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Balearic Islands

This Spanish archipelago promises incredible scenery, eye-catching architecture, and adventures galore.

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

1. 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. 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: Beach Hopping Cruise w/ Paddleboard, Snacks, & Drinks

2. Ibiza: Beach Hopping Cruise w/ Paddleboard, Snacks, & Drinks

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 up to 4 refreshing beverages. 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. During your adventure, sip on up to 4 drinks, including beer, soft drinks, and sangria. 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.

Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

3. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to La Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca and explore its breathtaking interior. Admire the blend of architecture with contributions from Antoni Gaudí and Miquel Barceló. Started during the reign of Jaime II, the magnificent sandstone monument is a work of ecclesiastical art. It comprises of 3 naves, including the main nave that houses the Trinidad Chapel where the remains of the kings Jaime II and Jaime III can be found. Admire highlights of the façade, such as the imposing columns of the main door and the sculptures by Guillermo Sagrera on the south-facing Portal del Mirador. Discover additions made by the architect Antoni Gaudí in the early 20th century, along with works by the artist Miquel Barceló in the Santísimo Chapel.

Ibiza: Cruise to Formentera with Open Bar and Buffet Lunch

4. Ibiza: Cruise to Formentera with Open Bar and Buffet Lunch

Discover the majestic cliffs on the west coast of Formentera on this cruise from Ibiza. Relax with drinks like sangria, beer, soft drinks, and water from the well-stocked open bar. Snorkel with high-quality equipment at two beach stops along the way.  Choose from one of two centrally-located dock pickup and drop-off points in Ibiza. Hop aboard a spacious and comfortable boat and feel the wind in your hair as you set sail toward Formentera.  Sail along the cliffs of the west coast of Formentera to Cap de Barberia, passing a majestic cliff with a lighthouse. After reaching this point, return to Cala Saona and drop anchor.  Dive into the crystal clear waters and enjoy using the snorkeling gear and swimming noodles. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Work up and appetite and sit down to a mouth-watering buffet as you get out of the water. After lunch, continue to the famous Illetas Beach and drop anchor again for some more time to swim through schools of vibrantly-colored fish.  Finally, head to the port town of La Savina for two hours of free time. Take a walk through the quaint port town, see the lighthouse, or relax on the beach. Board the boat to make your way back to your pickup point in Ibiza. 

Menorca: Natural Coves and Beaches Boat Trip & Paella Lunch

5. Menorca: Natural Coves and Beaches Boat Trip & Paella Lunch

Starting at 9:30 AM board a luxorious boat docked at the old port of Ciutadella. At 10 AM set off on your coastal cruise from the old port of Ciutadella to discover the west and south coasts of Menorca. Visit the island's hidden gems and admire the natural beauty of its coves and beaches, both from the sea and on your own during the trip's two lengthy stops. On the first stop at Son Saura at 11 AM enjoy dipping your toes in white sand and beautiful waters for two whole hours. You can also spend some time to take a 15-minute stroll along a rustic stretch of Camí de Cavalls to reach one of Menorca’s most remote and untouched beaches known as Es Talaier. Then, at 1 PM come back on board to enjoy a delicious mediterranean paella paired with a refreshing glass of sangría and orange juice for lunch. Set sail again to marvel at the coves of Macarella and Macarelleta as seen from the sea, and make a 1.5-hour stop for a swim in the crystal waters of Cala Turqueta, the most renowned in the whole island chain. Take the chance to jump straight out of the boat and bring a snorkel kit with you to explore the seabed and marine wildlife in astounding clarity. Finally, take one last look at Menorca's landscape as you make your way back to dock at 5 PM

