Blue Grotto In Malta

Things To Do In Malta - Visit The Blue Grotto.
Bus Routes, Boat Trip Timetables, Restaurants, and more

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.

How To Get to Blue Grotto Malta

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

Blue Grotto Malta Boat Trips

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.

  • Trips are only performed weather permitting as the sea might be rough.
  • Trips are performed by the Malta Blue grotto boat, the same Maltese boat used for fishing. The boat captains are seasoned fishermen who know the location very well.
  • For safety purposes all passengers are obliged to wear a life jacket.
  • Within the natural inlet of Wied iz-Zurrieq, a small jetty is provided for the embarkation of the boats.
  • During the hot summer months a canopy is provided for awaiting persons.
  • A queue could be encountered when large groups of tourists arrive at one go.

Blue Grotto Malta bus routes - updated on 06/06/2016

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

  • Time duration 30 minutes
  • Stop at Panorama bus stop
  • 2 min walk, down the hill to blue grotto

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

  • Time duration 30 minutes
  • Stop in Rabat, bus stop Rabat 2
  • Catch route 201 from bus stop Rabat 2 to Blue Grotto

Airport to Blue Grotto - Route 201

  • Time duration 60 minutes
  • Stop at Grotto bus stop

General Information

  • Route 201 leaving Malta International Airport interchange to Rabat interchange and vice versa.

Essential Tips

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.

Visiting other locations

Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, just 2 kilometres away.

Zurrieq village
Siggiewi village

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 valley going towards Blue Grotto Malta from the village of Zurrieq

The Blue Grotto in Malta is an attraction for all the family.

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