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Who said Rome is all about history and culture? This Full Day Tour to Ponza Island, with an option to include snorkelling as well, is perfect for beach bums, those looking to do something different in the city apart from exploring the historical monuments and just about anyone looking to have a ball of a time.
A tiny Mediterranean pearl, Ponza is as pretty as a postcard and makes for a great getaway from the bustle of cities. Crystal clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches and gorgeous views await you on this little vacay haven that is also a paradise for marine life enthusiasts and divers. We will head to the port in Anzio from where we board a fast ferry taking us to Ponza Island, from where we will embark on an excursion boat captained by a local Ponzan who will pick out the best itinerary depending on the tides and wind to make sure we visit the best spots.
The excursion, which lasts for roughly 5 hours, will take you sailing around Ponza’s exquisite natural beauty, exploring a bunch of fascinating hidden coves, stunning rock formations and magnificent grottoes. In fact, we will keep a lookout so you might even have a chance in swim inside some of for an out-of-the-world experience. We’ll fill you in with all the intriguing history and geology of the region, courtesy our local captain. Depending on the tides, our journey could include famous attractions like the Arco Naturale (Natural Arch), Lucia Rosa's cove & beach, the Guard's Lighthouse which is one of the oldest and most important in Italy and Moon Rock Beach with the spectacular "Chiaia di Luna", which happens to be a wildlife refuge as well. Our entire journey includes 4-5 stops, giving you all the time to swim and/or snorkel around, soaking up the magic of the Tyrrhenian Sea as well as discovering the amazing marine life in the region.
While on board, you will get to relish a tru-blue Italian meal of pasta and wine, and some classic espresso too. Our tour ends late in the afternoon and we will be pack to the port on Ponza, where you enjoy some time checking out the plethora of cute little cafes and even indulge in a quintessential Italian gelato or sit back and relax with a flute of prosecco, ending your tour with on refreshing note and giving you a glimpse into the laidback Italian life!
About the Supplier: EcoArt Travels, a premium tour operator based out of Rome, is known for their unique experience based tours and activities, which incidentally, are created sustainably keeping the delicate ecology of the city in mind. With accessibility to their office, free lockers to store your belongings while you are travelling and a plethora of unforgettable experiences on offer, EcoArt is definitely one of our best local partners we are proud to be associated with.
13 hoursStart time
Make your way to EcoArt Office, Via Celimontana 30/32 Rome, Italy.
The office is a few blocks walk from the Colosseum on Via Celimontana 30/32.
Same as the starting point.
English speaking assistant (Language barrier? What’s that?)
Round Trip transportation to/from Mainland Port (Your ride’s on us!)
Round Trip fast ferry ticket to/from Ponza Island Port (50 EUR to be paid separately)
Island boat cruise with swimming & sightseeing stops (Come, live the island life!)
Snorkel Set with Mask & Snorkel - if the option is selected (Dive into the deep!)
Simple Pasta lunch with beverages (A taste of Italy!)
Gratuities (If you are still feeling generous though, go right ahead!)
Hotel pickup and drop off (we bet you’ll be out and about!)
Swimming Gear (Your costume, your choice!)
Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
An additional amount of 50 EUR needs to be paid for each traveller directly at the location for round trip boat transfers.
This tour may not be suitable for those who suffer from seasickness or cannot swim.
Don’t forget to let us know about any particular food preferences, restrictions and/or any allergies that you may have. All you have to do is mention it in the Special Requests section while booking the tour and we will make the necessary arrangements for you.
All minors (under 18 years) need to be accompanied by a paying adult. And if you are travelling with little ones, up to 12 years of age, do let us know so we can make the necessary arrangements and ensure you have a lovely experience.
Don’t forget to carry sun protection as the southern sun can be quite strong.
Since this is a unique experiential tour, please understand that last minute cancellations due to traffic, strikes, weather and unforeseeable circumstances might. In such a scenario, if the tour is cancelled before departure, we will arrange for a free rescheduling or even a full refund. However, in case we need to cancel the tour midway due to some sudden incident, we may not initiate refunds but rather adjust the itinerary and activities (matching the original tour price) according to the situation.