Plan a memorable sailing holiday in Ibiza with family and friends. Let a skipper guide your crewed cruise in a catamaran or sailboat to hidden coves and beaches. Explore Ibiza from a new perspective in luxury and comfort.
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Ibiza's sailing season begins in June with the festival of San Juan, and generally lasts until September or October depending on the weather. On average, the weather ranges from 22°C to 27°C. The busiest month in Ibiza is August, so if you want the most relaxing vacation possible it is best to avoid this time!
Sailing in Ibiza is a one of a kind experience, with countless coves, beautiful beaches and blissful views to enjoy during your trip. Don't miss Cala Bassa, Cala Vadella, and Cala d'Hort! Some of these coves are difficult to get to walking, so why not take advantage? Also, don't forget to sail over to Formentera and visit the amazing Ses Salinas beach.
If you go for a cruise in a sailboat or catamaran in Ibiza, we can promise a holiday full of the perfect blend of adventure and tranquillity, no matter who your sailing companions are. Although it is known as the party island, the idyllic Ibiza is so much more and offers a wealth of possibilities for people of all ages.
A sailing holiday in Ibiza promises a wide array of different landscapes, suitable for many different purposes. The crystal clear waters are perfect for swimming and water sports, while the wealth of captivating coves is perfect for watching the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises. The rich culture and history of the island also never disappoints, enchanting holidaymakers from all over the world. In Ibiza, you will have a unique opportunity to experience a variety of different atmospheres, from the wild, secluded coves, to the slightly more developed beaches that provide all the amenities necessary for a smooth sailing trip. If you’re travelling with children, they will instantly fall in love with the breathtaking beaches, while the slightly older passengers will revel in the opportunity to party all night long. In Ibiza, you can choose how you want to spend your cruise in a catamaran or sailboat so be sure to have all the experiences you desire.
For the most luxurious and comfortable sailing holiday possible, we recommend booking your cruise in a sailboat or catamaran with a skipper and crew, although it is possible to book without if you are in possession of the appropriate boating licence. Booking a crewed boat hire allows you to sit back and enjoy your trip, while a crew of experienced sailors man the boat and make sure you want for nothing. Even if you are an experienced sailor, you can learn a lot from a skipper, who will have an intimate knowledge of the surrounding area that is only usually privy to locals.
Normally, when booking a cruise in a sailboat or catamaran with a skipper and crew, you will pay an APA (provision of funds). The APA is usually about 20-35% of the base hire price and covers extra charges that you may face during your sailing holiday, including but not limited to food and fuel. Anything not spent will be returned at the end of the trip. In Ibiza, skippers will usually cost about £170 per day, hostesses £130 per day, and cooks £155 per day.
If you don’t want a full crew for your nautical adventure, you can go with just a skipper. This allows you a more intimate, affordable trip but also takes away the worry of not having the necessary sailing experience or boating licence.
All the different types of boat hire experiences usually come with additional charges, some of which include fuel, food and mooring at marinas other than your port of origin, so be sure to ask the boat owner about these before starting, to avoid unexpected surprises.
When you go on a sailing holiday in Ibiza, there is a wide selection of both types of boat available to hire. Both have advantages and disadvantages depending on what you’re after, some of which we have listed below to aid your decision. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact Click&Boat for help.
Cruises in a catamaran are synonymous with luxury boating holidays. The double hull structure of this boat type offers much more space and stability, something that can help prevent seasickness. This is one of the main reasons why we typically recommend catamarans for large family groups, especially those with small children. Due to the smaller draft, catamarans also offer increased accessibility, which allows the exploration of more, shallower areas. However, catamarans are also slower and can be a little difficult to manoeuvre. They also cost more, not just with regards to the base hire price, but also with regards to mooring as the docking space required for these boats is larger.
