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

1. 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: Capo Vaticano boat tour with snorkel & aperitif

2. 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

3. 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.

From Tropea: Panarea Island and Stromboli Volcano by Night

4. 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: Stromboli Volcano Night Tour

5. From Tropea: Stromboli Volcano Night Tour

Visit the fantastic island of Stromboli on this tour starting in the early afternoon from Tropea. Drive through the sunset and admire the perfect cone of the volcano crater. During the trip, enjoy the sea breeze and the fantastic views. In the summer and autumn, can keep an eye out for dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Visit dreamy San Vincenzo, explore the village, and enjoy the fantastic view of the open sea. You will be enchanted by the small streets between white Aeolian houses, the turquoise water, and the lush green palm trees and cacti. Explore the island, or relax at the black sandy beach and go for a swim. The small alternative shops invite you to go shopping and the numerous restaurants offer the opportunity for a romantic dinner. Once back to the boat, you'll cruise to Sciara del Fuoco ("Stream of Fire"). Admire the fascinating natural firework on the uninhabited side of the island. A soft rumbling accompanies the permanent eruptions of the volcano, creating small and large columns of smoke. After 30 minutes you will head back to the port of Tropea.

From Tropea: Lipari, Panarea, and Stromboli Night Cruise

6. From Tropea: Lipari, Panarea, and Stromboli Night Cruise

Departure: from the port of Vibo Marina at 8:15 AM. Departure: from the port of Tropea at 9:30 AM. ITINERARY: Arrival at Lipari (Marina Corta) at around 12:50 pm. Free stop on the island for about 2 hours, with the possibility of visiting the historic center, the Aeolian Museum, and doing some shopping. Alternatively, during the stop in Lipari, there is the possibility of a coastal excursion with the same ship. Departure from the port of Marina Corta (Lipari) at 12:55 pm along the island to the beautiful coves overlooking the stunning Faralglioni, called Pietra Lunga and Pietra Menalda, which can only be reached by sea, with limited speed. We will reach the Grotta del Cavallo and the wonderful natural pool of Venere. Expected return to the port of Lipari (Marina Corta) at 1:15 pm - To participate in this excursion, it is necessary to ask the onboard staff during the trip. Departure from Lipari (Marina Corta) at around 2:50 pm. Arrival at Panarea around 3:40 pm. Stop on the island for about 1.5 hours. Disembarkation at the port of San Pietro (Panarea), where passengers can swim, visit the village, have lunch, or go to the small prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese, dating back to 1400 BC (which can be reached on foot in about 25 minutes or by typical taxi). Departure from Panarea around 5:10 pm. Arrival at Stromboli around 6:00 pm. Stop in the village of S. Vincenzo for about 2 hours, with the possibility of visiting the village characterized by narrow streets and typical oil houses. Alternatively, we recommend a relaxing walk on the characteristic black sand beach or a refreshing dive in the beautiful cobalt blue sea. Departure from Stromboli around 8:00 pm towards Strombolicchio and then SCIARA DEL Fuoco to admire the volcano's activities. Expected arrival in Tropea around 10:30 pm. Expected arrival in Vibo M. around 11:15 pm.

From Tropea: Aeolian Islands Day Tour by Boat

7. From Tropea: Aeolian Islands Day Tour by Boat

Active volcanoes, unforgettable views, and lush nature - discover three of the seven Aeolian Islands, Vulcano, Lipari, and Stromboli on our mini-cruise! Surprisingly unspoiled, each island is offering its distinct atmosphere and charm: take a healthy bath in the Sulphur baths on Vulcano, admire the spectacular views at the “Sciara del Fuoco” to the active crater of Stromboli and enjoy a walk through the picturesque city center or a bus tour across the island of Lipari. Afterward, you will head to the volcanic island of Stromboli, one of the highest volcanoes in Europe. Watch the fantastic eruptions with plumes of smoke and let yourself be drawn under the spell of this natural spectacle. Visit the village of San Vincenzo, which attracted Ingrid Bergman and Rossellini. Stroll through the small boutiques and souvenir shops, enjoy an “aperitivo”, or bathe in the crystal-clear water.

From Tropea: Day Cruise to Vulcano, Lipari, and Sciara

8. From Tropea: Day Cruise to Vulcano, Lipari, and Sciara

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 and Stromboli Islands Boat Tour

9. 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 Troepa: Stromboli by night

10. From Troepa: Stromboli by night

Departure from the Port of Tropea at 2:00 PM. Boarding operations will begin 30 minutes before departure. ARRIVAL: Around 3:30 PM at Stromboli, at the port of San Vincenzo "Scari". Once you arrive on the island, you will feel like you are living a unique experience in the world, even if only for a few hours. You will find yourself on a still-active volcano that emerged from the sea 160,000 years ago. One of the most beautiful things to do is certainly to take a walk on the long black pebble and sand beaches and to immerse yourself in the splendid cobalt blue waters. If you want to visit the small village, you can use the typical "ape" taxis or take a walk, climbing up to reach the Church of San Vincenzo, and arrive at the panoramic square where you can admire a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean and the small island of Strombolicchio. Also, by following the main road, it is possible to reach the "Casa di Ingrid", now a house-museum, where the famous film "Stromboli Land of God" by Roberto Rossellini with Ingrid Bergman was filmed. In addition, with advance booking, you can dine in typical local restaurants or taste the famous "arancine" and "focacce" of true Sicilian tradition. DEPARTURE: Around 7:20 PM, we embark to reach the opposite side of the island. Once arrived in front of the "Sciara del Fuoco", a slope formed 5000 years ago, it will be possible to witness the natural spectacle of volcanic eruptions with lava and incandescent lapilli that emerge from the volcano's five eruptive mouths, and if lucky, you may see them flow along the channel until they reach the sea (stop expected for about 20 minutes). ARRIVAL: TROPEA AT AROUND 10:00 PM.

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It was excelent!! We booked the experience 15 mins before the departing time so we were nervous there would be a problem with that but there was none at all on the other hand, even though you know it’ll be fun from the moment you read the description of the activity, it ends up being even better. Captain Paolo and his team were super friendly and fun, the food was really good and not scarce at all (and neither were the alcoholic drinks haha), and the energy altogether was spectacular. And of course, the views of the city/mountains + the fish while you snorkel… we felt like we were in a movie on several occasions!! Very italian and dreamy experience. Thank you! Hopefully we can do it again some time.

Great Tour From a Tuscany tour guide I can say that it was a great boat tour. Three hours sailing through crystal clear waters with stops in the most beautiful bays. Possibility to swim surrounded by hundreds of fish, also on the boat you can find masks that you can use. The aperitif was abundant and rich with local products and drinks of all kinds. Captain Paolo very nice and the guide also gave interesting information.

Visiting 3 islands and seeing from close real time eruptions of the volcano Stromboli. Great! Improvement points: you cannot pay by card on the boat so take cash. Also, the italian guide did not speak proper english and we did not understand the explanations

A fantastic boat trip with a friendly and enthusiastic crew, pleasant music, sailing along the most beautiful spots and a nice dive in the warm, clear water three times.

Schöner und kompakter Tagesausflug! Wir haben auch Delfine gesehen! sehr glücklich