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From Tropea: Capo Vaticano boat tour with snorkel & aperitif

From Tropea: Capo Vaticano boat tour with snorkel & aperitif

Enjoy a unique cruise experience as you not only discover the exterior landscape but also the underwater scenery on a snorkeling and boat trip. Sail away on a journey through traditional towns, stunning beaches, caves, and rock formations, before reaching the rocky Capo Vaticano. Take off from the port of Tropea and admire the towns and beaches of Rotonda and Marina dell’Isola from the water. Pass by the Palombaro Cave and enjoy a live commentary on local history and relevant information regarding the natural scenery.  On board you will experience the Italian summer spirit with music, dancing, and an included aperitif. Continue your journey past Skeleton Cave, Riaci Bay, the submerged port of Hercules Harbor, the rocks of Formiche, and the major Roman Empire port of Forum Erculis. Navigate around the quiet Praia di Fuoco, only accessible by boat, and see the astonishing Mantineo Rock and the Cave of Love. Up next, arrive at Grotticelle Bay, close to Capo Vaticano, and discover its white sandy seabed with a chance to swim and snorkel among a variety of fish. During your 30-minute say there you can enjoy some local aperitif and snacks on board, then you will head back to Tropea Beach. Before returning to the port you will see the Palombo Cave and the Rotonda beaches and go for one more swim.

From Tropea: Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano Guided Day Tour

From Tropea: Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano Guided Day Tour

Set sail from Tropea on a guided day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Aeolian Islands of Stromboli, Lipari, and Vulcano. Explore stunning black sand beaches, swim in the shadow of Mount Stromboli, stroll through charming old towns, and discover picturesque sea views. Start your adventure from the Port of Tropea and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Cruise on the Tyrrhenian Sea for two hours until you see the Aeolian Island of Stromboli's beautiful coastline on the horizon. Set foot on Stromboli and discover the traditional village of San Vincenzo with white houses and Aeolian architecture. Enjoy your free time with the chance to walk along charming streets, admire Mount Stromboli, or go swimming at the seafront's black sand beaches. Cruise to Lipari, the largest of the islands with so much to discover. Go sightseeing at the Acropolis and Lipari Cathedral or listen to the peaceful sounds of the ocean at Marina Corta and Marina Lunga. If you're looking for tradition, head to the historic center. Travel just a few hundred meters south to the island of Vulcano. Admire the jets of steam from the volcano said to be the mythological home of Hephaestus and trek along the volcanic trail to be blown away by the views from the crater.

Tropea: Boat Trip to Capo Vaticano with Snorkeling & a Drink

Tropea: Boat Trip to Capo Vaticano with Snorkeling & a Drink

Depart from the port of Tropea and sail along the beautiful coastline of Calabria. Stop underneath the Church Sanctuary of Saint Mary dell' Isola di Tropea, which is built on a cliff overlooking the glimmering blue sea. Visit the local "Blue Grotto" notable for its transparent waters. Arrive at Formicoli, a beach area that was once the location of an Ancient Roman port. Stop alongside the beach and use the snorkeling gear provided to explore the underwater world. Arrive at the promontory of Capo Vaticano and admire the lighthouse located on this narrow spit of land. Visit the wonderful white beach of Praia I Focu, where you can swim or relax for a short time on the beach. Returning towards Tropea, make a final stop at the small Bay of Riaci for some more snorkeling before arriving back at the port.

From Tropea: Lipari, Panarea, and Stromboli by Night

From Tropea: Lipari, Panarea, and Stromboli by Night

Go on a trip to Lipari, Panarea, and Stromboli by speedboat. Hop on board in Tropea and enjoy the ride to the various islands, taking in the sites at each stop. Get a taste for Aeolian life and see typical streets, shops, and nature.  Begin by meeting your guide at the Port of Tropea in the morning. After a short boat ride, arrive at your first stop in Lipari, the biggest, most populated of the islands. Visit the Basilica of San Bartolomeo and the Castle of Lipari.  Have the option to go on a boat tour of the area for an additional cost. Next, continue on to San Pietro, Panarea. Explore the island for a few hours, passing through the winding streets full of shops, clubs, and restaurants. Pass by Capo Milazzese and the famous beach of Cala Junco. Visit the charming village of San Vincenzo and discover more traditional restaurants and shops. Come face to face with Mount Stromboli, said to be one of the most active volcanoes on earth, where small explosions can be felt every half an hour. Head back to the boat and circumnavigate Strombolicchio. Stop under the volcano to admire the Sciara Del Fuoco. As night falls and the evening approaches, return to Tropea on the boat.