Sailboats are generally faster and more manoeuvrable than catamarans and allow passengers to have a more authentic sailing experience. This, along with the lower prices, makes cruises in a sailboat more appealing to experienced sailors. Modern sailboats are also more spacious and luxurious than past models, which means you can still have a very comfortable holiday on board. Having said this, the monohull structure of sailboats results in less space and also a decreased level of stability, leading to a higher probability of less experienced sailors suffering from seasickness.
Although most people think of Ibiza as nothing more than a party destination, this is not the case. This small island at the heart of the Mediterranean is idyllic and enchanting in equal measure, a perfect place to visit, whether you want to swim, snorkel, party, or explore. You will find yourself enthralled by the vivid display of colours and the beauties on display around every corner. At Click&Boat, we recommend a very ambitious sailing itinerary for your cruise in a catamaran or sailboat, that will really let you make the most of your trip.
Start your journey on the west of the island in the second most populated city of Sant Antoni de Portmany. The well-equipped port found here makes it the perfect place to get your tour off to a smooth start. From here, set sail for Cala Bassa. Just 3 nautical miles away from your starting point, this is known as one of the most breathtaking coves in Ibiza. Although you will encounter many other holidaymakers here, you can distance yourself from the masses while on a cruise in a sailboat or catamaran, while still having the opportunity to enjoy the warm waters. After a few hours, it will be time to head off to Cala Roja, where you can spend some time on land to visit the Torre d’En Rovira, famous for its picturesque panoramic views. Your final stop for the day should be the cosy Cala Escondida, where you can spend the night in peaceful serenity.
On day 2, you will only travel about two nautical miles in total, heading first to Sa Figuera Borda, where you will see a high cape with a hole drilled into the centre of the rock, something which has long fascinated all who see it. Afterwards, go to Cala Corral and Cala Tarida. Cala Corral is rocky and full of fishermen, while Cala Tarida is full of rolling hills and sparkling white sand. Both are great places to spend a couple of hours before docking for the night at Cala Verana, where you will bear witness to a truly sensational sunrise the next morning.
The third day will see you stop at Cala Vadella, where you can bathe in the breathtaking, natural pool. After this, you will sail two nautical miles to Cala d’Hort, a truly enthralling cove which offers great views of Es Vedra, a mysterious island, which is coincidentally also the next stop on your tour. Make sure you visit the famous lighthouse on Es Vedra, but you must also remember that to access the area, you must request a permit about 1 to 2 months in advance.
The next day, you should head to Formentera, where you will spend a couple of days. This paradisiacal island is an absolute must for your nautical adventure and allows you a few precious moments of peace before sailing back to Ibiza. Upon your return to Ibiza, it’s time to party. The Eivissa and Talamanca Beach Clubs are perfect for just this purpose. However, if you would prefer to continue with the itinerary, you can sail north for 6 nautical miles until you reach Cala Blanca, Santa Eulélia des Riu, and Cala Llenya.
On the final day of your sailing holiday in Ibiza, you will visit Aigues Blanques, a local favourite. Then, navigate the coast until you reach the Punta Grossa lighthouse, before continuing to the northernmost part of the island, where you will find Portinatx, Portitxol, and Torres d’En Lluc. Then, you will head back to your starting point, visiting Punta Galera on the way to catch the last rays of sun, a perfect end to your cruise in a sailboat or catamaran.
We know that this itinerary is very ambitious, so feel free to leave out any parts that don’t interest you.
The cost of a sailing holiday in Ibiza is greatly affected by many different factors. Obviously, the size and type of the boat will affect the price, as well as the amenities available onboard, but the season is another big influencer. In Ibiza, high season falls in July and August, bringing with it crowds of holidaymakers. We would recommend going in the shoulder season, which runs from May to June and September to October, due to the fact that temperatures are still good, but without the hordes of tourists.
In general, a cruise in a catamaran in Ibiza will cost around £2510 per week in low season or £5440 per week in high season, while a cruise in a sailboat will cost just £1255-1675 per week in low season or £2510-2930 per week in high season.