Sailing Adventure in Ortigia

Syracuse, Italy

Experience hosted by Salvatore

3.5 hours, Hosted in English and Italian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

We will cruise the waters of Siracusa Bay, enjoying the sights of Ortigia while I will tell you the past events of this old greek harbour.
We will lead to the Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio where we will stop for swimming, sorrounded by nature. We often meet dolphins and other sea creatures in this area.
While we will be sailing I would like you to help me trying your hand at ruddering Fiesta and trimming the sails with me, as part of the crew.
Then, if you like, we will celebrate the sunset with aperitif in the bay, having a delicious tasting of food and wines made by local farmers and producers. That is the best way to enjoy our sunset.
Be aware the route might be changed according to the weather conditions.
Other things to note
This experience is for everyone and it is an easy way to relax and, at the same time, live the sea for a day. This is also an environmentally friendly seaq experience.
We will cruise the waters of Siracusa Bay, enjoying the sights of Ortigia while I will tell you the past events of this old greek harbour.
We will lead to the Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio where we will stop for swimming, sorrounded by nature. We often meet dolphins and other sea creatures in this area.
While we will be sailing I would like you to help me trying your hand at ruddering Fiesta and trimming the sails with me, as p…

What's included

  • Food
    Food and wines tasting with local products made by farmers will be served o...
  • Equipment
    Diving mask, sunscreen and towels will be available for you

Meet your host, Salvatore

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 104 Reviews
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I love Sailing on classic boat and on this Tahiti Ketch, my "tiny ship". I love being on the sea sharing this experience with other people in such a unique place as Ortigia. I like my guest being Fiesta's crew learning and sharing about sailing, and relaxing at the same time.
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From ₹13,225
/ person
Sun, 8 Aug
₹13,225 per person
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
₹13,225 per person
Fri, 13 Aug
₹13,225 per person
₹13,225 per person
Sat, 14 Aug
₹15,869 per person
₹15,869 per person

Where you'll be

We will discover some sights of Siracusa coastline. We will sail in the bay and within the Plemmirio marine sanctuary. We will also moor in front of the Maniace Castle.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 104 reviews.

Sarah
July 2021
This was a wonderful experience! Everything you want when you think of Sicily. Salvatore was extremely kind, did everything himself including serving an incredible lunch. Beautiful boat, beautiful coastline, and great food +company. Can’t recommend highly enough.
This was a wonderful experience! Everything you want when you think of Sicily. Salvatore was extremely kind, did everything himself including serving an incredible lunch. Beautiful…
Leila
July 2021
Do yourself a favor and book this experience, it was the best thing we did in Ortigia! Salvo is a champion of hospitality, we felt so welcome on the boat, a vintage Tahiti Ketch. We sailed beyond the harbor and swam in lovely warm turquoise waters. Later we docked near the Maniace castle and swam in contrasting colder waters (great for the heat!), and then had a “sunset picnic” on deck, with an assortment of local treats. Thank you Salvo!!
Do yourself a favor and book this experience, it was the best thing we did in Ortigia! Salvo is a champion of hospitality, we felt so welcome on the boat, a vintage Tahiti Ketch.…
Krista
July 2021
My family had a beautiful time! My son learned about sailing. We swam in a gorgeous blue sea. Sal was the best host.
Luca
July 2021
We enjoyed a wonderful day on the water! Salvo did an amazing job telling us about the history of Ortigia, involving us into sailing his beautiful boat, and he even made sure we could bring our baby daughter with us. The local food and wine he served was delicious. We loved every minute of the experience!
We enjoyed a wonderful day on the water! Salvo did an amazing job telling us about the history of Ortigia, involving us into sailing his beautiful boat, and he even made sure we co…
Paola
July 2021
Un'esperienza assolutamente perfetta. Salvatore ci ha accolti sulla sua meravigliosa barca curando ogni minimo dettaglio. I bambini hanno vissuto delle ore che non dimenticheranno. Luoghi incantevoli, cibo delizioso, racconti preziosi di mare e di vita.
Un'esperienza assolutamente perfetta. Salvatore ci ha accolti sulla sua meravigliosa barca curando ogni minimo dettaglio. I bambini hanno vissuto delle ore che non dimenticheranno.…
Jerome
July 2021
The best thing you can ever do when in Siracusa. Sailing with Salvo on his Tahiti Ketch from 1922 was an absolute treat. Without even talking about the wine and oysters, very thoughtfully chosen and delightful, it was a true travel in time in the peaceful waters of Siracusa...
The best thing you can ever do when in Siracusa. Sailing with Salvo on his Tahiti Ketch from 1922 was an absolute treat. Without even talking about the wine and oysters, very thoug…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 5 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.