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(AFTERNOON) Excursion COSTA DEGLI DEI - Snorkeling from Capo Vaticano to Tropea

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Stop At: Spiaggia di Santa Maria di Ricadi, Santa Maria di Ricadi, Capo Vaticano, Ricadi Italy

The splendid Bay of Santa Maria houses the only fishing village in the Capo Vaticano area. The popular tradition divides it into three zones: Scoglio Fortino, Santa Maria and Petrario. In the center of the bay, a small church was built in a square surrounded by a few small fishermen-inhabited houses.

Our tour will start and end here.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Grotticelle beach, Contrada Grotticelle SNC Capo Vaticano Ricadi, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi Italy

The wide and jagged Grotticelle Bay, divided into a series of inlets and small bays, culminates with the Scoglio del

Palombaro, the extreme point of Capo Vaticano.

Here we will stop for about 30 minutes with the possibility of snorkeling among fish and other fish species.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Capo Vaticano SNC, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi Italy

Capo Vaticano is one of the best places where a lighthouse indicates the safe way for sailors since ancient times. Flanked by the Grotticelle bay, its splendid beaches are universally classified among the most beautiful in the world. A Belvedere has been created at the top, which we recommend our guests to visit to enjoy a wonderful landscape to say the least.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Praia di Fuoco, Capo Vaticano SNC Beach accessible only by sea, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi Italy

Praia i Focu, located at the foot of the Cape, under the Lighthouse, is one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world and among the 10 most beautiful in Italy. From the public reachable only by sea, while a private staircase connects it to the lighthouse and to the Berto house, the writer who, having arrived in the 60s, attracted by this splendid place chose it as his home.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Spiaggia Formicoli, 89866 Santa Domenica, Ricadi Italy

Formicoli, a name that derives from Forum Hercules, an ancient commercial port founded by Hercules as reported by some Latin historians. In ancient times the sea level was higher and penetrated into the huge rocky channel, where, during the big tides

The ships were sheltered there. When, on the other hand, the sea was calm they moored to the walls of the wall of the said port and carried out their trade activities with the local population.

Today, among the remains, making SNORKELING, we can admire numerous fish species.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Spiaggia di Riaci, Localita' Santa Domenica di Ricadi, 89866 Santa Domenica, Ricadi Italy

The enchanting Riaci Bay with its blue waters and transparent waters, takes the name of the stream that flows there, Riace that derives from the Greek and means impetuous torrent. A stratified rocky wall rises over the sea. The long white sand beach is divided by a small promontory that goes into the sea: the Scoglio di Riaci with caves and inlets to be crossed by swimming.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Grotta dello Scheletro, Tropea, Ricadi Italy

The Grotto of the skeleton, also known as the Blue Grotto since the reflection of the sun on the white sand creates a play of colors that, projected inside the cave, take skeletal shapes. The beach is called Pietre di Mulino because, as you will see, even today from the many round recesses in the rock, the millstones were extracted from the mills.

In this place we will make another stop with bath and snorkeling among fish, sea urchins and starfish there will be the possibility to swim inside the cave.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tropea Beach, Marina di Tropea, 89861 Tropea Italy


Our excursion closes at the foot of this 50 meter high cliff overlooking the sea, on which Tropea is a town of 6200 inhabitants. A real balcony overlooking the sea, an elegant center. Today Tropea welcomes thousands of tourists, coming from all over the world, attracted by the natural beauty, landscape, art and its food and wine products.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, Via Marina Dell Isola SNC, 89861 Tropea Italy


Opposite the cliff of Tropea, stands a large rock of sandstone rock, once completely surrounded by the sea, on which stands the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola.

 Of great interest is the large cave that crosses the rock, known as the Cave of Lovers.

On the same rock rises the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola. It is likely that the rock of the island was inhabited, around the 7th-8th century, by hermits. These, isolating themselves from the civilized world, dedicated themselves to a contemplative and ascetic life. The staircase to follow to reach it was built around 1810.

Having become one of the symbolic places of Calabria in the world, this church is of medieval origin.

Here our tour will end. We will return to Capo Vaticano to make the last stop with a bath.

Navigation time 15 minutes.

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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Fortino, 89866 Santa Maria VV, Italy
Departure Time

6/3/2019 - 10/31/2019
Monday - Sunday:03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

We found this trip as suggested by our hotel and then organised by them as well. The trip itself took place in a speed boat with the enthusiasm of the tour guide showing through at each stop, describing parts about the coastline and allowing us...More

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Davide_Mondoblu, Proprietario at Mondo Blu Diving, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Thank you for choosing us and see you at the next adventure.

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