Excursion to the caves by boat Featured

  • Season: From June to September
  • Days: All week
  • Start/Finish: Negotiable
  • Duration: 3/4 hours
  • Location: Vieste - Polignano a Mare- Castro Marina
  • Accompanist: Yes
  • Theme: Sea
  • Price: On request for groups



3 different routes: Vieste - Polignano a Mare – Zinzulusa

From Vieste and Peschici you take boat trips to visit the numerous caves on the coast of Gargano between Vieste-Peschici and Vieste-Mattinata(the coast from Vieste to Mattinata)among the lush vegetation and crystal clear sea, whose high coast harbours many caves that are true marvels of fascination and wonder.

The fishermen have enjoyed baptizing these caves with the most curious names,some examples : the Bottomless cave,the Bell,the Smuggler cave,the cave of Two Eyes,cave of the Pigeons,cave of Bats,the Warm cave or cave of Violets,Palette cave,the cave of Sirens,cave of Dreams and the one of Pharaohs.the Emerald cave,the Marble cave and the cave of the Snake.
Quick and safe during the summer, the boats depart daily from the port of Vieste to visit the caves.

From Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, 
you're off to the guided tour for the main caves present under the old town of Polignano up to the Hermit islet,you reach also the fantastic caves south of Polignano : the cave of Pozzovivo with its rocks representing animals and the immense and spectacular cave of pigeons with its beautiful light reflections.

Zinzulusa -
excursion aboard the traditional fishing boat ,departing from the port of Castro Marina and visit the caves.
Palombara Cave: coastal cave that is a pigeon shelter, Grotta Azzurra: large marine cave, which presents the phenomenon of suggestive and strange at the same time, the color of its waters, in light variation between blue and green depending on the time; Cave Zinzulusa: among the most beautiful caves of Salento, owes its name to the particular limestone formations that 'hang' from the ceiling, like rags hanging (in Salentino dialect , Zinzuli), is the most important cave of Salento.


Tariffs and Conditions


  • On request for groups
  • Extra: professional language interpreter or guide
  • Extra: individual tour (1/4 pax)
  • Extra: transfer from / to hotel to the marina you chose


  • Caves of Gargano. During the summer daily departures from Peschici and Vieste from 9.00 and 14.30. Stopping for a swim. 
  • Caves of Salento (Palombara, Azzurra, Zinzulusa, Romanelli): in the summer departing daily from the port of Castro marina from 9.00 all hours. Stopping for a swim.
  • Caves and coast of Polignano a mare: departures from the port of Polignano a Mare (St. Vito), Mola di Bari (Port), Monopoli (Port) boat tour (4 hours) allowing you to visit the coast and the caves.
    Departure at 9:00 am every day. Stopping for a swim.
  • Free transfer within 30 km from the place of meeting.


  • Reservation: at least 7 days earlier. info -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Meeting place: Diving center
  • Location: Gargano, Salento, Central Puglia
  • Duration: 1/4 hours
  • Group size : minimum 5 pax
  • Gruoup size : maximum 10 pax


  • When booking please specify the place to stay, dates, number of participants, language and location.A personalized offer will follow .


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Puglia is a region of Southern Italy that homes 4.084.035 inhabitants.The capital of Puglia is Bari. It has borders with Molise,Campania and Basilicata and it's washed by the Adriatic and Ionian seas.It includes the provinces of Bari, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, Taranto.



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