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Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

Discover the Roman's Secret Island
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Explore Rome's secret island, Ponza, on a day trip departing from central Rome. Avoid crowded, lacklustre beaches near Rome and enjoy c.. Read more

  • Swim and relax on a 5 hour boat excursion.

  • Explore blue grottoes and swim alongside stunning scenery! 

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Children
(2 - 12)
09 january 2023
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Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

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About the tour

Explore Rome's secret island, Ponza, on a day trip departing from central Rome. Avoid crowded, lacklustre beaches near Rome and enjoy crystal-clear waters 30 nautical miles away in Ponza.

The ferry to Ponza, costing 60 euros (not included, payable at check-in), departs from Anzio, offering a 1.5-hour ride. Upon arrival in Ponza, take a brief break for breakfast and board an excursion boat for an exhilirating 5-hour circumnavigation of Ponza. Discover hidden coves, gravity-defying rock formations, and blue grottoes while your expert tour leader translates the Italian commentary. Make 4-5 stops for swimming and snorkeling, and enjoy a pasta lunch freshly prepared by the captain and served on board, picnic style.

The boat excursion ends at 4:00 PM, providing an hour of free time in Ponza's lively port to enjoy an ice cream or a spritz, or to shop. Board the return ferry to Anzio, reaching central Rome just before 9:00 PM. This organized tour handles logistics, ensuring a worry-free experience.

Opt for the "with snorkel" option to receive your own set of gear, or choose a private experience with hotel pick-up, a guide, skipper, and a private boat. For the private excursion, lunch is not included but can be purchased in the port and brought on board or you can schedule a lunch stop at a restaurant. Ferry tickets for the private experience cost an additional 60 euros (paid at check-in).


Daily except Sunday

14 hrs - departure 07:00AM

English


what’s included
  • English-Speaking Tour Assistant
  • Round Trip Transportation to/from Anzio or other port of call in an air-conditioned bus.
  • Island Boat Cruise with Swimming & Sightseeing Stops
  • Snorkel Set with Mask & Snorkel (Additional Cost - If Option Selected) 
  • Pasta Lunch with Water and Wine Served Onboard
what’s excluded
  • Fast ferry tickets (60 euro per person to be paid at check-in)
  • Gratuities
  • Swimming Gear
  • Beach Towel
  • Sun Protection
GetYourGuide traveler

Viator 24 Sep, 2023

The tour guides were really amazing and went above and beyond to cater to me and my friends needs

The tour guides were really amazing and went above and beyond to cater to me and my friends needs Would recommend this ponza tour to anyone travelling to Italy

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Itinerary

Starting Point

We meet at Cafè du Parc, located at Piazza di Porta S. Paolo, Rome. The cafè is open in the early mornings. The closest metro stop is the Line B - Piramide station.

Please consult a map before departing for the meeting point.

Ending Point

Piramide Metro Stop. 

Please note: This schedule is indicative and timings and stops may vary according to traffic and weather. 

7:00 AM Departure from meeting point to Port 

08:45 AM Departure time of fast boat transfer to Ponza Port

10:15 AM Arrival in Ponza Island Port

10:30 AM Breakfast in Ponza Island (May be moved to Port of Departure if time permits)

11:00 AM Departure for Boat Tour of the Island with Swim Stops

04:00 PM Return to Ponza Port + Free Time in Ponza Island Port

05:30 PM Departure for Port with fast boat transfer

07:30 PM Arrival in Port, Pick up for return to Rome center

09:00 PM Estimated arrival time in Rome

Additional information
  • Sun Protection
  • Bathing Suit / Towel
  • Light Jacket

Daily except Sunday

  • We are unfortunately unable to accomodate guests with wheelchairs.
  • Guests must be able to climb and descend stairs on their own.


  • To fully enjoy this tour, we recommend you are comfortable with boat trasportation and are able to swim.
  • At the time of your booking, please alert the staff to any particular food preferences or allergies so we can best advise you.
  • All minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • If you are travelling with a young child (0-12), please alert the staff at the time of your booking so that we can better accomodate you.
  • We highly recommend you bring sun protection. 
  • Due to the unique nature of this tour, last minute cancellations due to traffic, strikes, weather and other force majeure events are not uncommon. Please call +39 334 960 9137 the day before your scheduled departure to confirm the tour will be going forward. For cancellations before departure, a free change of date or full refund will be offered. In rare cases, it may not be possible to foresee a cancellation before departure. In cases where cancellations interrupt the tour after it has already departed from Rome, the tour itinerary, locations and timings may be adjusted as needed to offer an alternative of equal value. In such cases, guests may not be entitled to a refund. 

In order to be eligible for a full refund your tour must be modified/cancelled by no less than 24 hours before your scheduled departure time. Due to the unique nature of this tour, last minute cancellations due to traffic, strikes, weather and other force majeure events are not uncommon. Please call +39 334 960 9137 the day before your scheduled departure to confirm the tour will be going forward. For cancellations before departure, a free change of date or full refund will be offered. In rare cases, it may not be possible to foresee a cancellation before departure. In cases where cancellations interrupt the tour after it has already departed from Rome, the tour itinerary, locations and timings may be adjusted as needed to offer an alternative of equal value. In such cases, guests may not be entitled to a refund. 

Reviews
GetYourGuide traveler
Viator
24 Sep, 2023
The tour guides were really amazing and went above and beyond to cater to me and my friends needs

The tour guides were really amazing and went above and beyond to cater to me and my friends needs Would recommend this ponza tour to anyone travelling to Italy


jameyschultz13
Viator
17 Sep, 2023
A must do

The most amazing trip Even though we had a little rain and a cloudy sky this trip was so so worth it Ricardo was an amazing guide so friendly and knowledgeable about the sights both on the bus and the actual boat tour I cannot say enough about how beautiful Ponza is and getting to swim several times throughout the day was an unforgettable experience Everything was simply amazing


421marcelw
TripAdvisor
15 Sep, 2023
Perfect way to view the island of Ponza in a day

Riccardo was an excellent tour guide he picked us up with a broad smile and welcomed us to the tour From then on we were given a great explanation of the history of the island along with many interesting facts about the geology and archeology Luckily we were there at the end of the high season and were able to experience the beautiful crystalline water mostly to ourselves strongly recommend both Riccardo as a guide and the tour as a whole


danp412
TripAdvisor
10 Sep, 2023
Perfect day of crystal clear water and a great guide

Great day on the island We did 5 snorkel spots The scenery was amazing The captain and guide were great Lots of history explained Only negative would be that it wouldve been nice to find a public bathroom for us before getting in the bus


G2983KDmelanien
TripAdvisor
10 Sep, 2023
Amazing Trip

Everything was just perfect especially our tour guide Riccardo told us a lot about the Island The boat trip incl Boat Crew was absolutely amazing We had 5 pretty awesome Spots to swim and the view was stunning It was even better than expected Thanks to you guys



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