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.

Taormina: Kayak Coastal Tour to Isola Bella and Blue Grotto

2. 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

3. 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.

From Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Full Day Cruise

4. 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

Taormina: White Lotus Tour

5. Taormina: White Lotus Tour

Embark on a 2-hour boat tour as you explore the coast of Giardini Naxos, and Taormina. See some of the shooting locations of the White Lotus television show and visit several local hot spots. Start your tour at the port of Giardini Naxos. Set-off on your adventure as you explore the beautiful coast toward Taormina. Visit spectacular caves like Grotta del Giorno, Baia delle Sirene, Grotta Azzurra and Grotta del Corallo. Enjoy a stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Taormina bay, followed by refreshments of fruit, snacks, and drinks.

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4.5 / 5

based on 119 reviews

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!

Very special experience compared to the usual boat ride, especially recommended for those with children. It was definitely worth it

Very nice performance. Small group. Excellent visibility and you can go out on the boat too. Very friendly captain.

It was a really great and entertaining experience. Can only be recommended. Very suitable for families.

Fun, interesting and a bit different to the usual boat trip