Kayak Tour: Exploration of the Caves in Maratea

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35.00 per person

2 hours





Explore the Coast of Basilicata: A 30-Kilometer Paradise on the Tyrrhenian Sea


In Basilicata, there is a wonderful stretch of coastline of only 30 kilometers overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. The gem of this area is Maratea, a place of unspoiled beauty characterized by rocky cliffs and hidden caves, as well as fine sandy beaches alternating with pebble beaches, including the famous Black Beach of Maratea, known for the dark color of its sand, and the renowned marina.


A Kayaking Adventure: Two-Hour Tour among Caves and Tunnels


With a two-hour kayak tour, you will have the opportunity to experience the magic of exploring coves and tunnels accessible only by sea. Accompanied by experienced instructors, you will visit four caves starting from the charming Port of Maratea or the Black Beach.


How It Works


After meeting up, the guide will hold a brief briefing on how to best use the kayak. Then, you will set out to discover the caves, including the Cave of the Kiss, the Cave of Giorgio, and the Cave of the Sciabella, where you can enter directly by kayak or swimming. During the excursion, we will leave the canoes in the natural coves and on the Caribbean-flavored beaches, and we will swim at I Vranne Beach, a strip of fine and clear sand reachable only by sea, often chosen by loggerhead sea turtles for nesting.


An Experience for Everyone


The excursion is suitable for everyone, both beginners and experts, even for those experiencing sea kayaking for the first time. Activities are tailored to the group and sea conditions, to ensure all participants have a unique and unforgettable experience.


  • Recommended Clothing: Swimwear
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Goggles and Mask

Available languages

Italian, English


  • Explore pristine beaches and caves accessible only by sea aboard a kayak
  • Join a two-hour tour and visit the charming caves and characteristic tunnels of the area
  • Accompanied by an expert guide, discover the hidden wonders of Maratea's rugged coastline


  • Experienced Instructor: Ensures safety and fun, offering valuable advice and techniques
  • Visit to the Caves of Maratea: Explore unique natural landscapes, accessible only by sea
  • Swim at I Vranne Beach: Relax in crystal-clear waters on a hidden and pristine beach
  • Stops with Tales of Maratea: Discover stories, anecdotes, and local legends that enrich the excursion
  • Canoe and Paddle: Quality equipment for comfortable navigation along the coast
  • Dry Bag and Waterproof Phone Case: Protects your personal belongings, keeping them dry and secure.Life Jacket: Ensures maximum water safety for a serene experience.

Not included

  • Meals: Meals are not included in the tour
  • Beverages: Drinks are not included, so please bring them with you to stay hydrated
  • Tips: Remember that tips are not included in the service price
  • Everything not mentioned in "Included in the services"
  • Transfer non inclusi

Meeting point

Maratea – Spiaggia Nera o Cala Jannita, 85046 Maratea, PZ, Italia

Directions on departure

Maratea Tourist Port, Via Porto Arenile, 35, 85046 Maratea PZ (from April 1st to June 14th and from September 1st to November 3rd). Black Beach (Spiaggia Nera), Via Malcanale, 85046 Maratea PZ (from June 15th to August 31st). The nearest stop is . .
Departure times


Meeting and Briefing

The guide will give a short briefing to the participants, providing information on how to best use the kayak, safety measures to follow, and an overview of the itinerary.

Exploring the Caves

Set out on the tour and discover the caves: Grotta del Bacio, Grotta di Giorgio, Grotta della Sciabella. Participants will get on the kayaks and start paddling, following the guide.

Natural Inlets and Vranne Beach

Here you can leave the kayak and take a break to enjoy the scenery, take photos, and swim.

Return to the meeting point

After a relaxing stop, we will paddle back to the starting point, enjoying the wonderful coastal landscape once again.

Useful information

Cancellation Policy: Possible cancellation without penalties up to 2 days before the tour departure. A penalty of 50% applies for cancellations up to 24 hours before the tour.

Cancellation Policy in Case of Bad Weather: In the event of adverse weather conditions that make the tour dangerous or impossible, we reserve the right to cancel the excursion. In such circumstances, we will fully refund the ticket cost.

Time and Emergency Contact: In case of tour postponement to the following day, the meeting time will be specified, and an emergency contact number will be provided for additional assistance during the period of bad weather or rescheduling of the tour booking.

Departure Time: To arrange the timing of your experience, contact the number +39 0835334543 / +39 3783012970. Make sure to be at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before the selected departure time.

Meeting Point:

  • From April to June 14th and from September 1st to November 3rd: Maratea Tourist Port, Via Porto Arenile, 35, 85046 Maratea PZ
  • From June 15th to August 31st: Spiaggia Nera, Via Malcanale, 85046 Maratea PZSingle, double, and triple canoes, both open and closed, are available.

On a single open canoe, up to 4 people can fit: 2 adults and two children, subject to availability and verification of participants' height.

Frequently asked questions

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Contact and information

+39 0835 334 543

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