Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and, without a doubt, the most historically eventful. Rugged and beautiful, it is an island of wildflower-strewn meadows, sun-drenched bays, and moonscape-like highlands. Bounded by the clear, warm waters of the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas, Sicily holds the ancient ruins of 12 civilizations and the tallest active volcano in Europe.
In Sicily, we’ll paddle in the Ionian waters of Odysseus, Homer’s epic hero, kayak into picture-perfect villages, along fortress walls of ancient cities and land in sandy coves as we explore Sicily’s legendary eastern coast. With carefully curated paddling routes from the islands of the Cyclops to magnificent Ortigia to storied Capo Passero to Taormina’s exquisite Isola Bella, this is a true kayak odyssey.
The Bounty of Sicily
Ashore, we’ll immerse ourselves in the natural beauty as well as the cultural and historical highlights of Sicily, exploring ancient cities and volcanic heights. Sicilian cuisine is some of the best in the world, earning the Island the nickname “God’s Kitchen,” and the fertile slopes of Mount Etna produce an exceptional range of DOP products, including lemons, blood oranges, tomatoes, olives, olive oil, artichokes, and pistachios as well as a robust selection of DOC wines.
Wine tasting at Gambino Winery, Mt Etna, Sicily
Amo la Sicilia
Sicily is a feast for the senses, and we’ll do it in the style that we’ve brought to all of our Italian trips, one that combines memorable kayaking routes with an insider’s view of culture, cuisine, and “La Dolce Vita.” As always, we’ve handpicked accommodations, dining experiences, and wine tastings that hit just the right note. Join us in Sicily for the latest chapter in our love affair with the natural and cultural splendors of Italy.
Ionian Sea through the arches of the Greek theater in Taormina, Sicily
Our Sicilian kayaking adventure was the perfect blend of paddling, relaxation, and culinary exploration. Post-paddling meals were lavish spreads of local delicacies. Enrico was an expert on the water and seemed to know every hidden gem on the island. Every day was a new marvel: from the ancient ruins to dramatic cliffs and hidden caves. Thanks for a fantastic trip!David Clark, CA View Trips
National Geographic Award
Tofino Expeditions was the highest rated sea kayaking adventure travel company in a National Geographic Adventure survey of international outfitters based on:
- Quality of Service
- Spirit of Adventure