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One and a half hour boat tour of Leuca's sea caves

One and a half hour boat tour of Leuca's sea caves

1,5 hour


Very flexible

From 1 to 60


  • Come to Santa Maria di Leuca and go on a boat tour on the Ionian or Adriatic side
  • Visit the sea caves, admire their beauty and learn all about them
  • Treat yourself to a 30-minute stop for a dip in the clear waters that wash the coastline
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Full description

Did you know that the Dragon Cave takes its name from a stalactite conformation that resembles the head of a dragon? And that the Grotta dei Gabbiani is the favourite nesting place of these birds? If you have the desire to explore the wonders of Santa Maria di Leuca's sea caves, this boat tour is for you!

Enjoy a one-and-a-half-hour experience exploring either the Ionian or the Adriatic side of the coast and take a 30-minute stop for a refreshing swim . Exploring this area will give you wonderful views and an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature.

What we will do

We will meet in Santa Maria di Leuca (LE), where we will be met by the captain who will guide us through the experience. We will board the boat and set off on the excursion, following the profile of one side of the coast. In fact, the activity allows us to visit sea caves on either the Ionian or the Adriatic side: the choice of route will depend on weather conditions, but in both cases we will enjoy extraordinary views!

If we proceed along the Ionian side we will encounter the Grotta del Fiume, the Grotta delle Tre Porte, the Grotta del Presepe and the Grotta del Drago. If instead we proceed along the Adriatic side we will reach the Grotta dei Gabbiani, the Grotta dell'Orso Cupo and the Grotta Verdusella. Each of these caves has a distinctive feature from which it often takes its name. The River Cave, for example, is characterised by a freshwater spring with a sandy bottom while the Verdusella Cave by a natural sculpture of Poseidon's face.

During the experience, we will stop to visit them and admire the emerald green waters that bathe them. We will also have the opportunity to take a break of about 30 minutes for a refreshing swim in this magnificent setting. The colours of nature and the sunlight will be reflected in the sea, creating an enchanting picture.

At the end of the visit, we return to the starting point. The experience, including the bathing stop, lasts a total of one and a half hours.

Who it is aimed at

The activity is suitable for everyone without age limits. Children under the age of 18 may participate unaccompanied after signing a waiver from a responsible adult.

Children from 0 to 2 years old (included) do not pay but occupy a berth: to communicate their presence please contact the structure at the contact details you will receive in your booking confirmation e-mail.

It is not necessary to know how to swim to take part in the activity.

The boat is accessible to people in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties.

Other information

The activity is available every day from the end of April to the end of October.

Theboat used during the experience is 9 m long, is made of fibreglass, and is equipped with cushions, awning, climbing ladder and life jackets.

Small and medium-sized dogs are allowed on board.

Recommended clothing

  • Swimming costume
  • Beachwear

What is included

  • Captain
  • Fuel
  • Life jacket

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  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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