Boat excursion with aperitif and snorkeling: few moments to fish in Syracuse

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The best way to get to know the sea of ​​Syracuse is to book a excursion by boat with an aperitif and snorkelling.A few moments to fish” you will think between a fresh typical local aperitif and an exploration of the seabed in snorkeling.

For this itinerary, departing from the Port of Ognina or from the Port of Syracuse, the expected duration is 2 hours. In fact, there will be few moments to fish but intense.

Would you like to participate in “trolling” alternating between relaxation and adventure? 

Boat excursion with aperitif and snorkeling: want to fish

The boat trip with a typical local aperitif and snorkeling relaxes and regenerates. After admiring the living wonders of the Syracusan seabed with snorkeling, the desire to fish inevitably rises.

Navigating along the coasts of the protected marine area of ​​Plemmirio, you will find yourself in front of an incredible natural scenery. The cliffs overlooking the sea seem to act as guardians to a seabed populated by many species of fish including dolphins, tuna, amberjack, grouper.

Relax a bit as you enjoy the show with some refreshments. An unforgettable experience awaits you: ‘trolling‘ in which you can actively participate. An experience that will make your excursion unique…

The Fisherman is not the usual tourist

You don’t choose the boat trip with aperitif and snorkeling just to relax like any tourist. Pescaturismo was born from the meeting of two different worlds: fishing (made of effort and sweat) and tourism (made of relaxation and many breaks).

After you’ve sipped your drink and snorkelled to marvel at the wonders that pulsate beneath the water, you’ll feel an irresistible urge. That of fishing alongside those who have always done it. You will have few moments to fish in the two hour excursion, but they will be intense. After all, you have always been a lover of active holidays .

In Sicily, fishing tourism is regulated by the Regional Law n.9/2019. According to this rule, the tourist who chooses Pescaturismo has many opportunities.

You can observe and learn about the long tradition of seafaring activities, taste the freshly cooked fish, reach isolated and hidden coves. It can also participate as a protagonist in traditional fishing trips.

The fisherman must hold a regular fishing tourism license. He can show the tourist not only the characteristic places of the local coastline but also the nautical chart to describe the itinerary and the use of on-board equipment.

Boat excursion with aperitif and snorkeling: ‘trolling’ fishing

Tourists involved in fishing are assisted by a boatmaster and a sailor.

The highlight of the boat excursion with aperitif and snorkeling has arrived. The fascination of hauling the nets, the wait to see the catch emerge are unique emotions granted to the fisherman.

There are so many fishing techniques: trolling, flyer, netting, hook-and-line, and offshore fishing.

Trolling is the most common fishery practiced in the southeastern coastal strip of Sicily. It takes place below the coast. It consists of trolling a bait in such a way as to stimulate the aggressiveness of predators. 

The best time for trolling is from March to November if you want to fish for certain fish species (mackerel, skipjack, sea bass, tuna mackerel, dolphinfish, walleye). 

Few moments to fish but intense. And, in the end, it is better that way. 

The fisherman is a ‘hunter’ by necessity. While he values the tradition of fishing, he also educates to respect the environment and protect species.


The photographs within this hike/article, were not taken during one of our hikes, but are used for informational purposes only