Where to rent a boat in Ponza Island
If you want to enjoy Ponza to the fullest, the best way to do so is by renting a boat.
Ponza does have a few beaches, but to reach them you have to walk lots of stairs. Keep in mind that apart from the beach in Cala Feola and Frontone, other beaches do not have many services.
Also, if you don’t rent a boat, you’ll miss out on amazing beach coves.
Ponza island is full of boat rentals, from the port all the way to Le Forna, the only thing that changes is the price.
The most expensive place to rent a boat in Ponza is at the port, they will cost you around 80€ per day without consumption costs. In Santa Maria, boats will cost you 50€ per day without consumption costs, while in Le Forna they will cost you from 45 – 60 € per day, without consumption costs.
These costs are meant for the traditional wooden boats – gozzo – which can hold a maximum of 4 or 5 people. For motor dinghies you will pay from 120 – 150€ per day, and for larger dinghies you will pay up to 200 – 300 € per day.
Just keep in mind that if you’re renting a boat during the weekend, it will be hard to find one if you haven’t reserved your boat in advance (during August). My advise is that once you rent a boat, you reserve it for the duration of your trip.
To rent a boat in Ponza, you don’t need a boat license. You will be given a tutorial on how to use the boat. If you don’t feel comfortable driving the boat, you can hire a captain to take you around the island, the cost is about 50 – 70 € per day.
Boat Rentals in Ponza
GMM (Gianmaria Maltese):
Phone: +39 349 864 3727
This boat rental is situated in Santa Maria, just a 10 to 15 minutes walking distance from the port. The wooden boats cost 50€ for the small boat and 60€ for the bigger boat. If you want a skipper/captain, it’s an additional 50€. The price of a motor dinghy is 120€ for the day.
Phone: +39 360 475 330
Albatros is a boat rental located in Santa Maria, just a 10 to 15 minutes walk form the port. The wooden boats cost 50€ for the small boat and 60€ for the bigger boat.
Achille e Lucia:
Phone: +39 0771 809 025 / +39 368 362 1195
Achille e Luca boat rental is located in Cala dell’Acqua, facing the Island of Palmarola. The wooden boats cost 60€ for the small boat and 70€ for the bigger boat. The price of a dinghy is 150€ per day. The good thing about renting the boat in this part of the island (apart from them being very kind), is that if you want to head to Palmarola, it will be much faster.