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Private boat tour from Monopoli to the Polignano sea caves

Private boat tour from Monopoli to the Polignano sea caves

2 hours


Very flexible

From 1 to 4


  • Reserve a boat for yourself and enjoy 2 fantastic hours of touring between Monopoli and Polignano a Mare
  • Discover the beauty of Grotta Palazzese with its vaulted ceiling housing a restaurant suspended over the water
  • Enjoy an aperitif of typical Apulian focaccia and a glass of prosecco in this magical setting
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Full description

Book a boat reserved just for you and enjoy 2 hours of sailing to discover the coastline between Monopoli and Polignano a Mare, with its magnificent caves.

You will stop at the most suggestive cave of all, Grotta Palazzese, and have the chance to take a dip in this magical setting. Afterwards, you will enjoy an aperitif with typical Apulian focaccia and a glass of prosecco.

Another stop will be the beach of Lama Monachile with its cliffs, from which the brave Red Bull Cliff Diving champions dive. Throughout the navigation, the skipper will reveal many curiosities about these extraordinary places.

What we will do

We will meet at the pier in Monopoli, right in the shadow of the Castle of Charles V. Here the boat will be waiting for us and will accompany us on our private tour.

After taking a seat on board, we will depart for Polignano a Mare, following the beautiful coastline characterised by watchtowers, picturesque coves and cliffs sculpted by wind and water. The excursion will focus in particular on the many caves that characterise the Polignano area.

We will stop at one of the most enchanting places, the famous Grotta Palazzese. This is an enormous cavern that penetrates up to 80 metres into the cliff and is accessed through two large vaulted openings. Inside, you cannot fail to be amazed by the play of light that renders the water an iridescent colour, from green to turquoise to blue. The biggest surprise, however, are the restaurant tables positioned on a terrace suspended between the rocky vault and the sea.

The boat will stop right in front of the cave for a 15-minute bathing stop. We can then dive off the boat and take a swim in a corner of the sea that has no equal in the world. Back on board, we will enjoy a typical aperitif with focaccia and a glass of prosecco.

After the aperitif, we will resume sailing towards the beach of Lama Monachile to admire it from the sea. The skipper will tell us many interesting facts and point out the most beautiful spots, such as the cliff from which the Red Bull Cliff Div ing champions dive every year and the statue in honour of Polignano's most illustrious citizen: Domenico Modugno.

Once our two-hour tour is complete, the boat will return to the starting point in Monopoli.

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, weather permitting, and is reserved for private groups of up to 4 participants.

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.

It is not possible to adapt the aperitif for participants with food intolerances or allergies.

Dogs of all sizes are 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
  • Prosecco
  • Aperitif with prosecco and snacks

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  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.

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