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Ortigia SUP Experience

Syracuse, Italy

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Experience hosted by Ivan

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

We will meet at "Circolo della Vela Lakkios" where, after a brief presentation, we will discover the equipment that we will use and how to manage the SUP in total safety. Depending by the weather conditions we will discover the north or south coast of the island of Ortigia. We will see breathtaking places like "Rive Bianche", the grand Castello Maniace, the fresh water of "Aretusa source", the Marine Reserve of Plemmirio, we will admire from the open sea the island of Ortigia.
Other things to note
Don't worry about the "level of physical activity", the tour will be measured according to the needs and wishes of the guest. Timetables can be PERFECTLY MOBILE from 9.00 to 20.00.
We will meet at "Circolo della Vela Lakkios" where, after a brief presentation, we will discover the equipment that we will use and how to manage the SUP in total safety. Depending by the weather conditions we will discover the north or south coast of the island of Ortigia. We will see breathtaking places like "Rive Bianche", the grand Castello Maniace, the fresh water of "Aretusa source", the Marine Reserve of Plemmirio, we will admire from the…

Ivan's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    - SUP Board
    - Paddle
    - Leash
    - Life Jacket
From $49
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ivan

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 14 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been practicing the sport of sailing since the age of six. I have a very rich curriculum of important national and world results, I am a sailor and professional instructor of the Italian Sailing Federation registered in the register (n ° 2762) and ISA (International Surfing Association) / FISW Surf & Sup. For 10 years I have been instructor, coach and team building coach. I have a degree in "Economics and Management", I manage the "Circolo della Vela Lakkios" and practice Sup and Surf as a passion.
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Where you'll be

We will go to admire the rocky coast of Syracuse, making a brief stop on a "secret white beach" accessible only from the sea, we will admire the Maniace Castle (one of the most important monuments of the Swabian period in Syracuse and one of the most famous castle of the second century), the Minareto beach, the White Coast of the Marine Protected area. Etc. etc...

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Jennifer
November 2020
This is a magical way to experience the beauty of Ortigia. Ivan and team make it easy to get out on the water, whether you are a beginner or seasoned SUPer. Great easy to find location, well set up, high quality boards and personable, friendly team. One of my highlights on my month long stay in Ortigia!
This is a magical way to experience the beauty of Ortigia. Ivan and team make it easy to get out on the water, whether you are a beginner or seasoned SUPer. Great easy to find loc…
Kate
November 2020
We didn’t meet with Ivan, but with his colleague Guilio. I appreciate he took a few pictures for us, but otherwise was a bit underwhelming and definitely something we could have done on our own by renting the boards directly. It is definitely beautiful to get out on the water though!
We didn’t meet with Ivan, but with his colleague Guilio. I appreciate he took a few pictures for us, but otherwise was a bit underwhelming and definitely something we could have do…
Thomas
July 2020
Our SUP trip was a great experience. We were a small group and went the whole way around the island of La Ortigia, stopped at a small beach to have a short break and swim, and paddled to a river with an unexpected and nice landscape. Giulio, our awesome guide of the tour, provided us not only with details about La Ortigia, but also gave us valuable advice on how to improve our SUP skills, and made sure that we had a good time and enjoyed the trip. He also took pictures which we received afterwards. Definitely an experience worth recommending!
Our SUP trip was a great experience. We were a small group and went the whole way around the island of La Ortigia, stopped at a small beach to have a short break and swim, and padd…
Sara
August 2019
Such an amazing experience! Ivan is the kind of person with a big heart and patience ,and you will feel very quickly at ease. It was my first time paddling and I felt comfortable thanks to his clear explanation and the fact that he would check on me every now and then. Highly recommanded.
Such an amazing experience! Ivan is the kind of person with a big heart and patience ,and you will feel very quickly at ease. It was my first time paddling and I felt comfortable t…
Alan
August 2019
Ivan was a really genuine person. Very subdued demeanor and great at keeping novices like us calm in the water which can be rough at times. Afterwards he offered us a beer and a cigarette, and made excellent local recommendations. Even went as far as getting us into a popular restaurant in the area. I highly recommend booking with him. Thanks again Ivan :)
Ivan was a really genuine person. Very subdued demeanor and great at keeping novices like us calm in the water which can be rough at times. Afterwards he offered us a beer and a ci…
Yana
August 2019
Ivan is a very nice and responsive host of the event - he tries to make the event comfortable for participants as much as possible! Highly recommend to visiting!

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunglasses

Sun hat