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Grotta Palazzese: Our most recommended tours and activities

Polignano a Mare: Boat Cave Tour with Aperitif

1. Polignano a Mare: Boat Cave Tour with Aperitif

Set sail along a stretch of the Adriatic Sea from Polignano a Mare to admire the coastal caves by sea. Stop to peek into sea grottoes like Grotta Azzurra, Grotta Piana, Cala Paura, and more. Take a dip in hidden coves with the floatation devices provided and enjoy an aperitif onboard. Explore the many caves that dot the coast of Polignano a Mare on a relaxing boat tour. Enjoy an aperitif, make frequent stops to swim in the crystal-clear waters, and soak up the dramatic views of the coast. Set sail from the small port of San Vito and begin your tour of the main caves, including Grotta Palazzese, Grotta Santa Caterina, Grotta Chiari di Luna, Grotta delle Rondinelle, Cala Paura/Grottone, Grotta Azzurra, Grotta Piana, and more. Stop for a swimming break in one of the most beautiful places on Polignano's coast and indulge in a delicious Prosecco-based aperitif during the cruise. Soak up the sunshine on deck or relax under a parasol. Take advantage of the ladders and floats for both adults and children. At the end of the tour, return to the departure point.

Polignano a Mare: Boat Cruise to Scenic Caves with Prosecco

2. Polignano a Mare: Boat Cruise to Scenic Caves with Prosecco

Discover the most hidden secrets along the Polignano a Mare coast with this elegant, exclusive and thrilling cruise! Admire the city from the water and discover these natural wonders accessible only by sea: most of the breathtaking caves are not easily accessible from the beaches and only a boat excursion will allow you to see its famous caves up close. Grotta Palazzese, Grotta delle Rondinelle, Grotta Azzurra, Grotta Ardito and the Caves of the Lovers are just some of the famous caves you'll discover on this tour. Meet the skipper and crew at the beautiful private Cala Ponte Marina in Polignano a Mare, an authentic gem on the Apulian Adriatic coast and sail along the 12 km of coast. Stop at the most scenic spots to swim, immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters, or relax on the boat while sunbathing. If you wish, enjoy a traditional Italian aperitif on board. Experience an unforgettable adventure and admire the caves and the city from a unique perspective.

Polignano a Mare: Boat Tour with Prosecco and Snacks

3. Polignano a Mare: Boat Tour with Prosecco and Snacks

An incredible and emotional boat tour to the Polignano a Mare caves. Explore with us the Monopoli and Polignano a Mare coast. Visit to the main caves of the area, among which the famous Grotta Palazzese, the Lama Monachile beach, Cala Paura, Grotta Ardito, Grotta Azzurra, Grotta delle Rondinelle, Grotta delle Monache and San Paolo Island. During the cruise, there will be a stop to make a bath and to relax under the sun. Finally, we will offer on board a glass of Prosecco and a typical apulian snack "taralli".

Polignano a Mare: Boat Trip, Swim & Cave with Aperitif

4. Polignano a Mare: Boat Trip, Swim & Cave with Aperitif

Experience a wonderful day at sea on a guided boat trip departing from Polignano a Mare. Visit the coast, coves, and sea caves, take a refreshing dip in the ocean and savor a small aperitif. Choose from a shared or private option based on whether you prefer privacy or the chance to meet others. As you hop on board, be greeted by the staff, who will provide you with towels, snorkeling equipment, and personalized glasses. Discover the magnificent coast of Polignano and see the statue dedicated to Domenico Modugno. Next, make your way to the beautiful bay of Lama Monachile. Explore the Palazzese Grotto and see the Island of the Hermit (San Paolo Island), before taking a dip in the pristine waters of Apulia. After a refreshing swim, toast with a complimentary prosecco and Apulian taralli on the way back to Polignano a Mare.

Polignano a Mare: Private Cruise with Champagne

5. Polignano a Mare: Private Cruise with Champagne

Grotta delle Rondinelle, grotta Azzurra, grotta Ardito, grotta Palazzese. Discover the most hidden secrets with this elegant, exclusive and thrilling cruise, along the Polignano a Mare coast. Meet the skipper and crew at the "Cala Ponte Marina" tourist port and sail along the 12 km of coast, admire the city from the water and discover these natural wonders accessible only by sea. Stop at the most scenic spots to swim, immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters, or relax on the boat while sunbathing. If you wish, enjoy a traditional Italian aperitif on board. Experience an unforgettable adventure and admire the caves and the city from a unique perspective.

