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.
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.
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.
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.
The boat trips from Catania will end to the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon.
English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Round trip by A/C van or bus
Boat trip to Taormina and Isola Bella
Live commentary on board
Treats and bottled water on board of the bus
Discover Messina Travel Assistance
Food and drinks
Any Private Expenses
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
What is not being specified in “Included in the price”
Sunscreen, comforatble shoes and thin clothing, swimsuit and towel, and a hat.
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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Booking with payment by bank transfer or online.
Only for private tours, the following supplements are expected:
From 1 to 3 participants: 300 euros/tour;
From 4 to 15 participants: individual standard fee + 30% of it.
Discover Messina Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour, not later than seven days before the chosen date, only in case of failure to achieve a number of 4 participants. In that case we will refund the complete amount within 24 hours from the notification of cancellation communicated by e- mail.
In case of annulment of the excursion by the customer not later than 24 hours previous to the chosen date for the tour the entire amount will be refunded.
If the tour will be annulled 24 hours before the date of the excursion to the customer it will be deducted 30% of the amount.
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