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Tropea Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Tropea: Capo Vaticano boat tour with snorkel & aperitif

1. 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 you 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: Capo Vaticano Cruise with Snorkeling and Drinks

2. From Tropea: Capo Vaticano Cruise with Snorkeling and Drinks

Enjoy a fantastic cruise from the port of Tropea to Capo Vaticano on board the Blue Ocean. Visit 3 stunning bays, snorkel among brightly colored fish, and sip on a glass of delicious Calabrian wine. Board your ship at Tropea and begin a magical journey. Throughout the cruise, you can tune in to your audio guide and learn about the myths and legends of the area, including the fascinating tales of Hercules. Pass by the stunning Grotta dello Scheletro and the Grotta Bianca, snapping photos as you cruise past. At Riaci Bay, see the famous Riaci rock and learn how two WWI torpedos created this iconic cave. Sail past Formicoli and its ancient Roman ruins, the Forum Erculis. Marvel at the beautiful beaches of Praia di Focu and the unique rock formations of Matineo and the Cave of Love. At Grotticelle Bay, enjoy a 30-minute dip in the clear blue water, where you can swim among the fish. After toweling off, nibble on bruschetta with a sublime glass of local wine. Continue to Tropea Beach, where you can swim in front of the Grotta del Palombo and the beaches of the Rotonda. Return to port refreshed and having experienced the beauty of Italy's coast.

Tropea: Private Tour with Skipper to Capo Vaticano

3. Tropea: Private Tour with Skipper to Capo Vaticano

Depart from the port of Tropea and sail along the beautiful coastline of Calabria. Stop underneath the Church Sanctuary of “Saint Maria 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.

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What people are saying about Tropea Beach

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Very friendly crew with a rustic ship with lots of space. With three half-hour snorkel breaks entertaining. Unfortunately, there weren't many fish to see because it was too far away from rocks. The coastal panorama is impressive. On the way back there was a 4 different bruscetta and a drink for everyone

It was a very worthwhile trip. The beaches we stopped at were beautiful. There were small snacks and sparkling wine. The captain and his colleague are great fun cannons. Overall it was really fun :)

Highly recommended along the most beautiful coastline in all of Italy. Beautiful beaches with green-blue sea water. Breathtaking views. So do it!

Very nice experience, we had a lot of fun and Captain Paolo and the captain were nice and professional. Suitable for both adults and children.

A pleasant excursion with a knowledgeable guide who explained the details of the coast