Polignano a Mare: Stand-Up Paddle Board Sea Cave Trip

6. Polignano a Mare: Stand-Up Paddle Board Sea Cave Trip

Uncover the beauty of the coastline on this SUP paddleboard trip from Polignano a Mare. Follow your instructor past sights like the Grotta Palazzese. Enjoy an introductory course for beginners that ensures that you have the confidence to complete the trip. Meet your instructor at the activity provider's shop in Polignano a Mare. Listen to a safety briefing and complete a paddleboard tutorial before beginning your water adventure. Paddle towards the cove and rock entrances Lama Monachile, one of the most famous beaches in Italy. Stop for a swim at this stunning location before exploring the caves in the cliffs. Next, continue to other caves including Grotta Palazzese and Grotta Ardito where you can take a second dip or capture some photos of the breathtaking views. Paddle between hidden coves and sea caves, where pirates took refuge in ancient times. Cruise thorugh Grotta Azzurra and pass by Grotta Ardito and Grotta Palazzese. Return to your meeting point at the end of the tour.

Polignano a Mare: Private Speedboat Cave Trip with Aperitif

7. Polignano a Mare: Private Speedboat Cave Trip with Aperitif

Grotta delle Rondinelle, grotta Azzurra, grotta Ardito, grotta Palazzese. Discover the most hidden secrets with this elegant, exclusive and thrilling cruise, along the Polignano a Mare coast. Meet the skipper and crew at the "Cala Ponte Marina" tourist port and sail along the 12 km of coast, admire the city from the water and discover these natural wonders accessible only by sea. Stop at the most scenic spots to swim, immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters, or relax on the boat while sunbathing. If you wish, enjoy a traditional Italian aperitif on board and a bottle of Prosecco. Experience an unforgettable adventure and admire the caves and the city from a unique perspective.

Polignano a Mare Private Tour to the Caves brand new boat

8. Polignano a Mare Private Tour to the Caves brand new boat

Grotta delle Rondinelle, grotta Azzurra, grotta Ardito, grotta Palazzese. Discover the most hidden secrets with this elegant, exclusive and thrilling cruise, along the Polignano a Mare coast. Meet the skipper and crew at the "Cala Ponte Marina" tourist port and sail along the 12 km of coast, admire the city from the water and discover these natural wonders accessible only by sea. Stop at the most scenic spots to swim, immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters, or relax on the boat while sunbathing. If you wish, enjoy a traditional Italian aperitif on board. Experience an unforgettable adventure and admire the caves and the city from a unique perspective.

Monopoli: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Cruise with Aperitif

9. Monopoli: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Cruise with Aperitif

Embark on a sophisticated, exclusive, and exhilarating coastal cruise along the Monopoli and Polignano a Mare shoreline, revealing the concealed enigmas of the Grotta del Pozzo Vivo, Grotta Verde, Grotta Sella, and Grotta Palazzese. Meet the skipper and crew at the "Largo Castello" tourist port, where you will set sail along 12 kilometers of coastline, savouring picturesque vistas of the cities from the sea and discovering these natural marvels that are solely accessible by boat. Pause at the most scenic locations for a refreshing swim, immerse yourself in the translucent waters, or lounge on the deck while basking in the sun. Optionally, indulge in a traditional Italian aperitif aboard the vessel. Partake in an unparalleled expedition and revel in the awe-inspiring view of the caves and cities from a unique vantage point. *Complimentary aperitif and bottle of prosecco

Polignano Sea Kayak Tour with swimming stop in a cave

10. Polignano Sea Kayak Tour with swimming stop in a cave

The POLIGNANO kayak trip is a fascinating tour, not physically demanding and therefore also suitable for those who have never gone kayaking. Included in the price is the SEA KAYAK COURSE FOR BEGINNERS guided by a 2nd level sea kayak instructor of the Italian Canoe and Kayak Federation. On the way we will show you hidden caves and ravines, all to be explored! After putting on the life jackets and entering our kayaks, we will be ready to sail southwards alongside the splendid and very high coast of Polignano. We will pass by the famous beach of Lama Monachile, we will visit Arcivescovado Cave, Palazzese Cave and will swim into the clear water of the Ardito cave. This trip gives great emotions and allows you to navigate the blue waters of the coast of Polignano looking at the very high rocky coast that separates the city from the sea. We will take advantage of the unique perspective from the sea and the proximity to the coast that only a kayak can offer to visit one of the most beautiful stretches of sea in Puglia!

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What people are saying about Grotta Palazzese

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4.7
(50 reviews)

Wonderful ride we enjoyed the splendid view of Polignano and had a nice swim. Our skipper Francesco was kind, professional and truly a man of the sea. Mandatory excursion if you visit Polignano.

The boat ride was huge fun! And with theme music to complete the party.. great laughs great drinks great company and of course great views

tour done as a couple, wonderful experience, fun, incredible landscape, the most beautiful part was the bath in the cave. to repeat

A wonderful experience for my whole family! A nice mix of gorgeous views, several caves and an opportunity to jump in the sea!

It was amazing! Definitely worth it! I recommend it to everyone