Malta (Valletta) Blue Grotto Boat Trip Excursion Reviews

Take a boat out of the famous caverns of Malta's Blue Grotto and experience the wonders for yourself.
Beautiful.
Sail Date: March 2019
Beautiful. It was a hazy day. It would have been better if it had been sunny.
Beautiful. It was a hazy day. It would have been better if it had been sunny. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Rode out to look at the Blue Grotto, from above.
Sail Date: August 2018
Rode out to look at the Blue Grotto, from above. It was midday and the guide said it was a better view in the morning. Ship didn't dock until pm.
Rode out to look at the Blue Grotto, from above. It was midday and the guide said it was a better view in the morning. Ship didn't dock until pm. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We waited all week as we were wait listed for the sail and snorkel/swim tour.
Sail Date: June 2018
We waited all week as we were wait listed for the sail and snorkel/swim tour. Checked the kiosk two days before and noticed a power boat trip was open. It was cancelled and the Captain did not go to MGARR due to rough seas.
We waited all week as we were wait listed for the sail and snorkel/swim tour. Checked the kiosk two days before and noticed a power boat trip was open. It was cancelled and the Captain did not go to MGARR due to rough seas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Not as exciting as I thought it would be, the guide on the coach I could not understand, the walk ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Not as exciting as I thought it would be, the guide on the coach I could not understand, the walk to boats hazardous, the boat ride basic and uninteresting.
Not as exciting as I thought it would be, the guide on the coach I could not understand, the walk to boats hazardous, the boat ride basic and uninteresting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Once we were dropped off by the Hop on Hop off bus, we paid ourselves and waited to get on a boat.
Sail Date: April 2018
Once we were dropped off by the Hop on Hop off bus, we paid ourselves and waited to get on a boat. It was very fast and not like a tour, just a ride to and from the waters of the grotto. Worth the price.
Once we were dropped off by the Hop on Hop off bus, we paid ourselves and waited to get on a boat. It was very fast and not like a tour, just a ride to and from the waters of the grotto. Worth the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Unfortunately we not permitted to board the boats.
Sail Date: October 2017
Unfortunately we not permitted to board the boats. We did tour around Malta countryside. Our second visit. We walked around Valetta. I could live here.
Unfortunately we not permitted to board the boats. We did tour around Malta countryside. Our second visit. We walked around Valetta. I could live here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Blue Grotto boat trip is not to be missed.
Sail Date: September 2017
The Blue Grotto boat trip is not to be missed. It is relatively short, but the views are stunning.
The Blue Grotto boat trip is not to be missed. It is relatively short, but the views are stunning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Loved every minute of it - wish it had been longer- only 20 minutes in caves.
Sail Date: September 2017
Loved every minute of it - wish it had been longer- only 20 minutes in caves.
Loved every minute of it - wish it had been longer- only 20 minutes in caves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Blue Grotto was pretty but nothing spectacular.
Sail Date: August 2017
Blue Grotto was pretty but nothing spectacular. The water was nice - bring a towel and play in the water for should your schedule allows. Hop-on hop off seems to be a decent option. Too hot to walk around for too long.
Blue Grotto was pretty but nothing spectacular. The water was nice - bring a towel and play in the water for should your schedule allows. Hop-on hop off seems to be a decent option. Too hot to walk around for too long. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A bit disappointed since the man from the boat trip kept asking for tips when we had already been ...
Sail Date: August 2017
A bit disappointed since the man from the boat trip kept asking for tips when we had already been warned in case that happened. Our guide recommended to play deaf. But the trip was nice.
A bit disappointed since the man from the boat trip kept asking for tips when we had already been warned in case that happened. Our guide recommended to play deaf. But the trip was nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a short trip in boats to see the amazing blue grotto, the water was crystal clear, very ...
Sail Date: August 2017
This was a short trip in boats to see the amazing blue grotto, the water was crystal clear, very pretty but would have liked it to go a bit longer. We then went to the town of Marsaxlokk which was very busy as it was Sunday. There was a ... Read More
This was a short trip in boats to see the amazing blue grotto, the water was crystal clear, very pretty but would have liked it to go a bit longer. We then went to the town of Marsaxlokk which was very busy as it was Sunday. There was a market on that was a combination of food, souvenirs and junk, unfortunately it took away from the beauty of the small fishing port. The tour finished by lunchtime, so we had time to explore Valletta on our own, once again many places were closed due to being Sunday but it is an amazing place that is well worth exploring Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
HAL - EXC - 'Sail and Swim Crystal-Clear Waters of Blue Lagoon,' was an excellent tour.
