Water activity

Catania, Isole Ciclopi: Snorkeling Trip

4.7 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Etna and Sea Excursion

Catania, Isole Ciclopi: Snorkeling Trip

Activity provider: Etna and Sea Excursion

From US$ 47.28 per person

Snorkel amongst the marvelous lava formations in the Gulf of Catania and the enchanting protected marine area of Isole Ciclopi (Aci Castello).

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Duration 3 hours
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Italian, English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Snorkel in the incredible underwater volcanic scenery of Aci Castello
  • Witness the colorful sea life in the protected marine area of Isole Ciclopi
  • Admire the stunning columnar basalt formations and lava floes
Full description
Meet your guide in Aci castello. Here you will find various diving spots suitable for snorkeling and easily accessible directly from the coast or by boat. Equip yourself with snorkeling gear that suits your needs in order to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Begin your underwater adventure and marvel at incredible volcanic formations including columnar basalts, flush lavas, and submarine cushion lava beds. Marvel at the colorful flora and marine fauna, learning about the incredible wildlife from your expert marine biologist guide.
  • Multilingual tour leader / guide GAE
  • Snorkeling equipment rental
  • Dive guide

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 33 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    Beautiful snorkelling with a lovely guide Andrea, very knowledgeable about the marine life in the area. The booking was slightly confusing as on their site it says "meet your guide in catania and drive along the rocky volcanic coast of Aci Castello" however we had to meet them there which did add €25 onto the trip for a taxi (no reliable buses at that time of the morning.) The fish were lovely, and Andrea was very patient with me as I'm not the most confident in the water (he gave me a life vest for peace of mind, though the wet suits are very buoyant so I probably needn't have worried.) We snorkelled straight off the marina and there was plenty to see just there, we probably spent 1.5 hours in the water though it felt like a lot less as it was so pretty. We also got 10% off on their etna trip as we did two, and that was great too :)

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    May 22, 2022

    The guides were very accommodating and kind. Snacks were provided on the boat and it went over half an hour longer than planned. So you have taken the necessary time so that everyone gets their money's worth. I especially enjoyed snorkeling with the dive guide. It was a very nice and recommendable experience!

    August 7, 2021

    August 3, 2022

    Product ID: 215823