Water activity

Port Mahon: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise with Underwater Views

Activity provider: Yellow Catamarans

Port Mahon: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise with Underwater Views

Activity provider: Yellow Catamarans

From US$ 16.22 per person

Discover one of the biggest natural harbors in the Mediterranean. See islands, fortifications, colonial-style houses, fishermen coves, and the skyline of Mahon. Learn more about local history and marvel at underwater landscapes at the mouth of the port.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in the panoramic views of the city and Port Mahon from the open deck
  • Marvel at the beautiful colonial style houses, historical islands, and fortifications
  • Discover beautiful landscapes, birds, and the underwater world
  • Enjoy the sun and the seabreeze while having a drink or ice cream
  • See ferries, cruise ships, and luxury sailing boats passing by
Full description
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.
  • 1-hour cruise
  • Historical commentary (via loudspeaker)
  • Stop for underwater views
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Moll de Llevant, 12, 07701 Maó, Illes Balears, Spain. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. The ticket office and yellow catamarans are located in front of the Pharmacy of the Port; you can go directly to the boat with your booking.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
  •  The company cannot be held responsible for unclear underwater views because of bad weather conditions
  • The commentary is given through a loudspeaker in English. There is also an assistant on board to communicate with if needed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 135 reviews

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Very informative and in 4 languages, was easy to understand and interesting. Absolutely worth the 11€ per person. The hour is enough for an overview. The onboard staff is very friendly and helpful. We had booked online for a later date and were able to take the earlier boat, very customer-friendly ☺️

October 21, 2021

A 1-hour walk through the bay of Mahón by boat where they tell you all the history of the places you see. A stop at sea to see the seabed. Entertaining activity is inexpensive. Thank you that, although we were late for departure time, they allowed us to do the tour later.

August 5, 2020

We booked at the last minute, it was an unforgettable magical moment, the staff were too friendly and the ride was breathtaking, with explanations in all languages. I recommend it 200%. Thank you for this wonderful moment of discovery, ideal even as a family with children.

August 15, 2022

Product ID: 384952