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Ibiza: Cruise to Formentera with Open Bar and Buffet Lunch

1. Ibiza: Cruise to Formentera with Open Bar and Buffet Lunch

Discover the majestic cliffs on the west coast of Formentera on this cruise from Ibiza. Relax with drinks like sangria, beer, soft drinks, and water from the well-stocked open bar. Snorkel with high-quality equipment at two beach stops along the way.  Choose from one of two centrally-located dock pickup and drop-off points in Ibiza. Hop aboard a spacious and comfortable boat and feel the wind in your hair as you set said toward Formentera.  Sail along the cliffs of the west coast of Formentera to Cap de Barberia, passing a majestic cliff with a lighthouse. After reaching this point, return to Cala Saona and drop anchor. Dive into the crystal clear waters and enjoy using the snorkeling gear and swimming noodles.  Work up and appetite and sit down to a mouth-watering buffet as you get out of the water. After lunch, continue to the famous Illetas Beach and drop anchor again for some more time to swim thorugh schools of vibrantly-colored fish.  Finally, head to the port town of La Savina for two hours of free time. Take a walk through the quaint port town, see the lighthouse, or relax on the beach. Board the boat to make your way back to your pickup point in Ibiza. 

Ibiza: All-Inclusive Boat Trip to Formentera

2. Ibiza: All-Inclusive Boat Trip to Formentera

Discover the beauty of Formentera and Ibiza on an all-inclusive boat trip aboard Ibiza's new floating beach club. Swim in clear, blue water at two swim stops, play with water toys, or chart your own course through the water with paddleboards. Savor delicious drinks and try new twists on traditional foods. Begin your sailing tour with check-in and boarding at Playa d'en Bossa beach in Ibiza. Admire views of the Las Salinas nature reserve on the way to Formentera while sipping on freshly brewed coffee paired with Greixonera (Balearic pudding) and Ensaimadas (a flaky, sweet pastry). Have free time to explore the island of Formentera where you can rent a scooter, go shopping at the hippie market, soak up some sun on the white Ses Illetes beach, or explore the lighthouse of Far de la Mola.  Head back to the ship in the afternoon to continue the boat trip. Stop at one of the famous beaches in Formentera where you can swim between the superyachts of the rich and famous, have fun with stand-up paddleboards and other giant water toys, take pictures for Instagram, or sunbathe.   Refresh yourself with fruity sangria de Cava, classic sangria de vino Tinto, beer, water, and soft drinks while sailing alongside Ibiza and Formentera and relaxing on sunbeds and sofa lounges. Try Spanish and Balearic wines during a wine tasting to round up your local culinary experience. During the swim stop in Formentera, dinner will be served. Watch your food being freshly made in a live cooking show. Savor homemade rice dishes like black Paella Ciega and traditional Paella Valenciana served with a variety of bread and aioli, or try a juicy, vegetarian Beyond Meat burger. Watch the glow of the sunset at Cap des Falco or Es Cavallet while experiencing a Café Caleta Show Cooking (rum, brandy, sugar, and hot coffee) and listening to the sound of the waves. Finally, finish your trip by returning to the meeting point.

Ibiza: Catamaran Cruise to Formentera with Meal and Drinks

3. Ibiza: Catamaran Cruise to Formentera with Meal and Drinks

Head to Botafoch Ferry Terminal to meet your friendly crew for the day and hop onboard a stunning 22-meter catamaran. The vessel boasts an array of comfortable deck chairs where you can soak up the sun as well as a large net that allows you to chill out with the water gliding below you. Set sail along the south-east coast of the island, admiring the panoramic coastal views that surround you. Cruise past the beautiful Las Salinas beach, then drop anchor in the crystal clear waters of Illetas. Here, enjoy plenty of time to sunbathe, sip on refreshingly cold beverages from the open bar, and watch the luxury yachts sail by. Once you have worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy brunch or a barbecue prepared by the crew. After the meal, cool off from the heat with a dip in the ocean, snorkel in search of marine life, or stay on deck and relax. At the end of an unforgettable day, marvel at the last of the sea views as you begin the return journey back to the dock.

Formentera: Sailboat Tour with Lunch and Snorkeling

4. Formentera: Sailboat Tour with Lunch and Snorkeling

Join a boat tour of Formentera to learn more about its natural wonders. Relax aboard the sailboat and swim in the sea. Meet your guide at the port of La Savina. Climb aboard the boat and sail along the cliffs of the west coast of Formentera. Discover the secrets of the flora and fauna hidden under the water. Learn about Mediterranean tapeweed, responsible for the cleanliness, clarity, and turquoise color of the water and the area's UNESCO Heritage status. Drop anchor to swim and enjoy the crystal-clear waters and the ship's facilities. Use the available snorkeling equipment to see the seabed. Jump into the water from the boat or use the ladder to swim. For those who want to relax, make use of the magnificent solarium, where you can enjoy the snack or lunch included in the trip. Enjoy unlimited drinks (water and soft drinks) during the whole trip. Finally, head for a second anchorage off one of Formentera’s most famous beaches, where you can continue to relax and enjoy its wonderful waters. Then, head back to the port of La Savina.