From Tropea: Day Cruise to Vulcano, Lipari, Stromboli

From Tropea: Day Cruise to Vulcano, Lipari, Stromboli

Departure from Vibo Marina port at 6:20 AM. Departure from Tropea Porto at 7:30 AM. The initial navigation is quite picturesque, as it follows the Vibo-Tropea-Capo Vaticano coastline, traveling at a comfortable cruising speed close to the shore, allowing passengers to admire the most beautiful coast of Calabria. Arrival at Vulcano is scheduled for 10:15 AM, with a stop suitable for a morning swim and the opportunity to visit the thermal area and sulfur mud baths or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the quaint village with the same name. Departure from Vulcano is at 12:15 AM. Arrival at Lipari is at 12:30 PM, with a stop suitable for an independent visit to the Acropolis in the historical center, the Archaeological Park, and the Regional Archaeological Museum "Luigi Bernabo' Brea." For those who love traditional cuisine, there will be a chance to taste typical Aeolian products such as sweets and focaccia from authentic Sicilian tradition. Departure from Lipari (Marina Corta) is at 3:30 PM. Arrival near Stromboli at 17:00, circumnavigation of the island of stromboli to admire the slope of the sciara del fuoco Departure for return at about 17:00 Arrival in Tropea around 19:00 I arrive in Vibo at approximately 19.45

From Tropea: Panarea Island and Stromboli Volcano by Night

From Tropea: Panarea Island and Stromboli Volcano by Night

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure to the stunning Aeolian Islands! Your journey begins Tropea port at 10:20. From there, you will travel to the charming island of Panarea, arriving around 12:45. Once you arrive, the island is yours to explore! Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, stroll through the quaint town, indulge in a delicious lunch, or venture out to the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese. The village dates back to 1400 BC and is just a 25-minute walk or taxi ride away. This unique and fascinating destination will transport you back in time, and leave you in awe of the ancient history of the island. Later in the day, you will depart from Panarea around 15:15 and head to Stromboli, one of the most picturesque islands in the Mediterranean. Upon your arrival at 16:00, take a leisurely walk on the black sand beach of S. Vincenzo and soak in the stunning cobalt blue sea. You can also indulge in some local cuisine or indulge in a bit of shopping. As the sun begins to set, you will embark on an exciting journey to the "sciara di fuoco" at around 19:40. After a 30-minute boat ride to the opposite side of the island, you will witness the nighttime eruption of the active Stromboli volcano. This natural wonder is a truly mesmerizing sight that will leave you breathless! You will have a 20-minute stopover there, allowing you to fully take in the beauty of this unique volcanic landscape. As the evening comes to a close, you will head back to Tropea, arriving at around 22:30, and finally to the Vibo Marina port around 23:30. This incredible itinerary offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, showcasing the natural beauty, rich history, and unique culture of the Aeolian Islands. Get ready to create unforgettable memories and embark on an adventure of a lifetime!

From Tropea: Panarea and Stromboli Islands Boat Tour

From Tropea: Panarea and Stromboli Islands Boat Tour

Take an insightful adventure to two unique Aeolian Islands as you travel by boat from Tropea. Discover the quaint streets and shops of Panarea's historic center and stop at the active volcano on Stromboli, then explore the exotic black sand beaches and the local village. Depart from the port of Tropea and navigate toward Panarea while taking in the open ocean views. Disembark at San Pietro and explore the town's center. Walk through ancient streets filled with stores and restaurants, and reach the small Church of San Pietro, the island's patron. If you'd like to see even more of the island, you can take a cab over to the prehistoric village of Capo Malattese and the famous beach of Cala Junco, just a few minutes away. Alternatively, book an extra tour to the uninhabited local coves and islets. Leave Panarea behind and head over to Stromboli for an exciting visit to the active volcano with black sand beaches. Reach the charming village of San Vincenzo, and enjoy some free time before hopping back on board to watch the sunset over the volcano's Sciara del Fuoco.

