Tips on Touring the Blue Grotto in Malta

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As noted on my Day Tour of Malta, this tiny nation in the middle of the Mediterranean packs in a lot of natural beauty. The Blue Grotto in Malta is possibly the most scenic spot on the island. It blends natural caves with the bluest of blue water and can be experienced from a distance as well as up close.

Postcard Perfect

The Blue Grotto in Malta is found in guidebooks and on postcards for a reason. This stunning shot of the Blue grotto can be viewed as you make your way down to Wied Iż-Żurrieq, a tiny harbour village where tours to the Blue Grotto in Malta depart. Be sure to pull over at the parking lot and take it in.

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Get Inside

Boat tours of the Blue Grotto in Malta run frequently from Wied Iż-Żurrieq – depending on weather of course. Head down the boat ramp and over to the kiosk to buy a ticket.

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From there you’re taken on a tour of the coast including the Blue Grotto in Malta. Tours last about 20 minutes and cost roughly 8 euro.

Bonus Birds

Leaving our boat tour of the Blue Grotto in Malta we stumbled on a wildlife conservation group with some of their friends. This included some of Malta’s most adorable birds which can be interacted with for a small donation.

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Looking for more?

Scuba diving is a popular activity in Malta and can be enjoyed from the Wied Iż-Żurrieq fishing village. No need for a boat, you jump in the water from there. Ship wrecks and sea life await in Malta’s blue waters.

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 Blue Grotto in Malta Good to Know

Good to know: Boats run in ideal weather only! Have your hotel call ahead.
Don’t Miss: Boat ride!


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Although I was provided a complimentary tour at the Blue Grotto in Malta thanks to Visit Malta,
the experience, opinions, and deep blue water views are my own.


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  • Christy Jane

    Beautiful!