Catamaran Lagoon 40 · 2020
Ibiza Magna, Ibiza (Town), Spain
- Captain optional
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Charter a yacht in Ibiza and discover its stunning beaches, exciting nightlife and breathtaking sunsets. By boat, you can easily reach Ibiza’s hidden treasures – from the historic Old Town of Ibiza and San Antonio to the picturesque beaches, coves and rocky grounds all across the island. The island’s natural beauty and excellent cruising grounds exceed its well-known reputation as a party spot, making it the perfect destination for your next sailing holiday in Spain.
Ibiza is not only famous for its parties. It is also home to a wealth of biodiversity and historic landmarks. In 1999, many of the island’s natural and cultural sites were inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Renaissance walls in Ibiza town are definitely a highlight you shouldn’t miss. They are one of just a few around the world that haven’t been destroyed. You can explore each of the designated sites during your sailing holiday as you make your way around the island.
Of course you can party all night in Ibiza. Legendary DJs and world-renown locations definitely make those party nights unforgettable. Parties might be fun, but don’t forget to discover the stunning landscapes Ibiza has to offer.
Ibiza is famous for its sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Playa d'en Bossa is Ibiza’s longest beach and particularly well-known among tourists. For good reason! The water is so blue that you will feel like bathing in heaven. Palm trees line the promenade and the resorts invite you for a refreshing drink after a dip in the sea. It’s easy to stay here and soak up the sun all day long, but what about exploring the island a little more by boat?
Head out to Cala Llentrisca. A stunning secluded beach where you can anchor in a small bay, safe from the wind. Take a quick swim before relaxing on the beach for an hour or two.
Cala Llentia is another stunning beach located in a small bay. Its surroundings are a little more rocky than those of the other two beaches, but equally magnificent.
Ibiza is not only famous for its parties in popular clubs like Pacha and Ushuaïa. It might be even more infamous for its parties on private yachts. Ibiza offers plenty of parties on boats, but wouldn’t it be nicer to get your groups of friends together and rent a yacht to party all week long to create unforgettable memories that will be remembered forever. Every now and then a stranger might turn up at your private boat party, but don’t just kick them out. Invite them to stay - the more the merrier!
No sailing holiday is complete without tasty food. Fuel up on some delicious seafood and Spanish delicacies before heading out on your next sailing adventure in Ibiza’s best restaurants.
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What more could you want than savouring a delicious meal by the beach while on vacation? Thankfully Ibiza has some great beach restaurants to choose from.
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Partying in Ibiza and having a good time on the island means more than dancing in the clubs. Ibiza has lots of bars to offer where you can sit and talk with friends and strangers alike, enjoy a fancy drink and relax in a beautiful environment.
If you want to take a break from sailing around the island, go on an adventure to explore some of the beautiful historical sites Ibiza has to offer. The castle of Ibiza or Castell de Eivissa, as the locals call it, is a 16th-century building that overlooks the sea and was used as a military and administrative office by the Moslem ‘Wali’. Although the current buildings are from the 16th and 18th century, the original foundations are said to have existed since the 12th and 13th century.
If you’re interested in going further back in time, you might want to explore the Phoenician settlement at Sa Caleta.
Your perfect sailing holiday in Ibiza wouldn’t be complete without heading out to Es Vedrá, which is located just off the west coast and one of the most mystical parts of Ibiza. Mountainous cliffs stand tall and make for a magical photo location - not only during sunset. Many legends surround this little isle. Some legends say that this is the ancient city of Atlantis while others swear to have seen UFOs crossing.
The position of the Balearic Islands offers protection from strong wind gusts, meaning you will stay safe on your boat while enjoying your sailing holiday in Ibiza. The summer months are particularly popular with tourists, meaning crowded beaches, but the wind conditions are perfect to go sailing in Ibiza.
Plan your sailing holiday in Ibiza in the months between May and October for the perfect wind conditions and the best weather. Swell in the summer tends to be on the lower side, normally below a meter and the sea is generally smooth and calm. August boasts the hottest temperatures, but a dip in the tranquil Mediterranean will cool you off from the heat. On average, temperatures reach 30 degrees.
The cost of renting a boat in Ibiza varies according to the boat type and season. On average it costs 99.72 EUR to rent a boat per day per person in Spain. Motorboats are on the top of the price range at 179.39 EUR per person per day while RIBs are at the lower range at 53.58 EUR per person per day.
Zizoo offers many different types of boats and yachts for your sailing holiday in Ibiza. Which one you should choose depends on the type of sailing holiday you would like to experience, the amount of people that will join you on the trip, how long you will be on board and whether or not you will book a skipper for the duration of your vacation.
