Ponza Island Private Day Trip from Rome

Day Trip from Rome to Ponza Island with full day boat excursion and lunch

Ponza Island Private Day Trip from Rome

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DURATION: 12/14 hours 

TIME: 7am

FREQUENCY: Every day (15 June – 15 September)

LANGUAGES: English and Italian



Join us on this private day trip from Rome to an idyllic island paradise, one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Discover the beauty and mystery of the legendary Pontine Islands while enjoying the sun, sea and swimming.


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Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome Highlights

  • Day trip from Rome to Ponza Island with transportation and full-day boat tour with lunch on board
  • Ponza is an island of exceptional beauty – rivaling that of its neighbor to the south: Capri. The difference? Ponza is relatively unknown to tourists, and has managed to retain intact itss original charm and traditions while avoiding crowds.
  • This is the perfect Mediterranean island experience, including a full day boat tour with swim stops and even lunch on board!
  • From intensely vertical snow white cliffs plunging into turquoise seas, to sparkling blue grottoes, ancient Roman ruins and Ponza’s pastel colored port – this trip is filled with incredible photo ops!

Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned, round trip transportation to departure Port
  • 5-hour small boat excursion of Ponza Island with sightseeing and swim stops (itinerary varies)
  • Simple pasta lunch served on board with wine and beverages.
  • English-speaking Tour Assistant
  • Personal Snorkel Gear (Mask and Snorkel) on request. Purchased snorkel gear is yours to keep.

Day Trip Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Swimming gear, beach gear (sunscreen, beach towels, bathing suits etc.)
  • Beach towels are available exclusively on-site (15 euro each).


Gorgeous crystal clear blue water, breathtaking views, relaxing ambience… isn’t this what you had in mind when you booked your trip to Italy? While the beaches near Rome are nothing to get excited about – Ponza Island, a tiny, hidden Mediterranean island paradise just a few hours from Rome is everything you imagined and more.

Your day starts early, but you’ll soon be rewarded for the effort. After checking in at our central office near the Colosseum, we’ll board our comfortable air-conditioned coach for a quick and easy transfer to our departure port where we’ll catch the fast boat directly to Ponza Island.

Upon arrival to Ponza, we’ll board the boat we’ll be calling home for the day. You’ll be greeted warmly by the captain and crew who will be leading our exploration of the Pontine Islands of Ponza. Depending on the wind and the sea, our itinerary will differ from day to day but your boat tour is sure to include breathtakingly beautiful stops at the island’s most important grottoes and swimming areas. Ponza Island is famous for its sparkling, crystalline blue waters and stunning terrain of cliffs and unique geological formations. Your captain will regale you with tales of the numerous legends the island has inspired. We’ll see the grotto of Circe, the seducing sorceress of Homer’s The Odyssey who turned Odysseus’ men into animals, and learn the heartbreaking true story of Lucia Rosa, whose name now lives on in one of Ponza’s most beautiful swimming areas.

When it’s time for lunch, our crew will prepare a simple pasta lunch directly on board in the boat’s kitchen. Lunch is served on deck with wine and water. There are plenty of shaded areas on board where you can escape from the sun.

Love the sun? Grab your beach towel and laze about on the boat’s deck as you enjoy the sea breeze. There is plenty to do on board and in the water, and our Tour Assistant will be there to accommodate all of your needs.

At the end of the day we’ll trade in our sea legs at Ponza Island’s port where you’ll have some free time to shop, explore the typical alleyways or grab a glass of wine before our 5:30PM ferry departure to the mainland where we’ll meet our transfer back to Rome.



  • Due to the unique nature of this tour, last minute cancellations due to traffic, strikes and weather are possible. If you do NOT hear from us, please consider that your tour WILL be going forward. For all tours canceled due to traffic, strikes or weather an alternative will be offered or a free change of date. Where neither option is possible, a full refund will be offered.


  • Cost of round trip ferry tickets must be paid at check-in (with cash or card).
  • Due to a strict schedule, late arrivals cannot be accommodated and may not be entitled to a full refund.
  • A paying adult must accompany all minors under 18 years of age.
  • If you are traveling with young children (0-12), we require that you alert us at the time of your booking so that we can better accommodate you.
  • For full enjoyment of the boat tour, you should be able to swim unassisted.
  • Those who are prone to motion sickness are encouraged to take precautions before departure.
  • We suggestion you bring sun protection (SPF cream, hat, sunglasses etc.), swimsuit, large beach towel and a change of clothes.
  • We are unable to accommodate special dietary needs & restrictions. Alternative lunch must be self-provided.


  • Infants up to one year of age who do not require their own seat during the transfer and ferry to/from Ponza Island travel for free and do not require a reservation. Please indicate if there are any infants when booking. 


  • In order to be eligible for a full refund your tour must be modified/canceled no less than 72 hours before your scheduled departure time. 


Tour returns to our office around 8pm, depending on itinerary and traffic.

6 reviews for Ponza Island Private Day Trip from Rome

  1. 5 out of 5

    Diogo L

    The excursion was fantastic. Great guide. Amazing place with beautiful scenes. All happened observing the schedule. I would do it again.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cassie L

    We had a fantastic experience! Kimberly was our guide and she was friendly and helpful from our first meeting at Eco Art through our time on Ponza Island. She was knowledgeable about general questions about Italy and its culture as well as history of Ponza Island and the geological features around the island. We had a small group of 8 in our tour group and my mom has a difficult time hearing, especially over ambient noise; Kimberly did an excellent job coming and talking with her and our group closely after the captain spoke on the loud speaker about some of the points of interest, historical features and stories/folk lore. Kimberly also was well aware of the swimming grotto’s and was able to show us some great areas to swim and look for aquatic life while snorkeling. She was friendly, up beat and passionate about sharing her knowledge of the island which makes her a fantastic guide. It was our last day of our vacation and she helped make it one of the best! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place with us…we feel privileged to have experienced it.

  3. 5 out of 5


    My son and I toured Italy for 10 days and it was fascinating. As great as everything was, our Ponza Island excursion was the BEST! Absolutely stunning views, beautiful water, swimming, snorkeling, and our guide were all fantastic! Our guide, Kimberly was so accommodating and made us feel welcome and comfortable our entire trip. She was also super informative. The trip was well planned as we never felt rushed and had ample time at each stop to swim, and take in the spectacular atmosphere of the Mediterranean Ocean.

  4. 5 out of 5


    The trip to ponza was amazing there were a lot to see and explore there our guide was excellent and we enjoyed the boat ride also the captain cooked us lunch on the boat it was very good and the views are amazing!! I’m highly recommend to visit there when you got the chance!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ec Travel 20

    Kimberly was our guide. A group of 5 met in Rome early in the morning to travel to the coast where a few others joined. Then we took a ferry to Ponza (reverse for the way back). Throughout the entire process, Kimberly was helpful and attentive and made sure we all could explore our surroundings with the time we had. The boat ride circles the entire island over 5 hours, stopping to swim a few times and to eat lunch cooked for us by the boat’s captain. Kimberly shared interesting facts about the island’s history along the way, and was always friendly, helpful and courteous, making sure everyone was enjoying themselves and the ride. Highly recommend this trip, take a day away from the city’s history to visit this picturesque island.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Julie A

    Absolutely best tour we went on. Our guide I believe her name was Kimberly, was organized and informative. The island is beautiful and the waters were amazing. Just can’t say enough about it. Hope we can go again someday.

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