Fishing in Sicily

Experience world-class fishing with an experienced and passionate native Sicilian guide.

FULL-DAY BLUEFIN TUNA FISHING

East Sicily
Departure times: 5:30
AM
Duration: 8 hours
Capacity: 6 people
Price: 650 EU/person (2 people minimum)


West Sicily
Departure times: 
7AM
Duration: 8 hours
Capacity: 2 people
Price: 475 EU/person (2 people minimum)

3-DAY TUNA FISHING TRIP

Departure times: 7AM (from western Sicily)
Duration: 3 days (72 hours)
Capacity: 4 people
Price: 1,135 EU/person (2 people minimum)


Package Includes:
Transportation
Certified guide
Fishing licenses
Shimano fishing equipment
Food and drinks
2 boat fishing sessions
1 to 2 nights lodging


Optional:
One extra day for Egadi Island fishing and exploring
One extra night in Palermo or Trapani (60EU per person)
Full day fishing supplement
Snorkeling and barehanded octopus fishing
Scooter or car rental
Meals package
August/July supplement (if necessary)

Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Sicily

People have been fishing in Sicily for bluefin tuna since the prehistoric times. Bluefins have always inhabited Sicilian waters including the small islands in the mid of the Mediterranean sea. Neolithic rock painting inside caves, a Greek vase, all the “Tonnara” of Sicily, and other art pieces found in Sicily are the witness that tuna fishing here is timeless.

The bluefin tuna is what makes sportfishing in Sicily an experience unique in the world. This species is a mighty one - weighing somewhere between 50 to 100 kg and capable of swimming at 64km/hour. Large schools are plentiful in the Mediterranean Sea all year around especially in the Egadi Islands and western Sicily. Drifting and live bait trolling are the most common techniques to catch them. In Eastern Sicily, bluefins often go on a feeding frenzy preying on baitfish near the water's surface. When this nature show happens, its possible to practice popping, spinning, or fly fishing.


Full-Day Bluefin Tuna Fishing Trip - East Sicily
You can experience incredible bluefin tuna fishing using live and dead baits in some spots of Eastern Sicily. When you book this package, our experienced crew will take good care of you from the moment you come onboard until it’s time to depart. We will take you where the bluefins are biting and show you a mix of precise techniques to boost your hook-up success. Once the tuna strikes, brace yourself for an epic fight worth remembering for a lifetime. Our team will guide you along the way until you subdue your opponent and bring your catch onboard. While waiting for bites, it possible to fish on the bottom for snappers.

Package Includes:
Certified guide
Fishing licenses
Shimano fishing equipment
Food and drinks
Petrol and bait for the fishing session

Optional:
Transportation
Lodging
August/July supplement (if necessary)
Snorkeling and barehanded octopus fishing


Full-Day Bluefin Tuna Fishing Trip - West Sicily
Western Sicily is one of the best hotspots for bluefin tuna fishing using drifting or live bait trolling technique. When you book this trip, our experienced crew will guide you every step of the way to increase your hook-up odds. Once the tuna goes in for the strike, prepare yourself for an adrenaline-pumping fight. Our team will do everything they can to help you outpower and outwit your marine opponent until you bring your catch successfully to the boat.  It is also possible to fish for dentex using live bait while waiting for the tuna to bite.

Package Includes:
Transportation
Certified guide
Fishing licenses
Shimano fishing equipment
Food and drinks
Petrol and bait for the fishing session

Optional:
Additional passenger - 100 EU/person
Lodging
One or two extra days, fishing and exploring
August/July supplement (if necessary)
Snorkeling and barehanded octopus fishing


3-Day Bluefin Tuna Fishing Itinerary

Day 1:
When you arrive in Sicily, our guide will pick you up at any of the 4 airports to take you on a 20-minute boat trip to the lodge located on the island. Along the way, you'll also have the option of spending one night in Catania to see Etna Volcano. Once you arrive at the lodge, our guide will introduce you to fishing techniques and strategies and then take you on your first fishing session to catch tunas with live bait and dead bait drifting.

Other activities on the first day include bike excursion to a Limestone quarry and cave forming a solarium where you can stop for a while and swim. You can also relax and snorkel at an amazing beach in Cala Azzurra and then have a typical Sicilian lunch at a restaurant.

Day 2: 
After an early breakfast, our guide will take you on the second fishing session and then introduce you to barehanded octopus fishing in the afternoon.

You can also trek to the top of the island and visit an old prison after the fishing trip. Our guide will bring you to the Old Tonnara of Favignana where you can learn the history of tuna fishing. After a hearty Sicilian lunch, you get to see caves of made of calcarenite stone and then make a stop at a hidden cove to rest or swim. Pizza and barbecue will be served to you at the beach for your dinner after the day's activities are concluded.

Day 3:
You have the option to go on a third fishing session where you can hop on a boat to fish for dentex, amberjacks, groupers, or bluefin tuna.

And before you head back to the airport, our guide will take you to the other side of the island where you can see the Levanzo island, visit the prehistoric caves and an ancient village, or look for a rare monk seal while trekking to the northern side island.

Another fun alternative is spending your third day visiting another beautiful island where you can explore amazing caves and even snorkel in the dark but crystal clear waters. If there's still time, you also have the option to spend one night in Catania to see the famous Mount Etna, Europe's largest and most active volcano.

And before we head back to the airport, you can go on a panoramic walk to visit an ancient Roman village in a land of mufflons and wild goats.

