SAILING BOAT RENTALDurlindana rental offer a wonderfull daily excursion on board of Cassiopeia sailing boat with lunch on board. Two itineraries are available: one from Castro to Leuca and one from Castro to Otranto. Book your lovely daily excursion or enjoy a moonlight trip with music and fun!
A short history:
It is our flagship,a fascinating 15-meter vintage ketch, built in 1957 in Cook shipyards in the Netherlands. It has a round steel hull, teak deck and wooden interior.
Its first owner is a Frenchman very well known in the international field of sailing. He was the instructor of a young sailing pioneer, Edith Baumann, who at the age of 22 was training to face the solitary Atlantic crossing aboard a trimaran. She sailed on Cassiopeia from France to Italy to Trieste making reference to her journey in her book "Alone against Atlantic". In Trieste Cassiopeia passed into the hands of two Italian brothers who sold it to a man from Puglia who took it to Otranto. So, 12 years ago, Rocco and Cristiana become the owners of Cassiopeia that was used to improve the Durlindana business.
CASTRO-S.MARIA DI LEUCA
h 9:30am : boarding at our stand situated in the old Castro harbor.*
h 10:00am : departure from the new Castro harbor.
Sailing from the harbor and after having admired the beauty of the coast of Castro, Andrano and Tricase Porto, we have the first stop for swimming in the bay of Marina Serra "Matrona Cave". A tasty aperitif which include friselline with tuna and tomatoes, pepata di cozze (mussels with pepper and lemon juice), typical focaccia and white wine will wait for you at the end of your swimming.
We carry on with the visit of the coast and the several caves from Marina of Novaglie on: the "Elefante", the Ponte Ciolo, Big cave of Ciolo, the "Bocca del pozzo", the "Cattedrale", the "Minnute", the "Vora", Orto cupo and Soffio cave, till we reach Leuca "De finibus terrae". There you can enjoy the impressive Leuca lighthouse and the many late 800s Moorish villas facing the seafront.
Launching stop with spaghetti with mussels and clams, large shrimps with fresh souce, seasonal fruit, beverages, white wine and coffea.
*to register the passengers and to pay the ticket
h 9:30am : boarding at our stand situated in the old Castro harbor*
h 10:00am : departure from the new Castro harbor
Sailing from the harbor we introduce you the history of Castro caves. We will then arrive in Porto Miggiano bay for a swimming stop and the aperitif.
We carry on nourthly sailing along the sulphurous water of S.Cesarea Terme, Porto Badisco fiord where we stop for lunch. Then we will reach the Torre S.Emiliano, Capo D'Otranto "Punta Palascia" (the eastern point of Italy) and Orte bay. We slowly sailing back to Castro harbor.
Arrival time around 5.30pm
* to register the passengers and to pay the ticket.
wear confortable outfit,
don't forget sun cream,
carry on your own snorkeling stuff or you can rent it from us on board.
ON BOARD MENU
starter: friselline with tuna and tomatoes, pepata di cozze, typical focacce from Salento,
first course: spaghetti with mussels and clams,
second course: large shrimps with fresh souce,
fruit: seasonal fruit,
beverages: water, white wine, soda and coffea.
Let us know if you have any food intollerance so that we can provide you with an alternative menu.
model ketch Cook shipyards Netherlands 1957
lenght ft 15,10m
Iveco engine 150 HP
iron hull, wooden interior, teak deck
large sundeck at the bow and exsternal cushions
kitchen with fridge
vhf, sounding, radio with cd player and usb port
one bathroom with shower
one external shower aft
aft platform with comfortable ladder
with lunch on board
max 12 guests
10,00am - 6,00pm
CASTRO-S.MARIA DI LEUCA: southerly
June and September
July and August
adults € 70
children € 50
ROMANTIC DINING ON BOARD
from 9pm to 1am
price to be agreed
IN THE OTRANTO CHANNEL