The majority of boat trips are day or half day adventures and often anchor for a while so people can soak up the stunning scenery and indulge in some swimming, snorkelling or kayaking. Sunset cruises can be booked in the evenings giving you the opportunity to enjoy the views with a glass of bubbly or sangria.
Ibiza has a wide range of vessels available including catamarans, motor boats and glass-bottom boats of different shapes, sizes and prices. Snorkelling, diving and specialist watersports boat trips are available all around the island, some even have glass bottoms so guests can discover the fish and sea vegetation below. You won’t have to travel far to find a suitable trip for your individual desires because you will find boat trips starting in many of the island's marinas, while a few beaches also have departure points.
It’s worth noting that some companies will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the departure points. Food and drink are sometimes included in the price of the trip; otherwise, boats tend to have bars on board where you are able to purchase drinks.
There is no better way to start a day partying in Ibiza than aboard a party boat. These fun-filled vessels usually leave from nightlife hubs San Antonio and Playa d'en Bossa, cruising the Mediterranean waters to the sound of some of the best DJs on the island. A ticket to one of the parties in Ibiza's nightclubs is usually included so that the dancing never stops.
Boat trips to Formentera
The paradisiac island of Formentera is only a 30-minute boat trip away from Ibiza. This small island, about 19 kilometres long, is famous for its long white sandy beaches, crystalline waters and exclusive restaurants and beach clubs where you can rub shoulders with international celebrities. A visit to Formentera is a great day out and companies usually offer round trips from Ibiza departing in the morning and returning in the afternoon. They also take you along some of the most stunning spots in the White Isle's coastline.
Boat trips to Es Vedra
Es Vedra is a small uninhabited rocky islet off the south-east coast of Ibiza. Its unique shape has made it the stuff of legends as it is said to be home to the sirens who lured Homer as well as the holy island of the Phoenician goddess Tanit, while traditional Ibizan tales claim that a giant lives here, attacking whoever attempts to visit the island. The hippies thought that the island was an epicentre for magnetic currents, making it a site similar to the Bermuda Triangle, and visitors have witnessed lights and sounds coming from its waters, and even UFO visits! Whatever it is, there is no doubt that Es Vedra's beauty has inspired many, including Mike Oldfield who composed the album Voyager influenced by the island. You can see its imposing image from a boat booking one of the trips offered from the White Isle, which usually include a swim stop nearby.
Sunset boat trips
Many visitors to Ibiza know that watching the sunset from the island is a must-do when here. Its location in the Mediterranean sea makes it an exceptional spot from where to see the sun go down. However, watching it from a boat makes it even more special. Sunset boat trips usually include a swim stop and a glass of champagne or sangria to toast to the disappearing sun.