards Acitrezza, you’ll pass under the medieval castle of Acicastello and enjoy a spectacular view of the castle by the sea. You’ll notice the characteristic pillow lavas found under the castle due to the rapid cooling of submarine eruptions.   Once you reach Acitrezza, you’ll be shown a marine reserve dubbed "The Cyclopean Isles”. The only way to access the reserve is via a pedal boat, which is included in your tour depending on seasonal availability. If the pedal boat isn’t available or if you prefer not t...

    Fantastic experience, total relax, delicious lunch and wine. We had a lot of fun, snorkeling was great. For Acitrezza I would recommend to add water shoes to the list of things which should be taken, because rocks on the island are hot and also can hurt. Besides it, it was just perfect and definitely worth the money we spent.

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My husband and I decided to take this cruise after our travel agent recommended it to us. We were so thrilled with our experience. We got lucky to be with one other couple who were the sweetest souls and made our experience that much better. Graziella and Saro are so incredibly lovely and charming--they completely made this experience as amazing as it was. The views were amazing, made better by Graziella's knowledge of the island. The boat is kept up meticulously well and we loved having the snacks they provided toward the end of our tour, after we were done swimming. My husband and I are on our honeymoon and they toasted us with prosecco which was such a beautiful gesture. Highly, highly recommend this tour, independently owned by a wonderful wife and husband team.

Although it was raining so much the day we did this excursion, they made it a really pleasant experience! They also send a message before the excursion if we wanted to do the boat tour on another day to have better weather but we didn’t had any service on our phone so we didn’t see the message. Although they didn’t know we were coming they were waiting for us! We got to swim with lots of fish because of the boat driver! We got some snacks and a drink on the boat with a nice talk with them! It was an amazing boat tour and i would recommend everyone to do this one with blue diamond!

Friendly team, good payment processing, check-in and service, delicious local lunch with water and wine, multiple opportunities to swim during the trip, ship and toilets are clean, explanations of various sights in Italian and English.

Amazing experience - fantastic boat, crew and views. Highly recommend, a highlight of our trip. Recommend bringing snorkelling mask for the swim (buy beforehand, shops along the seafront)

Great experience. Boat captain was friendly ans very informative. The food was yummy. Probably need more water on boat but otherwise great day.