The best boat rides in Spain

One of the most exciting ways to visit Spain is by boat. There are so many areas unreachable by other means of transport, that are definitely worth a visit.


Here are UK Spain Life’s best boat trips for this summer:



Costa Blanca: Exploring the Tabarca Island



This is a must for those swimming and snorkelling fans, fascinated by sea life.  The island is a marine reserve of outstanding natural beauty, with beautiful clear waters and various fish and creatures living there.


Tabarca is a small fishing village, so is a great escape from the busy, bustling city life. Boats leave the Alicante port daily, which take around 50 minutes to arrive to the island. You can also take boats from Torrevieja on Saturdays, and Santa Pola daily which is the quickest way, taking only 25 minutes to get there.  



Costa de la Luz: Dolphin boat trip



Gibraltar is said to be one of the best locations in Spain for Dolphin spotting due to it being in a position where two oceans meet. The popular Dolphin Adventure tour is a great way to explore the nearby waters by boat and discover incredible sea life. The tour will take you along the waters of Algeciras, and afterwards, the tour usually allows time for duty-free shopping in Gibraltar centre.



Costa del Sol: Borrasca Experience



This is a British catamaran based in the beautiful Benalmadena Puerto Marina, Spain. They offer a 1st class sailing experience on a luxury catamaran. All of the staff are fully qualified and speak both English and Spanish. Their top-quality catamaran takes only 12 people at a time… allowing a more intimate setting to relax.



Barcelona: Into the Blue by Wooden Boat



If you’re around Barcelona and looking for something different, try their wooden boat tour. It lasts 1.5 hours, and during that time, you’ll be taken around the coast of the city in the Goleta Karya, a classic schooner built with the finest materials and modern details. You can take those spectacular views of the city from a different perspective.



Northern Spain: Bilbao from a boat



Bilbao is already a spectacular city to visit by car or foot. But to get some more exclusive views and experiences from the city, try sailing down the Nervión estuary. The tour will take one hour, and you will pass by some of the city’s greatest architecture, including: the impressive Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Euskalduna Palace, Zubizuri bridge, the Town Hall, Izozaki towers, all in one trip, as well as other spectacular views. You can take the boat at the jetty on Plaza Pío Baroja, opposite the Town Hall. There are several trips a day all year round.



Balearic Islands: Es Marmols Mallorca



Discover the southeast of Mallorca and all the incredible natural scenery it has to offer with a boat trip from Cala Figuera. The tour will take you along cliff edges, ancient rock formations as well as the old fishing town of S’Almunia. Finally, you can disembark on the beach of Cala Marmols, where you can relax on the sand or take a swim in the clear, turquoise waters.




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