THE COASTLINE FROM RAGUSA TO SCOGLITTI

by admin, 29/05/2015

PUNTA SECCA
Punta Secca is administratively part of the town of Santa Croce di Camerina, just five kilometers inland. The provincial capital of Ragusa is only about 30 kilometers away. It’s small fishermen village with a lighthouse, a small port and an old watchtower, the Torre Scalambri,  Punta Secca offers lovely landscapes and clear seas. There is a tower from the 1500s, a remnant of the old coastal defense system that helped warn of possible pirate raids and Saracen attacks on the shores. Unfortunately, the historic Torre Scalambri has been covered by a drab cement but easy to see its old features and the part it played in protecting the village. The Punta Secca lighthouse was built in 1853 and is 35m high. The town has gained renown in the RAI television for TV series Inspector Montalbano, adapted from Andrea Camilleri’s “Inspector Montalbano” books. Many scenes with Montalbano’s fictional home are set in a house standing right to the beach and called Marinella. There are seafront restaurants and miles of beaches to walk along.

PUNTA BRACCETTO
The territory has been inhabited since ancient times. Evidence dating from the second half of the second millennium BC have been discovered. This settlement was very important at the beginning of the naval in Greek-Roman era since its cliffs were used as a landing place for repairing boats from storms. The two pools of fresh water at the base of the cliff called the Arm of Colombara served to supply the all-important vital liquid. Between 1595 and 1607, on the arm of Colombara Vigliena was built the coastal tower defense from pirate attacks from North Africa in visual contact with the tower of Peter’s (located in the neighboring town of Tower Mezzo) and the tower Scalambri of Punta Secca. Punta Braccetto has three beautiful beaches: the beach Vigliena, the beach of Eurydice and the wide beach of the natural reserve. The Vigliena beach, about 500 meters long, is nestled between two rocky ridges that protect it from the currents. Continuing west, after the arm of Colombara, it is the beach of Eurydice, so called because, according to legend, the burial will take place in the mythological wife of Orpheus. This beach of fine sand stretches alternated with stretches of rocky outcrops. The coast continues with the cliffs of Canalotti, about one kilometer long and which has walls overlooking the sea. The beginning of the reef is marked by a natural pool with waters that reach 7.6 meters deep, a destination for many divers, called Cala dell’àmmira (dialect name of amber).In this beach nesting increasingly some specimens of the turtle caretta-caretta

SCOGLITTI
Scoglitti is a peaceful seaside resort which is increasing in popularity thanks to the region’s natural attractions and a sea of unparalleled beauty. old fishing village with an important port and fish market with fresh fish arriving every day from the open sea. With beautiful golden sandy beaches everywhere, beach facilities and a deep blue sea, it is quite busy in summer.

We invite you to select your suitable boat to enjoy this itinerary
All selected boat have 2 crew member, regular licenses, security amenities and comfort.

Once you’ve selected the boat that meet your expectation ask for booking availability on your suitable date.
Boarding point: Port of Marina di Ragusa. Available timing for this tour:
Morning from 09.30 to 1.30 pm / Afternoon from 2.30 pm. To 6.30 pm / Full day from 10.00 am. to 6.30 pm.
Our boat tour refers to a private and exclusive rental of the whole boat for the indicated itinerary and conditions. Our boat tours are inclusive of: Skipper and hostess, fuel for the displayed itinerary, port delivery and boarding service, open bar, beach towels, insurances and taxes.
For full day tour extra lunch with following solutions:
– Catering on board with seafood menu

BOOKING AND CONFIRM:
Deposit requirements: Once confirmed availability of the boat we ask for 30% deposit of the total balance prior to confirm any reservations. These deposits may be refundable based on the hereafter description of weather conditions. Final payment:  Balance must be paid by bank transfer 15 days prior departure
In case of short reservation period, balance on departure day by credit card or bank money transfer.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
The adverse weather conditions that prevent a safe and enjoyable navigation are the following :
MOTOR BOATS : Wind speed up to 20 knots – Sea waves 4-5 Douglas rate
SAILING BOATS AND GULLET: Wind speed up to 20 knots – Sea waves 3-4 Douglas rate

CANCELLATION POLICIES:
In case of adverse sea conditions as listed before, we will previously inform guests and ask for another available day according to their permanence in Sicily to guarantee the booked boat tour.
If sea conditions are safe and acceptable departure is guaranteed ” Rain or Sun .”
The cancellation policy are as follows:
– 30% of total reservation is not refundable 15 days before departure.
– 50% of total reservation is not refundable from 14 days to 7 days before departure.
– 80% of total reservation is not refundable from 6 days  to 24 hours before departure.
– No refund for no show.

INSURANCE AND LICENCES
All listed boats are equipped with regular navigation licenses and qualified staff in possession of nautical licenses and rescue courses as required by regional and Italian laws.
All listed boats have regular insurance policy for damages to persons transported due to extraordinary events (boat collision, shipwreck) and subordinate to the negligence of the master and / or staff on board.
Once on board we always inform about rules and behavior instructions for a safe navigation. All accidents occurred on board for non-observance of these rules won’t be covered by insurance contract policy.

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  • marina di ragusa maps One day boat tour along the south eastern coast with characteristic crystal waters. Boarding and departure  from Marina Ragusa. The coastline presents long stretches of sand and cliffs, fishing villages and Saracen towers. Punta Secca a small, pretty seaside town in which the square is the famous house of Montalbano fiction inspired by the Sicilian writer Camilleri. Then Punta Braccetto where we notice a slow rising of  the coast and other fascinating ruins of Saracen towers. Once there we will note the presence of a major cliff where you can enjoy diving. The navigation will continue in the direction of  Scoglitti characterized by wide beaches covered with dunes and famous for the Fish Market.