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Catania Sailing Vibes

Catania, Italy

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Experience hosted by Ivan

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

This is a sailing adventure focused on respect for nature, sustainable lifestyle and knowledge of navigation. An exciting sport activity, rich of new experiences and discoveries. The sailboat is fully equipped and meets all the standards of comfort and safety. First we meet 15 minutes before the boat tour, generally at the Caffe del Porto. Once embarked, we begin by introducing you to the bases of sailing, winds and the ocean. Set sail from the Club Nautico Catania, we open the sail and begin to cruise along the volcanic coast of Catania going with the winds, on the horizon we will see the Island of the Cyclops, the place where Etna was born.
All the members of the tour will help to steer, to manage the sail and to sport activities. In the meantime you will learn the sailing techniques on board we prepare the aperitif. So let's the party starts and altogether we cheers with a glass of prosecco or white wine. Last but not least, you will have the opportunity to bath or to swim near the Grotta di Ulisse or the Riviera dei Ciclopi.
This is a perfect first experience on a sailboat because in 3 hours you enjoy the vibe of the sail that allow you to decide to return for a longer experience, even the next day.
Other things to note
All'inizio del tour sarai registrato nella "lista dell'equipaggio" riempiendo un breve modello della nostra società. ID o passaporto è richiesto a bordo.
This is a sailing adventure focused on respect for nature, sustainable lifestyle and knowledge of navigation. An exciting sport activity, rich of new experiences and discoveries. The sailboat is fully equipped and meets all the standards of comfort and safety. First we meet 15 minutes before the boat tour, generally at the Caffe del Porto. Once embarked, we begin by introducing you to the bases of sailing, winds and the ocean. Set sail from the C…

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What's included

  • Food
    Aperitivi tipici sicilian
  • Drinks
    Prosecco and Water
From $72
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ivan

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 370 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are a group of friends, passionate skippers and boat owners. Ivan B, Ivan M, Petry, Andrea , Gianluca. Since 15 years ago, Ivan has been receiving foreign friends he met during his travels around the world in Catania. In 2011 we started organizing sailing events to discover Catania from the sea, to support slow and sustainable tourism and to have fun and share Sicilian culture with international people. In 2 months we became "Airbnb Sicily's Top Experience".
Now new people share the same interests with us and together we are promoting Catania as a sailing destination and a city to enjoy the sea. Our motto is Sicilian Sail: "Soul Vibes in Party Tides"
We are a group of friends, passionate skippers and boat owners. Ivan B, Ivan M, Petry, Andrea , Gianluca. Since 15 years ago, Ivan has been receiving foreign friends he met during his travels around the world in Catania. In 2011 we started organizing sailing events to discover Catania from the sea, to support slow and sustainable tourism and to have fun and share Sicilian culture with international people. In 2 months we became "Airbnb Sicily's Top Experience".
Now new people share the same…
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Where you'll be

We will see Etna from the sea, sailing along the Riviera dei Ciclopi, we will swim in front of Ulysses' cave. If you choose the lunch time, besides the aperitif, we will prepare the pasta on board. If you choose evening sailing you will enjoy the enchanting sunset behind the Dome of the Cathedral of Catania.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 370 reviews.

Nikos
October 2020
We had a great trip and enjoyed the stories and background information and the delicious food! The trip was very relaxed and we felt always safe around Ivan and his colleague. I can definitely recommend to anyone who wants to escape the mainland and have a good mix of relaxing and enjoying the sea.
We had a great trip and enjoyed the stories and background information and the delicious food! The trip was very relaxed and we felt always safe around Ivan and his colleague. I c…
Michael
October 2020
Had a great time with Ivan. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who is in Catania. It was a very relaxing atmosphere and the views were stunning
Regina
September 2020
die Tour kann ich wärmstens empfehlen. es hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht . Wir haben viel über die Stadt erfahren und haben uns für verstanden . Besonders hervorheben möchten wir das tolle Essen . Frisches Brot , tolles Gemüse und Mozzarella&Tomate. Danke Ivan und Team
die Tour kann ich wärmstens empfehlen. es hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht . Wir haben viel über die Stadt erfahren und haben uns für verstanden . Besonders hervorheben möchten wir das t…
Isabelle
September 2020
Très chouette sortie en mer avec des hôtes aux petits soins, très attentionnés qui nous ont fait sentir comme des invités de marque ! Le petit plus avec les échanges, la conversation et les tips pour la suite de notre séjour à Catane. Vraiment cool !!
Très chouette sortie en mer avec des hôtes aux petits soins, très attentionnés qui nous ont fait sentir comme des invités de marque ! Le petit plus avec les échanges, la conversati…
Isabelle
September 2020
Ivan and Leticia were lovely, extremely attentive to us and we felt treated both like guests and like family. It’s a bit sad we didn’t get to do any actual sailing but I suppose we can’t control the wind. We only saw the Ulysses cave from afar as it’s dangerous to go closer.
Ivan and Leticia were lovely, extremely attentive to us and we felt treated both like guests and like family. It’s a bit sad we didn’t get to do any actual sailing but I suppose we…
Jemima
September 2020
I’d highly recommend this to anyone visiting Catania. We were only there for 3 days and this trip gave us a different taste of Catania and fantastic views of Etna. Food was delicious, swimming in the Med was glorious, Ivan was a real pleasure to be around. We’ll be back!
I’d highly recommend this to anyone visiting Catania. We were only there for 3 days and this trip gave us a different taste of Catania and fantastic views of Etna. Food was delicio…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

ID or Passport

Light Jacket