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Boat Excursion to Capo Zafferano & snorkel in Secca della Formica

Availability: every day
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Get the most out of your time in Palermo with a beautiful boat trip to explore its stunning coastline
  • Visit places such as Arco Azzurro (the "Light Blue Arch") and spot the lighthouse of Capo Zafferano
  • Stop for a for a swim or to snorkel in the turquoise water of Secca della Formica
What to expect

This tour starts from Marina of Villa Igiea at about 9.30 am in the morning and 3.30 pm in the afternoon. You'll sail in the direction of Capo Mongerbino and, after a while, you'll spot the famous Arco Azzurro ("Light Blue Arch").

The boat trip will then continue towards Capo Zafferano and will let you admire the lighthouse and the area just in front of it, which is called "the swimming pools" because of the protected and sunny internal bay that it encloses.

The tour will proceed in the direction of the Secca della Formica. The boat will stop at the edges of the sandbar, where you can enjoy some time for swimming and/or snorkelling and admire the colours and the inhabitants of this stunning sea. The Secca della Formica is an enchanting example of what submarine nature is able to generate and at the same time a silent witness of many shipwrecks and lost human lives.

A fascinating and unmissable experience if you're going to spend your holidays in the beautiful Palermo!

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What's included
  • guidance during the tour
  • swim/snorkelling stop at Secca della Formica
  • snorkelling gear
  • welcome drink
What's not included
  • gratuities (optional)
  • transportation to the meeting point

Porto Acquasanta, Piazza Marina, 90100 Palermo, Italy

Meeting point:

Show tour voucher to the boat crew of Mini Crociere in Barca in Marina di Villa Igiea.

What to remember
  • Remember to bring a towel, swimming gear and sunscreen
  • In case of a windy day some boat movements can occur. Please keep that in mind if you suffer from sea sickness
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  • every day from April to end October
  • at 9.30 am and 3.30 pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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