Ponza Island Day Trip From Rome

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    6:45am (meet strictly at 6:30am)
  • Departure Details :
    Close to the Colosseum, central Rome
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at original departure point at approx. 8pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Relax on a full-day excursion from Rome to Ponza Island with ample time to swim and explore. Swim in the azure sea, explore sea caves, soak up the sun and eat a freshly prepared captain's style pasta lunch, sip wine and then spend some spare time on the island. Learn about the history of the island and its connection to the Greek poet Homer. Upgrade your trip to include a snorkel and mask.


Day trip (destination A to B)

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Lunch included

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Grotte di Pilato, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

Admire Pilate's Sea Grottoes once use to farm eels in Ancient Roman times.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: EcoArt Travel - Rome by Segway, Rome, Lazio

Meeting point for the tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ponza Island, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

We'll be circumnavigating the island of Ponza by boat.

Duration: 10 hours

Stop At: Cala Feola, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

Ponza's second port and small town where the swimming area "Natural Pools" is located.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chiaia Di Luna, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

This famous beach, now forbidden, is located under a golden-white cliff prone to rockfall and landslides. The swimming area in front of the beach can be visited where you can still admire the view.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cala dell'Acqua, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

A cove located in front of an old mine where the Ancient Roman's once found a natural water source and built an aqueduct that ran through the whole island.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Cala Fonte, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

A popular swimming area until a landslide closed it off.

Pass By: Spiaggia Di Frontone, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

The most popular beach in Ponza and easily reached by the main port.

Stop At: Arco Naturale, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

Ponza's most spectacular rock formation, a natural arch.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cala Felci, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

One of Ponza's best swimming areas, reachable only by sea. There is a small beach.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Centro storico di Ponza, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

The colorful historic center and main port of Ponza with a promenade overlooking the sea.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piscine Naturali, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

One of Ponza's popular swimming areas, swimming holes protected by rock formations. Reachable only by sea or by walking down 300 steps carved into the cliffside.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Cala Cecata, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

Remains of an old mine.

Pass By: Faro della Guardia, Ponza Island, Province of Latina, Lazio

Ponza's main lighthouse, one of the most important in Italy with a visibility of over 25 nautical miles.


Air-conditioned vehicle

English-speaking tour leader

5-hour boat cruise around Ponza


Snorkel equipment (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Ponza Island


Round trip fast ferry ticket to Ponza (must be paid 50 per person due at check in on the day of your tour)


Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Due to a strict schedule, late arrivals cannot be accommodated and may not be entitled to a full refund

It is recommended that you bring sun protection, a bathing suit, a towel and a light jacket

All customers need to bring valid, original photo ID with them

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  • 19-Jul-2019

    We had a full day of fun with Gina as our guide. The views were spectacular and we got to jump off the boat several times. I brought my two adult daughters and they LOVED the entire day. We would love to do this again and highly recommend to all travelers. My one daughter gets motion sickness easily and was a little woozy from the waves but a kind woman had some ginger candies and they helped immensely. The ferry ride was easy too. Just a wonderful day overall. If you can get a day away from the city, do it.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    We booked this excursion for three families (6 adults and 10 children ranging in age from 8 to 15). We were a little concerned about the 13-hour duration of the tour, but this proved unwarranted as the time went by very quickly. The five hours spent on the boat that took us to five different snorkeling spots was amazing. We enjoyed getting into the water especially with the 38C/100F temp. The tuna pasta served onboard at one of the stops was tasty. They prepared plain pasta for those who do not like fish. There was one unfortunate issue for a young woman who is allergic to fish. They ran out of the plain pasta. They made another serving for her but unfortunately the serving utensils had already touched the fish pasta. If you’re not into fish or pasta, you may want to bring your own lunch or food.
    Perhaps one of the highlights was swimming through the grottoes.
    Despite the lengthy travel time on a bus and boat to and from the island, we still loved the trip and are talking about doing it again.

