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From Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise

1. From Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise

Climb aboard a catamaran and cruise from Palma de Mallorca to the beach resorts of Portals Vells or Cala Vella, depending on the wind conditions. Admire the cruise ships and yachts of the rich and famous as you depart the Port of Palma and sail along the spectacular south coast. Upon arrival at your destination, drop anchor and jump in for a swim in the turquoise waters just a few meters from an idyllic beach. Top up your tan in the Mediterranean sun and soak up the ambience of your surroundings. Use the complimentary masks and look for the local marine life on a snorkeling adventure before continuing to your second stop where you can swim again.  During the trip, make 2 stops, 1 in Cala Vella or Portals Vells and the other in another cove next to it. Climb back on board for a buffet meal of a selection of barbecue meats (chicken breast, skewers, and sausages), fresh salads and cake for dessert. Soft drinks and Mineral water are included during the whole trip and also wines from Mallorca and Sangria during the meal.  Choose from a morning departure at 10 AM or an afternoon departure at 3:30 PM and enjoy 5 hours of leisure. Sail back to Palma de Mallorca at the end of the day.

From Ibiza: Beach Hopping Cruise with Open Bar and Snacks

2. From Ibiza: Beach Hopping Cruise with Open Bar and Snacks

Step aboard your cruise from San Antoni harbor and breeze along the dazzling Ibiza coastline. While traveling, take in the pleasant sights from the water and indulge in a variety of fresh fruit and snacks as well as refreshing beverages from the open bar. Dock at and discover two amazing cream-colored beaches, Cala Bassa and Cala Conta. Spend one hour at each unique beach to sunbathe and swim in the clear waters. As you hop between the beaches, catch a glimpse of Es Vedra and Conejera. Sip on beer, soft drinks, or sangria from the open bar during your adventure. Nibble on a variety of snacks such as croquettes, cured meats, prawns, fresh fruits, and sweets as you relax and admire the scenic views. Return to the boat to travel leisurely over to a secluded bay where you'll practice some paddle boarding and snorkeling. Your guide will assist you throughout, making sure you have a safe and fun experience. Finally, set off on the return leg of the journey and relax as you sail back to the harbor. If you have selected the afternoon option, you can admire the views of a beautiful sunset to finish the day.

Palma de Mallorca: Half-Day Catamaran Tour with Buffet Meal

3. Palma de Mallorca: Half-Day Catamaran Tour with Buffet Meal

Be welcomed by the crew at the pier in Palma and board the modern catamaran and set forth away from the marina on a southward sea journey. If conditions allow it, the sails will be used instead of the engine so you can experience sailing on the open sea. Anchor at Cala Vella and admire the incredible crystal clear water. Enjoy free time here to go swimming and snorkeling (equipment available for rent onboard), or just sun-bathe from the deck listening to relaxing music. During this time your crew will prepare a generous gourmet buffet using fresh ingredients. Tuck into a delightful variety of dishes made with quality ingredients. Choose from several delicious offerings with vegetarian options also available. After your meal, the catamaran will set sail again to the second swimming stop at Cueva Verde. Enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings as you take a refreshing dip in a secluded location. On the way back, sail through the Bay of Palma and look out for the Cathedral of Palma and the Bellver Castle. Listen to your crew as they provide you with local tips about what to do during the rest of your time in Mallorca. If you have selected the afternoon time slot, admire views of the magnificent sunset on your return to the marina. As you sail in the calm of the evening, you can also enjoy chilled-out tunes played by the onboard DJ.

Ibiza: Jeep Safari Island Exploration

4. Ibiza: Jeep Safari Island Exploration

Start your day with a pickup at your accommodation. Discover places on the island that can't be found by other tourists. View scenery that can only be reached by foot. Take in the western, eastern, and northern parts of the island, along roads and small streets.  Stop at many different viewpoints and beaches, where you'll be able to get spectacular views of the beautiful, natural landscapes of the island. Listen to fascinating stories about Ibiza from your expert guide. Learn about the flora and fauna and the historical events that surround it. Discover the most picturesque beach on the island. Relax on this sandy haven or go swimming in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Enjoy a fresh baguette on the beach.

Ibiza: All-Inclusive Boat Trip to Las Salinas and Formentera

5. Ibiza: All-Inclusive Boat Trip to Las Salinas and 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 first 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.

Palma de Mallorca: All-Inclusive Daytime Boat Party

6. Palma de Mallorca: All-Inclusive Daytime Boat Party

Make the most of your stay in Palma by exploring the coastline on a party boat with an all-you-can-eat buffet. Meet at the Barca Samba to board the vessel, then enjoy magnificent views over Palma Bay as the boat crisscrosses the harbor. After an hour, the anchor will be dropped and you can jump into the cool water and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings with your new friends on board. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet-style lunch on board and 2 drinks (beer, sangria, or soft drinks) included in the activity. More options are available for purchase directly on board. If you're not engaged in watching live sports on satellite TV, the resident DJ will have you dancing the afternoon away in no time. After 4 hours, you will head back to the port, taking the party all the way to the shore.

