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Visit of the Polignano a Mare Caves - Boat ride - skipper hire

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Polignano a Mare, Italy
Visit of the Polignano a Mare Caves - Boat ride - skipper hire

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup offered
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Polignano a Mare is famous for its picturesque sea caves that pierce the coastal cliffs. With this boat tour, admire dramatic grottoes and caverns that are only accessible by sea. Cruise by more than a dozen caves, pausing to snap photos and admire the unique coastal formations. Enjoy a brief stop to swim and a prosecco toast on board.
  • A scenic boat cruise to admire Polignano a Mare's famed grottoes by sea
  • See the Grotta della Rondinella, Grotta Palazzese, and other dazzling caves
  • Dive into the turquoise coastal waters directly from the boat
  • Relax on board with prosecco and light snacks
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Pugliamare - Escursioni in barca a Polignano a Mare , Frazione, Via S. Vito, 342, 70044 Polignano a Mare BA, Italy

Departure and arrival at the port of San Vito (Abbey San Vito), all participants will be gathered by one of our operators directly on the pier in front of the abbey. Possibility of parking nearby (100m-150m)

This activity will end right where it started.It is possible to make a withdrawal only at the "Malidea" Bar, Lungomare Domenico Modugno, 11 Polignano a Mare. The withdrawal is on request and has a surcharge of 10 € (return).
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers suffering from seasickness
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pugliamare
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Visit of the Polignano a Mare Caves - Boat ride - skipper hire?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Visit of the Polignano a Mare Caves - Boat ride - skipper hire.
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What is the social distancing policy during Visit of the Polignano a Mare Caves - Boat ride - skipper hire?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Visit of the Polignano a Mare Caves - Boat ride - skipper hire?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
it was nice and relaxing,...
Gina_P
, May 2022
it was nice and relaxing, the caves were beautiful, they were very accomodating with picking us up and bringing us the drop off point and back to our hotel
star-2
Keep Looking
Terri_J
, May 2022
The grottoes were incredible and well worth visiting, but it felt like we were strangers on a private birthday cruise for two young women. Nicola gave them his full attention. A not so great experience for the other guests. Go see the grottoes but maybe choose another tour.
star-4
good boat tour overall!
Sara_H
, May 2022
we walked to the meeting point from polignano (~40min) but I think there was a car transfer option available that I wasn't aware of. the tour started on time as one of the tour guides checked us in in front of the abbey. good boat tour overall, visited many caves, drink+snack stop at one of the caves. there wasn't much input from the tour guide but he did point out things from time to time. the tour was a good length and we appreciated the good sights. we didn't stop for a swim - this might have been weather dependent.
star-5
Amazing!
Daniel_O
, Apr 2022
Amazing experience! The skipper was great!! Definitely recommend. You get to see the full coast, wonderful caves and pirate stairs! Glass of Prosecco in the cave was wonderful.
star-5
We had an awesome time...
Tom_T
, Apr 2022
We had an awesome time touring the caves with our captain Pepe. His expert piloting into tight caves and fun attitude made the day very enjoyable. There were only a few other couples on the boat, plenty of room. Highly recommended, ask for Pepe if possible.
star-5
It is perfect experience...
Berj_I
, Apr 2022
It is perfect experience for your trip to polignagno a mare. Just be sure to have good weather conditions and smooth sea.
star-5
Amazing boat trip
Miriam_S
, Apr 2022
Well organized tour, the skipper was very friendly and funny. You have the chance to see a lot of different caves around Polignano. I can just recommend this experience to everyone!
star-5
Weather wasn't perfect,...
Elvira_P
, Apr 2022
Weather wasn't perfect, but experience was great! Super friendly skipper and delicious champagne in the cave! :)
star-5
Worth it!
Sherry_B
, Apr 2022
The meeting point was confusing as it was different to what was on the ticket, but luckily the tour operator had been in touch via What’s App in advance. We had some rough seas and got a bit wet, but it was really fun. Having Prosecco in a cave was a highlight. Our captain was great as well as the other passengers.
star-5
Cave exploring
Julienne_S
, Oct 2021
The guide/skipper was very thorough. He explained the caves and the different names/formations. The boat ride was smooth and refreshing. Taralli I and sparking wine was served. It was a very enjoyable two hours.
star-3
Nice but short
Erwin_K
, Sep 2021
Trip is nice but bit short. Very little explanation from tour guide. The Prosecco was a nice touch!!
star-5
Amazing boat tour Amazing people of Apulia
Isabelle_S
, Sep 2021
This tour was amazing! It’s the perfect tour to see an extraordinary architecture between nature and human actions. I received some birds droppings during the tour but that makes the experience even more memorable. The skipper was very kind and the tour organiser, Christian, was also extremely nice and offered to drop me at the station. Some tips, don’t bring your Prada lol and be ready to be wet. It’s part of the experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect
marie_t
, Sep 2021
a wonderful moment !! the guide was super nice, a time planned to swim. everything was perfect !!! Thanks
star-4
Beautiful day on the water
Deirdre_T
, Sep 2021
The excursion was delayed for over a half hour, leaving us standing out in the sun waiting. It turns out there was an understandable reason, but we were not advised as to the reason while waiting. All the staff was very pleasant; the caves were interesting and varied, and the boat ride thrilling.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommended
Nicole_S
, Aug 2021
Great tour. Friendly skipper and overall lovely experience. We also had some Prosecco which gave it a nice touch! Bring your swim clothes if you want to take advantage of being out on the boat and taking a dive
star-5
Perfect
Coralie_C
, Aug 2021
It was very nice. We take the boat at 2pm, we could enjoy the sun. The tour was wonderful, we could see polignano on the front. We had a stop for swim and eat/drink something.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing caves with super nice people
Aliyah_F
, Aug 2021
This Tour was so nice! First of all we needed to change dates two times and they were super friendly about it and it was no problem at all! After we arrived there we were suprised of how many people there were but they had different boats for each group. Once we got on our boat it was just amazing. He showed us different caves along the coast and even drove inside them with such precision. I just recommend this tour!
star-5
It was an amazing and...
Alexandru_P
, Aug 2021
It was an amazing and really funny experience! The staff was really nice, and what we have seen was memorable! I recommend it
star-3
Not what we signed up for.
Rachel_P
, Jul 2021
We specifically signed up for an English speaking tour and did not get one. Cliff Boat toor Polignano Mare
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Poor customer service and no tour
Stuart_M
, Jul 2019
We telephone the tour organiser as they said they offered free hotel pick up within their terms. I asked them as we were travelling from a long way awsy, if they could pick us up from the local train station, 10 mins from the boat departure point. He agreed to pick us up at the train station about 45 mins before the tour departs at 2pm. Our train was delayed so I messaged him agsin and asked if he could still collect us or if he could offer us another time that day or the following day. He said something about the sea being too rough, but then didn't offer us any alternative your as we only had one day left of our holiday. I asked instead if we could have a refund. He agreed. I later asked when I could expect the refund. He said "tomorrow". By afternoon the next day, I messaged him and said I had not received the refund and when could I expect this. He said "I will check". That was the last I heard from him. I never received the refund of £52. This is unfair and poor customer service. I would stay away from them as they only seem to want your money and not show you any courtesy when things go wrong due to no fault of our own.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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