Sail Date: August 2017
HAL - EXC - 'Sail and Swim Crystal-Clear Waters of Blue Lagoon,' was an excellent tour. The sailing company was great, with good commentary from the friendly ship's captain. We saw much more of Malta and Gozo than we ... Read More
HAL - EXC - 'Sail and Swim Crystal-Clear Waters of Blue Lagoon,' was an excellent tour. The sailing company was great, with good commentary from the friendly ship's captain. We saw much more of Malta and Gozo than we expected to see. The small handheld fresh water shower was a wonderful treat to hose-off the salt-water after a dip in the beautiful crystal clear waters. The sailing ship should consider purchasing more 'noodles & floatation devices,' as they weren't enough for everyone who wanted them. The snorkelling gear could be upgraded and flippers supplied as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was amazing to see the picturesque caves and amazing turquoise coloured water.
Sail Date: July 2017
This was amazing to see the picturesque caves and amazing turquoise coloured water.
This was amazing to see the picturesque caves and amazing turquoise coloured water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Beautiful, would have like to had time to swim in the grotto and spend a little more time in the ...
Sail Date: June 2017
Beautiful, would have like to had time to swim in the grotto and spend a little more time in the area.
Beautiful, would have like to had time to swim in the grotto and spend a little more time in the area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A don't miss it place!
Sail Date: April 2017
A don't miss it place! Beautiful blue waters, gorgeous views, great guide that explained the grotto.
A don't miss it place! Beautiful blue waters, gorgeous views, great guide that explained the grotto. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Interesting boat ride so close to the waterline!
Sail Date: March 2017
Interesting boat ride so close to the waterline! If you like geology this is one for you.
Interesting boat ride so close to the waterline! If you like geology this is one for you. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Third time of trying to see the Blue Gotto every time it has been cancelled, thought we had it ...
Sail Date: October 2016
Third time of trying to see the Blue Gotto every time it has been cancelled, thought we had it covered this time as we boarded our coach only to be told boats were not sailing due to bad weather, tours the Island but unable to climb down ... Read More
Third time of trying to see the Blue Gotto every time it has been cancelled, thought we had it covered this time as we boarded our coach only to be told boats were not sailing due to bad weather, tours the Island but unable to climb down hill to view grotto from cliff top, wasted 88 Euros. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
The boat trip portion of this tour was cancelled due to unfavorable seas.Instead we were taken to ...
Sail Date: October 2016
The boat trip portion of this tour was cancelled due to unfavorable seas.Instead we were taken to see the Grotto from the top. Very beautiful. Then we went to Marsaxlokk and other villages. Very Charming and fun. Our guide was a wonderful ... Read More
The boat trip portion of this tour was cancelled due to unfavorable seas.Instead we were taken to see the Grotto from the top. Very beautiful. Then we went to Marsaxlokk and other villages. Very Charming and fun. Our guide was a wonderful lady with great information. A very enjoyable day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were unfortunately unable to do the boat tour as the weather and swell was too rough.
Sail Date: October 2016
We were unfortunately unable to do the boat tour as the weather and swell was too rough. We did get to see the blue grotto from above though. We also visited the fishing port/markets. Not a lot to do in this port.
We were unfortunately unable to do the boat tour as the weather and swell was too rough. We did get to see the blue grotto from above though. We also visited the fishing port/markets. Not a lot to do in this port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Fantastic rock formations and clear blue waters.
Sail Date: September 2016
Fantastic rock formations and clear blue waters.
Fantastic rock formations and clear blue waters. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
really beautiful and unique.
Sail Date: September 2016
really beautiful and unique. We never managed the blue grotto in Capri! Nice boatman. Quite strenuous- very glad of the golf cart to get back up the hill!
really beautiful and unique. We never managed the blue grotto in Capri! Nice boatman. Quite strenuous- very glad of the golf cart to get back up the hill! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We got off at the blue caves in the south.
Sail Date: August 2016
We got off at the blue caves in the south. A few mins walk down to the boats and for €8 you can take a 30 minute trip out to the caves, this was an excellent little trip and well worth it. When the trip is over there are little electric ... Read More
We got off at the blue caves in the south. A few mins walk down to the boats and for €8 you can take a 30 minute trip out to the caves, this was an excellent little trip and well worth it. When the trip is over there are little electric buggies that will take you up the steep slopes for €1 each, well worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
great 40 min boat trip.
Sail Date: July 2016
great 40 min boat trip. go in the morning, check the weather first
great 40 min boat trip. go in the morning, check the weather first Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Malta was our favorite!
Sail Date: June 2016
Malta was our favorite! It is beautiful with so much to see. The grottos were so pretty.
Malta was our favorite! It is beautiful with so much to see. The grottos were so pretty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Weather was too bad for us to take the boat so the tour was a bust.
Sail Date: May 2016
Weather was too bad for us to take the boat so the tour was a bust. If you can't go by boat, then don't go!
Weather was too bad for us to take the boat so the tour was a bust. If you can't go by boat, then don't go! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line