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Boat tour of the Adriatic caves from Santa Maria di Leuca

Boat tour of the Adriatic caves from Santa Maria di Leuca

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1,5 hour


Very flexible

From 1 to 10


  • Set sail for a 1.5-hour boat tour to discover the Salento coastline
  • Admire the numerous caves dotting the Adriatic side from the water
  • Dive into the crystal clear sea and enjoy a snack in front of magnificent landscapes
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Full description

How many caves are there in Salento? So many: and you are about to discover them all (or almost!) with our 1.5-hour boat tour.

Sailing from Santa Maria di Leuca along the eastern side, in the waters of the Adriatic Sea, you can admire the countless caves and inlets along the coast, as well as Punta Meliso and the lighthouse of Santa Maria di Leuca.

A dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Salento is a must: even better if accompanied by a snack on board!

What we will do

We will meet in Santa Maria di Leuca (LE), 30 minutes before the time chosen at the time of booking.

Once boarding is complete, we will set sail from the harbour in the company of a skipper and explore the many caves and inlets that characterise the Adriatic coast of Salento. Sailing along the eastern side, we will admire the fantastic views of Punta Meliso and the lighthouse of Santa Maria di Leuca.

Along the way we will admire numerous caves from the outside, such as Grotta Terradico, Grotta Gabbiani, Grotta Verdusella, Grotta del Soffio, Grotta della Vora and Grotta delle Mannute.

Depending on the weather and sea conditions, we will make a 25-minute bathing stop at a place of your choice between Grotta del Soffio, a wonder of the place visible only by sea, or at Punta Meliso, one of the promontories embracing the bay of Santa Maria di Leuca.

Between dips in the crystal-clear waters of Salento, a snack (usually taralli) will be offered on board, accompanied by a choice of soft drinks, beer or prosecco.

We will then return to the port after a 1.5-hour tour.

Who it is aimed at

The activity is suitable for everyone, with no age limit. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Children aged 0 to 1 year participate free of charge: inform the organisers of their presence at the contact details given in your booking confirmation email.

The boat is not wheelchair-accessible, but the staff can assist people with reduced mobility in boarding, with prior notice after booking confirmation.

Other information

The tour runs daily from April to October, with a minimum of 2 participants.

The itinerary and stops may vary depending on weather and sea conditions.

You will travel on a 7 to 10-metre motorboat or gozzo with safety equipment, ladder, cushions, awning covering half the boat and freshwater shower.

Small or medium-sized dogs may be allowed on board on request. Please contact the organiser after booking confirmation to check whether it is possible to take your four-legged friend with you on the chosen date.

No alternatives for snacks on board are available for participants with food allergies or intolerances.

The meeting point can be reached by car (free or paid parking on site) or by bus (bus stop 700-800 m away).

Recommended clothing

  • Clothing suitable for the season
  • Swimming costume

Don't forget to bring

  • Beach towel
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap

What is included

  • Skipper
  • Fuel
  • Drinks and snacks

How it works

  • Book
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  1. 1
    Complete the booking

    Choose your preferred date and time from the calendar and proceed to payment

  2. 2
    Receive instant confirmation

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  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Santa Maria di Leuca, Lecce

Santa Maria di Leuca
Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is very flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 0 days from the activity start date. Within 0 and 0 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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