Tortuga - Excursions by boat Otranto
Tortuga - Excursions by boat Otranto
Excursions by boat Otranto

The people of Salento have always wished to pass on the beauty of this land to its visitors: its history, culture, traditions, folklore, cuisine, hospitality and nature are just a few things this place can offer.
Everything here has to do with one element: the sea, that surrounds the cities making them look even more majestic.
The sea here is crystal clear, pure and clean.
Tortuga Boat Tours Otrantois a project that was created by Fabrizio with the indispensable help of his family.
A new way for our guests to discover the beautiful bays of our coast privately, while tasting local food and beverages offered on board by Fabrizio.
Fabrizio proposes private and exclusive boat tours and the guest can choose the route, the duration of the tour and the menu.
The service is one of high quality but the price is reasonably affordable.
Tortuga cooperates with many accommodation facilities and is ready to offer you a complete experience that will let you see first-hand Salento’s food traditions and its natural beauties..

Tortuga - Escursioni in barca Otranto
your boat trip in Salento

Tortuga is a 2022 boat from the Idea Marine shipyard can accommodate up to 10 guests including the captain.
The boat is 8.5 meters long (28 ft) and its motors are two Suzuki and their power reaches 280 HP.
Tortuga offers private tours for families, friends, couples up to 6 guests. We prefer to do so in order to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Kids are welcome on board but they must be over 6 years old.
On board we offer you:
Sea towels - a GoPro camera to make awesome videos with - life jacket to swim comfortably - a book of your photos taken on board if you wish to have it sent to your home - typical  Salento food - fine local wine - fruit and desserts.


3,5 hour tour

-From 9 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.
-From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m

6 hour tour

-From dawn…
-From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
-From 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

(Timetable shifts may happen due to weather conditions and solar calendar).

Tortuga - Escursioni in barca Otranto

Depending on weather conditions and your requests we will stop for a swim in all the bays below or some of them (still it depends on weather conditions and traffic conditions in the area).
To the north: Mulino d’Acqua, Grotta Sfondata, Remito, Baia Morrone, Imperia, Baia de’ Turchi, Alimini, Frassanito, Conca Specchiulla, Faraglioni di Sant’Andrea, Torre dell’orso.
To the south: Baia delle Orte, Faro di Palascia, Torre Sant’Emiliano, Santa Cesarea, Porto Miggiano, Castro Marina.
For info and costs please call or write using
Whatsapp to +39 388 888 0201
or write an e-mail to

People visiting Salento know very well the importance that gastronomy has for us, this is why we always have typical products of our land on board, prepared by the loving and experienced hands of Silvana (Fabrizio’ s mother) and Antonella (Fabrizio’s wife). You can also book your tour excluding food and beverage, at a reduced price.

Taxi Auto e Minivan NCC

Autoservizi 0836 802195 (h 9/13 - 16/20)
outside business time call + 39 335 722 0046
Renè De Pascalis + 39 349 381 2004
Tour in Ape Calessino – 342 7888111

Tortuga - Excursions by boat Otranto
In the surroundings
Excursions / Otranto

During the summer this small town of six thousand inhabitants hosts thousands of tourists reaching
Salento to admire its beauties . Otranto is like a jewel set between West and East, a rich combination of history, art and breathtaking landscapes.
Its architectural treasures will have powerful emotional impact on the visitor; examples are: the Aragonese Castle, a 15 thcentury military fort and Santa Maria Annunziata Cathedral, an 11 thcentury building of incredible historic artistic value (the mortal remains of the 800 martyrs killed by the Turcs in 1480 to defend their own faith are enshrined in the Cathedral).

Baia dei Turchi
BaiadeiTurchi is situated few km North of Otranto. It is the place where, according to the tradition, the
Turc warriors went ashore during the siege on Otranto in the 15 thcentury.
BaiadeiTurchi belongs to the Nature reserve of LaghiAlimini.
In 2009 the FAI (a nation-wide non-profit foundation established to safeguard Italy’s artistic and natural heritage)communicated BaiadeiTurchi is twelfth in the national list, promoted by FAI, of the most beloved places in Italy. It was previously placed among the first one hundred places in Italy to be safeguarded. Close to BaiadeiTurchi you will find the crystal-clear waters of Mulinod’Acqua, Remito, BaiaMorrone, Imperia where Tortuga’s stops over for bathing take place.

Baia delle Orte
It is placed on a wild piece of coastline South of Otranto where nature always provides you with new
emotions. BaiadelleOrte is worth it for the crystal-clear water sheltered by low cliffs laden with wild coloured flowers and brushes. The famous Bauxite lake lies behind this wonderful landscape.
The rocky cliff normally prevents access to the sea from the mainland; Tortuga makes it easier and more direct.
A pristine isolated paradise for those seeking an easy contentment in which to unwind, warm breezes, sun and uncontaminated nature.

Punta Palascia
Set South of BaiadelleOrte, Punta Palascia turns to be the most easterly point in Italy; it is the best place to watch sunrise. It is also named “Capo d’Otranto” (“Far end of Otranto”) given its geographic position. Punta Palascia’s lighthouse has been officially recognized as one of the five most important lighthouses in the Mediterranean.
It is also an archeological site being very close to the famous “GrottadeiCervi”, a natural cave located in Porto Badisco, traced back to the Paleolithic Period because of the important pictograms found on the walls inside it.

Torre Sant’Emiliano
It is a coastal turret that gives the name to the surrounding area (between Porto Badisco and Punta Palascia).
What remains today is just the ruin of one of the most ancient coastal towers probably built in the 16th century to defend Salento’s coasts .
The place is not easy to be reached; however, it is one destination you don’t want to miss when visiting Salento for the breathtaking views from the tower.

Porto Miggiano
It’s a coastal place belonging to the town of Santa CesareaTerme.
It has a tourist harbour and a 16th century tower built to defend the harbour from Saracen attacks.
It is a rocky inlet rising steeply from the sea and has a sandy seabed.
It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Apulia (also called the one hundred stairs beach).

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Tortuga Escursioni in Barca
Nuovo Approdo Turistico
- Posto C/17

Otranto Porto, 73028 Otranto (LE)

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