About Watersports in Ibiza
When it comes to jetski-ing among superyachts or kayaking along a coastline, Ibiza is the perfect place for water sports. Warm summers, island breezes and interesting coastline means that there are plenty of watersports centres where you can learn to sail or enjoy thrilling rides in speedboats, and everything in between.
With long sandy beaches lined with watersport rentals and pontoons offering wakeboarding, parasailing and jetboat activities, Ibiza has a huge range of watersports to choose from. You could also head off the coast for a bit of kitesurfing, learn to sail with a local club, or rent a boat to visit the nearby stunning islands. Under the water, there are several dive clubs and good snorkelling opportunities.
Most of the watersports operators open every day in summer, with weekend operations in June and September. Things get a lot quieter over the winter, although you will still find paddleboards, kayaks and boats to rent in some places. The wind picks up as of October and over the winter months, bringing good conditions for kiteboarders and windsurfers.
Canoeing / Kayaking
There are plenty of places to rent canoes, kayaks and paddleboards along the beaches of Ibiza, and there are some good excursions with qualified instructors and guides too. If you prefer to rent a canoe and explore yourself then you can very happily spend an hour or two paddling along the beaches lined with glamorous clubs, or out among the gathered superyachts. The ideal family activity!
Diving & Snorkelling
There is some lovely snorkelling to be had around the coast in Ibiza. Many of the Dive Schools (in our Sea & Beach section) can sort you out with equipment if you don't have your own. The same areas used for diving are also suitable for snorkelling, although many popular snorkelling spots are available just by stepping into the water from any beach.
The new craze in motorised watersports is the flyboard, or jetpack- where you strap on a jetpack which is connected to a jetski, which provides propulsion for you to fly 15 metres up in the air or 2.5 metres below the water’s surface.
Other surface watersports
There is an abundance of towed and motorised watersports operators, particularly in San Antonio and along the Playa d'en Bossa beach. Donuts, flying carpet, sonar, torpedo, flying fish- no matter how you like being pulled behind a speedboat, Ibiza has all the latest in inflatable fun.
You can also rent seabobs – a kind of handheld underwater jetski- to cruise underwater. You could also use a seabob with scuba gear if you don’t want to keep coming back up to the surface.
Becoming more and more popular across the globe and certainly in Ibiza, Stand Up Paddle boarding is a great way to explore the coastline at a leisurely pace. You can enjoy the water, the sunshine and the spectacular views all from the comfort of your board. Take a break and have a relaxing picnic or lay down for a while, or even try some yoga on the board!
There are now plenty of places you can either rent your own board or take a group tour. Great for finding those hidden bays and coves to go an explore later.
Sailing & Yachting
Whether learning to sail in a dinghy, racing around the bay in a speedboat or chartering a luxury superyacht for a week, being on the water around Ibiza is a very special experience. With several small Islands just offshore and the other Balearic Islands an easy cruise away, there are many gorgeous places to drop anchor, dive overboard… or just enjoy the view as you float around in the Mediterranean.
Popular activities for those chartering out boats are onboard parties, sailing around Formentera or Es Vedra or watching the spectacular fireworks displays that light up the coast of Ibiza Town in summer.
Day boat rental: There are plenty of day charter experiences. You can hire out a small dinghy or speedboat to explore this sensational coastline, or hire out a ‘party boat’ for group events catering to up to 100 guests for parties, weddings, corporate events etc.
Weekly yacht charter: For those with a healthy bank balance, a yacht charter on is one of life’s great experiences. Prices vary immensely- starting at around 4000 euros a week for a bareboat (without skipper), ranging right up to a million euro a week!
For information on chartering yachts and planning boat trips, see our guides and get in contact with a yacht broker.
There are two waterparks in Ibiza, one on land and one at sea! The Aguamar Waterpark in Playa d'en Bossa is a great alternative to a day at the beach with fun waterslides, swimming pools and play areas. On the opposite side of the island in the bay of San Antonio, you will find the Ocean Mania Waterpark offering inflatable fun in the ocean. this relatively new attraction has slides, trampolines, catapults, rope swings and much much more to keep all the family entertained! The inflatable playground is open to all adults and children as long as you can swim. Buoyancy aids are mandatory and will be supplied.
Watersports Safety Advice
The waters around Ibiza can get very busy, so whatever watersport you’re doing, keep an eye out for others in the water- as well as yacht tenders which are zipping around like crazy between the yachts and shore in the high summer.
Windsurfing & Kiteboarding
if you enjoy activities in the water that are fuelled by the wind then the best time for you to come to ibiza is definitely during the off-season months. You maybe lucky and catch a few windy days during the hot summer but don't bank on it. The best beaches for windsurfing are Cala Martina, and the long stretch from Figuertas to Playa d’en Bossa, where wind blows directly onshore and Pinet Playa for more advanced surfers as the beach is hit by stronger west wind.
Location: Ibiza Island