Water activity

From Rome: Ponza Island Day Trip with Boat Excursion

Water activity

From Rome: Ponza Island Day Trip with Boat Excursion

From US$ 160.33 per person

Discover the beauty of the Pontine Islands, and enjoy sunning, swimming and snorkeling, on this Ponza Island trip from Rome.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Sail the blue waters around Ponza Island and enjoy the Mediterranean sun and sea
  • Enjoy a simple mariner's pasta lunch on board, prepared by the captain himself
  • 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
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Escape the heat of central Rome, and discover the crystal clear waters, breathtaking views, and relaxing ambiance of Ponza, a tiny Mediterranean island paradise just a few hours from the city.

After checking in at the meeting point, board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a quick transfer to the departure port. Here, catch the fast ferry direct to Ponza Island (ferry cost not included and must be paid on the day).

Upon arrival, board the boat you'll call home for the day. You'll be greeted aboard by the captain. Then, set off 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, the 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 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. Here, a vehicle will be waiting to whisk you back to Rome.

  • Round-trip transfers to/from the ferry departure point
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat cruise of Ponza Island
  • Tour leader
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Wine
  • Mask and snorkel (if option selected)
  • Round-trip fast ferry tickets to Ponza Island (50€ per person to be paid at check-in)
  • Swimming gear
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with motion sickness

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Meeting point

Meet at Cafè du Parc. Your guide will be wearing a bright green shirt with the "EcoArt logo."

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Food allergies can be accommodated if specified at check-out
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 80 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Gina was an amazing host! She knew so much about the history of the island and kept us on track so we were able to visit multiple parts of the island. The water was beautiful! Pictures don't do it justice. I highly suggest renting a snorkel set because that was an awesome experience. Overall, it was a great trip.

March 25, 2023

We decided last minute to book this Ponza excursion and it was an amazing experience we will never forget. Our guide, Gina, was wonderful, informative and took great care of us. I don’t have the words to describe Ponza - other than magically beautiful! Although it was a long all day trip, it was worth it and beyond. I wish we could have had more time in the water and on the island, but know that it isn’t possible given the time restraint due to to travel distance from Rome. That only means we must make a trip back to Ponza and and stay over night. This is a must-do trip that no one who loves islands and swimming is crystal clear blue waters should miss, Thank you so much for such a great experience Gina!!!

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March 25, 2023

Was a great way to see the island and go for some swimming. The tour guide Gina was fantastic and really knowledgable, made sure we all made it from point a to point b and showed us the best places to snorkel. My only bit of feedback would be there are too many people on the boat and not much space to sit and relax on it, it’s a bit packed like sardines but once you get going everyone finds their spot. Overal a great experience though.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 48367