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Dolphin watching - In search of dolphins in the Gulf of Catania provided by Marecamp

Dolphin watching - In search of dolphins in the Gulf of Catania

Dolphin watching - In search of dolphins in the Gulf of Catania
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€130.09
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95% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
18
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    18
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 120101P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Binoculars and cetacean recognition cards
  • Skipper and marine biologist on board
  • Informative briefing on cetaceans and the monitored area
  • Dinghy or motor boat or sailboat rental of 7.20 m or 11 m depending on the number of passengers (with safety equipment and life jackets for all passengers)
Exclusions
  • Shuttle Service
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Via Cardinale Dusmet, 10, 95121 Catania CT, Italy Depending on the number of participants and the weather and sea conditions, we start from: Pier of the Catania Nautical Club, Port of Catania (via Cardinale Dusmet, Catania); o Port of Aci Castello (Lungomare Scardamiano 1, Aci Castello, CT). Both are about 15 minutes away from each other by car.
  • Ports:
  • Catania
  • Aci Castello
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Binoculars and cetacean recognition cards
  • Skipper and marine biologist on board
  • Informative briefing on cetaceans and the monitored area
  • Dinghy or motor boat or sailboat rental of 7.20 m or 11 m depending on the number of passengers (with safety equipment and life jackets for all passengers)
Exclusions
  • Shuttle Service
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Via Cardinale Dusmet, 10, 95121 Catania CT, Italy Depending on the number of participants and the weather and sea conditions, we start from: Pier of the Catania Nautical Club, Port of Catania (via Cardinale Dusmet, Catania); o Port of Aci Castello (Lungomare Scardamiano 1, Aci Castello, CT). Both are about 15 minutes away from each other by car.
  • Ports:
  • Catania
  • Aci Castello
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 10 Aug 2021
A note from Dolphin watching - In search of dolphins in the Gulf of Catania
- Sanitization of vehicles at each embarkation - Spacing on board with reduction of available seats (one person per linear meter) - Pre-boarding thermoscanner - Use of masks and hand sanitizers - Preference to online payments - Preference to private tours - Vaccinated staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
43 reviews
Excellent
40
Very good
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flycva
Brussels, Belgium12 contributions
Jul 2020
Icredible experience! The dolphins in the Gulf of Catania are present in large groups and are beautiful, with nice colors. We observed the Stripped dolphins who socialised a couple of minutes with the boat. Just wonderful.
It can tae a long time to observe them, but when you see them, you immediately forget about the waiting/searching time.

The staff is very friendly and do all they can and take all the time needed to find the ceteceans.

When you do the trip in the afternoon, you can furthermore enjoy a beautiful sunset with the Etna in the background.

An adventure to recommend when going to Sicily!
Written 30 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NicoletteNL
Haarlem, The Netherlands4 contributions
Aug 2021
Lovely to see these beautiful creatures in their natural environment.

I really loved the idea of contributing to their preservation by booking this tour. Tour guide Clara explained things well and the skipper maneuvered through the waves comfortably.

We saw many dolphins. From a respectful distance, as we were guests in their habitat - well done!
Written 12 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

P. Taylor
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
A great experience! Warm, friendly people with respect for the environment and for their subject. We will never forget seeing the dolphins as well as the coastline from the sea (beautiful pink sky as we came back in!)
Thoroughly recommend this trip.
Written 18 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Judith W
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
We booked a private tour for 125 euros a person. Unfortunately we did not see any dolphins. The guide and the captain were really nice and showed us some special places at the coast. Everybody who gets aboard should know that it could just end in a little trip onto the water that might be garnished with sightings or not. Dolphins are wild animals and it is luck to see them. Everybody who books that trip I wish that luck, because seeing dolphins and whales in the wild is the best and a lifetime experience!
Written 17 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liesbet V
Leuven, Belgium6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This was an unforgettable experience! Thank you so much! Ecofriendly and warmhearted organisation! A must do!
Written 29 July 2019
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r0man161
Bratislava, Slovakia6 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
One of the best dolphin watching I've experienced. Very professional, safe and respectful to the nature. Before tour you get a briefing about the location and marine life of this area. We have seen plenty of dolphins during 2 hours boat cruise. Trip is suitable also for children. For my 9 years old daughter it was one of best experiences in her life.
I highly recommend this activity if you staying in Sicily.
Written 27 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erica B
76 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
I had the chance to join Marecamp excursion during my stay in Catania. The staff is very friendly and gave me plenty of informations about wildlife of the gulf. We spent two hours at golden hour spotting magnificent striped dolphin with and amazing view of the Etna in the background. One of the best experience I had in my life. You can't miss it!
Written 25 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ritchie R
Derby, UK48 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
An amazing experience and one to treasure on our final night in Sicily.

