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1. From Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise
Climb aboard a catamaran and cruise from Palma de Mallorca to the beach resorts of Portals Vells or Cala Vella, depending on the wind conditions. Admire the cruise ships and yachts of the rich and famous as you depart the Port of Palma and sail along the spectacular south coast. Upon arrival at your destination, drop anchor and jump in for a swim in the turquoise waters just a few meters from an idyllic beach. Top up your tan in the Mediterranean sun and soak up the ambiance of your surroundings. Use the complimentary masks and look for the local marine life on a snorkeling adventure before continuing to your second stop where you can swim again. During the trip, make 2 stops, 1 in Cala Vella or Portals Vells and the other in another cove next to it. Climb back on board for a buffet meal of a selection of barbecue meats (chicken breast, skewers, and sausages), fresh salads and cake fo...
Everything was amazing! The staff, the food and the beautiful skyline of Palma. The only thing that we didn’t really like was that there were too many people on board. Apart from that, we really enjoyed the tour!!
2. Ibiza: All-inclusive Boat tour To Es Vedra and Formentera
Enjoy more than 4 hours of open bar with non-alcoholic drinks while sailing alongside some of Europe's most beautiful islands, Formentera and Ibiza. Relax on the sun deck, work on your tan, and enjoy the view over the whitest beaches and mystical spots. Free catering with local cuisine will be served. Enjoy freshly cooked Paella with fresh salad or treat yourself to vegan burgers while sailing into paradise. Ensaimadas (Ibizan Pastries) and Greixonera (Ibizan bread pudding cake) are served as dessert to round off this culinary experience.
Enjoy water action with full-face snorkeling equipment and stand-up paddleboards provided during 2 swim stops. Alternatively, simply relax on the upper deck with a cold refreshment as you enjoy views of nature reserves and magical places like Ses Salines, Atlantis, and Es Vedra. Dock in Formentera to explore the beautiful beaches on your own...
I LOVED IT! This was by far the best day of our holiday this year. The spots we visited were amazing, snorkelling in Formentera was a highlight. The paella was super yummy and I loved that they offered vegan burgers for people who don't eat meat. We had free drinks for 4,5 hours. We chose the later ferry back from Formentera to spend some time at the beach - I recommend everyone to do the same! The island is so beautiful!
3. Mallorca: North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Lunch
Set sail from Port d'Alcudia and discover the best coves and hidden spots of Mallorca's spectacular north coast. Choose between a daytime or sunset experience and climb aboard a catamaran to cruise along the coast. Pass a picturesque islet, the Aucanada Lighthouse, and the hidden cove of Es Coll Baix Beach. Cross the Bay of Pollença, drop anchor at Cala den Gossalba, and discover one of the most dramatic hidden coves close to the famous beach of Formentor. Take in breathtaking views of Mallorca's majestic mountains and sparkling blue sea. Cool off in the crystal-clear waters and make use of free snorkeling equipment, canoes, and standup paddle boards or just relax on the nets and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Enjoy a lunch of barbecued meat, pasta salad, bread, and fruit with drinks aboard your catamaran. Then, sail back towards Port d'Alcudia and enjoy a last stop for a swim befor...
Great day out, made 3 stops in lovely locations. The food was really good and staff were all really friendly
4. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket
Skip the lines to Palma Cathedral, built by the Crown of Aragon on the site of a Moorish-era mosque. Started during the reign of Jaime II, the magnificent sandstone monument is a work of ecclesiastical art. It comprises of 3 naves, including the main nave that houses the Trinidad Chapel where the remains of the kings Jaime II and Jaime III can be found. Admire highlights of the façade, such as the imposing columns of the main door and the sculptures by Guillermo Sagrera on the south facing Portal del Mirador. Discover additions made by the architect Antoni Gaudí in the early 20th century, along with works by the artist Miquel Barceló in the Santísimo Chapel.
Wonderful cathedral. I recommend visiting the cathedral in the morning to avoid the crowd
5. From Ibiza: Beach Hopping and Paddle Cruise with Drinks
Step aboard your cruise from San Antoni harbor and breeze along the dazzling Ibiza coastline with either a small or private group. While traveling, take in the pleasant sights from the water and indulge in a variety of fresh fruit and refreshing soft drinks. Dock at and discover two amazing cream-colored beaches, Cala Bassa and Cala Conta. Spend one hour at each unique beach to sunbathe and swim in the clear waters. As you hop between the beaches, catch a glimpse of Es Vedra and Conejera.
Return to the boat to travel leisurely over to a secluded bay where you'll practice some paddle boarding and snorkeling. Your guide will assist you throughout, making sure you have a safe experience.
