Water activity

Giardini Naxos: Semi-Submarine Tour to Isola Bella

4.6 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Nemosub Taormina

Giardini Naxos: Semi-Submarine Tour to Isola Bella

Activity provider: Nemosub Taormina

From US$ 38.23 per person

Explore the wonderful seabeds of Giardini Naxos, Taormina, and Isola Bella aboard a semi-submarine. Enjoy underwater views through the large submerged windows, and visit the Blue Grotto.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Marvel at the colorful marine life that dwells in in the posidonia sea grass
  • Admire the natural reserve of Isola Bella from both above and below deck
  • Keep your eyes peeled for octopus, moray eels, stingrays, and even dolphins
  • Cruise through the legendary Bay of Sirens and the Isola Bella Nature Reserve
  • Discover the beauty of the naturally-formed Cave of Lovers and the Blue Grotto
Full description

Discover the rich underwater world of Giardini Naxos, Taormina, and Isola Bella on this guided tour aboard an air-conditioned submarine. Have the chance to spot sea creatures like dolphins, barracudas, octopuses, big groupers, and stingrays.

Hop aboard a comfortable, bright-red submarine in Giardini Naxos and plunge down to the seabed. Have the option to go below or head up to the above deck area. Look for moray eels and schools of juvenile barracudas as you cruise through the vast meadow of oceanic posidonia grass in Isola Bella. 

Feel the romance as you pass by the Cave of Lovers and experience the Blue Grotto from below. Take a look under the waves at the Bay of Sirens and venture into the protected waters of a nature reserve. 

 Upon returning to your meeting point, if the weather and sea conditions allow it, there is the possibility of spotting playful dolphins which populated this stretch of sea in eastern Sicily.

  • Guide
  • Submarine tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Check-in a at Nemo Sub Taormina at the Marina di schisó.

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  • The tour takes place in rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Guide does not speak English as advertised so we missed the landmarks he was pointing out. Also, you drive by the blue grotto, you don’t go inside unlike the other boats around us/what the description implies. Cool to see the ocean floor and fish though.

September 1, 2022

The tour was good but if you're in the Bay suburb it's cheaper

August 28, 2022

Very pleasant ride but little in the submarine and more outdoors like a classic boat!

August 26, 2022

Product ID: 419580