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Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

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Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

From US$ 89.21 per person

Discover the Bay of Spisone, the Bay of Mazzarò, and the beautiful Isola Bella on this half-day boat trip from Giardini Naxo to Taormina, learning the basics of sailing and the history of the land along this special journey.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Swim and snorkel in the Bay of Spisone
  • Admire the beauty of the Bay of Mazzarò
  • Discover the stunning Isola Bella Bay
  • Enjoy a delicious aperitif in the Bay of Villagonia
Full description
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, you’ll have the chance to take another swim before beginning your journey back to the Port of Naxos Gardens.
  • Boat ride with captain
  • A tasty aperitif on board (i.e. bread, cured meats, cheeses, and fruits)
  • White wine and water
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Full lunch
  • Towels
  • Extra drinks (available upon request)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

LIDO DI NAXOS: Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Flip-flops

Know before you go

  • If you're prone to seasickness it's recommended that you take appropriate medication prior to the tour. Medication is available upon request when booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

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Emilio was an excellent host skipper, although most of his clients onboard were Italian, we were never left out of his detailed bilingual explanations. Nobody is in charge of the weather and sadly we had very light winds on the day, but still had a great afternoon. Next time I hope we Get some more wind!

September 4, 2020

The boat trip along the coast from Giardini-Naxos to Taormina has been an excellent experience. We have enjoyed beautiful views of the bays in addition to the sympathy of the captain and his knowledge of the area. Due to the end of the season we had to get on the boat from a small boat. Accessing the boat from the port and from the boat to the boat was complicated and is unsafe for people with limited mobility. It is important to inform interested parties of this problem beforehand.

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October 1, 2019

Es war das Highlight unseres Aufenthaltes in Sizilien. Wir wurden sehr herzlich empfangen. Das Segelboot war sauber und es war genügend Platz für alle vorhanden. Wir machten halt in zwei Buchten rund um die schöne Stadt Taormina. Bei jedem halt bekamen wir leckere landestypische Speisen, Weißwein aus der Region und Obst gereicht. Der Höhepunkt unserer Tour kam dann zum Schluss als uns eine Gruppe Delfine ein Stück begleitete. Alles in allem ein wunderschöner Ausflug den wir jedem nur weiterempfehlen können. Die Crew war sehr freundlich und professionell. Sie erzählten uns viel über die Geschichte des Landes. Wir kommen gerne wieder!!!

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August 13, 2021

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