Hiring a boat is an excellent way to explore the hidden beauty of Cadiz, situated in the southernmost Andalusian region of Spain. Cadiz is one of the sunniest cities in Europe with constant winds, enormous beaches, peaceful coves, and charming fisherman ports. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice from any marina or port in Cadiz. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for 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 if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise around the Bay of Cadiz. You also have the option to rent a motorboat and cruise further destinations such as Seville on a full-day trip. If you book a catamaran, you can throw a party, enjoy a sunset cruise or even celebrate a wedding anniversary onboard. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat and visit Gibraltar and the exciting destinations that rest in between, for as many days as you wish.
Cadiz is the oldest surviving city in all of southwestern Europe and has a beautiful landscape that stretches in the Andalusian region of Spain. A city surrounded by sea and dotted with numerous parks in the Iberian Peninsula. Cadiz was founded in 1104 BC by the Phoenicians and in 1262 was occupied by the Spanish, who removed the Moors from power. Later on, it became the home port of the Spanish treasure fleet and continued to be a successful maritime trading center for many countries. Today, you can stroll through winding alleys, large plazas and visit many monuments, cathedrals, and landmarks. Plaza de Espana, Plaza de San Juan de Dios, and Plaza de San Antonio are squares of great historical importance you can visit with a great selection of restaurants nearby. A narrow bridge connects the city to the mainland, and in recent years the port of Cadiz has brought thousands of tourists the opportunity to explore western Andalucia. Besides being a spectacular arrival point for cruise ship passengers, Cadiz has recently grown in popularity for enjoying a simple boat trip along the beautiful coastline.
Just like Columbus sailed from Cadiz on his voyages, you can be one of the few guests and enjoy a private boat cruise in the Atlantic, taking in a completely new experience.
If you have had enough sightseeing, you can rent a boat in Cadiz and explore the impressive shorelines. One of the most popular sailing trips is around the Bay of Cadiz. With a motor yacht, you can enjoy a short trip to El Puerto de Santa Maria, where you can contemplate the city’s skyline and swim in Playa de Valdelagrana, Playa de la Puntilla beach, and many more. Puerto de Santa Maria is one of the most romantic spots across Cadiz bay, making it ideal for an afternoon dinner or sunset cruise. The port is only 10 km northeast of the bay and is home to many ‘gaditanos’ (residents of Cadiz) that serve the freshest prawns you will taste in Andalusia. The regional wines are excellent here too, they are the produces of the world-renowned sherry wines such as Jerez and Sanlucar.
You also have the option to extend your mini-excursion and visit Rota. The beach next to the port is known as La Costilla which is 1,300 meters long with fine golden sand. You may also cruise further to Chipiona and Sanlucar de Barrameda, located at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River. For a two-day cruise, you can visit the Donana National Park until you finally reach the port of Seville. This area was an important part of history, boats from America arrived to deliver spices and riches all the way to the heart of Seville. Seville is one of the richest cities in Europe and is about 100 km north of Cadiz. For a longer cruise, you may enjoy a trip around the Gulf of Cadiz which extends to more beautiful destinations such as Huelva, Tavira, and Faro.
Cadiz boat trips can also be spent exploring the straits of Gibraltar. When you depart from Cadiz, We recommend hiring a sailboat with a skipper and take the time to explore the beautiful destinations in between. In the direction of Bahia De Cadiz Natural Park, you will pass through lagoons and peaceful coves. During your boat ride, you may spot pink flamingos and spoonbills and get a full view of the surrounding natural environment. You can also sail to Sancti Petri or go whale watching in the Brena National Park further off the coast with a catamaran. Tarifa is 70 nautical miles from Cadiz and is a great way to spend two or three days before you finally reach Gibraltar. From Tarifa to Gibraltar there are stronger winds and currents, renting a steady and stable vessel such as a sailboat is the best choice. Here you cannot miss taking views of the terrific limestone cliff Rock. Thousands of tourists arrive to take pictures of the Barbary apes that live around this landscape. The BednBlue platform also offers several vessels for renting a boat from Cadiz to northern Morocco. From the Port of Tangier, you can create your own special itinerary and explore new destinations.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Cadiz.
Puerto Sherry: Situated in the Bay of Cadiz and can berth up to 842 vessels. Electricity and water supply are offered for all vessels and 24-hour security.
The marina is 16 km away from Jerez International Airport.
Puerto de Santa Maria: Situated in the Bay of Cadiz and has a depth of 4-5 m. Vessels are well-protected from the winds and there are numerous amenities nearby.
The marina is 21 km away from Jerez International Airport and 122 km away from Seville International Airport (roughly a 70-minute drive).
Port of Sancti Petri: Situated in the town of Sancti Petri and offers more than 87 berths. The marina is open all year round and has 24-hour surveillance. There are restaurants and bars nearby.
Port of Seville: The only maritime port in Spain with an area of over 850 hectares and over 4,000 meters of mooring space.
The Port of Seville is roughly 18 km away from the International Airport of Seville.
You can take the train from Cadiz to Seville and reach the port in 1 hour and a half.
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