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  • sicily boat trips
  • Boat trips from catania
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Boat trips from Catania to Taormina Isola Bella and Blue Grotto

(1 Review)
  • 7 Hours
  • Min People: 4 Private Tour
  • Pick-up / Drop-off: Cruise port or accommodation
  • Apr 15’ - Oct 30'
  • Max People : 15 Private Tour
  • Return to port on time 100% guarantee

Are you looking for boat trips from Catania? This boat trip is among our Sicily shore excursions from Catania, available if you are an independent traveler or a cruise ship passenger. Our boat trips from Catania to Taormina and Isola Bella are the perfect combination to enjoy nature and culture, in the most popular landmark of Sicily: Taormina!

From Catania we will reach by bus the tiny port of the Bay of Naxos, and here our local and friendly tour guide will take you on a 2-hour Isola Bella boat tour, facing the natural rocky coastline, visiting beautiful caves such as the famous Blue Grotto, and the highlight of the tour: Isola Bella. Sailing along the bay of Taormina you will appreciate a spectacular view of Mt. Etna from the sea. A short stop will let you dive into the fresh blue Ionian Sea.

Back onshore, the tour will continue with an interesting walking tour in Corso Umberto, in the historical city center of Taormina: here you can experience a dreamy atmosphere among tiny streets, local ceramics and handicraft shops, exclusive fashion stores and jewelry, and Sicilian restaurants to appreciate the local cookery. Enjoy the monumental heritage of Taormina and get fascinated by the attractive views from the panoramic balcony in Belvedere Square.

Why book with us
  • No-hassle best price guarantee
  • Minivan enabled for people with special needs on request
  • Professional & local tour guides
  • Certified tour operator
  • Small-medium tours, Higher quality
  • Full refund within 24 h before the departure
  • Customer care available 24/7
  • Support information on WhatsApp before the tour
  • Unique Tours & Activities, best experience
  • Free Travel Insureance
Itinerary

Boat trips from Catania Cruise Port: pick-up and departure

The departure of boat trips from Catania starts from Catania Cruise Port or from Catania Airport “Fontanarossa”. On request, departure from your accommodation located in Catania area.

Isola Bella

After a journey of about one hour by van, you will reach the first destination of this day-trip, which is the port of Giardini Naxos, just underneath the town of Taormina. Here you will embark on a motorboat that will take you to the discovery of the coastline of Taormina and its natural beauty, made by crystal water, of the Blue Grotto and of the amazing Isola Bella, a rocky islet connected with the beach by a tiny sand line. After a refreshing swim and a tasting you will be back at the port of Giardini Naxos and you will leave to Taormina.

Taormina

After the boat trip, in less than 10 minutes you will arrive to the beautiful Taormina, where you will enjoy your free time walking along Corso Umberto or “eating local” at one of the many typical and cozy restaurants of the pedestrian area. Your tour guide will be happy to suggest you the best spots where to try the famous Sicilian food as arancino, cannolo and a fresh granita, or the most interesting historical attractions of Taormina, such as the Greek-Roman Theatre, the ancient churches, the panoramic point or the peaceful public garden.

Return to Catania Cruise Port

The boat trips from Catania will end to the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon.

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Pick-up / Drop-off

Languages offered

English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian

Price Includes

Round trip by A/C van or bus 

Professional guide

Boat trip to Taormina and Isola Bella

Live commentary on board

Treats and bottled water on board of the bus 

Discover Messina Travel Assistance

Liability Insurance

Price excludes

Gratuities (optional) 

Food and drinks 

Any Private Expenses

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

What is not being specified in “Included in the price”

What to bring

Sunscreen, comforatble shoes and thin clothing, swimsuit and towel, and a hat. 

Private tour option

If you book this excursion as private for a group of maximum 6 people, you will be comfortably transported by our luxury car. Please, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with further information.

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FAQ

How long the tour by boat lasts?

The tour by boat has a duration of almost 2 hours.

Can we swim during the boat tour?

Yes, you can swim during a short stop that the boat will do during the tour.

Are there changing rooms available?

No, there are no changing rooms available. We suggest you bring light clothes that you can wear above your swimsuit.

Is lunch included during the tour?

No, the lunch is not included in the price of the tour. There is included only tasting on the board of the boat. Your tour leader will give you the best suggestions to have lunch in your free time in Taormina.

Once in Taormina, will there be a guided walking tour?

No, once in Taormina your tour leader will take you to the Greek Theater and will give you the entrance tickets. Then you will have free time. You will meet again your tour leader at the meeting point to go back to the starting point.

Is the boat trip before or after the visit to Taormina?

The order of the visits may change due to weather conditions and/or planning reasons.

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Carolina

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Great trip combining all the great things to do out of Catania, Sicily

We were a group of 8 cruisers who wanted to see Taormina, but wanted something else to add to the trip. I saw this tour and booked it. Our guide, Mariarita was wonderful. She was right on time and whisked us off the to the BEST bus we ever had for a group of 8…huge, wonderful A/C, wi-fi! Our feet were a bit tired from other ports, so the thought of a two-plus hour boat ride with options for swimming seemed great. The boat was very nice and they served us delicious fresh fruit and local wine. After we left the boat, we went to Taormina. Those who wanted a tour with our guide did so, and others just met her at a designated return spot. We asked her if we could also see Castlemola if we spent a little less time at other sites. She was very accomodating and even scheduled a wine tasting for us there on the spur of the moment. Great guide, wonderful price

June 9, 2019
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