Clara at MoreCamp took my wife and I over what to expect whilst out on the Ionian Sea, she explained the water depth, types of dolphins and marine life which we may encounter, what to look out for in the distance as signs of wild dolphins or whales.

We opted for a private boat trip in the evening, during the day, June is very hot so we wanted to go out when it was cooler plus it gave us the opportunity to see Mount Etna at sunset, which from the coast was a lovely sight.

MoreCamp do offer groups, which is nice to do, but we wanted a quiet evening to see the marine life without other around, MoreCamp were happy to accommodate our request.

The sea was calm, hardly a ripple in the water and the temperature was around 26 degrees, so a lovely evening to be out looking for dolphins.
After some time, our helmsman slowed the boat down and navigated us towards the coast, then in the distance we say a flipper sink into the sea.

Excitement just hits you at that point, being able to see dolphins swimming in their waters is surreal, a magical moment and you are captured instantly by them.

Clara knew exactly what they were going to do and where they would be and it was difficult as amateur observers trying to keep up with the speed and activity of the dolphins. Lucky we had a good pilot who kept us where we needed to be to see the dolphins.

Sadly, due to falling light, we had to leave the dolphins so we could get safely back to harbour. It was sad to leave them but my wife loved the fast boat ride back.

it is advisable to video the dolphins rather than photo them as they are quick in the water and 95% of my photos were of sea.

Amazing experience, if you are in the Catania area, I would strongly recommend doing this.
Written 23 June 2019
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Fabianne W
9 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Kind and professional team that gives a lot of interesting information about their research and the dolphins that you can see.
We saw a group of striped dolphins with their calfs and the uncommon dolphin. The boat is small, so you're sure you always have a great view over the dolphins!
Written 16 June 2019
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h_hanka
1 contribution
May 2019 • Couples
We had a great time with MareCamp, the team was very helpful and kind and the scenery of the tour in the Gulf of Catania was beautiful. We enjoyed the company of a pod of striped dolphins during the tour. It was an amazing experience.
Written 26 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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54christianeh
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Great experience, exzellent Service, very professionell.
Prior to the trip all questions were answered professionally. During the trip they gave a Lot of Information about
Ecobear
Ecobear
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This is a must do!
This was a great trip, it is a small boat so you do need to book ahead but always check as they may have space avai
tvirag
tvirag
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Great experience
I had a great time with the Marecamp team, it was simply the best experience in my whole Sicily trip and also one o
gerda1994
gerda1994
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Marecamp Catania
Very kind stuff. A dream came true with this dolphin watching!Thank you very much Marecamp! Bringing towel, coat is
anja688
anja688
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Amazing experience
We booked the 5 hour full package and it was the best money I ever spent. Clara took us snorkling in the morning an
244lesley
244lesley
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Awesome Dolphin Watching Boat Trip
We are a family of five with 3 teenagers to entertain - no easy task! This trip made everybody happy! It was the be
Lizzy M
Lizzy M
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Unforgettable experience
We were so lucky to spot a big group of dolphins after just a few minutes and respectfully followed them until they
Melissa L
Melissa L
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Dolphins Catania
It was a great experience! Nice people, great food and we have seen a lot of dolphins. The dolphins swam really clo
Ivan K
Ivan K
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Very good for couples and families with kids
With MareCamp you have an ability to see one or several species of dolfins as they live in wild nature. The event i
Søren L
Søren L
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Great dolphin watch boat ride in Sicily
Had a great 2.5 hours on the sea with Mare Camp. Saw hundreds of dolphins jumping, playing and following our boat.
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