SAILING BOAT RENTAL

Durlindana 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!

The Cassiopeia

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.

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

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.

Suggestions

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.

CASSIOPEE DATASHEET

model ketch Cook shipyards Netherlands 1957

lenght ft 15,10m

widht 4,04m

Iveco engine 150 HP

iron hull, wooden interior, teak deck

large sundeck at the bow and exsternal cushions

kitchen with fridge

dinette

vhf, sounding, radio with cd player and usb port

one bathroom with shower

one external shower aft

aft platform with comfortable ladder

DAILY EXCURSIONS
with lunch on board
max 12 guests

SCHEDULE
10,00am - 6,00pm

ROUTES
CASTRO-S.MARIA DI LEUCA: southerly
CASTRO-OTRANTO: northerly

RATES
June and September
€ 60
July and August
adults € 70
children € 50
PARTY AND
ROMANTIC DINING ON BOARD

from 9pm to 1am
price to be agreed
SAILING & VACATION
IN THE OTRANTO CHANNEL