The Blue Grotto in Malta is a number of sea caves on the southern coast of Malta very close to Zurrieq and then Qrendi Village. It is famous for the extraordinary sea reflections within the cave area where many tourists during the year come here on purpose.
The small natural inlet is named Wied iz-Zurrieq where various fishermen use this natural inlet as their harbour and go out fishing. There are several boat houses in the area but by time due to its popularity several restaurants and bars flourished.
Here you find useful practical things to take note and carry with you
when you come here and visit the Blue Grotto.
Blue Grotto Malta boat trips
Everyday, weather permitting, you can take a trip.
The location attracts people everyday and the Blue Grotto malta boat trip are the right occasion for a trip to the caves offering the following schedules.
Summer time: 09.00 to 17.00
Winter time: 09.00 to 15.30
Blue Grotto Malta prices: Adults €8.00 whilst children €4.00
Booking office for boat trips.
It is situated adjacent to the boat yard close to the embarkation area. You can proceed down the boat slipway towards the shore line a bit far away from the parking area just the same distance from the last public transport bus stop. Or the alternative route for people with wheel chairs or pushchairs. Just 5 minutes walk.
It is good to note that:
The duration of the trip is around 20 minutes.
Details of popular routes by Malta Public Transport for this location.
You will also find the Blue Grotto Malta map location including the various bus stops mentioned for those who are not yet familiar with Malta.
Valletta Terminus to Blue Grotto - Route 74
St. Julians to Blue Grotto including residents from Swieqi, Paceville, Sliema and Gzira - Route 13 - 16
Route 13 - Every 10 minutes
Route 14 - Every 20 minutes
Route 15 - Every 30 minutes
Route 16 - Every 20 minutes
Stop at Valletta Terminus then catch route 74
Bugibba to Blue Grotto - Route 186
Airport to Blue Grotto - Route 201
The location is very good for swimming although the sea can be rough. If you love swimming do not forget your swimsuit and snorkeling gear.
Dive the Maltese islands: Wied iz-zurrieq is one of the main locations. Here you find Um El Faroud which is a 10,000 ton Libya tanker which was scuttled off the coast of Wied Iz-Zurrieq as an artificial reef and a diving site since 1998. Here you will encounter squid and barracudas.
We suggest that you dedicate a holiday in Malta specifically as a diving holiday in Malta.
Wied iz-Zurrieq restaurants and snack bar – the best place to visit fish restaurants with a fantastic view of the open sea in such a quiet location.
A large parking area adjacent to the restaurant.
The sea can get very rough depending on the weather.
People with disability can access to the boats is via a steep slope which might present some difficulty for a disabled person. A strong helping hand is recommended.
The public convenience is located in the centre.
A public garden where children can walk and rest. It is advisable not to leave the children alone in certain areas as ther are high rocks or too close to the edge of the far end of the garden.
The location is good for short walks if you have extra time to relax.
Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, just 2 kilometres away.
Ghar Lapsi. Proceeding further up the coast up to Dingli cliffs. It is a very nice area to explore and ample space for walks and being a quiet area free from any buildings.
The Blue Grotto in Malta is an attraction for all the family.