Full-Day Island of Ponza Cruise Trip from Anzio Including Lunch

12 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
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Explore the truly off-the-beaten track island on Ponza on this swimming, snorkeling and exploring day trip from Anzio! Mysterious grottoes, stunning views and crystal clear seas await you. Meet us directly at Anzio port for your ferry tickets. The ferry transfer lasts about 1.5 hours. In Ponza, board a small boat excursion with other travellers and your English-speaking tour leader. We will spend 5 hours circumnavigating the island. A pasta lunch will be served on-board with wine, water and coffee. We will stop 3-4 times to jump off the boat and swim. Exact stops will depend on the sea conditions. At the end of the day, enjoy an hour of free time to explore the historic center before heading back to Anzio by ferry.


  • Boat excursion circumnavigating the island of Ponza
  • Pasta lunch
  • Water, wine and espresso coffee
  • English-speaking trip leader

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Porto di Anzio, Porto Innocenziano, Anzio Italy

Meet us directly at the port in the perfect seaside town of Anzio before the ferry departure. Your tour leader will get you set up with your tickets and let you know what to expect from the day. Grab a quick breakfast or just enjoy the views of the boats coming and going.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Ponza Island Italy

After an easy 1.5 hour ferry ride, we will finally arrive at the port of Ponza Island. You will have a short break before departure for the circumnavigation of Ponza Island, but no worries, you will have time to explore the colorful seaside promenade at the end of the day.

We will board our smaller excursion boat for an early 11AM departure and meet our captain and the crew, as well as fellow travellers -- mostly vacationing Italians! A few pieces of advice about boat safety and we will be on our way.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Grotte di Pilato, Ponza Island Italy

One of the first stops is among the most spectacular, three grottoes carved by hand by the Ancient Romans, right into the cliffside at sea level forming protected pools.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chiaia Di Luna, 04027, Ponza Island Italy

This smooth, moon colored cliff is a favorite stop in Ponza. Your tour leader will describe the romantic legend that gives the cliff its name. If the sea conditions are right, we might even have a swim stop here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Punta Di Capo Bianco, Via Guarini, 04027, Ponza Island Italy

This unique rock formation is bright white, and thats because it was formed from compressed volcanic ash called. There is even a long grotto that runs straight through the cliff here, and at noon the sun creates spectacular blue reflections in the water, retro-illuminating the grotto. Are you adventurous enough to swim through the grotto end to end? If the sea conditions are right, join your tour leader for this unique experience!

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Piscine Naturali, Via Chiesa Le Forna, 04020, Ponza Island Italy

One of the more popular swimming areas reachable by land, the "Natural Pools" are a sight to behold... perfect swimming pools carved into the rocks by nature.

Just beyond this Ponza is the gorgeous sparkling turquoise beach of "Lucia Rosa" where we usually anchor the boat to enjoy a simple pasta lunch, cooked fresh by the captain and his first mate in the boats tiny kitchen. Lunch is served with water and white wine. To top of it off, a perfect Italian espresso. All lunches are served using compostable, single use plates, cups and flatware.

Pass By: Cala Feola, Ponza Island Italy

Cala Feola is Ponza's second port, for smaller boats and is the main area of a quieter side of the island.

Stop At: Cala dell'Acqua, Via Provinciale le Forna, 04027, Ponza Island Italy

Today Ponza doesn't have its own water source, but long ago, it did and we can see the remnants here in this cove, called "of the water" just for this reason. Note the tiny waterfalls trickling down the cliffside... runoff from what is left of Ponza natural spring. You can also still see the ruins of an ancient Roman aqueduct that once carried the water throughout the island.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Cala Fonte, Via Calacaparra, 04027, Ponza Island Italy

Another beautiful little cove most easily reached by boat.

Stop At: Cala Cecata, Località La Piana, Ponza Island Italy

Lots of history near this little cove. We'll float over the spot where an american landing ship tank sunk during a storm in WWII, a popular spot for divers today. Survey the remnants of a mine that once provided jobs to the Ponzan people. The closure of the mine marked a turning point in the history of the island, to an economy based heavily on fishing and tourism.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cala Felci, Ponza Island Italy

Nearing the northernmost tip of Ponza, we'll discover the colorful "Felci Cove". Here, sulphur has colored the cliff walls a bright yellow which contracts with the sparkling emerald of the sea here. This is a common swimming spot, and we'll likely drop anchor here to explore.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Arco Naturale, Ponza Island Italy

Ponza is a volcanic island, meaning the rock here is soft and constantly being shaped and moulded by the sea. No better example of this can be seen than here, at the "Natural Arch" -- a giant sea stack which has been hollowed out in the center forming an enormous rock arch, big enough to pass a boat under.

Stop At: Spiaggia Di Frontone, Via Provinciale, 04027, Ponza Island Italy

The last stop before heading back to port is the Beach of "Frontone". This is the most popular beach on the island and even at the end of the day it is crowded with Italian sunbathers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Centro Storico di Ponza, Ponza Island Italy

From when we reach the port and disembark, you will have a full free hour to explore the historic center of Ponza. Soak in the end of day atmosphere, have a fresh cold aperitivo or head to the shops: there is something for everyone here.

Finally, we will board our ferry transfer to head back to Anzio port where the day ends.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid photo ID is required on the day of travel for all group members.
  • To fully enjoy this tour, we recommend you are comfortable with boat transportation and are able to swim.
  • Stroller accessible
  • At the time of your booking, please alert the staff to any particular food preferences or allergies so that we can accomodate you.
  • All minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Near public transportation
  • If you are traveling with a young child (0-12), please alert the staff at the time of your booking so that we can better accommodate you.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We highly recommend you bring sun protection.
  • Due to the unique nature of this tour, last minute cancellations due to traffic, strikes, minimum numbers and weather are a possibility. Call us the day before your visit to check on the status of your trip. If you are unable to call, and you do not hear from us, consider your trip confirmed.
  • For all tours cancelled due to traffic, strikes or weather an alternative will be offered or a free change of date. Where neither are possible, a full refund will be offered.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Currently, masks are not required when outdoors, nor are they required during the boat trip. They are required however, when indoors and during the bus ferry transfer. Updated information regarding current norms will be provided via e-mail a few days prior to departure.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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June 2023

so amazing! everyone was so nice to us and my 6 study abroad roommates!!! they let us stop multiple times to swim and explore. the tour guides were so nice and we all had the best day

Isabella S
June 2023

Ponza is a beautiful island and the tour was amazing showing us beautiful post card picture views as well as spots to swim in the ocean. The water was very comfortable and our tour guides were kind and shared interesting things about the island

September 2022

The entire experience was AWESOME! This trip was on the last day of my family's 2 week European tour, and it was our favorite day of the entire trip. Definitely book this!!!

September 2022

This was a highlight of our trip to Rome. While it involved quite a few hours of travel time it was worth it-a great way to escape the heat of Rome and do something different than the usual tourist stops in the city. Our teens thought it was the best day of our trip. Our guide, Giniya was warm, k...

September 2022

By far the highlight of my Italy experience. The island itself was beautiful, aswell as the boat journey there. Truly a hidden gem. Thank you to our guide Kimberley we touched on the history of the island, enough to be interesting and not too much information. She was extremely friendly and helpf...

September 2022

The views and swimming stops were amazing. Water temperature was perfect! Our guides did a great job of checking in with us and explaining what we were seeing as we drove around the island. I would do this trip again!

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