From Tropea: Capo Vaticano Boat Tour with Aperitif

From Tropea: Capo Vaticano Boat Tour with Aperitif

Coast to Coast tour, along the beautiful Costa degli dei. The departure takes place from the Port of Tropea and is an experience suitable for people of all ages. In this tour we will visit the most beautiful places such as: -Tropea with its island and the view of the town built on the cliff; -Riaci with its caves; - Formicoli with its ancient Roman port, now home to a lot of marine flora and fauna; -Capo Vaticano with its white beaches reachable only by sea. This is a tour for a maximum of 12 people on board and a delicious aperitif based on typical products such as salami, cheese, bruschetta with 'nduja and drinks of your choice is always included.

Tropea: Sunset tour to Capo Vaticano with Aperitif

Tropea: Sunset tour to Capo Vaticano with Aperitif

Depart from the port of Tropea and sail along the beautiful coastline of Calabria. Stop underneath the Church Sanctuary of Saint Mary dell' Isola di Tropea, which is built on a cliff overlooking the glimmering blue sea. Visit the local "Blue Grotto" notable for its transparent waters. Arrive at Formicoli, a beach area that was once the location of an Ancient Roman port. Stop alongside the beach and use the snorkeling gear provided to explore the underwater world. Arrive at the promontory of Capo Vaticano and admire the lighthouse located on this narrow spit of land. Visit the wonderful white beach of Praia I Focu, where you can swim or relax for a short time on the beach. Returning towards Tropea, make a final stop at the small Bay of Riaci for some more snorkeling before arriving back at the port.

Tropea: Scoglio delle Sirene Snorkeling Cruise with Aperitif

Tropea: Scoglio delle Sirene Snorkeling Cruise with Aperitif

Coast to Coast tour, along the beautiful Costa degli dei. The departure takes place from the Port of Tropea and is an experience suitable for people of all ages. In this tour we will visit the most beautiful places such as: - Tropea with a view of the town built on the cliff; -La Tonnara di Parghelia, a place that can only be reached by sea; -The Scoglio delle Sirene in Briatico, now home to a large number of marine flora and fauna, is a rock with a particular shape, excellent for snorkelling, but its history is even more beautiful; -Zambrone, Paradiso del Sub is the name of the last stop we are going to see, so named for its waters and multitude of fish. This is a tour for a maximum of 12 people on board and a delicious aperitif based on typical products such as salami, cheese, bruschetta with 'nduja and drinks of your choice is always included.

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The trip was fantastically beautiful ☺️ We were lucky enough to only have 5 guests in total and therefore travel on a small boat. This meant that we had time for a total of 4 snorkeling stops. In the sunshine, the water glittered in beautiful turquoise tones. Dominic was an extremely friendly, relaxed guide. The price-performance ratio was top notch! At the end, we toasted with Prosecco. The trip was one of our highlights on the trip through Calabria!

Very nice boat ride, it was just 6 people with plenty of spaceon the boat. Our guide was attentive, caring, gave information in English and Italian. Views of Tropea and Costa degli Dei is beautiful from the sea. Enjoyed our swimming stops takibg advantage of all 3 of them although air temperature was dropping, prosecco and antipasti was a nice addition to the experience.

Very lively tour. We had 3 stops to swim in incredible places. Captain Paolo and the team are very friendly and professional. The aperitif offered was excellent, with wine and prosseco. I highly recommend it. I had a lot of fun.

Good overview of all the islands and enough time to explore everything. We had wonderful weather and good visibility. Everything on the ship was presented in Italian and German. Great trip that I can only recommend.

The guide was very friendly and polite 😁 Thanks Dominic 👍.