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Palma de Mallorca

Dive into island life in the Balearic capital and explore the charm of the medieval city center.

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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.

Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

2. 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.

Palma Bay: Catamaran Cruise

3. Palma Bay: Catamaran Cruise

Embark on a cruise on a modern sailing catamaran through beautiful Palma Bay. Spend a few hours relaxing on the boat, and take time to go swimming and try snorkeling. Depart from the Arenal Nautical Club and sail towards Cap Enderrocat and Cala Vella, which are protected environmental areas. Feel at ease with the relaxed atmosphere throughout the cruise. Drop anchor at a beautiful location and enjoy 90-minutes for swimming or sunbathing. You can also do some snorkeling with the equipment provided.  If selected, enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ with pasta salad and local bread on board. You will also receive one drink of water, beer, or sangria to sip while you savour your food.

Mallorca: Catamaran Cruise to Malgrats and Isla del Toro

4. Mallorca: Catamaran Cruise to Malgrats and Isla del Toro

Enjoy a relaxing cruise from Mallorca to the Malgrat island marine reserve and Isla del Toro. Choose to leave from Paguera, Santa Ponsa, Playa de Palma, Arenal, or Can Pastilla. Get access to two bars on a spacious catamaran with an underwater vision deck.  Board the catamaran at your meeting point in Paguera,  Playa de Palma, Arenal, or Can Pastilla, or Santa Ponsa. Sunbathe on deck as you make your way to the protected waters of the Malgrat island marine reserve. Anchor in a beautiful bay where you can take a refreshing swim. Have the option to stay dry onboard and purchase delicious drinks and snacks from one of the two bars or work on your tan on the upper deck. Venture below deck view the seabed from the family-friendly underwater vision deck.  Continue to the waters of the Isla del Toro island where you can continue to explore underwater landscapes. Search for marine life like stingrays, octopuses, and over 400 species of stunning fish. Return to your meeting point in Paguera or Santa Ponsa at the end of your tour. 

Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

5. Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

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.

Palma de Mallorca: Daytime Boat Party with Live DJ

6. Palma de Mallorca: Daytime Boat Party with Live DJ

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.

Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

7. Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

Embark on this Palma Bay sunset cruise. Enjoy this tour that includes a dance floor, live DJ, and 2 cold drinks per person. Meet other people as you dance and sing the golden hour away. Start in the heart of Palma on the promenade. Look out at the views of the Port of Palma with the Tramuntana Mountain range in the background before hopping on board the boat. Set sail around the bay as the DJ plays upbeat summer songs to get you on your feet. During the evening, enjoy access to the boat’s bar, with two drinks included in the price.  Capture memories and photos with the stunning Mediterranean sunset behind you in this unique atmosphere. Return to port after a fun evening 2.5-hours later.

Mallorca: Admission Tickets for Aqualand el Arenal

8. Mallorca: Admission Tickets for Aqualand el Arenal

Experience the exhilarating thrills of Aqualand El Arenal, the largest water park in Mallorca. With breathtaking waterslides, relaxing swimming pools and rides specially created for kids, Aqualand is the perfect water park for the entire family. Get your adrenaline rush on the Rapids, Tsunami, King Cobra and the Fórmula Race. Chill out in the Jacuzzi or enjoy the sun while your kids have fun in their own water playgrounds, such as Dragonland and Polynesia. The latest generation of water attractions can be found at Aqualand El Arenal. This adventure is perfect for lovers of speed, fun and adrenaline assured.

El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour

9. El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour

Explore the beautiful Bay of Palma on a boat tour. Relax on a modern vessel, equipped with a swimming mat, floats, a high-quality sound system, and bar service. Enjoy stops for swimming in crystal-clear waters of the nature reserve. Explore the underwater world using snorkeling equipment provided. Admire the views of the southern coastline of Mallorca. See the cityscape of Palma in the distance, and the many beaches dotted along the coast.

Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride from the South

10. Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride from the South

Discover Mallorca in a variety of ways on this day trip from the south. Be picked up in a comfortable and air-conditioned bus, take the famous Tren de Soller tram, and enjoy a boat trip to La Calobra Cove. Enjoy pickup from your hotel anywhere in Arenal, Can Pastilla, Palma, Costa den Blanes, Cala Major, Portals, Palmanova, Magalluf, Santa Ponsa, Paguera, or Camp de Mar. Take a ride on the island's legendary wooden electrical train. This is the perfect vantage point to admire the most beautiful landscapes in the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue with a boat trip to La Calobra Cove. Stop for lunch, and enjoy some time at your leisure. You'll also visit the Torrent de Pareis, a narrow mouth of a torrent between two cliffs. 

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What people are saying about Palma de Mallorca

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 18,453 reviews

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.

What a great day! From start to finish our guide Tolo and driver Jose were absolutely fabulous. The bus, train and boat rides were amazing. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Mallorca.

fantastic tour, David the guide was very informative and took great care of us. We were first time segway users.

Highly recommended all excellent all around from crew food drinks and sailing

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