Boat excursions in Otranto. Visit the Salento coast, the caves and coves, with lunch on board.
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Grotte Zinzulusa
Boat tour starting from
€ 450
Boat tour duration
4 ore
BOAT TOUR: Grotte Zinzulusa
DEPARTURE TIMES: 10.00-14.00

As soon as we leave the port of Otranto we will pass the Torre del Serpente, an old oil lighthouse, and then turn into the large Orte Bay which ends at Capo d'Otranto, the easternmost point of Italy.

Continuing we will arrive at the bay of Sant'Emiliano, a name that derives from the tower built on the highest point of the bay, used for sighting the Turks.

Further on we reach Porto Badisco, a small fishing port, famous for the landing place of Aeneas and for the fantastic color of its water; you can see the characteristics of the seabed even at a depth of 10m or more.

Under the Minervino Tower, we will visit the Rose Caves. It is one of the thousands of karst caves in Salento, so named by a team of spereosubs after the discovery of a natural sponge unique in the world with the red color of a rose.

Subsequently we find the Fraula cave, strawberry in Arabic, whose characteristic is that of having fresh water springs. This brings us to Santa Cesara Terme: a wedding favor by the sea! Known for the onion dome of Villa Sticchi, built between 1894 and 1900. We arrive at the famous Miggiano Bay, an enchanting inlet, where we will make our first swim stop.

Continuing navigation we arrive under the city of Castro to visit the Zinzulusa Cave, Blue Cave and Palombara Cave.

Characteristics of the boat excursion

Points of interest
  • Otranto
  • Baia delle Orte
  • Capo d'Otranto (Punta Palascìa)
  • Baia di Sant'Emiliano
  • Porto Badisco
  • Grotta delle Rose
  • Grotta della Fraula
  • Santa Cesarea Terme
  • Baia di Miggiano (100 scale)
  • Grotta Zinzulusa
  • Grotta Azzurra
  • Grotta Palombara
What to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip flop sandals/Slippers
  • Towel
  • Mask (optional)
  • Kway (In May and September)
What it includes
  • Two stop for swim of 30 minutes
  • Aperitif on board
  • Fresh water shower on deck
  • Awning
  • Fuel
More information

It is necessary to arrive 20 minutes before the tour departure. Delays are not tolerated, out of respect for the participants present at boarding

Swim breaks may vary depending on weather and sea conditions; we know how to take you where you can live a unique experience in complete relaxation

Cancellation terms

You can cancel the tour for free within 7 days of the excursion;

In the event of adverse weather conditions that do not allow it to be carried out safely, the tour will be refunded or postponed to the first available date;

In the event of rain/storms or strengthening seas occurring during the tour, no refund will be provided;

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