Tips on Touring the Blue Grotto in Malta


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 and is a must-visit attraction in my opinion. It blends natural caves with the bluest of blue water which you can take in from the shore as well as up close by boat.

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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 frequently run from Wied Iż-Żurrieq. Weather is a factor so best to check conditions before heading out. Once at the village, head down the boat ramp and over to the kiosk to buy a ticket.


From there, guests board a colourful wooden boat that takes them on a tour of the coast including the Blue Grotto. Tours last about 20 minutes and cost roughly 8 euros.

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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 there are tours departing from the Wied Iż-Żurrieq fishing village. No need for a boat, you jump in the water from there. Shipwrecks and sea life await in Malta’s blue waters. If you’re looking for a more DIY adventure, sea kayaking is a fantastic option, offering an alternative way to explore the stunning Blue Grotto. Paddle at your own pace, and experience the natural beauty of Malta’s coastline up close and personal.

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 Blue Grotto Good to Know

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

What say you?
Thoughts on touring the Blue Grotto in Malta?
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Although I was provided with a complimentary Blue Grotto tour thanks to Visit Malta,
the experience, opinions, and deep blue water views are my own.

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3 replies on “Tips on Touring the Blue Grotto in Malta”
  1. Avatarsays: Edina

    What a stunning location! The Blue Grotto in Malta looks absolutely breathtaking. I would love to visit and take a boat tour to see it up close. Has anyone else been to the Blue Grotto in Malta? I would love to hear about your experience!

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