    We also want to thank Gina, our guide. She was exceptionally friendly and helpful throughout the trip.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our day began early with a rain shower, but thankfully it didn't last and the weather was stellar. Our guide, Gina, was waiting for us when we arrived at the pickup point. We loved the comfortable small bus, and the commentary along the way to the ferry. Gina accompanied the group the entire day. When we arrived at Ponza our boat was ready and we set off. Oh my! This place is so beautiful! Gina's explanations along the way showcased many of the amazing sights on this small volcanic island. We stopped several times to swim and explore. The colour of the sea is breathtaking and the water is clear as blue glass. Lunch was served on the boat by our captain, a friendly and personable individual. When we arrived back in Ponza town we had a little time to explore before returning to the mainland. All in all, it was a fabulous day and we loved it. I definitely recommend it as the whole experience was wonderful. If you're prone to motion sickness, do come prepared with anti-nausea medication or acupressure wrist bands, but don't let the possibility of a little queasiness prevent you from taking the trip. It's exceptional.

  • 22-Aug-2018

    Gina was our tour guide and she was spectacular! So very informative! The sites were beautiful! We loved every minute of it!

  • 21-Aug-2018

    This was absolutely gorgeous and well worth the trip. The trip there is 1 hour by bus and 1.5 on the ferry. Just nap and it goes quickly. Eat well before going. My husband and I made the mistake of eating light and we got very lightheaded on the boat until we were able to eat lunch. The tuna pasta for lunch was ok. It’s canned tuna by the way. A great trip overall. Sleep well the night before and take the naps because it is a long day of fun in the sun. You will be exhausted afterwards.

  • 03-Aug-2018

    Went on with my 6 family members and had such a blast. Everything was so well organized and enjoyable for all of us. Stopped at 5 swim stops and got to swim in grottos and sea caves. Gina was awesome, and super informative. The long transportation is definitely worth it!

  • 20-Mar-2018

    We had a really great day! Basic food and boat but we enjoyed it! The trip around Ponza was breathtaking and we enjoyed our swimming opportunities. Will probably do it again as opposed to the more populous island destinations.

  • 06-Nov-2017

    We LOVED snorkeling at Ponza Island. I traveled w/ my mom and 13-year-old niece and we had such a great time! Our tour guide was fun and spunky and made everyone felt welcome. The only gripe is that you spend more time on the boat 'touring' than you do actually snorkeling. The first spot we spent about 30 minutes then back on the boat to the second spot for 45 minutes and then that's it and considering this is about an all-day excursion it would be nice to spend more time in the actual water. They offer a fun pasta salad on the boat but I recommend bringing extra snacks as it will not fill you up. Heads up for non-swimmers life jackets are not provided. There were some people on our tour that had to stay on the boat because they couldn't swim and there were no life jackets so keep that in mind.

  • 28-Aug-2017

    Ponza day trip was fantastic and I would only change a few things. Our guide Kimberly was energetic, knowledgeable, well organized, and fun. The trip starts out early and there's a nearby coffee shop you can also buy a light breakfast but don't be late. The bus ride to Anzio is 45 min and pretty. Then a short stop for another coffee and onto a 1.5hr ferry ride. Take the first seats you find together because you'll be out of luck for seating together otherwise. We arrived on Ponza and had another quick bathroom break but use the ferry bathrooms if you can manage to change into bathing suits and use the toilet. It's just easier or wear your bathing suit from your hotel. Ponza is beautiful and the swimming was amazing. The crew was really nice with our captain cooking the pasta. Not a bad idea to fill your bag with food and water to munch on because it's a long day. The boat is not luxury and that's part of it's charm but the speaker system is wicked below and it hurts your ears with the pitch and loudness. Other than that it was great to get out on the city especially in August when it's beyond hot. A fantastic trip th the best guide. Thx Kimberly.

  • 27-Aug-2017

    Great break away from the museums and monuments across Rome, especially for our 4 kids 10-19. We had 4-5 opportunities to swim, including through caves, jumped off some 15ft high rocks, and just absorbed the gorgeous scenery. Spent an hour wandering and eating around the island's main town. Don't go if you get sea sick, and plan on being gone the entire 13 hours about 2.5 hours travel each way. Totally worth it to see another side of Italy. Our guides were enthusiastic, friendly.

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