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Boat tour from Monopoli to the Polignano sea caves

Boat tour from Monopoli to the Polignano sea caves

2 hours


Very flexible

From 1 to 7


  • Enjoy a 2-hour cruise along the coast dotted with caves between Monopoli and Polignano a Mare
  • Take a dip from the boat in front of Grotta Palazzese with its huge vault and suspended restaurant
  • Admire the town beach of Lama Monachile and discover many interesting facts thanks to the skipper
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Full description

Climb aboard a comfortable motor boat and set sail for a two-hour tour to discover the extraordinary stretch of coastline between Monopoli and Polignano a Mare. You will admire the many caves along the Polignano coast, such as the majestic Grotta Palazzese.

The excursion includes a swim stop right in front of the cave to allow you to take a dip in a unique setting. Once back on board, you will enjoy a typical Apulian aperitif and resume sailing to admire the Lama Monachile beach from the sea.

The skipper will be your guide and will tell you many curiosities about these places, where nature has sculpted the great cliffs overlooking the water and coloured the sea green and blue.

What we will do

We will meet at the pier in Monopoli, near the imposing castle of Charles V. Here the boat will be waiting for us to accompany us on our marine excursion to discover the beautiful coastline leading to Polignano.

Once settled on board, we will sail along the coastline with its cliffs, Saracen towers and crystal-clear sea that fades from green to blue. We will then reach Polignano, which stands on a large cliff dotted with many caves. We will arrive by boat to the largest and most amazing cave: Grotta Palazzese.

The cave will amaze us with its size, the play of light that changes the colour of the water, the small pebble beach, and, above all, the terrace suspended between the rocky vault and the sea that houses the restaurant of the same name.

The boat will stop right in front of the cave for a stop of about 15 minutes. We will thus be able to dive in and experience the thrill of bathing surrounded by the magic of the Polignano coastline and the unique atmosphere of Grotta Palazzese. Once back on board, we will enjoy a typical Apulian aperitif of prosecco and delicious taralli.

The boat will then resume navigation to reach Lama Monachile, Polignano's famous beach, which we will admire from the sea. There are many curiosities that make these places even more fascinating and that we will be able to discover thanks to the skipper. For example, we will observe the cliff from which, every year, the international champions of the Red Bull Cliff Diving dive, and the statue of the singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno, a native of Polignano.

Having completed the tour of the Polignano coastline, the boat will return to the port of Monopoli. The activity will last a total of two hours.

Who it is aimed at

The excursion is suitable for everyone, regardless of age.

The boat is not wheelchair accessible.

Other information

The excursion is available from April to October every day and is confirmed with a minimum of 2 participants, subject to weather and sea conditions.

Themotor boat is 6.5 metres long and is equipped with a sun canopy, a freshwater shower, a ladder for getting back on board after swimming and life jackets.

Dogs are not allowed on board.

Recommended clothing

  • Swimming costume
  • Clothing suitable for the season

Don't forget to bring

  • Sun cream
  • Cap and/or sunglasses
  • Beach towel

What is included

  • Skipper
  • Fuel
  • Aperitif with prosecco and snacks

How it works

  • Book
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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Monopoli, Bari

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is very flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 0 days from the activity start date. Within 0 and 0 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Reference code: 003805