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Ibiza Virgins' Guide: boat parties

Everything you need to know about getting your boat on in Ibiza

Greetings, virgins! And welcome to your ultimate Ibiza boat party guide, in which you'll get a no holds barred introduction to having maximum fun on Ibiza's beautiful, crystal clear waters! In recent years, boat parties on Ibiza have exploded, so you've a slew of sensational options to choose from, each and every day of the week. And essentially, it all comes down to personal preference - do you want a scenic day on a sailboat? A party vessel with all the booze? A wild ride with water sports thrown in for good measure? The good news is that whatever gets you going, you'll find it floating atop the Med around Ibiza's shores. So here's your need to know on each boat party the island offers - pick wisely and you'll be swimming in happiness.

Name: Beautiful People
Departs: Playa d'en Bossa
Frequency: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday
The gist: An ocean voyage for VIPs
The details: You'll have access to an open bar and free food, you can hire exclusive VIP beds, there are three swim stops and more water sports on offer than you can shake a stick at - snorkelling, jet skis and flying bananas are all included in the price
Music: EDM bangers

Name: Float Your Boat
Departs: San Antonio
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
The gist: Cream of the DJ crop
The details: Float Your Boat is one of the island's most popular boat parties, thanks to the fact it serves as the official pre-party for Carl Cox at Space (Tuesdays), Cream at Amnesia (Thursdays) and Sundays at Space (Sundays). Some of the biggest DJ names in the business often play - including Coxy himself. Tickets include two free drinks and you'll be cruising for a total of three hours, taking in the sunset.
Music: Trance, house and techno, depending on the day

Name: Pukka Up
Departs: San Antonio
Frequency: Tuesday, Friday, VIP boat on Sunday
The gist: All the fun and feel-good vibes
The details: Three hours of cruising, taking in the quintessential Ibiza sunset, one free drink, flyboard show and the choice between a ‘day' and ‘night' ticket that includes tons of added extras.
Music: Happy house tunes galore

Name: Pacha 67 Sailboat
Departs: Ibiza Town
Frequency: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
The gist: Sensational sail boating on the seas
The details: The Pacha 67 is a proper sail boat, meaning you get a completely unique experience compared to other boat parties. Plus, the ticket price includes entry to Pacha (yay) on the day of the sailing and you get a free goodie bag. Tasty.
Music: All the season's biggest tunes

Name: Lost in Ibiza
Departs: San Antonio
Frequency: Wednesdays
The gist: One of the coolest boats on the waves
The details: Lost in Ibiza is the only boat party where you can buy a ticket that includes entry to Paradise at DC-10, where you'll see Jamie Jones and his crew cracking on. Two free sangrias are also part of the package.
Music: Oodles of underground house

Name: Connect Ibiza
Departs: San Antonio
Frequency: Wednesdays
The gist: The boat of choice for trance heads
The details: Three and a half hours out at sea, taking in the famous Ibiza sunset with a glass of free sangria in hand. The party continues on shore back at Tropi Bar, where there'll be even more trancey tunes to get you going for the night.
Music: All the trance and prog, mate

Name: Ibiza Rocks The Boat
Departs: San Antonio
Frequency: Wednesdays
The gist: One for the indie kids
The details: The official pre-party for Ibiza Rocks gigs, this boat will get you in the mood for quality live music. There's a swim stop, plus surprise special guests, two free drinks and entrance to Ibiza Rocks later that night. Winning.
Music: Indie classics and acoustic loveliness

Name: We Are Rockstars boat
Departs: San Antonio
Frequency: Fridays
The gist: The official pre-party for We Are Rockstars at Ibiza Rocks
The details: We Are Rockstars champion the best of the UK underground electronic scene, so expect the deck to vibrate under your feet. There are special guests, two free drinks and entrance to Ibiza Rocks once you're back on shore.
Music: Bassy

Name: ANTS boat
Departs: Playa d'en Bossa
Frequency: Saturdays
The gist: The colony unites for the ANTS pre-party
The details: This is a little afternoon number, running from 12 until 3 PM in conjunction with Beautiful People. There's an open bar and VIP beds are available, so it's a pretty sweet way to spend the afternoon.
Music: Underground house with a splash of techno, much like ANTS itself

Name: Cirque de la Nuit
Departs: Playa d'en Bossa
Frequency: Various days, depending on the week
The gist: All about the sounds
The details: This boat boasts a VOID soundsystem, which means your ears will be treated to as much pleasure as your eyes as you cruise around Ibiza and Formentera. There's a swim stop, an open bar and the ticket package includes entry to two different clubs.
Music: A spectrum including house, deep house and techno

Name: Noah's Ark
Departs: San Antonio
Frequency: Saturdays
The gist: Indulge your inner animal out at sea
The details: This is the official pre-party boat for The Zoo Project at Benimussa Park. You'll get up close and personal with the island's most famous rock, Es Vedrà, while munching on free finger food and downing two free drinks. Entry to The Zoo Project is included.
Music: All sorts of underground goodness

Name: Oceanbeat
Departs: Playa d'en Bossa
Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
The gist: Entertainment and performance aplenty
The details: Four hours of Med-based fun, with a party that continues afterwards at the famous Bora Bora. There's an open bar and post-cruise access to Sankeys, Ocean Beach and SWAG, depending on the day you sail.
Music: Mainstream house madness

Name: Aboat
Departs: San Antonio
Frequency: Sundays (with only two dates remaining - 21 August, 18 September)
The gist: London's most popular party takes to the seas
The details: Spend three hours party on the waves with ABODE's resident DJs, before continuing the party at Sundays at Space if you've bought a combo ticket.
Music: All about ABODE

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