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Blue Grotto, Sicily

Blue Grotto, Sicily: Our most recommended tours and activities

Giardini Naxos: Semi-Submarine Tour to Isola Bella

1. Giardini Naxos: Semi-Submarine Tour to Isola Bella

Discover the rich underwater world of Giardini Naxos, Taormina, and Isola Bella on this guided tour aboard an air-conditioned submarine. Have the chance to spot sea creatures like dolphins, barracudas, octopuses, big groupers, and stingrays. Hop aboard a comfortable, bright-red submarine in Giardini Naxos and plunge down to the seabed. Have the option to go below or head up to the above deck area. Look for moray eels and schools of juvenile barracudas as you cruise through the vast meadow of oceanic posidonia grass in Isola Bella.  Feel the romance as you pass by the Cave of Lovers and experience the Blue Grotto from below. Take a look under the waves at the Bay of Sirens and venture into the protected waters of a nature reserve.   Upon returning to your meeting point, if the weather and sea conditions allow it, there is the possibility of spotting playful dolphins which populated this stretch of sea in eastern Sicily.

From Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Full Day Cruise

2. From Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Full Day Cruise

Get ready to have the best day of your vacation on board our boats. With our tour, you will no longer have to think about anything except disconnecting your brain from the usual routine and diving in the crystal clear waters of our islands. The best thing is that you can visit Favignana and Levanzo in just one day, without the need to stay overnight and, above all, from the best perspective: the sea, aboard modern ribs, top of the range in terms of safety and elegance, in no more than 12 people together. Trip Description: 09:45 - Meeting at: Marina Vento di Maestrale (Via dei Gladioli SNC, Trapani) 10:00 - Departure towards Favignana to visit the most beautiful bay: -Cala Azzurra -Bue Marino -Cala Rossa 13:00 - Stop in the charming town of Favignana. It's possible to disembark and visit it by taking a beautiful lunch break 14:30 - Departure towards Levanzo island, where you can swim in the most beautiful places -Lovers' Cave -Faraglioni -Cala Fredda -Cala Minnola 18:00 - Return to Trapani harbour at the starting point

Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

3. Giardini Naxos: Half-Day Boat Trip to Taormina

Your tour will begin when you meet your captain and board your boat at the Port of Giardini Naxos before setting sail on an unforgettable adventure. Your first stop will be at the Bay of Spisone, where you’ll have the chance to take your first swim of the day and to snorkel independently. You’ll marvel at the stunning stone islets that emerge from the waters and the Atlantis Bay hotel built in Gaudi style. Next, you’ll set sail to Mazzarò Bay, widely considered one of the true treasures of the Sicilian and Taormina coasts. You’ll then stop off at Isola Bella, a historical pearl of Taormina, where you’ll have the chance to explore the Blue Grotto and to discover its gorgeous reflections of light. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Taormina, you'll then be served a tasty selection of local cold cuts, cheeses, and seasonal fruit, all washed down with a fine local white wine. Finally, you’ll have the chance to take another swim before beginning your journey back to the Port of Naxos Gardens.

Taormina: Kayak Coastal Tour to Isola Bella and Blue Grotto

4. Taormina: Kayak Coastal Tour to Isola Bella and Blue Grotto

Then don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this original excursion aboard a Kayak and discover the Marine Park of Taormina's Isola Bella. You will be provided with the necessary equipment to carry out the excursion and throughout the trip you will be accompanied by one of our qualified instructors. Starting from the beach of Giardini naxos, you will kick off your tour of about 2 hours; you will reach Isola Bella, the beautiful Blue Grotto, the Grotta degli Innamorati and the Fico rock. On hot days, you may be lucky enough to even spot dolphins swimming just a few meters away from you.

Taormina: Boat Tour to Taormina & Giardini Naxos with Drink

5. Taormina: Boat Tour to Taormina & Giardini Naxos with Drink

You'll explore the most characteristic sights, admire sea caves, beaches, bays and jetties that make Taormina's coastal landscape inimitable. You'll see the Blue Grotto, located in the Taormina Marine Park, the majestic Lovers' Grotto, overlooking the Gulf of Giardini Naxos, and also the Horse Grotto. You'll depart from the port of Giardini Naxos, to reach Cape Taormina, home to a unique marine ecosystem with corals and rare fish. You will then head to Isola Bella, where a short stop will be made to allow you to take a dip in these crystal-clear waters; here you can enjoy a refreshing aperitif on board and delight your taste buds with delicious almond pastries. Before returning to the port, you will head to the Bay of Mazzarò and the Bay of the Sirens, which are very famous and recognizable thanks to the presence of the luxury hotels overlooking the very long beach of Letojanni.

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What people are saying about Blue Grotto, Sicily

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Very nice experience to see the coastline under Taormina, have a glimpse of sailing and also a tasty apero. The guide, Gregorio, is very well prepared and gave us many interesting information on sailing and the city of Taormina. We were able to do some snorkeling and swim a lot, enjoying some refreshment on that very hot day! The boat was very comfortable but we had not enough money to buy it.

Our morning on the boat was one of our highlights of the holiday. Davide was the most welcoming, calm and insightful skipper. Everything felt easy and smooth because of him. We had plenty of time to snorkel, swim and relax on the boat taking in the scenery. He let us play some music while we enjoyed the snacks and wine provided. Couldn’t recommend this trip with Davide more!

This was our last trip of our week is Sicily and it was one of the best. To be out on the water and to have the opportunity of seeing the wildlife both above and below the water at the same time was just great!

Had a great day! The company was great and very entertaining

unforgettable, very nice captain and breathtaking backdrops