A boat trip from Puerto Pollensa along Mallorca’s stunning north coast can be an amazing experience and will leave you with many beautiful, lasting memories.
From a boat it is possible to fully appreciate the beauty of the large white sandy beaches of Pollensa bay, the small secluded coves a little further along the coast and the crystal-clear water around the steep and breath-taking cliffs in the area of Formentor, where the sea reflects in shades of deep turquoise and blue.
There is a great variety of different excursions for all age ranges and budgets on offer, so that it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you! Whether you would like to be active and adventurous, whether you prefer to sit back and relax or whether you simply want to have fun, there is something for everyone.
The boats come in various different shapes and sizes, and while some are relatively small and cosy, others can accommodate larger groups of people.
To give you an idea of the options, take a stroll down to the marina, where there are plenty of boards and flyers advertising the different tours on offer. To find out more, you can also talk to the tour operators – most are able to communicate in several languages – Spanish, English and German are widely spoken.
To give you a flavour, we have summarised some of the different types of boat trips and excursions on offer from Puerto Pollensa. However, similar trips can also be found around the rest of the island.
If you are an early riser, a sunrise tour might be for you. Watching the sun come up over the sea can be an unforgettable spectacle and is definitely worth getting up for. As an additional bonus, you will often get to see dolphins in their natural habitat, as many of the boats take you to those spots where you are most likely to encounter these fascinating animals. These tours often include breakfast.
If you have plenty of time to spare and love the idea of spending a whole day out on the water, this may be a good option for you. Relax on deck of a sailing boat or catamaran with a refreshing drink in hand. Enjoy the cooling sea breeze and admire the beautiful views of the coast and the Tramuntana mountain range.
The boat may anchor for lunch and there is usually time for swimming and sometimes fishing. You may also be able to explore some secluded coves and beaches, many of which are difficult to access by car.
A lot of the boat excursions offer an opportunity to do some snorkelling and there are plenty of sheltered and tranquil little bays with crystal clear water, which are ideally suited for this activity.
For the divers amongst you, there are also several dive centres in the area, which offer different trips for divers of all levels; from easier, shallow dives for the less experienced to more challenging excursions for the expert diver. If you are not a certified diver but would like to give it a go, you can book a trial dive or even enrol on a dive course.
If you are after romance and relaxation, a sunset tour is a must. In addition to the unforgettable experience of watching the sunset out at sea, you will usually be offered snacks, tapas, cold drinks or wine and cava.
If you don’t want to commit to an entire day out at sea, there are plenty of shorter outings to choose from. You can book relaxing half day trips on a catamaran or sailing boat or take the ferry to Formentor beach. The following options may also be of interest:
Glass Bottom Boat
If you fancy exploring the underwater world and its marine life without getting wet, a trip on a glass bottom boat might be for you. These trips usually take around 2 to 3 hours and may include the opportunity for some snorkelling, in case you do want to get a little closer to the action, after all.
Speed boat trips
For the thrill-seekers amongst you, a ride on a speed boat is recommended. The boats whizz across the sea at roughly 80 km/h; trips usually last around one hour and depart several times a day.
Jet ski hire
Jet skis can be hired either alone or in pairs and a boating license is not required for this. Different options are available, from a short jet ski ride out at sea, for those who may simply want to get a feel for it, to slightly longer guided excursions, with the opportunity to explore secluded bays and beaches along the way.
If you fancy admiring the coastline from above the water, then why not have a go at Parasailing? You can do this on your own or in a group, with no previous experience needed.
Banana boat riding
This can be a fun way to cool down on a hot day! There are various different inflatables to choose from and the activity can range in duration from around 10 minutes up to 1 hour.