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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 2013
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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London, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Before going to San Vito lo Capo for our our 7 days stay to Piccolo Mondo we read in Tripadvisor about them and right from the first day I asked the owner, the kind mister Vito, to make a reservation for us. He called Mauro and set to go after 3 days when the weather was the best. We spent... More

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L.A. California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

If you want to avoid a dusty trek to the exquisite beaches in the Zingarro National Reserve, just head straight to the Port in San Vito Lo Capo and be greeted with warmth and enthusiasm by Susan and Mauro of the Hippocampus and be prepared for the best boat ride of your life. We had a most picture perfect day... More

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Unfortunately the day we chose to do our boat trip was the only cloudy day! However, it was still a great trip even though we didn't do any swimming. The hosts are brilliant and fascinating people and they know so much about the area. We very much enjoyed chatting about all sorts of things, including their lives which have been... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

One of the best ways to view the island. If you love boats then it's compeltely worth it. Wish the weather had been warmer so that we could have swam more in the Med. Also they offer incredible local food on the boat for free. Would definitely do it again. Also it was the best english I heard in Sicily.... More

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Frankfurt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We did a four hour trip with Susan and Mauro and absolutely loved it. Susan is an exquisite host, knows a lot about the history of the region and we felt very at home and comfortable on board. The weather was amazing and the whole trip sheer joy! The snorkeling was great fun and the little snacks provided in-between a... More

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Malta
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

As fellow travelers have pointed out, Mauro and Susan are the best! They are fantastic hosts willing to share their knowledge of the area. I read about them in Trip Advisor and emailed them immediately. We opted for the San Vito-Zingaro-Scopello afternoon excursion which took 4 hours. Their boat was easy to find and we were instantly made to feel... More

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Palamos, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

A reservation by telephone was easy and the parking directions impeccable. Susan has a delightful and very polished story to tell in both English and Italian about a host of sights that we encounter on our trip from San Vito lo Capo along the cliffs and coves of the Zingaro Reserve to the turn-around point at the tonnara of Scopello.... More

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