Kayaking from Santa Maria la Scala to Pozzillo

Dive into mind-blowing volcanic rocks heading to a surprising and spectacular view of Etna Volcano.

Santa Maria la Scala from the Sea



Weather & Wind

Sunny | 6-8 knots


8 Nautical Miles - 4 h

The Map

Probably, Santa Maria la Scala is one of my favorite places to bike and kayak!
Beyond its charm, we usually choose it, because it is a perfect starting point. In fact, there is a high chance that you are going to find a parking spot and there is a water point, useful at the end, to wash from the salt your kayak.
So, after setting all our equipment in the kayak, the trip starts from this tiny, cozy, and neat place. A perfect start, right?
That day, we decided to go North, because the wind was blowing from North and it will help us in the way back.

Tips: From Santa Maria la Scala, I suggest to go North if the wind blows from
to go South if it blows from

Garitta in Scalo Pennisi - Santa Tecla (16th cebtury)

Columnar jointing


Finally Etna Volcano showed up