Ustica Sea can be experienced in many ways, relaxing in the warm sun of the island, in the small coves located along the coast or visiting the numerous caves during the tour of the island by boat, snorkeling surrounded by fish or diving into the depths of the sea.
SNORKELING ON THE WATERFACE
Hidden coves, volcanic beaches and equipped solariums
Rocky coves, platforms, equipped beaches, there are many ways to experience the fabulous Ustica sea. This fantastic island is able to satisfy any type of need, thanks to a varied offer of bathing sites: fascinating coves such as Sidoti Cove, with pebbles and black sand, or Santa Maria Cove easily accessible even with children, with a fabulous natural aquarium where you can see the fish in their environment. For snorkelers, the Punta Megna Cove, or the fabulous Natural Pool, reachable via an underwater tunnel, host a truly unique marine fauna to be admired up close. Choose the sea that’s right for you, the beaches and coves of Ustica: the secluded intimacy of the Scoglitti for your holiday as a couple, the comfortable Santa Maria Cove for your family holiday, or the fabulous cove in the shape of an amphitheater if you want to experience the emotions of the sea with a mask and snorkel. For those who want to experience a holiday in Sicily where the sun and the sea are the real protagonists, Ustica is really the right place.
Island Tour by boat
An experience to do absolutely during your vacation
The sea excursion to discover the wonders of the island of Ustica is an experience suitable for the whole family. Under the warm Sicilian sun and on the turquoise waters of the sea of Ustica, the colorful boats of the island’s fishermen, which seem suspended between sky and water, will lead you to discover the most hidden coves, the wild inlets of the coast and the beautiful Ustica caves, the secluded bays are irresistible for an intimate bath and the caves offer a magical show of colors and sounds. In the background the intense green of the terrestrial vegetation.
BOATS OR RAFTS RIDE
The Ustica caves tell the geological history of the island
The numerous caves are worth visiting with a boat excursion: the Blue Cave where the sea takes on an intense blue color, the Green Cave with its emerald reflections, the Pastizza Cave, which hides other submerged and semi-submerged caves in its bosom, the Boats Cave, where once the fishermen took refuge with the stormy sea, and again the Gold Cave with its golden shimmering walls.
Ustica Island Protected Marine Area
The First Marine Reserve of Italy
The Ustica Island Protected Marine Area is a real underwater paradise that extends along the circumnavigation of the island for 15,000 hectares of sea. Numerous species live and meet here including the Posidonia oceanica, the brown grouper, tuna, amberjacks, snappers, barracudas, occhiate, as well as octopuses and lobsters. The Marine Protected Area of Ustica is a marine paradise to be discovered underwater in the numerous diving sites, or on the surface of the water by snorkeling in the delightful coves.
A BEAUTIFUL UNDERWATER WORLD
The studios are rented with a short tourist lease without the provision of personal services (Article 4 of Legislative Decree 50 \ 2017).