Water activity

Tropea: Capo Vaticano Cruise with Snorkeling and Aperitif

4.7 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: Costa degli Dei Tours

Tropea: Capo Vaticano Cruise with Snorkeling and Aperitif

Activity provider: Costa degli Dei Tours

From US$ 41.32 per person

Discover some of the most beautiful beaches of the Calabria region on a comfortable motor-ship with a bar and sun deck. Explore the bay of Capo Vaticano with an aperitif served on board.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Audio guide included
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the stunning Italian coast from a comfortable boat
  • Swim with beautiful fish in the clear blue Mediterrean waters
  • Enjoy an aperitif of local wine and bruschetta during your cruise
  • Learn the intriguing myths and legends of the area from an audio guide
  • See the white sands of Tropea Beach and the beaches of the Rotonda
Full description

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 Azzurra, 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 take great photos of the town from the sea and swim in front of the Grotta del Palombaro and the beaches of the Rotonda. Return to the port refreshed and having experienced the beauty of Italy's coast.

  • Boat ride
  • English-speaking captain
  • Aperitif on board with wine and bruschetta
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Towel
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Present your voucher at the check-in desk. At the Port of Tropea, go to the fisherman's side by taking the Roccette Mare Resort entrance. The check-in desk is in front of the gangway of the Blue Ocean ship.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Waterproof camera
  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The activity provider, in agreement with the ship's captain, reserves the right to cancel the excursion at any time
  • All the itineraries may undergo modifications or variations depending on the marine weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
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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

July 20, 2022

One of the best experiences, I've had on a boat. The crew is welcoming and kind for the three hour stop at numerous swim points along the stunning coast line. camraderie was shared with everyone on board: a cast of italians, americans and canadians. classic italian sea faring tunes and a local fate apertivo under the descending Calabrian sun, complete with nduja spread and tropean onions. not much to ask for for 40 dollars a person.

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June 9, 2022

Ein super Trip, drei Stunden von tropea nach capo vaticano und zurück. Tolle Ansichten der Küste vom Meer aus. Das Boot und die Crew perfekt. Drei Mal kann mann in glasklarem Wasser schnorcheln und in die Grotten schwimmen. Bruchetta und ein Getränk auch noch inklusive, alle anderen Getränke (AHF) 1.Euro ,was will man mehr. Wir waren begeistert und können diese Tour wärmstens weiterempfehlen.

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September 22, 2022


Product ID: 409098