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Ibiza Spotlight selects: summer boat trips 2021

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

This summer is the time to enjoy relaxing boat trips around Ibiza and to its sister isle of Formentera. There's a great range of choice in our selection, 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. Happy sailing!

From Ibiza Town

Marco Polo Ibiza adventure - EVERY DAY

Enjoy the authentic pirate experience, aboard Marco Polo, a 78 ft classic sailing ship built in 1913. 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 water ski or stand-up paddle. Kids will love the donut!

From Playa d'en Bossa

Glass-bottom boat trips - EVERY DAY

Choose from two options with the Glass-bottom boat trips, allowing you to see the marine life below as you ride the sea's surface. The Formentera trip gives you carte blanche to discover the island by bus, car or bike, plus see beautiful beaches, quaint towns and villages. Alternatively, take the guided trip along Ibiza's southern coast, with swim stops and a paella lunch included, as well as a flexible stop time in Formentera. The choice is yours.

Ibiza Sea Cruises - Formentera Paradise - tUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS

Departing from Figueretas and Playa d'en Bossa, this 8-hour excursion on a comfortable catamaran sets sail towards Formentera. After a brief comfort stop at the Port of La Savina, the cruise will continue past the famous Ses Illetes beach, before dropping anchor in front of the beautiful sandy islet Espalmador, a Natural Park hat will leave you speechless by its turquoise waters. Drinks, food, snorkel equipment, paddle surf, and giant floats are all included in the price. Sit back and enjoy the ride!

From San Antonio

Es Vedrà and Formentera cruise - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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 and then get on land for a tour of Formentera, including stops at two of this island's gorgeous beaches. A paella lunch, drinks and snacks, as well as snorkelling equipment, are included in the price.

Beach Hop Cruise - EVERY DAY

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.


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 swim & snorkel stops, a healthy lunch, water toys and lots of quality time. Parents can relax as the kids look for treasure. A great inclusive family day out.

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

Article updated and re-published in August 2021

Words| Julian Heathcote

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