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Polignano a Mare

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Polignano a Mare: Speedboat Cruise to Caves with Aperitif

1. Polignano a Mare: Speedboat Cruise to Caves with Aperitif

Embark on a relaxing cruise along the coast of Polignano a Mare. Sail on a 6.5-meter speedboat to some of the best caves in the area and choose between a private and a group experience. Meet the local skipper and crew in the Cala Ponte Marina and set sail for the caves. Admire these natural features only accessible by boat. Cruise past 11 km of coastline and take in views of the city from a unique perspective. During the cruise, stop at the best places for swimming and dive straight into the crystal-clear water. Alternatively, stay dry on the boat and soak up the sun rays or enjoy a traditional Italian aperitif on board. At the end of your experience, return to the Carla Ponte Marina

Polignano a Mare: Boat Cave Tour with Aperitif

2. 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

3. 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: Caves and Grottos Tour by Boat with Spritz

4. Polignano a Mare: Caves and Grottos Tour by Boat with Spritz

The only way to visit the caves of Polignano a Mare is a boat trip, admire tall cliffs, caves and the profile of the old town centres with the domes of the churches. We leave every day, all year long, according to sea weather conditions. Explore the many grottos that have been created by the sea over millennia, spending two hours of relax and fun. During the tour we will be able to stop for swimming.

Polignano a Mare: Catamaran Tour with Aperitif & Local Food

5. Polignano a Mare: Catamaran Tour with Aperitif & Local Food

Admire the splendid Lama Monachile from the sea with its characteristic Bourbon bridge and the splendid location of the RedBull Cliff Diving competition. The historic center of Polignano a Mare with its caves, the rock of the Hermit (San Paolo islet), cala Portalga and then a stop on one of the beaches between Polignano a Mare and Monopoli to be able to swim and taste the typical Apulian aperitif. During the stop, the paddle boards on board may be used

Polignano a Mare: Boat Tour with Prosecco and Snacks

6. 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: Guided Kayak Tour

7. Polignano a Mare: Guided Kayak Tour

Explore the caves and beaches of Polignano a Mare aboard our kayaks. Let our instructors guide you through this super fun experience. You will swim in the transparent waters of our caves. Our instructors, who'll always make sure you safely enjoy yourself, will take photos of you, which we will give you as a gift at the end of the tour. The tour starts and ends at Cala Paura, an old and small sailors' harbour located in the heart of the town and within walking distance.

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

8. 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: Guided SUP Tour to Caves and Coves

9. Polignano a Mare: Guided SUP Tour to Caves and Coves

Explore the caves and beaches of Polignano a mare aboard our sup.Suitable for allA small lesson will allow you to paddle standing up on the sup and go through our entire itinerary in between swimming in the water and taking a photo.

Monopoli: Snorkeling Tour in Cala Incina or Porto Alga

10. Monopoli: Snorkeling Tour in Cala Incina or Porto Alga

Discover a new experience snorkeling off the coast of Monopoli with an experienced guide. Upon arrival at the diving center in Monopoli, meet your guide and have a quick briefing about the activity. After that, get your snorkeling kit (including mask, fins, and wetsuit). Enjoy a drive to Cala Incina, Porto Alga, or Grotta Azzura, all about 10 minutes away. Marvel at the enchanting beaches while snorkeling through crystal clear water, a seabed rich in fish and other marine species.

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4.7 / 5

based on 519 reviews

This tour was hosted by Beppe and it was full of excitement, surprises, value, and memories that will last a life-time. Beppe is passionate, welcoming, hospitable, and generous with his presentation of Puglia. He adds so much of a personal touch to this tour that it makes you feel like you are on a customized package tour of all the best places, frame by frame. Beppe will inspire, and encourage you to plan your next trip back to Puglia because it's a place full of epic adventures, fun, and positive vibes. ......Valore!

Beppe’s tour is excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable of Puglia since he grew up in the area. Beppe is also kind, funny and highly entertaining. He took us to many secret hidden gem place he knows in additional to the agreed upon itinerary. We enjoyed our beautiful experience of Puglia with Beppe. It was one the best private tour we have done and we highly recommend booking with Beppe if you come to Pulglia.

A great way to see Puglia in a day. Our guide Beppe was amazing. He was full of knowledge and information about the region. Totally enjoyed our time with him and he really made us feel like friends. Thank you Beppe for the wonderful tour and for taking us around and showing us the best that Puliga has to offer. Highly recommend this tour!

Very nice tour, Beppe's personal touch makes everything complete. Seen and heard a lot about Puglia in 1 day. Fantastic and highly recommended

Beautiful way to see the cliffs of Polignano.highly recommended