Renting a catamaran for a vacation is becoming increasingly popular and there are great reasons for it. Aside from the fact that they are very comfortable to sleep in, they have many other benefits.
Pros of renting a catamaran in Ibiza
Equipped with a shallow draft instead of a keel, a catamaran is the perfect water vehicle to explore in shallow water and coves - something that Ibiza has plenty to offer. Renting a catamaran in Ibiza means that you will get to explore hidden beaches, coves and other places filled with natural beauty that you would miss out on otherwise.
Another advantage is the speed of catamarans. They are much faster than regular sailing boats. This means that you get to explore more of Ibiza in just one day than with a classic sailing boat.
Cons of renting a catamaran in Ibiza
As catamarans are bigger than other boats, they usually take up more space than other boats to dock. This also increases the costs of docking. Especially on a popular island like Ibiza this could become a little bit of a problem in the busy summer months. Another disadvantage of renting a catamaran is the fact that there can be a lot of loud pounding noises as the boat is strapped between two hulls - especially when the winds and waves pick up. This can become a bit annoying - but sailing slower and avoiding heavy winds can reduce the noise. However, the relatively calm sea in Ibiza makes this less of an issue than in other destinations.
Pros of renting a sailboat in Ibiza
One of the major advantages of renting a sailboat is the cost. As it moves with the speed of the wind and doesn’t use an engine, it is much cheaper to move the boat. As Ibiza is not the cheapest destination in Spain, this is something you might want to keep in mind when booking your next vacation.
Cons of renting a sailboat in Ibiza
As sailboats don’t have engines and are dependent on strong winds, it makes them particularly practical for long distances and routes with heavy winds. As the winds are normally not that strong in Ibiza, it could become a problem to get from point A to B on those kinds of days. Especially when you are just on vacation for a week you might want to rethink saving money and losing out on experiences because of it. You might get stuck without knowing when the wind is going to push you forward again.
Another disadvantage is that you have to stay alert at all times as you are highly dependent on the weather when sailing on a sailboat. Your mantra truly needs to be: Anything can happen at any time and I need to be prepared for it!
Pros of renting a motorboat in Ibiza
Renting a motorboat in Ibiza means that you can go anywhere extremely fast. It only takes 30 minutes from Ibiza to Formentera on a motorboat! Besides the speed, motorboats are definitely a luxury option when it comes to renting a boat for a vacation. They offer you the comfort you would like to enjoy while on vacation. Unlike sailboats, they don’t require a lot of expertise to maneuver - even as a beginner. Plus: Their shallow frame allows you to anchor closer to the shore than with a sailboat. A definite plus if you want to swim to a stunning hidden beach that you would not reach otherwise.
Cons of renting a motorboat in Ibiza
One of the downsides of renting a motorboat in Ibiza is the cost of fuel. The speed comes with the cost of using a lot of fuel which is extremely costly. Day trips around the island and hopping from hidden cove to hidden cove might sound fun, but also come at a high price.
Pros of renting a speedboat in Ibiza
Rent a speedboat in Ibiza when you are looking for fun. There is nothing better than racing the waters of the Mediterranean! The speed is definitely a pro when renting this type of vessel. You will circle Ibiza in no time. A fun bonus point: Try wakeboarding when renting a speedboat.
Cons of renting a speedboat in Ibiza
Speeding along the coast of Ibiza can also be a con as you will focus more on the destination rather than the route. You might miss out on the beauty that surrounds you when racing to the next place.
You can always rent a boat with a skipper so that you neither have to worry about discovering the most beautiful routes nor a boat licence. If you feel adventurous enough to sail through the Mediterranean waters in Ibiza, you need to consider the following:
If you do have a boat licence, the following applies according to Spanish law:
Start your own private sailing holiday in Ibiza in the northwest of the island between San Antonio and San Vicente and sail all the way to Puerto de Ibiza. The coast of the northwestern part of the island is lined with almond, olive and fig trees, picturesque woods and green valleys. When sailing this route, you will inevitably discover Ibiza’s large and small bays with stunning white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. How is this not an invitation to relax in the sun?
Before heading down to Puerto de Ibiza stop at Cala Mastella. This fantastic little cove is surrounded by lush nature and offers a great little beach and romantic seaside restaurant.
Another stunning route leads you all the way down the western side of the island to the island of Formentera. Start in San Antonio and enjoy the magical views.
An alternative route is to do a complete loop around the island of Ibiza, with the possibility of stopping off at Formentera. Sailing around Ibiza is a true delight as you get to see the island from a different perspective and can stop at any little bay or beach you please. Thanks to the island’s compact size, you can sail around Ibiza in a couple of days or you can extend your trip to do some island hopping around Mallorca, Minorca and Formentera.
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