Sailing Adventure in Ortigia

Syracuse, Italy

Experience hosted by Salvatore

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. 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
  • 126 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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$243 per person
Join 2 other guests
$243 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 4.98 out of 5 from 126 reviews.

Nicholas
September 2021
When you're reading these reviews and wondering if the experience is truly worth it, wonder no longer. Salvo gave us one of the best experiences of our vacation. The boat, beautiful. The sailing, fun and memorable. The food, absolutely delicious. By the end we truly felt like we had made a new friend. This will be one to remember.
Caitlin
September 2021
Salvo was a wonderful host! His boat is lovely and he provides you with lots of drinks and snacks to make the experience even more enjoyable. You learn a lot about sailing and even get to help him with the boat! We stopped at a lovely place for an ocean swim and watched the sunset and the apertivi were so good that we were full for dinner. Highly recommend!
Cosmin
September 2021
We had a really great few hours with Salvo - everything from views and conversation to food and attention to detail was perfect
Neil
September 2021
Our sailing trip with Salvo, aboard his beautiful wooden two mast ketch, was absolutely wonderful. Salvo is a gracious and delightful host who made us feel like we were with a friend. He provided us with the opportunity to assist in maneuvering the boat as we navigated out of the harbor. After a delightful swim in the Ionian Sea, Salvo laid out a magnificent spread of food, an extraordinary on-board Sicilian aperitivo complete with a chilled bottle of local white wine. The entire experience was uniquely special. We will remember this adventure with Salvo as one of the top highlights of our month long stay in Siracusa.
Anthony
September 2021
C'était une expérience magique dans la baie de Syracuse. Le voilier est magnifique, Salvio est très prévenant, sympathique et sincère. Il initie un peu à la navigation, permet de se baigner dans des endroits inaccessibles, organise l'apéro, le dîner avec d'excellents produits. Tout est inoubliable jusqu'au dîner en face du château d'Ortigia à la nuit tombée.
Charlotte
August 2021
We had a wonderful experience with Salvo! He’s an amazing host and the boat and experience is magical! It’s more beautiful than a film set! Also, the food and drinks were far better than expected. All local and organic :) Thank you so much Salvo, we’ll be back when we’re in Siracusa! Tip for families (like us): book the private tour!

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  • Thu, 4 Nov
    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $243 per person

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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.