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Hippocampus Sea Services

Via Faro, | Porticciolo Turistico, 91010 San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 6125140
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: We are happy to welcome you to one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Italy. This area offers the authentic colours and fragrances of the... more » Owner description: We are happy to welcome you to one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Italy. This area offers the authentic colours and fragrances of the Mediterranean and we hope you will choose to enjoy and admire some of the most beautiful spots along the coast on our boat.Our excursions go to the splendid bays of the Zingaro Reserve and the “ faraglioni” of Scopello, or the Monte Cofano Reserve and the splendid coves in the Golfo di Macari.The boat can carry up Benvenuti a San Vito Lo Capo da Hippocampus Sea Services.to 12 passengers and during the excursions at least two stops of about 45 minutes are made so you can enjoy a swim in the marvellous crystal-clear waters or just relax and try some of the delicious local products « less
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Susan and Mauro are exceptional in making you enjoy the ride while you bathe in the beauty of Lo Zingaro Natural reserve. The boat is big and comfortable, and they try their best to make you feel home and welcomed. They show you and tell the story of every mountain and sea relic you see during the tour. They go... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Booked this trip on the back of the reviews and they were exactly right! The trip along the coast of Zingaro reserve is not to be missed. Susan and Mauro are perfect hosts, full off information with a very friendly touch. The snacks provided were perfect and the whole trip was excellent. This year to book you need to either... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Six of us on a trip to Sicily decided to spend an afternoon on the water, and decided on Hippocampus as we wanted to rent an entire boat privately - we were not disappointed. Run by a husband (Mauro, Italian, with perfect English) and wife (Susan, British, with perfect Italian) team, the boat is nothing particularly fancy (if you're looking... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Trip along the coast of the Zingaro nature reserve. Two stops to swim with the fish. Really friendly personal service and Susan speaks English. So called "snacks" included in the price were more than enough for a filling lunch. The boat is spotlessly clean and well organised and small enough for the experience to be personal. The other boats we... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Lovely day out for the family. Bargain price that includes some tasty local snacks. Susan tells you all the local knowledge and more. They really do go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Going on a boat trip with Mauro and Susan is the best thing that you can do while in the San Vito Lo Capo area. We loved it so much, that after one trip we returned on the next day ;-) Great memories from Sicily! Thanks for everything Mauro and Susan!

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Reason to take this boat excursion is two-fold: First, Susan and Mauro are realy great! The are fun and very kind. Great host and hostess. The boat is very nice, well kept up! I like that they limit the tour to 12 people so the experience is much more intimate. They both speak english. I was traveling with 5 others... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Pure pleasure: 1st class service, lovely people (Susan & Mauro), tasty snacks, great local wine and sweets, cozy Hippocampus, amazing views and coastline, very comfortable boat trip, excellent day out. I highly recommend it!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This tour was simply amazing. Susan was just wonderful. The sites you will visit are amazing, plenty of time to swim, nice snacks.... We just loved it. Favorite part of our stay.

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Hertford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I was a bit sceptical at first, but that feeling soon dissolved away the minute my family stepped on board. Susan was a fantastic host, lots of fun, and very English! Smoothest boat ride, no hassle, the views were spectacular, and the snacks were very tasty. Amazing atmosphere on such a small boat. Hope to see you both soon, lots... More

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