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8 BEST Polignano a Mare Boat Trips [2024]

In search of Polignano a Mare boat trips? I bring you the best options, whether you’re a solo traveler looking to make friends or a group in the mood for a luxurious private cruise. Check them out!

Welcome to Polignano a Mare! This captivating coastal town is nestled in the picturesque region of Puglia, Italy. With its dramatic cliffs, crystalline waters, and charming old town, Polignano a Mare is one of the best towns in Puglia to base yourself on and explore all that the region has to offer.

In this guide, we will explore 8 amazing boat trips that will allow you to discover this region from the water. With thrilling catamaran rides and tranquil sailboat trips, there are tours for every traveler. Sail along its mesmerizing coastline, encountering hidden caves and secluded beaches.

Here below we’ll get deep into the characteristics and highlights of each boat trip, providing you with all the information you need to make the most of your visit to Polignano a Mare. Read on!

👉 Why should you trust me? I was born and raised in Bologna, Italy, and I’ve been visiting Puglia in the summer holidays many times since I was a kid. Well before Puglia became an Instagram sensation! This region of Italy has changed over the years, but it still remains one of my favorite places in Italy. It’s authentic, the food is divine, and it’s still affordable compared to other destinations in Italy.

I generally use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours around the world. I especially recommend them for their great cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

The 3 BEST Boat Trips from Polignano a Mare

▶️ Explore hidden caves and boat-accessible coves with this thrilling Polignano a Mare Speedboat Cruise to Caves with Aperitif. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the city from the water as you sail along the 11 km coastline, and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters.

You can otherwise choose to bask in the sun on the deck, indulging your taste buds with a delectable traditional Italian apéritif on board. As you explore the magical coastline, the boat tour will take you to the most stunning and secluded caves, all the while the experienced skipper shares interesting insights and stories to enhance your journey.

📝 This boat tour of Polignano a Mare includes: Boat trip, aperitif, and life jackets. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ With this Boat Tour of the Polignano a Mare Caves, prepare to be awestruck by nature’s architectural wonders! Marvel at the enchanting coastal cliffs and delve into the hidden world of sea caves as you snap stunning photos of the Grotta della Rondinella and Grotta Palazzese. 

Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters and savor a Prosecco aperitivo on board, admiring the iconic Domenico Modugno statue and the renowned Lama Monachile beach from the comfort of your boat.

Boat tour of the Polignano a Mare caves with aperitif

📝 This tour includes: Boat tour and aperitif. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Set sail on a small-group Boat Excursion to Polignano a Mare and experience the Adriatic in style. Marvel at the breathtaking Grotta Azzurra, bathed in mesmerizing blue hues from skylights, and dive into the emerald waters of Grotta Piana, embraced by pristine natural beauty. 

While cruising, Dorino, a charismatic historical figure, will share fascinating tales of the area’s rich history. Finally, savor an onboard aperitivo, immersing in Lama Monachile’s magnificent ambiance. 

Small Group Boat Excursion to Polignano a Mare

📝 This Polignano a Mare boat trip includes: Boat tour, snorkeling equipment, and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Catamaran Tour in Polignano a Mare

Set sail on a sensational Polignano a Mare Catamaran Tour with Aperitif and Local Food to admire the striking coastline while savoring delectable local delicacies and a refreshing drink. Take the plunge into the Adriatic Sea and grab a paddle board to glide along the crystal-clear waters for a more relaxing experience.

This catamaran tour offers it all: stunning sights, an Apulian aperitif, and plenty of aquatic fun. 

📝 This Polignano a Mare boat tour includes: Boat trip, paddle boards, and life jackets. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Boat Tour in Polignano a Mare

Join this Polignano a Mare Private Cruise with Champagne to experience a magnificent day out with your significant other or group of friends. You’ll get to choose the duration of the tour, from two to eight hours, and marvel at Polignano a Mare as you cruise along it. 

You’ll enjoy swimming stops with flotation devices, visit astounding grotte, and indulge in a traditional aperitif with a bottle of champagne onboard. The boat is fully equipped with restrooms and a shower, a deck, and shaded areas. 

📝 This tour includes: Boat trip, food, a bottle of champagne, and flotation devices. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Boat Cave Tour by Night

In this unique moonlit escapade, the sea becomes your playground and adventure lurks around every corner. Polignano a Mare Tour By Night accommodates up to 10 eager explorers and delivers a night of thrills and spills! Get ready for a journey as you hop on board a fully-equipped boat and dive into the excitement. 

You’ll explore the captivating caves along the coast, which include the renowned Grotta Palazzese and Grotta delle Rondinelle, and sip on local sparking wine as you take in the scenery. This boat tour promises laughter, camaraderie, and unforgettable memories for all!

📝 This tour includes: Boat trip, cave visits, and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Sailboat Trip to Polignano a Mare from Monopoli

Set off on a thrilling 3.5-hour Sailboat Tour to Polignano a Mare and Monopoli that will awaken your inner explorer. Snorkel in clear waters teeming with colorful fish and admire the vibrant seabed, besides plunging into the mysterious caves of Polignano a Mare. 

Explore the legendary Grotta Palazzese and the enchanting Grotta delle Rondinelle, and prepare to be amazed by the captivating Grotta Azzurra! Aboard your boat you’ll relish the finest views while indulging in an apéritif of local delights. This tour is up to eight participants.

📝 This tour includes: Boat trip and an aperitif. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

2-Day Tour of Polignano a Mare with Boat Ride

Get ready for a delightful adventure with this Two-Day Boat Tour in Polignano a Mare! No need to stress about transportation or accommodations since it’s all taken care of. You’ll start your trip in Bari, where you’ll explore the historic center with a local guide. 

Then, head to Polignano for a walking tour and a tasty lunch followed by free time. The next day, brace yourself for an epic sail along the coastline, visiting the caves and marveling at the sea grottoes and turquoise beauty. Afterward, enjoy another mouthwatering lunch before being dropped off at your desired location. 

Two Days Tour Including Boat ride in -polignano

📝 This tour includes: Boat trip, accommodation, breakfast and 2 lunches, and sightseeing tours. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Polignano a Mare Boat Trips FAQs

What are the best boat trips from Polignano a Mare?

In my opinion, the ultimate Polignano boat trips include these: 
Boat trip in Polignano a Mare & Aperitif
Small-group Polignano Boat Tour
Polignano a Mare Caves Boat Trip

Is there a Polignano a Mare boat rental?

There’s not a Polignano a Mare boat hire per se, but you can enjoy the same intimacy by booking a private boat tour to cruise along the coastline with your own group. 

What are the best Polignano a Mare caves?

The most popular caves in Polignano a Mare include Grotta Azzurra, Grotta Piana, Le Grottelle, Grotta delle Monache, and Grotta delle Rondinelle.

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.