Polignano a Mare Tours
Small Group Boat Excursion to Polignano a Mare
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Small Group Boat Excursion to Polignano a Mare

By Dorino Gite in Barca
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120, max of 10 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Italian
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  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Grotta Azzurra
  • Entry/Admission - Grotta Piana
  • Entry/Admission - Polignano a Mare
  • Entry/Admission - Lama Monachile


Start:
  • Via S. Vito, 225, 70044 San Vito BA, Italy
    We have a reception operator who will wait for you at boarding
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 301125P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 301125P1

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    • Via S. Vito, 225, 70044 San Vito BA, Italy
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    • Dorino Gite in Barca
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      Italy
      Joined in February 2021
    • kimberleyp727
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic boat ride!
      Highly recommend! Great way to see Polignano a Mare and the coastline. Beautiful swimming and stunning grottos. Cristian our captain was fun, careful and drove the boat really well. A great trip for any age! We had a great time!
      Written July 9, 2024
    • G1ngerb1rd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So fuuuuuunnnnnnn!
      Nicholas was awesome. Loved the music the caves the humour the swim and the Prosecco. You need to do this boat trip it made me smile 😄👍🏼
      Written June 26, 2024
    • Christine R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome boat tour, guide, snorkeling & caves!
      Nicolas was an awesome boat captain. We loved the caves, his jokes, & snorkeling in beautiful blue waters. It was a fun boat ride along the coast!
      Written June 20, 2024
    • MLUIZABR
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Boat trip
      Excellent! I recommend! Espumante, diving and very fun guy. Nice trip and wonderful Polignano. Dorino tripa are the best
      Written June 15, 2024
    • 299SueF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun trip!
      Our family of 6 adults booked a private 90 minute boat tour in late May. Our guide, Christian, was fabulous, the trip was just the right length and everyone had a great time. We saw some interesting caves, learned about the area, had a quick swim and enjoyed a glass of prosecco. Communication before the trip was very good. We would highly recommend this company!
      Written June 9, 2024
    • smithra16
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing beautiful
      Incredibly beautiful private boat trip with Nicholas as guide. Born here, very knowledgeable about history. Relaxing and responsive to our needs. Enjoyed swimming, relaxing, and Prosecco. 12/10. Would do this again in a heartbeat. Nicholas, you are the best!!!!!!
      Written June 4, 2024
    • 557henriquel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cristian, the great captain!
      Great experience! Cristian, the captain of our boat was a great host and knowledgeable captain. Very funny guy and walked the extra mile to make us feel great
      Written June 3, 2024
    • B8571QDpeterv
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not to be missed
      The views were amazing and spectacular. Francesco the boat operator was very funny and informative. This is a trip not to be missed.
      Written June 1, 2024
    • 593klasa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thank you!
      Wonderful boat trip, Nicola is a great tour guide, fun. Amazing caves. Swimming from the boat, Prosecco on board, swimming in clear water
      Written October 29, 2023
    • MacAdam_12
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super !!
      great cruise. Nicolas talked very well and in a funny way about the attractions. a stop to drink wine and swim in the sea - priceless. I recommend it to everyone
      Written September 29, 2023
    • Sean O
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun boat night
      Very good and fun boat tour through the caves of Polignano. Our tour guide was very funny and made sure to include all of us in conversation
      Written September 19, 2023
    • ClaireA1392
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing boat trip
      We had an incredible boat trip with Nicolas from Dorino Gite in Barca! We went for the 3 hour private boat option and everything about it was perfect - amazing views, swim spots, knowledgeable and entertaining capital and yummy snacks! We had the best time!
      Written August 28, 2023
    • Pathfinder795282
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience
      We had a fantastic 3 hour private tour of pogliano a mare. We enjoyed several Swim stops and glasses of Prosecco! Thank you again, Nicholas!
      Written July 22, 2023
    • 61nicholasf
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Outstanding afternoon on and in the sea
      We took the 3 hour luxury boat cruise with Nicolas as our Guide. With a family of 4 adults and 2 children Nicholas accommodated our needs and gave us a wonderful and personal tour of the caves and area. He selected three spots where the sea was calm so the children (ages 6 and 3) could swim. It was a wonderful afternoon on the sea and than Nicholas and his family for such a wonderful day.
      Written July 15, 2023
    • isak549
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      It was an amazing experience, the guide was really nice, and the caves were beautiful. We also went for a swim in the sea.
      Written May 14, 2023
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    Katie L
    Boston, MA25 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Dorino's boat tour was highly recommended to me by a trusted travel friend. In April, I booked 4 tickets for my friends and I for a tour at the beginning of July. It was one of the first things I booked when planning our first ever trip to Puglia. My friends and I were so excited to be out on the water. Our tour was meant to be at 3pm and we had organized our entire day around getting to Polignano to be there for the tour. When we arrived at 3pm we were abruptly told the trip was cancelled due to "bad seas." The sun was shining and plenty of people were swimming in the harbor nearby, but sure enough out to sea looked somewhat choppy. I understand that this is out of anyone's control. But what was very disappointing was that the tour operator told us she had "tried calling" us but hadn't gotten through. I did not receive any call on my American or Italian number or on WhatsApp. She also did not email me to say the trip was cancelled (which would've been the most logical way for a tour operator to contact international guests). She was very unapologetic and told us that they would refund our tickets in the next "few days" and we could try again in a few days for the tour. I understand that weather is uncontrollable but what was really disappointing was how the cancellation was handled. Any sort of attempt to get in touch and let us know in advance would've been so appreciated as we only had a finite amount of time to explore Puglia. I would not recommend to book with Dorino's company because of this poor customer service.
    Written July 6, 2022
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    Carol S
    Greater Adelaide, Australia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    The boat excursion was awesome. Incredible value for money and an absolute MUST DO. Captain, Nicolas, was fantastic, huge amounts of fun and very entertaining - his local knowledge and sharing of historical facts and legends of the local area was second to none. This trip should not be missed - wonderful way to see the best of Polignano a Mare. Loved every minute - thank you
    Written October 9, 2022
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    grant
    North Shore, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The operator has four boats taking 8 passengers each. The drivers are highly skilled as they manage the boats into and around the coastal caves. A very efficient 1.5 hours seeing the bays and beaches of Polignano from the sea side. A 15 minute stop for a quick swim a joy and a cup of Prosecco near the end adds to the fun.
    Written June 24, 2023
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    Marcattner
    Melville, NY33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Couples
    What a wonderful way to see the coast, and all the rich history of the caves. We went out on a rainy, high wind day - and given the choice of whether to go. To support the rough conditions, we were told the way south would be easy, but the way back would be rough seas and likely quite wet. Instead of the usual trip, they went all the way to Monopoli and drove us back to the starting point. Nicholas, the captain, was funny and captivating as his expertly ducked in and out of the waves. Despite the weather we all had a wonderful time. So glad we went.
    Written May 23, 2023
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    Otty5
    Herts465 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our skipper and guide Nicolas was so entertaining which made this boat trip so enjoyable.

