Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Ibiza. With beautiful weather year-round, moderate winds and numerous sandy coves and beaches, Ibiza makes a perfect sailing destination in Spain. Ibiza has several picturesque marinas where you can find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice. 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 have a license and enjoy a one-day cruise to Formentera. By renting a motor boat you can tour various beaches in the Balearic Islands with ease, comfort and luxury. You also have the option to book a catamaran which offers plenty of space for family groups, birthday parties and wedding anniversaries. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht to go island-hopping from Ibiza for the most memorable experiences.
Ibiza is located off the east coast of Spain in the Balearic Islands and is known to to be a favourite holiday destination among many travelers worldwide. Ibiza is recognized as a hot party-spot in the Mediterranean where youngsters entertain themselves on the dance floor, fashion enthusiasts go on a shopping spree and yachting enthusiasts sunbathe in style. But that is not all, Ibiza entertains all its guests with a wealth of watersports including windsurfing, diving, parasailing and many more outdoor activities. For some sightseeing you can explore the walled old town in Ibiza where you will come across a sandstone fortress used against invaders for protection in the ancient times. If you need a break from the dancefloor or socializing in the trendy bars, you can always hire a private yacht with your family or group and spend the whole evening or day off the coast. Watching the sunset from the deck of your yacht and enjoying tapas on board will be the highlight of your vacation in Ibiza.
For a full day cruise in Ibiza, you can either find the island of Formentera or enjoy Ibiza in all its glory, including its countless restaurants, bars, and secluded spots. In case you chose to explore Formentera, stroll through a tiny village, or look for a hidden cove along the coast. The ambience in Formentera is quite laid-back, so tourists can enjoy a relaxing cruise in the Balearics. During the journey from Ibiza to Formentera, one will pass the island of S’Espalmador. This island is popular for its tales and myths; remember to ask your skipper about that. Ses Illetes is another popular area that boasts of vast dunes as well as other great views along with shallow and tranquil waters. This place is compared to the Caribbean quite often and is the ideal destination for a catamaran looking to drop anchor. As it is oriented towards the west, it is ideal for those looking to watch beautiful sunsets. It is a simple journey from Ses Illetes to Beso Beach, which has a good nightlife and offers some amazing cocktails.
Cala Saona is another good beach that is 140 meters long, and from there, you can take in gorgeous views of Ibiza. You can also indulge in the luxury spa. You can go to Es Caló, wherein an idyllic natural harbour with gentle waters will allow you to relax. There are fishermen’s huts in the small rocky bays, and you can find an array of Mediterranean fish. Hence, this is a great place for snorkelling and underwater discovery.
If you are looking to hire a luxury yacht in Ibiza, the entire day can be spent exploring the beaches. As there are several options such as Cala Jondal and Porroig, one can find any ambience that they are seeking and enjoy that in no time. Once you spend some time in Cala Jondal, you can find your way to the island’s most popular beach called Las Salinas (Ses Salines). Here, the beach is very long and shaped like a crescent, and it is popular as the coolest beach in Ibiza. The sands are quite soft, and the waters are very clear, and on windy days, you will find breakers, so you can try body-surfing. In case the weather is calm, you can even anchor your catamaran or sailboat at one of the beaches and enjoy the nightlife. The waters of Cala Es Xuclar are especially great for snorkelling, while it also offers a few great dining options on the coastline. On the way back to Marina Ibiza, you should check out Lio for your evening meal, which is a unique restaurant wherein a form of cabaret is leveraged to entertain guests, a great way to end your day cruise.
San Antonio Bay is another great place to check out in your yacht charter trip in Ibiza. It is surrounded by humungous cliffs that are layered with greenery and have scattered huge boulders. In fact, this bay is commonly referred to as one of the best-kept secrets of Ibiza. After consuming the gorgeous views of its popular natural bridge, find your way to the bay of San Antonio, which is where you can watch the sunset in a peaceful pine forest from the deck of your motor yacht. To move away from the crowds, cruise beyond several secluded spots, including Cala Gracio and Cala d'en Sardina, to find your way to the beautiful backdrops of Cala d’Albarca. Then, it is a great time to walk through the corners of the coastline of Ibiza, right from Cap Martinet, and moving past Illa Tagomago, to reach Cala Xarraca, which is the hub for idyllic settings and mud baths. You can enjoy a dip in the sea and make the most of the water toys present in your yacht. On the shore at Cala Xarraca, plan a beach picnic and bask in the sun. There is another spa on the western coast of Ibiza, which is known for its five-star experience. Hacienda Na Xamena, situated in the hills, provides amazing spa facilities as well as a restaurant. Moreover, since it is a hotel too, the last night of your charter is best spent here, luxuriously.
There are countless options to have a good yacht holiday in Ibiza. If you are someone who wants to make use of week-long itineraries, go to Mallorca, which is situated near Ibiza, which is an especially great place to kick back with your group. Island-hopping the Balearics is every yacht lover’s dream, with a professional skipper you will be able to explore the hidden gems tucked away in Menorca, a little further from the island of Mallorca. Your experience in Ibiza can be crafted to your liking, you can even begin trips from the mainland where you can start from Barcelona or Valencia and create your week itinerary.
Below we have some useful information for your boat trip in Ibiza, including several marinas, ports and Airports.
Marina Ibiza: One of the best marinas in the Mediterranean with 425 berths taking yachts up to 110m. Mainly designed for super yachts and luxury yachts with excellent dock assistance and all the services and facilities that are required. Showers, WIFI, 24/7 security and secure parking too.
The Airport of Ibiza is roughly 11 min away from Marina Ibiza.
Marina Santa Eulalia: The marina offers 650 slips and is situated 14km from Ibiza town. You can easily set a boat trip from Cala d’en Serra to Es Freus and various other coves in the southeast coast. The marina also has shopping stalls and a wide selection of bars, restaurants and cafes.
The Airport of Ibiza is roughly 25 min drive away from Marina Santa Eulalia.
Botafoc Marina: Lies in the north shore of Ibiza, has a total of 420 mooring spots for all types of vessels and all berths have water, electricity and phone access. Perfect for overnights due to the great services, shopping options and numerous fashion stores. There are also several events since this used to be the old harbour district, various showmen and performers show up in costumes and create a fun event every year.
The Airport of Ibiza is roughly 11km away from Marina Botafoc.
Eivissa Harbor: has a total of 1,400 moorings for pleasure boats. Can get crowded during peak months due to large cruise ships as well as passenger quays. Has amazing nightlife since it is situated very close to the town, you can walk by the winding streets of Dalt Vila and be fascinated by the tourist attractions.
The Airport of Ibiza is roughly 10.2km away from Eivissa Harbor.
Marina de Formentera S.A.: A great marina which takes yachts of any size. Great docking your boat here from day trips in Ibiza, great facilities and services.
Puerto Formentera, La Savina: Another well-equipped marina to dock your boat when cruising from Ibiza or island hopping the Balearics.
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