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1 hour 10 min
Availability : Everyday
Max People : 15
Tour Details

The tour includes a boat excursion to discover Ortygia and the Marine Caves. The boat trip around the island of Ortigia will let you to admire from the sea the following monuments or historical buildings: Palazzo Veneziano, Ponte Umberto I, Porto piccolo, Ancient Bourbon Prison, Spanish Walls and Lungomare di Levante, Fortezza Viliena, Jewish Quarter, Castello Maniace, Fonte Aretusa, Duomo and Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia, Lungomare Alfeo and Porta Marina.

You will continue with the exploration of the sea caves of the coast of Syracuse: the boat will go inside the caves allowing you to admire closely stalactites, stalagmites and coral formations.

If you are wondering what to do in Syracuse, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the Sicilian sea: this tour will offer you the opportunity, during a short stop, to swim in its crystal clear waters and breathe the sea breeze, while admiring the beautiful coasts of eastern Sicily.

Departure & Return Location

Ortygia – Foro Vittorio Emanuele II (Google Map)

Syracuse – Via G. Maielli 4 (Google Map)


Departure Time

Every hour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Price Includes

  • Guided tour with a skipper speaking Italian and English
  • VAT

Price Excludes

  • Admission fees
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Transfer from/to the hotel (option)
  • Food and beverages (that you can buy on board)
  • Anything not included in "Price Includes”


  • Use comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Bottle of water
  • For those who want to swim it is recommended to wear swimsuit
What to Expect

You will observe Ortygia from the sea: a unique perspective; you will live an unforgettable experience through the exploration of marine caves; you will swim in the crystal clear water of Syracuse. 


Special Information

In order to respect the timetable of the tours, all the guests are invited to arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes in advance.

The captain could cancel the excursion on the basis of the weather conditions.

The tour is suitable for everybody. Please, read our “Terms and conditions”.



2Syracuse Bay

3Marine caves