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Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

Coast Rd | Qrendi, Zurrieq, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Zurrieq
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations, Caverns/ Caves
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
153 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I never considered myself as natural attractions superfan, and I went to the grotto just for company. And I have to thank the friend who asked me to go with him! It was unbelievable! Small boat for just 8 Euro took us to the most beautiful needles I'd ever seen! We'd visited several of the grottos each and every one... More

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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am not too fond of small boats but thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and seemed genuinely keen to talk about the caves/rocks. He also suggested photo opportunities. There are some shops, cafes and toilets there yet the place still feels unspoilt. It is easily accessible by bus although while we were waiting for our return bus... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I complained on the day, but I saw 2 VERY near misses where the boat drivers didn't see snorkellers and almost ran over them...an outboard motor propeller can ruin a snorkellers day big time. If the operation owner reads this PLEASE tell your boat drivers to watch out!... & they cut the corner around the rocks too much!... there's swimmers... More

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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We were actually decided not to take the boat, we were under the impression it was a little bit overrated and too expensive for what it offered, so we just went there to check the area. Once we got there and realized you can't actually see much of it unless you are inside the caves, we decided to try the... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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74 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The blue cave in Capri Italy is much poorer and much more expensive than this site. The sailor declared the names of the caves or rocks but not much more. No background, just nothing. However I enjoyed the 20-25 sailing and the beautiful views, knowing that caves' names are meaningless and try just to enjoy the natural views of the... More

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21 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended if you have never visited it. The boat ride takes about 15-20 minutes and they take you into several caves. The waters are stunning to view. Took this stop on the hop-on hop-off bus service as it can be difficult to reach if using other transport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The tour of the Blue Grotto is simply fantastic and should be on everyone's list of things to do in their lives. Everything about the tour as top class, you take the tour in a traditional looking maltese boat, then the guide takes you through some of the most amazing natural rock formations in Malta at the very least. The... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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52 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My bride and I took a boat tour around the island and got to go near the Blue Grotto but the tide was too high to enter the grotto so we only got a cursory glance. Otherwise, the island is amazing.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The boat ride lasts 25-30 minutes and takes you into the most spectacular caves. The views are very nice. However, we expected a bit more from it. At least, you can stay and go swimming after the trip.

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HORLEY, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The trip on a boat into the caves was part of an around the Island tour by jeep. Possibly if you have never been into these types of blue caves they are very appealing. However,having visited many Greek Islands who all seem to have their own blue caves/inland seas etc this did not seem any different to those I had... More

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