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Marbella: Catamaran Tour with Dolphin Watching

1. Marbella: Catamaran Tour with Dolphin Watching

Enjoy a trip aboard the Daria, a catamaran with all the modern comforts, on which you will get to spend a wonderful day. Relax in luxury spaces aboard the boat, choose from a 2 or 3-hour cruise, and enjoy drinks and snacks as you sail. During your cruise, you will have opportunities to enjoy water sports such as paddle surfing, kayaking, and even fishing if you wish. As you sail, your skipper will try to find dolphins. Snacks and drinks such as beer, water, and soft drinks will also be available during the cruise. The professional crew will make sure you see the best of Marbella from the water, all the while having as much fun as possible. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos, which will be available after the cruise for download as you explore the coast aboard a luxury catamaran.

From Marbella: Canyoning in Guadalmina

2. From Marbella: Canyoning in Guadalmina

Experience the Costa del Sol from an adrenaline-pumping perspective on a canyoning adventure in the province of Malaga. The Guadalmina canyon is the perfect place to (literally) dip your toes into the world of canyoning. After getting picked up in Marbella, head to the canyon, where a range of waterfalls, breathtaking landscapes, and narrow halls await you. Go for a swim in the canyon's crystal-clear waters or feel the fresh spray of water from the refreshing waterfalls. During your canyoning experience, you will experience jumps of up to 7 meters high and rappels of up to 12 meters in height. At the end of the activity, get dropped off back at the meeting point in Marbella.

Marbella: Costa del Sol Private Sailing Cruise with Drinks

3. Marbella: Costa del Sol Private Sailing Cruise with Drinks

Sit back and relax on a sailboat cruise from Marbella. See the Costa del Sol from the water and marvel at the vibrant marine wildlife in this area. Onboard, enjoy soft drinks, beer, wine or cava, and tuck into tasty snacks. Have fun standup paddle boarding, snorkeling, and swimming. Choose from tour option that last from 2-8 hours. Head out to sea and keep a lookout for the dolphins that frequent these waters. There are two species of dolphins that permanently inhabit these waters, the common dolphin and bottlenose dolphins. Keep an eye out for other creatures that frequent the Strait of Gibraltar, including Atlantic bluefin tuna, Ocean sunfish, and sea turtles. Once you spot some of these marine animals, dive into the water to swim near them or stay on the sailboat to sail alongside them for a while.  Jump into the cool waters for a refreshing dip or use the standup paddle board and the snorkeling equipment. Listen to music from Bluetooth speakers as you sail. Get help from the captain and crew during your seafaring adventure. Return to the Marina in Marbella at the end of your tour. 

From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

4. From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

The Angosturas Gorge, situated in the municipality of Benahavis and very close to Marbella, is the ideal canyon for your initiation to this exciting sport. In wonderful natural surroundings, you will learn the basic progression techniques for canyoning accessible to all, and more demanding techniques for those who already have previous experience. For those who wish to, enjoy jumps from different heights into a deep water reservoir in an idyllic location surrounded by mountains. This canyon has 2 jumps at 5 meters, 3 jumps at 4 meters, and an abseiling of 5 meters. Those who still don't feel daring enough for the jumps will be able to opt for a fun toboggan. As you go, the gorge will narrow, showing you a landscape you could never have imagined. Don't miss this incredible experience that you'll want to bring back home!

Marbella: E-Mountain Bike Tour with Wine

5. Marbella: E-Mountain Bike Tour with Wine

Your professional guides will provide full instructions on the use of your EMTB, before taking you along ancient mountain trails and up hills you never thought possible on a bike. Your top of the range E-MTB will climb the mountain trails to traditional villages.  Then embark on an exhilarating downhill cycle back to the iconic Marbella to finish your tour in a selected local bar for wine and tasty tapas. Here you will enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine and some great wine with your guide and companions, after this riveting and exhilirating adventure.

Marbella: E-Mountain Bike Explorer Tour

6. Marbella: E-Mountain Bike Explorer Tour

If you have ever dreamt of exploring the mountains and White Villages of Spain by bike, but know your legs are not quite up to the job, then Electric Mountain Bikes are just right for you! On your tour, you will go on an adventure through the foothills of the Sierra Blanca using little effort thanks to the help of your bikes. You will receive full instruction from your professional guide on how to use your EMTB, so that you can safely enjoy the beauty of the mountains and see places only the fittest and strongest cyclists could reach before. Your professional guides will take you along traditional trails to visit unspoiled white villages, like Istan, where you can enjoy a quick drink and experience the traditional Andalusian way of life. Then, back on the bikes, you will discover the beauty of the Mediterranean forest and enjoy spectacular views back down to Marbella, Puerto Banus and the Mediterranean below.

Marbella Puerto Banús: Costa del Sol Sharing Sailing Cruise.

7. Marbella Puerto Banús: Costa del Sol Sharing Sailing Cruise.

Sit back and relax on a sailboat cruise from Marbella. See the Costa del Sol from the water and marvel at the vibrant marine wildlife in this area. Onboard, enjoy soft drinks, beer, wine or cava, and tuck into tasty snacks. Have fun standup paddle boarding, snorkeling, and swimming. Head out to sea and keep a lookout for dolphins that frequent these waters. There are two species of dolphins that permanently inhabit these waters: the common and the bottlenose dolphins. Stay aware to other species that pass sporadically on their migrations to the Strait of Gibraltar, including Atlantic bluefin tuna, Ocean sunfish, and sea turtles. Once you spot some of these marine animals, dive into the water to swim near them or stay on the sailboat to sail alongside them for a while. Jump into the cool waters for a refreshing dip or use the standup paddle board and snorkel equipment available.

From Marbella: Guided Bicycle Tour to Puerto Banús

8. From Marbella: Guided Bicycle Tour to Puerto Banús

During the bicycle tour of Marbella with a private guide, discover the fascinating coastal landscape and enjoy a Marbella to Puerto Banús excursion with a guide under the Andalusian sun. This tour will lead you through beautiful parks, following the impressive promenade, the luxurious marina, and goes through the historic center of Marbella. You will also have the time for a short break to take pictures or to have a coffee. If you would like to use the bike tour as a sporting activity, a fitness expert will coordinate the program for you. Mountain and city bikes are available and are regularly maintained.

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4.5 / 5

based on 198 reviews

Great trip. Beautiful scenery, good instructors and hire equipment felt good quality. Groups weren't too large and we didn't feel rushed. First time canyoning - would do it again.

Extremely knowledgeable guides, who also had excellent hosting skills. The trip was both fun and relaxing, and we felt very safe.

Juan was an amazing guide we had so much fun, this was my second time doing this activity

Very interesting, enjoyable terrain and views Freddie our guide was excellent

Very relaxing. Skipper was great and plenty of cold beers in the fridge.