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Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

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Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

From US$ 254.97 per person

Discover the beauty and mystery of the Pontine Islands on this Ponza Island trip from Rome. Enjoy sunning, swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue sea as you circumnavigate the island on a 5-hour boat excursion, with lunch served on board.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Sail the blue waters around Ponza Island and enjoy the Mediterranean sun and sea
  • Enjoy a simple mariner's lunch on board a private boat
  • Discover some of the most beautful grottoes and swimming spots of the Pontine Islands
  • Escape the heat and chaos of Rome for a day at sea
  • Grab some free time for a relaxing drink, or shop for souvenirs around the port
  • Laze on the boat's sun decks and top up your tan
  • Jump off to swim and snorkel at leisure
Full description
Escape the heat of central Rome, and discover the crystal clear waters, breathtaking views, and relaxing ambience of Ponza, a tiny Mediterranean island paradise just a few hours from the city. Your day starts early, but you'll soon be rewarded for your efforts. After checking in at a central office near the Colosseum, board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a quick transfer to the departure port. Here, catch the fast ferry direct to Ponza Island (not included). Upon arrival, board the boat you'll call home for the day. You'll be greeted aboard by the captain. Then, set of on an itinerary defined by the day’s wind and sea conditions. Whatever the route, you’ll enjoy stops at some of the island's most beautiful grottoes and swimming spots. Famous for its crystal clear waters and stunning cliffs, Ponza is also full of legends that your captain will tell you about as you sail. Visit the grotto of Circe, sorceress of Homer's “The Odyssey,” who turned Odysseus' men into animals. Learn the heartbreaking true story of Lucia Rosa, whose name now lives on in one of Ponza's most beautiful swimming areas. When it's time for lunch, the crew will serve a simple but tasty "mariner's style" pasta lunch, prepared in the boat's kitchen. Lunch will be served on deck, with wine and beverages. After, grab your beach towel and laze on deck as you enjoy the sea breeze. There is plenty to do on board and in the water. Your tour leader will be on hand to cater to your needs. At the end of the day, trade in your sea legs, and enjoy some free time to shop on Ponza Island. Explore the typical alleys around the port area, or grab a glass of wine before your ferry departure back to the mainland at 17:00 (not included). Here, a vehicle will be waiting to whisk you back to Rome.
Includes
  • Round-trip transfers by air-conditioned vehicle to/from the ferry departure point
  • 5-hour boat cruise of Ponza Island
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Simple on board "Mariner's Style" lunch, served with water and wine
  • Round-trip fast ferry tickets to Ponza Island (50€ per person to be paid at check-in)
  • Gratuities
  • Swimming gear
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet at the EcoArt Travel / Rome by Segway office, Via Celimontana 30/32, Rome. The office is a 400-meter walk from the Colosseum

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  To fully enjoy this tour, you should be comfortable traveling by boat, and be able to swim
  • Please advise of any food allergies at the time of booking
  •  All minors (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by a paying adult
  •  If you are traveling with a young child (0-12), please advise at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Kimberley was a great source of knowledge, and good people skills, Unfortunately, the boat IN Ponza was a little disapointing, small and uncomfortable. The lunch was very basic pasta with a red sauce, and white wine from a plastic bottle, that looked like a urine collection. Very off putting. The time in Ponza was good, lovely port, good shops. The actual swimming from boat was also great

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July 8, 2018

Beautiful day. Was the highlight of our vacation.

This was a fantastic trip. Well organized and easy and safe to book. Kimberley was amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. She was very intunned to what we wanted to see and experience and she and the captain ensured we were not disappointed. The lunch was great. The snorkelling and swimming were fantastic. Honestly the highlight of our Rome 15 day vacation. Would donit again in a heartbeat.

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August 5, 2017

Best tour ever

Really worth the money! The guide Kimberly is so kind, funny and it's a pleasure to discover this beautiful island with her and friend and family. It's the best and most beautiful tour of my life and I will definitely go back there some day. Don't think about it too much, just do it. I promise you, you won't regret it. Enjoy :-)

August 11, 2016

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