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From Tropea: Capo Vaticano boat tour with snorkel & aperitif

From Tropea: Capo Vaticano boat tour with snorkel & aperitif

From US$ 41.21 per person

Admire the natural scenery from the port of Tropea to Capo Vaticano. Join this trip to discover majestic beaches, caves, and swim in clear blue waters. Enjoy music, snacks, and drinks on board.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Experience the Italian coastal ambience on a guided boating adventure
  • Pass by panoramic views along the coast of Tropea, with many beautiful beaches
  • Enjoy the Italian summer spirit with music, dancing, and an aperitif
  • Learn the history of the area from your captain and have some snacks on board
  • Snorkel among a variety of fish at Grotticelle Bay and explore Capo Vaticano
Full description

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.

  • Boat tour
  • Captain
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Swimming stops
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Take the port entrance next to the hotel Le Roccette Mare. You will find the activity provider at the fishing port. Park at Via Baumer E, which is within close walking distance.

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Waterproof camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please keep in mind operating route may vary depending on sea and weather conditions. The activity provider reserves the right to cancel the excursion at any time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 121 reviews

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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.

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October 24, 2022

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.

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September 25, 2022

one of the best boat trips we have had. 3 times we stopped for swimming and snorkling off the boat, which was great as the water was very warm. they laid on drinks and a small buffet and disco music. a great crowd of people and the crew were very good, although the communications were not in english.

September 24, 2022

Product ID: 419636