Very enjoyable and well worth the money paid. I went with my 17yr old son who just wanted to jump off the boat and dive into the crystal blue water, where as I enjoyed the leisurely boat trip and visit to the two beautiful coves, that we later returned to by bus as they were so stunning. The commentary along the route was informative, it’s nice to learn something about the area you are visiting from those that know the stories best. Soft drinks and snacks were plentiful, even for a hungry overgrown child, pastries, fruit and cakes were lovely. Staff on the boat were friendly and happy. Really good day out, thanks
6. Palma de Mallorca: Half-Day Catamaran Tour with Buffet Meal
Be welcomed by the crew at the pier in Palma and board the modern catamaran and set forth away from the marina on a southward sea journey. If conditions allow it, the sails will be used instead of the engine so you can experience sailing on the open sea. Anchor at Cala Vella and admire the incredible crystal clear water. Enjoy free time here to go swimming and snorkeling, or just sun-bathe from the deck listening to relaxing music. During this time your crew will prepare a generous gourmet buffet using fresh ingredients. The buffet includes delicious dishes such as ginger and mango chicken, roasted black pork with rosemary potatoes, dates with bacon, beef meatballs with Thai sauce, seafood salad. There will also be a large variety of vegetarian dishes, such as vegetable curry pie, pepper and tomato salad, and mixed fruit. After your meal, the catamaran will set sail again. On the w...
First of all , it was not overbooked - not full capacity so that there is enough room to maintain distance and be comfortable while enjoying the trip and activities . The boat is very clean and the staff are all complying with restrictions - face masks and cleanliness The destination was nice for the swim and snijding , the food was above expectations - clean and tasty . Great drinks available if you wish to buy extras like non alcoholic cocktails .
7. Ibiza: Snorkeling and SUP Paddle, Beach and Cave Cruise
This amazing boat trip around Ibiza combines fun and relaxation. This cruise takes you to explore many beautiful beaches and small islands, caves, reefs, historical landmarks, and natural reserves along Ibiza’s coast. When the tour stops at each site, you are encouraged to enjoy the clear waters and snorkel to discover the Spanish reefs. There are 2 stops and you have 50 minutes at each stop to snorkel.
It was a great trip, a beautiful way to see Ibiza from a different perspective. We had lots of fun with the snorkeling, supping and the beautiful views. The boat crew was very cool and also clear with certain rules due to the safety on the boat and with COVID. This made us feel safe to relax and have fun on the boat and in the water. It is a small boat but we liked the small group! Great way to get to know new people as well :) Overall we would definitely recommend this trip!
8. Ibiza: Snorkeling, Sunset Beach and Cave Boat Trip
This boat adventure around Ibiza combines fun and relaxation, taking you to explore some of the many beautiful beaches and small islands, caves, reefs, historical landmarks and natural reserves along Ibiza’s coast. When the boat stops at each site, you’ll have access to the snorkeling equipment on board so you can enjoy the clear waters and discover the Spanish reefs. There will be 2 stops and you’ll have 50 minutes at each stop for snorkeling. Add a magical Ibiza sunset to your experience on this boat cruise. You’ll be treated to music and drinks on board with Champagne included to celebrate this magical time of day!
Wass probably one of the most interesting experiences in Ibiza. Highly recommend
9. El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour
Explore the beautiful Bay of Palma on a boat tour. Relax on a modern vessel, equipped with a swimming mat, floats, a high-quality sound system, and bar service. Enjoy stops for swimming in crystal-clear waters of the nature reserve. Explore the underwater world using snorkeling equipment provided. Admire the views of the southern coastline of Mallorca. See the cityscape of Palma in the distance, and the many beaches dotted along the coast.
The boat crew played fantastic music! It felt like Oktoberfest on the Mediterranean Sea. The crew allowed us to swim for approximately 25 minutes. There was a box of snorkels and swim masks for the passengers. For a two-hour journey and a reasonable price, the tour was fantastic. I recommend this tour for anyone who wants to spend two hours on the water and experience a 25-minute swim. Excellent tour!
10. Mallorca: Off-Road Quad Biking, Snorkeling & Cliff Jumping
Enjoy a very special ride and explore the area around Palma on this fun quad bike tour. Experience four different stretches of terrain and enjoy a stop to snorkel and swim. After an appropriate introduction to the quad bikes through mud and water, cruise over stony paths and through sand dunes. Experience a trail through a forest and tackle more extreme climbs before you are finally rewarded with an idyllic view. Afterwards ride along the coast until you reach a secluded bay. Enjoy cliff jumping, snorkeling and swimming in summer. Out of season stop for the view and to take photos for lasting memories. At the end of the tour meander and drift over the flat terrain. Then ride along the promenade, past the beach bars and enjoy a cool drink.
Pierre was an awesome tour guide. We enjoyed our time completely! Definitely fun to do with a group.
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What people are saying about Balearic Islands
A catamaran trip with three stops for a swim and one of them with a meal (pasta salad and German sausage, grilled tenderloin and breast with the possibility of repeating and with drinks). The crew is very nice and pleasant.
Super nice team - Pedro, Andres and Jordi! Great morning kayaking from San Tomás to Cala Galdana. We really enjoyed the challenge of toppling our kayak twice and the strong waves upon arrival.
Nicely organized, the cave was beautiful! We got the idea we will have a boat trip inside, but we only saw the boats.
Great day out, made 3 stops in lovely locations. The food was really good and staff were all really friendly
Incredible experience, the team were brilliant and made it really easy and enjoyable. Love to try it again.