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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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Aurora
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We spent a wonderful day with Mauro and Susan, it was the third day out on the water during our 17 days in Sicily and this was far and away the best trip. Incredible scenery, knowledgeable hosts, and a very clean well maintained, seaworthy boat. Snorkeling and swimming were fantastic. We went out for the entire day and visited the... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The owners are very nice. You can learn from them a lot about the local history. During the trip we could not only enjoy beautiful views, but also we tried snorkeling when stopping at the bays in Riservo Naturale dello Zingaro.

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Wilmslow
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There are plenty of agencies offering boat trips to the Zingaro National Park, but I would highly recommend this one. Susan & Mauro were great hosts. Susan is English but speaks fluent Italian, so gave a personalised commentary throughout the trip. This is a small boat taking a maximum of 12 people, so it is much more personal than some... More

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Strasbourg, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had such a great day on this boat trip, Susan and Mauro are fantastic hosts and very knowledgeable about the area. The size of the group was really nice, we saw a lot of other boats with people crammed on like sardines, but here we had space to spread out. The Sicilian pastries were delicious, the wine and savoury... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great adventure and experience of the Sicilian Coast. Susan and Mauro were excellent hosts and Susan's knowledge of the area was second to none. Fantastic value for money and can't wait to make a return trip with my wife and family.

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Maastricht, Nederland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

First off my compliments to Mauro and Susan for their personal approach. Because I was traveling alone I was worried about this tour, Sicilians barely speak English. Luckely for me Susan is English and she really took care of me. Mauro speaks it as well. The tour is beautiful and they take you to very nice places. It is a... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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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7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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