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Small-group Taormina Coastline and Isola Bella Boat Tour

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    Pass By: Isola Bella, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    Isola Bella is a small island near Taormina, Sicily, southern Italy. Also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, it is located within a small bay on the Ionian Sea; it was a private property owned by Florence Trevelyan until 1990, when it was bought by the Region of Sicily, being turned into a nature reserve, administrated by the Italian branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature. There is a narrow path that often connects the island to the mainland beach. The island is surrounded by sea grottos and has a small and rather rocky beach which is a popular destination for sunbathers.

    Pass By: Port of Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy

    During the boat tour you will pass by the village of Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily.

    From the bay of Giardini Naxos you will enjoy an amazing view of Mt. Etna.

    Pass By: 98037 Letojanni, Province of Messina, Italy

    During the tour you will pass by the fishermen village of Letojanni.

    Pass By: Piazza IX Aprile, Piazza 9 Aprile, 6, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    From the boat you will see Taormina's beautiful promenade and its Small square, Piazza IX Aprile.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    98039 Taormina, Province of Messina, Italy
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 2 hour boat tour
    • Water, soft drinks on board
    • Fresh fish lunch, drinks included: 1/2 liter of mineral water and 1/2 liter of local wine
    • Skipper
    Exclusions
    • Personal expenses and extra drinks
    • Transportation service
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The tour is subject to cancellation in case of adverse weather or sea conditions
    • Vegetarian menu available when requested at the time of booking
    • Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance
    • Please note that this tour is not suitable for people with impaired mobility
    • Only in English to enhance the quality of the experience
    • Clients are required to be at meeting point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time
    • Please note that the tour leader is not a certified local guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A fabulous day on a small boat ( 10 of us) exploring around the coast and rock formations at Isola Bella. Went into the Blue Cave which was gorgeous. Several opportunities to jump in and enjoy the crystal clear cool water and enjoy a fruit treat on board. A wonderful relaxing
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    The boat ride was excellent viewing along the coast and into Grottos. The tour went out at 9.30am as planned even though there was only my husband and I booked. Delicious lunch followed
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    Response from VitaGranata, Guest Relations Manager at Small-group Taormina Coastline and Isola Bella Boat Tour
    Responded 19 Sep 2019
    Dear Alison, thank you for your nice comment. We are glad you enjoyed our boat tour and the lunch and hope to have you back soon in one of our tours. Best regards, Vita Best regards from Taormina, Vita
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    The boat was as expected small, intimate and relaxing. Lovely to have a small group on a boat trip which made it spectacular. Our skipper was lovely, very welcoming, very informative and came across as a lovely guide. The food for lunch included in the price was amazing, the
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    Response from VitaGranata, Guest Relations Manager at Small-group Taormina Coastline and Isola Bella Boat Tour
    Responded 8 Jun 2019
    Dear Stuart, thank you for your comment on the tour. We are glad you had a nice time and we hope to have you back on our tours soon. Best from Taormina, Vita
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    What a great time!!! I Think about this excursion every day. The staff was great, Vittore and crew where very personable and informative. Would not miss this. Most beautiful water I have ever been in
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    A great way to spend the day seeing the area from a different perspective. Personal stories, water lovely
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    goodbye-2016
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    81
    Blue Grotto Extravaganza
    A fabulous day on a small boat ( 10 of us) exploring around the coast and rock formations at Isola Bella. Went
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    Alison J
    21
    A wonderful way to experience Taormina
    The boat ride was excellent viewing along the coast and into Grottos. The tour went out at 9.30am as planned even
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    Michelle B
    21
    Boat trip and lunch
    Took a while to find boat and Simone due to being told two locations to meet.Trip itself very good and we were
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    Stuart A
    London, United Kingdom
    23
    Relaxing trip, great food
    The boat was as expected small, intimate and relaxing. Lovely to have a small group on a boat trip which made it
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    Joanne D
    Perth, Australia
    478
    Fantastic walking tour
    We had a great time so much information and the guides were amazing Great way to see Taormina and greek theatre
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    Mallers01
    Hawarden, United Kingdom
    8627
    Loved this
    Fantastic half day trip in a vintage Cinquecento. Followed the instructions and we were off. Easy to follow the
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    104PaulT
    Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
    418
    UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a great time!!! I Think about this excursion every day. The staff was great, Vittore and crew where very
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    CarolR651
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    116
    Nice break from on Land
    A great way to spend the day seeing the area from a different perspective. Personal stories, water lovely
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    Donna R
    25
    Our guide spoke some English but did not seem to comprehend it when spoken to,
    Our boat was full when we arrived because one of our group was late. Maybe because she said some back at one and
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    doc-socks-
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    22
    They don't honor reservations
    Don't use this group. I booked this tour weeks in advance and they cancelled less than 24 hours before with no
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    BennyF88
    Hod Hasharon, Israel
    10018
    Clearest sea water i have ever seen
    We were a group of 10, on a great boat trip. We explored the beautiful coastline, entered into some caves, where
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    Zoemarlo
    Brisbane, Australia
    6344
    Great trip
    The only way to see Mt Etna, so much fun and a great crew. We were imprressed with the professionalism and safety
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    Esther S
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    169
    An experience
    This tour was a different experience than just walking out on your own. We met outside a small office, and was
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    claessonstravel
    Stockholm, Sweden
    23647
    Absolutely fantastic!
    My friends and I had booked through airtours (swedish). The guide was Johana. This excursion was on her list. It
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    MaggieL385
    Dublin, Ireland
    187
    Beautiful coastline
    Great boat trip with my 17 year old son. We explored the beautiful coastline, were brought in to a few caves. The
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