Taormina Blue Grotto boat tour is the perfect experience to enjoy a panoramic visit of the coast and of the town of Taormina. First, you will be charmed by the rock formations that give shapes to beautiful caves, such as the Lovers’ Cave and the famous Taormina Blue Grotto, a renowned spot for snorkelling and scuba dives in the area. The clear blue water gives you the opportunity to jump in for a nice swim in the waters around the wonderful rocky islet of Isola Bella, also shown in the new TV show White Lotus Sicily.
With this boat tour, beside the natural beauties of the rock formations and the landscape, you are going to see also all the luxury hotels on the coast of Taormina, including the one whose pool and beaches are shown as White Lotus Sicily locations.
After having savoured a Sicilian treat and a sip of wine on the boat, in less than half an hour, we will reach the lovely town of Taormina to visit the Greek Theatre Taormina and experience the mood of the dolce vita.
The Taormina Blue Grotto boat tour starts from Messina Cruise Port or from Travel Agency Discover Messina Sicily, located in the city centre. On request, a departure from your accommodation located in Messina area.
After a journey of about one hour by van, you will reach the first destination of this day trip, which is the port of Giardini Naxos, not far from Taormina. Here you will embark on a sightseeing boat starting a lovely tour of the coastline of Taormina and its natural beauty, made by crystal water and particular rock formations.
The highlights of this tour are Taormina Blue Grotto and the amazing Isola Bella, a rocky islet connected to the beach by a tiny sand line which thanks to its lush vegetation is a nature reserve for marine birds.
After a refreshing swim near Isola Bella and a tasting, you will be back to the port of Giardini Naxos and you will be ready to visit Taormina.
In less than 20 minutes you will arrive in the beautiful Taormina, where you will visit the Greek Roman Theatre. Then explore Taormina in free time, walk along Corso Umberto or “eat local” at one of the many typical and cozy restaurants of the pedestrian area. Your tour guide will be happy to suggest to you the best spots where to try the famous Sicilian food as arancino, cannolo, and a fresh granita, or the most interesting historical attractions of Taormina,the ancient churches, the panoramic point or the peaceful public garden.
The Taormina Blue Grotto boat tour will end at the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon
Hotel / B&B
English, Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian
Round trip by A/C van or bus
2 hour boat tour
Ticket the to Greek-Roman Theatre
Live commentary on board
Treats and bottled water on board of the bus
Discover Messina Travel Assistance
Food and drinks
Any Private Expenses
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
What is not specified in “Included in the price”
Swimsuit, sunscreen, light shoes, comfortable and thin clothing, a hat. Change of clothes (optional)
If you book this excursion as private for a group of maximum 6 people, you will be comfortably transported by our luxury car. Please, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with further information.
The tour by boat has a duration of almost 2 hours.
Yes, you can swim during a short stop that the boat will do during the tour.
No, there are no changing rooms available. We suggest you bring light clothes that you can wear above your swimsuit.
No, the lunch is not included in the price of the tour. There is included only tasting on the board of the boat.
Yes, once in Taormina you will visit the city and the Greek Theatre with your tour guide.
Very enjoyable day! Sabrina did a great job of mixing a structured informative tour with free time to explore.
Sabrina and her assistant Federica did an excellent job of organizing a fun and enjoyable day. They
struck a perfect balance of providing a structured informative tour while also allowing us some free time
to explore on our own.
We enjoyed our boat tour. Great views from the sea. Our weather wasn’t the best, but we had a few
spots of sunshine. No one was up to swimming, but we enjoyed the tour.
We had a great trip. Punctual and convenient pick up and drop off at our cruise terminal. Travel in comfortable air conditioned bus along the coach. The boat trip and swimming off the boat was an absolute highlight! Our guides were fun, knowledgeable and accommodating. We found taormina pretty but the heat and crowds made it difficult to enjoy the short time there. Definitely recommend this company!
Thoroughly enjoyed our boat ride to Isola Bella and beyond, our swim in the Mediterranean and our
time in Taormina. It’s such a beautiful place and our guide, Mariarita was wonderful!!
Sara was such a sweet guide. She was excellent! Began tour cruising the shoreline and seeing the beauty of the grotto. Then we headed to Taormina for quick tour of the theatre for those who chose to go or you could just shop and have lunch. We chose to go on the quick tour and glad we did. Then had about 2 hours in town to roam around. It’s a charming place to shop, eat and walk.