Magaluf: Pirates Adventure Dinner Show

6. Magaluf: Pirates Adventure Dinner Show

Jump onboard the Hispaniola and take a magical journey through a time when Pirates ruled the Seven Seas.  Escape for an evening of jaw-dropping entertainment complete with a real buccaneer’s feast of roast chicken, potato wedges, corn-on-the-cob, a bread roll and butter, and an ice cream cup with a vegetarian or vegan option on request. Soft drinks and water, unlimited throughout the night. Lose yourself in the adventure with acrobatics that will amaze, dancers that will dazzle and laughs for all ages. Get in the midst of the action, feel the heat of the fire, hear the sound from the swords, and look up as pirates fly over your head. Choose from four seating categories: Main Deck, Quarter Deck, VIP Captain's Tables or, for the ultimate pirate adventure, chose the VVIP Experience with the Below Decks Backstage Tour. Traverse the trading routes of old and immerse yourself in the scene of many historic battles over rumors of hidden treasures. Hear the story of how Sir Henry Morgan had fought and defeated pirate Jacques Lafitte, leaving his galleon shipwrecked in the Caribbean. Follow Morgan on his quest to defend the treasure and crush Lafitte once and for all. Get to know the historical characters that helped him, such as Sir Francis Drake, the noblest of pirates; Blackbeard, the most notorious pirate; Barbarossa, King of the Mediterranean Seas; and Captain Scarlet.

Magaluf: Adults Only Entry Ticket for Gringo's Bingo Night

7. Magaluf: Adults Only Entry Ticket for Gringo's Bingo Night

Feel the rush of playing for fun prizes with this ticket to Gringo's Bingo Night in the Pirates Theatre in Magaluf. Soak up the party atmosphere and purchase a tasty drink from the bar. Play two rounds of bingo each night, with three ways to win in each round, and a minimum of 6 prizes on offer. Choose from standard seating that is no more than 15 meters from the stage, premium seats that are closer to the stage, or VIP seats which are close to the action and include skip-the-line access all night long. All seats include a bingo booklet and a pen.  Get the first prize for one line, so the first person to get all the numbers in one horizontal line wins the first prize. The second prize is for two lines, so the first person with two lines and to shout Bingo will win the prize. These two lines must be within the same house and must be horizontal. Win the third prize for a full house. Successful Bingo callers will have their card checked by Gringo’s assistant and if the numbers are correct, you win the prize. In the event that more than one player calls Bingo, the winners must compete for the prize on stage, and that is where the fun begins.

Alcudia: North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Meal

8. Alcudia: North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Meal

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 either a lunch or a dinner of barbecued meat, pasta salad, bread, and fruit aboard your catamaran. Then, sail back towards Port d'Alcudia and enjoy a last stop for a swim before you reach the port.  

Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

9. Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

Journey to a world of crystalline caverns with tickets to Hams' Caves in Porto Cristo, Mallorca. Discover the mystical chambers of the caves and marvel at their magnificent stalactite formations. Experience the natural acoustics during a classical concert on the Sea of Venice, an underground lake. Witness the caves' peculiar fish-hook-shaped formations. Explore the 3 main caves, starting with the round cave. Step into its botanical garden with many species of free-flying birds that are native to the island. Experience its special micro-climate that promotes its distinct vegetation. Enter the blue cave to watch the educational documentary, Discovering the Past, presented with blue lighting using cutting-edge LED technology. Learn about the history of Mallorca, its first inhabitants, the formation of the Hams' Caves, and their discovery. 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.  See the 12 galleries of the main cave. On the underground lake of the Sea of Venice, enjoy a musical show inspired by the Carnival of Venice with laser lights projected onto the walls of Hams' Caves accompanied by Mozart music.

Ibiza: Snorkeling and SUP Paddle, Beach and Cave Cruise

10. Ibiza: Snorkeling and SUP Paddle, Beach and Cave Cruise

This amazing boat trip around Ibiza combines fun and relaxation. This cruise takes you to explore many beautiful beaches and small islands, caves, reefs, historical landmarks, and natural reserves along Ibiza’s coast. When the tour stops at each site, you are encouraged to enjoy the clear waters and snorkel to discover the Spanish reefs. There are 2 stops and you have 40 minutes at each stop to snorkel.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 34,185 reviews

Amazing experience from the get go! would recommend this to anyone in Ibiza wanting to have a go at paddle boarding/ snorkelling or just chilling on the water in the boat. Amazing selection of drinks included as well.

Michael was a knowledgeable guide who knows Mallorca and its history extremely well. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, as well as the tapas lunch in Port de Soller which was included in the tour price.

Great experience. The host - Patricia was excellent. If you seat at the nets, be ready to get fully wet :)

Nice boat tour, great music, great food and amazing atmosphere!

Brilliant! Well worth the early start! Highly recommend!