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Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

1. Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

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.

Ponza Island 5-Hour Boat Tour

2. Ponza Island 5-Hour Boat Tour

Meet an English-speaking Ponza guide for the day in the main port of Ponza for a 10:30 AM start before boarding your boat excursion for the day. This Ponza Island boat excursion circumnavigates all 42 beautiful miles of coastline, weather and sea conditions permitting. You'll come across stunning volcanic rock formations, sea caves, blue grottos, hidden coves, and rocky beaches. Along the way, your Ponza guide will share fascinating stories about the long history of the island, including evidence of neanderthals inhabiting the area. The Roman's left their mark here as well, leaving ruins of villas, aqueducts and even a series of decorated sea grottos where they farmed fish. The boat excursion will stop at 4 to 5 locations around the island where you can swim and snorkel directly off the boat for 25-30 minutes. Be sure to bring your own snorkeling equipment. At lunchtime, your boat captain will prepare a fresh, hot pasta lunch which will be served with water, wine and espresso. At 4:00 PM the boat excursion will come to an end, returning to the starting point, the main port of Ponza.

Ponza Island: Day Trip from Anzio with 5 Hour Boat Excursion

3. Ponza Island: Day Trip from Anzio with 5 Hour Boat Excursion

Meet your English speaking tour leader at the port of Anzio and embark on the fast-ferry leaving for the island of Ponza. A short 1.5 hour sea journey later, disembark in paradise. At the main port of Ponza, enjoy a short amount of free time before boarding a smaller boat excursion. Learn about this gorgeous Volcanic island's fascinating history from your Ponza-expert, English-speaking tour leader. Circumnavigate all 40 beautiful miles of Ponza's coastline on this 5 hour boat trip, stopping at the best grottoes, coves and rocky beaches where you can swim and snorkel to your heart's content.  You will be served lunch on-board in the afternoon, consisting of pasta, wine, water and coffee, all prepared by the captain himself. After the boat excursion ends, return to Ponza's main port where you will have an hour of free time to explore, take a walk or enjoy a cold beverage or gelato. If you want to stay in Ponza overnight, you can choose our one-way option and organize your own return to the mainland. Otherwise, if you want to head back to Anzio with your group, choose the round-trip option.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

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!!!

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.

Superb day the island of Ponza is worth the detour, magnificent landscapes, we bathed in incredible places, there were 6 of us and everything was super well organized. Many thanks to Gina our guide

Awesome day with Gina and the crew!!! Ponza is amazing and Gina know everything about the island. Beautiful water and fish!! You need to go snorkel its a must! Thanks again Gina! From Max and Elo

It was a long day trip from Rome but definitely worth it.