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An absolute 'must do' experience

Susan and Mauro were exceptional hosts providing a wealth of information and detail as we cruised... read more

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Unmissable experience!

This was my second time in the boat with Mauro and Susan - I just had to go back as it was that... read more

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

We met up with some friends who had booked this tour in advance and we were not disappointed. A smaller boat and as there were 7 of us, there were only 2 other people on board so it felt like a private excursion. We left early enough to arrive at the two beaches before all of the other boats. Great snacks and drinks on board. Susan and Mauro were a pleasure as our captains. Would definitely recommend!

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HippocampusSanVito, Proprietario at Hippocampus Sea Services, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We are a family of four (our children are 10 and 8 years old) and this tour was the highlight of our vacation in San Vito. Apparently, the tour is particularly popular with families as we shared the boat with two Italian families with young children. The guides, Susan and Mauro, are both fluent in English and Italian, and went out of their way to make everybody on board feel comfortable and at home. They did an outstanding job explaining the history of the many sights we saw along the coast. Our kids loved the snorkeling stops in particular (all equipment provided); snacks and light lunch served with local wine were a real treat. Highly recommended to anybody spending time in San Vito.

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HippocampusSanVito, Proprietario at Hippocampus Sea Services, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thank you very much,We hope to see you again

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I arranged 2 half-day private boat trips instead of 1 long day trip since my kids get antsy after a few hours. My emails with Susan and Mauro ahead of time were lovely exchanges so I was sure that our time together would also be lovely. As it turned out it was more than that - it was also magnificent, informative, kind, friendly, warm and just plain fun. It was like hanging out and catching up with old friends that you haven't seen for a while. We chatted constantly and learned so much about San Vito, Zingaro and Riserva Monte Cofano. The boat is perfect for sailing in the waters that we visited and we got to stop and swim at many great spots, including a very cool grotto. Also, the food that was offered was tasty and fresh. We are so happy that we spent these days with Susan and Mauro -- they were the highlight of our trip to San Vito.

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HippocampusSanVito, Proprietario at Hippocampus Sea Services, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thank you very much!!!!

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We were so pleased we booked this boat trip and would highly recommend to anyone in the area. This is unlike any other tour we’ve done; as it has an extra personal touch with such a warm welcome from the owners who go out of their way to take care of each guest onboard. We did half a day tour, stopping off at two beautiful locations for a dip in the sea followed by on board snacks. A perfect afternoon! Thank you!!

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HippocampusSanVito, Proprietario at Hippocampus Sea Services, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you very much for your lovely review

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

My family and I decided to do a boat tour with Susan and Mauro and it was the perfect way to end our trip to Sicily! There were 11 of us total and we were all beyond impressed with everything from start to finish- Susan and Mauro are wonderful, Susan has a wealth of knowledge and even after visiting Sicily many times we learned more in that boat ride than all our previous visits combined. Mauro is a great captain, the boat ride was very smooth and he always expertly pulled into various stops along the tour.
We visited several stunning beaches only accessible via boat (unless you want to take a 2 hour hike in the sun!), went for dips along the way, swam into underwater caves and soaked up the beauty of the Zingaro Nature Reserve. Mauro even swam with us into one of the amazing caves to make sure we could find it and were ok!
After swims we were greeted with beautiful spreads including drinks, breakfast with espresso, a delicious very filling lunch, desserts and many snacks along with several bottles of the tastiest rose! There was more than enough snorkeling gear for all of us, as well as floaties for anyone that wanted to relax in the crystal blue waters. The boat was very spacious, we never felt cramped and both the front and back areas fit all 11 of us.
This is a great value for a full day excursion- we were out all day and fed several times and had experiences we will NEVER forget thanks to the kindest people. This tour is a MUST if you are visiting, in our 5 visits to Sicily it was the best day we have ever had!
Grazie Susan & Mauro!!
The Rosa Family

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HippocampusSanVito, Proprietario at Hippocampus Sea Services, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Thank you ,it Was a plaesure for us to have you and your family on the boat. We hope to see you again

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