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Ibiza Spotlight selects: summer boat trips 2023

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!

Ibiza to Formentera and Es Vedrà cruise

Discover Formentera and Es Vedrà with this smashing all-inclusive trip. With three pick up points between Ibiza and Playa d'en Bossa, this day-long cruise with food and drinks provided takes in the stunning waters of the uninhabited island of Espalmador and Formentera before returning at sunset for a close-up visit to marvel at Ibiza’s iconic islet Es Vedrà. En route, there's plenty of opportunity to sunbathe and enjoy aquatic activities such as swimming, snorkelling and paddle surf.

Saga Ibiza Sailing Tour

Talk about travelling in style! Saga Ibiza offers two amazing 6-hour sailing tour from Ibiza Town to Formentera on board their stylish classic schooner - one for all the family, and the other adult-only. The trip includes a delicious paella lunch, a welcome drink, tasty appetisers and snacks. Further drinks such as soft drinks, wine and beer are available from the bar on board. While at anchor, there is plenty of time for snorkelling or exploring the waters on stand-up paddle boards.

From Playa d'en Bossa

Formentera paradise

Run by Ibiza Sea Cruises, Formentera Paradise is a fantastic day trip. Ideal for all the family, this relaxing cruise takes you on a journey to the highlights of Ibiza’s sister island, Formentera. There’s lots of time to swim, snorkel and practice water sports, such as paddle surfing en route.  For lunch, the boat’s chef will prepare a traditional paella, with top quality local ingredients. During the whole excursion, drinks will be served on board, including soft drinks, beer and sangria.

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.

SUP Boat Excursion to Es Vedrà and Atlantis

Explore the stunning coastline and waters of the west coast of Ibiza on a traditional wooden fishing boat. These fun boat trips will take you to local highlights, Atlantis & the magical islet of Es Vedrà, where you can discover coves and beauty spots by stand up paddle board (SUP). Swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling are further options. 

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 

Get your kids acquainted with fantastic sea creatures and where to find them. 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.

Words| Julian Heathcote and KT

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