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Coast Rd | Qrendi, Zurrieq, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

The 20 minute boat ride into the grotto and surrounding caves is worth doing, and relatively inexpensive.

Thank JulieDsTravels
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The caves are really small, therefore you actually just peek into them (except for one, where you go entirely inside). The blue can be seen actually only upon exiting the cave and only when looking at a right anle. I don't think the trip is...More

Thank xbotzqc
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Even though from the free roadside lookout the view of the blue grotto is impressive, from the small boat the blue grotto is fairly ordinary and the other caves very underwhelming. So the small boat trip is basically a tourist trap, they squash 10pax into...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Guess expectations weren’t high for the Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), so there was no disappointment when it didn’t have the wow factor, it was blue but so is the rest of the Mediterranean. That being said, the rest of the time on the boat more than...More

1  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

My mum and I took this boat tour today. As the other reviews say, it’s quite short 15-20 mins which isn’t the problem for the 8 euros. They pack 8 people on the boat so if you’re squished in the middle of the last row...More

Thank Caterina C
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It's 8 euro's p.p. It's a wonderfull view, but the trip is really short (15 minutes max). The captain seems really bored and just wants the thing to be over ASAP.

Thank TristanCast
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went on the hop on hop off bus. There is a steep walk down to where you get on the boat. This is very well organised and you don't wait long. There were several caves you go in and the driver tells you about...More

Thank hwhitm0re
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

On our recent visit to Malta, we headed to the Blue grotto, the last time we were there some 8 years ago we weren't able to get on a boat as it was closed (probably due to inclement weather) this time we were able to...More

Thank vpmuscat
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We visited during July and went early in the morning to avoid crowds. Many people have mentioned the walk up/down a hill - we got a taxi here which drove us down the hill and collected us at the bottom to bring us back. It...More

Thank Laoise C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My family and I were on a guided tour round Anacapri and was told that the Blue Grotto had been closed for the past few days. Luckily, on the day we were walking, it had opened! We made our way to the Blue Grotto, with...More

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26 August 2018|
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Response from christine s | Reviewed this property |
when you arrive the hill downward is very steep. There are taxis at bottom to take you back up if need be.
23 July 2018|
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Response from ManCabezas | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly the time schedule, but I believe the start as early as 9am during the summer. Boats leave regularly, as they hold 7-8 people.
8 July 2018|
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Response from Blatters2008 | Reviewed this property |
Turn up - queues in the high season