You decided for a holiday in Ibiza and now you want to go sailing in a relaxed way? Here you will find the most important information about sailing on Ibiza. Let yourself be inspired and choose the tour and boat that suits you best. Explore the coast of Ibiza with a rented catamaran and refresh yourself with a swim in the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea.
What is a catamaran?
A catamaran is a ship that has two hulls connected by a deck. This has three advantages: Firstly, the surface is wider than a normal ship of the same length and secondly, a catamaran is more stable because it has two hulls. Because the catamaran has no keel, it is much faster on the water.
In general there are two types of catamarans: motor catamarans which are used for ferry trips and sailing catamarans which are used for romantic sailing trips and water sports.
What is special about catamaran sailing in Ibiza?
The special thing about sailing catamarans is that they are lighter and faster than other sailing vessels. Catamarans can also be slanted so that one of the two hulls is above the water surface. However, inexperienced sailors are not advised to do so, because if you have capsized once with a catamaran, only a crane can help you to bring the boat back into its original position.
If you want to make a sailing trip over several days, it is advisable to take a catamaran of about ten meters in length, because you have more space to live in because of the two hulls.
Motor catamarans are usually used on ferry trips. A motor catamaran with about 200 seats can travel up to 80 km/h. A remarkable speed for a ship of this size. With a motor catamaran you can visit neighbouring islands like Menorca or Mallorca in a flash.
How safe is catamaran sailing?
In general, catamaraning is a very safe way to travel. However, with a sailing catamaran you can capsize while trying to moor in a small narrow harbour. A capsized catamaran can only be brought back into its correct position with the help of an external crane. But since there is at least one crane in almost every port, you don't need to worry. And if you have rented a sailing catamaran with a skipper, you don't need to worry, because every skipper knows his boat inside out and knows how to handle the boat and the waters.
Where can I rent a catamaran in Ibiza?
You can rent a catamaran on Ibiza generally in any medium-sized harbour. If you have a catamaran sailing licence, you can rent a catamaran exclusively for yourself and your loved ones. However, if you would like to be driven around in a relaxed manner, then bring a skipper on board. He will also be able to tell you a lot about the coast of Ibiza. A catamaran with skipper is also ideal for those who do not have a sailing license.
Where can I sail a catamaran on Ibiza?
You can sail a catamaran around the whole island if you have the time. You can start in any medium or large harbour in Ibiza. Discover beautiful natural beaches and hidden coves that can only be reached from the water. For example, anchor in such a bay and swim ashore. There you can sunbathe undisturbed, because in all probability you will be alone there.
Catamaran sailing is also possible in another way:
Experience an entertaining and exciting party boat tour on the Mediterranean. You start at the port of Ibiza. During the six-hour party tour you will be entertained with music from a DJ. Drinks are available all you can drink, food and various water sports activities are included, as well as a one-hour stay on the island of Formentera. The sunset over the sea makes for a special moment.
What is included in the price?
The price includes time on the catamaran, swimming stops, travel insurance and sometimes transport from the hotel to the boat. Meals are usually only available on board for full day trips.
Catamaran Tip: Ask when booking if a transfer from your accommodation to the harbour is possible. Often a pick up is offered free of charge. If a transfer is included in the price you can find out with the individual offers on our website www.sunbonoo.com. Alternatively you can book a personal transfer service.
sunbonoo wishes you a wonderful catamaran trip in Ibiza!