Our Staff Who we are

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Our team is made of people with a deep interest for outdoor activities and respect for nature. Only a skilled and qualified staff, made of coaches, guides, instructors and naturalists.

We will escort you and will teach the technics of sea kayaking, from "how to start" to rolls and surfing waves. Our staff is able to guide you from the sea to the summit of Sicilian mountains, thanks to his high knowledges of the places, from the anatomy of the coasts to the history of the country.

At "Maremotu Sicily Outdoors" courtesy, skills and passion are the essential tools for both guides and instructors.

Francesco Petralia
Company Owner - Guide - Coach

EPP Coach level 4 with the Italian Federation
BCU 4 star Sea Kayak Leader - GAE hiking guide

Giuseppe Di Mauro
Associate Instructor

EPP Coach level 4 with the Italian Federation
BCU 3 star sea kayak

Elio Crocetta
Associate Instructor

EPP Instructor Level 2 with the Italian coaching system "Pagaia Azzurra"

Barbara Sgarlata
Associate Instructor

EPP Instructor level 1 with the Italian Federation

Giorgio Finocchiaro
Associate Instructor

EPP Instructor level 1 with the Italian Federation

Antonio Alicata
Associate Instructor, Guide

EPP Instructor level 1 with the Italian Federation
GAE hiking guide


Caroline Rutherford
October 2013
We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our one day sea kayaking trip, guided by Francesco, on 18th October, north up the coast from Catania. It was wonderful to see the fascinating geological features of the coastline - and have them explained by such a knowledgable guide! - and visit the beautiful fishing villages along the way, such as Santa Maria La Scala.
Caroline & Pete from Scotland.
Tracey McClintock
October 2013
Francesco, What an incredible time we had in Sicily due to the variety of activities Maremotu provided- kayaking, mountain bike riding and walking Mt Etna. Seeing Sicily with your guidance, knowledge and expertise made the holiday amazing and one we will never forget.
June 2013
Thank you so much for the tour yesterday [paddling in Taormina]. It was so enjoyable and will be a memory that will last a lifetime! The Noe family.
(group leader)
July 2012
Dear Francesco, first of all I would like to thank you for the amazing hospitality and for accompanying us during the trip. Your organization and execution were beyond my expectations, and I have to admit that I've never been in such well organized kayak trip. I am very glad for the opportunity to meet you, to know you, to share the room together :), you are a great man! I will be happy to meet you again in a year or two in Sicily, and you are most welcome to visit Israel.
(group leader)
September 2011
Hi Francesco, I wanted to say a million thanks for everything, the trip was perfect, and so was the weather :-), all logistics thanks to you worked fantastic.
Keep doing what you do, 'cause it seems to work great.
Ciao my friend, Hadas, Yosale' and the gang
Cornwall (UK)
July 2010
Hi Francesco, it's almost a month since I was on my holiday with you in Sicily. I wanted to say thank you so much for a great time in the Egadi Islands and with you and Barbara and Paola at your home, I had such a relaxing time, your were all so welcoming and generous.
May 2010
Francesco, thank you so much for a great kayaking experience in Sicily. It added a lot to our holiday to kayak in such a beautiful part of the world. You were very generous with your time and the commitment you showed in making the day as interesting, enjoyable and safe as possible.