    Great to see Polignano a Mare from a different perspective and the caves/grottos are fascinating.

    Loved the chance to dive off the boat and swim in the inviting sea by a cove before heading back to S Vito port.

    Would highly recommend this trip
    Written June 15, 2022
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    Rasmus L
    Vallensbaek Municipality, Denmark5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t visit Polignano a Mare without joining this trip. It was a fun, entertaining and educational afternoon. Nicolas probably does this trip several times per day, but still managed to be an enthutiastic and passionate guide who seems to love his job. The atmosphere on the boat was relaxed and filled with charm and cosy sense of humour. We were 9 guests on the boat (us and another family) and it didn’t feel crowded. Glad we booked this trip
    Written August 9, 2023
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    krzysztof s
    Warsaw, Poland22 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Caves and views are really spectacular! English-guided tour done mostly in… Italian we also tolerated. However skipper engaged in serving prosecco missed the big wave getting inside the boat. All things wet - phone, backpack, clothes and shoes. Fortunaty phone was waterprooof. In summer it could be treated as an funny adventure, but in late October it was quite uncomfortable. We spent 1,5h after the trip to get things dried. Don’t reccommend to sit in the front of the boat unless in a swimsuit in a hot summer.
    Written October 20, 2022
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    Ramona
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Friends
    This was without exaggerating one of THE best time of our lives! Cristian-so kind, polite, generous and funny-simply the best captain! Thank you so much Cristian. You offered us the best memory we could have dreamed of in Polignano🙏❤️ the boat trip was very good! It offers an unique view on the caves of polignano and you can have a swim in one of them with very clean and blue water. Then we went further in the sea for another hour and we enjoyed the sunset and saw the dolphins swimming close to us! It was magical experience! He is very friendly and open so you can ask for songs and you get a nice proseco to add some extra joy to the trip😍😍😍 dear Cristian, a huge thank you from us! Ramona, Alina and Catalina🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️
    Written May 23, 2023
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    Nikolett O.
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Fabulous trip along the coastline of Polignano a Mare. The guide tried to fulfil everyone's wishes and he made jokes all along. It was very nice 1,5 hours with nice people, good music, sights and drinks. We felt almost like in a movie.
    Written August 4, 2022
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    Kat G
    Purley, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my inlaws and small children and they loved it. The captain was so funny and gave us a great tour of the coast and caves with comical stories. The caves were interesting and we enjoyed a short swim and snack before heading back.
    Written July 31, 2023
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