Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Alicante. In the southern part of Alicante is the Costa Almeria province and in the northern, the Costa Dorada. Alicante has a population of 340.000 inhabitants and is composed of 244 kilometers of sandy beaches, caves, and cliffs that end up directly at the Mediterranean Sea. A private boat trip will allow you to move away from the crowds and take in one of the most beautiful areas of Spain. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, motor yacht, sailboat, or speedboat of your choice from the port of Alicante. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels while in search of the ideal boat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without one if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Tabarca island. You also have the option to rent a motorboat, since their fast-cruising speed will allow you to tour the coast of Costa Blanca with ease. If you book a catamaran, you will have plenty of space to throw a party or organize a fun excursion with a larger group, accompanied by a delicious meal onboard. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat and go island-hopping to the Balearic Islands, for as many days as you wish.
Alicante is a prominent city and seaport situated on the Costa Blanca coast of Spain. Like many cities of Southern Spain, Alicante has an incredibly long history and offers countless sightseeing attractions; from cathedrals to churches, and fascinating archaeological sites, you can imagine being back where it all started. Recognizing its fantastic strategic position by the sea, bordered to the north by Cabo de las Huertas and to the south by Santa Pola, many indigenous populations prospered there. A large group of Iberians settled where La Albufereta stands today and transformed the settlement into an industrial estate, with ceramic and silver serving as the basis for their commercial relations. Alicante, then, became a genuine port city when the Moors laid claim to the Iberian town. Up until the 15th century, Alicante continued to flourish as a trading port and attracted many people over the next two hundred years. In the 19th century, Alicante was secured as a Spanish port, when a railway system linked the city to central Spain. Today, Alicante remains to be a historical city with a gorgeous seaside and with mesmerizing beaches along the coast, ready to be discovered with a simple boat tour.
Before you begin your boat trip to Alicante, you might like to visit the Santa Bárbara Castle. This is a monumental rock, crowning Mount Benacantil, which gave birth to various legends. The story recounts a young princess called Cantara that falls in love with a poor man called Ali. Upon hearing her father's disapproval to marry him, she throws herself off the castle and onto the rocks of Mount Benacantil, which in turn breaks the king’s heart. It is believed that it is his side profile that can be seen in this curious rock formation. Alicante’s Archaeological Museum is also a place you can visit if you’re wondering about the city’s origins. Perhaps the most thrilling of all are the medieval displays that feature an ethereal mix of history--including Jewish, Islamic, and Christian cultures. Lastly, if you need a breather, you can always take the weight off at one of the many restaurants in Casco Antiguo of Alicante, a town in Altea known for its vibrant nightlife.
Being both seaside and a port city with beautiful beaches, renting a boat in Alicante will fill your holidays with entertainment. For a full-day tour, you can pay a visit to Tabarca Island, situated only eight kilometers from the coast of Alicante. On the way to the island, you can make stops to snorkel or stand-up paddle in crystal-clear waters. If you have selected a sailboat or speedboat, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks on board. Otherwise, you can choose a catamaran excursion and enjoy a delicious meal on board. Let us not forget that you have the option to taste the food in one of the many restaurants on the beach or the town center, including the traditional Tabarca cauldron. The most common boat routes to this paradisiacal island are from Santa Pola, the Port of Alicante, or the seaside city of Torrevieja.
A private boat trip in Alicante can also be spent exploring the beach resorts and coves of Costa Blanca. With about 180 kilometers of coast, you can plan the perfect weekend cruise. We can put together a package that is tailor-made for you. An example itinerary would be to head up the coast from Alicante to Villajoyosa, known for its colorful fisherman cottages and fabulous restaurants. You can spend the next day further north in Benidorm, a former fishing village that has now been transformed into a tourist hotspot. Here, you will find two distinct beaches known as Levante and Poniente. North of Benidorm is the resort of Albir, consisting of a sandy beach-- ideal for families with young children. For longer trips, you can make a stop at Calpe, Javea, and the old town of Denia.
An alternative boat trip and itinerary from Alicante would be to head south along the Costa Blanca coast. This way, visitors will be able to stop at Torrevieja and Mil Palmeras. This is one of the most untouched resorts along the coastline, with 16km of blue-flag beaches to pick from. Not too far from there, you have the option to explore the astounding region of Murcia. You will there find the historic port of Cartagena. Though this is a rather lengthy voyage, you will have an exciting trip ahead of you by booking a motor yacht from Alicante. Finally, you can hire a boat in Alicante and arrange a lovely trip to one of the Balearic Islands: Ibiza, Formentera, or Mallorca. By island-hopping the Balearics, you will find everything you could possibly hope for in a summer holiday.
Below you will find some useful information about your boat rentals in Alicante:
Port of Alicante / Marina Deportiva del Puerto de Alicante: Offers a total of 748 moorings. The marina also offers accommodation, restaurants, and shops, as well as boat supplies and electrical nautical equipment shops. The port of Alicante will serve as the point of departure for the prestigious (Volvo) Ocean Race in its coming editions. Besides, it is a place for concerts, events, and activities with a wide range of services at your disposal.
The distance between the Port of Alicante and the Alicante Airport is 8km.
Marina Internacional de Torrevieja: The marina offers 859 moorings and all berths have electricity and water. There is 24-hour security and a wide variety of services.
Marina Salinas, Torrevieja: There is a total of 116 moorings and a range of services and provisions for boat trips.
The nearest airport to Torrevieja is Alicante, which is 36km away.
Port of Cartagena: Situated within a large natural harbor, is a new marina that offers accommodation for all types of vessels. There is 24/7 marina assistance, on-site fuel supply, and Wi-Fi connection, and many more additional services.
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