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Polignano by boat: cliffs and sea caves!

Polignano A Mare, Italy

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Experience hosted by Vito

60 mins
Includes tickets, transport
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

A fantastic and unforgettable boat trip starting from the beach of Cala Paura or from the beach San Vito, depending on the period of year, to discover the breathtaking sea caves and the famous cliff of Polignano a Mare, visiting the whole coastline from North-West to South-East, enjoying especially the view of the sea cave with a restaurant inside "Grotta Palazzese", the islet "Scoglio dell'Eremita" and the beautiful sea cave "Grotta Stampagnata".
A unique informal experience taking about 1 hour, with an experienced driver-guide, who will reveal some secrets and legends hidden behind such unique natural beauties.
Enjoying the point of view of Polignano from the sea is a wonderful experience not to miss :)

NB:
- YOU WILL RECEIVE A MESSAGE WITH CONFIRMATION ABOUT THE STARTING POINT. It depends on the decisions of the local authorities every year, usually based on the season: normally in low season we leave from Cala Paura beach (about 1 km from the center), while in medium-high season we leave from San Vito beach (about 3 km from the center). Please ask for confirmation in case you don't receive the message.
- IT IS RECOMMENDED TO ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE EXPERIENCE: the registration of the participants takes place between 30 and 5 minutes before the time of the experience; in case of arrival less than 5 minutes before, the participation would no longer be guaranteed and you will get no refund (no show).
- BAD WEATHER OR SEA CONDITIONS: in this case the experience will be canceled and you will get a full refund, or alternatively your experience can be rescheduled at a different time/date.
Other things to note
It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance at the meeting poing (at the south-east side of Cala Paura beach or at the San Vito beach) depending on the season, please check.
When you arrive just ask for "DORINO Boat Trip" and wait for instructions.
A fantastic and unforgettable boat trip starting from the beach of Cala Paura or from the beach San Vito, depending on the period of year, to discover the breathtaking sea caves and the famous cliff of Polignano a Mare, visiting the whole coastline from North-West to South-East, enjoying especially the view of the sea cave with a restaurant inside "Grotta Palazzese", the islet "Scoglio dell'Eremita" and the beautiful sea cave "Grotta Stampagnata"…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    I will reserve spaces for you at the chosen time and I will take care of ch...
  • Transport
    Transportation not included in the experience price.
    It is possible to...
From £28
/ person

Meet your host, Vito

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 109 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm from Polignano a Mare and I know my beautiful place very well.
I work in tourism and offer the many visitors new and unforgettable experiences that make their stay unique!
I am a reference for tourists, I help them in every aspect of their stay to live Polignano and Puglia with authentic experiences.
I work in co-hosting with the most expert family that offers this amazing experience on board of licensed motorboats from over 30 years: they really knows every corner of the sea caves of Polignano!
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Where you'll be

The whole coastline of Polignano a Mare will be explored.
It is famous for its cliffs, the numerous sea caves that are hidden under the high cliff on which rise the characteristic little houses overlooking the sea in the old town.
Among others, the Grotta Palazzese is unique and very famous also for the suggestive restaurant located in the sea cave, but also the Grotta Stampagnata will take your breath...

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 109 reviews.

Evan
October 2020
Great value. Nice trip down the coastline to explore the caves. They allowed us to jump in the water once inside one of the caves. The captain also pointed out and described the various landmarks.
Amanda
October 2020
This was the best experience! I really enjoyed this and the price was perfect. The host did a phenomenal job taking pictures of us and making us feel welcome.
Stefania
October 2020
Dorino was great! We had the best time. His story telling is engaging and fun. His accommodating and happy to give great recommendations. We ended up meeting two other people on our tour, we were 4 in total, and we made new friends...we ended up catching up with the guys in the afternoon for a drink and a bite. Would highly recommend Dorino's boat tour to anyone!
Dorino was great! We had the best time. His story telling is engaging and fun. His accommodating and happy to give great recommendations. We ended up meeting two other people on…
Adriana
October 2020
Vito was very helpful and responsive to all of my messages. The boat tour was an amazing experience! Our guide was super funny and entertaining! I loved seeing the beautiful coastline of Polignano and its majestic cliffs and caves. We were even able to swim in the crystal clear water inside one of the caves. It was an unforgettable tour that I highly recommend!
Vito was very helpful and responsive to all of my messages. The boat tour was an amazing experience! Our guide was super funny and entertaining! I loved seeing the beautiful coastl…
Philippe
September 2020
Before the experience, very good communication with Vito. Departure on time with the boat and from the first minutes, really relaxing atmosphere with safety on board. We stopped very close to the cliff of Polignano and few anectores from Giuseppe. The city view from the sea is amazing, We had the chance to cruise within the caves with clear blue water. Do not miss to dive in the cave blue sea. We had the chance to swim in 2 different spots below Polignano. I recommand this experience.
Before the experience, very good communication with Vito. Departure on time with the boat and from the first minutes, really relaxing atmosphere with safety on board. We stopped ve…
Alexandra
September 2020
This boat trip was a highlight of our experience in Polignano a Mare & our Italian trip in general! Vito is really fun and knowledgable and we felt so free & elated to explore this beautiful slice of paradise by sea. You really have to see it by sea to get the full experience. We went into many caves, were able to jump out and swim and were zipping up & down the coastline. We really loved our experience and couldn't recommend it more highly!
This boat trip was a highlight of our experience in Polignano a Mare & our Italian trip in general! Vito is really fun and knowledgable and we felt so free & elated to explore this…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

    What to bring

    In the warmer periods - especially if you have a sensible skin - it is recommended to bring some head protection cap.

    It is allowed to participate with a swim suit and beach slippers, indeed it is recommended in the warmer periods.