blue grotto and marsaxlokk tour

an extended morning tour

What a splendid idea to take a relaxing tour to the Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk harbour!

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What the tour consists about

Why Choose This Tour?

lovely enjoyable excursion to see two of the most popular locations visited by tourists.

The magnificent Blue Grotto caves. Ride a small motored Maltese fishing boat which takes you to the stunning sea caves. The water is so clear and blue. Well worth a visit. The trip takes 25 minute in all.

Then proceed to the lively fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Admire the colourful Maltese Luzzu fishing boats. Visit the market along the shore.

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highlights about the tour

  • A boat trip to the Blue Grotto Caves (optional costs).
  • Visit the Marsaxlokk Fishing Village.
  • Visit the fish market.

What is included

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation.
  • A 5-hour day tour to Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk starting at 9:00 to 14:00.
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coach bus.
  • Tour guide

What is excluded

  • The boat ride to the Blue Grotto caves is not included in the tour.
  • Boat trip to Blue Grotto Caves (Ticket of boat trip can only be purchased from the ticket office at Blue Grotto)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

how to book the tour

  • First select the date you would like to attend this tour. 
  • Second select the number of adults (€28) or/and children (€12) which will be attending the tour.
  • Enter 'maltainfoguide' in the coupon box to get a 5% discount
  • After you have selected the dates, click book now.
  • You will then have to fill up a form with necessary details.- Enter you payment details then click Confirm Booking.

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Tickets purchased are refundable or exchangeable.
eTicket (Mobile Ticket) available

A Description Of The Tour

blue grotto malta

The tour starts by driving to the Blue Grotto which is located on the south face of the island. The location is called Wied Iz-Zurrieq, a natural rock formation inlet where fisherman anchor their small wooden boats.

The touring bus stops you at the carpark where then you walk down the hill from ere you can buy your tickets and proceed the last 20 metres to the Blue Grotto trips departure wharf. It is at the same time a very lovely location with natural rocky formations, deep blue sea and the uninhabited island of Filfla out at sea.

boat trip to the caves

The Blue Grotto is a naturally shaped rock formation with a number of sea caverns that for everyday between sunrise and 13:00 is the best time for the best light reflections.

Although this boat ride is the only thing not included in the tour it is highly recommended.

The boat trip takes 25 minutes from where you embark the fishing boat which takes 8 persons at a time to the cave and back to the same departing location. As a safety precaution everyone on the boat has to wear a life vest. The small boats drive inside the large cave where you will be caught up with the natural beautiful reflections mirroring numerous shades of blue. Brilliant phosphorescent colors of the underwater plants.

If you do not take the boat ride you can walk around down to the natural sea inlet, walk around the small garden which is further up from here. There is a few short streets with old houses and new flats where you will observed several restaurants serving all sorts of food especially fish.

marsaxlokk village

The tour proceeds by driving to Marsaxlokk village which is not far away from where you started the tour. It is a very attractive location where you will stop to walk around the promenade where many fishing boats are anchored.  A Sunday market with many different stalls line up the promenade. It was originally a fish market which developed into a Sunday morning market with fish, souvenirs, and fresh goods.

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