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Ibiza Spotlight selects: summer boat trips 2022

Great organised days out to explore the sea, sand and land.

Summer is the time for the whole family to enjoy relaxing boat trips around Ibiza and to its sister isle of Formentera. On board our selection of favourite voyages, you will discover much about the islands and their marine biodiversity. There's a great range of choice, plus by heading to our boat trips' page, you'll find even more journeys to enjoy.

If a boat charter is more your thing, check out our selection that includes sailboats, yachts and speedboats. And if you're 18+ and want to pump up the volume, head to our boat party section. Happy sailing!

From Ibiza Town

Marco Polo Ibiza adventure - from the port

Enjoy the authentic pirate experience, aboard Marco Polo, a 78 ft classic sailing ship built in 1913 with capacity up to 12 people. Explore the east coast or pillage the tranquil island of Formentera and Espalmador on this 7-hour excursion. The 3-man crew will look after you with drinks and food, whilst you can test your balance on the stand-up paddle. Kids will also love this boat!

From Playa d'en Bossa

Formentera Experience

Imagine yourself aboard one of Excursiones Ibiza's traditional wooden fishing boats setting sail for a magical day. You will be able to admire beautiful views along the way, enjoy a delicious paella lunch on board, have time to swim in crystal clear water and do some snorkeling, all before disembarking on the sister island of Ibiza for your "Formentera Experience". You can take the boat back to Ibiza at 7.30pm or 10pm, depending on where you want to get that sunset photo souvenir.

From Santa Eulalia

family boat trip Meet the sea

Every Sunday the family boat trip Meet the Sea heads out to sea on an trip where children learn, have fun and get closer to marine life - understanding more about the fantastic creatures that live in it. A healthy and energetic lunch, activities for children, as well as the use of water toys and snorkelling equipment, make this a day full of surprises and quality time for the whole family. 

From San Antonio

Es Vedrà and Formentera cruise

This full-day Es Vedrà and Formentera cruise takes you all the way to the sunset and is, as the Spanish say, fenomenal! You'll sail past the mystical rock of Es Vedrà, stop in front of the uninhabited islet of Espalmador for a swim in the stunning waters of this uninhabited island and then continue on to La Savina, the port of Formentera. You'll have 4 hours to discover this island before boarding and heading back to San Antonio. A paella lunch, free onboard bar, snacks, as well as snorkelling equipment, are included in the price.

Beach Hop Cruise

The beautiful beaches of Ibiza's west coast, Cala Bassa and Cala Conta, are your dream destinations on the popular Beach Hop Cruise. Board the glass-bottomed boat in San Antonio and set off for a leisurely cruise, spending time on both beaches and anchoring up for a swim, snorkel or glide on a Stand Up Paddle board. Daytime and sunset cruises available with this terrific trip.

Meet the sea - Tuesday, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

Get your kids acquainted with fantastic sea creatures and where to find them, all with the help of a state-of-the-art subaquatic drone. The educational Meet the sea trip includes guided swim & snorkel stops, a healthy lunch, water toys and lots of quality time. Parents can relax as the kids look for the treasure. A great inclusive family day out.


The Captain Nemo glass-bottomed boat takes you along San Antonio's stunning coastline with swim stop along the way. Kids will love the visit to the Cap Blanc Aquarium to see all kinds of marine creatures in their natural underwater habitat in this eerie underground cavern. In addition you can choose to spend some time on the beach at Cala Salada. 

Coming as a group? See our round-up of excellent activities chosen just for you.

Article updated and re-published in May 2022

Words| Julian Heathcote and KT

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