5. Port Mahon: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise with Underwater Views
Start the tour by boarding the catamaran at the inner part of the port, just below the old city of Mahon. As you set off, see the Spanish Navel Base, coves and inlets, mussel beds, and beautiful summer houses on the Northern side of the port. During the journey, listen to historical commentary as you learn about the English-American Cemetery, the Quarantine Islands of Flat, Lazareto Island, and the Fortress of Isabel II (La Mola) at the mouth of the port.
When you reach the sheltered and clear waters of Es Clot de la Mola, outside the port, the boat will slow down. Here, take the opportunity to go down into the underwater chambers and discover the marine life or enjoy a drink or ice cream on the sundeck. Sailing back into the port, enjoy wonderful views of the remains of Sant Felip's Fort and the former British military town of Es Castell. See the charming fishermen cove of Cales Fonts and then King's Island with the old British military hospital.
After this, admire Admiral Collingwood's House, now a charming hotel and The Golden Farm, where the British Admiral Lord Nelson is supposed to have stayed. Marvel at these two colonial-style houses which date back to the 18th century, sitting on small hills on both sides of the port. Finally, pass by the Casino and Yachts Club area and take in views of the impressive skyline of Mahon.