Formentera: Same Day Round Trip Ferry Ticket from Ibiza

5. Formentera: Same Day Round Trip Ferry Ticket from Ibiza

With this flexible ticket you can freely choose at what time you want to come back to Ibiza on the day itself. Get on board to set sail to Formentera, after a pleasant 45-minute boat ride, you will arrive at the Port of La Savina in Formentera, considered by many the most beautiful island of the Balearic Islands. You can enjoy your day in Formentera as you wish, and in the Port of La Savina you can rent a bike, motorcycle or quad to explore and enjoy the island to the fullest. You can also use urban transport to reach any part of the island. The island has 69 kilometers of coastline with cliffs, coves and beaches of surprising beauty. Highlights are the beaches of Cala Saona, Ses Illetes and Els Arenals. You can also climb the Lighthouse of La Mola, built on a cliff 120 meters high. At the end of the day, after witnessing one of the best sunsets in the Mediterranean, you can take the ferry back to Ibiza which departs again at the Port of La Savina

Alcudia: Formentor Beach & Lighthouse Cruise

6. Alcudia: Formentor Beach & Lighthouse Cruise

Leave the Port of Alcudia towards the beaches of the north coast, specifically towards the incredible and famous beach of Es Coll Baix, and pass by the lighthouse of the unique island of Alcanada.  After a refreshing dip, head towards the virgin coves of Cap Pinar, where you can go snorkeling. Continue the journey to the bay of Pollença and enjoy the secluded beach of Es Caló, a small untouched beach where one of the most expensive mansions in Mallorca is located: La Fortaleza.  Continue the route to Formentor Beach to go to one of the most beautiful small coves in Mallorca, Cala Murta, then head towards the majestic cliffs of Cap de Formentor in the Serra de Tramuntana. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this beach will allow you to see the wildest side of the majestic lighthouse of Cap de Formentor.

Formentera: Crystal Waters Cruise with Snorkeling and Lunch

7. Formentera: Crystal Waters Cruise with Snorkeling and Lunch

The tour begins at the port of La Savina at 12 PM. Once onboard the boat, sail along the cliffs of the west coast of Formentera to Cap de Barberia, a majestic cliff with a lighthouse. After reaching this point, return to Cala Saona and drop anchor to bathe and enjoy the crystal clear waters and the ship's facilities. While swimming, make use of masks and snorkels, as well as swimming noodles. As you enjoy the water, the crew will prepare a lunch composed of three different salads: pasta, green, and Russian. There will also be tortillas with potatoes and empanadas, as well as a dessert of fresh fruit. Snacks will be on offer before lunch. After lunch, continue to the famous Illetas Beach and drop anchor again for some more swimming time. Finally, return to the port of La Savina at around 4:30 PM. Stay refreshed throughout the excursion with an open bar of sangria, beer, soft drinks, and water.

From Ibiza: Return Ferry Ticket to Formentera

8. From Ibiza: Return Ferry Ticket to Formentera

Take the fast 30-minute ferry from Ibiza to the neighboring island of Formentera, the last paradise of the Mediterranean. Arrive at the ferry terminal and exchange your voucher for a ferry ticket. Board one of the ferries with frequent daily scheduled departures, choosing the time that best suits you.   Once in Formentera, you can rent a car, a motorbike, a bicycle or use the tourist bus. Stay overnight on the island and return on another day of your choice. Return anytime within 6 months.

From Formentera: 3-Hour Sailing Tour to Es Palmador

9. From Formentera: 3-Hour Sailing Tour to Es Palmador

Explore the shores of the island Espalmador on this sailing adventure from Formentera. Sip on water as you soak up some sun on the deck. Sit back and relax as you admire unforgettable paradisiacal beaches.  Meet your guide at the activity provider's office in Formentera and hop aboard the comfortable sailboat. Relax as the wind carries you over incredible turquoise waters. Snap pictures of breathtaking beaches that can be only reached by water.  Discover local marine life as you take a dip in the refreshing waters. Use high-quality snorkeling gear and a life vest to help you uncover the secrets of this memorizing underwater world. Return to your starting point in Formentera at the end of your trip. 

From Ibiza: Ferry and Guided Bus Excursion in Formentera

10. From Ibiza: Ferry and Guided Bus Excursion in Formentera

Uncover the sights of Formentera on this guided tour from Ibiza. Ride aboard a ferry to the paradisiacal island. Visit the capital, see the La Mola lighthouse, stop to swim at a local beach, and visit the famed Las Salinas salt flats.  Choose from a tour with hotel transfers from selected locations or choose to meet the boat at the port. Feel the wind in your hair during the short sea crossing to the port of Formentera “la Sabina.” Hop aboard a spacious and air-conditioned bus to begin your island adventure. Travel to the island's capital of San Francisco Javier to admire the old architecture. Gaze out a sweeping views of the island and see at the Mirador viewpoint. Snap pictures of the La Mola lighthouse and visit the sparkling waters of Es Pujols or Mitjorn beach. Have some free time to purchase a delicious local lunch and go for a refreshing swim before viewing the Las Salinas salt flats. Transfer back to the port to catch the ferry and sail aback to Ibiza.

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What people are saying about Formentera

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,134 reviews

I celebrate it! Wow what a great day. Really the best day of our entire vacation. Formentera is a paradise and the boat trip was really something special... all the employees were super, super friendly, the music was extremely good and all in all... I have nothing to complain about haha, I'm just flabbergasted

Everything was really perfect, from start to finish. The boat is super pretty, we also had one of the beds. Was really comfortable haha. The paella was extremely delicious and the drinks were great too. The whole vibe on the boat just...indescribable...especially at sunset.

Awesome experience, we had a great time and met some amazing people! The organization was perfect, from start to finish. The island of Formentera is worth the detour, the dishes and the atmosphere on the boat are just incredible! Thanks to Ibiza boat club!!

An excellent experience! The crew was extremely friendly, and the program great!

It was a wonderful experience. Superb outing. We thoroughly enjoyed it.