About this activity
- Free Cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
- Reserve now & pay late: Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
- Duration 3.5 hours: Check availability to see starting times.
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
- Live tour guide: English, Italian
- Private group
Embark on a mesmerizing Salento boat tour departing from the historic town of Otranto, unlocking the secrets of the region’s stunning coastline. As you navigate through the Coastal Park of Otranto – Santa Maria di Leuca, the panoramic vistas unfold, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of Santa Cesarea Terme and Castro. Santa Cesarea Terme, renowned for its thermal baths, invites you to witness the convergence of natural elegance and human ingenuity. Marvel at the ornate architecture and immerse yourself in the therapeutic ambiance that makes this town a hidden gem.
Continue your maritime journey towards Castro, a historic coastal town boasting the imposing Castle of Castro and the captivating Zinzulusa Cave. The castle, perched on the cliffs, narrates tales of centuries past, while the Zinzulusa Cave offers an underground wonderland adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, creating an otherworldly subterranean landscape.
Alternatively, set your course northwards towards Torre dell’Orso, where the scenery transforms with towering cliffs, natural arches, and hidden caves. The iconic “Due Sorelle” (Two Sisters), limestone stacks rising from the sea, become emblematic landmarks on your route, adding a touch of mystique to the coastal panorama.
What truly distinguishes this maritime adventure is the immersive culinary experience offered onboard. Indulge in a light lunch featuring a delightful array of traditional dishes crafted from locally-sourced ingredients. Your taste buds will dance with the flavors of friselline adorned with sun-kissed tomatoes, the distinct charm of orecchiette pasta, the warmth of freshly baked bread, artisanal cheeses that embody the essence of Salento, and a medley of seasonal vegetables.
Savor succulent fruits, indulge in delectable sweets, and complement your feast with the finest local wines, creating a gastronomic symphony that harmonizes with the maritime splendor surrounding you. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of nature and culture as you cruise along, relishing the delectable offerings of Salento’s culinary heritage against the backdrop of dramatic cliffs, hidden grottoes, and the serene expanse of the Adriatic. This boat tour promises not only breathtaking views but also a sensory journey, ensuring that every moment spent exploring Salento’s coastal gems is an unforgettable fusion of taste and beauty.