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“Fantastic trip and great hosts”

Hippocampus Sea Services
Ranked #1 of 31 Tours in San Vito lo Capo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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
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.

Thank Rich M
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Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

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 small boat but that just enhances the great experience. After snorkling at nice Cala's Susan prepared some local snacks which where delightfull. They also explained what every tower, mountain, cave or Tuna Fishery was or is. They really know their stuff!

We immidiately bonded over the fact that they had lived near my hometown Schinnen, The Netherlands. What a small world after all! For my fellow Dutchies: They don't speak Dutch but they can understand most of it.

Mauro, Susan, thanks for this awesome day. It was very nice to talk to someone in English and above all it was a very pleasant getting to know you.

PS. I'm not able to pick up my towel, thanks for dropping it of though!

1  Thank Merijn H
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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 beyond their ways to be kind with kids and have them enjoy the experience. They lend you snorkelling equipment and life jackets to swim if you need them. It's the perfect experience for families with kids. It is also a great time for couples since they bring you to very romantic and cozy beaches like the "Lovers' cave". Awesome experience and service, I totally recommend it!

Maurice

2  Thank Maurice_le_Sicilien
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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 ring or wait at the harbour for them to come in and book there (morning trip gets back around 1.30pm local time).
This trip is a must if you are staying in the area.

Thank Mary21021955
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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 for a Monaco-style super-yacht then this isn't it). But there is space, and shade at the back, and a toilet, which is really all you need. We were on the half-day trip, which includes two swimming stops with snacks - at the first stop, an array of local sweets and biscuits materialised with some good coffee, and at the second, local cheese, olives, breads and wine. There was also no issue with us bringing our own supplies of beer and wine on board either. Susan will provide a running commentary of historical facts and trivia as you putter along the coast, which adds another dimension to this part of the island that we all found quite fascinating as well. For the price we paid, I think this is probably one of the best boat trips I've done like this, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hippocampus to anybody looking for something like this.

Thank Wandering_Saffa
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