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Formentera Explorer

A blissful trip around the waters of the dazzling island of Formentera on-board a 5-star catamaran with a cool VIP option and ideal for all ages - available mid May to mid October.

Enjoy a unique trip to the beautiful island of Formentera on a striking 5-star catamaran, featuring comfy padded seats and even premium VIP beds - the last word in comfort and style.

Setting sail from Marina Botafoch in Ibiza Town, enjoy a welcome cocktail, prepared by the Formentera Explorer's professional team, before setting sail and gliding over the crystalline sea, taking in breathtaking views on the way to paradise.

Your first stop takes you next to the pristine islet of Espalmador, only accessible by boat. Here, you can bathe in the sea before tucking in to a delicious on-board lunch of freshly cooked paella with salad, made using the finest local products. Foodies can stay on board for a show cooking display of how to prepare this authentic Spanish dish.

Then it's on to anchor off the exquisite beach of Playa Illetes on Formentera, voted the best in Europe, for a swim and snorkel stop, where you can learn about the underwater flora and fauna from the on-board marine biologist. An excellent extra are the stand up paddle boards to take an exhilarating glide over the water's surface.

A free bar is available throughout the journey, serving water, soft drinks and juices, with a ticket option that includes 4 premium drinks of either beers, wines or spirits. Those looking for a more exclusive experience can book the VIP beds (4 adults max), for an upgraded service, a generous allowance of premium drinks and deeply comfortable beds.

This is the ideal trip to listen to soft sounds, see gorgeous nature, eat fine food and ultimately to relax at sea and unwind on this wonderful day out.

NOTE: 60% discount for children aged between 5 and 12 and free for children up to 4 years (included) old.


Gallery: all aboard the Formentera Explorer

Fast Facts:

Available: every day from May 20 to October 9, 2019
Meeting point: Marina Botafoch (Ibiza Town), sports harbour, opposite Hotel Ibiza Corso and Restaurant Mama Ibiza
Departure time: 10:30 (check-in from: 10:00)
Returns time: ​17:00
Duration of the excursion: approx. 6.5 hours
All tickets include: welcome drink, show cooking 'paella' + salad, drinks (water, juices and soft drinks), fresh fruit, paddle surf, snorkelling.
Extras included in higher value tickets:
Premium ticket: in addition, 4 premium alcoholic drinks.
VIP package for up to 4 people: in addition, priority check-in, private sunbed, €700 worth of drinks.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
No minimum age requirement.
Children up to 4 (included):
Children aged 5 to 12: 60% discount
Maximum participants per trip: 60

Important information:
Client should advise whether they are vegetarian or vegan.
Clients cannot bring their own food and drinks on board.

Recommendations: sun cream, sun hat, sun glasses, swimwear, towel, camera, a jacket or cardigan (temperatures drop when sailing back in the evening) and if you get sick at sea get yourself some Biodramina, the local Spanish brand for sea and travel sickness from one of the local pharmacy shops (always indicated with a green cross).

Cancellation policy: If you cancel more than 48 hours in advance of your chosen date, you will be fully refunded.
In case of bad weather conditions, the activity can either be rescheduled or refunded.

Resort: Ibiza Town (Eivissa)

Customer reviews for Formentera Explorer

6 reviews. Average customer rating: 8/10

A fantastic experience! Definitely recommend going, David the host was amazing, cooked a delicious paella meal for us and took us to some of the most incredible beaches in formentera! Loved it! ***Ibiza Spotlight says: Thanks for your review. Just to clarify, the boat does not actually moor on any beaches, it anchors off the shores of Formentera.***
Average: 10 (1 vote)
The tour, drinks, and food were great!!
Average: 10 (1 vote)
A great day out to the Island. The chef was a fun personality & made delicious Paella.
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Great fun day out with a free bar and a proper paella made for the guests by members of the crew.
Average: 8 (1 vote)
I had a wonderful time on the Formentera Explorer. The boat was all you can drink and the captain was excellent at making mojitos. He took the time to crush everything up perfectly. The paella was delicious and there was plenty for everyone and even seconds. The banana boat ride was fun. Formentera was beautiful and it was nice to swim there. I loved snorkeling there but wished there had been more fish. However the captain did throw something in that attracted some more fish. Not a lot of people danced on our boat but I got the impression that usually there is a lot of dancing. All in all everyone on our boat seemed to have a good time meeting lots of other people on the boat.
Average: 8 (1 vote)
Highly recommendable - feeling of pure bliss! Great value for money, would do it again any time.
Average: 10 (1 vote)

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