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Boat tour along the Ionian coast of Leuca

Boat tour along the Ionian coast of Leuca

1,5 hour


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  • Set off on a 1.5-hour boat tour to discover the Ionian side of Puglia
  • Set sail from Santa Maria di Leuca and reach Punta Ristola, the famous heel of Italy
  • Admire the Bay of Sirens and the many caves along the coastline
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Full description

Prepare to be smitten: Santa Maria di Leuca is ready to win you over with a dip in the Grotta degli Innamorati!

This one-and-a-half-hour boat tour will take you to the most beautiful ravines and caves on the Ionian coast: the Baia delle Sirene (Mermaids' Bay), the 'infernal' sounds of the Grotta del Diavolo (Devil's Cave ) and Punta Ristola, the famous heel of Italy, await you en route!

When you say Salento on the tip of... heel!

What we will do

The meeting point is 20 minutes before the time indicated in the booking at Santa Maria di Leuca (LE). Here our skipper will be waiting for us, ready to welcome us on board the boat(boat or dinghy depending on availability).

Having set sail from Santa Maria di Leuca we will head towards Punta Ristola, the famous heel of Italy, to explore the numerous caves on the Ionian side. These will include the suggestive Grotta del diavolo (Devil's Cave), with its 'infernal' sounds, the Baia delle Sirene (Mermaid's Bay ) named after the legend of the mermaid Leucasia, the Grotta del maestro Gianni (Master Gianni's Cave), the Grotta del fiume (River Cave ), the Grotta delle tre porte ( Cave of the three doors ) and the Grotta dei Giganti (Giants' Cave). Each place visited will be enriched with historical curiosities and anecdotes told by the skipper on board.

Finally, we will stop at the Grotta degli Innamorati, for a 20-30 minute swim stop where we can dive with snorkelling masks and immerse ourselves in the beautiful turquoise waters.

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

Who it is aimed at

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

Children from 0 to 2 years old do not pay: please inform the organisers at the contact details indicated in your booking confirmation email.

The boat is not wheelchair-accessible, but it is possible to request assistance for boarding persons with reduced mobility.

Other information

The tour takes place daily from March to November with a minimum of 2 participants.

The boat is a 7- or 8-metre dinghy or motor boat (depending on availability) with awning and cushions; fresh water shower is also available on some boats.

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

Small dogs are allowed on board.

The meeting point can be reached by public transport and by car. Free or paid parking spaces are available on site.

Recommended clothing

  • Clothing suitable for the season
  • Swimming costume

Don't forget to bring

  • Beach towel
  • Sun cream
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses

What is included

  • Skipper
  • Fuel
  • Snorkelling masks

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 last minute. You get a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours from the activity start. You can find the full policies in the Policy di cancellazione 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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