Alcudia: North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

7. Alcudia: North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

Set sail from Port d'Alcudia and discover the best coves and hidden spots of Mallorca's spectacular north coast. Choose between a daytime or sunset experience and climb aboard a catamaran to cruise along the coast. Pass a picturesque islet, the Aucanada Lighthouse, and the hidden cove of Es Coll Baix Beach. Cross the Bay of Pollença, drop anchor at Cala den Gossalba, and discover one of the most dramatic hidden coves close to the famous beach of Formentor. Take in breathtaking views of Mallorca's majestic mountains and sparkling blue sea. Cool off in the crystal-clear waters and make use of free snorkeling equipment, canoes, and standup paddle boards or just relax on the nets and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Enjoy a lunch of barbecued meat, pasta salad, bread, and fruit with drinks aboard your catamaran. Then, sail back towards Port d'Alcudia and enjoy a last stop for a swim before you reach the port.  

Ibiza: Cala Salada & Ses Margalides Cruise with Snorkeling

8. Ibiza: Cala Salada & Ses Margalides Cruise with Snorkeling

Head off on a sea adventure around the northern coastline of Ibiza on a catamaran cruise. Stop to swim, snorkel, or paddle in the blue waters, visit the aquarium, enjoy a lunch stop, relax on 2 pristine white sand beaches, and soak up the delightful sunshine along the route. After meeting at the pier, you'll begin boarding for your double-decker motorized catamaran excursion. Following check-in, your guided cruise departs from San Antonio Harbour at 10:30 AM. From there the boat will stop at the Natural Aquarium for 30 minutes, providing you with an opportunity to see all of the local sea life. The boat will cruise along the unspoiled north coastline to Ses Margalides as your onboard guide provides you with informative commentary. You'll then anchor up for a swim stop at a secluded bay which is only accessible by boat, where you will have the chance to sunbathe, swim, snorkel, or bodyboard with all your equipment included. After enjoying 3 hours cruising on board, the boat will dock at the beautiful beach of Cala Salada. Following lunch (requires prior reservation through the phone number on your voucher), you'll have time to explore and chill out on the 2 beaches of Cala Salada and the stunning Cala Saladeta. At 5 PM, the boat will bring you back to the port of San Antonio. You can also choose to stay on the boat and not get off at the beach, arriving at the port at 2 PM instead.

Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

9. Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

Situated in Porto Cristo, the caves are renowned throughout the world for their peculiar fish-hook shaped formations. There are three main caves, the round cave is a vast open area which includes a spectacular botanical garden and is full of life, with many species of free-flying birds that are native to the island of Majorca. It has a special micro-climate as the natural temperature is below that of the exterior meaning it has its own particular vegetation. Millions of years ago, this underground cave was closed in. In blue cave, with its spectacular new blue lighting using cutting edge led technology, you can enjoy the educational documentary, Discovering the past. You will learn about the history of Majorca, its first inhabitants, the formation of the Hams caves and their discovery. You can admire Samson’s pillars, the plains of Fra Mauro and the Pit of hell, where, in a natural auditorium, they will present Genesis, the history of life, a frenzied time lapse from the Big Bang to the present day, projected onto the very rock-face of the cave. The main cave is made up of 12 galleries. On the underground lake called the Sea of Venice, a musical show is presented. The caves are one of Majorca’s main tourist attractions.

Menorca: North Coast Beaches Boat Cruise

10. Menorca: North Coast Beaches Boat Cruise

Set sail from the harbour in Fornells Bay and embark on an adventure around the north coast of Menorca. As you cruise across the mesmerising waters of the Mediterranean Sea, spot the Cavalleria Lighthouse, which is perched atop a rock at the northernmost point of the island. Be captivated by the impressive views of the dramatic sea cliffs around Cavalleria Cape. Continue the cruise onwards towards the Port of Sanitja, a natural port at the site of the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera. Sail past Cavalleria Beach, one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches on the island, before arriving at Cala Mica, a tiny sandy cove shaped like a shell. Here, discover the little-known Binimel-Là Beach. The final stop on your boat cruise along the north coast of the island will be Cala Pregonda, one of Menorca's most spectacular locations. Enjoy 45 minutes of free time to admire the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Dive into the sparkling seas for a refreshing swim and use the free snorkelling equipment to investigate the underwater world. After a three and a half hour sailing trip, set off on the return journey to Fornells Bay.

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Great day exploring. The caves of Drac was amazing and beautiful. We did feel a little rushed by our hosts. This is the only small critique. The knowledge of our guides was really good and they spoke each language beautifully. I will deffo recommend this trip. In fact we we recommended by friends in the Uk who said it was brilliant! It was. Happy day had by us.

Excellent experience a little scary at first but with first class guidance and support from our guide Jess and David. We went on to have a truly wonderful dive baptism experience. Jamie and Aija

Tour was amazing. Great sides and multiple different terrain. Tour guide was amazing. Love it. Totally recommend

Everything as expected, Sa Calobra is beatiful as well as the serpentine road.

It was very fun and the guides were amazing and friendly. Highly recommend