MULTIPLE DAY FISHING PACKAGES

3-Day Trip to Remote Hotspots
Departure times: 11:30PM
Duration: 72 hours
Capacity: 6 people
Price: 940 EU/person (2 people minimum)*


4-Day Trip to Egadi Islands
Departure times: 7AM (from western Sicily)
Duration: 96 hours
Capacity: 6 people
Price: 1,515 EU/person (2 people minimum)*


4-Day Trip to Multiple Destinations
Departure times: 7AM
Duration: 96 hours
Capacity: 6 people
Price: 1,115 EU/person (2 people minimum)*

*If booking with more than 2 people, please ask for a quote.

Multiple Day Trips

A 3 or 4-day expedition is the ultimate fishing experience as Sicily offers a lot of remote places and reefs where one could catch almost every single species of fish there is in the Mediterranean Sea. Many species that are not from the Mediterranean Sea, like the yellowmouth barracuda, bluefish, and the bluerunner have settled in Sicilian waters because the weather has become somewhat "tropical". These waters are also inhabited by native species like the sea bass, amberjack, brown grouper, dentex, red porgy, bonito, little tunny, swordfish, and the well-known bluefin tuna. These fish are abundant all year long which is why Sicily is one of the greatest places in Europe for sportfishing.

For shore fishing trips, its possible to depart from everywhere in Sicily as we offer a complimentary pickup service to Catania, Syracuse (Siracusa), Etna, Taormina, Messina, Palermo, Cefalù, Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani, Noto, Ragusa, Agrigento, Sciacca, Licata, Porto Empedocle, Avola, Marina di Ragusa, San Vito lo Capo, Tindari, Oliveri, Milazzo, etc. Just ask, if you need a pickup from a different spot.

If you're on a hot streak, you have the option to extend the duration of your trip or combine a package with our other Sicily fishing trips.


Multiple Day Fishing Packages Include
Transportation
Certified guide
Fishing licenses
Fishing equipment
Food and drink
Lodge booking
Boat and shore fishing sessions

Optional
August/July supplement (if necessary)
Snorkeling and barehanded octopus fishing
Boat fishing guide session

DEEP SEA FISHING PACKAGE

Departure times: 6AM or 7AM
Duration: 8 hours
Capacity: 6 people
Price: on request


Package Includes:
Certified guide
Marine reserve fishing licenses
Shimano fishing equipment
Food and drinks
High-quality photos and video
Combination possibility with many other Sicilian trips


Optional:
Lodging
Transportation

Deep Sea Fishing in Sicily

Sicily is considered one of the best fishing spots in the Mediterranean Sea for deep sea fishing. Fishing in Siracusa and South Sicily allows to go and fish the wildest part of Sicily mainland, with great crystal clear waters and many fishing opportunities. The town of Noto is also a great destination to fish for dentex, amberjack, grouper, and bluefin tuna besides the classic predators.


Fishing in Taormina and Catania
Taormina is close to the Strait of Messina and has a particular bathymetry in this part of the Ionian Sea. The seabed drops below 2000m just a few miles offshore and is a hotspot for the Mediterranean spearfish (aka the "Mediterranean Marlin”), albacore, longfin tuna, bluefin tuna, swordfish, and dorado. Fishing conditions in Catania are similar to Taormina, the only difference is you can see the awesome Mount Etna in front of you while fishing. Depending on the season, the fishing session will be at Siracusa instead of Taormina and Catania.

(Fishing trips in Taormina and Catania are available on request)


Fishing in Egadi Islands
This destination gives the chance to experience great fishing and discover the beauties this archipelago which is also the biggest marine protected area of Europe.


Fishing in Syracuse
Fishing in Siracusa is one of our best options for a boat fishing trip. Live bait trolling is the most productive technique that you can practice almost all year round when targeting gamefish. Deep sea fishing or surface offshore trolling are also possible here.

This destination is also great for bluefin tuna fishing because the waters are always teeming with them apart from the months of June and July. If you want to try to fight the giant, here is where you have to go.


Fishing Techniques Employed
Deep sea fishing or offshore surface trolling
Live bait trolling
Vertical techniques (jigging, inchiku, slow jigging, soft baits, bottom fishing, and deep bottom fishing)
Drifting or trolling for bluefin tuna
Deep bottom fishing for electric reels
Night fishing for swordfish
Shark fishing
Light tackle for predators (or flyfishing if you have your own equipment)
Spinning and popping

DESERT ISLAND PACKAGES

Full-Day Desert Island Experience
Departure times: 11AM
Duration: 24 hours
Capacity: 4 people
Price: 247 EU/person (2 people minimum)*


Desert Island Shore Fishing Session
Departure times: 5AM or 1PM
Duration: 8 hours
Capacity: 4 people
Price: 165 EU/person (2 people minimum
)*


Desert Island Boat Fishing Session
Departure times: 5AM or 1PM
Duration: 8 hours
Capacity: 4 people
Price: 265 EU/person (2 people minimum)*

*If booking with more than 2 people, please ask for a quote.

Camping and Fishing in Sicily

Experience 24 or 8 hours of camping and fishing off the rocks in Sicily using hard bait casting and spinning fishing techniques. Our guide will also teach you how to catch octopus barehanded and how to safely collect sea urchins. Food on the campfire (normally the caught fish), transfers, guide, sleeping in a tent, camping and fishing equipment provided.


Fishing Techniques Employed
Shore jigging
Spinning and hard bait casting
Barehanded octopus fishing
Barehanded sea urchins collecting


Fishing Packages Include
Transportation
Certified guide
Fishing licenses
Fishing and camping equipment
Food and drinks
Snorkeling and barehanded octopus fishing

Optional
August/July supplement (if necessary)

FISHING DESTINATIONS >

Sicily >
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Calabria >
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